Natural skincare products are certainly better for the environment, and they may well be better for your skin too! Around 50% of people have not tried natural skincare yet, and the chances are that many of them would find it very beneficial.
Natural Skincare is one area in which the UK is a hotbed of creativity and innovation, from Jersey to Northern Ireland, Somerset to the Isle of Lewis. The popularity of natural skincare has been increasing by around 25% a year recently.
Natural and local ingredients such as seaweed, lavender oil or rosehips are certainly sustainable and less damaging to the environment than manufactured chemicals – which are also extensively tested on animals. Many of these ingredients can be particularly beneficial to specific skin challenges.
If you are looking to try some new eco-skincare brands we have put together a few of our favourites.
The Natural Beauty Pot take a back to basics approach for their skincare range for men and women, using only natural plant and mineral ingredients. Ten years ago their founder started off making products to tackle her own skin problems, it proved very successful and has become a thriving business.
MuLondon is a skincare brand with a very impressive list of environmental and ethical credentials. Their range of moisturisers and cleansers was developed by the founder, Boris, as a personal response to eczema and psoriasis. Inspired by the medicinal properties of traditional herbalism, pure natural essential oils and herbal extracts are used to scent and preserve the certified organic ingredients.
Ishga, based on the Isle of Lewis, make organic skincare products from Hebridean seaweed, with local natural spring water used to extract beneficial compounds and natural enzymes. Coupled with essential oils such as Argan, Lavender and Juniper, seaweed is packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. All life originated in the sea!
Bee Good is a Hampshire based brand and they exclusively use British beeswax, honey and propolis in all their products. These ingredients are combined with UK plant-based oils such as Echium which is a form of anti-inflammatory that is excellent in reducing skin inflammation. Their formulations are free from known skin sensitisers ensuring that they are as gentle and comfortable as possible for sensitive skins
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