WELCOME TO LARISSA BRIGHT AUSTRALIA
Proudly 100% Australian owned and made, certified cruelty free, vegan and natural
Larissa has been formulating natural skincare since 1998, when her first range of 100% Australian made vegan skincare products were released. For over 25 years Larissa has been formulating products specifically for the Australian climate. She continues to draw on the beauty and purity of nature to create a luxury body and skincare collection.
She uses a delicate harmony of aromatherapy, apothecary and a modern scientific approach to formulate creams, cosmetics, balms and treatments that enrich and rejuvenate your body and soul. Her plant-derived skin and body care range combines the freshest natural herbs, botanicals and plant extracts that Mother Nature has to offer with essential oils to create products that are nourishing, highly effective and gentle on the skin. Her range also includes natural mineral makeup, handmade soaps, aromatherapy essential oils, and a baby range she designed especially for her children when they were babies.
Her focus on high product quality have ensured her success in the field of business, and delivered many business awards from around Australia; including Emerging Exporter of the Year Queensland, ,Australian Institute of Management Award for Innovation and Businesswoman of the Year (Townsville, North Queensland).
Larissa has also been an invited Board Member on Australia’s Queensland Government Small Business Advisory Board and the Queensland Government Export Advisory Board.
In March 2021 Larissa relocated from North Queensland to Maleny to be closer to her 2 children who are studying in the region.
Her Maleny shop can be found at 2/45 Maple Street Maleny.
Larissa is also extremely passionate about reducing the incidence of skin cancer and fatalities associated with it. Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world - with 2 out of 3 Australians being diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. In 2012 she founded biotechnology company Coral Sunscreen (www.coralsunscreen.org )
Larissa works with the CSIRO Bio-medical division to create world first UV and visible light protection inspired by Great Barrier Reef corals ability to protect themselves from some of the harshest UV rays in the world at low tide. Of course, our scientific team does not harvest or collect the coral to make the sunscreen - we have duplicated their UV protection ability scientifically. Larissa is 100% dedicated to bring this potentially lifesaving technology to the world. You can watch a short video about the science here: