DUBLIN MONDAY APRIL 30TH 2018: Leading lights in Irish Business descended on Croke Park last Thursday 19th April for the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi, where a 1000 strong audience from all 32 counties were captivated by the speakers who revealed their topsecrets, confessions and the do’s and don’ts that have helped them achieve their business success.
The Business All-Stars competition final was one of the key elements of the summit. The Business All-Stars is an annual competition designed to identify, recognise and accredit Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months.
TanOrganic was accredited with the Entrepreneur in Beauty / Trend Innovation All-Star Accreditation. Speaking at the event, Kieran F. Ring, CEO Global Institute of Logistics, Deputy Chairperson Adjudication Panel said;
“The decision to designate TanOrganic with All-Star Accredited Entrepreneur in Beauty / Trend Innovation 2018-19 is based on the score achieved in four rounds of intense competition.
The application, supported by references, interviews and independent ratings from the ‘mystery shopper’ process left the adjudication panel in no doubt that TanOrganic is richly deserving of this accreditation. We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all concerned and we wish you every success for the future”
In response to the announcement TanOrganic said
“On behalf of TanOrganic I would like to express our sincere thanks for being accredited as Entrepreneur in Beauty/Trend Innovation All-Star. Achieving Buisness All-Stars accreditation is a great source of pride for us and we look forward to continuing to meet and indeed exceed the standards set by the All-Star programme.
The process which led to this accreditation truly stretched us, the structure of the competition required us to put our brand story on paper and gave us the opportunity to reflect on who we are, our growth strategy and above all the value we create for our target audience.
The opportunity to hear first-hand feedback from our Judge-Mentor, our existing customers, partners and suppliers through the reference module combined with the results from the mystery shopper round was invaluable.
We would like to thank all at the competition for making the effort to listen to our story, understand and accredit our business and above all help us to promote it”
The competition finals benefited enormously from the atmosphere created at the All-Ireland Summit which was driven by the three key pillars of knowledge sharing, facilitating new business relationships and the continued improvement of business standards in Ireland, the All-Ireland Summit improves year-on-year – like so many of the great teams to have graced the hallowed turf of Croke Park.
Speaking at the summit, Dr. Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Chairperson Adjudication Panel summed up the entire process by reminding the enterprises honoured with All-Star that:
“TanOrganic has demonstrated an ability to innovate and has impressive growth plans which nodoubt reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of Irish entrepreneurs. TanOrganic bring a real inspiration for what is possible in business in Ireland and provide important role models for the many aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small firms,”
TanOrganic is now included in the 2018-19 All-Stars Role of Honour, the list is published annually to coincide with the All-Ireland Business Summit at Croke Park. Applications for 2018-19’s competition open on 1st June 2018. Find our more on www.businessallstars.ie www.allirelandsummit.com
Founder and Managing Director, Noelle O’Connor, is a glowing advocate for TanOrganic, the world’s first and only Eco-certified organic tan and skincare line, which she developed herself. An ITEC qualified beauty therapist and lecturer, Noelle has been in the beauty industry for over two decades. From humble beginnings, she began her career with a two thousand pound loan from her local credit union in a single cubicle beauty room behind a hair salon in rural Ireland. She single-handedly built her business into Ireland’s first beauty chain, Ealu Spa Therapy, while simultaneously setting up a skincare distribution company, Skin Logic, supplying leading mineral beauty products to Ireland and the UK.
O’Connor at the All-Star Accreditation Programme at the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi at Croke Park where TanOrganic was awarded with Entrepreneur in Beauty/Trend Innovation All-Star Buisness Accredidtaion
The beauty salon industry suffered badly during the economic recession. Similar to countless other Irish business owners at the time, Noelle faced the difficult decision of closing her salons that she had worked so hard for, or continue to lose money. Choosing to the latter she decided to start from square one again. Noelle went back to education and enrolled in the Boston MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program. While undertaking her studies, a professor posed a question, asking her “what specific aspect of her career made her most happy?” Her answer was the creating and developing process of new products and methods. This was the turning point for Noelle and beginnings of TanOrganic, the worlds first EcoCertified organic, vegan, and cruelty free self-tan brand.
Through extensive research, Neolle saw a huge gap in the global beauty and skincare market for a 100% natural self-tan, and so she decided to develop her own line of products to compete with the expensive, skin drying, chemical loaded, un-natural tans on the market. The more she researched, the more she wanted to create a tan that was organic and natural, that was good for the skin, rather than toxin and paraben loaded.
Noelle’s vision for TanOrganic was a market leader as the world’s first and only 100% natural and organic self-tanning solution. With a main ingredient being pure organic aloe vera juice, and it also contains vitamins A, C and E, and hyaluronic acid. TanOrganic is formulated to have no-nasty fake tan smell, and is non-transferable onto clothes and sheets, both unique selling points in stark contrast to self-tan competitors.
Launched into the market in 2010, TanOrganic quickly shot into the public eye and gained publicity and awareness by going on Dragons Den Ireland in 2011 where Gavin Duffy invested €50,000 for a 45% share of the company. Today, eight years later, TanOrganic still holds the title for most successful Dragons Den Ireland with €1 Million in sales in the first 3 months of trading.
Today, TanOrganic is continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate with overall sales figures are growing in double digits year on year. The product suite has grown from 1 to 14 individual innovative world-first products with the latest 3 launching onto the market this year. TanOrganic is now a global leading self-tan company with products sold worldwide.
ABOUT BUSINESS ALL-STARS COMPETITION:
The Business All-Star program is an annual competition designed to identify, recognise and accredit Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months.
The Role of Honour of All-Star accreditees reflects the diverse stages of development and vertical specialisation of Irish enterprises. The Role of Honor includes special categories for social enterprises, charities and rising stars.
Those included represents the highest current performance level in Irish business, and are presented as a standard or benchmark to be equalled or exceeded.
All-Star accreditees prove through a rigorous matrix based 100 points, four steps judging process (application, phone interviews, reference checks, incognito contact to measure customer service, live judging), to be on merit, worthy recipients of their accreditation.
The Business All-Stars Role of Honour is published annually to coinside with the All-Ireland Business Summit at Croke Park. Applications for 2018-19’s competition open on 1st June 2018. Find our more on www.businessallstars.ie
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TanOrganic is a skincare customer favourite because it has all natural and organic ingredients, more moisture and it is kinder to the skin with less chance of irritation.
“Is there any tan I can use if I have Psoriasis, Eczema or Rocacea,”
Most girls who have sensitive skin do not want to give up tan and end up lathering it on fully accepting that approximately an hour later, their skin would become red, itchy and irritated.
All skin types and allergies are different, for some people you could be sensitive to SLS, perfume (which is the number one allergen in skin care), alcohol, or in other cases synthetic colourings like C+D red dyes- the guide colouring present in nearly all fake tans except TanOrganic as we use food colourings). Our feedback from our customers who have skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea, is that they love TanOrganic because it has no SLS, it has much gentler ingredients, more moisture and it is kinder to the skin with less chance of a reaction.
“I have had eczema on my legs and arms all my life and have acne prone skin and so I struggled with finding a tan that suits my skin type. I have tried so many brands of tan, but any I tried usually just made my skin break out or flare up. I got Tan Organic as a gift when I was 18 and tried it and it didn’t affect my eczema or cause any kind of harsh break out at all. It’s light on my skin and so it doesn’t get trapped in my pores and can be easily removed when I want to take it off. I’m now 20 and I use tan organic at least twice a week”. Orlaith, 20 years old, Dublin.
The main ingredients in Tan Organic, just to give you an idea of how utterly natural and organic the product is:
Aloe Vera, Caramel, Orange Peel, Achiote Seed, Ginger, Thyme, Coconut, Corn, Beetroot, Sugar Cane, Lilac, Raspberry, Gingseng, Chamomile and Honey.
For sensitive skin, the crucial question is when the best time is to apply your tan. This all depends on the severity of your skin condition. If your skin is broken or inflamed because of a psoriasis or eczema flare up, it is advisable to avoid tan products for at least 2 weeks to allow your skin to heal and settle before application of any lotion or spray tan.
Before applying tan to your full body, make sure to carry out a patch test 24 hours before tanning to confirm TanOrganic has no allergic reaction (nothing is 100% hypo allergenic people can be allergic to anything) It will also allow you to gage how dark the tan develops and how many layers you will need.
Moisturising is key! Take care of your sensitive skin by moisturising daily with a naturally fragranced and organic moisturiser as well as prior, during and after fake tanning. This is extremely beneficial for psoriasis and eczema to smooth and hydrate the skin and prevent the tan from clinging to drier areas. Moisturisers that contain Aloe Vera have shown to have beneficial effects on the skin and is one of the most sought-after remedies in skin care and cosmetics. It hydrates cracked, dry skin and helps to restore softness. All TanOrganic products are oil and Aloe Vera based, so not only can you get a beautiful natural glow year-round, you also stay wonderfully hydrated with our multi-use dry moisturising oil!
Priced at just €24.99 for a 100ml bottle, you can order online from Tan Organic by visiting TanOrganic.com or in-store in Boots Ireland and pharmacies nationwide.
For further information please contact:
TanOrganic, Unit B3 Century Business Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
T: +353 45 480820
A perfect self-tan application is a modern art. These stunning tanning layering tips will ensure a fabulous finish for both daytime and nighttime looks!
Rule 1: Patch Test
Patch testing a hidden part of your skin is essential to trial the darkness of the tan and development time. This will help you decide how many layers you’ll need to achieve your perfect shade and avoid disasters!
Rule 2: Prep 24 Hours Before Tanning
Avoid skin irritation by waxing/shaving at-least 24 hours before applying self-tan. Exfoliate your entire body with a gentle exfoliating mitt to remove any old tan and dead skin cells. Moisturise with body oil rather than a lotion/cream. As lotions/creams are water based, they evaporate off the skin; unlike oils, which soak into the skin. Proper prep promises a perfect canvas for your tan. Golden Rules To Gorgeous Self-Tan Daytime and Nighttime Looks
Rule 3: Perfect Your Application
A tan is only as good as it’s application! Before applying self-tan, moisturise dry skin areas such as the elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles, which are known as ‘Tan Disaster Areas’ (TDA’s). This prevents tan from clinging to dry patches, which would give a blotchy finish. Once skin is prepped, apply self-tan in circular motions with a high quality, clean tanning glove/mitt (unless otherwise advised by product). Always remember to wait until the first layer is absorbed into the skin before applying the next!
Rule 4: Deeper Layers = Deeper Colour
The layering technique is the superlative secret to a natural, golden bronzed self-tan. Planning your tan applications is essential with this technique to achieve a gorgeous glow. The daytime self-tan look is
perfect for giving skin a healthy glow. Apply up-to two layers of product over one or two nights, is key to achieving the stunning sun-kissed finish. A deeper golden-goddess tan is gorgeous as a nighttime look. Layering self-tan applications over 2-3 nights before a big event will give a gradual, natural looking, strong tan. Layering is an art that will allow you to achieve a truly perfect glow, no matter what the occasion!
For further information or photography please contact:
Aimee O’Brien & Niamh Duke
TanOrganic, Unit B3 Century Business Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
E: [email protected]
T: +353 45 480820
A gentle massage can do wonders to your baby – it can calm your little one’s skin or ease her tummy, and even give her proper nourishment. And all this depends on the type of moisturiser you pick.
Naturally when you become a new mother you are going to have a million questions about how to take care of your new bundle of joy! When it comes to your precious baby we at Tan Organic know that you only want to use the safest and healthiest products on your baby’s delicate skin! Tan Organic moisturising multi use dry oil is a safe and 100% natural moisturising oil which will leave your baby’s skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for longer. This is because body oils contain no water, which means they will be absorbed by your baby’s skin straight away.
The multi-use dry oil is wonderful alternative to mineral oil and has no harmful chemicals in it such as paraffin, paraben or artificial colours, which many other baby moisturisers have. Instead this dry oil consists of eight plant oils such as argan oil, macadamia, rosehip, sweet almond, orange peel, avocado, jojoba seed and hemp seed.
Another benefit of the multi-use dry oil is that it is a multipurpose oil so it can be applied to your baby’s hair and nails too to give them nutrients for healthy hair and nail growth which is essential at a young age. Plus, it also smells fabulous!
Tan Organic moisturising multi use dry oil is available in Boots stores nationwide or for purchase on our website here.
Say Goodbye to streaky tan and messy bed sheets with organic colour guides!
Have you ever felt you applied your tan “perfectly” before bed but woke up to a tan disaster or the other nightmare “ALL my tan came off in the shower”?
Understanding what a colour guide is will help prevent these disasters from happening again!
Colour guides are present in all fake tans, whether it is a mousse, oil or lotion. The dark fake tan colour that you spread on your skin is called the colour guide. This is not your actual developed tan colour; it is simply a guide to where you are applying your tan. Fake tan normally takes between 6-8 hours to develop. Most colour guides contain synthetics which are why they appear a deep colour on application, however these synthetic colours compared to natural colouring can cause skin sensitivity, rashes and irritation and are not kind to your skin.
Tan Organic’s colour guide is different to others as it only uses food colouring in the colour guide. Tan Organic is made up of natural ingredients hence the colour guide appears as a lighter colour compared to other fake tans, but this does not affect the result which develops in 6-8 hours. The key to streak free tan is to spread the tan in circular motions covering all the areas you would like to tan. With Tan Organic you will achieve an evenly developed, all over beautiful golden tan and less mess on your sheets and in the shower!
In short, the initial tan application colour is only a guide of where you are applying your fake tan and not the actual tan! Keep calm and go organic, and remember to use circular motions. 🙂
I love summer and holidays abroad where the sun rises before I do and kisses me awake through thin curtains, calling me to play. I love wearing shorts and getting my shoulders out, bare feet on hot sand and cool showers after a day on the beach. I love it all but in truth, I’m a factor 50 kind of girl. I’m all for lazing around in the heat but I’m mostly seen under an umbrella, slathered in sunscreen should the rays penetrate my enclave. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, I’m quite fair and even if I did prostrate myself out covered in oil I would be more likely to end up in A&E than looking like a golden goddess. Secondly, I’m religious about my skincare routine and UVA & UVB rays are one of the biggest threats to any anti ageing regime. The skin you have in your twenties, you were born with, the skin you have in your thirties, you gave yourself in your twenties. I understand that Vitamin D is important and that a certain amount of sunshine can do wonders for your health, but for me, with my fair, Irish, freckled skin, factor 50 is a must and golden skin can only be found in a bottle.
I have searched endlessly for the perfect fake tan. I’m not the most proficient at applying tan and as I take a keen interest in the ingredients of skincare, it was important to me to find a tan that was safe and organic.
I had heard lots about Tan Organic and when Caroline kindly sent me a package of products from the range, I was very excited to try them out.
Before I tell you about the incredible results I achieved with Tan Organic I want to tell you briefly about the amazing brand ethos. First of all they are Irish and I am a huge advocate for supporting Irish. They also have a number of wonderful certs to their name. They have received an Ecocert which means the Tan has no GMOs, parabens, phenoxyethanol, ingredients derived from petrochemicals or synthetic chemistry and it also means that the whole manufacturing process is controlled so that all packaging and outer packaging is biodegradable or recyclable.
Is that incredible or what?
The tan is also 100% cruelty free and has received the PETA stamp of approval making it suitable for vegetarians.
To be honest, from my research I thought it was all so good that there had to be a catch. Surely it smells horrible or just doesn’t give you a beautiful healthy glow.
I was wrong. The tan smells like chocolate orange, is easy to apply and left me looking like the golden goddess I’ve always wanted to be. I used the lotion which has a light colour when applying.
As well as the tanning lotion I also received the Tan Organic double sided mitt. The mitt is super thick and long lasting and even has room for your thumb which makes application really easy.
I also got to try out the Face Oil which gives a really subtle glow. I never wear fake tan on my face so this is the perfect substitute. I will be wearing this on holiday when I don’t want a full face of make up. I also received the bronzer from Tan Organic which is genuinely one of the nicest bronzers I’ve ever used. It has two shades and is perfect for contouring and highlighting. I also love the exfoliating mitt from Tan Organic which is an important part of your tanning routine.
Tan Organic is available in pharmacies nationwide.
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