A date with Australian Creams from G & M Cosmetics

By Hand On The Hip - 4/24/2018

Hello people!

What's the one thing that you subconsciously neglect whenever you travel or move to a different city with climatic conditions you're not used to? For me, it has always been skin care! I grew up in a coastal town and because of the humidity there and the constant sweating, my skin was always well nourished. I always disliked it because my skin seemed too oily and I would try to make it dry by applying talcum powder. Once I moved to Bangalore, I wished I could go back to my humid hometown. Apart from the horrid pollution and the inevitable lifestyle changes that dawns upon anyone in the corporate world, the harsh weather in Bangalore made my skin quite dry and sensitive.

Since then, no matter where I go or what I do, my skin has been a complete mess. From instant tanning to sun burns to patchiness and irritation, my skin has been through so much. About a year ago I decided that it was high time I started looking after my skin. I've come to realize that moisturizing your skin regularly is super important. When I moved to Sydney, I left most of my products behind and my skin never felt drier. I happened to notice G & M Cosmetics' Australian Creams and considering how reasonably priced they were and the fact that they were completely paraben free, I picked up these three creams and have been using them every single day for the past couple of weeks. If you wish to gorge on these beauties, then please do read my review and you will know whether you need these creams or not!

First of all, the packaging of the products over here is mesmerizing. The box in which the products came in was such a delight to open and the recycler in me has also been reusing this box to store my make-up. When the packaging is so classy and the brand has put so much thought into it, you know that the products are going to be worth it!

The box contained three moisturizing creams from G & M Cosmetics. The tubs and the tube in which the creams arrived were quite sturdy and the quantity is quite a bit. I am sure they will last really long considering how irregular I can get with my skin care. Ugggh! I definitely need to fix that in my life. The Australian Creams MK II Gold Cap is only available in pharmacies like Pharmacy 4 Less, Good Price Pharmacy, Wizard Pharmacy and other independent pharmacies. You can also purchase them online at the Online Pharmacy Warehouse. The price is $6.95 for the 250g and $4.95 for 100g tubes. Now that I've used these creams for quite some time, I shall list out the pros and cons of these products.

Avocado Oil Deep Moisturizing Cream with Vitamin E

As the name suggests, this cream contains Avocado and Vitamin E which helps get rid of dryness and gives you that much needed nourishment. Apparently Avocado is full of vitamins and anti-oxidants that help moisturize one's skin while Vitamin E is known to help keep your skin wrinkle free and slow the aging process. It can be applied all over your face and body and is completely non-greasy. I usually apply this after a shower, usually on my arms, legs and face and then do my make-up on top of it.

Lanolin Oil Night Moisturizing Cream with Vitamin E

This cream is quite similar to the Avocado one, except that it helps soothe you while you sleep. I usually have trouble falling asleep and this cream is something that I really needed. Lanolin oil is supposedly used to help your skin recover from dryness, itchiness and flakiness. It helps you get rid of any kind of skin irritations and softens your skin. I really like night creams that are not greasy because I don't wanna dirty my Egyptian cotton sheets :D

Goats Milk and Manuka Honey Moisturizing Cream

Goats Milk is rich in essential proteins, vitamins, amino acids, minerals and lactic acids that soften and rejuvenate your skin and Manuka Honey is a super nourishing natural humectant known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities. This is an excellent moisturizing cream for many skin conditions. I apply this while I am traveling and don't have enough space in my bags to carry big tubs of moisturizers.


  • The creams are all super light on the skin and don't cause any irritation whatsoever!
  • They are very creamy yet non-greasy and don't contain any harmful, toxic chemicals.
  • If you are a big fan of Ponds cold cream, these creams are like the perfect substitute and are better since they are paraben free.
  • They are ridiculously cheap and come is massive tubs/tubes.
  • The creams are rich in Vitamin E and many other nutrients that are beneficial for the skin.
  • I am pretty sure that these creams would suit any skin type.
  • The packaging is bomb!


  • If you like creams with good fragrances, then these are a big no since they are odorless.
  • As such, there is no major difference in my skin except that it feels less dry because it's more of an everyday cream than something that improves or brightens your skin.

I really think these creams are amazing for daily use and can act as a substitute for cold creams or even petroleum jelly. Since they are not all that expensive, I don't think it's a big loss if you invest in these. Do rush to your nearest supermarket and grab one of these! Hurry!

Hand On The Hip

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