14th - 20th September marks organic beauty week. I must say I’m not fussed about natural/organic ingredients in my skincare and makeup. Organic beauty is not something I actively look for. Although I’m quite the ambassador for eating organic, for some reason I haven’t given organic beauty much thought. It might seem strange, but mostly because as soon as I think of organic beauty products, I automatically think products that will have gloopy consistency and smell essentially like soil. Yes, very ignorant of me. My misconceptions were blown truly out of the water last year when I was introduced to Antipodes.
Antipodes has some natural and some certified organic products, and I loved most of what I’ve tried; including the organic products!
The most beautiful cleanser I’ve ever had the pleasure of using! It has the most smooth, buttery texture that melts all your makeup and leaves your skin feeling smooth and supple. It smells lovely and not overpowering. I’ve promoted it to be a second cleanser as the ingredients are too good and the cleanser is too lovely to waste on removing makeup. I love using this in the autumn/winter months as it really helps my skin to stay soft. And that tub lasts absolutely forever!
I’ve started using this serum relatively recently so can’t yet vouch for the tone-correcting claims. However it’s a great serum to wear during the day. It’s not too heavy and just feels like adding water to my skin. It smells quite fruity and I love that! A far cry from my perceived ‘soil’ smell of organic beauty products! I’m excited to see what results it brings with my hyperpigmentation!
My favourite facial oil! I started using this last year and initially didn’t think I’d like it. In fact I love it so much, I’ve actually gone through a bottle! It’s crazy! I’ve never gone through a bottle of facial oil in my life. Although I should mention, I had a 10ml bottle and that lasted me almost a year! It’s not one of those ‘dry’ oils, this is a proper oil. It feels luxurious and just 2 drops is enough for my face and neck. I use this after double cleansing my face at night and my face glows like no other! It doesn’t look oily, but the kind of glow you get after a great facial! The fragrance might not be for everyone, but good God I love it! The next morning, my skin looks and feels like new. Absolute star product!
What do you think of organic beauty? What's your favourite natural/organic brand? Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!