With the ever growing chemicals, pollutants and overall nasties multiplying as we speak , what I put on my body is just as important as what I put into my body. Ultimately, if you can control and change something that is a benefit to you than do it! I know, its annoying to hear that what you could be using is doing more harm than good but, I’m here to tell and show you simple and affordable swaps that you can make overtime to improve your overall health both inside and out! The following I am going to show you are just the few of the many brands out their that offer a range of chemical free, natural and organic skincare that is right for you- so look around and do your research! However, to get you started I will link Alexx Stuarts blog who has a whole course on how to lead a tox free life and loads more information on this topic and, some brands that are all 100% natural!
Weleda Gentle Cleansing Milk- buy here for $19
Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lysolecithin, Fragrance (Parfum)*,Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Iris Germanica Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Limonene*, Linalool*,Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*.
* from natural essential oils
This is a very gentle cleanser (hence the name), that I use day and night and, if your someone like me who doesn’t wear makeup it is perfect for you! The cleanser does, however, remove oil, dirt and very light makeup and is also great on very sensitive skin. According to Weleda the main ingredients are: oganic jojoba seed oil and antioxidant-rich sesame seed oil: act as emollients to help lift oil and dirt. Witch hazel, a naturally light astringent, helps clarify and purify pores while strengthening skin. Overall, a simple and reliable moisturizer that won’t irritate the skin!
Pai Rosehip Bio-Regenerate Oil $40
rosa canina (rosehip CO2) seed extract*, rosa canina (rosehip CO2) fruit extract*, mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin e), rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*
*Certified Organic by the Soil Association (Organically produced 99.8% of product).
Suitable for Vegans. Not tested on animals.
This is defiantly one of my favorites, so much so that, every night I steel it from the watchful eye of my sister and apply a couple of drops to my face- Heaven! Now, I know the price is definitely up there but, a little bit goes a really long way and lasts you for ages. Whats so good about it? you may ask well, rosehip oil is high in omegas, which essentially, helps regenerate the skin without causing irritation and can be used for: dull skin, damaged skin, blemishes, scars, stretch marks, sun damage, age spots, or fine lines- can’t get much better than that!
Now, although, I have noticed a massive improvement in my skins appearance since changing my diet, I am still sixteen and the hormonal pimples are still making themselves known. So, to combat this I started using Tea Tree oil a couple of months ago on these bad guys that pop up and, so far so good! Basically what Tea Tree oil does is dry out the area in which you apply it to, stopping the pimple form developing any further. Again, I know what your thinking- this is expensive! Yes, it is expensive compared to other oil brands, but this one is more of an antiseptic, sourced from Australia, 100% pure and there is a lower risk of potential skin sensitisation, due to low para-cymene content (potential irritating agent that can occur in other essential oils)
Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream- Camellia & Geranium Blossom $34.95
Ingredients: They are long but all natural so I’ll link it here
As you can probably tell from the photo above I love this moisturizer! Although it is a day cream I use it both morning and night. One of the many reasons why I love it is because it is non- greasy but super hydrating, one of the many things I love in a moisturizer. Basically this brand, Grown Alchemist, draws on the knowledge of chemists based in London, Paris and Australia to craft its nourishing botanical-based skincare. This moisturizer, in particular, contains both Camellia and Rosehip Oils that hydrate the skin, as well as Aloe Vera extract to soothe any irritation and Biosaccharides derived from Cane Sugar to revitalize and mend the appearance of UV damage. According to the site this lotion even minimizes your pores and balances sebum levels, thanks to an inclusion of Mayblossom- Yes please!
The Body Care
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash- $17.95
Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Alcohol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citral*.
This one, again, I love! It is nothing fancy but does exactly what a body wash should do: clean and smell good whilst, at the same time nourishing your skin! If your not a fan of this particular sent then don’t fret! Weleda, have a whole range of different body washes to suit your skin!
Dr. Organic Pomegranate Deodorant $9.95