Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gaia - A New Find

On the weekend I went to an expo and discovered (actually, Popeye discovered and he shared his find with me!) Gaia Skin Naturals Australia.
ALL of their products are vegan (and are labelled as such) with the exception of their baby skin soothing lotion (which is like a nappy rash cream) which contains beeswax. I spoke with Michelle, the lovely owner of the company, and informed me that they are yet to find a vegan friendly, chemical free ingredient to soothe the nappy rash on a baby's bottom (other choices on the market include petrochemicals or lanolin. Sometimes, for the health and well being of baby, the lesser of the three evils needs to be chosen).

facial_exfoliant.gif  I picked up a couple of things for myself at the expo and had the pleasure of trialling a few things today. I washed my face with Gaia's facial exfoliant that contains super finely crushed walnut shells, organic ingredients and essential oils. Only a tiny bit is required and it felt great on my skin.


I followed this up (after drying off my skin) with a spray of this refreshing toner and immediately after I rubbed in some facial moisturiser, both of which my skin LOVED and soaked it up in no time!

foaming-cleanser-pink-grapefruit-large.jpgI also have this foaming cleaner which I haven't tried yet.

Lastly, while at the expo, I felt some of their bamboo baby wipes, which look quite thin but are really, really tough and extremely smooth.

I may well be preaching to the converted, but since I was unaware of these wonderful vegan products, I assume others may not have heard of them either.

Gaia products (including mens and pregnancy) can now be bought at Priceline stores, Coles, pharmacies and more. Check out this list of Australian stockists.

If you haven't tried Gaia, I recommend you check them out. If you already use Gaia, I'd love to hear what you love (or not like, for that matter) so I can look into trying them too!



onika said...

i use the face wipes! they're so good!! :)

Anonymous said...

tahn WOW THANK YOU!!! this sounds unreal.... i was going to do a blog post on my skin care routine.. I try and use as little stuff as possible.. just dr bronners, lemon juice and sugar for a scrub and raw cocoa butter as a moisturiser...

GLAD to hear you will be blogging more :)

Tahn said...

Thanks for the face wipes tip, onika! And Carla, you should check it out! I'm also looking forward to blogging more - if I can get my nauseous ass off my bed and into the kitchen!!

Joanne said...

I've never tried their products so it's news to me, I'll keep them in mind.

I wanted to let you know that your images aren't showing up for me in this post or your last, the SRC attribute of the IMG tag is showing up as a false URL.

Tahn said...

Thanks for the info Joanne. I'm not sure why that's happening! I can see them both here and vegmel. Can you see previous post pics?

Is anyone else having this problem viewing my images?

Any idea what I can do about it?

Miss T said...

And the Gaia stuff is a great vegan substitute for Bepanthan after a tattoo!

Tahn said...

That's awesome to know! Any particular product? I really want another tatt, just have no idea of what! I have the spot I want it, though!

Miss T said...

I think I just got the baby nappy cream Tahn ... not very glamourous but it was a lovely product and did the trick! You probably need to apply a little more and a little more regularly than Bepanthen though as it's not as thick and doesn't 'seal' as much - but it's a great heavy moisturiser.

Joanne said...

It's just the images in this post.

I should try viewing the post from home - both times I've viewed it I've been at work. I haven't noticed anything except streaming video being blocked here, but I'll see.

Your source code seems to point to a URL starting with "webkit-fake-url://" instead "http://". This seems to be a fairly common bug: