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Save the planet and your skin with natural makeup

Not only are natural and organic skin care and makeup good for the planet, they’re also good for your skin. The largest organ of the body, skin absorbs whatever you put on it. With fewer chemicals, additives, artificial colouring and fillers, natural and organic skin care and makeup tend to be easier on your skin. This makes them ideal, not just for sensitive skin types, but for all skin types. Here are some you can look at adding to your beauty stash.

 

100% Pure Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation
This conscious organic beauty cosmetics brand makes colour cosmetics plus bath and body products from high quality ingredients that are free of any harmful toxins. It goes a step further, with corporate offices that are run on solar-based electric energy. The Pure Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation (available at Kate & Paul Organics along with their other products) is packed with antioxidant-rich super fruits, vitamins and other nutrients to keep your skin healthy and glowing. We love that it’s available in shades that suit a variety of skin tones.

The right cleanser will do wonders for your skin
The right cleanser will do wonders for your skin

Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser
Founded with the aim to provide effective natural skin care at affordable prices, Sukin’s products are all formulated with high-quality botanical extracts and essential oils. With a wide range of products for skin, hair and body, there is something for everyone. Try the Foaming Facial Cleanser – a mix of soothing chamomile, aloe vera, witch hazel and green tea along with macadamia and evening primrose oils to gently purify and balance the skin.

This gentle moisturiser is suitable to all skin types
This gentle moisturiser is suitable to all skin types

Botani Olive Skin Serum
Founded by Barbara Filokostas, who was introduced at a young age to the benefits of olives and olive oil by her Greek grandmother, Botani combines pure botanical ingredients with scientific knowledge and innovation to create effective, biocompatible skincare. We’re fans of the Olive Skin Serum that comes with 100 percent olive squalene, which has a similar molecular structure to your skin’s natural moisturiser, allowing it to be instantly absorbed. Suitable for all skin types, a few drops will provide long-lasting hydration, increase suppleness, brighten the complexion and reduce fine lines.

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Protect and nourish the gentle skin around your eyes

 

Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Eye Cream
This cult organic beauty and health brand says that what you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your body. Accordingly, it formulates all its products with organic, natural and wild ingredients. The Frankincense Intense Eye Cream is particularly effective in hydrating and protecting the delicate skin around your eyes, reducing fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It’s suitable for all skin types, especially mature ones.

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Exfoliating is essential for healthy skin

 

Estelle & Thild Radiance Micro Polish
Founded in 2007, Estelle & Thild brings together pure bioactive ingredients and cutting edge scientific research for its sustainable skin care. The gentle yet effective Radiance Micro Polish allows you to buff away dead skin thanks to exfoliating micro-crystals, while organic black elderflower protects the skin’s natural balance. Follow up with the Deep Cleansing Detox Mask to further decongest pores.

Banish spots and pigmentation with this effective serum
Banish spots and pigmentation with this effective serum

Simplicité Antioxidant Plant Serum
This luxury natural skin care brand specialises in formulations that help tackle signs of ageing, sun damage, acne and pigmentation. In line with its “farm to formula” philosophy, ingredients come from its own 100-acre farm, or from other organic farms throughout Australia and around the world, and all plant extracts used are freshly made inhouse. The Antioxidant Plant Serum formulated with medicinal grade plant extracts minimises acne scarring, brightens and firms skin.

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Treat your skin while you sleep

 

Canvas Absolute Age Recovery Firming Night Care
Using lots of high-grade organically grown ingredients, this skin care, body and aromatherapy brand aims at preserving your skin, your canvas. The Absolute Age Recovery Firming Night Care cream promises to visibly reduce fine lines and stimulate the skin’s natural ability to repair itself with evening primrose seed oil and vitamin A. Additionally, vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals.

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Conceal any blemishes, naturally

 

RMS Un-Cover Up
When makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift’s health tests revealed toxic levels of heavy metals – which were then traced back to her work in the cosmetics industry – she knew she had to make a change. Thus RMS Beauty was born. All its products contain food grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, so your skin benefits from the purest forms of enzymes, vitamins and anti-oxidants. We especially like the UnCover Up, formulated with a blend of oils, beeswax and cocoa butter to banish any imperfections; it provides natural-looking coverage and doesn’t settle into fine lines.

 

This article first appeared in the June 2016 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy for the full article, or subscribe now so you never miss an issue!

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