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Hormonal Acne: Why do we get it & how do we get rid of it?

Most of us have suffered with hormonal acne at one point in our lives, it can be debilitating and frustrating and at times feel like nothing will make it go away. Although more prevalent during our teens and mature years (e.g. women going through menopause), hormonal acne can effect us at any age, during any time of our life. Hormonal acne is caused by an imbalance of hormones, such as the prevalence of testosterone or a decline of estrogen, and this imbalance results in a build up of dead skin cells, excess sebum or oil production and an increase in bacteria. This causes the skin to suffer from bumps, breakouts, excess oiliness or dryness, inflammation and redness, this can also be quite painful due to the inflammation in the skin.

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Christmas Gift Guide

In the way it always seems to creep right up, Christmas is just around the corner. But don’t panic, we’ve made your Christmas shopping easy with our gift guide for the whole family, so you can spend less time shopping and more time enjoying the festive season.

For Your Mum

For the most important woman in your life you can’t go past the ECO. Youthful Skin Serum Duo (actually this one is perfect for anyone). Our Youthful Skin Serum Duo contains our two best-selling face serums, Vitamin C Serum and Vitamin A Serum.

The ECO. C Serum is a powerful Vitamin C serum, rich in antioxidants and natural anti-ageing ingredients to revitalise and renew skin. Rosehip, milk thistle and sea-buckthorn are included in the nourishing C Serum to help reduce pigmentation and redness, while boosting elasticity, hydration and cell rejuvenation.

The ECO. Vitamin A Powerhouse Night Serum is an essential skin serum, combining effective natural ingredients with the science of microencapsulated Retinol to increase collagen production, energise cell turnover, improve skin elasticity and regulate oil production to control breakouts. The result is a more even skin tone, hydrated, healthier skin with renewed vitality and a youthful glow.

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For an extra hit of anti-ageing goodness, throw in our new ECO. Rosehip CO2 Super Serum as well. The Rosehip CO2 Super Serum is your ultimate weapon to help with age defiance, containing a concentrated blend of oils rich in vitamins and omegas to help renew, regenerate and repair the skin.

 

For Your Sister

Our ECO. Aroma Trios make the perfect present, beautifully packaged in limited edition boxes just for Christmas. There are three stunning kits to choose from, our Travel Essentials Trio for the jet-setter in the family, Calm & De-stress Trio for someone who perhaps has worked a little too hard this year and our best-selling Top 3 Aroma Trio, containing our three most popular essential oils for the aromatherapy lover.

For Your Daughter

Give the gift of healthy, glowing skin to anyone struggling with those nasty teenage pimples. Our Tea Tree harnesses the anti-bacterial properties of tea tree to heal acne and control break-outs.

The ECO. Tea Tree Face & Body Wash is a purifying, gentle & effective cleanser that cleanses oil and impurities from the skin. With tea tree for antibacterial protection to control breakouts, lavender & chamomile to heal, calm and soothe the skin, ECO. Tea Tree Face & Body Wash will leave the skin softer, soothed and experiencing less breakouts.

The ECO. Tea Tree Face Gel is a lightweight gel that provides the perfect balance of hydration and oil control for oily, problematic and acne skins. Containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) derived from Apple, to gentle renew the skin and refine pores for a smoother skin texture, Tea Tree for antibacterial protection to control oil and breakouts and Vitamin B, chamomile and cucumber to help heal, calm and soothe the skin.

ECO. Pimple Clear is a powerful acne treatment containing Tea Tree Oil to soothe and prevent sebum build up which can cause pimples. Paired with Lavender Essential Oil, the ECO. Pimple Clear treatment serum helps to heal and calm breakout areas to promote a clear and calm complexion. With its natural formula, Pimple Clear is the perfect choice for those seeking caring formulas for their skin, free from irritating chemicals.

For Dad

Whatever Dad’s chosen sport, help him get back out there sooner with our ECO. Recovery Magnesium Spray. ECO. Recovery is your essential post workout muscle masseuse. It is high in Magnesium, an essential mineral which works on a deep tissue level and is rapidly absorbed, to relieve muscle stress and strain from exercise.

Recovery Magnesium Spray also contains pure essential oils, including Black Pepper Oil, Pink Grapefruit Oil, Thyme Oil and Marjoram Oil to increase circulation and help ease muscle soreness.

For more gifting ideas, click here. Happy shopping!

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Your Summer Skin Saviours

Summer is almost here and we’re welcoming it with open and sun-kissed arms! The water is warm, the fruit is fresh, the days are long and our smiles couldn’t be wider from seeing our favourite season just around the corner.

One of our favourite parts about Summer is spending the days outdoors, from early morning walks along the beach to late afternoon BBQ’s with friends. The hot weather, sun and hours in the salt-water can be detrimental to your skin however, if not looked after properly. We’ve put together a few of our favourite Summer skin saviours so you can spend less time worrying about sun-damaged skin and dry hair and more time in the surf! Throw these goodies in your beach bag and get ready for your best Summer yet.

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Super Skin Tips from Powerful Women: Elizabeth Abegg

Our new ECO. Rosehip CO2 Super Serum is our most powerful product yet, so to celebrate it’s launch we’re running a blog series featuring a small handful of equally powerful women and their super skin tips. The second installment in the series features Elizabeth Abegg, one half of the duo behind Byron Bay-born label Spell & The Gypsy Collective, better known as Spell. Founded in 2009 by Elizabeth and sister, Isabella, the cult fashion brand has been one of the countries most successful when it comes to expansion and online growth. Elizabeth has lead Spell from strength to strength, all the while making time to raise her beautiful young family, be a part of the tight-knit Byron community and most importantly, to look after her health and well being. We chat to Lizzy about what empowerment means to her and her super skin tips for that golden Byron glow..

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Super Skin Tips from Powerful Women: Irene Falcone

Our new ECO. Rosehip CO2 Super Serum is our most powerful product yet, so to celebrate it’s launch we’re running a blog series featuring a small handful of equally powerful women and their super skin tips. The first installment in the series features Irene Falcone, the founder of natural skincare, make-up, organic beauty and health store, Nourished Life. Irene has made it her mission to seek out the most gorgeous, natural and certified organic beauty products on the market so women can be their most beautiful selves, without all the toxic chemicals. We chat to Irene about what empowerment means to her and how she chooses to empower others..

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ECO. Vibrant Living with OceanZen’s Steph Gabriel

In the latest installment of our ECO. Vibrant Living series we chat with the founder of OceanZen Bikini, Steph Gabriel. Not just about functional and stylish swimwear, OceanZen is also an environmentally conscious brand, having just launched their new swimwear collection made from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles. Steph embodies what it means to be healthy, active and vibrant while bringing her passion to life..

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Using essentials oils in Winter

From experience we know how profound the effect of a whiff of sea air can be, instantly lifting our spirits with the promise of holidays. Conversely we are filled with a sense of dread by the evocative smell of antiseptic and its strong hospital connotations. This potent connection between nasal receptors and brain is the reason why aromatherapy works. Aromatherapy seeks to identify and direct the mood altering properties of smells and to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. The “smell” is captured as an essential oil by a process of distillation of plants including flowers, fruit, wood, bark, herbs and spices. This oil may be used in small quantities in burners, candles or diffusers that release their fragrance into the air or combined with carrier oil and used in massage.

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Introducing the skin superfood: Rosehip Oil

Always a favourite, our ECO. Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is nature’s superfood for the skin; rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin C to provide hydration, regeneration and repair for more even-toned, firmer and plumper skin.

Our ECO. Certified Organic Rosehip Oil comes from the foothills of the Andes in Chile, where it is wild farmed and the perfect climate and location for the plant to flourish. The skin superfood comes from the hip of the rose which is the fruit left after the rose bush has blossomed, before being crushed to extract the nutrient rich oil. ECO. Rosehip is 100% organic and cold pressed to preserve the inherent beneficial properties.

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Introducing the new Almond & Papaya range!

We are excited to announce the launch of our NEW Almond and Papaya collection, your everyday essentials for all skin types!

We all know the nutritional benefits of eating almonds; they’re loaded with calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E and potassium and are a great source of protein, fibre and healthy unsaturated fats. But did you know the benefits of almonds extend to the wellbeing of your skin as well? Almond oil works as a natural face exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of healthier skin, in turn plumping and firming the skin. The rich moisture in the oil is absorbed by the fatty cells of the skin and utilised by the skin tissue to repair damaged cells, giving a more youthful appearance. The high level of fatty acids contained in almond oil also serve as a natural emollient for the skin, meaning moisture is locked in my helping the skin form a protective barrier. Sensitive skin types and those who suffer from conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea will benefit greatly from such an emollient. We have taken all of these brilliant benefits of almond oil and formulated our beautiful new Almond Cleansing Lotion and Moisture Cream.

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ECO. Vibrant Living with Jessica Cox

Jessica is a passionate foodie and qualified, practicing Nutritionist with a Bachelor Health Science and ten years of clinical experience. Jess is the founder and business owner of the successful Jessica Cox Nutritionist Clinic based in Brisbane, Australia. The Jessica Cox Nutritionist Clinic (JCNC) treats all facets of health conditions, though specialises with ongoing digestive issues and food intolerances. Jess uses her website and blog as an expression of everything she loves rolled into one, including her passion for creating recipes that cater for food intolerances. We chat with Jess about how she stays vibrant, active and healthy.

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