Category: From the Founder

Why Hand Sanitiser?

 

Why Hand Sanitiser? Well it’s quite simple really, when the need is great, we all need to raise our hands. We’re in this together. Right now, the world is in uncertain times, for how long is anyone’s guess. So, we are here (at home) getting used to a new normal of hand washing more often and only heading out for essentials and the daily exercise regime. So now when out and about hand sanitiser is the go to.

Here’s my why. I had been overwhelmed by requests from many of my incredible retailers all asking if I can produce a hand sanitiser. Many health food stores, organic stores & pharmacies were saying it’s the number one question they’re being asked from customers on a daily basis. Our phones too were running hot and our inboxes flooded. So, the need was there and I decided it was the least I could do, to give our valuable customers an extra helping hand.

Made right here in Queensland, some epic strings were pulled to get this hand sanitiser to market this quickly. I worked with my chemist and we found it was very hard to get ethanol (alcohol), as the supply is short, and the price is skyrocketing. But as always, I managed to get the best of the best for you.

Eco By Sonya’s new HAND SANITISER with 70% Alcohol, Organic Aloe Vera to stop hands drying out and Eucalyptus & Lemongrass essential oils. These earth friendly bottles are made from 100% recycled materials and is a large 150ml spray bottle. A no rinse vegan formulation. No hidden nasties. Australian made & Owned.

As part of our core ethos, I’m going to be donating some of this hand sanitiser to schools as well as to the larger community.

Remember we can all do something. We have a long history of supporting those in need and Aussie made organic skincare company, Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya reflects my own passion to empower living beings. “Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya is about lifting others up.”

Banding together to change lives. Now is no different. Our first batch sold out in just 4 hours.

Are you looking for the best primer?

THE DUO YOU HAVE TO HAVE – Are you looking for the best primer? 

We have the perfect one for you with our Super Fruit Hydrator & Certified Glory Oil. Ever stared at a couple while you were out somewhere and thought…. You’re made for each other! Yes, me too! This is what I wanted these two products to feel like. The perfect partners in crime, best friends. The best primer.

Silky, smooth, plump, hydrated skin awaits. I want to restore your faith in good organic skincare. And what better way than with an Aussie made & owned cruelty free one. It’s good for you and kind to animals. Made with only organic and natural ingredients straight from mother nature.

 

They really are the perfect skincare pair, the hottest duo on the block! Super Fruit Hydrator and Glory Oil! Here’s an intro…

 

Super Fruit Hydrator A lightweight oil free hydrator packed with antiaging superhero hyaluronic acid, Super Fruit Hydrator is the hydrator you’ve been looking for. Australian Native botanical actives packed with antioxidants that help to reduce acne; a combination of nourishing super fruits for hydration and rejuvenation antioxidants to help clear. Organic Aloe Vera to help reduce inflammation and improve irritated skin. Moisture magnet Hyaluronic acid restores hydration and plumps for your healthiest skin ever. Wild Harvest Plum to naturally help reduce the appearance of ageing. Big tick! It’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores. Suitable for all skin types it’s silky and incredibly hydrating.

 

Now, Glory Oil arrived on the market with reviews like “heaven in a bottle, “sunshine in a bottle” “best face oil ever” “life changing”. It contains Seven hand-picked certified organic super seeds to help reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines. It plumps and help restore you skin to its true glory. Amazing certified organic superseeds packed with Omega 3, 6 & 9 that plump, restore, calm and nourish the skin. Hallelujah!

  • Inca Inchi seed – an ancient Peruvian omega abundant super seed oil high in antioxidants, the power of inca inchi oil is amazing; it helps protect from environmental stressors and nutrients help to even out the look of skin tone and the appearance of scarring and wrinkles. Assists in restoring moisture balance and to relieve dry, and irritated skin.
  • Acai Fruit Oil – Acai is another antioxidant powerhouse and helps protect the skin from environmental aggressors and reduces the appearance of aging. Acai also has a lot of fatty acids that help the skin look tight and, as well as vitamins and minerals a key for protecting.
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil – Pumpkin seed oil (PSO) is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants, therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance.

 

The SECRET is OUT!

The magic primer is created when you mix a couple of drops of Glory Oil with a pump of Super Fruit Hydrator. Your skin is instantly plumped, perfectly hydrated, silky smooth and ready to take on the world (and your foundation). An amazing base for makeup & your skins absolute must haves for amazing hydration. The result is dewy, glowing perfection. Your makeup will glide on better & be longer lasting. Packed with omegas and anti-aging superpower hyaluronic acid. Fine lines be gone!

Try it today… or find me a better certified organic primer… I’ll wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glory Oil REVIEWS

“I have been using your oil for 2 months and I am very happy with the results. It feels wonderful to put on and smells so nice (which is a very important factor for me!). I have extremely dry skin which your oil certainly has soothed and moisturized. Farewell dry and itchy skin!” ~Dali

“Hi, I just wanted to say thanks so much for making your amazing Glory Oil. My husband is a paramedic and has been getting a bad rash on his hands from using so much hand sanitizer and harsh disinfectants at work. I started putting glory oil on his hands each night and it’s pretty much cleared up. He’s so relieved!” ~ Elise

 

Face Tan Water | THE UNCOMPLICATED GLOW!

THE UNCOMPLICATED GLOW! Face Tan Water – It’s not complicated. It actually will make your life easier & save you time & cash.

Our Face Tan Water was the first and will always be the original. “Be an innovator, not an imitator”, I’ve always said. Created to fix a common issue that many found when self-tanning. Break-outs on your face! Traditional self–tans are clogging pores left, right and centre as the skin on your face is more sensitive and prone to congestion. And if you have oily skin then I feel for you.

 

There was nothing for the face, so I made it!

My idea; It needed to be a Certified Organic & non-comedogenic gradual self-tan, so it could suit everyone. It doesn’t clog your pores – goodbye breakouts! It could also double as a skincare product with active anti-acne and hydrating ingredients.

 

So, orange peel was chosen for its high concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that benefit the skin and is used to treat various types of skin problems including acne, oily skin, blackheads, blemishes and uneven skin tone. Rose Geranium also is known to create a balance between oily and dry skin by balancing the production of sebum. With known therapeutic abilities that can help calm irritated skin due to its astringent & antibiotic properties it had to be there too. Making it brilliant for problem skin.

 

Hello anti-ageing superpower hyaluronic Acid! This powerhouse helps to hydrate the skin and keep it moist and supple, it also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Such a multitasker!

Face Tan Water helps even your complexion & gives a sun-kissed glow.

 

Most importantly… it must be able to fit right in with an everyday simple skincare routine, hence a toner. So, Face Tan Water gradual self-tanning toner was born. It’s 5 years old this year. Happy Birthday favourite child. Love you lots x.

 

How hard can it be to apply a toner? It’s not hard at all. Trust me.

This is my routine. I get up, shower (I cleanse while in the shower to save time), then pour a teaspoon amount of Face Tan Water in my hands and rub it on my face & neck. Super Fruit Hydrator, then apply our oil-free natural sunscreen. Morning routine done.

 

At the end of the day Face Tan Water was made to make your life easier. Don’t overthink it.

 

It’s the one thing you can count on to always be by your side (or at least by your bathroom sink sitting pretty).

 

 

So what is Australian Clean Beauty, and what does it mean?

So, what is Australian Clean Beauty?

To me, it’s everything from ingredients, to packaging being zero waste to zero emissions and being carbon neutral.

Obviously, it means products are being made using only organic and natural ingredients, nothing synthetic or toxic. There is absolutely no harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances in our products just pure kind ingredients straight from mother nature and ethically sourced.

I get so frustrated when I see the so called ‘clean beauty’ out there – first ingredient water, last ingredient synthetic, preservatives, fillers, plastics, all that sort of stuff. I am a big believer in researching ingredients, you should know what you are putting on your skin.

Transparency is also important to me, as I feel there is a lot of greenwashing out there and consumers are being misled constantly, with false truths.

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So, we don’t contain any synthetics, no GMOs, no animal testing and cruelty free. Also, we don’t sell products in areas that are going to test our products on animals.

So many people are ‘cruelty free’. They say they’re cruelty free yet they sell into territories who are going to test their products on animals!

So, I call bullshit people – bullshit!

Do your research!

I know everybody has a different idea of clean beauty. It’s a combination of everything. I believe it’s also how the company operates and the culture within the company. It’s all of the environmental factors.

In terms of our packaging, most of our packaging is now PCR (Post Consumer Recyclable) and the remaining is in conversion to. Which means we are packing our products in tubes and bottles, using recycled materials and sugar cane pulp.

Now I’m not saying we’re perfect, but we’re certainly trying our hardest to get on the way to being clean in every aspect for the earth and we’re moving forward in that direction.

Make sure kindness is your number one foundation. Kindness isn’t a weakness; it isn’t soft and fluffy… Kindness is having the guts to stand up for those who don’t have a voice for themselves.

Clean Beauty to me is:

STRENGTH

HONESTY

TRANSPARENCY

As I said we’re not claiming to be perfect but we’re really trying in all areas and if we find an area that we have fault in, we address it.

That’s what Australian Clean Beauty means to me.

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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