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As Blue As The Ocean And As Pretty As It Too!

 

 

 

As Blue As The Ocean And As Pretty As It Too!

By O. J. Siebel |

My first thoughts when I twisted open the lid of Eco By Sonya’s newest product ‘Eye Compost’. In fact, after using this little tub of blue power for the first time, I felt refreshed like I’d just been for a morning swim in the ocean. I have never had an eye or face lift, but I imagine this is what it would feel like; fresh, smooth, tight and bright.

You really know a product-creator cares, when they not only make an incredible product, but they think about the little details of how to apply such a product. The green jade stone is known for helping to increase circulation and therefore helping to decrease any puffiness.

So, what do you get when you combine Eco By Sonya Eye Compost + Jade stone applicator = a match made in heaven. The eyes are so delicate, especially mine, they water at even the hint of light and sting with most mascara’s, so to find an all natural organic product that I can apply with something else natural is such a God send for my tired puffy and sensitive eyes.

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The tub may be small but it packs a punch in terms of how hydrating it is. The first few times I tried this I couldn’t quite get the portions right, mainly because it spreads so incredibly far, like unbelievably far! The amount I used got smaller and smaller each day and I somehow still had so much left over. So, take my advice, you need only dip the very tip of the Jade stone in to very sufficiently cover under the eyes.

Why so hydrating and amazing you ask? Two words, ‘Hyaluronic acid’. Sounds nasty, but it’s actually incredible! Being big into things “actually” being natural I ALWAYS do my research, especially when I’m going to put something on my face, or I see the words “acid”. Basically, in layman’s terms, it is a natural element found in our skin, it retains water, encourages skin cell renewal and contains antioxidants. Perfectly combined with other antioxidant rich ingredients like Kakadu plum, spirulina and vitamin C, it’s no surprise this product does what it says.

I’m not sure about you, but blue spirulina is far more appealing to me than green spirulina that I drink in the mornings, whilst holding my nose and then followed by a smoothie for a chaser, yes, I am wuss. But I will take this every morning because I know the benefits for me. The difference in applying Eye Compost is far from an unpleasant experience, yet with all the benefits sitting pretty and glowing underneath my eyes.

Do you ever walk past the mirror sometimes and double take when the light catches the bags under your eyes or you notice a few more laughter lines appearing more than normal? It can become a habit, especially being a woman in this day and age where we are bombarded with a million different products and services, for literally every single tiny part of our body. It would cost a fortune, let alone you would have about 3 different appointments every day if you were to actually get all of these products and services.

So, for me, I block all of that out and think about what I really want. It usually goes something like this, “I want to look like myself, natural, healthy, glowing and fresh”. If something aligns with that, I’m all over it! You’ve heard it said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, you wouldn’t clean a window but leave the windowsill’s dusty right? “If the eyes are the windows to your soul…draw the curtains and flood it with light, open the windows wide and let in fresh air and all things lovely and bright” – O.J.Siebel (yours truly)

And that is exactly how I see taking care of my body and being able to not worry about the personal things that can make me stop in front of the mirror a little too long for my likings. It truly has been so nice after applying Eye compost in the mornings to rarely even think about if I have puffy or dark eyes during the day, I’m covered!

3 weeks in to using Eye Compost and I really am not sure how I ever went without such a beautiful morning and night ritual. I truly value honesty, whether in people or products. I will also never promote a brand or product unless I truly loved it. So, it’s safe to say if Eco By Sonya makes a product, I’m going to try it! This one is up there in my top 3 favourites of Eco By Sonya’s many wondrous products! Bravo! Truly, Bravo!

 

Our Eye Compost Supernaturally Bright Eye Cream is available now online and organic and health food stores and in ALL Myer stores.

SHOP EYE COMPOST™ SUPERNATURALLY BRIGHT EYE CREAM NOW 

Eye Compost™ Supernaturally Bright Eye Cream

My First Week At Eco Tan…

 

Walking into my first day at Eco Tan’s head office I wasn’t really sure of what to expect. Starting a new job is always slightly terrifying, but what made it even more terrifying was the incredible reputation Eco Tan already had. My older sister had raved about how amazing their Face Tan Water was. My friend gushed about their Cacao Tanning Mousse. My mother sung praises about their Glory Oil. But what would the company be like? What would the people be like? What would the culture be like? Would I fit in? Would I enjoy it?

My first day was an absolute whirlwind. There was so much to learn. So much see. So much to do. What immediately struck me was the friendly demeanour and incredible work ethic of everyone. As Founder and CEO, Sonya really has a way of inspiring and pushing people to achieve their full potential. Her fire was something that left me wanting to work harder and achieve more.

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My relationship with the beauty industry had always been a tortured one. While I had a deep love of everything skincare and make up related, so many products were tested on animals or contained nasty chemicals. With such a lack of transparency within the industry, it was hard to tell who’s claims of ‘vegan’ and ‘cruelty free’ were actually true.

Slowly crawling towards thirty, my interest in skincare and anti-aging had started to grow considerably. I’d recently had a bit of a struggle with adult acne and I was starting to develop some fine lines around my eyes and forehead. As such, my skincare regime had gone through a very dramatic, chemical overhaul in the last few years.

After beginning to test a few of the Eco Tan products, I quickly began to understand how they’d developed such a cult following. The incredible and authentic certifications behind the Eco Tan and Eco by Sonya brands were a breath of fresh air. On top of that, the products worked. And they worked REALLY well! It wasn’t long before I realised my skincare regime was about to undergo another dramatic – albeit more organic – overhaul.

By the end of my first week, I felt like I had a better understanding of the company and what it stood for – honesty, integrity, passion and empathy. It permeated through everything they did. This was a place that cared not only about the products it was producing, but it’s employees and also its customers. This was a company I could get behind 100%. This was the start of something wonderful.

VOTE for us in the Janey Loves 2018 PLATINUM Awards

VOTE FOR US IN THE JANEY LOVES 2018 PLATINUM AWARDS!

As a company, we really value winning awards as they reflect the amount of hard work that goes into creating products made with only Certified Organic and natural ingredients. We are determined to bring Eco Tan to every corner of the globe so that everyone can enjoy an all natural Organic Tanning, Skin Care and Body Care. This year we have entered the Janey Lee GraceJaney Loves 2018 PLATINUM Awards and we need YOUR help!

VOTE FOR US IN THE JANEY LOVES 2018 PLATINUM AWARDS!

Our Eco Tribe is so important to us and we only hope to grow bigger and educate more people on the ways of Certified Organic and cruelty free cosmetics. If you love our products, made only from natural and Certified Organic ingredients, then we need you to vote for us! WINNERS ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 2018

We have entered three of our best products in the Janey Loves 2018 Platinum Awards:

 

http://janeyleegrace.com/readers-votes/

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Glory Oil
  • Our Certified Organic Glory Oil is a miraculous night and day treatment oil pioneered to reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines and restore you skin to its true glory.
  • A drenching certified organic blend of unique super seeds; INCA INCHI + ACAI + PUMPKIN SEED OIL
  • Harnesses the phenomenal healing powers of organic superseed actives to help heal, soothe, hydrate & reduce the signs of ageing and assist in restoring moisture balance to your skin.
  • This specially formulated omega abundant, will help protect, improve and restore all skin types.

 

Face Compost Mask
  • Face Compost® Mask is not just any face mask; it is a phenomenal luxe organic mask for all skin types that will take your skin to its next level. Created to brighten and draw out impurities leaving your skin seriously smooth, incredibly hydrated and drenched in green goodness.
  • 7 SUPER INGREDIENTS. 7 SUPER POWERS. & MINUTES.
  • CLEARS, SMOOTHS, & FED

 

Super Fruit Hydrator
  • Your Super hydrating and dynamic oil free moisturiser with pure Hyaluronic Acid and Wild Harvest Plum to naturally help reduce the appearance of ageing.
  • It’s Non-comedogenic so it won’t blog your pores.
  • Intensely moisturising while being incredibly light. Nourishes the skin at a cellular level.

 

If you resonate with our message of cruelty free, all natural beauty then help us tell the world! Follow the link and vote for one, or all, of our four entries and support our brand ethos of cruelty free, all natural cosmetics.

http://janeyleegrace.com/readers-votes/

Thank you so much for your extended support. Our Eco Tribe has helped us grow to unprecedented levels and we’re forever grateful that you have helped Eco Tan get where it is today. Let’s make cruelty free beauty the only type of beauty!

 

 

Super by name, super by nature, it’s Super Fruit Hydrator

Super by name, super by nature, it’s Super Fruit Hydrator

Super Fruit Hydrator is seriously so good for your skin you’re going to think it’s got super powers.

Super fruit hydrator is, (take a deep breath) ….. Oil free, non-comedogenic, nut free, certified organic, vegan, lightweight, non-greasy, perfect for priming, FABULOUSLY hydrating, day time perfection.

Well that pretty much is the highlights from my silky divine hydrator. It’s all you need for under makeup or worn alone. What I love is I can’t feel it on my skin! My skin just feels soft and moisturised. On the rare occasions I wear makeup it gives an even surface and canvas.

It’s brilliant for oily skin as its oil free and is formulated not to clog the pores.

SUPER ACAI EXFOLIATOR | Unique and different

SUPER ACAI EXFOLIATOR | Unique and different

SUPER ACAI EXFOLIATOR | Unique and different!

Super Acai Exfoliator is different and unique. (Just the way I like things).

Let’s face it there are so many scrubs on the market, it’s hard to know what’s what.

We do have an incredible Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub that contains beautiful Lemongrass which is incredible on the face too.

But the difference in our Eco By Sonya Driver Skin Compost Skincare Range I really wanted to collect all of nature’s colourful vibrancy and life….

Best Organic Beauty Brand of 2017!

best global beauty brand 2017

Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver WINS Best Organic Beauty Brand of 2017!

What a way to wrap up a phenomenal year!

Not only have our Certified Organic products received 7 international beauty accolades this year, our cruelty free, Aussie brand was recently announced as the Best Organic Beauty Brand of the Year 2017!

This announcement came from LUX Magazine’s Global Excellence Awards 2017. A major European global publication that highlights the most influential names and brands in the high end lifestyle and luxury health and beauty market.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

Sonya Driver, Eco Tan Founder unites with Bec, founder of local Gold Coast business, A Life To Live, to spread organic awareness!

Gold Coast mums unite to spread organic awareness and convince more of the population to re-visit organics.

No longer just a passing hippy fad, the organic movement is here to stay. Organic foods are simply foods without multiple toxic sprays. As demand continues to grow for organic options, the more affordable it’s becoming.

Sonya Driver, Founder of Gold Coast based global business, Eco Tan, recently paid a visit to local business owner, Bec from ‘A Life to Live’. A Life to Live are located in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast and deliver organic food boxes to your home. As we celebrate Organic Awareness this month, Sonya wanted to gather organic tips and knowledge to share with her eco-aware audience.

Hawaiian Goddess and Human Sunshine

Leiona shares how her love for Lei making created our unique Eco Tan handmade flower crowns

You may have noticed in our most recent Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver shoot, Sonya and our models wore the most amazing handmade flower crowns or should we say handmade “ingredient” crowns. If you haven’t seen the shots, check out the stunning images on our Instagram!

One of Sonya’s divine friends, Leiona, created these handmade flower crowns herself using only beautiful organic and natural ingredients that you will find in our organic products!

Following My Calling – Romania Bound

Eco Tan | Founder Sonya Driver with Lonela in Romania

Following my Calling – Romania Bound – by Eco Tan Founder Sonya Driver

Eco Tan Founder Sonya Driver just returned to the Gold Coast after visiting a single mother and her 5 poverty stricken daughters in Romania. It’s a beautiful story, worth a read…

So last year a friend of mine who travels the world helping and feeding street people, came across a woman with five young daughters, living in a village in Romania.

My friend thought he had seen it all… But this time, his heart was broken and the videos he shared about how they were living horrified me. They were literally sleeping on piles of rags with mice and rats. No water, no food, no door, no window, no beds. Nothing.

Lonela, the mother, was digging in the dirt for worms for 13 hours a day so she could sell them to fisherman as bait. The family were always hungry and sick.