natural beauty products

3 SUMMER BEAUTY UPGRADES

With an imminent house move, I’ve decided to get a jump start on packing by sorting out my extensive beauty collection. In between throwing away out of date tan and leaky shampoo’s I came across a couple of new beauty gems and an old faithful that are perfect for a summer upgrade.

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Orange Blossom Cologne, £85 Jo Malone, Chacha Tint Mango Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain, £24.50 Benefit, Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream, £32 Bare Minerals

 

5 OF THE BEST VEGAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Vegan, natural, organic – they were all words that evoked a picture of hippies, people that lived in trees and wore hessian. But not anymore. Vegan beauty is no longer a taboo subject thanks to the likes of Stella McCartney, Drew Barrymore and Livia Firth – beautiful, successful and influential women who hail the many benefits of chemical-free products (clearer skin, paraben-free, perfect for sensitive skin).

I have always been a beauty junkie but eight years ago I noticed that my skin was becoming tight, dry and irritated. Since working on Natural Health magazine, it’s opened my eyes to the amazing benefits of natural skincare and my complexion has never looked or felt better.

Here are some of my favourite vegan beauty products, without a hint of hessian in sight!…

CLARINS LAUNCHES PLANT-BASED FACE OILS FOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY


Although I’m lucky enough to have access to some of the most amazing beauty products thanks to my job, my skin is doing the unthinkable and becoming super sensitive. So, I’m trying to be a little bit nicer to it by delving into the world of natural/organic/holistic products that are free from harmful chemicals and nasty parabens. Miranda Kerr’s make-up artist can explain a lot better than me in her interview (here)

So I was thrilled to see that Clarins have launched a collection of plant-based products to mark their 60th anniversary this year. The new face oils are a combination of 100% pure plant extracts and anti-ageing essential oils with no preservatives. I can’t wait to try these out and hope that other big beauty brands follow suit.

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