If you need a crash course in organic beauty products then read on because we have tried and tested a wide range of organic products, from eye cream to feet cream and everything in between.
It’s important to know that when it comes to organic beauty products, ingredients matter a lot. Always make sure you read your labels and don’t be fooled by clever marketing. Look for the words “certified organic” and you can rest assured that your product contains ingredients that are a minimum of 70%-95% organic and the remaining ingredients are in compliance with strict governance and are not harmful in any way.
Why choose Organic?
The average person uses up to 10 different skincare products a day. Your skin is a sponge that draws any impurities in and if you consider the numerous chemicals that are contained within these 10 different products and then combine them with the elements of every day living such as smog, pollution, hairspray, bug spray – the list goes on, then you might just be shocked to realise that your body is now a chemical maze of carcinogens. Eliminating some of these harmful compounds such as SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) which is often associated with skin and eye irritation, might just give your skin and body the breathing space it needs. It’s important to note that whilst all-natural products are great too, organic products ensure that whilst being all-natural, they are also free of any pesticides that may have been used when harvesting the ingredients.
We all want to remain youthful so the challenge is to find a product that is not only good for you but actually helps to reverse or slow down the aging process. For a cleanser, toner moisturiser combination, try Miranda Kerr’s Kora. There’s a range to suit just about all skin types and the texture of the products is creamy but not heavy. The natural scent of essential oils leaves you feeling like you have just stepped out of Ayurvedic Day Spa. If you need a whole regime, eye cream and facial scrub included then 100% Pure anti-ageing range combines super fruits, Vitamin A and Rosehip Oil to nourish mature skin and reduce the appearance of age spots and fine lines. Oleum Venustus’ anti ageing treatment eye serum that doubles as an eye make-up remover thanks to organic peach kernel oil, not only hydrates the sensitive eye area but also ensures your eyes are left cleansed and rejuvenated.
Keeping your body exfoliated and moisturised helps improve elasticity and skin tone and is especially handy for those who experience any type of allergy. 80 Acres olive oil based products are great for those with dry or sensitive skin and the velvety cream texture is comforting to just about anyone’s skin. Try the lip balm for soft kissable lips and the body oil as soon as you come out of the shower. If your muscles are feeling tired and sore then Venustus’ Extreme Sports Body Butter relieves tension and stress with black pepper, ginger and peppermint. Cellulite and anti-bacterial range is also great in addition to your normal body routine as it targets trouble areas and helps to balance the body through the use of vital essential oils. Smooth away rough, dry skin with Miessence Darling Salt Glow Body Scrub 3-Pack set while helping the environment. Australia’s Murray-Darling River system suffers from salinisation, the salt used in this scrub set is helping to restore balance to this waterway.
Antonym Cosmetics is enriched with therapeutic oils such as jojoba, making it great for those who have sensitive skin. They are also free from animal and synthetic ingredients. Inika mineral foundation is lightweight bit offers a full coverage and as an added bonus, it protects you from the sun with SPF15. The company produces a liquid foundation if loose powder isn’t quite your thing. Zuii Organic combines Vitamin A and E with Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 to produce lipstick that is not only good for you but also tastes delectable.