Category: From the Founder

Christmas just got a whole lot more exciting!

Christmas just got a whole lot more exciting!

Christmas is meant to be the time of year for relaxing, celebrating and spending time with family and friends, but I know how hard and time consuming the Christmas period can get.
From trying to think of the perfect gift for every person and then to run around at the shops trying to find them. And let’s be honest honest here, the last thing we want to leading up to Christmas is to stress and run around.
So make yourself a cocktail, put on some Christmas tunes, put your feet up and relax- Christmas shopping is sorted.
I have hand picked the perfect gifts for absolutely anyone in your life, and packed them in to two beautiful boxes so they are ready to go. Whether you’re shopping for a parent, grandparent, sibling, boyfriend or bestie, one of these gift packs will be perfect. The best thing about these gift packs is that they are full of organic, vegan and cruelty free products, so not only will you be saving someones skin but you will also be helping to save the environment.

Perfect Tan Pack

This is the perfect pack for any tan lover. This pack includes our best selling and award winning Face Tan Water, Hempitan and Coconut Body Milk (to keep your tans looking fresher from longer!). Oh and I almost forgot, I have thrown in our luxurious double sided applicator mitt for free, just because its Christmas and this season is all about giving!
Also, let me let you in on a little secret here; These tans are so lightweight and natural looking that even men love them!

Glorious Christmas Pack

This is the perfect pack for absolutely anyone who wants glorious skin. This pack contains the beautiful Super Citrus Cleanser, Glory Oil and I have decided to throw in the Lemongrass Cleansing Foam for FREE – Call me Santa, I know!

The Super Citrus cleanser is the bomb! It is so beautiful on the skin as it contains no synthetic ingredients or soap so it won’t strip your skin. And as for the Glory Oil, this product is award winning and loved by so many- you literally can not go wrong here.

These packs have been absolutely running out the door so get in before you miss out.

Why you need to use an organic deodorant NOT an antiperspirant

Why you need to use an organic deodorant NOT an antiperspirant

 

18 km run in QLD heat.. Sonya was 46 when she started running.

 

She really wanted a deodorant that kept her smelling fresh, while she ran with her running group. She also didn’t want her teen daughters to start off with an antiperspirant loaded with gland blocking aluminium.

 

So, Sonya created our unisex global award-winning Coconut Deodorant without any toxic or aluminium ingredients. Guess what? The best part is that it actually works.

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What’s the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant you ask? 

Antiperspirant blocks the sweat glands so your body can’t release any toxins or sweat. Completely wrong for the health of your body!

 

Organic deodorants still allow your body to release toxins and sweat however ours cleverly keeps you dry with organic corn flower and masks the odour with a unique blend of coconut, chamomile and lavender. Aloe vera is also very calming and soothing to the skin, especially sensitive skin.

Jo, Sonya’s running buddy confirmed she smelt amazing after 18kms!

 

P.S. Her husband suffers from dermatitis under his arms and this is the only one he can use! That was a big tick for her!

 

 

 

 

 

You are either a toner user or not.

You are either a toner user or not. Toners are a little confusing and back in my day (geez, I sound old) they were normally alcohol based and would sting like crazy.

So here is the story behind our amazing organic Super Fruit Toner.

 

What it is?

It’s a combo of a toner and a Vitamin mist. You use it after cleansing by spraying it on the skin to hydrate and deliver a Vitamin system including Vitamin C. As the first ingredient is Aloe Vera it will calm and add a protection layer to the skins surface. The organic pineapple extract contains a fruit enzyme called Bromelain that is super effective at removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and imparting many benefits.

It’s incredibly hydrating for your skin and we all know that when your skin is well hydrated, it looks smooth and glowing and even reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Some people like to use it on a cotton pad to remove any remaining makeup or grime from the skin. Or simply spray directly onto the skin. It truly is up to you how you like to use it.

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Who should use it?

Our organic Super Fruit Toner is suitable for all ages and skin types. As it only contains organic and natural ingredients it won’t strip or dry your skin out or change the PH. It offers an instant hydration burst. Use it throughout the day to refresh your skins moisture levels. It is also amazing at setting your make up.

 

What is impossible you ask?

You can’t stop at one spray!

 

Hot tip – Keep one in the fridge and on hot days a beautiful pineapple spritz will refresh your senses and your skins moisture levels. It’s honestly like a holiday in a bottle.

 

Don’t over think it. It’s amazing and you and your skin will love it!

Blessings, Sonya x

 

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Sunscreen is your body/face guard..

 

I know I sound completely biased however our all Natural Rose Hip Sunscreen is bloody awesome. Here’s why….

Back story. Two weeks ago, I was on my way to netball to stand in the full sun. Yes, I had a hat and sunnies on, however the sun’s rays always find a way to slap me. Driving, reflections etc.

So, on this particular day I didn’t have my sunscreen and I had only had access to a chemical face sunscreen that came in a cute little bottle. I flinched as I put it on. The smell was hideous and toxic smelling however it was the only sunscreen available to me. It was a 50+ and within 15 mins I said to my daughter my face felt burnt! Not sunburnt but chemical burnt. I don’t even have sensitive skin!

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I couldn’t wait to get home and wash my face. My skin was irritated, sore and tight for a couple of days

 

So here is how you do it.

Step 1. Double cleanse with our organic Super Citrus Cleanser

Step 2. Use our Super Fruit Hydrator to give the skin a gorgeous hydration layer

Step 3. I use our all Natural Rose Hip Sunscreen which in itself is a beautiful moisturiser. It contains Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Rose Hip and of course natural zinc which creates a physical barrier between your skin and the suns damaging rays.

 

 

Stay safe in the sun peeps. x

 

 

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Which Eco Tan Organic Self Tan is for you?

 

 

Firstly, there is no hard or fast rule. So, don’t over think it.

 


Why should I exfoliate?

Exfoliation and prep is key to a great tan. It creates an even surface like a canvas for the tan to adhere to. If you have a build up of dead skin cells on your elbows for example, the tan will grab and go darker on these areas. So exfoliate all your dry areas away.

When should I exfoliate?
1-2 days prior is best. Not the day of tanning as it will result in a light result.

How should I exfoliate?
Our BRILLIANT Exfoliation Glove will blow you away. Incredible for prepping the skin for tanning and removing old tan in seconds. It’s also reusable. I hang mine in my shower and simply rinse it out. Our duo Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub and Exfoliation Glove is essential for best tanning results. Beautiful organic ingredients will leave your skin smooth and deeply hydrated. My husband swears by our glove for ingrown hairs from shaving too.

 

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WINTER SKIN™

What is it?

It is a gradual tan that moisturises your skin and give you a soft honey glow without the drying effect of synthetic ingredients and food colouring. We use incredible nourishing cacao, avocado, aloe vera, grape skin. It contains only organic and natural ingredients and is vegan and cruelty free.

Who could use it?

Fair skin beauties swear by our Winter Skin™ however, it’s an essential for all skin types really. You can use it as a spray tan extended for example. First-time users to sunless tanning will love this product as its quite forgiving if you miss a spot you can re-apply to build it for your desired result.  In other words, USER FRIENDLY.

How to use it?

Don’t over think it. It’s your moisturiser that gives you a tan. Just apply it to dry clean skin just as you would a moisturiser. Go slow start at your ankles and work your way up. Apply an even amount to all areas. Leave it on, get on with your life, it won’t stain clothes as it contains no dyes. You can reapply it the next day if you wish. I personally find 2 – 3 times a week gives me enough colour. Yes, you can use it on your face, however it is a super-rich formulation, so it could break some people out. We recommend our Eco Tan Face Tan Water™ which has been specially formulated for the face. Perfect pair!

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Winter Skin!

 

 

INVISIBLE TAN™

What is it?

It’s a one application Invisible Self Tan. It develops over 8 hours. It’s darker than Winter Skin™ however the same concept. It’s your moisturiser that tans you without synthetic ingredients. It contains only organic and natural ingredients such as aloe vera, avocado, macadamia oil and is vegan, cruelty free.

 Who could use it?

Anyone that is after a gorgeous deep honey tan. Medium to deep skin tones are best suited for this tan, however I have many friends with fair skin and Invisible Tan™ is their tan of choice. It’s very individual. It’s quick and what I love about it is no one knows you are wearing it. You can apply it of a morning and by cocktail hour you have a beautiful holiday tan.

How to use it?

Best to exfoliate any dry areas first so the tan doesn’t grab such as knees elbows hands and feet. You all know our Tan Remover Glove and our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub are a dynamic duo exfoliating team. I like to do two coats, think nail polish, I find it gives a better coverage and if I’m a bit slap dash it hides any errors. Many people like to sleep in this tan, it’s personal choice really. I prefer to apply it and wait a few mins, get dressed and go about my day. It develops over 8 hours. Invisible Tan™ lasts approx. a week, depends on how you look after the tan. Swimming, bathing etc.

Hmmm… I know some people that use it on their face however it would break me out as once again, it’s a super nourishing rich tan. Stick with our Eco Tan Face Tan Water™ for the face.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Invisible Tan!

 

 

HEMPITAN™

What it is?

It’s our organic Body Tan Water with amazing Hemp Seed Extract to hydrate and treat the skin at the same time as giving your skin a beautiful glowing tan. It’s a water consistency so it dries super-fast and you literally can’t feel anything on your skin. I absolutely love this tan. It’s my daughter’s favourite and I have to admit it’s the one I reach for! An absolutely stunning & perfect colour!

Who could use it?

It’s our darkest and longest lasting tan. Medium to dark skin tones is recommended however if you are fair you could use this product and simply leave it on for an hour.

How to use it?

Start at your ankles and work your way up slowly. Applying the same amount of product to each area. Always do a double coat. To me it just gives you a better even tone. Spray it onto our Tan Applicator Mitt or use your hand. Don’t use a material mitt as it will absorb into the mitt. We have a specially created non-porous mitt that gives a great application. You can spray directly onto the skin or spray onto the mitt. I tend to do a bit of both. You can sleep in it, leave it for an hour (soft glow) or apply it and get on with your day.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Hempitan!

Cacao Tanning Mousse™

What it is?

It’s a beautiful foamy application. To me it smells like Jaffa’s. Chocolate, coffee, orange combo. Cacao Tanning Mousse™ is made from natural cacao so it won’t stain your skin like synthetic food colouring does. It hydrates the skin so goodbye crocodile effect. It gives you a beautiful chocolate colour that lasts approx 7-10 days.

Who could use it?

All skin tones can use Cacao Tanning Mousse™. You control how dark you like to go.

How to use it?

Start at the ankles and apply an even amount of product to each area. A second coat does give a richer darker colour. It also is best to do in case you have missed some spots. You can leave it for 1 hour or sleep in it. It’s up to you. I tend to apply and forget about it. I get dressed and go on with my day.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Cacao Tanning Mousse!

 

 

FACE TAN WATER™

What it is?

It’s my brain child cult product that is non-comedogenic (won’t block your pores). It also has anti-acne ingredients to help clear skin and even your complexion plus natural Hyaluronic Acid which is an anti-ageing ingredient and keeps moisture in your skin without feeling heavy. Eco Tan Face Tan Water™ is a global multi award-winning product and even my 70yr old mum wears it. It helps to camouflage her rosacea and broken capillaries. Ditch your foundation.

Who could use it?

EVERYONE!

How to use it?

Simple apply it to clean dry skin. Use about a teaspoon worth. I tip it into my hands and apply it that way. Wait a couple of mins before applying our Super Fruit Hydrator. I use it about twice a week. Find what works for you! Some apply it at night.

Watch our Youtube Tutorial on how to apply Face Tan Water!

 

So that’s a wrap. Stay safe in the sun peeps. Sunscreen, shade and water!

 

 

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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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

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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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