Women-Run Brands

Women-Run Brands

In honour of International Women’s Day, it’s time to celebrate all the hard work that women have done and recognise their profound achievements! We have put together some of our favourite Australian women-run brands that we proudly stock at WholeLife.

Eco Tan & Eco By Sonya – Aussie mum Sonya has taken the world by storm with her Eco Tan being the first and only tanning brand which is certified organic! Not only is she the mastermind of the Eco Tan brand, but she also has a wide range of skincare products which are Australian made, organic, vegan, cruelty free and certified toxic free!

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Sienna Byron Bay What started as Danielle Egan creating nail polish in her lounge room in Australia soon grew to a global empire of luxurious, sustainable and ethical nail polish, Danielle has taken a successful leap of faith into the sustainable beauty community.

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Edible Beauty Australia Founder Anna Mitsios addresses the importance of an inside and out approach with her skincare using ingredients so pure, you could eat! Edible Beauty Products are also cruelty free, eco-friendly, gluten free, pregnancy safe, toxin safe, vegan and wildcrafted!

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Kora Organics Founded and self-funded by the infamous Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics has become a global phenomenon! Not only is Kora Organics certified organic, they are cruelty free, vegan and have a range of active ingredients.

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Pelvi Pelvi is run by a small group of women who are devoted to creating the best quality period care and pelvic health products for women. These products are TGA approved and have no chemicals, plastics or animal-by products.

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Jak Organics Founded by 3 sisters, Jak Organics has created personal care wipes which are home-compostable, vegan, cruelty and GMO free! How good is that?!

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Ere Perez Ere Perez was founded by Ere, creating natural skin products which are cruelty free, vegan and non-GMO. From makeup to nail polish and skincare, Ere Perez fulfills all your natural beauty product dreams!

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Coco Tribe Founder Tedy Altree-Williams has opened the door to dairy-free alternatives with her coconut yoghurt and ice cream products which are certified organic. Not only are they 100% plant-based, they’re addictively delicious. Try them out now!

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Clemence Organics Founder Bridget Carmady filled a gap within the skincare market by creating natural and organic skincare products which are gentle but deliver powerful results. From refining cleansers to face serums, Clemence Organics have an extensive range to suit your individual skincare wants and needs.

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Gem Founded by Georgia, Gem is the future of natural oral care products! From deliciously flavoured toothpaste to mouth wash, Gem has it all! Even better, all of their products are non-toxic and free from artificial colouring, animal ingredients and parabens!

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Skincare from Within

Skincare from Within

Building beautiful skin begins deep beneath the dermis. As the largest organ, your skin keeps no secrets, and it can reveal a lot about your inner health and wellbeing. Pay attention and listen closely to it – it will tell you what it doesn’t like and what it does like!

We know that what we put into our bodies can have just as much impact on our skin as what we put on the outside, and finding the perfect combination of the two is ideal. As you probably already have your external skincare regime down pat, let’s delve deep into the world of all things internal skincare.

Fusion Health Skin Tonic Vege Capsules

Fusion Skin Tonic includes Japanese catnip which is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to calm itchy skin and relieve symptoms of mild eczema. These tablets also contain burdock which support the natural detoxification process via the skin. The addition of Dong quai may aid in promoting skin regeneration and relieving dry skin.

Teelixir Pearl Beauty Tonic 

Pearl powder is a premier adaptogen that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Notable benefits of Pearl powder are its ability to help promote more healthy, radiant and younger looking skin.

Herbs of Gold Clear Skin

Clear Skin provides 12mg of Zinc per tablet to support connective tissue health and wound healing, plus 1500IU of vitamin A to support collagen formation. It also contains Calendula, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for wound healing. Burdock and yellow dock are used as blood cleansers to support waste elimination via the skin and relieve mild symptoms of eczema and dermatitis.

QSILICA Skin, Hair & Nails ONE-A-DAY Multi-nutrient Tablets

Qsilica Skin, Hair & Nails ONE-A-DAY tablets contain colloidal mineral silica, biotin, zinc and selenium in a convenient, once daily supplement. Silicon supports bone integrity, assists connective tissue production and together with biotin and zinc, supports the health of your skin, hair and nails. Selenium and zinc help reduce free radical damage to body cells.

Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty

Collagen Beauty™ is a natural formulation with VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides to support structural integrity of skin and decrease skin aging factors after 8 weeks of use, supporting skin quality of the entire body and smoothing skin wrinkles from within. Research has shown that consuming Collagen Beauty™ with VERISOL®, as part of a balanced diet, may:

  • Reduce skin wrinkles and smooth fine lines
  • Increase skin hydration and improve moisture levels
  • Increase skin elasticity
  • Contributes to healthy gut and skin by supporting structure and function of connective tissue with Vitamin C
  • Contributes to collagen formation & protection from free radical damage with Vitamin C
  • Contribute to maintaining skin structure, support wound healing, and support healthy hair & nails with Zinc
  • Support tissue building & repair with a good source of Protein 
  • Plus contains the naturopathic herb Horsetail, which is traditionally said to make hair strong like a horse’s tail.
Superfeast Beauty Blend

A super-blend of beautifying herbs that nourish from the inside out. The Superfeast Beauty Blend brings vitality to skin, hair and nails. Beauty Blend harnesses the toning and detoxifying properties of goji, schizandra, longan and micro-ground pearls to promote inner and outer radiance.

JSHealth Skin + Digestion Tablets

Banish those blemishes and get glowing skin! These tablets contain Zinc, which may relieve symptoms of acne, pimples, and other minor skin eruptions. Burdock is traditionally used in western herbal medicine to relieve minor skin breakouts and symptoms of mild eczema and dermatitis. They also contain Vitamins B2 and C which can help to support skin health, collagen formation, and wound healing.

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Summer Skincare Regime with Acure

Summer Skincare Regime with Acure

As the weather continues to warm up, the heat, humidity, pollution, sweat and sunscreen add up to griminess of our skin. To get that Summer glow we enlisted the help of one of our favourite skincare brands, Acure! Their specialised brightening range is formulated to help your skin obtain a brighter and radiantly glowing appearance, just what we want for Summer!

Step 1:

Micellar Water

Micellar water is made of micelles, suspended cleansing oil molecules, that draw out dirt while providing moisture so this can act as cleanser, makeup remover, and moisturizing toner. With probiotics, argan oil, coconut and resveratrol, this bottle is a real glow-getter.

 

Step 2:

 

Cleanse

Packed with antioxidant rich pomegranate, blackberry & acai, this super gentle cleanser will gently wash away dirt, oil & makeup.

 

Step 3:

 

Exfoliate

The brightening facial scrub with sea kelp super-nutrients soften and detox while lemon peel and French green clay cleanse. Madonna lily brings the brightness to round out this refreshing facial scrub. Remember to only use this around 3 times a week.

Step 4:

 

Eye Cream

(Night time) Seaweed extract and hibiscus extract provide rejuvenating hydration. A 3-in-1 blast of argan extract, witch hazel, and aloe cool and soothe for a brighter, more hydrated outlook. A small pea-sized amount covers both eyes, apply with your ring finger.

 

Step 5:

 

Moisturise

AM or PM you can use the brightening day or night cream.

Day – Face the day with cica (centella asiatica) and argan oil. This powerhouse combo helps moisturize and protect with a one-two punch that fights dullness and evens out skin tone for skin that’s bright and beautiful. Serious ingredients for a stellar day.

Night – While you catch some zzz’s, treat your face to the stuff your skin dreams of in the middle of the night. Chlorella, echinacea, and argan oil are joining forces to moisturize, protect and hydrate, so you can start your day off bright.

 

Step 6:

 

Face Oil

Get ready for a dose of concentrated, targeted organic bliss with the Brightening Glowing Serum. Argan oil restores moisture, borage oil soothes and cranberry and pumpkin seed oils add antioxidant protection. That’s some serious glowing goodness.

 

Step 7:

 

Sunscreen (Daytime)

The most important step! Remember to wear your sunscreen of choice every single day!

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15 Natural Beauty Products

15 Natural Beauty Products

More than ever, our customers are wanting to know where ingredients or materials for products are sourced; how they’re made, who they’re made by; and whether they will support their health in the long term. We’ve pooled together some of our top selling natural beauty products for you with the must know about what they are and why they’re so popular.

1.Eco By Sonya Glory Oil

 

An omega abundant super seed oil made with Inca, Inchi, Acai and pumpkin seed oils. Formulated to reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines.

2.The Jojoba company Jojoba Oil

 

Naturally rich in vitamins A, D & E plus omegas 6 & 9. Jojoba oil is incredibly soothing for dryness, dehydration, redness and irritation.

3.Weleda Skin Food

 

This multi-purpose moisturiser is perfect for dry Winter skin. Its nourishing blend of plant oils, lanolin, beeswax, chamomile and calendula; nourishes and protects the extra dry skin.

4.Kora Organic Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask

 

This certified organic mask uses Rosehip Seeds and Quartz to polish skin, while Papaya & Turmeric refines and brightens. Use it as a scrub to polish skin or as a leave on mask for a skin resurfacing & refining treatment.

5.Eco Tan Winter Skin

 

A nourishing, self-tanning lotion and gradual tanner perfect for your face and body. This cruelty free tan is also made from only certified organic and natural ingredients.

6.No Pong Deodorant Paste

 

Made from organic ingredients, the No Pong deodorant paste provides 12-hour protection against odours. A healthy alternative to traditional, chemical based deodorants.

7.Inika Long Lash Mascara

 

This vegan mascara is a luscious formula that uses 100% plant-derived and natural ingredients to boost lash length, volume and span. The gentle conditioning ingredients also support lash health and vitality.

8.Grants Whitening Toothpaste

 

Certified vegan, proudly Australian made and owned, this toothpaste whitens with the natural power of baking soda. Baking soda has been proven to naturally whiten teeth, remove stains and reduce plaque build-up.

10.Derma.E Vitamin C Serum

 

This fast-absorbing, high-potency serum penetrates deeply to deliver antioxidant protection and essential hydration.

11.Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

 

Formulated with pure, cold-pressed rosehip seed oil. This nourishing seed oil helps to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.

12.Acure Incredibly Clear Mattifying Moisturiser

 

This easily absorbed facial moisturiser improves the appearance of the skins texture and tone with the rejuvenating hydration and moisture of lilac extract and chlorella.

13.Moogoo Mineral Bronzer

 

A highly-pigmented natural mineral bronzer, giving you a healthy golden glow. This mineral bronzer in pressed with Jojoba and Macadamia Oil to keep your skin beautifully moisturised and radiant.

14.Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation

 

A lightweight water-based foundation with a natural matte finish. Enriched with quinoa to calm inflammation and increase skin elasticity.

15.Lük Beautifood Lip Nourish Lipstick

 

Crème-soft from the addition of avocado oil and cocoa butter. These lipsticks are 100% natural and toxin free.

It’s no wonder these brands and products have made it to the top of our best-seller list, with many of them being Australian made and organic! Be sure to tag us in your favourite natural beauty products on instagram @wholelifepharmacyandhealthfood

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7 Ways to Get Glowing

7 Ways to Get Glowing

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin- from the harsh air causing it to be dry, itchy and dull. While the indoor heating zaps moisture from the air and your skin. Not to mention the lack of sunshine your skin gets to see underneath all your Winter layers. We’ve compiled 7 easy steps to get your glow back to its former Summer glory!

1. EXFOLIATE

 There’s nothing more satisfying than buffing away dead and dull Winter skin to reveal the baby soft skin underneath. Choose an energising formula to invigorate the skin, buff the body in circular motions to boost circulation for an otherworldly glow. We recommend using a different exfoliator for your face because the skin is more delicate, opt for a non-abrasive exfoliator infused with fruit acids to even out skin tone and reveal a fresh, glowing complexion.

 

2. GET SUNKISSED (WITHOUT THE SUN)

 Fake tan is probably the fastest way we can think of to get back that summer glow we so long for on these cold and blistery days. Eco Tan’s range of delicious organic, vegan and toxin free self-tan deliver a beautiful, believable, golden bronze glow. They are also incredibly quick and easy to apply.

3. COLLAGEN

Get glowing from the inside out. Collagen is the second most abundant substance in our body, behind water, and is the building block of our tissues, making up 75% of our skin. Collagen is clinically proven to rejuvenate lifeless hair, strengthen nails and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Here are a few collagen products you can try from WholeLife.

4. BRONZER

 Never underestimate the power of a good bronzer! Here is a line-up of our favourite WholeLife bronzers to brighten your mood and complexion. From matte formulas to golden glow shimmer, we’ll get you feeling like you’ve just spent the day at the beach.

5. BODY CREAM

 We are certainly guilty of putting off moisturising, make this task a treat with our selection of hydrating, silky body creams. Trust us, there is no better feeling than lathering up your entire body in moisturiser and jumping into bed, especially post exfoliating. You’ll wake up as silky smooth as a baby dolphin, you’re welcome!

6. BRIGHTEN

 We are currently obsessed with the Acure Brightening product range, formulated specially to help your skin obtain a brighter and radiantly glowing appearance, with ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin B3 and noni fruit. They’re also 100% vegan, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, silicone free and cruelty free. Do your Winter skin a favour and pop down to WholeLife and try it out!

7. HYDRATE

 Remember to keep drinking plenty of water! I know I’m guilty of not drinking enough water during the winter months, often opting for a coffee or hot chocolate instead. If you want a warm drink that is still super hydrating try herbal teas!  Choose one that is caffeine free and full of antioxidant rich ingredients like rose tea or hibiscus tea.

Share your favourite tips to get glowing with us in the comments!

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5 D.I.Y Facials to Try At Home

5 D.I.Y Facials to Try At Home

5 D.I.Y facials to try at home – A how to guide on making your own spa-worthy face masks at home. The secret ingredients are probably already hiding in your kitchen cupboard!

BRIGHTEN

 

This mask is an amazing quick fix to give dull skin a bright glow and wake up the skin.

 

1.Whisk together 2 teaspoons of olive oil, half a teaspoon of lime juice and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.

 

2.Apply mixture to your face and leave for 10-15 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

NOURISH & HYDRATE

If the icy Winter air is wreaking havoc on your skin, this is the perfect face mask for you to replenish lost moisture from the skin.

 

1.Mix ¼ cup yogurt with 1 tablespoon of honey, a squeeze of aloe vera gel and ¼ mashed avocado.

 

2.Apply mixture to your face (it’s okay if the mixture has a few lumps) leave to absorb for 15-20 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

SMOOTH & TIGHTEN

 

This is the mask for you if you are wanting to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

1.Blend together 1 egg white, a tablespoon of honey and a little squeeze of lemon juice.

 

2.Apply mixture to your face and leave for 15 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

PIGMENTATION

 

This face mask is great for those who have uneven skin tone, sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

 

1.Blend together half a cup of mashed papaya, two tablespoons of honey and the liquid from a vitamin E capsule.

 

2.Apply mixture over your face for 15-20 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with tepid water and follow with moisturiser.

ACNE-FIGHTING

 

The anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey combined with the anti-inflammatory turmeric is a great facial for acne prone skin.

 

1.Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of manuka honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.

 

2.Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 5-10 minutes.

 

3.Rinse off with water and follow with moisturiser.

Tell us your D.I.Y facial recipe in the comments below!

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