Healthy’s favourite Organic Beauty Week buys
We try to eat and shop for organic food, but what about an organic beauty regime? This Organic Beauty Week (September 19- 25), we’re taking a look at the importance of ethical and naturally formed makeupmeans – and why it’s worth the extra money.
In a nutshell, it’s about embracing nature. That means having greater animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, being free from artificial fertilisers and manufactured herbicides and enabling more environmentally sustainable management. For you, it’s more sufficient knowledge of what is going into your body with results that will likely make you feel healthier and guilt-free.
We’ve put together a selection of the very best all natural beauty products to get you inspired:
Hydrating snail gel
The idea of intentionally rubbing snail slime around the eyes may sound unpleasant and farfetched but it will do wonders to your skin. The helix aspersa muller, mucus released by snails, is safely collected before being filtered, concentrated and combined with bioactive plant ingredients for a moisturizing, hydrating result when used.
Dr Organic Snail Gel Eye Serum (£13.99 at Holland & Barrett)
Nourishing hair oil
Don’t put synthetic chemicals on your crowning glory – these all-natural formulations will work just as well. With key ingredients of sesame oil, black mustard seed oil, neem oil, ylang ylang, rosemary and bay leaf, organic hair oil will help smooth split ends, enhance glow and soothe dry and itchy scalps all in the friendliest way.
SAAF Organic Enriching Hair Oil (£19.99 at Holland & Barrett)
Sleep-enhancing bath salts
Despite that ‘back-to-school’ feeling, September shouldn’t be stressful and nor should any other time of the year. Thankfully, natural oils like lavender and jojoba are recognised for their therapeutic and calming qualities and bathing in a bath of them is the ultimate way to wind down after a long and tiring day. Enter the bath salt, also featuring bromide and magnesium, the most relaxing and anti-stress minerals.
Dead Sea Spa Magik Organic Sleep Therapy Deep Sleep Lavender Bath Salts (£12.50 at Holland & Barrett)
If going organic seems a challenge to you, it may be even more challenging to get children involved. As challenging, maybe, as getting them to appropriately brush their teeth each day. However, Australian based brand Jack N’ Jill have brought the two together with organic toothpastes for young ones. Made with organic Calendula to help soothe gums, Xylitol to fight cavities and natural sweeteners good enough to swallow (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry), it demonstrates the wide variety of organically produced products there are out there for everyone.
Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste Organic (£4.99 at Holland & Barrett)