Emma Lewisham Announces its 100% Natural, High-Performing Illuminating Cleansing Range

Be it favour for her considered ingredient approach, a movement to buy local in a challenging year for the economy, or just the fact her products actually really work, there’s little doubt Kiwi Emma Lewisham’s eponymous skincare brand has been a smash hit in the little over a year since launch.

We have an inkling it’s a combination of all three, and with two new additions landing this week, it’s likely her reputation for effective luxury skincare will be solidified even more. 

A desire to round out a worthwhile skincare routine pushed Lewisham to add a cleanser and an exfoliating treatment to her stable which already contains a lauded hyperpigmentation serum as well as SPF, a night oil and a night cream. 

“Proper cleansing and exfoliation slows down ageing, enables the following skincare products to penetrate the epidermis effectively, and lays the building blocks for strong overall skin health,” points out Lewisham.

Formulating her oil cleanser – a winner for removing makeup and spf – with flower extracts  including Bulgarian lavender, neroli absolute and rose absolute as well as pollution-vanquishing Vitamin E, means it’s designed to brighten and gently encourage cell turnover while ensuring skin is left hydrated and soft – not stripped – when it’s rinsed easily away with water.

Tackling a physical exfoliant is a rarity these days post microbead ban, with plenty of brands preferring to go the AHA route to skin refreshing and resurfacing, but a Lewisham says she’s gone one better – combining the most effective AHA’s including Lactic Acid from maize and BHA from Willow Bark, with an environmentally friendly, round-shaped jojoba beads. We can attest the soft, cushy nature of the particles is unlike any harsh, scratchy scrub we’ve ever tried, the combination perfect for using a couple of times a week after cleansing to reveal bright, clear skin. Added Pentavitin helps skin retain hydration long afterwards too. 

“I’ve wanted to release a truly efficacious, but 100% natural, cleansing range that was true to our brand’s core for many years, explains Lewisham. “I believe cleansing is often a second thought. People don’t place enough importance on cleansing properly and exfoliating. It’s the underdog of the skincare industry, and I’ve set out to change this.”

The new products are also refillable and recyclable through the Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle program.

* Emma Lewisham Illuminating Oil Cleanser with Quadruple Flower Enzymes, Papaya & Chia, $77

* Emma Lewisham Illuminating Exfoliant: with AHA/BHA & 24 hour hydration, $83

Available from and selected retailers.

Gorgeous Midi Dresses for Your Summer Wardrobe

From laid-back day dresses to bold evening looks, these are the midi dresses we’re coveting this summer. 

Zimmermann’s Lovestruck Garland Midi is a showstopping look, made with luxurious silk blend, with a delightful self-tie back and flower applique to compliment the neckline.

If you prefer the minimal chic look, Aje’s Concept Dress is the perfect midi to usher you into summer. The deep-green Bonsai tone is a fresh and modern take on the spring palette, with the one-shoulder voluminous sleeve adding a touch of glamour.

Embrace the spirit of springtime with Trelise Cooper’s Long Weekend Dress (below left), featuring charming botanical embroidered fabric and a relaxed maxi silhouette.

With its multi-coloured floral details and ruffled hem, the Zara Printed Dress (below centre) is a beautifully-versatile midi dress to take you from spring to summer.


Fusing Autumnal tones with spring patterns, Johanna Ortiz’s Vida Mia Floral-print Crepe Dress (above right) is a must-have in your spring wardrobe, paired with a beige boot or chunky heel for an effortlessly cool spring look.


Cecilie Copenhagen’s Tricia Dress is the perfect staple for your summer wardrobe, with its lush green print and soft, lightweight fabric.