Garcy Fry, co-founder and co-creator of Eco Diva Beauty, a luxury natural beauty boutique, is a progressive beauty trailblazer with a passion for all things natural and organic. Her shop is a carefully curated collection of all-natural, mostly organic, hard to find health, wellness and beauty products. From Tata Harper, to the cult fave Kjaer, Garcy’s selection of eco and human friendly products is a one-of-a-kind online destination. Garcy also happens to be a professional makeup artist and mom of two, and it’s no surprise that her entire beauty routine is chock full of the products she curates at Eco Diva Beauty!
Why did you start this boutique?
My mom had a dream many years ago of creating a place where she could reconcile her love for the fine things in life with her love for the environment, but running her own business put that dream on the back burner. After becoming pregnant with my first child 4 years ago, I really started to take a hard look at all of the ingredients in the products I was putting on my skin. A little knowledge went a long way, and my whole life was transformed because of it. After my 2nd maternity leave was up I was ready to partner with my mom and make that dream a reality.
What are your favorite beauty products?
Hello my name is Garcy, and I am an addict. A lip product addict… but at least what I am putting on my lips won’t compromise my health! I love Kjaer Weis Organic Lip Tints-Bliss Full because it’s so soft and pretty. Soapwalla Deodorant Cream has changed my life, and a billion others. It’s free from chemicals and it works like a charm. And I swear by Yarok’s 100% Natural Shampoo & Conditioner.
Tell us about your skin care routine?
I never used to wash my face despite all the makeup I wore. Crazy, I know, but I was lazy. Now that I’m turning 29, I know the only way to keep your skin looking good is to remove your makeup and nourish it with natural skincare.
Morning routine: Cleanse face with Kahina Giving Beauty Cleanser, I love its creamy and soothing texture! Then I spritz Kahina’s Toning Mist which helps minimize pores and boost absorption of moisturizers and serums. Next I put on Kahina’s Brightening Serum – goodbye spots and redness, hello radiant skin! Then, of course, it’s time for sun protection, which is our greatest beauty defence (as long as it’s natural!). I use Consonant Body 100% Natural Matte Finish SPF 15, it’s perfect for everyday use, not greasy, and TOTALLY safe.
Evening routine: I cleanse with Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – it has gentle exfoliating properties. Next step is Tata’s Hydrating Floral Essence (which I also keep in my purse for on the go hydration), Tata’s Rejuvenating Serum finished off by Tata’s Replenishing Nutrient Complex. This provides all of the multivitamins my skin needs and an added layer of moisture for the overnight.
If you could bring three beauty items in your suitcase for a summer trip, what would they be?
Consonant’s “The Perfect Sunscreen,” it’s perfect for sipping margaritas on the beach all day long. Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in “Sweetness” is the ideal color for summer, as it is more of a lip balm than tint. It’s build-able, so you can have just a hint of peach, or a modern orange pop if you want! Kjaer Weis Mascara is a truly game changing mascara. 99.8% organic, nourishing, lengthening, and long-lasting! I never leave the house without mascara on.
What one beauty tip has served you best?
Less is more!
What is your beauty motto?
Beauty begins in your heart. If you love who you are, and love people, you will radiate beauty on the outside.
Written by Erin Gerlach of The Sparkle.