Y natural Skincare has been providing individuals with a discerning eye for luxury, authenticity and results with high-end products that do not cost the world since 2005.

Founded on the belief that you can have beautiful and luxurious beauty products without having a detrimental effect on the world around us, Y natural started as a conversation between three like-minded women.

The women barely knew each other came from vastly different worlds, however, they all shared one thing in common and that was a desire to change the world and the somewhat rigid standards of the beauty industry.

With aspirations to take Y natural global while still harbouring the core values of science and innovation, 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 an insatiable curiosity and strong thirst for knowledge, Barbara has obtained 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 which nurtured her passion for international politics and current affairs.

A woman who has worn many hats throughout her life, Barbara’s resume includes roles in mathematics, technology, innovation and commercialisation. Barbara has even taught German Braille, was the editor of South Australia’s Porsche Magazine and even dabbled in a little stand-up comedy.

A positive force for change, Barbara is resilient, passionate and determined to make a difference in our world, something she strives to do every day with Y natural.