Meet Our Makers | sans [ceuticals]

Founded on an ethos of ‘less, but better’, sans [ceuticals] is not your average clean beauty brand. From the 100% natural formulations, to 100% recyclable packaging, every part of the business is mindfully considered, giving new meaning to the term ‘conscious beauty’. If you're not already familiar with Sans [ceuticals] , the range is designed and formulated in small batches in neighbouring New Zealand, from potent and pure natural ingredients, sans (meaning 'without' in French) the need for harmful and unnecessary additives. Originally a hair...

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Meet Our Makers | Edible Beauty

This week we had the pleasure of getting to know the effervescent founder of Edible Beauty Australia , Anna Mitsios . Anna was inspired to fill a gap in the market for a line of 100% natural, luxurious skincare products and the Edible Beauty Collection was born . Anna draws on her Naturopathic background to formulate products from botanical and often 'wildcrafted' ingredients that are as pure and close to their natural ‘edible’ state as possible. This philosophy of ‘inside out beauty’ lead Anna to follow up her skincare line with a range of in...

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Meet Our Makers | Kylie's Professional

What happens when you take a successful 20+ year career as a professional makeup artist and marry with it the desire for high-performing, toxin free beauty products ? You get Kylie’s Professional ! Kylie’s products are coveted by everyone from industry professionals to the ‘everyday woman ’ for their use of cruelty free formulations made from effective natural ingredients , their award winning Mineral Goddess lipsticks , intense colour pigments and flawless finish. This week we had the pleasure of chatting to founder, Kylie , about the pivo...

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Meet Our Makers | Clemence Organics

Having recently taken out a host of awards at the recent Beauty Shortlist Mama And Baby Awards , Clemence Organics is the natural Australian skincare brand on everyone’s radar . Founder, Bridget, a naturopath by trade, is the brains and beauty behind the brand and we were lucky enough to chat with her this week to find out more about her journey and the business of organic skincare. Clemence Organics has been one of our staple brands at conscious.kin since the beginning . With naturopathic formulations made from powerhouse natural botanicals ,...

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Meet Our Makers | ONE SEED

Smell amazing. Be well. Do good . That’s a motto we can get behind and it’s the ethos behind organic perfume label ONE SEED . Natural perfumes are a niche business and up until recently it was an an area still trying to find its feet in the clean beauty movement . Making the swap to natural perfume is often the final frontier of our beauty kit . Scent is personal, and finding ‘your’ fragrance can take time ! This week we got chatting to ONE SEED founder, Liz, about running her perfume label, the dangers of synthetic fragrances and her ‘a-ha’ mo...

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Meet Our Makers | MV Organic Skincare

It is our absolute pleasure to introduce you to the founder of MV Organic Skincare , Sharon . Hailed as the ‘ No BS Beauty Queen ’, you can’t help but be inspired by Sharon and her team; our kin were lucky enough to soak up her veritable wealth of knowledge, wit and insight during our MV Skincare product training earlier this year. Sharon knows her stuff; she’s been pioneering the way forward in the natural cosmetic industry for 20 years . Long before clean-beauty and crystal facial rolling were a thing, and before we understood that ‘what you ...

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Meet Our Makers | Ere Perez

From humble beginnings selling small batches locally to becoming one of the front runners of the clean beauty makeup movement , Ere Perez has made leaps and bounds. The Natural Almond Oil Mascara , that launched the brand has achieved cult-status, followed closely by the Oat Milk Foudnation . Ere’s upbringing in rural Mexico , surrounded by her vibrant entrepreneurial family , instilled in her an appreciation for the natural environment and the idea of working with what you have. Her background in nutrition and natural therapies taught her tha...

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Meet Our Makers | PearlBar

When we came across PearlBar recently, it was love at first brush! And we knew we had to get it in store to share with you. Natural dental care has come a long way in the last few years , but PearlBar takes it one step further with their range of natural oral care products that are healthy for our bodies and the planet . Concerned with the chemical-laden products being used in the mainstream dental industry and equally the world’s plastic problem , founder Bridget was inspired to create a brand that solved both . We’re big fans of the charcoal ...

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Meet Our Makers | Be Fraiche

We love getting to know the creative minds behind the beautiful products we get to stock at conscious.kin. Every maker has a unique story and often a pivotal event that lead them down the path of clean beauty and natural skincare . Be Fraiche founder Helen , is truly committed to her craft. She spent years formulating and testing her range of natural skincare products ; the Bean Face Scrub took 23 trials to perfect ! Helen developed Be Fraiche specifically to deal with her sensitive, oily / combination skin when she was experiencing flare ups....

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Meet Our Makers | Lük Beautifood

We are delighted to introduce to you the inimitable founder of Luk Beautifood , Cindy. A self-confessed foodie with a background in Nutritional Science , Cindy combines the best of both worlds to create her range of Lip Nourish Natural Lipsticks made from food, not synthetics . We’re a little bit obsessed with Luk lippies here in the conscious.kin office; they’re lip-smackingly good, 100% natural, cruelty-free and utterly delicious. Cindy pours her heart and soul into all areas of Luk, from the unique and nourishing formulations (which she beg...

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Meet Our Makers | Essence Of Humanity

It’s no secret that there are some amazing natural skincare companies out there, but it’s not everyday we come across a brand quite like Essence Of Humanity . For a start, they’re a 100% social enterprise , which means beyond the costs of running their label, all surplus profits go to helping children in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities . It’s not a model that would work for everybody, but Stacey Fraser , the founder, wouldn’t consider doing business any other way. Essence Of Humanity products themselves are just as beautiful as ...

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Meet Our Makers | Lewin And Reilly

This week we had the pleasure of chatting with the founder of natural skincare brand, Lewin and Reilly, Kim . We are proud stockists of Lewin and Reilly, one of the most luscious organic skincare brands on the natural beauty market. And just like the pristine environment of Waiheke Island in New Zealand where Lewin and Reilly is produced, the products are as close to nature as you can get . During a life-changing holiday to the Cook Islands, Kim and partner Andi, were left awestruck at the abundance of wild botanical produce around them and ret...

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Meet Our Makers | The Goodnight Co.

When it comes to sleep, we could all probably do with a little more. And if not more, then definitely a better quality of sleep . Whether caffeine, late night scrolling sessions, access to emails 24/7 or just our perpetually wound-up brains are to blame, we’re running on less than the ideal 7-9 hours of recommended of sleep per night. And you don’t need to be a neuroscientist to work out that the length and depth of slumber affects everything from our ability to cope with daily life, to our hormones and metabolism, right down to the appearance ...

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Meet Our Makers | Quite Frankly Natural

This week we are delighted to introduce you to the lovely founder and creative mind behind one of our best selling natural beauty brands , Quite Frankly Natural . When creating her organic skincare / beauty range, Samantha Marsh aimed to combine luxury with the natural world, in all aspects of the business from the use of pure and potent ingredients right down to their bespoke packaging. Using advanced developments in botanical chemistry , Quite Frankly Natural aims to ‘ push through past limitations ’ of natural skincare with a range of scient...

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Meet Our Makers | Van Der Faun

Perfume without the perfume headache? Yes please! This week we chatted to Maria, founder of organic Australian perfume label, Van Der Faun, about all things natural perfume, running a small business and chasing that elusive work-life balance . When Van Der Faun first launched their collection, organic perfume was still a largely untapped niche in the natural beauty market. Maria, a lawyer, along with her winemaker sister and their free spirited mother, saw the gap and combined their hearts and heads to create Van Der Faun. We’re grateful they d...

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Meet Our Makers | Clean and Green Wholefoods

This week we had the pleasure of talking all things edible beauty supplements with Clean and Green founder, Rebecca Balmforth. Edible beauty is a relatively new concept but it’s well on the way to becoming the next ‘big thing’ in the beauty and wellness industry. Edible beauty supplements support the systems of the body, providing us with more energy, vitality and general wellness. A good beauty supplement, with pure and potent botanical ingredients and formulas backed by science, will literally make you glow from the inside out. The Clean an...

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Meet Our Makers | Valor Organics

‘Stopping myself throughout the day to “breathe” and centre myself in the present. I try to be grateful for the people and the environment around me at any given time. Gratitude and being present brings me happiness. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.’ We are absolutely delighted to share with you our interview with the lovely Victoria, who hails as the brains and beauty behind organic shaving label, Valor Organics. When a natural skincare product comes from the ‘hills behind Byron Bay’ you know it’s going to have that special something...

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Meet Our Makers | Wildcrafted Organics

The practice of ‘wildcrafting’ - or foraging - is harvesting plants from their natural, or ‘wild’ habitat and it’s this that is the foundation of award winning, Australian organic skincare brand, Wildcrafted Organics. It was while working as a herbalist in Bondi that Wildcrafted Organics founder Nicole Sullivan witnessed the nutritional and healing power of herbs firsthand. And this love of botanicals led her down the path of creating her own wildcrafted skincare, harvested from the highest quality organic ingredients. This week we had the plea...

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'Getting the Gloss' with Simone Henderson of Gloss & Co 8-Free Nail Polish

Growing up, Simone Henderson knew she wanted to be in charge of her life. She had dreams of being like the business women she saw on television and, with spirit and determination, she set about conquering the corporate world. But she wanted more. “Fast forward many years, and having worked in government and corporate offices for most of my life, I was exposed to cultures where work seemed like fun, which was amazing and I wanted that!” she says. “People say that we are only one good decision away from a complete life overhaul, so I made it!” Ha...

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Taking the Leap with Jill Chambers of tmf.

It’s a (big!) leap from makeup artist to brand creator, but one that tmf. founder Jill Chambers has navigated successfully and now, four years later, her natural cosmetics are industry leaders in clean beauty. The tmf. brand believes that sustainable, earth friendly and harmful chemical-free beauty products are not only possible, but vital. “I believe in beauty and skincare that doesn’t compromise the health of my clients or our planet,” explains Jill. “I believe every woman deserves to look and feel her absolute best, and that beauty routines...

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Introducing Gemma Vendetta

In the next of our blog series introducing the faces behind the brands you see (and maybe have started using and loving as part of your daily routine) is Gemma Vendetta. Her range has also just been accredited by Choose Cruelty Free Australia as cruelty free and vegan makeup. Gemma, who hails from Adelaide, is the talented face and brains behind Gemma Vendetta Cosmetics. It’s one of our go-to BB Creams and Beck is a devotee to Gemma’s 2-in-1 bronzer / blush - she wears it almost daily! We’re so lucky to have Gemma coming to Organic Index for o...

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