Ever since I found out I had an autoimmune condition, I became really conscious of what I put into my body. But it’s not only the food we eat that affects our body, it’s what we put on it as well. This is why I made the decision a few years ago to start switching to a more low-tox skincare regime using products bursting with natural ingredients. After all, our skin is the largest organ in our body and much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. Here are few natural beauty products you'll find in my cabinet:
When I first opened this product, I was very curious about how it would feel. But any doubts lifted as soon as I started using it. Made from all-natural ingredients, this toothpaste alternative cleans teeth whilst gently whitening. The activated charcoal absorbs toxins in the mouth, while mint oil adds a cooling hit. I've been using this product once a month for an extra white clean.
One of my favourite discoveries is Dr Bronner’s organic hemp peppermint pure-castile liquid soap. It’s certified fair-trade and has a luxurious texture that can be used on the body, hands, face and hair. you can even wash your clothes with it!
If I’m after something a little more feminine, I go with the rose soap bar. Made with hemp oil, it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.
Dr Bronner’s products are:
- Use recycled packaging
When I discovered Ethique, I couldn’t stop telling my friends about it. It’s that good! Instead of the standard liquid products, Ethique has created a range of awesome shampoo and conditioner bars. All you need to do is lather up your hair and you’re good to go! One bar is equivalent to 3-5 bottles of the standard stuff, and they are one of the few beauty companies that is plastic-free. They are also another great cruelty free beauty product.
Check out their hair care range here.
Sukin is my go-to for an instant glow. The jojoba and bamboo beads work gently on skin impurities, along with natural ingredients like:
As an added bonus, it’s vegan and uses biodegradable packaging. Definitely value for money! I've been using this product once a week to gentle exfoliate and polish my skin.
If you are looking for a natural skin mask this Antarctic hydration masque is perfect for when your skin is feeling dry. Featuring potent Seaweed extract, this hydration masque targets dry skin tending to feel tight and to show lines early. Essential oils, such as olive and orange flower oil, as well as aloe leaf juice powder and willow bark extract help make the skin softer which is what helps to make this product so nourishing. It's filled with natural ingredients like:
These biodegradable face wipes are perfect for travel or when you're feeling a little lazy after a big night! Wotnot facial wipes have saved my skin so many times, and are alcohol free so they don’t dry out my skin. Try the sensitive skin facial wipes, containing organic ingredients like:
We are so busy testing new natural skin products at GoodnessMe Box each month for our quarterly beauty box that I tend to switch up my beauty routine every now and then. However, these are five standout products which I'll be keeping in cabinet for years to come.