MOTHER MANUAL: Cleaning Products
There is nothing better than coming home to a clean house right? Well there is something better - it's doing it all with green cleaning products that don't compromise on your families health, the environment or the health of your skin. Read up on our Fav's!
MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Shellie Pearson
Meet Shellie Pearson, proud owner of Asthetique Skin Care clinic in Victoria. Shellie has 20+ years experience in the skin industry and over this time has noticed her clients require more than just skincare and internal supplements to correct their skin issues. This is why she started to incorporate energy healing (Reiki) into her facials.
MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Dr. Jaime O’Sullivan
Meet Dr. Jaime O’Sullivan. A Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a genius on all things fertility, vitality and anti-ageing. I have personally been seeing Jaime for a few years and I can honestly tell you - do not underestimate the power of needles (acupuncture) and a daily cup of Chinese herbs in helping calm your nervous system and helping you get your hormones back on track!
MOTHER MANUAL: Body Lotion
SIMPLY PUT: Your body deserves the same amount of love as your face.Through your pores, your skin can absorb up to 80% of what you apply and of course your body has a much larger surface area than your face. Luckily we now have so many good body lotion options available that are clean, sustainable and most importantly - hydrate our skin!
MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Meg Sanderson
Welcome to the MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: A series of Q&A’s with various experts that goes beyond topical products (and internal products) and instead focuses on the indirect influences of skin health. Meet our first guest, Meg Sanderson from School of Breath. Meg is a trained breathwork teacher and has created the most amazing platform for anyone interested in breathwork.
MOTHER MANUAL: Toothpaste
Brushing your teeth - A task you do morning & night.... a task that involves a high chance of you accidentally swallowing it (ops)..... and a task our parents force us to do from a young age - despite our best efforts of convincing them "I already brushed my teeth" Toothpaste might just be the most important thing to go clean with after all!
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Alexandra Meek
Meet Alexandra Meek , the founder of online store Maruko Beauty. Alex was diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was 22 years old and left with never-ending fatigue and brain fog to the point that she couldn’t even watch TV. You can read about why it was necessary to switch to clean beauty during this time here.
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Taylor Davis
Meet Taylor Davis, The Owner of Femme .Taylor grew up in a family that always embraced holistic approaches to health & wellness. So it was interesting getting her take on 'clean' beauty. Read her view on the so called 'trend' here.
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Nicole Manning
Meet Nicole Manning, the Co-founder of FENN, a luxe skin boutique in Sydney. You can read on about the current clean beauty brands she is really loving here.
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Carla-King Turner
Meet Carla-King Turner the founder of online clean beauty store, Mooi + U Beauty. You can read about her fav performance driven clean beauty brands here
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Carol Ahmed
Meet Carol Ahmed, the new director of ONDA Beauty. How did she go from working in finance to now working at one of our fav clean beauty stores? You can find out here
What’s the best way to remove MOTHER SPF?
With a 4 hours water resistant rating - no wonder MOTHER needs a helper when it comes to washing her off. That helper being Sante by ENJO, a super soft, reusable cleansing wipe. Find out the best way to use Sante + MOTHER SPF here
CLEAN BEAUTY SERIES: Tandia Walsh
What's my take on clean beauty? - a phrase or name that's just as bad as calling your child apple..... But if you look past the green washing - it serves a much greater purpose. To me, it’s about a brand being conscious, transparent and putting the consumers' health and the environment ahead of profits. Not only are the ingredients safe to human health and the environment but greater thought is given to how these ingredients are harvested - are pesticides involved? are there traces of palm oil resulting in deforestation? and how is the formula packaged? is the packaging...
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Alex Wilson
Clean beauty has many definitions depending on who you talk to and confusion arises because there is no governing body that has actually defined the term ‘clean’. In order to clear up the confusion and give us a prettier picture, we have interviewed our favourite clean beauty heroes on what clean beauty means to them and why they are happy it’s here to stay. Welcome Alex Wilson, the founder of clean beauty retailer Heartwood, Perth. A Sandalwood sanctuary, that leaves you on the verge of tears when you have a runny blocked nose and miss out on the most exquisite smells that...
Beauty Through The Ages
Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery to hide the fact that we haven’t slept well in years and re-injecting our own blood to create the infamous “vampire facial” because Kimmy K did it, so why wouldn’t we? These things all seem, well, rational to us now. But will future generations think so? Instead of letting history repeat itself (just with different tools and ingredients), maybe we can learn a few things from past beauty rituals.
MOTHER’s Ingredient PSA
Asking for a friend, but how often do you think about where your ingredients are coming from? We’re betting not much, because this was never something front-of-mind for us, either. That is, until we realised how seriously important the origin of your ingredients are! For your skin sake and the plant (Obvi). Thankfully (for you) we’ve put together some of the things to look for to make sure your ingredients play nice with the planet and your skin goals.
#MOTHERSCHOOL: Preserve Your Skin The Right Way
The skin microbiome is paramount to skin health. You could be drinking gallons of green juice daily, but if your microbiome is f’d up, your skin health is in the toilet. One of the ways you can do a number on your microbiome is by using preservatives. READ on to find out how you can have your skin microbiome in full flourish whilst keeping the bad bacteria at bay!
#MOTHERSCHOOL: The Culprit for Clogged Pores
Silicones are synthetic fillers that are used to create a smooth texture on the skin. Now don’t get too excited as this turns out to be a downside to silicone’s filler abilities. They like to form a “film” on your skin (and not the type you want to see). This film can not only clog pores but given they coat the skin like gladwrap, silicones can stop other ingredients from penetrating your skin! Read on to find out why silicones might be your culprit for clogged pores
#MOTHERSCHOOL What Do Preservatives Have to do With Skin Health?
Welcome to #MOTHERSCHOOL, a series about providing you with the education and information that we wish we’d had so many years ago! To kick it off we will be starting with the ingredient we so clearly avoided - Preservatives. This decision is what has separated our formula from the other sun-care products on the market. Read on to find out how this decision is the best thing EVER for your skin microbiome !
#MOTHERSKIN Tess Jurewicz
Meet Tess Jurewicz, a Naturopath and a therapeutic tea lover. I was initially drawn to Tess as she takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, while focusing on supporting the body's innate self-healing abilities through nature, nutrition, herbs and lifestyle. Read on to find out her little secrets on how to look and feel like a 10/10 naturopath.
#MOTHERSKIN Ema Taylor
Meet Ema Taylor, a Qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Certified Fertility Awareness Educator. She is an expert in this space and is on a mission to help us find harmony with our hormones so we can live a more empowered life (and a less emotional one too!) Read on to find out her best tips for balanced hormones.
#MOTHERSKIN Lucy Caratti
Meet Dr Lucy Caratti, a GP and Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) Doctor. In short a smart cookie and an absolute expert in the field when it comes to endocrine disrupting chemicals and what those pesky UV rays are really doing to us! Lucy simplifies what endocrine disrupting ingredients in our skincare we should be looking out for (Kimmy K you should join this one), how to spot a Melanoma (important peeps) and my favourite part of this interview - The best health advice Lucy has received over the years of being a GP.
#MOTHERSKIN HAYLEY FOGARTY
Meet Hayley Fogarty, a qualified Naturopath, Corneo Therapist and owner of Solstice Skin – a Naturopathic Skin Clinic in Bondi, Australia. Hayley is what we call a holistic skin god! She looks for natural alternatives to heal the skin and believes in a long term approach over a quick fix. Result? Blessed, healed, healthy skin for life! Read on to find out what ingredients a corneotherapist likes to stay away from and get some tips on how to decipher a skin care label so you can take charge of your own skin health!
#MOTHERSKIN BEC MILLER
Meet Bec Miller, a Clinical Nutritionist (Bachelor of Science Nutrition) and the founder of Health with Bec. She’s our #MOTHERMATE because she lets us indulge in satisfying, fulfilling food whilst slimming down and eating the right SKIN ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS in our daily diet to see the results in our skin! Want to know what supplements we actually need for our skin and which ones are BS? Read on to see which supplements are going to help you get that glow on.