As you know I inspire to live a greener and healthier life but that doesn't mean I should look like a hippie! There is nothing wrong with looking like a hippie, don't get me wrong, just that I am more of a girly girl! Maman is a real lady (she doesn't go out of the house without wearing makeup and a pair of heels) so I most likely got it from her! I made the switch to natural skincare 2 years ago after reading about the toxicity of many chemical and synthetic ingredients used in everyday makeup products. From time to time I like to feature here some of my favourite eco-friendly and natural skin care products as I discover them (Mokosh, Milk, Lavera, Weleda, Perfect Potion etc.)
Why natural skincare is better
Skin is our largest organ and when you think that the average woman uses up to 12 personal care products a day, it is scary to realise how many toxic ingredients we are injecting ourselves without even realising it! Products containing petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and preservatives are particularly at risk. Toxic might be cheaper for the manufacturers but it is definitely not better for the end consumer.
Where can you buy the bestnatural skincare products?
I find there is a large range of natural skincare & cosmetics available in Australia, however not all products available for purchase have been assessed for public health and safety. Unlike some of their competitors, Conscious Cosmetics stocks a diversity of natural and safe product ranges from hair care to lipsticks, men’s products and baby care products that have all been previously screened for safety and any signs of toxicity.
The lovely Loretta from Conscious Cosmetics kindly gifted to me some winter essentials products to try including A'kin facial mask, Sukin Hydration Booster, Botani Makeup Remover and Inika Concelear. I had never tried these products before and I love them already! They all contain pure active botanic ingredients, are cruelty free, safe and affordable.
If you too are looking to switch to non-toxic personal care, I recommend you check their website. They stock a wide variety of alternatives to mainstream cosmetics. Their product base is added to every month as they discover more and more safer cosmetics on the market.
What is your favourite winter skincare product?