The Natural Beauty Products Getting Us Through Lockdown
During this round of lockdown, we’re taking a break from makeup and prioritising the ‘three S’s’ instead: skincare, self-care and sustainability. Here are the products that have been giving us just that - from surprisingly tasty collagen drinks to eco-friendly toiletries and natural pampering products, why not shake up your beauty routine and give one or two of these a go?
Shampoo With A Purpose Bar
If you’re keen to make your beauty routine more sustainable, switching to a shampoo bar is a simple way to start. With nourishing ingredients like shea butter and argan oil, Shampoo With A Purpose's solid shampoo is one that actually gives your hair a solid wash - and as much product as you'd get from six shampoo bottles.
Morlife Calm Berry Beauty Water
Upgrade your daily H20 with some help from Morlife’s naturopathically formulated beauty supplement. This beautiful blue beverage is brimming with all the good stuff for your skin, hair and nails; from antioxidant-rich vitamin C (which also promotes collagen production), to trademarked Verisol Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides, which bypass digestion and go straight to the bloodstream so they can get to work, stat. The blue hue is all natural too, derived from blue spirulina for an extra dose of goodness.
The Base Collective Beauty Sleep Wash
Our new favourite body wash, we’ve been slathering this magical stuff on in the shower at night and all agree we’ve been sleeping so much better since.The ‘secret’ ingredients? Lavender essential oil and organic chamomile extract. Complete with magnesium and organ white tea extract to help soothe dry, irritated skin, you’ll wake up to healthier, happier skin too.
The NFCo Bio Toothbrush & St and and Blak Activated Charcoal Toothpaste
Next time you need a new toothbrush, pick this biodegradable one from NFco and you’ll be helping the planet every time you brush your teeth. Complete with a cute nylon stand, the plastic-free Monsoon Mist Toothbrush boasts a handle and packaging made from non-GMO cornstarch, plus recyclable nylon bristles. Team it with a squeeze of NFCo's minty Blak Toothpaste and you'll be brushing your way to naturally whiter teeth, too!
Antipodes Aura Mask
Infused with sweet vanilla pod and zesty mandarin, bring the spa vibes to your bathroom with this luxe mask by cult beauty brand Antipodes. Friendly to most skin types, this won’t leave your skin feeling dry and irritated like face masks often can. Thanks to ingredients like wild-sourced New Zealand manuka honey, think of it as a dual-action mask that locks in moisture all while calming angry blemishes. Awesome for alleviating the inevitable mask-ne.
Fermio Collagen + Clarity
A skincare supplement with added benefits, Fermio’s Collagen + Clarity delivers patented marine collagen dipeptides that offer superior absorption, along with vitamin C to support collagen production and provide skin-protective antioxidants. One small but mighty sachet also gives you Fermio’s signature blend of 66-triple fermented plant foods to promote a healthy and diverse range of good gut flora. To top it off, you’ll get a good dose of nootropics - natural cognitive-enhancing compounds - from ingredients like New Zealand blackcurrant. Sold.
No Ugly - Skin Drink
Skincare in a soft drink? Yep, it’s a thing, with one small bottle of No Ugly Skin giving you a solid dose of all the good stuff to help you get your glow on. We’re talking vitamin C, sustainably sourced marine collagen and Enzogenol - a natural plant extract with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory superpowers. Of course it’s naturally sugar-free, too.
Koala Eco Natural Hand and Surface Spray
A hand and surface sanitiser that doesn’t smell like it came from a lab, this chemical-free product has been a heaven-scented saviour over lockdown. Lavender, tea tree and peppermint essential oils make this a triple-threat surface spray - one with natural antiseptic, calming and invigorating properties. We never thought we’d associate hand sanitiser with self-care, so props to Koala Eco!
Burt’s Bees Advanced Relief Lip Balm
You can always count on Burt’s Bees for natural and effective skincare products. Formulated with nourishing beeswax and jojoba oil, plus antioxidant-rich turmeric for extra protection, this is the lip balm we reach for when our lips need some extra TLC. Free from the stuff we’d rather not put on our lips (including SLS and the ‘three Ps’ - parabens, phthalates and petrolatum), it’s also fragrance-free, making it suitable for even the most chapped, sensitive lips.