If you’ve made a commitment to go organic with your grocery shopping, why not take the plunge and do the same with your beauty regime? We’ve researched A LOT to hone down a virtuous list of products, just perfect for an organic beauty starter kit.
We first came across the certified organic Moon Juice brand via Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop (and yes, if you’re familiar with the feature, it WAS the Sex Dust that caught our attention. We’re so predictable). On checking out the other weird and wonderful products the company had to offer, we found Beauty Dust and it instantly hit our wish list… This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through calming the nerves, increasing collagen and silica production, toning and firming tissue, and both hydrating and fortifying skin, hair, nails and cell membranes from the inside out. The powder can be blended with hot and cold liquids such as nut milks, water and teas to produce something of a beauty elixir. Yes, yes, YESSSS!
4. The Organic Pharmacy Organic Glam Nail Polish in Mars – £11.50 (BUY HERE)
We’ve recently tried quite a few products from The Organic Pharmacy (including one of the best lip balms EVER) and off the back of those, we’re keen to sample more of their wares. Organic nail polish is a thing? Who knew? Despite our beauty credentials, we actually didn’t, but the world is definitely a happier place for it. The Organic Glam cosmetic line is stylishly packaged and the lovely polishes come in a range of 13 colours plus a base and top coat. Top of our buy list is this vivid red shade with a subtle shimmer.
5. Botanicals Soothing Salve – £15.95 (BUY HERE)
Suitable for all skin types, the Botanicals balms are made entirely with active plant derived ingredients, which support the skin’s natural ability to heal and regenerate new cells. This gorgeous skin salve will soothe conditions such as eczema and chapped skin and is also highly effective as an after-sun moisturiser. It smells flippin’ lovely to boot.
6. NEOM Essential Mood Lifting Kit – £20.00 (BUY HERE)
In case you’re unfamiliar with it, the Neom Organics London brand produces 100% natural fragrances for the mind & body. Each product provides true therapeutic benefits, whether the goal is to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost your energy or even lift your mood. The product packaging and branding is right up our street and unsurprisingly, the scents are absolutely glorious. If we were forced to only buy one thing, this little set from the ‘Scent To Make You Happy’ range would most definitely be it. It contains a Mood Lifting On The Go Mist, an Intensive Mood Lifting Treatment and a Mood Lifting Home Mist (all 5ml) and will hopefully turn us into Pharrell (spiritually). Happy, happy, happy, happy…
7. Ilcsi Apricot Gel Mask – £30.00 (BUY HERE)
This vibrant orange-hued mask looks good enough to eat. But you mustn’t, mainly because it’s £30 a pop and also because it’s nourishing food for your face, not your belly. Extremely potent and intensely hydrating, this unctuous, jammy, fruity gel mask is bursting with natural flavonoids and natural fruit acids which lift, regenerate and replenish dry, vitamin-deficient complexions. The face says yum.
8. Fig + Yarrow Floral Milk Bath – $32.00 (BUY HERE)
An aromatic blend of beautifying florals in skin-softening buttermilk and therapeutic minerals, ready and waiting to be dissolved into a blissful bath. Breathe in the pure essential oils of jasmine, ylang ylang, geranium and rosewood, which provide both skin-enhancing and mood calming benefits. There’s also magnesium salts to aid detoxification and promote mental and physical relaxation, plus salts from the dead sea which mineralise the skin.
9. John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil – £27.00 (BUY HERE)
This blend of 12 organic plant and essential oils can be used alone or added to your regular moisturiser for an extra hydration boost. The wondrous oil instantly penetrates and nourishes dry skin.
10. Ilia Lip Stick in Strike It Up – £22.00 (BUY HERE)
If Celine, Dolce & Gabbana and Marchesa’s runway shows for AW15 are anything to go by, we’ll be sporting red lips for the remainder of the year. So, if you’re investing in an organic lipstick for the first time, we’d say this rich semi-matte shade is a pretty safe bet to carry you through the seasons.
11. Tata Harper’s Daily Essentials Kit – £51.00 (BUY HERE)
A skincare MUST-HAVE. This kit is a wonderful introduction to Tata Harper’s 100% natural and organic skin care range. If, like us, you’re avid readers of Caroline Hirons’ blog, you’ll be well versed in the benefits of this product line. If not, first we have to ask why on earth not??? and secondly, click here to catch yourself up on the thoughts of our skincare guru of choice. Tata’s Daily Essentials set features trial sizes of seven facial skin care products and forms a daily step-by-step regimen, designed to deliver your skin the maximum nutritional, restorative and anti-ageing benefits over 10-12 days of use. The products included are: Regenerating Cleanser (15ml), Hydrating Floral Essence (15ml), Rejuvenating Serum (10ml), Repairative Moisturizer (10ml), Resurfacing Mask (7.5ml), Replenishing Nutrient Complex (3ml) and Restorative Eye Crème (1ml). Buy it NOW.
12. Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Hair Care Travel Duo – £16.95 (BUY HERE)
So our thinking on this one is… quinoa is pretty great all-round, it’s super-healthy and full of protein, so it’s only logical that it’ll do your hair some good. If you fancy trying out a nice, organic, volumising shampoo and conditioner, this little travel set (100mls of each) seems a very decent place to start.
If you have any Organic product recommendations, we’d really love to know. Drop us a comment to share your favourites!