A Valley Heights woman producing natural skincare products has been recognised on the international stage.
Renee Tiley of Paudha Healing has two of the best products in the world according to judges at the international 2017 Beauty Shortlist Awards in the United Kingdom.
Paudha Healing (meaning ‘plant’ in Hindi) was launched in April last year and received the awards recently, fending off entries from 38 countries, including the big beauty brands, after six months of testing by judges in the UK, USA, Scandinavia and Australia.
Paudha Healing, creating plant-derived and handmade skin care products in the Mountains, won Best Value Day Moisturiser for its Hydrating Face and Body Cream with Rose Geranium and Lavender and the Editor’s Choice for its Nourish and Repair Face Oil. Both sell for about $30.
Owner and director, Renee Tilley, said she started the business out of a passion for creating affordable skincare products using naturally derived ingredients.
“To be awarded the international Best Value Day Moisturiser is so rewarding because it means we have achieved that goal of providing a quality product without the big-ticket price,“ she said.
The global Beauty Shortlist Awards reviews major international big and established brands and products, to smaller businesses, and aims to discover and celebrate the most diverse and deserving beauty products.
First launched in 2012, The Beauty Shortlist Awards are the largest, non-sponsored, judged beauty and wellness awards in the United Kingdom, with 2017 marking its first international awards.
Mrs Tilley said it was while studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy in 2015, that she discovered her love of herbs and their amazing healing properties.
Researching historical herbal texts, she learnt about the benefits of the most common plants and weeds people take for granted, and discard from their gardens such as chickweed making her first batch of creams for family and friends.
Ingredients contained in each product made in the Blue Mountains is used from locally sourced and Australia Certified Organic (ACO) ingredients.