With spring on our doorsteps, we are all looking to make a fresh start and do a bit of natural detoxing. So we’ve put together the best beauty brands and homemade beauty recipes to help us get closer to our natural self.
Long gone are the days when choosing a natural (or more precisely a chemical free) product meant sacrificing its effectiveness — or curb appeal for that matter. Now chemical free products don’t just compete with the rest of the market they’re coveted and provide results.
Introducing Tata Harper, the next generation natural beauty brand that’s become a cult classic. Tata’s motto: “I wanted to create beauty products that met the standards of the modern woman: luxurious, effective, and nontoxic.” It’s seriously hard to find a product in the range that doesn’t delight or command outstanding reviews. As a beauty therapist, it’s a brand I adore simply because I can feel confident it will deliver results.
Product to try: Tata’s purifying cleanser (which should possibly be) a London Essential? This cleanser combats daily wear caused by environmental stressors such as pollution and grime, by effectively purging surface contaminants from the skin using a potent cocktail of botanical and natural fruit extracts.
Odacite’s quest for purity has harnessed the intrinsic understanding of the healing properties of plants. Its subtle black packaging is a minimalist’s dream. Think serums and concentrates, Odacite enables you to find your perfect formula to correct a multitude of common skin concerns and become your own at-home skin alchemist. Customisation is one of beauty’s biggest trends right now their discovery packs offer the perfect way to trial out this brand.
Pro Tip: If you find that eye cream leaves you with puffy eyes, try a serum instead.
Herbivore is now available in the UK. Yes, if you follow uber cool natural brands with Instagram followings of over 100k you will know that this recent development is something to celebrate this homegrown brand from Seattle USA incorporates the likes of healing gemstones into products creating a truly holistic approach to skincare. If you see it in Vogue soon you can say you heard it first here.
Natural DIY Recipes
Want to try a homemade beauty recipe? Here are two natural DIY recipes that certainly get our vote…
The papaya and honey face mask is perfect for this time of year as papaya contains natural fruit enzymes (papain) that slough away dead skin cells, honey is a natural humectant it seals in moisture, it also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties making it perfect for dull, spot prone or congested city skin.
Recipe: blend half a cup of mashed papaya with two tablespoons of warm raw cold pressed honey, leave for 20minutes and rinse.
Lime and coconut hair mask: We’ve all heard of the benefits of coconut oil but this natural hair mask combines two of nature’s most nourishing oils to soften and condition hair strands combined with the uplifting fragrance of lime. Whilst waiting for your bath apply the hair mask to the ends of the hair first working upwards towards the scalp, Rinse after 15 minutes or longer if desired.
Recipe: Four tablespoons of warmed coconut oil, one tablespoon of caster oil (a natural oil derived from the castor bean) mixed with five drops of lime essential oil.
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