Conceived in Dubai … born in Sydney. Samantha, founder of Samantha Sona Ethical Beauty, had a passion for fake tan and skin care for years. In Dubai she started her career in sunless sunbathing. Although she lived in one of the hottest countries in the world, her fake tanning business was booming and she was able to put many celebrities on her customer list. Perfectionist as she is, she felt that the self-tanners who were available on the market could do better and decided to bring her own product to the market.
Because Australia is one of the most regulated countries in the world, she has great confidence in Australian products. There she followed the course in Cosmetic Chemistry and studied the Australian botanical products and went looking for ways to include botanical ingredients in her products.
The list that the products had to meet was long;
- Natural and organic
- Not tested on animals
- Contain Australian plant ingredients
- Nice color
- Fades evenly
- Doesn’t smell.
After a year of testing she finally had a product that she could be proud of. It did not only fit in all of the above criteria, but it was also the best color she and her team had ever tried.
In order to allow this beautiful color to fade evenly without staining, skin care products also needed to ensure that this color would not be compromised. She developed her own skincare and body care products with the same high standards that she had applied to self-tanning products. Finally, her brand was launched in December 2017.
Sunbathing with Samantha Sona.
Australian Superberry Botanical Body Custard.
I used this nourishing body custard every day on vacation. I love a nice tan through the sun, but your skin also gets very dry.
In the evening, after showering, I applied this product on my body from head to toe. The botanical ingredients smell good, the cream absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy film behind. This way, my skin stayed smoothly the entire sun holiday and I didn’t get dry spots or worse like molting.
Foaming Self-Tan – Medium To Dark.
I’m still too tanned myself and therefore haven’t yet tested this foaming self-tan. This is a foaming self-tanner with natural and organic ingredients. Doesn’t smell, doesn’t give off on your clothes or sheets and doesn’t stain on the skin.
It’s important to always exfoliate your skin before applying a self-tan. For a light color, leave the product on your skin for 4 hours before taking a shower, a medium color 6 hours and a dark color 8 hours.
The Superberry Botanical Body Custard is a hit for me, I still use it every night after showering because it keeps my skin soft and supple. Even when you use a self-tanning product, hydration of your skin is important, your color will evenly fade.
The Foaming self-tan I’m very curious about, I’ve high expectations and when the Dutch weather allows skirts and short pants, of course I go out the door with tanned legs. I’ll post a photo on Instagram for the result.
Look for more Vegan & Cruelty-Free skin care products on Samantha Sona. They ship worldwide (except to China because of the current animal testing laws).
This blog post contains products that I received.