Let’s face it. Things just aren’t the way they used to be. Life before Facebook seems like 100 years ago. More even. Life before mobile phones … was there even life before mobile phones? Everything seems to cause cancer these days, so much so that the sun seems to be the least of our worries. And then there’s the toxins … and parabens … and things that can’t be pronounced but can’t be good.
Luckily for us, in this overly processed, overly stimulated and overly toxified (that’s not a word, I just made that up) world in which we live in, there are a few clever kids out there fighting the good fight and bringing all things organic, clean and natural right to us … actually right to our front door step.
I got talking to one of my dearest, Haley Thompson, founder and brain child of Peachy Clean … the very new and very cool one stop good-for-your-everything skincare online store. Here’s what went down …
ALI COTTON : Ms Thompson … what’s new? So tell me … Peachy Clean, what’s it all about ?
HALEY THOMPSON: It’s about ditching toxic ingredients in your skin care and realizing that organic and natural products are not only better for your health, but are infinitely more effective too! It’s also about good, honest advice and products, we want to spread some love!
AC: When did you become passionate about natural skin care?
HT: When I first heard about some of the toxic chemicals in “regular” skin care and the diseases they were linked to I was horrified! I couldn’t believe it was legal for them to be sold on shelves! Things like Parabens, DEA’s, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and all these weird sounding words are scientifically linked to things like breast cancer, infertility and developmental difficulties, all kinds of skin irritations, allergies, asthma…the list is endless! Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs most (around 80%) of what you put on it and we’re bathing in toxic cancer causing chemicals?? No thanks! Unfortunately, many brands that boast ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ on their labels are anything but-that’s why I’ve spent the last few years researching every ingredient on every product I stock. Everything at Peachy Clean is 100% safe to use on you and your family! I’m super strict about the brands I stock because I’m super passionate about only using natural products.
AC: OK I’m hooked … I’m actually shopping on your store right now as I type this … SO hit me … What’s your top 5 must have products right now?
HT: The entire Joveeba collection! It’s totally my style- easy, beachy and chic! Total Joveeba nut! I always love the styling too, give me all of the accessories! (AC: I’ll give you that $20 later for that comment hey ) I’m a total skin care junkie too though so I love indulging in new products! I love a good coat of Eco Tan-it’s a certified organic fake tan that actually contains chocolate! It’s amazing-super easy to use and just the most natural bronze colour too. I’m totally crazy for the Sodashi Concentrates-it’s an incredible liquid exfoliator unlike anything else I’ve tried! 3 drops gives you skin like a baby’s bum! The Savi Wellbeing Body Cream is divine, it’s one of those moisturisers you apply like ten times a day-not because you need it, just because you can’t get enough of the gorgeous smell! Oooh only 5? I also love the AEOS Dew Face Wash-it’s infused with gem crystals like Opal, Amethyst, Turquoise and Emerald! Seriously! How gorgeous is that? Plus it’s an amazing cleanser!
AC: Everyone loves their mum and loves buying their mum good stuff … so what’s your mums favourite product ?
HT: Mum’s a fan of the Sodashi Concentrates too-I love that she wasn’t quite sure about trying it before I gave her some and now it’s her favourite product! She’s loving all the Butter London nail polishes too-raiding the Peachy Clean cupboards is fun!
AC: Now, something really important that I really need to know … If you were an animal what animal would you be ?
HT: Meerkat!! I love them! I could just watch them for ages-they make me laugh!( AC: omg … you are totally a Meerkat !! But your hair is way cuter )
AC: Whats rotating on your ipod right now ?
HT: I love so many different styles of music so ‘shuffle’ is usually a good way to go! I love bands like Gossip and The Black Keys.
AC: Ok, now this one is really important … If there was a movie about you who would play you ?
HT: I’d love to think Kate Hudson! I love her style and cheekiness but realistically it would probably be more like Jim Carrey in drag ha ha!! (AC: I always say Kate Hudson! So sorry, I have dibs there…. what about Blake Lively ?! YESS !!)
AC: Latest fashion must have ?
HT: Ooooh so much! I’m already on the hunt for a killer pair of boots for winter. My favourite pair of tan, wedge heeled knee highs are on their last legs (pardon the pun). They go with everything and although I’m not quite ready to say goodbye, I’ve been trawling websites looking for their replacements. I gotta have some statement necklaces too-best way to look dressed up when just wearing a singlet and jeans.
AC: As an ex social pages writer you would have seen some pretty bad get up’s in your time … I know I have, and I’m just a regular person! So give me the goss, what’s your biggest fashion faux par ?
HT: Oh there’s been a few! Without doubt it would have to be short spiky peroxide blonde hair with long purple and green pigtails!! ( AC: I really want to see a photo of that.) I was in a band ok-it was cool…trust me! ha! I can’t believe I actually confessed to that… ( AC: neither can I !!!! What was the name of the band ? Was it a spin off from Girlfriend ?! )
AC: Your perfect Sunday is …. ?
HT: Underwater somewhere with my man! We love diving-although he’s always looking for shells and crayfish, I’m happy just watching the little fishies go by! We usually have champagne on the boat too so we can pull up somewhere for a little picnic
AC: Thanks hottie, be seeing you soon… to give you that $20 xxx
You heard it here first – Peachy Clean …. get shopping !!
Peace & Going Green
PS Here are some of my fav Butter London colour’s on Peachy Clean right now….
Left to Right:
2. Tea with The Queen
3. Branwen’s Feather
5. La Moss
6. Come to Bed Red
8. Diamond Geezer