Looking gorgeous AND preserving the planet. How good can it get? You might be surprised to know that the organic health and beauty sector grew by over 25% in the last year. So, let’s take a minute to celebrate the five natural green beauty trends that will be big this year.
You know seaweed is choc-a-bloc with iodine. Now get to know its skin benefits. Here’s a seaweed rich selection for you; The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner, O3+ Seaweed Mask Skin Care Double Rich Formula and The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Control Lotion SPF 15. What looks like castaway clumps on the beach are actually a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, with anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties that provide natural skin care. Banish acne, redness, blocked pores and dullness in one swipe!
Plagued by acne, dry patches and flaky skin? It’s time to get a dollop of gut-friendly bacteria. ‘Friendly’ probiotic bacteria fight inflammation in the gut, but the health benefits of yogurt go beyond its high levels of protein and calcium. The “good” bacteria found in yogurt helps fight inflammation in the gut and clear skin. So whether you prefer it in a supplement form (think yogurt or INLIFE Prebiotics & Probiotics 60 Capsules, Digestion, Acidity Supplement) or an ingredient in your skin care routine like Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser (Acne Prone Skin) – Eminence – Cleanser, it has much the same effect.
Coconut Oil detox gargling is a thing. But have you heard of the countless skin care benefits of using this nutty oil for a ‘double-cleanse’? For really squeaky clean skin you need two different cleansers, something oily to attract ‘oily dirt’ (make-up and sebum), and something water-based to eliminate ‘watery dirt’ such as sweat and environmental muck. The trick to perfecting this is using a good quality coconut oil like Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil followed by a micellar cleansing water like Maybelline New York Micellar. Then use a gentle, herbal facewash like Lotus Professional Phyto-Rx Whitening & Brightening Face Wash. Going green never felt so good!
Aromatherapy is on the up. No wonder given the high stress lives we live, from late night meetings to early morning flights. What you need are travel-friendly aromatherapy picks to sort out all the stressors of modern life from tension headaches to sleepless nights when there’s no time to burn an aromatherapy candle. We especially love Natio Aromatherapy Aluminium Free Roll On Deodorant, Soulflower Aromatherapy Jet Lag Roll On and Breathe Aromatherapy Himalayan Flowers Soap.
Ocean-polluting microbeads have been formally banned so it’s time to get excited about natural, sustainable alternatives, i.e. exfoliating scrubs that help revive the natural glow of your skin. And there’s so many to choose from. Take your pick of Lotus Herbal Apriscrub Fresh Apricot Scrub, VLCC Indian Berberry Face Scrub or Aroma Magic Coffee Bean Scrub that contain natural exfoliants like Indian Berberry, Banana, Coffee and Apricot kernels. Added advantage: The Coffee scrub will even help with cellulite too.