Founded by Nedahl Stelio
RECREATION Bondi Beach ETHOS
Recreation products are all made in Australia. We're clean beauty company specialising in fine fragrances and beauty oils based in Sydney's Bondi Beach. We don't use any toxic chemicals in our products, no endocrine disrupting ingredients and no harmful synthetics. As many ingredients as possible are organic.
All ingredients are ethically-sourced, vegan and cruelty-free. That is a non-negotiable. No animal products in our natural fragrances is unique (did you know that musk used to come from the gland of a male musk deer?) We have banned single-use plastics (you won't find our products wrapped in unnecessary plastic and our fragrances are not held in their box with plastic moulds). Our bottles are glass and our lids and sprayers are aluminium. The one plastic bottle in our entire range (150ml body + hair serum oil) is made from 100% recycled plastic.
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With over 20 years experience in the beauty and fashion industry, we're led by Nedahl Stelio, a former Cleo and Cosmopolitan magazine Editor who has also been Editor of Fairfax's health section and Good Food, she embodies the organic lifestyle and has channelled it into a fragrance collection. "I'd been using all-natural products for nine years, ever since I started trying to get pregnant and cut chemicals out of my life. Perfume is one of the worst offenders and I found myself spraying perfume into my hair or on my clothes so it wouldn't touch my skin. That's when I knew I had to create something that was as safe as it was beautiful. And so Recreation was born."
WHAT MAKES YOU GREEN
We're a 100% clean, vegan, cruelty-free fragrances and beauty oils brand. We're completely palm-oil free and our ingredients are ethically sourced from as locally as possible. We start within our range and then expand outward only on those ingredients we can't source here. Our packaging is sustainable. We want to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. Plastic might be convenient for consumers but I think even they are coming around to the issue and are happy to use glass bottles.
THE RECREATION Bondi Beach MAGIC
It was important to us to have the whole experience feel as luxurious as any other brand on the market. Going for clean beauty shouldn't have to be a compromise in any way - the products are way better than synthetic products, it's only the packaging that has let them down in the past.
Our fragrances match up to any "traditional" (read: synthetic) brand in a department store. Our best sellers are This Love Of Mine - a gorgeous gardenia and jasmine scent that is quickly reaching cult status. And Vibrant Skin Face Oil - more than just an oil, it's a moisturiser, eye treatment and serum in one for all skin types and does everything from refine pores, plump skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate skin and really give it a glow. It also works under makeup. In short, it's a miracle worker!