How Mineral Sun Cream Protects your Skin

We all know that it’s important to get out in the sun as much as possible to get your recommended dose of Vitamin D and increase seratonin levels. It’s equally important to use sun protection every day to stop your skin absorbing harmful rays and to protect against burning whilst reducing the risk of skin disease or cancer.

You can protect your skin by covering up as much as possible while outside and seeking the shade. It’s also important to use sunscreen every day to limit the damage done by the sun. It’s a common myth that people with darker skin don’t need to use as much or any sun cream – this is absolutely not the case as sun cream is the only thing that can protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Mineral sun cream is a great way to protect your skin if you prefer products with fewer ingredients. Regular sun cream is made with ingredients that protect your skin by absorbing the suns rays, whereas mineral sun cream reflects them. Mineral sun creams are made with zinc oxide and titanium oxide, and offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays – which is something you definitely want from your sun protection.

Traditionally people didn’t like using mineral sun cream because it left white residue on their skin. This isn’t the case anymore, advances in technology have meant the mineral particles can be just as effective at a smaller size and are no longer visible.

If you want to give mineral sun cream a try, have a look at our ranges from natural beauty brand Green People, Alba Botanica, We Love the Planet and Shade for some zero waste options too.

Brand Story: Milly & Sissy

Milly & Sissy produce a range of unique powdered beauty products where you simply need to add water to activate them.

Milly & Sissy was founded by good friends Milly and Sissy who both have a passion for animals and the environment. Milly has had a career working in the health and beauty industry and has lived abroad in Asia and Europe. Sissy lives in the Midlands with her family and growing number of animals which includes sheep, guinea pigs, dogs, cats and horses. Combining their passion and talents they were able to create the Milly & Sissy brand. They are always looking for ways to improve our way of living that will have as minimal an impact on the environment as possible. They believe that every single person can make a difference based on the small changes that we can make to our lifestyles.

Their aim is to try and reduce our negative impact on the environment.

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How to Build an Organic Summer Night Skin Care Regime – Green People

Charlotte Vøhtz was a pioneer for the organic skin care industry when she launched her beauty brand Green People back in 1997, but it was on turning 50 that she started to formulate her signature Age Defy+ by Cha Vohtz range, to address the needs of mature skin.

Here she guides us through the most effective organic ingredients for building a natural, anti-ageing summer night skin care routine.

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Summer Skin Care Tips

As the weather changes, so too should our skin care routines. What is good for your skin in the cold months isn’t necessarily beneficial in the summer. Using natural, organic skin care products is so much better for you as there are no potentially harmful chemicals in the products that will be absorbed into your body. Continue reading Summer Skin Care Tips

Natural care for dry skin

We have a handy guide to caring for dry skin, courtesy of our friends at Green People. For people with dry skin, sometimes using an everyday moisturiser isn’t enough, no matter how rich the ingredients are – I have personal experience with this, and know that caring for dry skin can be pretty time-consuming, and upsetting when nothing seems to work. One of my favourite brands, Green People were actually formed by founder Charlotte Vøhtz when her young daughter Sandra was battling skin allergies and eczema. Continue reading Natural care for dry skin

Introducing Organii – Natural Health & Beauty

Let me introduce you to one of our newest health & beauty brands – Organii. Committed to creating effective ethical bath & body products, the company sources certified organic ingredients and works with manufacturers who share their ethical views.

Organii believe that everyone should be able to benefit from organic products, which is why they constantly strive to achieve fair priced toiletries for you. Their collection includes sun protection, shower gel, soap bars, hand soap, plasters and mouthwash, suitable for the whole family. Not only are the products certified organic, they are also suitable for vegans which means no animal ingredients, no animal testing and generally no animal exploitation. Enjoy your bath or shower with a clean conscious.

Let’s talk about the packaging too. It’s absolutely gorgeous. These are some beautiful looking toiletries that you wouldn’t mind having out on your bathroom counter. The clean white packaging with bright colours in different shapes makes it fun to use for everyone.

Since Organii uses natural formulas in all products there are no harsh chemicals so they will always be kind to your skin, especially sensitive skin. They are also free from parabens and SLS!

What makes Organii even better is that it comes in a wide range of fragrances, from liquorice to fragrance free, so there is something for everyone!

We love Organii because of the ethical credentials, commitment to protect the planet and because the products are affordable. Have you tried it yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Summer Ready Skin from Antipodes

The dull weather might fool you, but summer is actually on it’s way, remember when it was incredibly warm for a day about two weeks ago? There’s your proof that it is going to get better soon! So it’s definitely past time that you get your summer skin routine sorted with help from Antipodes for a healthy, glowing complexion right up until the cold comes back!

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Get to Know Green People

As humans we are inquisitive and resourceful creatures, when we need something and can’t find it, we’ll create it ourselves. That’s exactly what happened for Charlotte Vøht in 1994. Her daughter Sandra suffered multiple skin allergies along with eczema, and although Charlotte tried to find skin care products made with natural ingredients that would be gentle on her daughter’s skin, but it turns out most cosmetics found on the high street contained chemicals – they only needed to have less than 1% of natural or organic ingredients to be labelled ‘natural’.

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Ethical Beauty from Avalon Organics

When browsing through our beauty brands you’ve probably seen Avalon Organics pop up a few times. Avalon Organics was founded on the belief that all beauty comes from the Earth, with a deep respect for all living creatures, which is why their products are made with all natural ingredients.

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