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Published October 8th 2018
A secret retreat with organic and vegan skincare and beauty
On Friday night, I attended the VIP Launch of Melbourne's newest natural beauty store One Fine Secret with complimentary Inika Organic makeovers, and a chance to sample natural, organic and certified organic products from Australia, Hawaii and beyond.
Located in historic McKillop Street, Melbourne tucked behind a grand wooden door, One Fine Secret provides a personalised beauty shopping experience with your health in mind. You can also shop online by signing up today to One Fine Secret's grand opening specials, gifts and Secret Circle. Everyone who joins the Secret Circle online or in store (free to join) during the month of October 2018 has the chance to win in over $800 of gorgeous natural beauty products. Brands include Josh Rosebrook, MŪN, Vanessa Megan, Ena, Inika and more!
Keen testers of natural and organic beauty at VIP launch
Our skin is the largest organ in the body and absorbs both nutrients and nasties from our environment, our diet and the products we use on our body. Unfortunately, many retail beauty and skin care products contain ingredients which are harmful to our health. It's a tricky market for consumers to navigate, where 'greenwashing' prevails and products labelled 'natural' or 'organic' are not always authentic. If you cannot eat it, should you put it on your skin?
Divine sharing platter at the One Fine Secret VIP launch
So it's important to know the ingredients of the products we use on our skin. This is a key philosophy behind Kayla and John's creation of One Fine Secret - they only sell products with the finest, high-quality ingredients which are safe for your skin and body. Most products are either organic or certified organic, not tested on animals, and vegan. They also have a library of books available to borrow on skin, beauty and your health as educating customers is key to make informed choices about the products they use on their body.
One Fine Secret also has special ranges for the men in your life including Gentleman's Brand Co made in Australia and Native Man a certified organic range of skin care. With Christmas around the corner, it's a good time to start thinking about some great gifts for your loved ones.
One Fine Secret provides a full range of beauty and skincare products to satisfy a range of budgets, without compromising on quality. They also support the charity One Girl and are donating 100% of profits made from their opening sales to support the education of young girls in Uganda and other parts of Africa.
So why not pop into One Fine Secret on your lunch break, or after work and check it out. It's a beautiful quiet space to test and try natural, organic, and vegan beauty and skin care products, without the 'pushiness' of the retail stores. It's like stepping into a retreat or day spa, for your mind, your body and of course your skin. From Monday 8 October, the first 50 visitors in-store receive a free Orgaid organic sheet mask. The first 100 customers to purchase over $30 in-store receive a full sized product valued at up to $45. You'll draw from an assortment of beautiful products.