Ok folks, let's have a quick recap. So far, we've talked about the potential dangers of chemical-based products in Becoming a natural beauty and we learned how to really read labels in Chemicals to avoid and understanding the labels. So now it's time to get on to the fun stuff! Now the good news is natural beauty brands are well and truly on the rise. The bad news is they can be a little bit more pricey than your regular high products, and it's not because of their packaging. It's because when it comes to natural ingredients, you really do get what you pay for.
Now I've found it's almost impossible to find large beauty brands that are 100% chemical free. This is because they're mass producing and they need some chemical-based ingredients to help preserve their product (or they'll get mouldy). However, the chemicals they do use have been listed as perfectly safe for us to use. The brands that sell 100% natural products are often smaller brands. Since they use natural preservatives their products will have a shorter shelf life and therefore they're harder to mass - produce. Sourcing products from smaller local brands is a great alternative and I'll be recommending some at a later date.
|A'kin cleanser from www.purist.com|
My favourite natural beauty brands
Now down to business. Here is a small list of my favourite natural beauty brands. I always come back to these brands, especially www.purist.com, www.nealsyardremedies.com and my new favourite www.botanicals.co.uk.
Shopping online for natural productsOnline natural beauty supermarkets https://www.lovelula.com and http://www.naturisimo.com are great sources and house all the major brands. They can be a bit overwhelming if you don't know what your looking for though.
On Ebay and Amazon you can find well known products for cheaper, however ... always ask to see the 'best before' date of a product. Natural products have a shorter shelf life and you don't want a product that's past it's best.
* Note - If you have eczema avoid any product which includes Cetyl alcohol . Ironically eczema products often contain it!
A handmade cottage disclaimer
Please note I am not a trained cosmetologist, herbalist or health care professional. These opinions are my own and I am not accountable for any action you take in regard to the material you read herein. Any recipes / tips are to be used at your own discretion. If you are a producer of natural products and would like me to consider your product for review please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org