Our skin is a delicate beast and needs to maintain a slightly acidic balance to thrive and keep its healthy glow. So when we use the wrong products on our skin (and by wrong we mean products containing harsh chemical additives, preservatives like parabens, surfactants like SLS), our skin becomes unbalanced. Repeated sustained daily use can lead to irritation or even premature ageing, as our skin has to work double-time to right its own pH again.
Lucky for you, we’ve got a nice selection of sulfate-free body washes and soaps that wash the skin very gently without any offending ingredients. Read on to find out what our top picks are!
We’ve all been there – our skin can be an unpredictable beast, and just when everything seemed to be going well, bam! It hits us with: the mother of all pimple(s) / a breakout of epic proportion / redness and its cousin splotchy / uneven texture and feel / an oil production in overdrive / dry skin that feels tighter than a tambourine,…
While you’re scratching your head thinking a) What have I done to deserve this? and b) How did this happen?, it’s always helpful to remember that your skin isn’t an island: if you’ve been eating less than well, not getting enough sleep, feeling stressed out, it’s going to show inside and out – and out means on your face and body.
The more products you use as part of your skin care routine, the harder it will be to pinpoint the culprit when things go bad – and it may in fact not be a single product that your skin disagrees with, but a combination of ingredients from different products. Bah! What to do?
The number one thing we couldn’t be without in summer has to be a bottle of cool face mist. Now that Melbourne is no longer dithering about what season it is and the heat is back in full force, we’re misting our faces throughout the day to keep our skin hydrated and happy. At home for an extra treat said face mist is even kept in the fridge…
No matter your skin type, you should be misting your face – it’s refreshing for one, and very good for your skin. Think of what it has to endure in the hot months… a confusing yo-yo of alternating air conditioning and sweltering heat! A natural face mist contains one or more plant extracts blended to look after your skin by giving it nutrients and keeping it balanced. So beat the summer heat and pick from our favourite mists below!
In the festive season you can usually find the Echolife worker bees buzzing away to add to our ever expanding catalogue – and so, we’re pleased to announce Kosmea products are now in stock at the Echolife webstore. Happy dance!
Kosmea is natural, simple skincare at its best and that’s why we love it. The range offers products for different skin types and caters to every step of your routine.
From cleansing to moisturising, your skin will be gently nurtured and nourished with antioxidant-rich Australian native botanical extracts, essential oils, and plant waxes and butters. Want to see? Continue reading
A soothing, wonderful, multi-purpose, nurturing and regenerating treatment for all skin types. If we were on Jeopardy, we would have nailed it!
And we’re delighted to introduce our very own Echolife Organic Aloe Vera Gel – soothing, wonderful, and all the other things we said above.
Remember our love for sweet almond oil? How we called it your best friend and tried to match-make it with your sensitive and irritated skin? Well, here we go again.
This time of year sweet almond is especially helpful – seasons are changing and your skin may or may not be too impressed by spring’s arrival. Cue Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Masque – and we are very lucky that Jessica agreed to try it and share her thoughts below.
Spring weather being its usual unpredictable self in Melbourne, our skin is confused, our energy levels fluctuating and for the less fortunate of us, allergies have struck.
We like to reach for a few favourites in times like these – you might like to try them too if you haven’t already?