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Meet The Co-Founders of Eco Armour

Robert and Zoe Benzinger of Eco Armour

Robert and Zoe Benzinger

Robert and Zoe Benzinger run Eco Armour the same way they run their lives. They ask themselves and each other, “Is this good for me? Is it good for the planet? Will it make me happy?”  They are happy to communicate that YES, their products are good for you and your body, the planet does not suffer in any way in the making, using or disposing of said products, AND, you will be happy you used Eco-Armour products because they really do work. Robert & Zoe believe everyone deserves to look and feel wonderful, and if it’s sustainable and eco-responsible, then all the better. They are honored and overjoyed that they get to make, create, and share their products with each and every one of you, and are delighted to hear your stories.

Dive deeper into the lives of Robert & Zoe below.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 (beauty & wellness) products could you not live without? Eco-Armour Shave With Benefits (it’s also a terrific face and body wash); Outdoor to keep the tropical bugs at bay; and The Lotion to protect my skin and keep me looking good when they find me!

What is your morning routine? Gourmet coffee by Ceremony followed by a beach walk with my camera. Zoe prefers running at sunrise. Then we meet in the shower :) Evening? We cook a meal together with Zoe as the executive chef. Then we settle in and read by the fire when it’s cold and, when it’s warm in the summer, take a swim before bed.

What 3 tips or tricks can you share for feeling and looking your best? Having a positive mental attitude, along with eating healthfully, working out and using Eco-Armour products like they’re going out of style.

What’s your favorite part about running Eco-Armour? The freedom and excitement that goes with running our own shop is nice, and we get to create new products using our own exact standards.

What was the first product available to customers to purchase? Mint-Eucalyptus Shave with Benefits. It was also the product that won us three US Patents for it’s ability to extend useful blade life dramatically.

What’s a trend in the wellness/beauty industry you’d like to see grow? Organics.

What beauty trend would you like to see disappear? Plastic exfoliation beads.

Of the products you make, which is your favorite? THE SERUM (It’s magic.)

Serious stuff. Which ingredients do you avoid at all costs? SLS, synthetics, fragrance, harsh preservatives – basically anything that is not botanical

What sets Eco-Armour apart from other lines on the market today? Everything is hand blended with love. Every ingredient we use is active – no fillers. And, our products work. We know because of all the repeat customers who call to tell us how amazing they look & feel (and really could not live without our products)!

Any beauty/wellness myths you’d like to bust? What is “Anti-Aging”? At Eco-Armour we really are Pro Beauty, Pro Radiance, Pro Loving Yourself. You know the saying, “that which you resist persists”. We aren’t about resisting anything, instead, let’s embrace where we are and understand that if we nourish our bodies and spirits, we will radiate a beauty that is ageless!

Not including your own brand, what are 3 of your must have beauty/wellness/lifestyle products? Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, Vitamineral Green and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics because they are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

We all know healthy beauty starts with what we put in our bodies. What 3 tips can you share about beauty from the inside out? (think superfoods, supplements, teas, elixirs and the like.) We have so many, but the top three that stand out for us are: Green drinks –  we like to keep it simple with kombucha and add organic parsley, celery, lemon and lime juice –  It’s detoxifying and energizing. Another green we love is Vitamineral Green – we just add water and enjoy it before a meal. Vitamineral Green is chock full of minerals, vitamins, probiotics, and so much more – it’s a real food and we feel so alive after drinking it. We also make protein smoothies and add flax meal, chia seeds, hemp seeds and collagen peptides. We know the amino acids, omega fatty acids and fiber will help keep us satisfied, nourished and glowing!

The main thing we remember is to eat and drink mindfully. We understand that the most nourishing drink or meal will do nothing for us if we rush through it, are standing up or thinking stressful thoughts. We feel strongly that positive and loving thoughts will also contribute to radiant health.

Do you have a favorite beauty boosting meal you’d like to share a recipe for? Our most favorite is homemade bone broth. There is no better beauty boosting food in our opinion. We spice it up with jalapenos and ginger. We drink it out of a mug or create a beautiful soup or stew. Another meal we just love is a composed salad. Robert is a genius at artfully arranging food on a plate to the point where we all want to trade our plates for his! It really consists of whatever we have in the fridge: black lentil salad, black and white bean salsa, sprouted quinoa, basmati rice, arugula, mixed greens, homemade hummus, homemade kale caesar salad, sauteed sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli, fresh homemade salad dressing (garlic, mustard, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper), roasted free range chicken, fresh veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley and topped with sesame seeds or hemp seeds (maybe even some fresh berries).

What do you do to stay active and why? Robert enjoys swimming, walking and gardening. Zoe enjoys jogging, pilates, yoga, swimming, walking and gardening. We love being outside and gardening together is a passion. We enjoy getting into the dirt and really connecting with the earth.

What’s the hardest or most important life lesson you’ve learned? Raising our special needs son Hayden. Together with our younger son Wills, we have learned that we have a depth of love, compassion and bravery that never would have known existed without him. He has been a gift to all of us and we are eternally grateful he came into our lives.

Do you have a hero?  If so, who and why? Our mothers – they both were brave, ahead of their time, supportive and loving.

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