Glowing, bronzed skin is synonymous with Australian beauty. Who of us hasn't spent lazy summer hours soaking up the sun in search of the perfect tan or spent awkward moments in a tanning booth being sprayed down with chemicals? Unfortunately, our harsh Australian sun can wreak havoc on our skin, and as we age, we can look back and wish we'd taken more care. Our beauty Editor Toni from Eva & Violet, has some up with some effective products designed by Australians for our enviable climate that make the perfect tan and healthy summer skin attainable - simply and safely.
To achieve the sun-kissed look, without the damage our Australian sun wreaks, Eco Tan Organic Winter Skin 300ml (RRP $29.95) is the perfect solution, particularly if you are new to self-tanning. Apply the gradual tan once a day, for a few days in a row. Without that fake-tan odour and no staining on clothes or sheets, you can apply either morning or night. The colour in Eco Tan is derived from cacao so the tanning products do not contain unsightly green or orange tones, instead, it creates a natural, believable golden colour. Australian-made without synthetic ingredients, GMO’s, parabens or toxic chemicals, but with natural ingredients, like hydrating Avocado Oil and Aloe Vera, Cacao and beautifully fragrant Flower Extracts.
The Eco Tan Invisible Tan 150m (RRP $34.95) also has these non-staining and hydrating benefits, but it is a one-application cream, which you leave on for 8 hours, while a lovely, deep tan builds.
Protect your newly faux-tanned skin with the beautiful, new Eco by Sonya Natural Sunscreen 150ml (RRP $29.95). This SPF30 broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB protection) sunscreen has all natural ingredients, including 220mg/g of Zinc Oxide (a physical sunscreen, as oppose to a chemical sunscreen), so it’s perfectly safe to apply to both your face and body before heading off on your outdoor adventure.
With all the extra alfresco activities, your skin may be well on its way to glowy and fresh. For an extra boost, start with skincare, specifically exfoliation. La Mav Jojoba Beads & Argan Oil Exfoliating Scrub 60ml (RRP $26.95) gently exfoliates and removes excess oil, impurities and dead skin cells to deliver a natural and glowing vitality to your skin.
Follow with your favourite moisturiser then bring your skin to life by highlighting your cheekbones with Adorn Illuminiser Cream (RRP $45.00). For that Summery “no make-up” look, you can even apply a small amount of illuminiser on your eyelids and dap a little on your lip bow for fuller lips.
To finish, opt for natural, beachy hair with O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray 150ml (RRP $24.95). On dry hair, toss your head upside down, then spritz and scrunch or spray through damp locks to add instant texture and enhance waves. Perfectly tousled hair in minutes.
Happy Summer from Eva & Violet Cruelty Free Beauty!