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.
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.
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 Grace – Janey Loves 2018 PLATINUM Awards and we need YOUR help!
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:
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.
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.
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!
WHOLE by Sonya Driver. Did you know that our Founder Sonya is a monthly columnist for HOLISTIC BLISS Magazine. Holistic Bliss Mag focuses on the ‘WHOLE’ individual; mind, body and spirit and helps readers to think about their connection with themselves, others and the environment. A natural health and an holistic way of life magazine.
Here’s Sonya’s latest article; WHOLE by Sonya Driver.
“WHOLE” by Sonya Driver
Every year I take a God inspired word into the new year.
This year it was ‘revelation’. Now, I’m still exploring the full meaning of the word as it unfolds in my life.
I have asked a few people what does it mean to them. Strangely enough it has a completely different meaning to each individual. This is what I know about gratitude…
IT’S A MAGNET FOR MIRACLES.
It’s a supernatural tool that once found will propel you and others into a space beaming with new revelations.
1. In every circumstance look for the gratitude
2. That becomes a habit
3. Habit begins to retrain the brain
4. Brain creates happy hormones (dopamine)
5. Pass on the happiness to others
Practice it. Create a GRATITUDE jar. I have noticed it changes the colours I wear, my posture, my smile, the lines on my face.
I sense people with GRATITUDE. They walk into a room and instantly the vibe shifts. It flows from them, just like dark energy does. It’s light to carry and will energise the owner. Seek it. Speak it.
So as I dig deeper into the mixed world of gratitude I uncover something about myself that leaves me glum. I realise I project so much love and gratitude for others and outward things that I never stopped to be grateful for myself.
I’m so critical of me. Fat arms, no dedication and discipline for exercise, swear too much, drink too much, stress too much, impatient and the list goes on. I struggle to believe a compliment and with all I have overcome and achieved (bucket loads) I have never stopped to think sh&$ you are brave.
So in this moment with you here, I acknowledge and proudly say to myself. I’m grateful for you Sonya.
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.
From humble beginnings in her tiny Gold Coast kitchen in 2010, Sonya Driver Eco Tan founder now celebrates Eco Tan’s seventh year in business! Eco Tan has become a constantly growing global company with a huge and passionate cult following worldwide.
A growing global presence
Today, in the organic beauty industry, we are considered a global leader! We have has 30 passionate Gold Coast staff members and thousands of stockists and distributors globally. Our products are now stocked as far and remotely as Madagascar, Vanuatu, Dubai and New Caledonia. Furthermore, you can even stock up on us from the Greek Isles or while flying on Icelandic Air!
Have you heard the latest?! One of our revolutionary products, Face Tan Water, WON GOLD in the Best New Sun Care and Tanning Product category in the 2016 UK Pure Beauty Awards! These awards are the world’s most prestigious beauty awards and celebrate the best leading beauty brands from across the globe. Since becoming a Pure Beauty Awards Winner, Eco Tan has been told to “take a bow”. People are applauding our locally owned and operated company from all over the world!
With the advent of social media, younger generations are taking it upon themselves to gather information about issues they are passionate about. Subsequently, a huge movement against animal cruelty has gained momentum. And teenagers are stepping up to support companies in the beauty industry and Cruelty Free organic beauty brands. Transparency has never been valued so highly in the cosmetics industry. Now a quick Google search can reveal who does and does not test on animals in a matter of seconds.
Vote for US in the Janey Loves 2016 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 method of sunless tanning. This year we have entered the Janey Lee Grace – Janey Loves 2016 PLATINUM Awards and we need YOUR help!
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! We have entered four of our best products in the Janey Loves 2016 Platinum Awards:
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