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December 14, 2014

We have Gift Packs Galore!

Raw Gaia Raw Beauty Gift Set

 

Containing full sizes of some of Raw Gaia’s best sellers, this is a great introduction for anyone new to 100% natural skin care. Raw Gaia is not only certified organic and 100% raw, it’s also vegan – so this one’s perfect for vegan and animal-loving friends alike!

Contains an entire skin care regime with full sizes of:

  • Skin Divinity Cleansing Spray
  • Moroccan Lava Clay Face Pack
  • Floral Face Toner
  • Floral Rejuvenating Cream

 

 

 Mokosh Body Essentials Gift Pack

 

Know someone who’s into natural skin care, but think they might already have their face routine sorted? Then this is the ticket. Mokosh’s Body Essentials Gift Pack has everything you need for glowing, moisturised skin from top to toe. The scents in these products are sophisticated, heady and a little exotic. Sexy!

Contains generous (but not full) sizes of:

  • Cedarwood, Rosalina & Sweet Orange Body Wash
  • Organic Hand Moisturiser
  • Frankincense, Lavender & Geranium Body Butter
  • Sesame & Frankincense Body Oil

 

 

 Tata Harper Daily Essentials Anti-Ageing Discovery Kit

 

This is the perfect taster of the Tata Harper range; and wonderful for that lady in your life who could use a little luxury. Contains beautifully-packaged sample sizes of a host of Tata’s most popular anti-ageing wonder products, to make up a complete regime and then some:

  • Regenerating Cleanser
  • Hydrating Floral Essence
  • Rejuvenating Serum
  • Repairative Moisturiser
  • Replenishing Nutrient Complex
  • Restorative Eye Cream
  • Resurfacing Mask

 

 

 Mokosh Essential Man Gift Pack

 

Yes, there’s even one for the fellas. Mokosh is popular with men; I think because the products are beautifully simple and the packaging isn’t too feminine. Now your organic skin care products can sit side by side! Perfect for the boyfriend, brother, husband or Dad who needs a nudge in the natural direction.

Contains:

  • Organic Shaving Soap (full-sized tin)
  • Natural Face Oil for Normal/Combination Skin (generous size but not full)
  • Light Body Moisturiser (generous size but not full)
July 01, 2014

How to restore your summer glow safely

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere like I do, then winter isn’t just coming any more – it’s well & truly here. Baby, it’s cold outside!
 
It’s all too tempting in the cloudier months when you’re not getting that daily, incidental sun exposure, to resort to less healthy methods for maintaining your ‘glow’. Before you do so, read on.

 

Solariums

The World Health Organisation categorises solariums as a known cause of skin cancer in humans, and last year, Victoria became the first State in Australia to ban the use of solariums. A research study published in January this year estimated that around 18,000 skin cancers in Australia are caused annually by sun bed use – and there’s now a push for solariums to be banned in other Australian states also.

 

So what should you do? Well, you should stop using sun beds as of right now. But, before you rush to the chemist to buy the fake stuff – let’s take a look at that also.

 

Fake Tan

The ingredient in fake tans that makes them ‘work’ is DHA, or dihydroxyacetone. It reacts with amino acids in dead skin cells in the upper layers of the dermis, causing the colour change.

DHA is the only fake-tanning chemical that’s approved by the FDA for use in cosmetics. However, it does carry some concerns regarding its potential to react with living cells inside the body. These concerns are tied to the inhalation of the chemical – i.e, during a spray tan.

Without proper ventilation, the aerosol can either be inhaled or penetrate mucous membranes in the eyes and nose; allowing it to enter the body – where its effects have not been as extensively studied.

 

So how can you reduce your risk?

 

-       Avoid spray tans wherever possible – use creams or lotions instead. This avoids the potential for chemicals to enter the body. If you have to get a spray tan, make sure there’s adequate ventilation, and opt for an organic tanning solution.

-       Use a tanning lotion that contains naturally-sourced DHA. The DHA in EcoTan for example is sourced from sugar beets.

-       Read your ingredients lists. If there’s anything in your tanning lotion that looks like it shouldn’t be there – put it back on the shelf. Needless to say, Eco Tan is our favourite – it’s Australia’s first Certified Organic fake tan, and is 100% natural. It also gives a beautiful, deep brown finish with no rub-off or streakiness; so your tan will look as natural and healthy as the ingredients list!

 

And, to finish off this post in a non-traditional fashion – here are some beautiful pictures of pale-skinned women.
(Naturally) tanned skin is beautiful – but so is pale skin. Do what’s right and healthy for you and you’ll glow from the inside out!

       
May 05, 2013

Pamper your Mum for Mother's Day!

 

Let's face it - every Mum loves to be pampered.. and what better gift is there for Mother's Day than the gift of naturally beautiful skin? 

We've scoured through our range of skin care and hand-picked the most luxurious and pampering anti-ageing products we can think of, just in time for that special day!

All Australian orders placed before 12 noon on Wednesday (AWST) are guaranteed to be delivered before this weekend - and all orders between now and Mother's Day will receive FREE gift wrapping! (See our cute example box below!)

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The Mum List

La Bella Figura Le Decouverte Under Eye Repair Serum

This luxurious roll-on serum is a God send for fine lines and dark circles, containing brightening rose hip oil and the cult barbary fig seed oil, which has an incredibly high concentration of vitamin E and linoleic acid, making it wonderful at lowering oxidation damage and restoring youthfulness. This wonder-serum also contains green coffee to increase circulation and get to work on those pesky dark circles.

Blissoma Restore Deep Moisture Oil Serum

This beautiful botanical blend does exactly as its name suggests - it effectively restores the complexion to bring back that youthful 'glow' that can fade with age. A host of powerful cold pressed seed oils bring healing, sun-protective and cell regenerating properties, without clogging pores or causing greasiness. Among the hit list are vitamin E-rich cranberry and grape seed, rose hip and seabuckthorn to build collagen, hemp, raspberry and calendula. What a beauty!

Suti Rose Water Organic Facial Toner

Naturally scented with the beautiful aroma of rose damascena, this beautifully gentle facial toner is perfect for mature, dry and sensitive skin types. Rose Moon Essence is thought to relieve pain and sadness and open the heart up to receiving love. Perfect for Mums!

 

xx

 

October 27, 2012

Product Review: Our new Beyond Organic Lite & Brite skin lightener

Check out this glowing review of the brand new and revolutionary Beyond Organic Lite & Brite skin lightener, by Age Before Beauty blog!

 

Hand made beauty products are always a joy to behold. Made from natural, organic ingredients means they are safe, ethical and exceptionally good for your skin because unnecessary ingredients have not been added.

The multi award winning Beyond Organic range is no exception and new for this season are three products:

  • Organic SPF 30 Daily Protection
  • Organic Lite and Brite
  • Organic Tinted SPF 30 Protection

 

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Beyond Organic Skincare is truly natural and handmade in Cornwall (- it's) pure, kind, ethical AND effective care for your skin.

 

 

As a true English rose myself (pale and freckly!) I am always on the look out for decent sun protection products but I cannot stand the chemical smell of most of the mass market sun blocks. Beyond organic’s sun protection is excellent and as we did have a glimmer of sunshine yesterday I gave it a try!

I find that a lot of organic products, lovely as they are, can be quite thick and oily and the Beyond Organic range is a bit thick, but extremely effective once massaged into the skin. The sun protection worked brilliantly and smells gorgeous. It also left my skin feeling fresh, smooth and smelling lovely as well as protected from the harmful rays of the sun (even though it made just a brief appearance!)

The Lite and Brite product is claiming to be the first 100 per cent organic skin lightener to reach the market and I think this is going to be a best seller. The consistency is just right and it smells divine. As someone who longs for a bit of colour in their cheeks this isn’t something I will use myself, but it has the look and feel of a product that is far more expensive and tests over 28 days showed measurable results.

The tinted sun protection has a delicious fragrance and although the colour looks quite dark to start with, when it is blended and massaged into the skin the coverage is really good. Slightly too oily for my skin but still a great product and well worth a try. It doesn’t block pores or leave any residue unlike some other tinted moisturisers I have tried.

Our scores

Packaging-simple, stylish and functional

Smell-gorgeous-smells expensive

Gloop factor-quite thick but doesn’t block the pores and rubs in really well giving good coverage and excellent absorption

Results-sun protection is superb

These award wining all natural products are worth every penny.

 

Thank you to Age Before Beauty for this fantastic review!

Have you tried any of our Beyond Organic products? Which new line are you most excited about? We'd love to hear from you! 

Until next time.. xx

October 13, 2012

Breaking new ground: Lite & Brite, the world's first organic skin lightener

We're no strangers to breaking new ground - and we love introducing you to new 100% natural skin care lines!

We've introduced a number of new natural & organic skin care brands to Australian shores, including Aucocisco Naturals and the 100% Pure facial range; with more in the pipeline.

Now, we're excited to introduce the world's first 100% natural and organic skin lightener.

Beyond Organic's Lite & Brite is a skin care revolution. Extremely popular across Asia, skin lighteners are often laden with dangerous chemicals - and until now, a natural alternative hasn't existed. Lite & Brite natural skin lightener works by naturally decreasing the production of Tyrosinase in the skin, which is the enzyme responsible for pigmentation.

Lite & Brite's lightening properties have been demonstrated by biological tests (in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo). After daily use for 28 days it shows measurable results, with further results at 56 days. Beautifully scented and hydrating enough to function as a moisturiser, the cream gradually and gently fades skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, freckles, melasma and age spots.

Lite & Brite natural skin lightener has won a host of natural skin care awards, including earning a 'Highly Commended' in the prestigious 2012 Natural Beauty Awards.

We're excited!

Click here to view the entire Beyond Organic range at Eve Organics.

...Until next time xx

 

October 06, 2012

Product Review: Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder & Mask

Luckily for us, we come into contact with a huge range of beautiful, gourmet skin care products every day working at Eve Organics - but every now and then, a product comes along that sticks with you. This miracle-in-a-glass-jar is one of them.

In their Face Cleansing Powder & Mask, Mokosh have created a product that truly transforms the complexion. Granular in texture, the powder adopts a deliciously 'mushy' consistency when mixed with water, and can be immediately washed off or left on as a mask once or twice a week. The powder contains Argiletz green clay to withdraw impurities - so it offers a deeper clean than most cleansers.

Like all of the Mokosh products, the Face Cleansing Powder & Mask is beautifully simple. With ingredients like organic oatmeal; neem, coconut and wheatgrass powders; and rose petals, the powder refines, renews and is excellent at balancing oily, combination or over-active skin types. It has an 'earthy' aroma and feels soft but oh-so-slightly exfoliating on contact. Skin is left feeling clearer, softer and brighter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers have told us that the Face Cleansing Powder & Mask helps to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and combat dullness.

To make the most of your Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder & Mask, keep it outside of the shower and pour just enough product into your dry hand before mixing it with water outside the jar. Allowing moisture into the jar can cause the product to spoil, so store it in a dry place - remember, it's 100% natural and preservative-free.


Have you tried our Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder & Mask? What did you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

...Until next time xx

June 17, 2012

Glowing Review: Our 100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream

Every now & then we stumble across a review of one of the natural skin care products in our range, and we simply have to share it!
The Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream by 100% Pure skin care is a new addition to the range, and a miracle product for damaged and distressed complexions. Karley from Pure Beauty with Karley shares her thoughts on this wonder-in-a-bottle! :

Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream: A Closer Look

The way I have always looked at skin care is that we only have ONE skin. ONE face. You want to treat it with respect and nourish it with love--and wholesome ingredients! That is why I use 100% Pure skin care exclusively on my skin. One of those products used daily deserves a special feature on why I adore it so much and that's why I'd like to talk about a fruit you probably have in your garden right now: tomatoes.

 

 

In addition to making a great BLT or homemade sauce, tomatoes are great for your skin. I think tomatoes are one of the most underrated skin foods out there. A recent study in Great Britain showed that regular consumption of lycopene-rich tomatoes can help protect skin from UVA damage as well as prevent premature aging. Tomatoes also benefit the skin when topically applied.  The main compound of this fruit is a carotene called LYCOPENE, which is a true antioxidant powerhouse.

At a conference at the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy at the Virginia Technical Institute, one subject discussed was a finding that lycopene in tomatoes may actually reduce sun damage by up to 35%!

In addition to these wonderful antioxidant properties, lycopene can also soften and smooth the skin to give it an ideal texture.  The tonic effects of the lycopene are also wonderful for balancing sebum in the skin.

One product from 100% Pure that I truly adore and would place into my top 3 favorites (which is oh so hard to do!) is the Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream. This is the facial moisturizer I have been using each morning.

I used to suffer from skin that was quite dry. Once I switched over to a regular regimen of 100% Pure products, it became normalized. No more dull, dry patches. Just NORMAL skin.  In the heat and humidity, I've had a bit of combination skin with t-zone oil like I did 15-20 years ago.  I needed to find a lighter facial moisturizer that I could use alone or with natural, mineral sunscreen. As you may know, using a natural sunscreen can wreak havoc on the pores so you need a light face cream instead of a heavy one.

I also know of many people with truly oily and acne prone skin who use this as well.

This is my favorite facial cream to use.  First of all, it is not a traditional, potted cream. It is in a pump bottle and is a lighter fluid. It is super gentle and doesn't feel heavy on the skin.

Just look at the ingredients:

Ingredients:
 Cucumber Juice, Tomato Extract, Organic Rose Hydrosol, Carrot Seed Oil, Tomato Lycopene, Organic Avocado Butter, Aloe Juice, Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Extract of Organic Goldenseal, Organic Rosemary, Organic Oregano, Organic Thyme and Organic Lavender, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract, Citric Acid, Witch Hazel, Candelilla Wax and Calendula Extract

Why this works--a look at some of the key ingredients:

*Cucumber juice is the number one ingredient.  This soothing ingredient is also a skin tonic, and when combined with the tonic benefits of tomatoes, it helps clear the pores and get that "gunk" out of your skin.

*Rose hydrosol stimulates the skin and can also restore the pH balance of your skin.

*Carrot seed oil is present in this cream as well and I'd like to talk about why this is such a good thing.  Carrot seed oil contains high amounts of both Vitamin A and Carotene. Both are very potent antioxidants. When used on this skin, carrot seed can help to repair damage already done by free radicals. While many essential oils are not corrective, this is one that has shown to be both corrective and preventive.

Carrot Seed's effect on the skin can be visible after just a few days of use, starting with a more radiant appearance. Often when our skin looks dull or sallow, carrot seed can help give it that "boost" we need.

People have found that skin infections have been treated well with carrot seed. Conditions such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis and eczema also can find some relief with this oil.

Those with mature skin can also reap the rewards of using this essential oil. It will make the skin softer, and can rejuvenate and tone the skin's texture which results in a more youthful appearance.

*Avocado Butter softens the skin.  An effective anti-ager, it can also help restore skin elasticity and make it look more youthful and radiant.
*Aloe juice is something I believe is a must have in skin care. I am such a believer in aloe for the skin that I have purchased aloe vera juice to drink and have done this for years. It really is a wonderful ingredient and when I do not use products with aloe or when I go without drinking it, my skin suffers.Aloe can help repair damaged, irritated, sensitive, cracked, or burned skin. It is wonderfully soothing. It also contains Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and Vitamin C, as well as 20 amino acids. It is packed with nutrients which make it an ideal ingredient in skin care. It is skin protective and can act as a natural barrier to protect it from toxins.
*Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract is EXCELLENT for the skin. It can help fight free radicals and is high in omega 5 fatty acids. It can help with cell growth and restore skin's softness and elasticity.
*Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant which has also been shown to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles and fight off free radicals.
*Vitamin C 

needs to be properly stabilized to provide maximum benefit. Have you ever had a vitamin C product that, once opened, quickly turns into a rusty brown shade? I think we all have.  That means that the vitamin C has oxidized. The Vitamin C in 100% Pure products is top-notch. Your skin will reap the anti-aging and antioxidant benefits, and this vitamin can brighten your skin too.


The Bottom Line:

If you have oily skin and haven't found a moisturizer that doesn't make you greasy or if you have an oily t-zone, or even normal skin--then this is for you!

 

Did you enjoy this review? Have you tried our 100% Pure Tomato Lycopene Facial Cream ? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

..Until next time xx