By Sherron Dalziel
If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin! Now we are not suggesting that you should rush to the fridge and cover yourself in Nutella but this is the principle behind Om Made organic skin care and beauty products.
Tina Walsh, founder of OmMade, launched the company in Adelaide in 2013 as a result of her own search for the best natural and most effective products for her own problem skin. Having suffered severely from acne in her mid 20's to mid 30's she had tried everything in natural alternatives ..... But were they really natural?
Unfortunately "greenwashing" is rife in the beauty industry. That is "The practice of making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice." Yes, quite a mouthful but so important to realise that not every so called " enviro" claim is 100% the real deal.
OmMade organic products are 100% palm oil free with certification coming soon, they contain no chemical nasties and are guaranteed to be 100% natural. This range could prove to be the lifesaver for those of us with sensitive or problematic skin.
There is also "0" water content which promotes a longer shelf life without the need for preservatives and ensures that a little goes a long way - great value for money.
Cleansers, soaps, balms, dental products and more there is a wide range of wonderful options utilising the most amazing natural ingredients, check them out here.
Tina's favourite? At the moment it's the Hemp Seed Face Serum. She describes it as a dry oil so it won't clog the pores but actually reduces their size. It protects from free radicals, improves elasticity and softness and reduces redness through anti-inflammatory properties. Ideal for acne prone skin, damaged skin, eczema and all skin types.
Tina's sustainability model also involves eco-friendly packaging, refills available in store, and she tries to source local ingredients where possible thus supporting local communities and minimising transport miles.