Now, I’ll admit, I have always been one to embrace my pale skin. Self tan always intimated me as I just assumed I would end up a bright orange, patchy mess. Not to mention I was always cautious of what was actually IN fake tan to give you that golden glow. I mean…how does it even work? I recently found out that some spray tans contain orange dye to achieve that ‘bronze’ look. I’m not sure about you but I would rather avoid the oompa lumpa look at all costs, thanks!

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE looking tanned, I feel like I look healthier, glowing and I might be more inclined to get my legs out if they are more bronzed. When I was contacted by Organically Epic, who are the UK distributors for Eco Tan, from Eco by Sonya, I was still pretty sceptical but decided to be open minded about the idea. After all, what’s important is to find products that I know YOU, my customers will love. They introduced me to the brand and after trying them at a natural beauty trade show, I fell in love with the products and decided they would be a great addition to our collection of brands.

About the Founder – Sonya Driver

After her sister was diagnosed with melanoma, Sonya decided to seek out safer and more natural alternatives to achieving a sun-kissed, golden glow, without the need to be exposed to harmful UV rays. Sonya started to research and develop a self tanning range made from truly organic and natural ingredients. In 2011 became the first and only tanning range to be certified organic by the Organic Food Chain under the Australian government. Since the moment she started to develop Eco Tan as a brand, Sonya has been dedicated to creating a healthier, environmentally friendly and animal friendly range of self tanning and body products.


The Products

So what’s included in the range? Well, everything you need for a perfectly sun kissed, natural looking tan. The range includes body washes, moisturisers, an amazing Himalayan salt scrub, as well as self tanners with varying levels of formulas and applications.

Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

Use the Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub with the exfoliating glove everyday for 2-3 days before applying the tan. Use this on dry skin and work it into any areas that are prone to dryness, for example elbows and knees. This will ensure the tan goes on smoothly and doesn’t cling to any areas that are dry and can make it appear patchy. This scrub also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite, scarring, eczema and acne. The ingredients list contains a number of nourishing and moisturising oils and butters such as Shea Butter and Macadamia Seed Oil to leave the skin extra soft.


Lemongrass and Pink Grapefruit Body Wash

This refreshing and uplifting foaming body wash is the perfect accompaniment to a self tan as it is gentle and doesn’t contain oils that will strip the tan away. It is formulated without ANY synthetic ingredients, SLS, soap, artificial fragrance, GMO’s or parabens, so is very safe for the skin, even for little ones. Use this prior to using self tan, and also afterwards to prolong the life of your golden glow.


Coconut Body Milk

The perfect moisturiser for anyone suffering with eczema or with sensitive, irritated skin. The coconut oil and aloe vera combination make it a very soothing moisturiser and also great for those who have been out in the sun too long and suffering with sunburn (naughty you!) It sinks in beautifully and doesn’t leave an oily residue meaning you can get dressed almost instantly. It can also be used on the face without the risk of clogging pores and causing breakouts. 


Face Tan Water

This multi award winning product is amazing for building a natural looking tan on the face, neck and chest. The formula applies like a toner, so just sweep it over the skin with a cotton pad making sure you are getting it into the hairline and around the ears, covering all areas. I use this 2-3 times a week to maintain a natural looking tan, many people have commented on how healthy I look since using this product! (I dread to think what I looked like before!) It has also really helped to clear up any spots and effectively disguises acne scarring.


Winter Skin Gradual Tanning Moisturiser

For those with light or medium skin that would rather build up their tan gradually, this is the product for you. This fail safe self tanning moisturiser gradually builds a natural looking tan after several applications. Use daily all over for a healthy looking subtle tan. The nourishing ingredients will sort out dry skin and leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.


Invisible Overnight Tan

With one application, this self tanning cream with develop a golden tan in 8 hours. Apply like you would a moisturiser, and leave to develop for up to 8 hours. Wash off with either the Lemongrass Body Wash or Coconut and Mint Body Wash. The ingredients are 100% natural and certified organic meaning no nasty chemicals or ingredients that are detrimental to your health and the environment. Remember to keep moisturising with the Coconut Body Milk daily to prolong the tan.


Cacao Firming Tanning Mousse

A lightweight, mousse formula that develops a natural tan in 1 hour, with 1 application. Suitable for all skin tones, and helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite, smoothes and firms the skin. If you are looking for a quick tan application when you are limited on time, for a date night or evening out, this is the one for you! No need to rinse off, just ensure you are well exfoliated before applying to ensure an even application.


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