New to Natural Health & Beauty Products? Start With These!
By Melissa Fine, GoodnessMe Nutritionist & Product Advisor
If you’re trying to give your health and beauty routine a bit of a detox but don’t know where to start, start here! These are the everyday natural products we recommend time and time again.
Simple As That SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen Lotion
If you're looking for an effective natural sunscreen, we HIGHLY recommend the one pictured, by Aussie-owned Simple as That...and you don't even have to look for it cause a FULL-SIZE tube of the stuff is in this month's Beauty Box! The active ingredient in this one is Zinc Oxide, which provides UVA and UVB protection, all while being vegan, reef safe, and kind to sensitive skin. Pop it in your bag so you don't forget to reapply; it's so silky smooth that you'll look forward to slopping it on throughout the day.
Ocean Kissed By Locako: Majestic 100% Bioactive Marine Collagen
The name is a bit of a mouthful, but there’s no need to feel daunted by this collagen powder. We’re fans of Locako’s premium product because it’s as pure as it gets, being entirely free from additives. Simply add a heaped teaspoon to your tea, coffee, water, or smoothie each day and drink your way to more youthful looking skin. The most abundant protein in your skin (responsible for plumping your skin up nicely), collagen levels decline as you age - which explains the collagen supplement craze.
Maema Organic Body Wipes
Unlike the wipes you’ll find at the supermarket, these guys have nothing to hide. Not only are they 100% biodegradable, they utilise antibacterial apple cider vinegar as the active ingredient instead of chemicals. So yes, they actually work. Our handbag/beach bag essential, these smell heavenly, too thanks to a 100% natural True Green Cedar scent.
Lotus Eco Tampons
Consciously made with organic cotton that’s certified biodegradable just 180 days after use, these are not your average tampons. Complete with compostable packaging, props to the women behind Lotus Eco for developing sustainable personal hygiene products that won’t end up as landfill.
The Australian Natural Soap Company Shaving Soap
Once you’ve run out of your shaving gel in all it’s plastic packaging glory, switch to this paraben and sulfate-free shaving bar and you’ll never go back. From the minimalist cardboard packaging to the eco-conscious and sensitive-skin-friendly formula, we’re impressed. Plant oils are the star ingredient, forming a lovely moisturising lather, naturally, and leaving your skin feeling oh so soft.
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Masque
Give your locks some love with this nourishing formula that utilises natural active ingredients. Jamaican Black Castor Oil provides strengthening proteins along with protective vitamin E, while Fair Trade Shea Butter gives your hair the moisture it’s been asking for. The addition of peppermint invigorates the scalp will leave your locks smelling lovely, naturally.
Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil
Meet your new go-to eyeliner. Rich in restorative Organic Moringa Oil and natural waxes, the highly pigmented Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil will make your eyes pop. Water resistant, smudge-proof and long lasting, Eye of Horus’ Goddess pencil has rave reviews online. Want to try before you buy? The Nubian Brown shade in this month’s Beauty Box!
Qsilica Pro Collagen Capsules
This unique ‘One-A-Day’ vegan formula combines Ceramosides (a patented wheat seed extract) with colloidal mineral silica, plus antioxidant-loaded vitamin C (largely from acerola berry). Together these natural ingredients work their magic to boost the production of collagen, the ‘plumping protein’ that gives new life to your skin.