My Top Skincare Picks | Organic Beauty Week

21 Sep 2016

I have a lot of skincare. Like seriously a lot. Whilst not all of it is certified organic, it is all natural and organic. If you're new to green beauty and want to know you can trust the brand, I'd recommend you "look for the logo" which is this year's Soil Association campaign.

Unlike the food industry, the beauty industry isn't regulated so a product can be called organic when it has just 1% organic ingredient inside. So it's important to not take a brands word for it and do your research. Look for the logo and check ingredients lists before buying. You can check out my Green Beauty Newbie series if you're switching for #OrganicSeptember or #OrganicBeautyWeek and take a look at a few of my top skincare picks from certified brands below...

Starting off with cleansers; I have an oil, a honey cleansing gel and a balm that have been a part of my skincare routine over the last few months. The Lulu & Boo Chocolate Orange Cleansing Oil smells absolutely divine and makes me want to eat a whole Terry's chocolate orange to be honest but it works well with my skin and removing makeup too.

Therapi Honey Cleansers are what I like to use as a second cleanse with a konjac sponge. If you've not tried using a sponge with these cleansers then I'd definitely recommend giving it a go - they're the perfect match. I've been using the Orange Blossom and the Lemon Myrtle as they both work well with my skin.

A balm that I'm looking forward to using throughout Autumn/Winter is the Skin & Tonic Steam Clean which has the most amazing eucalyptus scent. It also has spearmint essential oil, with borage oil, thistle oil, grapeseed oil & beeswax making up the ingredients in this simple yet effective balm. It's perfect for Winter time if you have a cold because the scent is just so incredible.
I love treating my skin to a mask once or twice a week depending on how its acting. SKN-RG Collagen Boosting Mask is one I reach for when my skin is looking a little dull and in need of a pick-me-up. Whilst it is aimed at mature skins for it anti-ageing effects, I find it works well to plump my skin up and hydrate it.

A couple that I choose if I have any blemishes are the Neal's Yard Remedies White Tea Mask and the Inlight Organic Superfood Face Mask. I choose the NYR one if my skin needs decongesting as its clay based and helps draw out impurities without drying my skin. I reach for the Inlight Superfood Mask if I have any large, red under-the-skin spots that need zapping.

Throughout the Summer I don't really use moisturisers on top of oils as my skin doesn't need it, but once it hits September I add a moisturiser to my routine. The Therapi Honey Skincare Orange Blossom Moisturiser is my go-to moisturiser as its full of honey, beeswax & other ingredients that treat my skin to make it glow.

And last but not least is the newest addition to my collection, the Bamford Nurture Balm which is a beautifully scented, nourishing balm for anywhere on the body. It's scented with geranium, lavender & tea tree oil which reminded me of their Haybarn Spa at Daylesford Farm as soon as I opened the jar. It has shea butter, sunflower oil, jojoba oil and rosehip oil which help to nurture dry skin so I've been using this on my heels & any dry patches on my body. This will be used a lot over the colder months, I can tell!
Let me know some of your favourite organic products in the comments below!
 
Amber
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