Here at Retreat Yourself HQ, we are so incredibly passionate about finding and discovering Australian & NZ-owned brands and products. And not only are featured brands locally owned, they are all striving to do better - whether that be the the ingredients they use, the way they give back, or how they manage the manufacturing of their products.
Our limited edition, special release Mens Box is no different - it's jam packed full of incredible brands and products that we feel are so worthy to be discovered and celebrated.
Read on to find out all about the brands featuring in our Mens Box.
Black Leopard Skincare 2 In 1 Shave Gel & Cleanser | $12.99
blackleopardskincare.com | @blackleopard_skincare
Brand bio: Created by men, for men. Black Leopard Skincare is proudly made in the land down under, with the standards, values, and lifestyle that comes with it. A skincare range suitable for all men, all skin types, all ages, and stages. Made with ingredients that are naturally derived and scientifically proven. So they won’t harm your skin or the earth. And just like you, they’re active. Which means they actually work.
Product bio: Black Leopard 2 in 1 Shave Gel Cleanser will help your razor glide over your skin with ease whilst active ingredients like Witch Hazel, Lavender Oil and Tea Tree Oil help to repair the damage done, ensuring the skin is bacteria-free.
Product how-to: Apply a small amount onto your hands and massage onto a wet face. Use daily, and on days you want a clean shave, shave it off rather than wash it off. Tip: If you have a thick beard, trim it down to as low as possible before you shave with your razor. It will help cause less irritation.
All natural | Vegan | No animal testing | Artificial fragrance-free | Paraben free
Key stockists: Priceline, blackleopardskincare.com.
Sundae Coconut Cream Whipped Shower Foam with Kakadu Plum & Finger Lime | $20.00
sundaebody.com | @sundaebody
Brand bio: Body care, but make it fun. Because life’s too short to go through the motions. Sundae Body exists because they were tired of body care feeling like a ‘have to’ instead of a ‘really want to’. Sundae are here to whip your everyday body care routine into a joyful activity that makes you smile, feel good and savour the moment. Why? Well, they think every day should feel like a Sundae.
Product bio: Time for that vacay? Come out of your shell and go coconuts with this luxurious body wash. Paradise is only a shower away! Coconut Cream will give your skin the tropical indulgence it has been longing for, without the jet lag!
- Get wet - you expected that one.
- Sundae is best served upside down, so give it a good shake, turn your bottle upside down, and spray a dollop into the palm of your hand.
- Lather up with your flavour of choice - we recommend stepping out from under the water for this one.
- Once we’ve got you covered, jump back under the water and rinse.
- Admire your silky smooth skin.
Vegan | No animal testing | Paraben free
Key stockists: Priceline, Woolworths, sundaebody.com.
Kings Domain Melbourne Crafting Clay | $15.95
Brand bio: Kings Domain Melbourne are an affordable, Australian-owned, salon-quality men’s brand with products that look great, smell good, and do what they claim to. Free from too much noise and too many promises, they keep things simple, shoppable and intuitive. Tall, dark and handsome haircare on the shelves of your local supermarket sounds good, right? Kings Domain Mebourne thought so too.
Product bio: Maximum hold, matte texturising clay.
Product how-to: Work product in the palm of hands, distribute from roots to ends in dry or towel dried hair.
Vegan | No animal testing | Paraben free
Key stockist: Coles.
COMA Organics Sleep Assistant | $32.95
comaorganics.com.au | @coma.organics
Brand bio: All COMA Organics products are designed to nourish the mind, body, skin and soul. COMA Organics formulate their products with the profound understanding that the skin and mind are intimately connected. Their highly effective Remedies are infused into their organic skincare and deliver an effective and natural way of emotional healing. Take a moment out of your busy day and experience a true difference with COMA Organics products.
Product bio: Worrying about our daily life or certain issues can trouble us to the point where it interferes with our rest and sleep. It is common that if your mind is overactive you don't get the necessary sleep you need. Without restful sleep, we end up low in energy and can become confused, irritated, moody and frustrated. The 'Sleep Assistant' remedy helps break the cycle of sleeplessness by easing the mind, calming the emotions, and encouraging a peaceful sleep. Achieving a restful sleep will help create a positive pattern that helps form clarity in your daily life.
Product how-to: Take undiluted, 9 drops - 30 minutes, 15 minutes and before bedtime, under the tongue.
All natural | Organic | Vegan | No animal testing | Gluten-free | Dairy free | Artificial fragrance-free | Paraben free
Key stockist: comaorganics.com.au.
Hey Bud Skincare
Either 10% Niacinamide + Hemp Serum, or Overnight Moisturiser, or Face Oil, or Clay Mask | between $45-$50 each
heybudskincare.com | @heybudskincare
Brand bio: Hey Bud Skincare like to keep it simple. Hemp-powered skincare, combined with actives and other natural ingredients to solve a few key issues that affect a lot of us. Acne-prone, oily and dry skin is what they specialise in. Specific products to suit your needs.
- Clay Mask: A creamy clay mask with detoxifying properties using Kaolin and Bentonite clay with Green Tea, Goji and Avocado oil to rejuvenate the skin leaving it feeling plump and supple.
- Face Oil: A glowing face oil formulation ideal for plumping and restoring the skin back to a natural elastic and nourished complexion.
- Overnight Moisturiser: A rich and hydrating night moisturiser for healthy and supple skin tone.
- 10% Niacinamide + Hemp Serum: A serum that brightens, enhances and protects the skin against ageing, UV sunlight, free radicals and hyperpigmentation, and is the perfect companion for radiant-looking skin.
- Clay Mask: Apply a generous amount evenly to cleansed skin. Remove with warm water or a warm wet towel after 10-15 minutes.
- Face Oil: Spread a few drops evenly over the face and neck area or add a few drops to your chosen Hey Bud Moisturiser or Serum.
- Overnight Moisturiser: Apply all over face, neck and decolletage for a well hydrated and plumped complexion.
- 10% Niacinamide + Hemp Serum: After cleansing, apply 1 to 2 pumps and massage evenly over the face, neck and decolletage.
Vegan | No animal testing | Artificial fragrance-free | Paraben free
Key stockists: heybudskincare.com - use code RYMENSBOX for 20% off until 31/01/23.
Freshwater Farm Blue Cypress + Juniper Berry Body Bar | $6.00
freshwaterfarm.com.au | @freshwaterfarm_aus
Note: we'd like to mention that during September 2022, Freshwater Farm are partnering with Gotcha4Life to raise awareness around suicide in Australia and improving people’s mental fitness. Their fundraising efforts will be focussed around the Blue Cypress + Juniper Berry Range and the Mandarin + Cedarwood Oil range with 40% of sales going directly to the charity.
Brand bio: Freshwater Farm is a family-owned, Australian brand creating high-quality hair and body care products made with natural and sustainable ingredients, many of which are sourced directly from their farm on the mid-north coast of NSW. From their farm to your skin, Freshwater Farm's range of luxury hair and body care products are made with sustainable ingredients and ethically produced in Australia. Their products are never tested on animals and many of their products are vegan friendly. Freshwater Farm are invested and involved in every aspect of the product from the soil to finished packaging with the same intention. Be natural, be ethical and treat the land with respect.
Product bio: Freshwater Farm's traditional French triple-milled soap bars are made with only the finest ingredients. Each Body Bar is made with Australian Olive Oil and Shea Butter to create a creamy lather that is rich in moisture. Blue Cypress is excellent in helping calm and soothe irritated skin, while Juniper Berry is a natural skin toner. This Body Bar will act as a skin tonic and will help to restore your skin’s natural balance and glow.
Product how-to: Gently massage your body bar onto damp skin until a lather forms, and rinse off. Keep your body bar dry between uses to extend its life.
All natural | Vegan | No animal testing | Artificial fragrance-free | Paraben free
Key stockists: Chemist Warehouse, freshwaterfarm.com.au.
Springhill Farm Chocolate & Hazelnut Boodles ($2.50) OR Blueberry & Lemon Slice with Coconut ($13.95)
springhillfarm.com.au | @springhill_farm
Brand bio: Springhill Farm are all about taste. They always have been, always will be, and with their new range, Springhill Farm think they've nailed it. Their story started over 35 years ago with Fiona's mum baking slice from quality ingredients on the family farm. Over the years many things have changed; what hasn’t is Springhill Farm's commitment to making delicious farmhouse kitchen-inspired treats.
Product bio - Chocolate & Hazelnut Boodles: Springhill Slice keep it light; taking the crispy, natural goodness of seeds and grains, like quinoa, buckwheat, soy and rice crisps and smothering them in smooth, creamy chocolate. And they do it with 50% less sugar (compared to other leading bite-sized chocolate confectionary products), as well as being completely plant-based.
Product bio - Blueberry & Lemon Slice with Coconut: Load up on unconditional love with this dreamy, creamy, lemony slice… Made with zesty lemon, juicy coconut and fresh blueberries, then lovingly topped off with long strips of coconut and whole blueberry pieces, it's like the hug you didn't know you needed. Springhill Farm have LOVED working with Beck Feiner on the design of this inclusive packaging, which has been designed to be a complete picture when placed next to each other. This Slice block is all plant and gluten-free.
Product how-to: Simply open up and enjoy!
All natural | Vegan | No animal testing | Gluten-free | Dairy free
Key stockists: springhillfarm.com.au + various independent health food stores and specialty retailers.
Naked Life Non-Alcoholic Spirits American Cane & Cola or American Malt & Cola | $5.00
nakedlifespirits.com.au | @nakedlifespirits
Brand bio: Naked Life is Australia’s #1 Non-Alcoholic Ready-To-Drink Cocktail Brand which consists of a range of drinks that are crafted with distilled botanicals, sugar-free and very low in calories.
Product bio: The Australian Cane & Cola and the American Malt & Cola are 2 classic drinks that are dark spirit inspired, crafted in a ready-to-drink refreshing format.
Product how-to: The American Malt & Cola and Australian Cane and Cola are best served over ice and with a wedge of lime.
All natural | Gluten-free | Dairy free
Key stockists: Sansdrinks, Woolworths, Coles or nakedlifespirits.com.au. Use code RYMENSBOX for 20% off the entire Naked Life Non-Alcoholic range until 31/01/23, on the Naked Life website.
KOJA Oat Bar | $3.50
koja.com.au | @kojahealth
Brand bio: KOJA was founded by Melbourne’s own Kate Johansson, who created a range of healthy snack bars based on her belief that life is simply more enjoyable with delicious ‘better for you’ snacks. She founded KOJA on the principle that real, unprocessed, and plant-based foods are best and has since created three delicious healthy snack bar ranges to help you make healthy simple.
Product bio: Say hello to the KOJA Oat Bar, one of the newest members to the KOJA healthy snacking family. Made with 100% Australian Oats and other simple (but drool-worthy) ingredients, these bars are sure to become your next go-to healthy snack. The KOJA Oat Bar is 100% plant-based, Australian-made and contains 60% less sugar in comparison to other Natural Oat and Breakfast bars on the market. The Oat Bars provide a natural source of energy to help balance blood sugar levels, keep you satisfied between meals and prevent sporadic cravings throughout the day. Available in 5 flavours, there is something for everyone no matter the occasion or time of day.
All natural | Vegan | No animal testing | Dairy free
Key stockists: koja.com.au, Woolworths.
Naked Life Drinking Chocolates - 2 individual sachets
nakedlife.com.au | @naked_life_beverages
Brand bio: Naked Life is inspired by creating a world where flavour and better-for-you go hand-in-hand without compromise. To achieve this, the brand consists of a wide range of Australia’s best-tasting naturally sweetened drinks that empower you to enhance your life. Naked from artificial colours and flavours, high sugar and calories these drinks are crafted to help you feel, do and be a little better - one sip at a time.
Product bio: Naked Life’s Calm Drinking Chocolate helps you relax, unwind and de-stress all in one. Their blend of natural nootropics will have you cool, chill and calm in no time. These have been paired with indulgent West African cocoa to deliver impact you can feel and a taste you’ll really love. A decadent way to prepare for rest, or just calm the nerves. With magnesium for muscle & mind relaxation, lemon balm to relax and unwind, and passionflower to keep you cool, calm & collected.
- To enjoy it hot: Empty the contents of the sachet into your favourite mug or glass, pour in 150mL of hot (80 C - not boiling) water and stir thoroughly.
- To enjoy it cold: Empty the contents of the sachet into your favourite mug or glass, dissolve with 1 tablespoon (20mL) of hot (80 C) water, top up with 130mL of cold water and stir well. Make it ice cold, adding ice if preferred.
All natural | No animal testing
Key stockists: Woolworths & Coles.
We are so proud to represent and celebrate so many incredible Australian owned brands and products, and hope you love each of these as much as we do!