I first saw Vanessa Megan’s (her real name is Vanessa Megan Grey) natural beauty products in Neil Perry’s Rockpool restaurant. It was about 10 years ago, and she had the most beautiful bottles of hand wash and lotion adorned with butterflies.
Back then she was mixing natural beauty products in her Eastern suburbs kitchen -and they were fantastic. She was ahead of her time.
Today she is the leader in Australian made natural skincare and clean, natural beauty. Her natural products are cruelty free and organic. Many are vegan.
Her motto is “you should never put anything on your skin you wouldn’t eat”, so no parabens, no chemicals, or mineral oils. She is a woman who walks the walk AND talks the talk.
Vanessa was an actress and model in her 20’s, and when studying at NIDA, was obsessed with natural oils and creating her own natural beauty products for her skin. She went out to find some natural products to use on her skin and found there were none available so she made her own.
She eventually had a stall at Bondi markets and slowly grew her natural beauty business from there.
Her approach is environmentally friendly. The packaging of her products is designed to minimise waste, and reduce carbon footprints. The Australian health retreat Gwinganna now stocks and uses her natural beauty products in their treatments, and she has a global audience of fans.
There’s something fantastic about beautiful, natural beauty products, but something even better about supporting a local Australian woman and a small Australian business.
My current favourite products in Vanessa Megan’s range are her new Wild Woud fragrance, a woody, spicy scent with bergamot and oils of cedar wood that is alcohol free.
The home trinity pack mini is also a favourite when travelling as it has a cleanser, spray toner and face oil. It is part of Vanessa’s new advanced natural skincare range which is effective for all skin types. It is super helpful when my skin is struggling with different weather conditions and lime levels in water overseas, as it calms everything down.
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