MV Organic Skincare

Beauty Rebels

  • To help raise money for LOVEbomb, MV Organic Skincare's founder Sharon McGlinchey is giving away 3 x Radiance Therapy Facials!

    THE PRIZE

    A 75 minute Radiance Therapy Facial with Sharon McGlinchey in London (Alex Eagle Treatment Room, Lexington Street), on Sunday 9th April.

    Sharon's signature treatment is a nurturing, healing and rhythmical skin and body ritual which includes guided meditation, a simple yoga breathing technique and a unique facial massage.

    TO ENTER

    Simply donate anything you can to LOVEbomb through our Crowdfunding page, no amount is too little!

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

    If the winner is unable to attend, they may nominate a friend. If not possible, they will win a Luxury Travel Essential Bag in lieu of a facial treatment.

    When donating, please ensure that you include your email address and give us permission to contact you - if not, we cannot notify you should you win. Three winners will be chosen at random on the 2nd April.

    International Competition – anyone can enter!

    THE CHARITY - LOVEbomb

    Between 1964 - 1973 in Laos, two million tons of ordnance were dropped on the city, during 580,000 bombing missions. That's 1 B-52 plane load of bombs every 8 minutes - 24 hours a day - for 9 years.

    Laos is one of the most heavily-bombed countries in history. At the current rate of removal, it will take an estimated 800 years to clear all unexploded ordnance.

    During the aftermath of the war, villagers began to collect, sell, or use scrap metal from the bombs as a means to generate income. From the heart of Laos, LOVEbomb jewellery is cast from melted bomb fragments, in wood and ash moulds. Each LOVEbomb product sold assists with safe land clearance and supports the artisans to provide for their families and village development. MV Organic Skincare has partnered with Sacred by Design to stock LOVEbomb, who work with Saoban, a Lao NGO committed to community empowerment and poverty alleviation. All donations will go to the Laos community, focusing on education & sanitation.


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  • Did you know that you can try and buy MV Skincare at selected stockists around Australia?

     

    We’ve cherry-picked some very special spaces for you to shop the MV range, carefully chosen for their alignment with our ethos, environmental conscience and skin-health beliefs.

     

    Beautiful Because is an eco-chic store that stocks only the finest natural beauty brands from Australia and beyond. They stand for beauty that’s better – natural, cruelty free, eco-friendly and considerate. Beautiful Because raises awareness through their Green Beauty Guide and newsletter that going green doesn’t mean a compromise on performance; the essence of Beautiful Because is holistic beauty with a conscience.

    Nina Weston is the founder of Beautiful Because and was inspired to open the online platform after making the switch to support more ethical, cruelty-free brands herself. Nina was delighted to discover many of the best brands were right here in Australia with really effective, all natural formulas to feed and nourish your skin. With a background in both beauty and content, Nina felt compelled to create an educational platform to showcase the finest brands together in one place. Beautiful Because started out as a passionate hobby but Nina soon discovered she had little time for anything else!

     

    Nina Weston owner of Beautiful Because

     

    Beautiful Because hopes to make a difference to the lives of their customers and their families, by encouraging them to make the switch to healthier, cleaner products; avoiding the known toxic and unethical ingredients found in many mainstream brands. Many of us start with beauty and personal care, and then question other household and personal items, such as food and cleaning products, clothing and accessories. It feels good to advocate for brands that are beautiful from the core, and Nina feels privileged to do so.

    Nina is very grateful for her loyal and savvy customers who are beautiful because they choose healthy and kind beauty. Knowing they are making a difference, be it small, is the most rewarding part. The heart of Beautiful Because is kindness – it is clear why MV Organic Skincare feels right at home. An inspired and ethical space where all of Nina’s hard work shines through. Take a look and you will find an array of eco friendly products hand picked by Nina Weston herself.

     

       

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  • Here are two that I’ve been using lately.. 

     

    MV Organic Skincare's Pure Jojoba Oil is a great product to use as a night time facial oil (a couple of drops on on its own or mixed with moisturiser) but the other great thing is it makes an excellent, gentle eye makeup remover. You add three drops to a damp cotton pad and hold it against your eyelid and lashes pressing gently. You can give it a few taps as well but don’t drag. When you lift the pad off, it comes away clean with no blurry-eye effect.

     

     

    The 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic is a bit of a hero product and it’s heaven to use if you like aromatherapy. The best way to use it is as a night time treatment and compress three times a week. You massage it in after your surface cleanse (i.e. make-up removal) for a good minute, paying special attention to congested areas. The high concentration of active and anti-bacterial organic oils –  including camellia, avocado,  lavender, orange, rosewood and geranium – will get to work cleansing and calming the skin. You then use a warm flannel as a compress for ten seconds. Repeat a few more times. No need to rinse as by then the oil has been absorbed. You don’t need moisturiser afterwards, you just feel pampered and perky-skinned.

     

    We have our central heating and electric heaters on all day at the mo, which isn’t great for my skin but the oils help to rebalance and decongest. These oils are made from pure, organic ingredients which is reflected in the price.

     

    To see the full article by Navaz Batliwalla click here

     

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  • Our 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic is availble online and at the MV Concept Store, Mosman

     

     

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  • Did you know that you can try and buy MV Skincare at selected stockists around Australia?

     

    We’ve cherry-picked some very special spaces for you to shop the MV range, carefully chosen for their alignment with our ethos, environmental conscience and skin-health beliefs.

     

    Made By Self loves good skin. They are not here to preach – they love a little naughty, a little nice and all that’s in between. They are here to listen and tend to your skin concerns. Made By Self’s essence has always been about helping and creating relationships with people. They have never been into pushing sales and trying to up sell, they are all about back to the basics and helping clients resolve skin and beauty issues. 

     

     

    Richie Angelo is the founder of Made By Self and was inspired to open the business after never really feeling like she could truly be herself. The beauty industry was, and is, somewhat, clinical salons and spas. Richie really wanted to give a place her own stamp and create a space where she could be herself (including no uniforms and no face full of makeup!). Richie wanted it to be somewhere clients felt instantly comfortable, where they felt like they were catching up with a girlfriend. Richie has always felt, and still does feel, very privileged to be in a position to create wonderful relationships with a variety of people.

     

     

    Made By Self is not a typical salon, instead it encourages a new generation of beauty therapists and facialists - so that they can do things a little different, in their own style. It is a privilege to be in a job where in such a small nurturing way they are able to give someone self-love and confidence. For Richie, the most rewarding part of her work is being a part of her client’s lives and witnessing their different accomplishments such as getting married and starting a family. Richie also loves seeing the progress and results with her client’s skin and the happiness it brings. Made By Self seeks to nurture and encourage their clients in whatever way is needed. 

    It is clear why MV Skincare feels right at home at Made By Self, a beautiful and non-judgmental space.. Take a look inside and you will find an array of treatment options available and an extensive hand picked selection of products.

     

    Made By Self is located at Rear 671 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria

     

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  • All hail MV Organic!!

     

    This trio has been featuring in some of my videos lately and I just cannot get enough of them. Or this brand! I want mooooore!

     

    Let's start with my favourites though...

     

    The Gentle Cream Cleanser is... What is says, actually. A very gentle cream cleanser. It sounds a bit plain and boring but it is actually surprisingly wowing. It's very creamy but not greasy or heavy at all. It washes off pretty quickly and cleanses the face without much fuss. If you have sensitive skin of any type: YES!
    I usually remove it, as always, with a microfibre cloth and I do prefer it than removing only with hands and water, but if you don't fancy cloths or don't have one to reach for, it still works pretty well without one - doesn't emulsify but comes off with no residue or film.

     

    The Rose Hydrating Mist is rose-scented, of course. And fresh! I use this as a toner when skin is very sensitive or dehydrated and as a quick refresher when I'm wearing no makeup and feel like I need freshening up. 

     

    The Pure Jojoba Oil is a sweet and simple jojoba oil. Now, you say, can't I get the same at Whole Foods or ebay for a fraction of the price? My answer is: you can get pure organic jojoba oil anywhere, yes. Does not mean it's the same quality as this!
    It performs very well, is quickly absorbed and perfect for oilier and acne-prone skin types as it actually mimics sebum. It is a little lighter than some other jojoba oils I bought at the market and I do feel like this one also performs better in terms of nourishment. 

     

     

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    IT’S NOT JUST  the beautiful who face the challenge of overcoming tall poppy syndrome — it’s the beautifiers, too. Local, Australian-made beauty brands are highly sought after around the world, but they often struggle to get the same kind of recognition at home.

     

    “Talk to anyone from Europe, the UK or the US about where they think the best natural skincare comes from, and most will say Australia without hesitation,” explains Sharon McGlinchey, founder of MV Organic Skincare, who has an impressive list of international Hollywood celebrities who use her products. “I find with skincare, Australians tend not to search out ‘Australian made’. Education is a big part of changing consumer perception about homegrown quality.”

    There are positive signs that we are beginning to recognise the value of locally made products — the beauty industry in Australia has almost doubled in the past two decades and is expected to be worth $1.5 billion by next year. Fuelling that growth are local innovators who are creating some of the most effective natural products in the world, often motivated solely by their wish to help people with all skin types achieve beautiful skin.

    “I started MV Organics almost by accident while helping out a client who had developed a severe petrochemical sensitivity,” says Sharon. “I had no intention of making a business out of it; I just wanted to help her. I discovered my cream was also good for my daughter’s eczema and for many of my friends’ children with the same condition. There was little on the market in the mid-nineties to treat sensitive and difficult skin conditions that was truly natural.”

    Kosmea is another local brand that has seen success from humble beginnings. As a mum with three young children, Marie Kapetanakis sold the family car in 1993 to bottle her first batch of rosehip oil, an oil she had discovered was being used in hospitals overseas to heal burns and scar tissue. “Rosehip oil wasn’t even heard of in Australia back then.

    It wasn’t easy… I visited about 80 health food stores in South Australia and gave each store owner a bottle to try, knowing once they used it, they’d be hooked,” says Marie. “Sure enough, within six months I had sold all 4000 bottles.”

    In the same year, Max and Vivienne Ross, fourth- generation cosmetic producers for a number of national and international brands, created their own line: Natio, a collection of Australian-made, plant-based haircare products (and later an immensely popular line of skincare and cosmetics). “An ever-increasing number of Australians seek gentle, plant-based ingredients in beauty and grooming products as part of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing,” says Max.

    That interest has led more Australians to question exactly what we’re putting on our skin, a factor that’s also encouraged producers to examine the potential in unique Australian ingredients, such as lilly pilly, quandong and Davidson’s plum, all of which Kosmea includes in its formulations.

    “We have so many amazing locally grown ingredients, such as Kakadu plum, flame tree, and natural clays,” says Irene Falcone, founder of niche Australian e-tailer Nourished Life, which sells all-natural, predominantly locally made products. “These beautiful ingredients are not only locally sourced but create truly effective skincare. We also have some of the best green science for proven results. It’s about having trust in Australian products and knowing you can rely on them.”

    While skincare and bodycare are the biggest beauty categories in Australia, Irene says natural haircare is quickly gathering a local following. “This is one of the last things for people to swap over to natural, and it’s a big swap. Previously there wasn’t much available that was high quality, but the industry has recently done a big swing.”

    So, if you find an Australian-made beauty offering nestled under your Christmas tree, know that it’s a gift that gives twice: as well as nourishing your skin or hair, you’re also helping a worthy local industry flourish.

     

    MADE IN AUSTRALIA

    Support our brilliant local beauty brands and treat yourself to some of the best of Australian beauty.

    Inhaling the Bulgarian rose oil in MV Organic Skincare Rose Soothing Protective Moisturiser (70ml, $115) feels instantly relaxing, while the organic camellia oil, jojoba, calendula and honeysuckle make your skin glow with health.

     

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  • Did you know that you can try and buy MV Skincare at selected stockists around Australia?

     

    We’ve cherry-picked some very special spaces for you to shop the MV range, carefully chosen for their alignment with our ethos, environmental conscience and skin-health beliefs.

     

    Sage Beauty opened in 2006 with owner Junia Kerr passionate about giving outstanding skincare brands their proper profile in the Beauty Industry. At Sage Beauty, they offer the best skincare products and techniques depending on an individual's skin type. Sage Beauty also offers support by way of therapeutic medicine, including appropriate supplements, herbal or homoeopathic medicines. Sage Beauty is a salon that gives back in so many ways; by simply choosing Organic or Biodynamic skincare they contribute to sustainable farming methods and this is of course is great for the earth!

     

    Junia Kerr worked as a Homoeopath and Beauty Therapist before opening Sage Beauty in 2006. Being a trained Homeopath, Junia was interested in finding a skincare system that fitted with her philosophy of holistic medicine and that was also healthy. Junia came across a concept that fitted her vision for Sage Beauty perfectly - that you can feed a person’s inner wellbeing by absorbing things through the skin and into the bloodstream. Completing her Esthetician training, Junia was highly recommended to use MV Skincare for those with sensitive skin. Junia contacted Sharon (the founder of MV) and immediately included MV Skincare to Sage Beauty’s range, and has never looked back!

     

     

    Sage Beauty believes in sustainable practises and they have won awards for their dedication to environmental sustainability. The choices that Sage Beauty makes in being aware of what ends up in landfill or waterways is what sets them apart from other businesses. You can find more about Sage beauty being a Greenwave accredited Business here. Junia hopes to make a global difference in many different ways, and believes that anyone can enrich another's life through the choices they make.  

     

    The most rewarding part of Sage Beauty’s work is watching a client get healthier and seeing their skin and/or health improve. For all the team at Sage Beauty, seeing clients who have turned amazing corners in their lives is an amazing thing to be a part of. For Junia, watching Sage Beauty evolve and develop and seeing the dedication of the team who are all very passionate and great at what they do is a very rewarding part of her work.

     

    It is clear why MV Skincare feels right at home at Sage Beauty, where sustainable beauty is at the forefront of their ideals. The team at Sage Beauty has worked incredibly hard over the last few years – congratulations on Sage Beauty winning the Brightest & Best Small Business Award for Hair and Beauty for 2016!

     

     

    Sage Beauty is located at 292 Campbell Parade, North Bondi, NSW

     

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  •  Come in and say hello!

     

    You can purchase anything from the MV Organic Skincare range!

    You can talk with one of our friendly staff for one-on-one skincare + product advice!

    You will be able to test the products before purchasing to see if they are right for you!

    You will be able to buy any of our Samplers which make great stocking fillers!

     

     

     

    MV Pop up is at the rear of 559 Military Road, Shop 2 Myahgah Mews, Mosman, Sydney

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