FAQs for EcoTan Skin and Body Care products

Amoura Spa & Beauty is a strong advocate for natural, cruelty free and carbon neutral products and business operations which is why we love and support these amazing products!


All EcoTan skincare, tanning and body care products are housed in recyclable bottles and tubes and are either made out of Sugar Cane Pulp or Post Recycled Materials.

Amoura Spa & Beauty ships all products in recycled packaging and both packaging and labelling are recyclable and compostable.  Let the worms do their work!

What does “certified” mean?

EcoTan is Certified by The Organic Food Chain (OFC) under the Australian government’s organic and bio dynamic standards. Australian certifiers have the highest and strictest standards in the world – allowing no GMO or synthetics through when certifying a product.  They are also Certified Toxic Free by Safe Cosmetics Australia.

What does certified organic mean?

To be certified by the Organic Food Chain (OFC) means that each product must contain a minimum of 70% Certified Organic ingredients and the rest must be natural. Most of EcoTan products are above the 90% Certified Organic ingredient mark. Certified Organic covers everything you would expect in an ethically produced product, including being free range, cruelty free, socially responsible and grown without genetic modifications, hormones, antibiotics, synthetic pesticides and herbicides. It also means that EcoTan undergoes annual company audits to ensure they are complying with the strict requirements of the OFC.

Certified Organic vs Natural

The main difference is that Certified Organic products require at least 70% of the ingredients to be Certified as Organic and the remaining ingredients must be natural. Anyone can claim to produce a natural product if even only one of their ingredients is natural. This can be misleading to the consumer and we always encourage people to do their own research before purchasing.

Are EcoTan products really vegan?

Absolutely! The tanning, skincare and body care range is 100% vegan.  EcoTan chooses to use ethically sourced beewax in our their natural sunscreen to make it water resistant, this is the only product in their range that is not vegan but it is 100% vegetarian.

Is Hemp Seed the same as marijuana?

No, they are just both part of the cannabis family.  EcoTans uses Organic Hemp Seed Extract that does not contain any of the sedative or narcotic properties that are characteristic of Marijuana.

Animal Testing

No way! EcoTan are passionate advocates for animal protection and are certified by Choose Cruelty Free and Licensed by PETA to guarantee that their products and ingredients have never been tested on animals.

What is the expiry of EcoTan’s products?

Please refer to the product packaging for expiry dates, which is displayed as an open container symbol near the barcode.  EcoTan’s sunscreen has an expiry date printed on the seal of each tube.

Are EcoTan products safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?

EcoTan and Amour Spa & Beauty always recommend consulting a GP/health care professional when pregnant as everyone and every pregnancy journey is different, even with Certified Organic products. The range is made with only organic and natural ingredients Certified by the OFC, accredited Toxic Free by Safe Cosmetics Australia and loved by many expectant and new mums. We recommend a 24 hour patch test before application.

What’s the difference between SFP 30 and SFP 50?

According to the Cancer Council, SPF50 sunscreen blocks out at least 98% of UVB radiation, while SPF30 blocks out 96.7% of UVB rays. The difference is pretty small, so the most important thing is that you regularly reapply and use enough product on your skin! The Cancer Council recommends using at least 1tsp of SPF30 sunscreen per limb at a minimum for best protection, so keep this in mind when you’re applying.

FAQs for a Spray Tan

What do I need to do before my spray tan?
  • Avoid shaving, waxing, or use of depilatory creams for at least 24 hours prior to your session.
  • Skip the moisturiser and makeup and deodorant.
  • For best results, exfoliate 24 hours before your session and focus on the driest areas – elbows, knees, hands, feet and backs of your ankles
  • Cleanse your skin. Showering before your spray tan appointment isn’t just good manners, it can also give you better results.  However, make sure you shower a few hours before so your pores have tme to seal.  No dark spots here!
  • Come to your appointment wearing light, loose fitting clothes and thongs or loose sandals
What do I need to do after my spray tan?

Amoura Spa & Beauty uses EcoTan natural tans which continue to develop over 24-36 hours following showering.

  • Shower a minimum of 2 hours after your spray tan with warm water only NO SOAP
  • Pat your skin dry and moisturise with natural body moisturiser
  • Avoid swimming, heavy exercise
  • Moisturising your skin in the days following your tanning session can make it last longer

Take time for yourself

What do I need to do before my treatment?
  • Check with your doctor or health care professional that you would be able to receive the treatment
  • There are two flights of stairs with a rail to the treatment room
  • Children are not permitted in the treatment room

FAQs for a Pregnancy Restore or Nurture treatment

FAQs for a Mindfulness facial treatment

What do I need to do before my facial?
  • Remove all makeup
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Get ready to be relaxed and pampered!
How about a massage or body treatment?
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Plan a relaxing time following your treatment
  • Get someone else to make dinner

FAQs for a Massage or body treatment

FAQs for Ginger&Me

Australian owned and manufactured Ginger&Me feature active formulations with a focus on skin and mindfulness and are cruelty and gluten free and formulated free of the "dirty dozen" ingredients often used in personal care products including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins and hormone disruptors.

Ingredients NOT found in Ginger&Me products are:

  • Aluminium
  • Formaldehyde
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • TEA(Triethanolamine)
  • Mineral Oil
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Toluene
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Phthalates
  • DEET
  • Para-Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA)
  • DEA (Diethanolamine)
  • FD&C Colour Pigments
  • Triclosan
  • Propylene Glycol (PG)
  • Dioxins
  • Parabens
  • MEA (Monoethanolamine)
  • Silicone-Derived Emollients

More information about the "dirty dozen" can be found at this website https://davidsuzuki.org/living-green/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals-avoid/