This month we’re focusing on the best the natural world has to offer, which means fewer synthetics for your skin. So whether you’re an ‘au natural gal’ already, or want to try something new for Spring, get yourself feeling as fresh as a daisy with this lovely lot.
Jason is a Californian brand whose entire colourful range is free from synthetic ingredients that can be harsh on hair. To get a little TLC for those tresses we recommend Fragrance Free Pure Natural Daily Shampoo; a multi-purpose shampoo that’s enriched with vitamin B5 (which can slow down the process of going grey) and offers a gentle cleanse. Its refreshing scent of chamomile and sage leaf makes it little bit of a treat to use too.
Weak hair from colouring or heat damage? Use Phyto’s PhytoKeratine Repairing Mask to repair and rebuild strength. It gets its goodness from environmentally and ethically sustainable plant extracts that will help naturally bolster volume and shine.
Top tip – Use this mask once a week for 3-5 minutes on fine hair, and for up to 10 minutes for thick hair.
Try treating hair to a little luxury with a scrummy scented hair mask from Korres. Our favourites are the delightful Sunflower and Mountain Tea and Almond and Linseed varities. Both masks have beautifully uplifting fragrances that will leave your hair smelling wonderfully fresh. These products tick all the boxes by helping to restore natural moisture and giving you healthy, shiny hair, whilst preventing further damage.
For soft, supple skin this Spring, indulge in some pampering with the help of Caudalie’s Divine Scrub . A gentle exfoliator with brown sugar particles, it leaves skin looking smooth and fresh. Add a dash of the multi-purpose Divine Oil for the ultimate in gleaming limbs; you can smooth it straight on to legs or add a few drops to your bath for an aromatic and hydrating dip.
Dry skin? Try Trilogy’s Everything Balm to soothe and treat dry, chapped skin anywhere on the body. The truly nourishing blend of organic vitamins and antioxidants instantly peps up areas in need of serious hydration and calms irritation and redness. The added bonus? The gorgeous little tin fits nicely in your handbag.
A beautiful summer glow with great green credentials is officially covered – indulge yourself with TanOrganic’s glorious Self Tanning Oil and revel in a natural golden skin tone.
Top tip –The key to an even tan is to exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate. So after gently buffing away dead skin, slick on this silky oil and you’ll be streak-free and sunshine ready!
Hands and feet
After the cold winter months, help keep your hands looking soft and smooth with Burt’s Bees ethical and award-winning Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Crème. With a beautifully light and fresh scent that comes from cold-pressed sweet almond oil, this rich formula hydrates and helps seal moisture in the skin with its natural infusion of beeswax.
An easy way to dip a toe in the natural beauty pool is Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Crème. With vitamin E and a fresh peppermint-infused tropical scent, your tootsies will be softened and feeling flip-flop ready in no time.
Top tip – Try applying before bed and wear cotton socks to really lock in the moisture overnight, leaving you with beautifully smooth feet.
Scenic New Zealand is home to the manuka tree, famous for nectar-rich flowers that produce a honey with world-reknowned anti-inflammatory and antibacterial healing properties. Ideal for blemished or oily skins, Living Nature has harnessed its goodness with their revitalising range of 100% natural products. To gently remove make-up, including around the eye area, use their Vitalising Cleanser which purifies and softens without upsetting the natural balance of your skin.
Top tip – Combine with the Hydrating Toning Gel to help close pores and increase your skin’s clarity and radiance.
Pomegranates are a traditional symbol of abundance, fertility and good luck so think like the Greeks and use these magical fruits full of vitamin-rich seeds and iron for the perfect daily moisturiser. Korres’ bestselling Pomegranate Balancing Moisturiser is enriched with provitamin B5 and helps oxygenate the skin cells and boost blood circulation for a fresh and youthful complexion. The light texture instantly sinks into the skin without clogging the pores and the fresh fragrance energises without irritation to sensitive types. Blended with avocado extract, it means skin is left as dewy as a Greek goddess!
Cucumber, chamomile and kelp team up to make a brilliant eye-bag-banishing trio in Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Eye Gel . Zinging with green tea goodness – the hypoallergenic formula contains no nasties -puffiness and dark circles are diffused for bright eyes.
by Tilly Beedell