Siobhan grew up with the belief that looking after your skin is important, which is why she shares her Ecology Skincare with her teenage daughter in helping with her hormonal breakouts.
This is Siobhan’s story…
“I am a curious soul and an experimenter so when I found your range of skin care I had to indulge…
I have always maintained a good skin care regimen, including drinking plenty of water, staying fit and active and eating a highly nutritious diet.
I am slightly obsessed with nutrition and podcasts. My food journey began four years ago when a friend told me they quit sugar after watching “That Sugar Movie”. From there I continued to read and learn about various foods and diets and their professed benefits.
My pilates teacher once told me I was a seeker.
I guess I believe if you don’t try new things, you stagnate. And how do you know if you never try?
As for my diet, I have been curious about a carnivore diet for a year or more and have progressed through various diet styles to now find myself doing another experiment to see how I feel on a meat only diet.
I honestly did not think I would be able to achieve this, but for the past week I have eaten nothing but meat (lamb, liver, beef mince, beef heart, rib eye, scotch fillet and my current drool item – t-bone)
I also have a cup of bone broth every morning from a brew I simmer for two days. I drink this with salt added. I have not managed, or actually even tried to give up coffee yet”
What does my skincare regime look like?
“I use Ecology Skincare twice daily and have bought it for my gorgeous daughter who is battling those awful teenage hormones.
I like the way it feels on my skin, it just seems to drink it in.
I could rub a whole tin of that stuff on to my body everyday.
I also love that it is made from grass fed beef tallow. I think an ethically sourced skin care product was another important consideration when I bought the moisturiser.”
Why did I buy Ecology for my Daughter?
“She is thirteen, hormonal and started her menstrual cycle towards the end of last year. Her beautiful skin has break outs and I wanted to help her.
My mother introduced me to skin care around the same age. Remember Nutrametics? My aunt was a sales person and so we bought cleansers and moisturisers from her. I grew up with a belief that looking after your skin was important.
Unfortunately we are all guilty of judging people by their appearance, and shallow as it may seem… I think people are drawn to other beings who have a healthy glow about them.
I also think that you feel more confident when you look and feel good. I would say Ella’s skin was quite typically teenager pimply.
It was not acne, but plenty of black heads and white heads. Clogged pores.
She has been using the Ecology Moisturiser for about six weeks now. She uses it every night – when she remembers, which is probably a minimum of five nights a week. I would say her skin has definitely improved, although she still breaks out especially when she is pre-menstral.
As you can probably tell, I am quite passionate about taking care of myself and the people around me, and I believe I will continue to remain curious and experiment with my diet as my life progresses.
With deepest love xxx”
We are beyond happy for Siobhan and her daughter!
It’s always a win when you find something that works well and fits with your ethos and lifestyle.
Now you might be wondering why Siobhan see’s grass-fed tallow as a plus in her moisturiser…?
Grass-fed tallow is a gently rendered fat (like emu oil), but it comes from healthy, grass-fed cows
(so this isn’t for our vegan friends!)
Grass-fed tallow might be ‘little known’ now… but everyone from the Aboriginal Australians to our great grandmothers used to use traditional animal fats like tallow, for everything from burns and chafing to blisters and wound healing.
Grass-fed tallow is the hero ingredient in our Ecology Creams…
…and the reason why grass-fed tallow is so amazing for skin?
- It really closely mimics fats and oils found naturally in healthy, youthful skin.
- It contains fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K …all of which are crucial for healthy skin (some of these are also antioxidants)
- It’s balanced in omega 3’s and 6’s …both are important for healthy skin and balancing immune function
So this means grass-fed tallow can help replace missing oils in skin’s outer layer …keeping moisture IN and allergens and irritants OUT.
…and helping to smooth the look of fine lines and leave skin looking plump and well hydrated.
When it comes to acne and breakouts… everyone’s different and it can really depend on what’s driving the breakouts (especially as there’s a big internal component to acne as well)
We find it’s people with ‘hormonal’ acne or breakouts that tend to get the best results with the Ecology Creams.
Like Siobhan, I have a drive to use natural products on my skin.
But my super sensitive skin and skin issues meant I couldn’t just use ANY natural product because my skin would react…
…which is what led me to developing the Ecology Creams in the first place.
…and once I found something that worked well for me and I wanted to share it with others
And because I know how important it can be to try a ‘trial size’ of something before getting a larger size, we’ve put together Trial Packs of our Ecology Creams.
So if you haven’t tried our Ecology Creams yet, you can now try a 2-pack or 3-pack of our 10mL mini moisturisers from only $18 (so only $9 per moisturiser) …and get free shipping when you use the code: TRIAL at checkout
and see for yourself the difference an Ecology Moisturiser can make for dry skin
(this is a great size! It’ll last a couple of weeks, long enough to see the softening effect for yourself)
So click on the button below that best describes your skin to see which moisturisers are right for you…