September marks beautyheaven's Natural Beauty Month - the site's annual event where the team and its members, celebrate all things green, clean and sustainable.
All efforts, no matter how big or small, can make a difference towards a brighter future for the planet.
Our beauty routines are a great place to start, so to help arm you with the best tools, here is a breakdown of the natural products you need to try, stat.
Garnier Fructis Hydrating Aloe Vera Hair Food deeply hydrates normal to dry hair. The 98 per cent natural origin hair mask hydrates without weighing hair down. Enriched with aloe vera and no nasties; no parabens, silicones and artificial colourants. It has a vegan formula without animal origin or derived components, and contains vegetable oils.
HANDSOME Facial Moisturiser is a nourishing facial moisturiser with anti-ageing properties to keep skin hydrated and handsome. Smoothes easily onto the face, absorbs rapidly and leaves skin feeling hydrated for hours. Contains organic, natural ingredients and no nasties. Vegan and not tested on animals.
Blessed by Nature Antioxidant Daily Renewal Cream is a moisturiser packed with potent natural antioxidants to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect the skin and enhance the skin’s appearance. The formula is enriched with cocoa, rose and lavender oils, as well as vitamins A, C and E to fight free radicals and promote healthy, younger-looking skin.
Bodecare Detox Dry Body Brush is a non-toxic, dry body brush with a short handle. It is made of the finest Tampico plant bristles to avoid scratching the skin. The bristles have been cut at a 4.5cm length, which is suitable as a medium strength brush for slightly more sensitive touch.
Weleda Skin Food Body Butter is a soft whipped butter that melts onto skin leaving it soft and glowing. Ideal for all seasons and all-over hydration, the vegan formula is rich in organic sunflower seed oil and organic shea and cocoa butters leaves the entire body glowing and intensely moisturised. Especially nurturing after dry-brushing, a bath or shower to capture moisture and indulge the senses.
Glow Lab Age Renew® Soothing Day Cream includes a powerful blend of active anti-ageing ingredients to protect, smooth and calm skin. Natural botanical extracts MultiEx Rosanic™ and SymRelief® 100 strengthen the skin's natural barrier and reduce irritation and redness, while Urban Ethic® protects against the damaging effects of environmental pollution. MATRIXYL® and Synthe 6 accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Natural botanicals sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter and plant extract betaine provide long-lasting hydration.
TONI&GUY Bamboo Brush Collection - Detangling Comb is a hair comb with 100 per cent less plastic than similar combs. It is equipped with teeth of two thicknesses, making it convenient when detangling and styling, combing through conditioning treatments and gently untangling knots with ease. For use on wet or dry hair. 100 per cent biodegradable, 100 per cent recyclable, vegan friendly, cruelty-free and made from sustainable bamboo.
Nude by Nature Breeze Best Sellers Trio is a limited-edition gift set for Christmas. Experience makeup that’s good for skin with this set of Nude by Nature’s mini complexion must-haves. The set includes: Airbrush Mineral Primer (15mL), Natural Mineral Cover foundation (4g) Medium and Mini Kabuki Brush.
Ipsum Best Skin Cleansing Oil Balm is a light and gentle, cloud-soft cleansing balm formulated with a blend of super-nourishing, pure and organic native plant oils, esters and waxes to nurture, soothe and balance skin as it deeply cleanses and purifies. The Cleansing Oil Balm melts into skin on contact to gently lift away impurities and makeup, leaving skin thoroughly clean and refreshed and feeling super soft, supple and hydrated.
LUSH IRL is a limited-edition bath bomb in collaboration with Zoe Sugg, founder of Zoella, as part of the #IAMWHOLE campaign. The fragrance is a new blend using mood enhancing oils including: neroli oil, orange flower absolute, ylang ylang oil and rose absolute. Money raised from the bath bomb will go into a fund where grants will be available to global grassroots mental health organisations.
Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm is a luxurious, 100 per cent petroleum-free, vegan lip balm that delivers plump, plush and ultra-hydrated lips. Hyaluronic acid works to enhance the look of lip fullness, while ceramides, squalane and rose absolute lock in continuous moisture with just the right amount of shine.
Andalou Cannacell Deodorant Rosemary Lemon Balm is a long-lasting solid deodorant that neutralises odour with CannaCell® super antioxidants, arrow root, organic hemp seed oil, and vegan probiotics. It is made with bioavailable vegan ingredients to be gentle and effective for all skin types.
Sukin Naturals Super Greens Detoxifying Biodegradable Sheet Mask is enriched with a blend of kale, spirulina, parsley and chlorella. It is formulated with antioxidant rich ingredients to detoxify and revitalise dull skin, leaving skin hydrated and feeling radiant. The sheet mask is made with 100 per cent natural cotton fibres that will biodegrade in 6 months after use.
Skinbox Caramel Latte Body Scrub gives skin the boost it needs. The caffeine found in coffee is known to increase blood flow, which targets cellulite and gives a more even skin tone. Coffee also promotes collagen production, leaving skin looking plump and feeling smoother than ever. Partnered with vitamin E, jojoba oil and shea butter, this scrub exfoliates, smooths and rehydrates tired skin.
Aveda botanical repair™ collection is 93 per cent naturally derived, silicone-free, sulfate cleanser-free and vegan; and like all Aveda products, is cruelty free and manufactured with 100 per cent wind power through renewable energy and carbon offsets. The five products feature naturally-derived fresh, light floral, herbal aromas containing certified organic ylang-ylang, rose and marjoram essential oils, leaving hair smelling as indulgent as it looks and feels. The bottles, jars and respective caps are made with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled packaging, eliminating use of virgin petrochemical plastics in these forms.
Natio Lemon Ironbark and Olive Hand Wash Eco Refill is a handy way to refill your favourite hand wash. Enjoy this lathering gel formula with lemon ironbark to invigorate senses and olive to hydrate the skin. Can be used to refill a pump bottle or use straight from the pouch.
Burt’s Bees Sweet Mandarin Lip Balm combines protection and hydration with a juicy, zesty citrus twist of sweet mandarin. It is formulated with hydrating, 100 per cent natural origin ingredients such as coconut oil and beeswax, which work to lock in moisture, while mandarin extract delivers deep hydration to dry lips for up to eight hours. No parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. Not tested on animals.
Learn more about beautyheaven's Natural Beauty Month, here.