To help raise money for LOVEbomb, MV Organic Skincare's founder Sharon McGlinchey is giving away 3 x Radiance Therapy Facials!
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.
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.
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!
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.
MV Boosters- Why mixing it up is so good!
by Dr Clare-Louise Brumley
We were delighted to enjoy a visit from Dr Clare-Louise Brumley at our Concept Store recently. She was so lovely in articulating the way she customises the MV Organic range in line with her own hormonal fluctuations. We loved her view so much that we asked her to kindly pen these thoughts to share with all of you! She graciously accepted.
"...people need knowledge of their own power and how to access it"
The needs of the skin, like the rest of the body, change with our menstrual cycle. Different MV Organic Skincare Boosters can be used in accordance with our natural hormonal fluxes.
During this time our energy is low and our focus is internal. The skin may be paler, and during this monthly cleanse jojoba may be all that is required.
Our luteal phase is often experienced as the hard PMS phase where fatigue, irritation, brain fog and cravings etc strain the system. When in hormonal balance this time can soften into a quieter phase for self care, nesting and observation. There is nothing that compares to the Rose Plus Booster for this phase. And for those in their wise women years, this natural cycling can still be observed in accordance with the phases of the moon.
In saying all this, at the end of the day choose the booster you LOVE the smell of...that's your immune system and intuition telling you what you need. The MV Organic Skincare Ritual is gorgeous for enjoying our body, celebrating the divine feminine and tuning in to ourselves...for that is where our power resides.
- Dr Clare-Louise Brumley
PhD, PostGradDip App Sci (Nutritional Medicine), B.OT
Who says your tried-and-true face wash doesn't need a revamp?If you’ve been reaching for that same humdrum bottle of foaming cleanser and the grainy tube of face scrub in your shower has seen better days, it may be time to reconsider how you’re washing your face. Formulas and methods have come a long way since glycerin soaps and face cloths. And remember, your skin goes through its own transformation during the long and drying Canadian winter. So it’s important to regularly switch up your routine and treat your skin with ultimate care, ensuring your complexion stays looking its best – smooth, soft and naturally glowing.
WELL-OILEDIf you’ve been using a cleanser that’s extra foamy and leaves you with that squeaky-clean feeling, chances are you’re stripping your skin of its natural healing oils. These alkaline formulas throw off your skin’s pH and leave you high and dry, no matter what time of year it is, says Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, dermatologist and medical director of Toronto’s Bay Dermatology Centre. “Over time, [alkaline cleansers] can cause a problem because you’re decreasing your skin barrier, which is causing tiny little holes in your skin, allowing things, such as pollution, to get in while moisture gets out.” Rather than reaching for lathering suds, try cleansing with an oil formula that contains good-quality essential oils to nourish your skin’s lipid layer instead of water, which can actually be dehydrating, especially for those who are typically sensitive or reactive, says Sharon McGlinchey, founder of Australian-based MV Organic Skincare. A telltale sign that you’ve been exposing your face to too much water is if you feel tight and dry and look red or blotchy when you get out of the shower. Instead of splashing away at the sink while washing, “follow an oil cleanser with a warm or hot compress to provide heat and encourage absorption,” says Sharon. “This helps deliver antioxidants to the deeper layers of the skin, where they can be anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.”You can purchase the MV Organic Skincare 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic online, at our MV Concept store or from any of our stockists
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