We like to share the love. And we love when others do, too.
These are some of our favourite love letters.
Leigh Campbellexecutive editor, Mamamia
photographed by David Gubert
Sharon McGlincheyfounder of MV Organic Skincare & one of Australia’s leading skin therapists
Sam is a beautiful woman who walks her talk. When we first met she could have easily viewed me as a competitor – instead she encouraged me and commended me for my commitment. We share the same beliefs and values along with a passion for clean and healthy skincare.
I first met the delightful Sam way back, just as she was about to launch Be Genki. I instantly knew she was going to be a beauty star – I mean, the girl literally glows head-to-toe – and that Be Genki would soon hit cult status. Deservedly so: there aren’t many body care ranges that are so exquisitely luxurious while also being so caring to our Earth (and the furry creatures that co-inhabit it). Over the years I have tried – and loved – all of Sam’s products.
Bianca Cheahand the gorgeous girls at Sporteluxe
We’ve got a diffuser in the Sporteluxe office that’s always got some beautiful scent wafting out of it. Our new fave is this zingy blend from Be genki. You shouldn’t judge a beauty product by its bottle, but we must admit to being a little in love with the gorgeous packaging! Luckily, the gentle-yet-hydrating ingredients inside live up to the beautiful label.
Shari Tagliabueeditor of the Townsville Bulletin
Since many brands are manufactured by massive multinational companies … it’s fitting to support the sisterhood (cue blokes to roll eyes here) and celebrate some of our amazing homegrown brands created by women, that focus solely on our beauty and skincare needs. … Then there’s Sam Sargent, founder of Be Genki, the animal-, environment-, everything-friendly brand of products that form the core of her holistic approach to health and happiness. Sam practices what she preaches. Her latest project, Be Naturallyou, is a go-to website that features beauty, lifestyle and nutrition information. And while I mightn’t be quite as committed to the body as a temple idea as Sam is (Hi, i’m Shari, makeup junkie, Coke Zero and Twisties addict), Be Genki’s Face Mists are a perfect example of how you can tailor this luxe range of ethical, effective products to suit your day-to-day life.
Amina Kitchingfounder of Safe Cosmetics Australia
This carefully planned and well executed skin and body care range is by far superior quality that will delight your senses, soothe your troubles and take you away from daily stresses in a simple splash of oil. I can’t say it enough just how fantastic these products really are. You will not be disappointed. Be Genki’s holistic approach to formulating essential oil products that work to enlighten your mood are somewhat addictive. You will certainly look forward to taking time out several times a day for a quick refreshing spray of facial mist. Works instantly to soothe, hydrate and enhance mood.
Cathy Tolpigin organic makeup artist
As an Organic Makeup Artist I love nothing more than to support brands that are high performance, packed with organic and natural skin loving ingredients, cruelty free and gentle on the environment. Sam's beautiful Be Genki range ticks all my boxes and there is so much passion and love in all that she does. In life sometime we need a toolkit to help us along. Sam is always on hand to help match you up with the perfect self care ritual and she has helped me choose for my family and friends. Thanks to Sam's advice I treated my friend who is 6 months pregnant with her 3rd child and is having trouble sleeping to the Serene Face Mist and Stretch Mark Body Oil. Sam was very knowledgable about which products and essential oils were safe to use during pregnancy. My friend has been loving them.
Checks and Spots
I like brands that take the road less travelled – like Be genki. With most beauty products there is a lot of fluff and not much substance. Be genki on the other hand takes a holistic view and advocates wellness on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. After all, ‘genki’ is Japanese for being happy, healthy, positive and in harmony. What initially piqued my interested was that their products are made from GM-free natural ingredients and contain no synthetic colours, fillers, fragrances, parabens, mineral oils or petrochemicals. Hallelujah! It’s their attitude though that has held my curiosity. In fact, all summer I have been using the Be Genki Face Mist. Every time I pick it up and see the label it makes me think about what actually makes me happy. For me, it’s all about love. It’s being with the people I love. It’s spending time doing the things I love. And it’s my love of newness – new ideas, new people, new opinions, new experiences.
The Wellness Warrior
Coming from a background in magazines my cupboards were always crammed with beauty products. We had the stuff on tap. Not only did I have ever imaginable lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, primer, bronzer, concealer, face cream, eye cream, cleanser, toner, mask – oh, it’s exhausting just thinking about my old morning routine – but I also had no less than 40 bottles of perfume. I had so many that I would use them as toilet spray! When I was diagnosed with cancer, and took a vow of pure living, I had to give it all away. I’ve clung to a couple of bottles of perfume (for reminiscing sake, and because a bottle of Narcisco Rodriguez is just too good to pass on) but the rest has gone. It has been replaced with just a few key items. It took me a while to discover the best quality, all natural and organic products on the market (there is a whole lot of green washing out there we need to be careful of), but so far I’ve narrowed my selection down to the following. Favourite for body care: Be genki.
On February 26th 2015, the world lost one of its brightest sparks. After 30 years, 7 of which were spent thriving with cancer, Jess Ainscough peacefully passed away.
Style & Wellbeing life enthusiast
I slathered myself in the Be genki body oil after my shower last night and I seriously kept catching beautiful whifs of the scent as I was falling asleep. Heavenly. I am obsessed with the intoxicating smell.
The Holistic Ingredient
The Holistic Ingredient
I only needed 4 drops of the Be Serene Oil Blend and the warm steam made my bath water smell like a fairy forest and flower meadow. It was absolutely impossible to have negative thoughts in an environment like this. Applying the quickly absorbed golden Be Serene body oil I literally went to bed with this kind of fantasy. I am not able to pick a favourite in this line as I am pretty convinced they work best as a team. The amazing organic Be Serene candle burns when I take a bath, study and before sleep.
Ea Birkkam, The Silent White
I first discovered Be genki years ago in a little store called Mariposa (in Mount Lawley Perth) – you were there launching the range. Years down the track and over time I have religiously used the whole Be genki range of essential oils in my oil burners throughout the house. I have also used the body oils and find they are not only amazing for my skin but it goes so much deeper as to what they provide for me sub consciously, for my state of mind. Just recently I tried the Be Serene face mist (on your recommendation also!) and fell in absolute love! It is an amazing product, I would go as far to say that it is the best mist I have ever used and I couldn’t help but continually spritz :) I would just like to say that you have made a difference in my life – you have opened my eyes into what it is I am actually using on my skin, and how there are many ways to introduce self love and care on a daily basis. Thank you Sam! You are always so helpful in your advice, have such an amazingly positive outlook and seem just an all round amazing person!
My parcel from Be Genki arrived, thank you for including the beautiful unexpected (and v generous) Be genki Serene oil. I love it. I'm working at my desk with the Serene candle nearby and have rubbed a little of the Serene oil on my temples and chakras. Bliss. Thank you for such a wonderful online communication and shopping experience. I'm totally serene now. You are amazing by the way - I've worked for more than 30 years locally and abroad and your customer service is outstanding. I don't see if often but when I do, I acknowledge it because it's a rare quality. So thank you for making my day. Namaste.
I became aware of your beautiful products from a magazine article and then was given the essential oil “Be Serene”. In the past I have not handled stress of my day to day life very well. I have now created a ritual to burn this oil at work and home. I now take 5 minutes out to reassess why I am feeling the way I am and visualise ways in which l I will deal with the stresses. Thank you from the bottom of my unstressed body!
I enjoyed the serene candle and serene oil a few times since they arrived last week. I love them so much. My only regret is that I didn't buy multiples of each (backups) with my first order! Happy thoughts and thanks for sharing such exquisite products.
Hi Sam - I can only assume you are Sam due to your embracing demeanour, kindness and patience today at the Williamstown Seaworks - I just wanted to say thank you for all your patience while my daughter in law and I challenged your scents and came back repeatedly, despite purchasing nothing, you sat smiling beautifully. You are a credit to your craft and I believe it is a kindness to give credit where it is due. I am not placing an order, but may do in the future. We have your card. Just wanted to say keep on going. You exude a beautiful soul. Kind regards and wishing you magnitudes of sales from two happy potential customers whose hands still smell amazing!
Jennifer and Kristy, Australia