You know I get a bit (very) excited when I find an Aussie, family owned business making awesome natural products without all the nasty toxins!
Well a random Google search last month led me to Happy Skincare and I did get excited! I couldn’t wait to join up with them as an affiliate and help them start spreading the word about their luxurious, affordable products that actually work. So on the blog today, I am going to tell you all about Happy Skincare and what I thought of it and giving some away so you guys can road test it too.
So, who are Happy Skincare?
Aaron and Phoebe are the ‘Happy’ husband and wife team from Newcastle, New South Wales. Aaron is an ex-naval officer, and Phoebe is an ex-software engineer. They left their careers to start their own small business, creating their own natural and organic skincare. Happy Skincare all came from a husband’s desire to do something to help his wife during pregnancy.
Unlike all the other organic and natural brands who have the story of ‘I couldn’t find anything natural that worked’, Aaron just had an audacious idea that he could do it better than the others. It also allowed him feel like he was helping Phoebe while she was preoccupied growing a baby. The belly balm idea morphed into their original product, the Anti-Ageing and Repair Cream.
What is Happy Skincare all about?
Aaron and Phoebe pride themselves on being Aussie owned and made. Their skincare range is made from the highest quality certified organic and 100% natural ingredients. The products are great for a wide range of skin conditions including acne, dry skin, ageing and problem skin.
“One of the ideas that Happy Skincare has been built on is that “skincare doesn’t have to be complicated to make a big difference to your skin.” Nature has done so much of the hard work for us, and with some care and cleverness we have been able to create a whole range of clean, simple and 100% natural skincare products that are gaining a bit of a cult following.”
The Happy skincare range is not tested on animals, most products are vegan and its palm oil use is from a sustainable source. Aaron and Phoebe are also philanthropists and donate 10% of profits to an orphanage in Mexico!
I road-tested these four products over two weeks.
Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm: This is a thick, rich, lightly scented cleanser. I found it to be really lovely and left my skin very soft but still feeling clean. You need a cloth or sponge to wash it off, but I think that bit of extra effort is worth it, particularly if you have dry skin. You can also leave it on for a bit and it will work like a nourishing mask.
Tickled Pink Perfecting Tonic: I used this as a spritz before moisturizing. It really refreshes and helps lock in all that goodness.
Perfectly Happy Anti-Ageing Cream: I really loved this moisturizer. Beautifully scented and very light but nourished my skin beautifully. It does feel feather light!
Good Vibes Omega Facial Oil: This has five different omega oils and is a light non greasy oil. I have been using it at night under the moisturizer. It really softens the skin.
Pig In Mud Mineral Mask: Mix some water in with this mask and apply to your face for a really deep clean. Whoops I left it on way longer than recommended and it made my skin a bit tight. Remember to follow the directions next time!
So, after using the Happy Skincare for two weeks, I could notice a real difference in my skin. It had been getting a coarse feel and was a bit dried out and getting a few blemishes Now, it’s softer, fresher and the blemishes have gone away. I feel like it’s looking a lot better too. I would definitely get these products again and I am looking forward to trying out some of the other products in the range. Very impressed.
I am not the only one who thinks Happy Skincare is awesome – there are pages of testimonials on the website of ‘happy’ customers!
What I really like is that the products are affordable. There is nothing over $40 and that is pretty darn good for mostly organic skincare! They also bundle up the products into packs and throw in free stuff (how awesome do those Konjac sponges look!) to give you a good deal.
I am really struggling to find something I don’t like about Happy! Actually, it would probably only be the packaging – I would like to see recycled packaging be something that they adopt in the future.
Where do you get it from?
Originally Aaron and Phoebe had grand plans of seeing Happy Skincare products in retail stores nationwide but they have shifted focus a bit because selling through retail stores means they totally lose touch with their customers.
By being available mostly online, they can cut out the middle man, keep costs down and have that one on one interaction with their customers. They send out a newsletter that you can sign up to and keep up to date with special offers and news.
Why ‘Happy” ?
I had to ask Aaron and Phoebe why they are decided to call themselves “happy” and the reason behind all the fun names for their products – something that initially drew me to them. It makes me smile! 🙂
“We picked Happy because we wanted a positive name and to bring a bit of fun back. It felt like the skincare world had got too serious with a case of white lab coat-it is, with its marketing messages all focused on the latest cutting edge synthetic ingredients and completely forgetting about the plentiful offerings nature has already given us.
We do our best to keep having fun but we have grown into something a little more. Similar to the slow food movement our products have become products that encourage slow beauty. Our products are a perfect way to take care of yourself with a little alone time.
The Cloud 9 Cleansing Balm isn’t a quick squirt, rub your face and rinse. To get the full experience you need to slow it down, give yourself a little face massage and enjoy the uplifting citrus aromas.
‘Pig in Mud’ was the first fun name we come up with because using our mask was like being as happy as a pig in mud. So we thought ‘why not’ stick with fun names? There are already plenty of made-up marketing names like Regenerist, Revitalift or Youth Code.
We do get a bit of resistance to our names, with some thinking that they’re too silly for them, and that they need something more serious. But we just roll with the punches! Cloud 9, Tickled Pink, Raindrops on Roses and Good Vibes all follow that same fun/happiness philosophy. The only problem is that we are running out of ideas for new products.”
Check out this awesome deal!
Aaron and Phoebe are kindly giving away 5 of their sample packs to 5 of you to try out for yourselves!! All you have to do is:
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♥ Head over to the Happy Skincare website for a look around
♥ Leave me a comment on this blog post telling me which one of the Happy Skincare products you would like to try the most
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