One of the joys of using organic products is that many are hand-made in small batches, by people who have dedicated themselves to finding the best combination of ingredients that really work without damaging either your skin or the environment. Look for products that have been certified by a reputable body such as the Soil Association, as some products use labels such as natural or eco-friendly that lack defined standards.
L-R: Angela Langford: Thirsty Work moisturiser £37.50, Khadi: Face Mask Powder £12.50
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Angela Langford was a Masterchef semi-finalist, so it’s no surprise she can blend the perfect skincare range. We particularly like her Thirsty Work moisturiser. This high performance moisturiser combines rosehip, raspberry and co-enzyme Q10 to quench the driest of skins, improving elasticity and restoring a natural glow. Angela will even pick out some free samples for you to try when you register online.
£37.50 from angelalangford.com
FACE MASK POWDER
One area where organics brands haven’t quite caught up with Korean beauty brands is in face masks. You’ll find surprisingly few sheet masks, perhaps because of concerns about lack of recyclability. That said, Ayurvedic beauty specialists, Khadi, o er a heavenly range of face mask powders which smell great. Just mix up the powder with water, milk or almond milk and make your own facial treatment. Try the rose for more mature skin, or orange for combination skin.
£12.90 from pravera.co.uk
L-R: SENSSETM Facial Contour De ner £39.99, Algenist: Genius Liquid Collagen £36
The way we apply our products can also make a huge difference to the appearance of skin tone. The SENSSETM Facial Contour Definer is a facial roller which works with your moisturiser or facial oil, leaving you with a rejuvenated complexion.
The massage action helps tone and sculpt the facial muscles, assisting with lymphatic drainage and boosting circulation and collagen production.
£39.99 from amazon.co.uk
Some beauty products aren’t suitable for vegetarians or vegans, but Algenist’s new Genius Liquid Collagen Lip uses a vegan collagen derived from microalgae to plump lips an reduce the appearance of fine lines. It has a ceramic tip applicator and leaves you with so er, smoother lips.
Find it at spaceNK.co.uk for £36.
Lastly, if you fancy going organic in one fell swoop, Green People have a brilliant box available from the start of October. £75 buys you £125 worth of their fabulous products. There are three full size products from their mineral make up range and a dozen mini sizes including everything from their Quinoa and Artichoke shampoo, to their mandarin scented exfoliator scrub. £75 from greenpeople.co.uk