It’s the perfect time of year to give your beauty shelves a makeover, and for you to make organic and cruelty-free beauty products your main focus.
There are quite few organic, natural beauty brands to choose from, and because we’ve become more ingredient conscious, we are aware of which products work, and which don’t.
The question is, how do you separate the good buys from the bad? Easy! Read on and find discover our beauty editor, Martinique Stevens’ round-up of the top chemical-free organic beauty products to buy, that haven’t been tested on animals.
3ina’s (pronounced mina) The Intense Lipstick in shade 301, R169, is an ultra-creamy, long lasting suit-all nude lippie, that is also cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and paraben-free – what’s not to love? I could honestly do with one of these in every colour!
This 100% Pure Skincare Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara, R414.60 should be a make-up staple! It’s brimming with jojoba oil, sunflower extract, calendula flower oil and coconut acid, so it works wonders when targeting the first signs of dryness from ageing.
An Italian skin and body care brand that I’ve only recently discovered is Comfort Zone. Their products are all eco-certified, and combine the latest technologies with the finest natural-origin active ingredients that you’ll find hard to not fall in love with.
For an intensive moisturiser-packed trio, try their Essentials Cleansing Kit for R360, and get a 50ml-sized Essential Cleanser, Toner and Scrub to soften, hydrate and smooth even the most dehydrated skins.
For an uplifting scent that lingers on your skin throughout the day, cleanse skin with Kalahari Tsamma Blend Bath & Shower Gel, R263 for 160ml.
It’s perfect for a refreshing pick-me-up in the spring and summer months, and smells exactly like walking through the Kalahari desert straight after a downpour in the dunes, infused with healing baobab!
Inoar Vegan Treatment mask, R575 for 500g is just what dehydrated hair needs. A hearty scoop of this creamy, pure coconut and olive infused concoction, works to penetrate the hair shaft, and ply weak or damaged areas with a reparative moisture shot.
- By beauty editor, Martinique Stevens