A Teenager's Tale: What Happened When I Switched to Clean Beauty

A Teenager's Tale: What Happened When I Switched to Clean Beauty

Lucy Bryant was 17 years old when she first made the switch to natural beauty. The daughter of my co-founder, Sarah Bryden-Brown, she was beyond adamant she would NEVER use a face oil, she would NEVER use a natural deodorant and she would NEVER bother with a toner.

Fast forward a couple of months and Lucy will now tell you she can't live without her One Love Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Make Up Remover, nor the Butter Elixir Face oil

Lucy's transition has seen her combination skin, which experienced regular breakouts, become less oily and experience fewer breakouts. She also spends more time on her skincare routine because, as she says, "the smells alone are worth it."

Lucy swapped her chemical-based skincare and body care for a natural routine based on my recommendations. Here's what Lucy now uses daily (sharing more than a few of these products with her mom), and the results are clear: her skin looks brighter, she suffers less breakouts and she is ensuring that as she ages, she will see less fine lines and wrinkles, keep that beautiful youthful glow long into maturity, and protect herself against the possibility of cancer through eliminating cancer-causing chemicals.

Remember, your skin is your largest organ, and it absorbs 60% of what you put on in it in 60 seconds. You may well eat organic and use green cleaning products, but unless you also use non-toxic beauty and personal products, you're undoing all that good work. 

Larissa xx

Lucy's Morning Routine

Cleanser: Lucy simply splashes her face with water

Toner/Hydrosoal: Odacite's Rose and Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist

Face MoisturizerWillow Tree Lane's Rose Geranium and Lavender Face & Body Moisturizer

Lucy's Evening Routine

CleanserOne Love Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Make Up Remover,

Face ExfoliantBottega Organica Rejuvenating Face Scrub (with sea salt and lemon)

Toner/Hydrosol: Odacite's Rose and Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist

SerumWillow Tree Lane's Clear Skin Serum

Face Oil: Butter Elixir Face oil

Lucy's Body Care Favorites:

Deodorant: Agent Nateur Holi Stick #3,

Body Wash: Saya Lime and Lemongrass

Body ScrubCoco Rose Body Polish 

Body Moisturizer: Saya Mandarin and Patchouli Hand and Body Lotion

Shampoo and Conditioner: Reverie

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Naomi Watts' Natural Beauty Picks

Naomi Watts' Natural Beauty Picks

I have known Naomi for over 10 years now and she is the epitome of natural beauty in every way, inside and out. She's been one of our biggest supporters and I love recommending non-toxic products from ONDA for her. We've started with a few hero products that help feed and nourish her skin, producing the effects she's looking for, which is to be her best self. 

First up is the African Botanics Baobab Oxygenating Cleanser, which I love and recommend for mature, dry and sensitive skin. It includes Baobab fruit, which is rich in vitamin C that nourishes the skin. The scent is unique and exotic, unlike anything else and the texture feels smooth and soothing. The clay helps eliminate impurities and unclog pores while also balancing the skin, all without any irritation. It leaves your skin soft and smooth reducing the effects of urban pollutants and helping to reduce any redness. This cleanser is super hydrating and helps dissolve impurities so it's also great for those with problem or acne prone skin. It also includes essential oils of Sandalwood and Cedarwood, which help calm, rebalance and rejuvenate. The delicate white blossoms of Jasmine help stimulate cellular renewal and help fade scar tissue while also diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

Next is the Immunocologie Exfoliating Serum. The reason I love this one is because it's not your average exfoliator. It's a lightweight serum that helps to reveal fresher more glowing skin. Glycolic acid lifts away dead skin cells without stripping or irritating the skin, while lactic acid promotes cellular regeneration and nourishment. It also detects epidermal pH balance and sebum levels to deliver exfoliation benefits specified to your skin type. This serum can be used daily to diminish surface spots, reduce discoloration and promote a uniform, healthy and glowing complexion. Simply apply and leave on for around 10-20 min, or for some people, like myself, over night works well. But everyone's different so if you have sensitive skin start out slow and see how your skin responds. If you experience redness post treatment don't worry it will subside shortly after. That's just it doing it's job.

Third is the Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Serum, which is an all natural retinol that works while you sleep. Retinol is a safe derivative of vitamin A. Unlike retin-A this retinol will not cause any harsh irritation and has no toxic or chemical additives. Studies show how vitamins A, C and E work together to support superior collagen-building and antioxidant effects. All three of these coexist in this formula to deliver near-miraculous results. Forty years of studies prove retinol's extraordinary age delaying capabilities. Get ready to wake up and be delighted by what you see.

Lastly, I know how much Naomi loves a rich moisturizer so I have recommended the just launched Bottega Organica Balance Face Cream

Similar to their extremely rich and high performing eye cream (which, btw, is an obsession for most who try it) this cream is thick and extremely hydrating. All its organic ingredients are grown on the Bottega Organica farm in upstate NY, which only enhances the purity and efficacy of this product. Ingredients include Tulsi, which regulates sebum production, promoting a balanced complexion and French lilac to rejuvenate and brightens the skin, restoring its radiant glow. Wild carrots are high in antioxidants and vitamins essential for skin repair. Coneflower and vetiver oil stimulate healthy skin renewal while prawn sage exerts its powerful cell-revitalizing activity. Lactobacillus rhamnosus adds advanced probiotic benefits. The results? Your skin feels soft, smooth, glowing and you'll see a noticeable difference in hydration and fine lines will disappear.

Larissa xx

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Be Smooth Body Polish Kit

Be Smooth Body Polish Kit

Who doesn't want perfectly polished and glowing skin?!

Well, even though we might not be able to get away to where the sun, salt and sea can do it for us, we can take some time for ourselves and enjoy home pampering to restore, renew and reveal the magic beneath. To make it even easier, we have created a neat, effective Be Smooth Body Polish kit for you. So polish away and enjoy the results!!

With Dead Sea salt and organic plant oils this scrub is the perfect combination of exfoliation and hydration. It's based on aryuvedic traditions, detoxifying while increasing circulation of the lymphatic system to combat cellulite. The uplifting scent is so lovely and refreshing with hints of basil, bergamont and lavender. The combination is truly unique, so while you're scrubbing away those dead skin cells you're also moisturizing. When you step out of the shower, you're done! Perfectly polished, soft, smooth skin.
Dry brushing is best done when you have an extra five minutes before you get into the bath or shower.
Here's how it works:
Use our natural brush on your dry skin starting from your feet and moving in long sweeping upwards circular motions towards your heart. Go over the same areas a few times to make sure you're removing all those dead skin cells.
Dry brushing has many benefits that are more potent and effective than a wet scrub such as stimulating your lymphatic system to reduce the appearance of cellulite, removing  toxins from your body, getting rid of dead skin, helping decongest your skin so it absorbs body oil and nutrients more effectively.
A wet scrub is more gentle since water acts as a lubricant and is better for people with more sensitive skin.
Whether you choose wet or dry exfoliation, you're creating healthy, more beautiful skin, better circulation and taking some time to do something nice for yourself. Get to it!!
This active Australian brand offers many must-try products but one of our favorites is the Argan Body Oil. Your skin will thank you for using this certified organic, pure plant, antioxident rich, oil. Argan oil is beneficial because it's filled with nutrients for your skin like Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Saya's Argan oil absorbs easily into the skin and has a light, beautiful fragrance including mandarin peel, geranium and patchuli. Us this especially if you're dry brushing as this oil is the perfect second step to ensuring your beautiful skin is nourished and stays well hydrated.
Shop our Be Smooth Body Polish Kit for yourself or as the perfect gift.
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Here's What I'm Loving This Month

Here's What I'm Loving This Month

Ball Page Espadrills

I stumbled across the Ball Pages Espadrilles on Instagram and honestly I cant believe I have never seen them before?! I love an espadrille and these are so unique.

June 7.2 Topanga Pant 

I'm crazy about  June 7.2's new line of cool, modern basics. I live in my black Topanga pant and am getting a 2nd pair in gray.

Absolutely love swing chairs! Hopefully there will be one in the ONDA shop, which opens in Spring 2017 in Tribeca.

I don't normally wear strapless or a one piece swim suit but my friend Jaimie Baird gave me this one from Mikoh and I feel great in it!! What a pleasant surprise! Thanks, Jaimie, for the swim suit and this photo.

Christopher Boots

There's a lot of attention on all things Australian and all things crystal right now, so it makes sense that these two ideas have merged with Christopher Boots' beautiful light fixtures. I first saw them at Taryn Toomey's new studio in Tribeca. So, so stunning and magical.

Matta

Matta is a store in Nolita that I used to visit frequently. But how great is it when you forget about something for a while and then become reintroduced and it's new again! Beautiful, beachy, easy-to-wear pieces that are perfect for any warm weather getaway.

Thanks to Jaimie Baird for my photo!

ONDA Travel Kit

We love our new airline-friendly travel kit that is a sampling of some of our favorite travel-friendly products all in an easy waterproof zip top bag you can just throw in your carry on luggage and go. Just in time for spring break!!

Bill Granger

My business partner, Sarah Bryden-Brown, is Australian and when she went back to Sydney last December she brought me back the latest cook book, Bill's Everyday Asian, from one of her favorite places to eat, Bills. I would share my favorite recipes with you but Sarah's borrowed it and I haven't seen it since!

UMA Oils

So happy to announce that we now stock Uma oils. This beautifully packaged and scented line of products is steeped in the history of family tradition and purity. We cannot say enough of what this brand has to offer. Check it out.

Bottega Organica

Sarah was lucky enough to spend President Day Weekend in Hudson, NY, where she visited the farm and apothecary of one of our favorite brands, Bottega Organica. Production is small batch, solar infused, 100% organic and super high in results. Their face scrub is the most hydrating you'll ever experience. 

Larissa xx

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Why Everyone Needs a Toner

Why Everyone Needs a Toner

Ok, we need to talk. I have had so many women say to me, "Oh I don’t really use or need a toner, I mean what does it do any way??"

I am here to tell you what it does and that it is the most over looked and underestimated step in your beauty routine. It’s a misunderstood product, and one I would never skip. If you think we're talking about what we used as kids (who remembers Sea Breeze?), you're mistaken. Toners have come a long way and are a delivery system for many nourishing and beneficial ingredients that your skin just shouldn't miss out on. I use one every day between steps and I can tell you, yes, I have noticed a difference: cleaner, clearer, more hydrated skin. In the warmer months, I even keep one in my bag wherever I go. Here's what they do and why you should use one. 

  • It helps to prevent and heal break-outs; ridding your skin of unwanted bacteria.
  • Especially if you have larger pores that tend to become congested this is a necessary step. Toners can help to not only clean out your pores but close and tighten them as well preventing and reducing impurities from getting back in.
  • Toners help to balance the natural PH level of your skin.
  • Our skin is naturally acidic and many things can disturb its proper balance, including cleansing at times, a toner helps to restore balance so your skin doesn’t have to work overtime to do it. Some toners are anti-inflammatory so will calm, sooth and reduce redness and puffiness. Most contain humectants that work to add more hydration, which just about all of us can use.
  • Depending on the unique recipe of each toner, a good one will supply your skin with needed minerals that nourish, restore hylauronic acid, which our skin produces naturally but diminishes with age, so we’re talking serious anti-aging properties helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Help produce collagen, accelerate cell turnover, and protect your skins natural barrier.
  • Help prepare your skin to absorb your following steps more effectively.
  • If you’re using a serum or face oil this step will help insure that your skin is absorbing it on the deepest and most effective level.

So look for a toner that addresses your specific needs, and make sure it’s natural.

We have a selection of great ones to offer, ranging from light active through to heavy active. 'Active' simply refers to the ingredients list, and whether the ingredients have an effect on your skin. Light active includes more gentle ingredients and suits younger skin, while medium to heavy active is best suited to prevent anti-aging and combat signs of aging.

 

LIGHT ACTIVE

One Love Organics Vitamin D Moisture Mist:  helps to eliminate environmental stressors and delivers long lasting hydration through vitamin E.

Scent: Very little scent. 

MEDIUM ACTIVE

Odacite’s Rose + Neroli Hydra-vitalizing Treatment Mist is great for moisturizing, balancing and pore cleansing

Scent: Beautiful! Light on the rose and heavier on the neroli (which is orange blossom)

Little Alchemist Kyella Rose Antioxidant Hydrate Mist: soothes irritated skin, purifies and cleanses, brightens, delivers important vitamins and minerals, firms

Scent: Australian native botanicals 

VERY ACTIVE

Marie Veronique Pre+Probiotic Daily Mist: encourages the skin’s helpful microorganisms to thrive, calms and soothes, delivers probiotics just as important to your skin as your internal system.

Scent: light and fresh

Hannes Dottir Mineral Mist: promotes collagen and elasticity, minimizes the appearance of pores, encourages cell turn over and regeneration decreasing fine lines, calms skin to reduce any redness.

Scent: Spearmint, minty fresh 

Dr Alkaitis Organic Herbal Toner: refines pores, evens skin tone, balances and strengthens your skin, deeply hydrates. Great for problem skin, breakouts, and keeping your pores clear.

Scent: Herbal and fresh

Don’t go hating on your toner, think of it as your hero that has been waiting for you to recognize all the magic it has to offer. 

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Reward Yourself With Our Self-Care Collection

Reward Yourself With Our Self-Care Collection

In a time when taking care of yourself is more important than ever, what better way is there than to celebrate and take time for yourself everyday than by nourishing the skin you're in. Give yourself the gift of love, and pamper away. You know the oxygen mask theoryeveryone will benefit.

So here's how you can do something for yourself that not only feels good, but will make you glow with health and happiness.

Shop our Self-Care Collection.

Herbivore Coconut Bath Soak — This smooth and lightly fragranced bath soak is so delicious I could almost eat it! But I don't because it's so much better in my bath. It relaxes and detoxifies while you're unwinding. Taking a bath is one of my favorite ways to take time for myself.

Leilani Bishop Fragrance Oil — A fragrance oil lasts so much longer than an alcohol-based perfume, and is so much better for you being non-toxic, plus it actually gets stronger the longer you wear it because it works off the warmth of your body. Apply to the back of your knees, as well as the regular pulse points, to ensure it continues to work its magic long into the night. We have three fragrances for you to choose from: Pikake (which is Hawaiian for Jasmine), which is featured, Lilac and Orange Blossom.

Edible Beauty Sheet Face Mask — We love these non-toxic sheet masks made from bamboo and infused with these key ingredients: Bamboo Extract, Ribose, Swertia Chirata and Hyaluronic Acid. Relax, lay the mask over your face and let it do its magic. Even better, try it in the bath! This one is hydrating, combats inflammation, plumps your skin and works on fine lines and wrinkles. When you're done, simply rub in the excess, then add your favorite face serum and face oil. No need to rinse. You will notice the difference straight away. Promise.

Coco Rose Body Polish — I cannot say enough about this one. From its beautiful color and visual appeal to the texture and feel of it on your skin, this is definitely a self-love winner. I know we all think we don't have the time but the benefits to using a body scrub are many. First, you're taking a moment for yourself, which is always important, sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal newer fresher skin while moisturizing at the same time. Virgin coconut oil, sugar and Moroccan rose create the perfect combination to refresh, renew and recharge.

Venus Amber Oil — If you're not used to using a body oil I highly recommend this one: the experience is luxurious; Shiva Rose makes a beautiful selection of products to practice self care and self love. She truly understand the concept of connection to self, others and balance with nature. So it's no surprise that this energy would be infused into her beautiful body oil, appropriately named Venus (the goddess of love). The fragrance is light and mysterious. This body oil contains crystals of rose quartz gem that infuse the oil with love, peace, and tranquility. Love and enjoy.

You can buy the collection here, for you or for someone you think would appreciate taking a little time for themselves, too.

Larissa xx

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Here's what I am loving this month

Here's what I am loving this month

 

Censer

 

​I saw this beautiful diffuser from Censer at the launch of the new studio space for The Class by TT, and knew I wanted one immediately. I've never seen an incense diffuser like this one. It's cool, modern and luxurious.

 

Immunocologie Travel Set

So excited to have just added Immunocolgie to our roster of natural anti-aging products. I know everyone will love it as much as I do. My two favorites so far are the hyaluronic serum and exfoliating​ serum. Try the travel kit for starters.

 

Faithfull The Brand

I saw this dress from Faithfull The Brand on Emelinaah's Instagram a​nd ordered it the same day to wear while I'm in the DR at The Retreatment. Definitely worth following her as there's so many great beachy finds to be had.

 

Higher Dose Infrared Sauna

I'd been hearing a lot about Higher Dose's Infrared Sauna — friends were telling me, You Gotta Go — so when I came down with a terrible virus I did 3 sessions in one week and now I'm hooked. It's great for de-stressing, detoxing and the perfect addition to your self-care routine.

 

Yarok Feed Your Moisture

Love love love Yarok's Feed Your Moisture Hair Masque. Try it. You will too. ​

 

Intuitive Being

 

​Just started reading this, can't wait to spend time with it while lying on the beach. Everyone has intuition, but not everyone knows how to use it. I'm always wanting to know how to better listen to my intuition because it serves me well.​

 

Kyanite Crystal

 

​I already have a collection of crystals but recently discovered Kyanite Crystal, and lo and behold, it's now part of my collection. Kyanite helps you to tap into your intuition, open your mind center and bridge gaps with communication efforts. It also possess healing energy and brings tranquility and exceptional for transitioning into deep meditative states.​

 

Joanna Vargas

​I just tried Joanna Vargas' red-carpet-ready triple crown facial​ for the first time. WOW. But that's not where it ends because we will be stocking Joanna Vargas starting this month. Lucky us. Lucky you.

 

Healthyish by Bon Appetite

I've always thought my friend Adam Rapoport does ​an incredible job editing Bon Appetit, so I am not surprised to see this creative and satisfying new addition to the Bon App family. Healthyish. Check it out.

 

Saya AHA Face Exfoliant

Made from natural Australian botanicals, Saya's natural AHA exfoliant does a powerful job with instant results. It's gentle but effective, and is part of my daily shower ritual. Try it, you'll see for yourself.

Larissa xx

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Larissa's January Love List

Larissa's January Love List

 Here's what I am loving this month:

 

Reverie Shampoo and Conditioner

REVERIE: Once I switched to this natural shampoo and conditioner duo I knew right away I'd never turn back. The scent is beautiful and has a calming effect on me. My hair has never looked better or smelt better.

 

Dana James Food Coach NYC

DANA JAMES: What an incredible woman! As far as I'm concerned she's NYC's #1 nutrition and wellness guru.

 

The Beach People Tulum Towel

THE BEACH PEOPLE: This towel is named Tulum, which is a place I love, and besides, doesn't everyone need an oversized, circular, beach towel with a great print?

 

Earth Tu Face Body Scrub

EARTH TU FACE: This body scrub is such a beautiful scent - basil/lavender - and the consistency is just right for leaving your skin polished and glowing.

Rose Lace Triangle Berry Bra

FLEUR DU MAL: I loooove this bra. I recently upped my lingerie game and this was the epitome of beautiful, fun and sexy.

Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn

LIVING LIBATIONS: This body oil has been a staple in my life for a few years now. I use it on myself, my son and give it as a gift when possible. It's a permanent fixture in my line up. 

Turmeric Latte

TURMERIC LATTE: My new go-to late-afternoon drink. Better than a coffee and better for you. Sooooo good!

Sweet Spot Find Your Groove

SWEET SPOT: I heard an interview with the author, Christine Carter, on NPR and was glued to the radio. I'm always looking for the balance between running a business and family life, and so this is my next read

Claire Vivier Clutch

CLAIRE VIVIER: The perfect go-anywhere work, weekend, evening, bag. It's small enough to not be a pain in the ass, but big enough to hold my essentials. I'm always a fan of a stripe, especially in fun colors.

Malia Mills Swimsuit

MALIA MILLS: Now that one pieces are making their way back into fashion, I can't wait to purchase this Malia Mills tie-back one piece for my upcoming trip to The Class Retreatment in the Dominican Republic.

 Love, Larissa xx

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Get Your Winter Skin Glowing

Get Your Winter Skin Glowing

ONDA has hand-picked six of the best natural beauty products to feed your skin through winter. This collection offers all you need to experience natural beauty for the first time, or if you are a natural beauty devotee already, our curated kit will save you time and money. 

Our Winter Glow face kit contains:

1 x Hannes Dottir Seamasque

You'll notice your skin glowing after one use of this incredibly active sea kelp and mineral mask. The texture is unlike most I've seen, a bit goopy and gummy, I've heard some people call it green goo, but somehow this quality makes it that much more unique. I'm not exactly sure what makes this green goo so magical but you'll feel it working right away and you'll want to keep using it once you see the results. I promise.

1 x Bottega Organica Rejuvenating Face Scrub (sea salt + lemon)

This super rich and nourishing farm to face scrub will heal any dry or weather damaged skin. If your skin is really dry this moisturizing scrub will work wonders to hydrate. If you have less dry skin,  a bit less dry you might need to wash after scrubbing and use a wet cloth to remove any of the excess oil. Either way your skin will be left with a lovely and healthy glow. Although the texture is lush and rich the scent is light and citrusy.

1 x Odacite Night Repair Serum

What I've found is that in the winter months my skin needs not only extra hydration but more active ingredients. What I love about this is that it does its job while I'm sleeping. It's gentle but effective. It's super hydrating but also has serious anti-aging ingredients, and delivers an extra dose of hylauronic acid and vitamin E, which is always beneficial. So basically I'm sleeping and it's working. 

1 x Henne Lip Scrub

Once I picked up this habit I started to recommend it to everyone i know. You wont believe the difference this will make especially in the cold weather months. scrub away dry chapped lips while sealing in moisture that will hydrate and protect them on super cold days. Not to mention they'll look smooth, healthy and luscious. 

1 x One Love Skin Saviour

This is another multi tasking product I love. I think it was the first oil cleanser I ever bought. Use this rich balm as a cleanser but also a smooth gliding moisturizer for face or body. Your skin will thank you by radiating a lovely glow. Its also an incredible healer for skin irritations I love the orange scent, honestly sometimes i just open the jar and smell it, orange stimulates the portion of the brain that creates happiness. Happy hydrating.

1 x Olio e Osso Lip Balm

I'm very picky about lip treatments. For me it has to be smooth, feel soft on my lips not waxy or sticky and most of all keep my lips moisturized especially on very cold days. What I really love about this one is it adds a subtle shine and the stick makes it so easy to apply. I love the unusual oval shape of the stick as well and the smell is so beautiful and refreshing but not overwhelming at all. So yummy.

Shop our Winter Glow Face Kit.

Love,
Larissa xx

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Mini-Face Kit

Mini-Face Kit

ONDA has hand-picked four of the best natural beauty products for your face to create a mini-face kit to nurture and nourish your skin. This collection offers the beginnings of what you need to experience natural beauty for the first time, or if you are a natural beauty devotee already, our curated kit will save you time and money. 

Our mini-face kit contains:

1 x Odacite Cleanser

This is such a light, simple and creamy cleanser, no suds, it easily wipes away any makeup or residue from the day. Great for sensitive skin, and for those of you who aren't big fans of any scent at all, this one's perfect.

1 x African Botanics Neroli infused Marula oil

I haven't met a person yet that isn't in love with the unique neroli fragrance this oil offers, to me it's pure magic. Loaded with anti-aging properties, it absorbs into the skin easily and smoothly. Perfection!

1 x Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream

Lovely, light and effective. Super hydrating, helps soothe any irritation and is rich in omegas to help reduce appearance of fine lines. A firm favorite!

1 x Leahlani Honey Love 3-in-1

I don't even know where to start with this one — there's so much I love about it. It's a cleanser, an exfoliator and a mask, and you can use it for all 3 or choose which one works best for you. I love products that feel like someone's just batched it for you, and you're getting the freshness of each ingredient right up front. This product is definitely for someone who appreciates those qualities as well. Smell the Hawaiian honey, hibiscus and lavender, and feel the texture of the crushed crystal powder, just be careful, though, you might be tempted to eat it. And all the ingredients are active in their own unique way. It balances, tightens pores, and soothes while also working synergistically to leave you with clean, fresh and well-polished skin.

Shop our hand-picked mini-face kit for yourself or as a gift.

Love,
Larissa xx

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Full-Face Kit

Full-Face Kit

ONDA has hand-picked six of the best natural beauty products for your face to create a starter kit filled with everything you need to nurture and nourish your skin. This collection offers all you need to experience natural beauty for the first time, or if you are a natural beauty devotee already, our curated kit will save you time and money. 

FREE GIFT FOR YOU: for the first 20 orders we will be including the beautiful, handmade ceramic dish from Copenhagen, (included in the image) for you to mix your Odacite Enzyme Mask, valued at $49.

Our Full-Face Kit contains:

1 x One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil

Who new that oil was such a good cleanser! This one nourishes as it cleanses, ridding your skin of all make-up as well as common pollutants that build up during the day. It leaves your skin so clean but without that dry, tight feeling. Especially great for people who have dry skin and love a light tropical scent

1 x Hannes Dottir Mineral Mist Toner

To activate this very special product you must shake it first. I love that I can actually see its potent minerals getting to work. Incredibly light and refreshing with a subtle scent of mint this lovely mist will not only hydrate your skin but help it to absorb your next-step products more effectively.

1 x Odacite Enzyme Mask

This is a multitasking, customizable mask that is able to serve every skin type. Comes with a recipe book and all! You can mix the mask powder with any number of recommended kitchen ingredients to suit your individual skin needs. It can soothe, moisturize, detoxify, exfoliate and more. I mean, c'mon!, could that be better?

1 x Butter Elixir Face Oil

For all you face oil scaredy cats out there, this is the perfect oil to try as a replacement for your moisturizer. It's gentle with a light scent, and will show results from day one. I bet once you try it you won't go back!

1 x African Botanics Marula Resurrection Eye Cream

This is a beautiful eye cream with two essentials that makes it a very active eye cream — caffein and peptides. Beautifully and lightly scented, this soft and creamy product will solve many common under eye problems. I know because it did for me.

1 x One Love Organics Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Using a serum is a step I never leave out. Feeding your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy is equally as important as eating the right foods to keep your body healthy. This vitamin C serum will help brighten and destress your skin, creating a lovely glow you can actually see right away. Follow this step with your face oil or moisturizer, and some days this might be all the moisture you need.

Shop our full-face kit for yourself or as a gift.

Love,
Larissa xx

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Lessons I've learnt on my way to launching ONDA Beauty

Lessons I've learnt on my way to launching ONDA Beauty

      1. Fear is negotiable. Don't let it win or take over. If you keep putting one foot in front of the other, after a while, when you turn around to look back, you'll be amazed how far you've come.
      2. When you’re on the right path, you'll know it. Everything and everyone will show up for you, and help make your dream a reality.
      3. Switching to natural products shouldn't come from a place of fear about what you’re doing wrong, but rather the desire to nourish yourself and develop self-care rituals that are deeply satisfying.
      4. Changing your skincare routine will keep your skin nourished beyond the type of products you use. Your skin gets bored with the same routine and will show it if you don't surprise it from time to time. Take a look at our starter kits for an easy way to swap your routine.
      5. Oil combats oil so don't be scared to use a face oil even if you have oily skin. It's probably just what you need.
      6. Just because something says it's natural or organic doesn't mean that's all it is. If you’re not sure about a product you are already using or want to try, you can ask us at hello@ondabeauty.com and we will let you know if it’s truly natural. And if it’s not we’ll suggest an alternative.
      7. Warning: piercing your ear cartilage to mark your next life opportunity is more painful than it looks, and worth (there's a 6-12 month healing process). 
      8. If you are going to only change one product to a natural one, make it your deodorant. Here is my favorite
      9. A toner/hydrasol is one product you might think you can do without but it's actually on my must-have list. A toner/hydrasol helps your skin to absorb your serums, face oils and moisturizers more effectively. In my opinion it’s the most overlooked and underestimated. We have one in our face starter kit, which is a great place to start.
      10. Lip scrub. Once you start you'll never go back. My go to is Henne.
      11. I never wore nail polish, almost always buffed, however since my friend Nadine Abramcyk started Ten Over Ten, I collect a new color every season and have the full set of base, top and remover, just in case I can't get into the salon. You can too because we stock it here.
      12. Never give up the pursuit of what really makes you happy. Everyone in your life will benefit, not just you.

I would love to help you with personal recommendations for the best products to suit your skin and lifestyle. You can send your questions to me here, and I will answer you back as quick as possible.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jaimie Baird Photography

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