4 natural beauty products your skin will thank you for

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Harsh abrasives, synthetic ingredients, preservatives, and damaging toxins – do we really need them in our skincare and make-up? You will be surprised how many brands think it’s the only way to make their products work! But these ones are all about being natural, organic, nasty stuff-free AND super effective. Enjoy your healthy, glowing skin!

Matcha Mask and Neek Lipstick, BioMe

biome.com.au

BioMe offers toxin-free, sustainable alternatives that are safe for you and our planet. A wide range of products are available on their website.

Sam: “I love the fact that this lippie doesn’t have parabens, lead or any of those other awful ingredients that are so bad for us. The lippie is also vegan and palm oil free. The Vitamin E, Jojoba oil, and Shea Butter made this a really hydrating lipstick. I don’t wear obvious makeup so the Sweet About Meshade that I was given to try was perfect for me – it was almost translucent, much like a lip gloss.”

Robyn: “I had heard about Matcha and decided to read up on this product before trying it. Matcha is a powerhouse green tea from Japan and is known for its detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. I used the Matcha Mask regularly over a two-week period. Only use a splash of water to mix the powder – my first effort was far too watery so the whole family were subjected to my experimentation! You only need to keep it on for about 10 minutes. It’s initially cooling, then drying, so I was a bit concerned my skin would feel dehydrated. I applied my usual night cream and my skin felt great. I think my skin is looking healthier.”

Matcha Mask 25g A$29.95

Neek Lipstick A$24.95

Grapefruit & Himalayan Salt Body Scrub, Akari

akari.co.nz

Akari products are vegan friendly, paraben and sulphate free. Their products contain no harsh chemicals and are never tested on animals.

Mel: “I loved the clean, fresh smell of this scrub and the fact that the smell isn’t too overpowering. The Himalayan Salt exfoliates beautifully and the oils ensured my legs looked super-hydrated and glowing. I would definitely purchase this product.”

200g $19.50

Moon Gypsy Serum, ORA Aromatherapy

oraaromatherapy.com

A local business creating handmade aromatherapy oils to enhance wellbeing naturally. Each batch is made by hand using 100% natural therapeutic essential oils sourced in New Zealand. There are no parabens, petrochemicals, artificial colours, fragrances or preservatives.

Sally: Totallyfabulous! Loved the aromatherapy smell and, after spending too many days outside over Summer, the hydrating effect on my skin was visible. I’ve already recommended this to a few friends.”

Dee: “I loved the ritual of applying this every evening after I had removed all my makeup. The Moon Gypsy Serumsmells divine – the words ‘empowering, yet calming’, come to mind and my skin gratefully absorbed all the goodness. It’s definitely hydrating and there’s no oily residue. I’ll be sorry when my bottle is finished!”

20ml $35

Don’t miss our detailed review of Moon Gypsy Serum and Sweet Dreams Sleep Oil by ORA Aromatherapy

T3 Tip To Toe, Beauty Tofu

beautytofu.com

High performing and effective products that offer long lasting effects. Their range is a natural yet highly advanced formula that provides customers with the very best in natural beauty products. They are proud to say that all of their products are vegan, raw and cruelty free.

Kseniia: “I’ve always loved the fact that many of the Beauty Tofu products can be used for a number of different things. The T3 Tip to Toe is one such product and can be used internally – one tablespoon in your morning smoothie works wonders and flushes out all those toxins – I definitely feel less bloated. Externally, it can be used as a mask, and my skin, which is prone to breakouts, calmed down and glowed.”

* T3 Tip to Toe will be available from 16 April 2018. Use the code focus to get a 10% discount when you order online.