Organic Beauty VS Mainstream Beauty

Using an organic skin care range really does make a difference.

Things happen it life that lead you on a path. I became consumed with finding an organic solution as a safer tanning alternative.

Not only was there not a single organic tanning product, but I quickly started to recognise how harmful a simple lipstick was! I sure wasn’t going to use them and I definitely wasn’t going to take that risk on my sister’s skin. It is in these very moments, that Eco Tan my organically certified company was born. I vowed to speak up to Australian’s about toxic chemicals in mainstream beauty. Further, to make them aware of greenwashing.


How many chemicals are in the cosmetics you use?

As a result, the biggest message I always try to get across to consumers is that your skin is your body’s largest organ and a lot of what we put onto it absorbs into the blood stream. We need to look after it! The first step is to start researching and have a look at the ingredients on labels. Don’t fall for false fancy marketing claims and pretty packaging. Look a big closer and take a look at the big picture!

The Most Important Question Of Your Life

Original equipment used to make the first batches of Eco Tan

Original equipment used to make the first batches of Eco Tan – five years ago

The following post fully encapsulates how we feel at Eco Tan about life, achieving goals and success. Eco Tan was born in the kitchen sink of Sonya’s tiny Currumbin home, now it is a cult brand and can be found world wide. Nothing in life will land in your lap without the hard work, struggle and pain that goes along with it. Eco Tan has been a journey of many ups and downs, but success was only a product of absolute determination and hard work. This article illustrates this notion with such clarity that we want to share it with you.

The Most Important Question Of Your Life

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships. To look perfect, make money and to be popular, well-respected and admired. To be a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.

New Year, New You! Time to Embrace 2016!

mashablenyeIt happens every year. We all promise to ourselves that come January 1st, a new version of ourselves will emerge. A version that actually enjoys exercise and doesn’t stuff their face with junk food at every chance they get. GUILTY!

It always starts off with good intentions, but suddenly it’s January 7th and we’re still in our pyjamas at 4pm. Having spent the whole day watching TV, with 2 empty packets of Doritos by our side. Oops!

Fear not! This year is different, because we want to inspire many to embrace 2016 as a year of holistic and healthy living. We want you to feel healthier and, in turn, happier!

Eco By Sonya WINS Prestigious Beauty Award!

Have you heard the latest?! One of our revolutionary products, Face Tan Water, WON GOLD in the Best New Sun Care and Tanning Product category in the 2016 UK Pure Beauty Awards! These awards are the world’s most prestigious beauty awards and celebrate the best leading beauty brands from across the globe. Eco Tan has been told to “take a bow”, as our locally owned and operated Aussie company has been applauded on the world stage!

TO CELEBRATE: we’re offering 20% off Face Tan Water – THIS WEEK ONLY – using the code: GOLD

To buy it now – CLICK HERE 

The winners of the Pure Beauty Awards 2016 were announced at the awards ceremony in London on October 27, 2016. Over 300 industry guests attended from mainstream, niche and premium beauty brands. Eco Tan was up against UK and international brands, Boots, Sunkissed and Fake Bake to take out the GOLD!

Our inspiring founder, Sonya, is so excited that yet another one of her Aussie organics has been awarded with such a coveted award. She is passionate about being an innovator and not an imitator in the organic beauty industry. Her motivation comes from creating eco friendly, toxic free and cruelty free beauty products that provide consumers with a healthier alternative.

Our Certified Organic Face Tan Water is a cult favourite amongst Eco Babes and has been described as “the holy grail of beauty products” – Megan. It is constantly flying off the shelves in our warehouse to Eco Babes all around the world. It’s specifically formulated with anti-aging and anti-acne properties, which makes it PERFECT for all ages!

Chris is 67, she has sensitive skin with broken capillaries. She doesn’t wear any make up, except a bit of natural lippy! Chris LOVES our Face Tan Water – she says “I apply it several times a week and it delivers a gorgeous NATURAL looking glow. It has evened out my skin tone and hides my broken capillaries!”

Chris Face Tan Water Before & After

Teasha is 18, like any other teenager, from time to time she suffers from break outs. Teasha is OBSESSED with our Face Tan Water – she says “I use it as a toner, a couple of times a week. It gives me a subtle, gradual summer glow. It is a HUGE confidence booster – I hardly ever wear make up anymore!”

Face Tan Before & After

Highlights of 2015 – The Year That Was!

Well 2015 has been kind to me personally and to our Eco Tan team. I really hope our loyal customers have blossomed and thrived in 2015. Just a few quick highlights!


At the age of 49 my family and I moved in our first house that we built. To begin with we had a small pool ? In the extreme heat of QLD! Given this, we are going to truly enjoy our first summer in 10 years. This house was on my vision board for 8 years.

Personal Highlights in 2015

After being a single mum for the past 7 years, to now living with Gary (who has been in our lives for the last 5 years) the compromise has been interesting! Poor bastard doesn’t know what all the screaming is about. We scream when we are excited, sad, mad whatever. We love noise. That’s why we built him a man room with a dirty big telly.

A new addition to the Eco Community Mentoring Program!

What is a life without helping others? It’s always incredibly satisfying to assist someone in need or give back. Eco Tan was founded on the principles of serving others in the community. Sonya always says, “We were born with two arms. One to help ourselves and one to help others.”

In the five years since its conception, Eco Tan has always been out in the community, helping other small businesses grow in the same way. Sonya’s core beliefs has driver her to always be happy to offer FREE mentoring advice to other businesses. Thus, the ‘Eco Community Mentoring’ program was born, through Sonya’s natural passion for giving back and sharing her blessings with others.Eco Community Mentoring

Summer Guide for Sun Safety!

With the summer at its peak in the Northern Hemisphere and on the horizon for us down under, we can all agree we are looking forward to warm days spent having fun in the sun at the beach or the park making the most of the beautiful weather. However, it is critical during summer more than ever to remember to protect your skin from the damaging impacts the sun can have. Here are our sun safety tips.

Baby Sunscreen

As you may know Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya Driver were pioneered after Sonya Driver’s sister was diagnosed with a melanoma at only 30 years of age & Sonya wanted a safe sunless tanning alternative. Sun safety is at the very heart of what we do here at Eco Tan and what we try to achieve every day.

Introducing the NEW Foaming Body Wash!

The Eco by Sonya is welcoming a new edition to the family!

Our family is constantly growing!  Every time we add to our range we make sure that the products are the absolutely very best from Mother Nature. First, you fell in love with our Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub and now get ready for the NEW Foaming Body Wash.

Over the past three months we’ve introduced our BRAND new Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub! Following this release, our customers couldn’t be happier with the products natural properties.

Salt Scrub

This amazing product targets stretch marks, dry flaky skin, pigmentation, acne and cellulite and has delivered some OUTSTANDING results!

Racheal stretch marks

We have been inundated with reviews raving about it! With so many people falling more and more in love with it everyday!

Salt Scrub and FruitFigs Salt ScrubWinter Skin/Salt ScrubBath Time Salt Scrub

Now are you ready….Introducing the BRAND new Foaming Body Wash!

Launching our BRAND new Foaming Body Wash!  Revitalising, rejuvenating and refreshing! Enjoy the serenity… we have used Lemongrass and Grapefruit to leave an incredibly uplifting aroma in your bathroom.

Foaming Body WashIf you love it as much as we do don’t forget to post photos on Instagram sharing your thoughts and tagging us @ecotan, we absolutely love seeing what you have to say!

Time to clear a shelf in your bathroom because we’ve got so many other exciting things in the works for all your bathroom essentials!

Watch out LONDON. We’re here!

Last month we had the opportunity to TAKE ON London at the Natural and Organics Products Expo!

Although, London was a rocky start. After 3 flights and almost 24 hours of flying, the last thing we were expecting was to be in a car accident. We were just driving out of Heathrow airport, we slammed on the brakes only to land in the back of a car and have a black cab land in the back of us. With both air bags deployed and one of them hitting Sonya in the face. Leaving her battered and bruised. We were shocked to say the least.

The worst part was having to wait another 3 hours on the side of the highway. Especially in the London temperatures we weren’t yet used to in order for the insurance company to come and pick us up.

After this chaos subsided it was 3am in the morning and that’s when the jet lag hit us hard! We found ourselves sitting in our pyjama’s at a 24 hour cafe two mornings in a row. We ordered scrambled eggs while the people next to us stumbled in from the local night club and ordered shots!

But all in all it was a wonderful experience where we finally got to meet fans of Eco Tan and Eco by Sonya.

Here are some photos of us at the expo!

EcoTan Pop-up Stand     EcoTan Application

It wasn’t all business and no play. Here are some of our favourite photos while we were gone!

Sonya and the Queen

We met the queen, haha!

Selfie Time

Always time for a quick selfie….

Beautiful Scenery in London

Don’t have views like this in Australia…but we also don’t have that cold weather!

Team London - Nic, Lauren and Sonya









Due to popular demand we now ship WORLDWIDE! We’re so excited to finally be taking on the International Market by storm!

Look out Europe – we’re coming for you!

Firefighters help! It’s getting HOT in here…

This Tuesday, some of our very lucky staff members got to spend the day “working” on the set of the Firefighters Calendar shoot for next years calendar!

Starting the day bright and early we had to make our way to Mount Nathan to meet some firefighters. We thought we reached our destination! Oops! We ended up in someone’s house before realising that we were in the wrong spot!

Not to worry, the day was soon saved when we re-grouped and it wasn’t all bad… we walked onto the set to find this:

Set heats up

The set heated up quickly…

Call a Firefighter!

Most of these guys had never had a spray tan before! But they were being good sports about it and taking it well…

Firefighters Spray Tanning Firefighters TanningSpray Tan Hugh

Wonder if they’ll end up being as obsessed with tanning as we are…

Some Happy Chappy bronzed boys!

Bronze SmileBronzed and Beautiful

Boom Operator not impressed

He’s thinking “I don’t get paid enough for this!”

Volunteered to go first Eco Tan and Hugh

Hugh was such a good sport and was the first to volunteer to take his shirt off… to get a spray tan. But, we weren’t complaining!

All in all it was a successful day where we got to be involved in a truly good cause!

Established in 1993, the Firefighters calendar has raised much needed funds for the community. They raise funds presently for the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Westmead Children’s Hospital Burns Unit.

Overall, we were honoured to get on board and are very excited to see the amazing photos that were taken on the day!