Category: Eco Organics

Invisible Tan; the tan that started it all!

 

I remember where I was sitting when the idea of Invisible Tan entered my soul.

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I got that internal excitement in my stomach. You know what I’m talking about. I just knew this is what was missing from the market and what people wanted!

 

We want an organic moisturiser that treats our skin beautifully and that also gives us a healthy sunless tan.

 

We want a 2 in 1 organic gorgeous product!

 

An Invisible tan!

 

So, we can pop it on and go to bed and not stain the sheets. I also can throw a white dress on and by the late afternoon approx. 6-8 hours later I’m ready for cocktail hour with my new bronzed tan.

 

 

 

Nothing synthetic, no harsh chemicals or artificial dyes. Vegan, cruelty free and Aussie made with only incredible organic and natural ingredients straight from mother nature such as Aloe Vera, Rose Geranium, Avocado, Elderberry Fruit, Macadamia, Chamomile, it’s no wonder Invisible Tan is a global multi award winner and has a cult following!

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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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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.

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Eye Compost™ Supernaturally Bright Eye Cream

Pining for Something New?

 

 

Let me tell you, when I discovered the goodness of fresh Pineapple it changed my life. Suddenly I had a tasty addition to my morning smoothie, a new mixer for my Friday night beverage and a delicious add-on in my fruit salad. But what really changed my life was discovering the incredible things it could do for my skin.

Organic Pineapple extract is a hugely underrated ingredient in certified organic skincare. Not only does it smell absolutely delicious, it also has an active enzyme called Bromelain, which helps exfoliate and promote healthy, shiny skin. So, when we started to get ready for the launch of our new Super Fruit Toner, you can imagine my excitement.

This refreshing, multi-active botanical vitamin A, B & C booster mist purifies, refines and tones to leave you with your healthiest skin ever. Packed with natural AHA’s, it will help to gently exfoliate, clear out pores and regenerate your complexion. It’s Certified Organic, vegan, cruelty free and non-comedogenic – this vitamin boosted toning mist will give you clearer, calmer skin, while brightening, balancing and hydrating.

 

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Organic Pineapple extract and Kakadu Plum are two of the key ingredients in our Super Fruit Toner, giving your skin the breath of fresh air, it needs. These organic super fruits provide your skin with a boost of vitamins, in particular Vitamin C, which is known for being a skincare powerhouse. Vitamin C can assist in dramatically brightening and evening your skin tone and can also help to restore hydration and reduce the appearance of ageing. Kakadu Plum actually contains the world’s highest source of Vitamin C. With the addition of natural Hyaluronic Acid for extra moisture and organic Aloe Vera to help reduce inflammation, you can count on your skin being softer, clearer, brighter and smoother.

Best of all is the super simple application method. Just spritz onto your face morning and night after cleansing and let your skin soak up all of the goodness. We’d recommend using it together with our Super Citrus Cleanser, with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and dose of natural AHAs work together with the Super Fruit Toner to ensure your complexion is feeling and looking better than ever.

Give your face a spritz, put your feet up and enjoy a tasty Pineapple smoothie knowing your skin is getting the nourishment it deserves. Whoever would have guessed that your best skin was only a spray away?

Our Super Fruit Toner is available now online and organic and health food stores and in ALL Myer stores.

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Super Fruit Toner™

 

 

 

 

 

TURN AROUND! BRIGHT EYES… Supernaturally Bright Eyes are here to stay 

TURN AROUND! BRIGHT EYES… Supernaturally Bright Eyes are here to stay with EYE COMPOST™. 

It packs a punch, it’s as blue as the ocean and has a habit of turning the darkest of circles into smooth shining beacons of light!

Introducing my newest addition to the Skin Compost family say hello to our supercharged luxe eye cream … EYE COMPOST™!

This is your new must have! it is seriously incredible you will see results after just one use, and of course is made with only Only Certified Organic and natural ingredients and is literally brimming with Vitamin C and active botanicals such as Kakadu Plum and Spirulina. These brighten, plump and help reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.

Kakadu Plum with Vitamin C improves skin luminosity & helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Pure hyaluronic naturally boosts the moisture in your skin for instant visibly smoother healthier looking skin. Spirulina brightens to help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Aloe Vera is calming, and has anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits.

What more could you want from an eye cream you ask?

 

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To make this truly exquisite, innovative and heavenly I designed a unique Jade Stone to use as the applicator. It’s actually known as the ‘stone of heaven’ and has calming and cooling effects and helps to tighten and tone your skin.

EYE COMPOST Eye Cream Jade Applicator

APPLYING WITH JADE STONE APPLICATOR INCREASES CIRCULATION WHICH NATURALLY BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION.

You can massage the cream into your pressure points for a purely blissful experience, It may be clichéd to say but the results truly do speak for themselves!…

“I have sensitive skin and find this eye cream is divine, vibrant & smells amazing!” – Shannon

“after just one use my fine lines are less visible and instantly plumped”- Macey  

If you have been searching for a certified organic eye cream to smooth fine lines and dark circles this is going to be your new go to! I always strive to bring you innovative organic and cruelty free products and I’m so excited to see what you think! We also love seeing your results so don’t be shy please send them through!

I can’t wait to hear what you think! Please take before and afters to track your process.

Blessings, Sonya x

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EYE COMPOST Supernaturally Bright Eye Cream

 

Get rid of ingrown hairs fast!

ingrown hairs gone

Get rid of ingrown hairs in just 6 days with amazing organic products from Eco Tan x Eco By Sonya Driver.

 

That annoying, red, bumpy, unpleasant looking irritation that you wish would just go away!!

 

“So happy with the outcome from these three products. I CAN’T BELIEVE how quickly it cleared my leg up, and how quickly the itching stopped. Stoked I have finally found something that works” -TARA PAVLOVIC

 

results using pink himlayan salt scrub and coconut body milk.

Results on ingrown hairs after using Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub, Tan Remover Glove & Coconut Body Milk!

 

Almost everyone has had to deal with an ingrown hair debacle at least once in their life and a lot of the time no one really knows how to best treat it or how it was even caused in the first place.

 

To put it in the simplest terms an ingrown hair happens when the hair follicle is clogged by dead skin cells, this then forces the hair to grow sideways and curl under the skin resulting in red inflamed bumps everywhere. #notfun!

 

When this happens it can be irritating, unpleasant to look at and you will probably want to itch and scratch at it… BUT STOP RIGHT THERE! It is so so important that you don’t pick at them or scratch them as this could create an infection and make it even worse! #NOBODYGOTTIMEFORTHAT

What you need to do is give your skin some T.L.C and exfoliation is crucial to getting your skin back to its former beauty and even better than it was before! #silkysmooth 😉

 

Our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub, is an award winning organic body scrub made with a blend of coconut oil, lemongrass, peppermint and pink grapefruit which provides tough love to reveal seriously smooth & hydrated skin, this when paired with our Tan Remover Glove is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to exfoliating dead skin off and unclogging pores…..and of course getting rid of those troublesome ingrown hairs!!

 

The final product that will be your saviour for soothing ingrown hairs is our organic Coconut Body Milk; made with a blend of organic aloe vera, coconut oil and avocado, it is specially formulated for sensitive skin and great for all different types skin conditions.

 

Here are our HOT TIPS on getting rid of ingrown hairs in just 6 days:

 

  1. Squeeze a 20cent coin worth of Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub onto the Tan Remover Glove.
  2. For best results apply to dry skin.
  3. Scrub the area of the skin thoroughly up and down before you have a shower.
  4. Get into the shower and rinse off.
  5. Once you have dried off apply Coconut Body Milk to soothe the area.
  6. Repeat every day for 6 days and you will see a dramatic difference!
  7. Once the rash has gone away it is still important to take care of your skin, so stick to this routine just twice a week to maintain beautiful silky smooth skin.

 

Don’t just take our word for it we have had people all over the globe rave about these products and their benefits!!…

 

 “My go to, this glove is fantastic. It has just the perfect amount of abrasiveness to thoroughly exfoliate without ripping my skin apart. I use this mitt with body scrubs or by itself. Great for exfoliating legs after waxing/ laser hair removal and for removing fake tan” ~ LOZ

 

“This product is an absolute game changer! I’d had severe dermatitis for several years and had tried every cream on the market (including medically prescribed steroid creams) with no success. I’ve been using this for a month or so now and my dermatitis has completely vanished! Could not be more grateful to the Eco team for taking the time to create these kinds of products. Being able to treat these kinds of conditions using safe, natural ingredients is truly the way forward. Thanks again! ~ Lucy

 

When we see all of the amazing stories from people we have been able to help it just cements the fact that it is a direct result of my long quest for finding the best of the best organic Australian products to not only suit every skin type but treat a multitude of skin conditions and these results truly make it all worthwhile!

 

Blessings, Sonya xx

 

For more in depth reviews of these glorious organic products head to our product pages.

 

 

Kicking Eczema’s Butt

Kicking Eczema’s Butt

By Lisa Blazevic |

Kicking eczema’s butt…. I have never known beautiful, soft, clear skin. I was very young when I first began to wonder what it would be like. At twenty-nine years of age I have just seen the light at the end of a very dark and long tunnel, and it is beautiful.

For as long as I can remember, I have had Atopic Eczema, a condition that affects over one million Australians. Categorised by symptoms of intensely itchy, inflamed and weeping skin, Atopic Eczema is commonly found in young children and less often in adults.

I remember being about nine years old when my family doctor told me that by the time I became a teenager my eczema would, as if by magic, disappear. That wasn’t the case. I wish I could go back and tell my younger self that in about twenty years, it was about to get a whole lot worse. Maybe I could have done something about it then and saved myself from the constellations of what were once red stars, now white scars, scattered across my body.

You could always find me with a tube of steroid cream and some sort of moisturiser that I’d picked up from the grocery store that claimed to relieve eczema, but in truth, only irritated my skin even more. For most of my life I loved my steroid creams. I was dependant on them. I wouldn’t go anywhere without a tube. If I did, I’d feel the pangs of anxiety, and that question that would kick and scream in my head… what do I do if I get a flare up?

But steroids only masked the problem. The cream would thatch over the holes left dug in my skin from a night of sleepless itching, but it was a cycle, a vicious circle of using poison to erase the marks of an unforgiving skin condition at the expense of my overall health. A life dependant on steroid cream is not something I would ever recommend to anyone, especially my child or even myself.

As I got older, I decided I would try natural products. There would always be that odd story of some miracle eczema cream that some parent had dreamt up for their suffering child. After being disappointed by countless ‘miracle’ creams, I gave up.

For most of my late teens to early twenties my skin was doing just fine (by my standards). I could handle the occasional flare up with steroids, and if I could convince myself to forget about the scars, I would allow myself to bare my skin in public.

It wasn’t until 2016 when I fell pregnant with my first child, that what I call my ‘hidden health,’ (the health that you can’t see, the harmony, or in my case, chaos, within the body that I never really gave much thought to) became important to me. I was eating better than ever before, but little did I know, I was on a plummeting downward spiral.

My skin hated me throughout my whole pregnancy. My face was covered in bright red blotches. I itched my skin like a woman possessed. I could only put it down to the hormones of pregnancy, maybe I was allergic to them? So, I waited. After giving birth, my skin seemed to be healing and I thought I was getting better. The hormones were diminishing and I could finally see my face again. Then there was breastfeeding. It was easy, and my baby was such a good feeder, but when my breasts became covered, and I mean absolutely covered in thick red, weeping, insanely itchy, angry rashes I was desperate to quit. I was sick of the pain, sick of peeling off the bloodied fabric of my clothing, bed sheets and bras that had fused to my skin.

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I began to believe that it was the breastfeeding hormones that was the cause of my living hell, but I continued to breast feed, deciding that I’d better work harder to find a solution to heal myself without it effecting my baby. The desperate idiot in me turned to steroids. I was told it would be safe, if used in small amounts and with proper care to wash my breasts thoroughly before feeding, and so began a scary, painful and time-consuming saga of cream, wash, feed, cream, wash, feed, repeat.

Something about pregnancy caused my body to react to my everyday irritants one hundredfold.

That was working fine until the eczema appeared on my arms, back, legs and stomach. I was covered head to toe in rashes, spots, redness. I would sit in bed, crying. Not wanting to move because when I did, I would feel the cuts on my fingers, elbows and knees split and bleed. When I went to the doctor, he was able to convince me that I needed a nine-day dose of antibiotics and a strong oral steroid. I asked if it would make my eczema go away, to which he replied a very confident “Yes.” Poisoning my body, and my breast milk worked a treat! On the tenth day, the day after completing my round of medications, my beautified skin from the previous day had turned into a blazing fire of death and I realised that I jeopardised my heath and the health of my baby in the pursuit of ridding myself of eczema. I would never go back to a GP for help with my skin. Ever. Again.

My little girl was just over a year old and I was sitting on the couch, trying to distract myself from itching, I was scrolling through Instagram when I came across an ad for Eco Tan.

I never had any luck with natural products. They would only ever make my eczema worse so I had my doubts for sure. I began scrolling through their Instagram page when I saw a picture of a woman whose before and after picture of her legs looked amazing. Her before picture looked similar to my own. I was so full of hope and excitement.

It was then that I decided to do some research into eczema. I thought, if I was going to spend more money on trying yet another cream in an attempt to heal myself, I was going to do it properly. I looked into what foods I should and shouldn’t be eating and decided then that I would try to stop eating gluten and dairy products to start. The next day, I went out to the shop and bought myself the COCONUT BODY MILK and the PINK HIMALAYAN SALT SCRUB.

Before every shower I would scrub the heck out of my body with the salty scrub and let it sit for a few minutes, allowing the salt the get right in there and do its job. Then when I couldn’t handle the salty sting anymore, I’d wash it off and follow my shower with lathering’s of the Coconut Body Milk and wait—wait for the itching to start up again. But it never happened. It felt so good, I actually cried. I cried because it felt so nice on my skin. I cried because for the first time, it didn’t make me feel worse. I cried because I finally saw a glimmer of light, shining through the bitter darkness I’d endured my whole life, especially over the past almost two years.

It wasn’t even a week before I began to see my body change. My breasts, legs, back, arms and face healed. Cutting out gluten and dairy was healing my gut, preventing the flare ups, and the products were stitching my skin back together again, healing my cells to the point that they are now—naturally healthy. My daughter is just about to turn two and I am still breastfeeding her, doing so knowing that she is no longer exposed to any poisons, for that I am the most thankful. Flare ups only happen now if I give in to that bar of chocolate, or ice-cream, or a tray of donuts. But the absolute beauty of my life now, is that I am in control of my body. I control if or when I flare up, and I know how to recover. And it doesn’t involve ANY steroids.

They say eczema can’t be cured, only managed. Well, I didn’t just manage my eczema, I kicked its ass.

Thank you, ECO by SONYA.

Lisa Blazevic

@the_gentle_orchid

 

…and you thought it was extinct; it’s back! FACE COMPOST® MASK

…and you thought it was extinct… it’s back! FACE COMPOST® MASK – The mask that constantly sells out.

The world’s most sought after organic green mask. This mask is TRULY unique. It’s delivered everything and more I could have ever wanted. Super organic greens, seeds, oils all the stinky chunky good stuff! It’s raw and organic just like compost.

No toxic perfume to cover up the spinach, chlorella, spirulina smell. This mask is PACKED with skin benefits. White clay is the best out of the clays for all skin types. It is a great detoxifier and the Chia Seeds get right into the pores which SERIOUSLY leaves your skin feeling deeply cleaned.

It’s my weekly ritual. I’ve been waiting for this day.

So if you’ve been waiting for this So what is it going to do to your gorgeous skin?

Eco By Sonya Face Compost® is not just any face mask; it is a phenomenal luxe mask for all skin types that will revolutionise your skin with smoothing, anti-acne, anti-ageing & nourishing properties. It will brighten and draw out impurities leaving your skin hydrated and drenched in green goodness. It will clear, smooth and feed. Next Level skin care.

face compost mask

7 Super Ingredients. 7 super powers. 7 minutes…. Next level skin care!

Certified organic by the Organic food chain of Australia. So what does this mean you ask?

No GMO’s. No animal testing. Nothing!!! I mean nothing synthetic/ artificial. Auditing and strict transparency on every ingredient and process.

Yes, I could make cheaper natural products for you…. it’s not my calling to do that. It’s creating the BEST incredible Aussie organic formulations. At the end of the day that’s all that matters when it comes to beauty products, the INGREDIENTS.

Get my green gunk on your face. X

Blessings Sonya x

Face Compost Mask | Luxe Organic 7 Minute Mask

Are you ready for your longest lasting tan yet!

Introducing the world’s first express spray on Organic Hemp body tanning water. A gorgeous express tan with phenomenal skin benefits! (without the munchies).

 

HEMPITAN™ Body Tan Water™ is revolutionary and made from only organic and natural ingredients in a unique spray on 1 hour Express formula. A beautiful blend of organic hemp and hyaluronic treats the skin while delivering your longest lasting darkest tan yet in a spray on convenience.

 

I wanted to create a tan that was dark and lasted a long time which is why I chose to use Hemp Seed. Organic Hemp Seed Extract has phenomenal moisturising and hydrating benefits that lock in moisture that helps prolong your tan. It’s also known to help relieve skin irritations and is non-comedogenic so it won’t block your pores.

 

Cacao helps to soothe, hydrate & balance skin complexion and Pure Hyaluronic that naturally boosts the moisture in your skin.

 

Hempitan™, dries instantly and smells amazing. Trust me you’ve going to love the combination of sweet orange and cacao. It’s perfect for all skin types from fair to olive complexions. It’s the perfect partner for Face Tan Water

 

Just, beautiful clean ingredients just for you and all of the usual things you’d expect from us. Aussie made, vegan, cruelty free, certified organic.

 

Calm – Smooth – Clear

 

Ditch the nasty chemicals.

 

Are pore size products making you poor?

Pores! The ever-growing market of products “claiming” to shrink pores may actually make you poor. I mean seriously, the market is filled with products making claims, not just for pores but everything under the sun! So are pore size products making you poor?

So how do we make sure we know what to look for?

What even are pores? Pores are all over your body, two types; sweat pores and oil pores. They are small openings in the skin under your hair follicle, which your glands beneath can pass through particles. Pore’s can be larger in certain areas of your body, especially the face; forehead and nose are problem areas for most. Like the rest of your body, each part plays an important role, so like them or not, your pores are here to help your body push oil to the surface and protect your skin.

Pore size is largely due to genetics, we all have them and we all need them, but what affects the size of them? And can we shrink them? I mean really shrink them?

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Put simple, anything that affects the collagen of your skin is going to weaken the elasticity and support of your glands. Culprits for the appearance of pores or the damaging of skin sebaceous glands (under the pores) are sometimes small easy things we can avoid, however not a lot of people know these easy avoidances. So yes, science says you can’t actually shrink pore size, however you can make then appear smaller

However, (We all love that word after bad news right) there is hope! To really change the ‘appearance’ of pores; the key to keeping them small is keeping them clear. This may be the reason why brands claim that their product shrinks pores, when in actual fact it clears them.

Yet you really need to make sure what you are using is really clearing them with natural ingredients, rather than artificial synthetic ingredients that strip the skin of it’s natural oils.

During the day be sure to wear as light a possible coverage with SPF ingredients that actually work, numero uno – Zinc! So here you go, secrets out; avoid the sun if you can, if you can’t which lets face it, if you live in Australia like me it’s pretty hard to avoid. UV rays, squeezing pimples, dead skin cells and trapped sebum all contribute to damaging and /or widening pores.

SO, be very wary of “false claims” that a product shrinks pores and stick to natural products that:

A: exfoliate, reducing the amount of dead skin cells and

B: really give your skin a good clean naturally without stripping the natural sebum under your pores.

Make sure to cleanse before bed, washing away a days worth of dirt and oil build up in the pores is really important before beauty sleep.

Sonya

 

 

Our super citrus cleanser is great at keeping pores clean and healthy.

Australian Finger limes cleanse deeply and gently.

 

 

Our vibrant intense Super Açai Exfoliator is designed to intensely exfoliate whilst enriching the skin with the powerful antioxidant and brightening properties of marvellous Acai! 

exfoliator, pore size, natural products, acai scrub, magnesium salts

Magnesium salts deeply clean and clear out pores for incredibly smooth and radiant skin.

 

 

Finish of with our Super Fruit Hydrator; a 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. (exactly what you need in a moisturiser)

Hydrator, oil free, non-comedogenic, pore size

Oil free & non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.