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.

 

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 By Sonya Driver 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 By Sonya Driver 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!

 

 

 

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.

SHOP SUPER FRUIT TONER™ NOW 

Super Fruit Toner™

 

 

 

 

 

Certified Organic Glory Oil – Restore your skin to its true glory!

glory oil miracle oil

Certified Organic Glory Oil – Restore your skin to its true glory!

GLORY, GLORY HALLELUJAH –  new super seed Certified Organic Glory Oil sent from heaven!

So in May of 2017 I had a large basil cell carcinoma cut from my face. I underestimated the trauma that it left both physically and emotionally.

Not only did I have to face getting older, fatter etc but with a huge raised scar in the middle of my face really shook my confidence. I felt so sad for myself. Not because of vanity just because I looked, well, not like me.

I called up my female cosmetic chemist and asked her to make me something that would give me the best shot at healing. My brief. Must be certified organic (of course) healing and non-greasy. I want a miracle oil! My Beautiful chemist herself had a melanoma cut from her arm recently and we were in the same boat. She actually had a worse time than me.

Certified Organic Glory Oil  was born! I’m not making this up, people close to me have been asking me what I use on my skin as it looks gorgeous. Maybe they are trying to make me feel better I don’t know, it’s working anyway.

I use glory oil on the back of my hands, chest, face throughout the week. I even pat it on top of my make up ( if I wear any) It gives a dewy feel without greasiness. It is liquid gold from heaven in my book.

The 3 main focus (angel) ingredients are Inca Inchi + Acai + Pumpkin Seed.

 

Inca Inchi seed – an ancient Peruvian omega abundant superseed oil high in antioxidants, the power of inca inchi oil is amazing; it helps protect from environmental stress

ors 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.

 

NOURISH | SOOTHE | CALM | RESTORE

 

This exquisite Superseed Certified Organic Miraculous Glory Oil will restore your skin to its true glory!

So use it as your night treatment and let me know your thoughts. It’s the holy grail of organic oils, I promise. X

Be blessed Sonya. ( scar face but still a good chick )

 

 

Face Compost SOLD OUT first week.

Face Compost SOLD OUT first week. It’s a vulnerable thing to create and offer a product in the market. I know I suffered from insomnia before the launch (a bit edgy too, apologies to the folk I live with) there is always a little bit of doubt whether people will love it as much as you do.

So when we SOLD OUT in the first week, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!

Bloody grateful woman right here. I gave a few Face Compost Masks to a couple of tough critics in my life. When they came back with feedback like this, I knew it was a Divine appointment, assignment, creation! Face Compost SOLD OUT first week.

 

“OMG Sonya, I feel like I have had a facial! I’m using this every week. Its freakin awesome” – Kerry

 

“What on earth is in it? This is the best face mask I have used and I have used plenty (beauty professional for 30 years) it evened out my skin colour. I need a bigger tube!” – Leigh

 

I am truly blessed. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

Sonya x

 

… and the reviews keep coming.

“My prayers have been answered, I have been waiting so long for an organic face mask just like this one! I am obsessed, even my boyfriend uses it when I’m not home.” – Emily Smith

 

“Just wanted to say thanks Sonya, you have done it again. I have just tried the beautiful new Skin Compost 7 Minute Mask. The ingredients you have used are certainly next level where science and certified organics join together to create the most healing/nourishing/cleansing face mask. (Very clever and very exciting). It was very easy to apply, I just did my face. 7 minutes later I was washing it off and could seriously feel the difference in my skin. It felt very soft and nourished and looked exceptionally clean. I noticed my pores looked smaller and my skin look shiny and smooth. Thanks Sonya, I can’t wait to try the rest of the range as soon as it is out.” – Mel

“I got this mask, the second it launched, and have used it three times since. My skin is acne prone but sensitive and I found this mask to somehow help with both. It’s nourished whilst detoxifying without being drying, harsh or irritating! I was surprised to love this as much as I do! So I thought I’d send some appreciation! Thank you for this product.” – Rachel

 

“As a man I don’t normally use face masks or any facial products, however my wife decided it would be a great idea for me to try Face Compost. I’m a surfer so I spend a lot of time in the sun and my skin is fairly dry. I found this mask instantly hydrated my skin and I will be using it weekly to keep up my fresh new look.” – Dan

 

“My skin is super  sensitive and usually reacts to most products. I tried Eco Tan’s New Face compost and the result was absolutely AMAZING! My skin is calm, clear and feels hydrated, It is the best result I have had from any skincare product I have used in the past.” – Sally

 

“This is my secret weapon against bumpy skin” – Millie

 

“My skin is so smooth and even better, my acne has calmed and become way less prominently red!” – Brigid

 

 

 

Face Compost SOLD OUT first week

Face Compost® Mask | Organic Superpower – Eco By Sonya Driver

Face Compost Mask | Organic Superpower for your face.

My mother is a natural beauty. Gentle in nature and strikingly elegant in looks. My earliest memories of ANY beauty products as a child was of my mum wearing a face mask once a week as she did the ironing, (ironing sucks, I don’t do it)!

I have had the exact face mask I wanted to make in my brain for years and years. I wanted to put ingredients in this mask that actually do something and have a specific purpose.

This mask is TRULY unique. I have had the name Face Compost for years as that was what I wanted it to be based on. Super organic greens, seeds, oils all the stinky chunky good stuff!

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 and Acai work their magic and clean out the pores. SERIOUSLY, Face Compost leaves your skin feeling deeply nourished. One of my GF’s said “Son, I feel like I’ve had a facial. This is brilliant!”

It’s my weekly ritual.

So what is it going to do to your gorgeous skin?

Eco By Sonya Driver Face Compost®  is not just any face mask; it is a phenomenal luxe mask for all skin types that will bring your skin to its next level. Smoothing, anti-acne, anti-ageing & nourishing properties. It will brighten and draw out impurities leaving your skin hydrated and drenched in green goodness. Created to clear, smooth and feed.

7 Super Ingredients. 7 Superpowers. 7 minutes…. Next level skin care! Face Compost Mask | Organic Superpower

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. Making money isn’t my love or the driving force. 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

 

 

 

You know GRATITUDE is the pop word at present. 

Sonya, Founder Eco By Sonya Driver, shares her journey from a single mum, mixing ingredients in her house to a global organic beauty empire.

You know GRATITUDE is the pop word at present.

I have asked a few people what does it mean to them. Strangely enough it has a completely different meaning to each individual. This is what I know about gratitude…

IT’S A MAGNET FOR MIRACLES.

It’s a supernatural tool that once found will propel you and others into a space beaming with new revelations.

1. In every circumstance look for the gratitude

2. That becomes a habit

3. Habit begins to retrain the brain

4. Brain creates happy hormones (dopamine)

5. Pass on the happiness to others

Practice it. Create a GRATITUDE jar. I have noticed it changes the colours I wear, my posture, my smile, the lines on my face.

I sense people with GRATITUDE. They walk into a room and instantly the vibe shifts. It flows from them, just like dark energy does. It’s light to carry and will energise the owner. Seek it. Speak it.

So as I dig deeper into the mixed world of gratitude I uncover something about myself that leaves me glum. I realise I project so much love and gratitude for others and outward things that I never stopped to be grateful for myself.

I’m so critical of me. Fat arms, no dedication and discipline for exercise, swear too much, drink too much, stress too much, impatient and the list goes on. I struggle to believe a compliment and with all I have overcome and achieved (bucket loads) I have never stopped to think sh&$ you are brave.

So in this moment with you here, I acknowledge and proudly say to myself. I’m grateful for you Sonya.

Blessings- Sonya

 

GRATITUDE, Eco Tan Founder Sonya Driver, Warehouse

where it all began

Copy of Hawaiian Goddess and Human Sunshine

Eco By Sonya Driver founder recently had her friend Leiona, create stunning flower hair garlands for the recent Eco Tan! Leiona's talent is truly unique!

Leiona shares how her love for Lei making created our unique Eco Tan flower hair garlands

You may have noticed in our most recent Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver shoot, Sonya and our models wore the most amazing flower hair garlands or should we say “ingredient” hair garlands. If you haven’t seen the shots, check out the stunning images on our Instagram!

One of Sonya’s divine friends, Leiona, created these flower hair garlands herself using only beautiful organic and natural ingredients that you will find in our organic products!

DETOXIFY YOUR SPIRIT

Spiritual Detox

My Mental and Spiritual Detox Tips

Shutting my mind so my spirit can thrive

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not lacking in oodles of spirit! I move a mile a minute and my world is full on and exciting and full of beautiful people. Never once do I take any of it for granted, but every now and again, I catch myself caught up in a whirlwind. At this point, I know it’s time to stop and make sure I’m spiritually and emotionally in touch with my spirit and that it’s not being contaminated with toxic surroundings, situations, thoughts or people. This is my time for a mental and spiritual detox.

To be good at what I do…to be a good wife, mother and business leader, I practice what I preach! I try to practice self-care and I nurture my spirit every day in some way for an ongoing spiritual detox. Because I do, I then feel equipped to nurture the people around me. Trust me on this too…I pick those people VERY carefully.

So here are my top tips for a mental and spiritual detox:

1. Connect with animals and nature

Every day I go for a walk or run and I literally have to force myself to stop and ‘smell the roses’. Did you know that if you look hard enough inside every flower is another tiny flower ready to bloom? I force myself to stop and be ‘mindful’ (buzz word alert) every day and if I didn’t I would never stop moving.

2. Decontaminate my space

Every now and again ask yourself…who are the spirits hanging around me and I know it’s also a bit of a ‘buzz word’ at the moment, but if you haven’t heard of gaslighting PLEASE educate yourself! Gaslighters are manipulators that make you doubt yourself and as a result you can lose your healthy sense of identity and self-worth. Chances are you have at least one of these people in your life right now…CUT THEM LOOSE! I’m serious.

3. Shut off social media

Guilty as charged. I’m on social media a lot – usually on instagram letting my mind go wild with ideas, but even I recognise the importance of shutting off for a detox, and the rest of my family have to do it too. As I manifest the UFC wrestler inside me and wrangle the electronic devices from the hands of my girls I preach the importance of being in the moment without distractions. I shut my mind so my spirit can thrive.

4. Pray

Yes pray. Every single day I give it all over and I unload to a higher power. I am a big believer in taking nothing for granted. I am always grateful for the beauty in my life.

5. Love myself

I know I’m not perfect, and I’ve made mistakes in my life and trusted people I probably shouldn’t have, but most importantly I own it all. I am what I am and I love it all.

I believe we are all here to be the best version of ourselves. Nurture and feed your ‘spirit’. Furthermore, protect it from anything toxic and take a mental and spiritual detox when you need it! 

Shine on xx

Sonya

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

Gold Coast mums unite to spread organic awareness and convince more of the population to re-visit organics.

No longer just a passing hippy fad, the organic movement is here to stay. Organic foods are simply foods without multiple toxic sprays. As demand continues to grow for organic options, the more affordable it’s becoming.

Sonya Driver, Founder of Gold Coast based global business, Eco Tan, recently paid a visit to local business owner, Bec from ‘A Life to Live’. A Life to Live are located in Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast and deliver organic food boxes to your home. Sonya wanted to gather easy organic tips and knowledge to share with her eco-aware audience for Organic Awareness Month.

GOLD COAST MUMS SPREADING ORGANIC AWARENESS

Sonya and Bec are both inspirational forerunners in health and organic products. They were also both single mums who worked hard to build their own futures. All while providing affordable alternatives for organic living.

Sonya started Eco Tan eight years ago with the first ever certified organic tanning product in Australia. She has since grown this little Gold Coast tan business into a global empire. Eco Tan now includes a large range of products including body care, natural sun care and soon to launch organic skin care.

A SHARED PASSION

When Sonya met Bec through a friend their shared passion and life journey created an immediate connection. Inspired by Bec’s simple concept of delivering fresh organic food to your doorstep, Sonya has been a loyal customer ever since. Bec is passionate about families changing the way they eat, and ditching all processed foods. Did you know that of the 8000 pesticides registered for use in Australian agriculture over 80 are banned in Europe?! It’s a frightening statistic. But when you can buy a large head of organic broccoli for only $2.05, now is clearly the time for people to re-consider organic eating.

SET FOR EXPANSION

Bec is in the midst of opening a chain of affordable toxic free organic fruit, vegetable and coffee stores across the Gold Coast. With her sights set on expanding to Sydney, there is no stopping super-woman Bec from spreading her organic awareness message far and wide.

Bravo to these passionate eco-crusaders. They continue to educate and create an eco-friendly and organically aware world…one broccoli at a time!

 

Hawaiian Goddess and Human Sunshine

Eco By Sonya Driver founder recently had her friend Leiona, create stunning flower hair garlands for the recent Eco Tan! Leiona's talent is truly unique!

Leiona shares how her love for Lei making created our unique Eco Tan handmade flower crowns

You may have noticed in our most recent Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver shoot, Sonya and our models wore the most amazing handmade flower crowns or should we say handmade “ingredient” crowns. If you haven’t seen the shots, check out the stunning images on our Instagram!

One of Sonya’s divine friends, Leiona, created these handmade flower crowns herself using only beautiful organic and natural ingredients that you will find in our organic products!