Breaking Down The Glory in Glory Oil

If I could only have one skincare product for the rest of my life, it would be our incredible certified organic Glory Oil. I could sing its praises from morning til night. This “heaven” in a bottle is proving it can do ANYTHING. The results speak for themselves.

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The secret is in the ingredients. If I can teach you anything it would be to ALWAYS RESEARCH YOUR INGREDIENTS. Knowing what you put on your skin is so important! Glory Oil is a unique blend of certified organic super seed oils, which are brimming with amazing botanical bioactives to help soothe, calm and reinvigorate your skin.

 

Acne issues? One of the best things about our incredible Glory Oil is that it’s bursting with incredible Omega fatty acids. Nearly every single one of Glory Oil’s 7 ingredients is full of Omegas. Which means it’s anti-inflammatory, helps calm redness and soothe irritated skin. No wonder the reviews from acne sufferers keep flooding in!

 

Mature sensitive skin? No problem! You may have heard how amazing Antioxidants are, but don’t necessarily know what they do. Let me tell you, they are phenomenal! Antioxidants protect your skin by fighting free radicals, which can cause skin damage at a cellular level. They can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, prevent UV damage,  brighten your skin. Certified organic Acai Fruit Oil, Jojoba Oil and Grape Seed Oil are brimming with them.

 

Vitamins? Essential for all skin types! Glory Oil is packed with vitamins A, B, C and E, making it amazing for your skin. Vitamin A helps firm, smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin B helps to soothe dryness and  Vitamin C is an anti-aging and brightening powerhouse. Pumpkin Seed Oil and Chia Seed Oil are the unsung vitamin-packed heroes in Glory Oil. These ingredients are game changers!

 

Scars? Every ingredient inside our Certified Organic Glory Oil contains Vitamin E – and absolute hero for reducing the appearance of scars. It restores your skin at a cellular level and helps to strength your skin “barrier”, which helps reduce the impact of sun damage and other environmental factors. It’s anti-inflammatory, soothing and hydrating – it’s an ESSENTIAL in everyone’s skincare routine.

  

A few drops every night or mixed with our Super fruit Hydrator during the day and you have your glow on! It’s certified organic, soothing, calming, nourishing, non-greasy – Glory Oil is my HERO! You are going to LOVE it. Google the reviews, you will be be blown away by the beautiful stories of incredible transformations on children, mum’s, nan’s, pop’s and dad’s dehydrated skin. In fact it’s the gift we give to everyone. Netball coaches, teachers, birthdays, you name them we give it! Even my husband was on life saver duty and all the guys in his patrol were talking about it. This makes us so excited!

 

Glory Oil is a cult product Aussie product made for you. A radical skin changing oil, because luxury is in our nature!

 

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Scrub That! Why You NEED This Exfoliant…

 

I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t LOVE our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub. This scrub is phenomenal – I constantly have people singing its praises to me! And there’s a few reasons for that…

Our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub (as well as our Super Acai Exfoliator) is a plant based oil exfoliant. Most mainstream physical exfoliants are cream-based… and the difference is OBVIOUS!

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Cream exfoliators tend sit on top of your skin without any sort of nourishment. You skin doesn’t feel clean or nurtured. Our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub is different. Unlike many cream-based exfoliants, it doesn’t use synthetic or harsh ingredients, which can irritate the skin. It’s oil-based, so it absorbs into your skin and treating it at a cellular level. The combination of Macadamia Oil and Coconut Oil help soothe and hydrate, while the Himalayan Pink Salt gives a boost of amazing minerals. Use it on dry skin for the best results.

There’s been a lot of people talking about how mechanical or physical exfoliants can damage your skin. But after speaking with my amazing organic chemist, the problem is more with WHAT’S exfoliating your skin rather than exfoliant itself. Our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub uses natural Pink Himalayan Salt. It’s highly anti-bacterial and helps hydrate your skin. Other physical exfoliants use microbeads, which pollute our environment. Some even use Walnut shell which can, if not small enough, be abrasive and cause skin irritation. The best thing about our exfoliating scrubs is it can also be made as intense or gentle as you like – just mix some water in with it or wet your skin first.

Mechanical exfoliants can sometimes get pushed to the side in favour of AHA exfoliants. But there’s benefits to both… which is why we offer both! Our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub is perfect for getting rid of that dry, itchy, flaky skin IMMEDIATELY. Natural AHAs, like the certified organic Pineapple in our Super Fruit Toner, work over time, revealing gorgeous glowing skin. The key to healthy skin is to use a combination of the two.

Forget the cream exfoliants and the unnatural crap. Mother Nature always offers a counterpart! Try our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub – you will LOVE it!

Let’s Get Real (and Sustainable!)

 

Eco Tan has always been committed to creating magnificent organic products from Mother Nature without doing harm. We carefully source and work with our suppliers to bring you and the environment cleanest, sustainable ingredients possible.

 

Our products are completely biodegradable. There’s no microbeads or synthetic gunk that could be harming our environment and water ways. All of our ingredients are from ethical and fair-trade sources from Australia and throughout the world. Our Natural Rose Hip Sunscreen for example is also Oxybenzone free, meaning it’s 100% reef safe. Our products will NEVER leave any toxic chemicals on you, our animals or the planet.

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Our goal is to create a cycle where everything can be endlessly recycled, reused or repurposed. Our packaging is already 100% recyclable, which is something we are very proud of. We do choose glass packaging where possible because it can be endlessly recycled. However, glass packaging requires extra packaging to protect it and it’s heavy (think fuel from transporting) – everything has a good and bad side. That’s why we research and work with leaders in the field of sustainability.


We are increasing and maximising PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) – there is a really big movement on this. It’s basically materials mainly plastics, consumers have recycled. We all play our part!

 

We are really excited that we are in conversion to making all our tubes with sugar cane pulp, using a solar farm that generates zero emissions. If packaging isn’t earth-friendly, We don’t want it! Recycle. Reuse. Repurpose. THAT’S our mission!

 

There’s no unrecyclable materials used in our shipping and there never will be. Everything is made from recycled paper and other natural elements so it can be recycled. It might look ugly to you, but the Earth thinks it’s beautiful.

 

We are not saying we are environmentally perfect. Our goal is to be carbon neutral. We have hired Environmental professionals to help us achieve this enormous feat. To use one of my favourite sayings “the effort determines the results” and we are determined.

 

Our commitment to you is to ensure our incredible, organic products are for all. I look behind me to my daughters and grandchildren’s future. Let’s not dump future generations with overwhelming environmental issues we thoughtlessly created.

 

Blessings Sonya x

 

When You Suck At Self Care (I’m Guilty But I’m Working On It)

 

I don’t like holidays. I hate massages and relaxing. I always want to push myself and everyone around me forward. Not even two bouts of Glandular Fever slowed me down! I’m a giver. Helping others is my calling! But in following my calling, I usually forget to take care of myself.

 

My reality check was when I spoke to my incredible holistic nutritionist.

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“Sonya, do you pack your kids lunches every day?”

“Of course! I pride myself on them – they’re so healthy.”

“Do you pack yours?”

“No…”

 

I would NEVER send my girls to school without breakfast, yet I couldn’t tell you the last time I sat down and made my own! I can’t walk past someone homeless in the street without doing SOMETHING for them, but I found it really difficult to do something for myself. It was a real awakening for me and teaching myself to recharge has been a tough journey.

 

The way I started my self care journey was identifying what DIDN’T help me recharge.

So many people will tell you that you need something like Yoga or Pilates to help you recharge and relax. I couldn’t bloody stand Yoga OR Pilates! Realise that you don’t need to be some Yogi guru to master self care (unless you love that kind of thing!).

 

Self care can be as simple as a walk through nature, sitting down to eat your lunch rather than standing up, or simply taking deep breaths and be present.

 

Do what is kind to you. Your vibe attracts your tribe – so make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well as those around you!

 

Blessings Sonya x

Removing The Reminder

 

Cancer. It’s a word that strikes a moment of terror in everyone’s hearts. And with Australia having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, it’s also a fact of life.

Most of us know someone who’s battled skin cancer, whether it be a melanoma or otherwise. With most, we soon come the realise that the battle doesn’t end once you’re in remission or had the cut. Even though the danger has passed, the reminder is always there in the form of a scar. While the emotionally scars may take a while to heal, the physically scars are not something that needs to last if you don’t want them to.

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Cancer is something I am all too familiar with. After all, it was my younger sister’s brush with melanoma that sparked the idea of Eco Tan in the first place! And after having a large basal cell carcinoma removed from my face in May 2017, I called up my brilliant cosmetic chemist and asked her to make something that would give me the best shot at healing. In February 2018, the phenomenal Glory Oil™️ was launched worldwide.

 

I created Certified Organic Glory Oil™️ specifically to help reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines. It’s packed with phenomenal botanical actives known to help reduce the appearance of aging, soothes and helps to return moisture balance to the skin. Inca Inchi is one of the secret antioxidant-rich weapons in the formula, known for its ability to heal and reduce the signs of aging. With the wealth of super seed oils brimming with omegas, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Glory Oil™️ will help restore your skin to its true glory!

 

I never tire of hearing from our amazing customers. It makes me so incredibly happy that our products are having such positive experiences and I’m constantly astonished by the results our customers have been sharing with us. Kell from Taree, NSW, is one of these beautiful souls.

 

After her husband had a cancer removed from his face just over a month ago, he was left with 12 stitches across his temple and a huge potential for a large scar. After the initial wound had healed, he began using Glory Oil™️ on the scar. Both Kell and her husband were left astounded. In just three weeks, there was little to no sign of redness or discolouration to the skin.

 

Surprisingly, there’s no magic in our little bottles of Glory Oil™️. Just the incredible superpowers of Mother Nature at work and results that speak for themselves.

 

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Hello, Aloe – Why This Is My Favourite Ingredient

 

I am obsessed with Aloe Vera. I’ve had a pot of it sitting outside my house in Queensland, Australia for years. Every person that visits leaves with a leaf. The things this incredible plant can do are phenomenal! Which is why I love to include it in so many of our products.

 

It’s so important to be aware of the ingredients in your products. Especially the first and last ingredients – the screaming warriors and hidden demons. In Australia, product ingredients are listed from highest content to lowest content, so what comes first MATTERS! In most mainstream beauty, you’ll find the first ingredient is ‘Aqua’ (just a fancy name for water) and the last ingredient is usually some sort of synthetic preservative. We will NEVER use synthetics in our products!

 

In most of our products, our first ingredient is certified organic Aloe Vera Juice.

  

I’ve always said Aloe Vera is a gift from mother nature, which is why we use base so many of our products around it! It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-aging, improves skin hydration, soothes a multitude of skin irritations, is non-comedogenic so it won’t block your pores, and is absolutely brimming with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and antioxidants. The list goes on – this plant is a life changer!

 

Even our last ingredients are still amazing, natural plant-based actives – we include things for a reason! We’ll never use unnecessary water filler or toxic preservatives – just pure, organic goodness straight from the earth.

 

My biggest tip to you is to never look just at what they tell you on the front of the packaging. ALWAYS read the fine print! The ingredients will always tell you the truth.

 

High Expectations Of Your Tan?

 

It’s Friday, which means one thing –  it’s time to pour a glass, relax and enjoy some terrible rom-coms, or as I prefer Handmaids Tale. If you missed Thursday self tan night (like I sometimes do!), it’s also the last chance to self-tan for the weekend. But nothing puts a damper on your Friday like leaving fake tan stains all over your furniture, clothes or sheets. If this is you, you’ve come to the right place.

Cult favourite and award-winning body tanning water, Hempitan™, contains absolutely no synthetic orange or green dyes, no artificial fragrance and absolutely no nasty chemicals (just like all of our certified organic tans).

 

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Hempitan™, which recently won Best Fake Tan in the 2019 Natural Health International Beauty Awards, has a distinctive and convenient spray on formula. It dries in seconds! All you’ve got to do is spray it on, rub it in and wash it off an hour later – or for those that like to sleep in their tan, go for it.  The more you apply, the darker the tan; try two good coats.

Over the next 24 hours, it’ll develop into a deep, beautiful and long-lasting, stunning glow.

 

  

 

Truth be told, there’s one special ingredient in Hempitan™, which gives it the x-factor (if the name hasn’t already given it away!). It’s certified organic Hemp Seed Extract. It has phenomenal moisturising and hydrating benefits to lock in moisture and give you your longest lasting tan yet. Some of our eco tribe says it lasts them up to 12 days! It’s calming and soothing properties can also help to relieve skin irritations and as it is non-comedogenic, it won’t block your pores. Finally!

In a nutshell you get…

  • A great believable bronze tan
  • No toxic smell
  • No staining mess
  • Super long lasting

Your perfect partner is of course our multi-award-winning Face Tan Water™. It will give you a natural glow and even your complexion. The ingredients are created to clear skin and it has the phenomenal anti-ageing ingredient Hyaluronic acid to give your face the ultimate advantage.

 

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Let’s Talk About Toxins

 

“The truth is always visible” is one of my favourite sayings for a reason… because it’s the truth! Whether it’s people or products, all it takes is a closer look and their true nature or agenda will reveal themselves.

I always tell my friends and family to read the labels of the products they buy and to research everything! We lather so many chemicals onto our bodies daily without thinking. It becomes second nature – most don’t even glance at the ingredients! Soaps, cleansers, moisturisers, serums, oils, body wash, make up, antiperspirant, perfume – the list goes on! But all it takes is to skim over the ingredients of some of the products you use every day and the truth becomes very clear.

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There are so many nasty chemicals, some of which have been linked to hormone imbalances and even cancer. The biggest organ in our body is our skin and since it’s porous, what we put on it matters! It’s why I started making my own products. There are so many so-called ‘natural’ products on the market that are not actually natural – it makes me furious! One of these nasty little chemicals, which you see in so many beauty products is Propylene Glycol. It is LITERALLY used to make polyester (a synthetic plastic). If that’s not enough to turn you off it, it can also weaken protein and cellular structure of your skin. Even something as seemingly innocent as artificial fragrance could be damaging your health. (We’ve all had those perfume headaches!)

 

There are over 40,000 chemicals approved for use in Australia, some of which have actually been banned overseas because of their toxicity! We’re proud to be accredited Toxic Free by Safe Cosmetics Australia. This means there are absolutely no toxic chemicals, which could negatively impact on your health in our products. No parabens. No GMO’s. No petrochemicals or irritating and synthetic ingredients. Just pure, amazing ingredients straight from mother nature.

 

We will ALWAYS be transparent and honest, which is why I’m proud of our certifications. The truth is that Mother Nature always offers a natural counterpart. Our tanning, skincare and body care ranges are not just accredited Toxic Free, but also Certified Organic by the Organic Food Chain Australia, completely vegan and cruelty free (no animal derivatives or testing EVER!). And our products still smell bloody amazing and actually work!

There will always be smiling tigers. Rise above them! Research what you’re putting on your body. Trust your instincts. You’ll thank me later.

 

Our Secret Weapon For Glowing Skin…

Whether it’s winter, summer or somewhere in between, I always love having healthy glowing skin. I think we all wish we could have an Instagram filter follow us around all day! Luckily, I’ve already created a solution for this… Eco Tan™ Face Tan Water™!

If you want an even, glowing complexion with no breakouts and a perfect match for your body tan, you need Face Tan Water™. It does it all… I LOVE it!

It non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores. It’s packed with natural Hyaluronic to keep your skin hydrated. It’s anti-inflammatory, so it helps to calm skin irritations. This is your real-life face filter – it gives you that “I just got back from a week on a tropical island” radiance all year.

 

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The whole reason I decided to create this product was because I constantly had people telling me their spray tan made their face breakout. So I made sure to include amazing certified organic, 100% natural ingredients to make sure this didn’t happen!

The first ingredient in Eco Tan™ Face Tan Water™ isn’t actually water, which surprises most people! It’s certified organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. It’s phenomenal – anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, helps reduce skin irritations, improves skin hydration and is full of antioxidants and vitamins C and E. It’s called nature’s medicine for a reason and that’s why it’s the first ingredient in most of my products!

  

The secret anti-acne weapon in Face Tan Water™ is the certified organic orange peel oil. It brightens, smooths, and gives an incredible hit of vitamin C, but most importantly, it fights acne and helps give you a beautiful, clear complexion. With the certified organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Orange Peel Oil together, you’ve got yourself a certified organic, anti-acne powerhouse.

Eco Tan™ Face Tan Water™ is a GAME CHANGER. (Or should I say FACE changer?) Hydrating, calming, soothing, anti-acne… This is the BEST way to get healthy, glowing skin for any skin type.

And if you’re wondering if it’s suitable for mature skin as well, my mother turns 70 next week and even she loves Face Tan Water™ to reduce her redness and even out her skin tone.

100% natural, certified organic, vegan, cruelty free – you need to try this! I promise you won’t find anything else like it. What are you waiting for?

 

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Pop Your Pimple Problems

 

 

Whether you’re working your way through your teens or have been paying your own bills for years, acne is something nearly all of us have struggled with at some point in our lives. It can be embarrassing. It can be self-esteem effecting. And it can be extremely common. Unfortunately, there are so many different factors which could spark acne that it can be hard to narrow down what specifically may be causing your problem skin. But we’re going to try and help you pop those pimple problems. (Please don’t pop your pimples though!)

All acne has one thing in common – a clogged pore. What exactly has caused the blockage and inflammation can be confusing. Blocked pores can be caused by a number of factors. It could be that your dead skin cells are building up. It could be that your sebum oil is thicker or goopier than usual. It could simply be that you’re producing too much oil. From here, acne-causing bacteria come to feast on the clogged pore. Your body tends to view this an infection, causing your body’s immune system to come to the rescue. And that’s how your pimple reared its ugly head.

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Of course, there can be several reasons for your body’s complete overreaction to simple clogged pore. A change in hormones or hormonal contraception, certain medications, diet and even stress can all contribute to a flare up. However, it is important to note that it’s not greasy, sugary food or bad hygiene alone that causes acne. There can be a number of things to consider, but the way to stop the unpleasant cycle of acne flare ups is to try and prevent those pores from becoming clogged in the first place. And the best way to achieve this is with a targeted skincare regime, like our Clear Skin Pack.

         

First, wash away the excess oil, dirt and grime with an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-acne face wash like our Super Citrus Cleanser. Next, ensure you’ve removed any dead skin cells by exfoliating your skin. We recommend using our Super Acai Exfoliator, once a week, which harnesses the powerful antioxidant and brightening properties of Acai.

The most overlooked step is rehydrating your troubled complexion. While it can be tempting to skip moisturising your skin, drying out your complexion too much can lead to your skin overproducing sebum and creating a bigger acne issue to deal with. Using an oil free, antioxidant rich, non-comedogenic hydrator – such as our Super Fruit Hydrator – can help your skin balance out and keep your pores clog free.

The underrated skin hero in our Clear Skin Pack is our incredible Face Tan Water™. Non-comedogenic and high in antioxidants and specifically created to fight breakouts usually associated with other self-tanners, its anti-acne ingredients will help clear your skin and leave you with a beautiful, glowing and even complexion. Think of it like your secret Instagram filter to camouflage breakouts so you notice them less and feel more confident in your skin. That’s a yes from us!

PLUS we all like FREE things, so don’t forget our Clear Skin Pack includes our jumbo size handcrafted ALL NATURAL lip balm Glory Lips FREE. So now that your face is going to be gorgeous and glowing, your lips can too!

Our Clear Skin Pack is available now online.

 

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