The best natural beauty brands
Coming from a background in magazines, my cupboards were always crammed with beauty products. We had the stuff on tap. Not only did I have every imaginable lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, primer, bronzer, concealer, face cream, eye cream, cleaner, toner, mask – oh, it’s exhausting just thinking about my old morning routine – but I also had no less than 40 bottles of perfume. I had so many that I would use them as toilet spray!
When I was diagnosed with cancer, and took a vow of pure living, I had to give it all away. I’ve clung to a couple of bottles of perfume (for reminiscing sake, and because a bottle of Narcisco Rodriguez is just too good to pass on), but the rest has gone. It has all been replaced with just a few key items. It took me a while to discover the best quality, all natural and organic products on the market (there is a whole lot of green washing out there we need to be careful of), but so far I’ve narrowed my selection down to the following. The ones listed as my favourites, are the ones I have personally on-hand for when I need a bit of dolling up.
1. Wellness Warrior favourite – Mukti:
100% natural and certified organic, I am often vocal about my love for the Mukti range. I use everything Mukti – their balancing facial cleanser, balancing moisturiser, sebogel (great on blemishes), rosehip eye cream, and their shampoo and conditioner.
2. La Mav
Australia’s first certified organic, 100% naturally derived, anti-ageing skin care range. Certified cruelty-free and guaranteed to be free from harsh petrochemicals, sulphates, GMOs, parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and artificial colours or fragrances.
100 % chemical free. Made using the highest quality natural ingredients, all of which are pure and unrefined. Not tested on animals and free from all synthetic chemicals, preservatives and mineral oils.
1. Wellness Warrior favourite – INIKA:
Whenever I go somewhere that calls for a bit of prettying up, I use INIKA’s powder foundation, bronzer, eyeliner and mascara. It’s awesome stuff. Unlike so many so called “natural” brands, INIKA products are guaranteed to be completely free from harsh petrochemicals, fillers, talc, bismuth oxycholoride, GMO ingredients, parabens, preservatives, mineral oils, phthalates and fragrances. Half of the INIKA range is certified organic, the other half comprises of 100% pure mineral makeup. All INIKA products are vegan, and certified cruelty free.
100% natural, vegan, non-toxic, plus a signer of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
100% natural, vegan, and non-toxic.
1. Wellness Warrior favourite – Aubrey Organics:
I have both the raspberry flavour and the vanilla and honey flavour and they are both amazing! Plus, they are 100% natural and organic, created from essential oils.
100% natural ingredients containing super moisturisers like shea butter and vitamin E and great natural repairers such as lemon myrtle oil. All products are free from mineral oils, petroleum, sulphates, parabens and artificial fragrances and colourings. I love their lip hydrating serum and gloss conditioner.
I was really peeved when I found out that Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment is really just petroleum jelly with a tiny bit (less than 4%) of fermented papaw. I had slathering my lips and skin in the stuff for years! Good news is there is this totally natural and organic pawpaw ointment on the market, with no petroleum jelly.
1. Wellness Warrior favourite – Be Genki:
Products include bath and shower oils, body oils, body creams, hand creams, face mists, oil blends, herbal teas and candles.
The four ranges include Vitality, Tranquility, Serenity and Sensuality – each contain a blend of 100% pure essential oils to specifically target four key areas that contribute to your wellbeing.
Vitality: Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary, renowned for their uplifting properties.
Tranquility: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sweet Orange and Sandalwood, renowned for their sleep-inducing properties.
Serenity: Neroli, Rose Otto, Rosewood, Palmarosa and Bergamot, renowned for their calming properties.
Sensuality: Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot and Melissa, renowned for their nurturing properties.
What are your favourite natural and organic beauty products?
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