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
Ecozone have always been known to offer high quality, eco-friendly household cleaning alternatives, and have now introduced a range of baby & kids bath & bodycare so you can bathe your little ones safe in the knowledge that you aren’t using any harsh chemicals. Continue reading NEW Baby & Kids Bath & Body Care from Ecozone
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!
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’.
It’s finally reached that time of year in the UK when we all dash outside for a couple of days of sun, optimistically proclaiming that “this is probably all the summer we’ll get”…and the amount of sunburn I see from people who should know better by now amazes me every year!
I’m fair skinned and blonde, and learned many years ago I burn very quickly (10 minutes in the South African sun gave me a glowing pink scalp) even aside from the obvious skin cancer and premature ageing risks to my skin, so a good sunscreen is my best friend! I started looking for a more natural alternative as all ‘mainstream’ suncreams, even the very expensive ones, give me painful heat rash wherever my skin touches – inner elbow, back of the knees etc – even when it’s not that warm. My mother suggested I try a natural suncream after she had the same issues, and we were thrilled to find it worked without any skin irritation!
Natural sun care you’ll love:
We have several great natural, cruelty-free, preservative-free brands here at Natural Collection, so you’re sure to find the suncare to suit you:
- JASON have a range of high SPF sunscreens including a handy facial spray, all free from parabens, SLS, petrolatum, phthalates and artificial colours.
- Lavera’s moisturising and calming natural After Sun Lotion heals and hydrates skin that’s had too much sun, and is free from all synthetic preservatives.
- Fair Squared give us fantastic Fairtrade options with their Facial Aftersun Cream to keep skin soothed, and nourishing Olive Oil Sun Cream to care for your skin every day.
- Green People have a range of options with scent free SPF30 sun lotion, Hydrating Aftersun, and there’s even a great sun lotion with tan accelerator to keep you looking bronzed!
- The Green People Children’s SPF25 lotion has calming lavender and aloe vera, suitable for the fairest and most sensitive of young skin.
- Burt’s Bees Aloe After Sun Soother helps soothe skin quickly and easily, packed with natural ingredients to care for skin without any sting.
Don’t forget the travel sizes:
Perfectly sized for the 100ml liquids carry-on restriction if you’re flying, or just handy for keeping in a handbag, Green People travel sizes mean you can be protected wherever you go.
We’d love to hear what your favourite natural suncare is – let us know your favourites and your tips for this summer!