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.
#MOTHERSKIN CARMEN MCNAMARA
Introducing our #MOTHERSKIN series, an educational and skinspirational series that will put you on the path to skin that is seriously popping off (and with the confidence to go with it) Words of skin wisdom from a range of top notch experts in the field and a few tips (actually A LOT) on how to best care for your skin. Inside and out. We can all be skin-perts together and hope you get as much out of this series as we did!
#MOTHERMATE GRACE FORREST
Meet the game changing activist, Grace Forrest. We are singing #MOTHERMUSE from the rooftops for this special young lady. Grace is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and the co-founder of Walk Free, an international human rights group focused on the eradication of modern slavery. Grace decided, very early on, to do everything in her power to fight & end modern slavery in her lifetime (and boy is she doing an incredible job!).
#MOTHERMATE ALEXX STUART
Introducing Alexx Stuart, the author of “Low Tox Life” and the founder of the inspiring online education hub by the same name. Alex runs online courses and hosts a podcast for those wanting to limit their exposure to toxins and does so in the most positive, non judgemental way. We discuss the principles of following a low tox life and focus on the areas that could be unknowingly impacting our health (It’s not only the hidden nasties in SPF’s we need to be looking out for!). A must read for anyone looking to lower their toxic load!
#MOTHERMATE KIRSTEN STANLEY
Yummy Mummy is an understatement for this absolute dreamboat - loving Mum of two (Jagger + Sloane), dreamy blue eyes (you can’t help but get lost in) and raised in Western Australia… it is no wonder we love you. Passionate about anything cruelty free, mother earth and very much a country girl at heart… we loved listening to how Kirsten handles her dry skin (hello, Australian climate), what she looks for in an SPF (MOTHER is a match).
#MOTHERMATE ELLE HALLIWELL
Elle Halliwell is an Australian journalist, speaker and author whose mission is to inspire others to live their best lives (can confirm we have been inspired by this beauty). We excitedly chatted to Elle about living naturally after Leukaemia and the best health advice she has ever received (It's a goodie!)
#MOTHERMATE REBECCA BURROW
Introducing Rebecca Jobson, a supermum with 2 young children and the founder of gender-neutral kids’ clothing brand Mini Marley Kids. We chatted to Bec about being an advocate for "lazy girl skincare " and what this entails and what is her dream vacay - Because let's be honest we all need a dream vacay after the last 6 months we have had!
#MOTHERMATE OLIVIA BOND
Introducing Olivia Bond, a Sydney-based private jeweller and gemmologist specialising in high-end diamond jewellery and engagement rings. Mrs Bond started off studying speech pathology at university and is the perfect example of how sometimes life veers you off into an unpredicted course , and in this case in the direction of her first love… Diamonds! (sorry Mr Bond).
#MOTHERMATE JESSICA SEPEL
Introducing our new series #MotherMuse, showcasing women in our community, who have a passion for their work, family and life. They have inspired us along the way, and we hope they inspire you too. Our first ever #MotherMuse is Jessica Sepel of @jshealth – Jess is a Clinical Nutritionist, bestselling health author and owner of JSHealth Vitamins.
Self-Isolation Tips To Avoid Going Insane
Currently, we are amid a global pandemic of a scale that none of us have lived through before. COVID-19 means it’s likely you’re going to be inclined to spend more time at home (if circumstances prevail) than usual. In the interest of your physical and mental health, we’ve compiled a list of things we’ll be doing to curb the boredom and loneliness.
MOTHER SPF For Mother Nature
If you’re feeling bewildered and confused about the movement towards natural skincare so were we, at first. Now that it’s second nature to us, and we are building a brand on this value-set, we thought it might be time to share our experience moving towards clean skincare.