It’s the season of giving! After all the ups and downs of 2020, there’s even more reason to get together – virtually and in person!

While the festive season is full of reasons to be joyful, it can also be a tad stressful. So this year, Amazon Australia has assembled six small business owners to form The Festive Collective to make your holidays that little bit easier. From how to pick the best holiday fashion to new ways to fancy up your festive drinks, The Festive Collective has you sorted!

Australian skincare is the trend we’re never letting go of, and Sand & Sky are leading the pack. Creators of the original Australian Pink Clay Mask, they harness only the best of Australian botanical ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling as clear as an Aussie summer sky.

We caught up with Ally from Sand&Sky to chat Aussie skincare and keeping up your skincare routine despite the stresses of the holidays.

“80% of our flora and fauna is unique to Australia so a lot of the traditional skincare companies have never considered using Australian botanicals like we do. We wanted to bring the best of our unique ingredients to the rest of the world.”

Sand&Sky was started by two sisters and mums who, after living abroad for years knew their Australian roots needed to be shared with the world. “We started with just the Pink Clay mask, and once the rest of the world realised the benefits of those ingredients, we wanted to show them more.”

The festive season is a time of indulgence and sometimes that means skincare routines can slip. Sand&Sky products are perfect for keeping your skin in check during those moments of stress. “Our classic Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask is perfect for taking that 10 minute break out of your day and doing something for yourself. It’s our bestseller and people love it just because it’s such an easy way to detoxify their skin and bring back that glow.”

With the Dreamy Glow Drops Serum you can defeat the summer dryness and transform your skin with just a few drops a day, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift why not check out the Perfect Skin Bundle?

Ally shared her tips on how to look as good as you feel this season:

  • Take the holistic approach – Think about how everything in your day can affect your skin. It’s not just about the products you use or your skincare routine, it’s important to take a holistic approach. Taking a walk or doing some yoga can really help your whole body feel good, including your skin.
  • Stay hydrated – Drinking your full eight glasses a day is the number one thing you can do to help your skin. There’s nothing more important than hydration. But we know that during the festive season you’re going to indulge in a glass of bubbles or two… You can still keep your skin plump and glowing by using hydrating products.
  • Take time out for yourself – It’s hard to get a moment to yourself over the festive season as it’s so nice to be around our friends and family, but taking a break for yourself can really help clear your mind and keep you going for the whole day!