The Truth Matters
Having worked in the skin care industry for 10 years & having a strong interest in health & wellbeing, I became increasingly frustrated with the way products were labelled. Products were being marketed as containing all natural ingredients, but when I turned the package around to read what else it contained, I found myself to be disappointed! I then discovered that to call a product ‘natural’ it legally on needed to contains 2% natural ingredients. This allows for companies to green wash everyone to their hearts delight.
I tried some of these products claiming to be natural and was also disappointed with the results I got from them. To be honest my skin felt icky & I knew that I had been fooled by packaging and labelling.
'I felt like I had been lied to and I didn’t like it!'
When starting off in my own skin care business, this is one of the most important things for me:
Be honest & transparent about everything – especially ingredients!
Skin care products are very personal!
I have made it very easy for anybody to access the ingredients used in the Halo Organics products on the packaging and more detail on the website. I have even gone into the ingredient selection process used to make sure the ingredients are safe, not tested on animals & to make sure they are vegan suitable.
It was also important for me to display clearly on the front of the products, the percentages of Organic & natural ingredients and also when a preservative is used.
This was a strong driving force for Halo Organics beginning!
It all really started one day when I was sitting in the lounge room with a toddler and a baby! I had run out of cleanser!! Disastrous for a beauty therapist!!
I had been reading some books with basic recipes for homemade skin care, I had a few ingredients available. So, the decision was made:
'I’ll make my own cleanser!!'
While the first one wasn’t perfect – it was the beginning of an amazing journey for me. This journey has involved many failed attempts as well as the successful ones that are now available to buy. It has involved infinite hours of study & experimentation which continues. I believe there is always something new to learn. The products have evolved & I’m excited to be formulating a few new ones at the moment.
Here’s what is important to Me & the Halo Organics brand…
Halo Organics are simple and effective skin care products designed to nurture the skin.
The ingredients are picked using strict criteria - see here for more details.
Halo Organics is Choose Cruelty Free & Vegan Certified.
Halo Organics believes in being honest and transparent.
Halo Organics strives to be ecofriendly where ever possible.
Would you like to nurture your skin?
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A bit of history…
I started living a healthy lifestyle from when I was a teen....
As a young teen girl, I was well aware that hormones would start to change and that my monthly cycle would be due to start. My skin as a teen showed all the signs of the changing hormones with excess oil and lots of regular breakouts. My monthly cycle never really started properly and when I was around the age of 16 I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries.
At age 16 I also started my first studies in Beauty therapy and all things skincare.
These things lead me to making some alternative health choices. I started to see a Natural health care professional to help with dietary changes as well as using herbal teas and supplements to balance hormones.
At age 18 I became vegetarian. I noticed a huge difference in my skin and the way I felt in general.
I continued on from there to do more of my own personal studies into using herbs and natural remedies to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Working as a beauty therapist became hard for me as many of the products I had to use and recommend, contained ingredients that were known toxins to the body. I felt very uncomfortable having to recommend these products and could no longer work in salons with toxic skin care.
I worked for a few different skin care companies promoting organic skin care products, which drove me to wanting to create my own skin care, that I knew was safe and not toxic & used organic and natural ingredients. I started creating products when my children were very small. I made them for myself first, then family were interested in using them and then friends!! Everyone loved using them so much and encouraged me to go public. That’s exactly what I did!
Halo Organics & Me...
I am the mastermind of Halo Organics Nurturing skin care. That means I have formulated, created & tested the entire range currently available. I have also picked out all the packaging, done all the labelling design and I stick each and every label on all the finished products. Plus a whole lot more.
What’s super important to me is what ingredients go into the Halo Organics products! I have a procedure that I follow when selecting ingredients which is quite comprehensive. If you would like to know more click here.
I’ll be writing more about the Halo Organics story in the next blog. Make sure you’re on the mailing list if you want to read more.
Well I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better. As I said at the beginning I am keen to connect with anyone interested in knowing more about me and Halo Organics Nurturing skin care. I am planning to write a regular blog to help you with all things skin care.
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