Sonya Driver became consumed with finding a safe sunless tanning alternative after her sister was diagnosed with a melanoma at only thirty years of age.
Not only was there not a single organic self tanning product on the market, Sonya soon discovered potential health risks in the usage of everyday cosmetic products such as lipstick. She wasn’t prepared to use these products on her own skin and was even more concerned about the risk they posed to her sister, given her cancer diagnosis. It was in these very moments that Eco by Sonya, her organically certified company, was born.
Using an organic skin care range really does make a difference. Whether you prefer your self tan to be express or slowbuilding, Eco by Sonya promises you the most beautiful, believable bronze for all complexions, with NO hidden nasties. Guaranteed! Eco by Sonya products are complemented by Sonya’s very own certified organic body care range – Eco By Sonya.
It all started about 5 years ago. I remember the moment too well. My gentle spirited 30 year old sister was diagnosed with a melanoma. I believe through the power of prayer and early diagnosis she caught it in time.
Still wanting a tan but without the potential risk from UV we sought the next best thing and started having spray tans. I then became concerned about the ingredients we were constantly covering ourselves with. I began to research the ingredients from many different brands regardless of their claims.
It only took me a few minutes to decide not to use their products anymore.
After thousands of hours researching and formulating I put together a solution that I believe is not only beautiful it is also safe and free from all things nasty and artificial. My colours do not contain synthetic food colouring and are made from natural Cacao ( Chocolate), herbs, flower extract , fruit extract and chamomile from Mother Earth. I use certified organics and naturals in all of my formulas. I will not compromise quality or safety for the mighty dollar.
I feel like I have now finally arrived through strength not of my own when on March 2011, my company made Australian history by becoming the first and only organic tan to be certified by the Organic Food Chain. The OFC is an Australian organic government approved certifier that is recognised internationally. Eco by Sonya where possible, uses veggie ink and recycled paper that are friendly to our environment.