Y natural has been providing those with a discerning eye for luxury, authenticity and results with high end, 100% natural and cruelty-free skincare that doesn’t cost the world since 2005. 


Founded on the belief that you could have beautiful and luxurious beauty products without having an impact on the world around us, Y natural started as a conversation between three like-minded women who barely knew each other but that all shared a dream of wanting to change the world.  


With aspirations to take Y global whilst still harbouring the core values of science and innovation that the brand established at the very beginning, co-founder Barbara Gare has been at the helm of Y natural since 2012 


A scientist, entrepreneur and passionate environmentalist, Barbara has an MBA from the then-Adelaide Graduate School of Business-which she undertook as the winner of the prestigious Guy Lloyd Scholarship. With a strong thirst for knowledge, Barbara has a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Adelaide where she majored in Geology, Zoology, Botany and Genetics as well as honours in the area of paleo-climatology. Barbara also studied towards a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on Chinese, German, Spanish, Philosophy and International studies.  


A woman of many hats, having had roles in everything from mathematics and technology to innovation and commercialisation. Barbara has even taught German braille, was the editor of Porsche’s South Australian magazine and has even dabbled in a little stand-up comedy  


A positive force for change, Barbara is resilient, insatiably curious and determined to make a difference in our worldsomething she plans to do with Y natural.