Samantha Sona Ethical Beauty offers a range of luxurious skincare and sunless tanning products made from the highest quality natural and organic ingredients. With an emphasis on creating products that are as good for the environment as they are for our skin, we’re proud to be one of the only Australian skincare companies to be endorsed as 100% palm oil-free.
All our skincare is:
- Certified Palm Oil-Free
- Certified Cruelty Free
- Made from natural & organic ingredients
- 100% Vegan
In addition, our products contain only natural preservatives and are 100% free from:
´ Synthetic colours
My love affair with sunless tanning began when I was 16 years old and on holiday in Cape Town. It was there that I tried my very first tanning solution; it was orange and streaky, but I didn’t mind – I felt that it was better than being pale! Over the years I tried hundreds of different tans, but each one had a flaw: too orange, too ashy, too green (eek!), too expensive, too full of chemicals or tested on animals.
After working in a corporate career that I wasn’t passionate about, my obsession with sunless tanning led me to start my own tanning business. I spent my time tanning Russian oligarchs and visiting celebrities. Business was booming. My client list contained people from editors of glossy magazines to fitness pageants. I loved my job making women (and the occasional man) look healthy and beautiful.
However, ever the perfectionist, I felt that we could improve upon the tans that were available on the market at the time. With a checklist in my head of everything that I wanted in a tan, I completed a Cosmetic Chemistry course to learn the technical aspects of developing a new product.
In 2017, and after a lot of trial and error, we developed the Samantha Sona Self-Tan Lotion. Not only was it 100% natural and made from Australian botanical ingredients, it was also the best self-tan I had ever tried. It produced a realistic colour, it faded evenly and it didn’t smell like chemicals. It was also the first organic and palm oil-free self-tan on the market.
Over time, we decided to expand our range and develop skincare and body care products with the same high standards that we had applied to our tanning products: luxurious, vegan, organic, palm oil-free, not tested on animals and containing Australian botanical ingredients.
After launching our range at the Sydney Vegan Market in 2017, we were so proud to be certified by the Orangutan Alliance and Palm Oil Investigations as being 100% free from palm oil and palm oil derivatives.
Our journey to get to this point has had its challenges, but our passion for creating skincare that’s as good for the environment as it is for our skin has kept us going.
I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and I hope you love our products as much as we do.