Our beauty editor rounds up her best clean beauty choices!
SAVE THE SEAS
We all know the importance of applying sunscreen, but recently it’s come to light that some chemical filters used in sunscreens are detrimental to our oceans. According to research, 14 000 tonnes of sunscreen ends up in our oceans annually, damaging marine ecosystems and killing coral reefs because of the toxic ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate. The good news? Many brands are producing formulas that will protect your skin without damaging our oceans – like the reef-friendly option Back 2 Nature Face & Body Mineral Sun Shield SPF 20 (R399,
Foschini), which is free from oxybenzone and octinoxate.
TREAT YOUR TOES…
… to a lick of Zoya Nail Polish in Alix (R247, zoyaafrica.co.za). This varnish not only has a clean ingredient list, but is also punch in pigment.
Simply Bee Honey Hand & Body Wash (R79.99, faithful-to-nature.co.za) is a highly rated, clean-as-a-whistle body- and hand wash that smells like sweet almond oil, brimming with the goodness of honey and propolis. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
Esse is all about skin minimalism, letting your skin function optimally while supporting it with the right amount of intervention. The products are organic, not tested on animals and use many indigenous ingredients, such as Kigelia (Sausage Tree) and rooibos. Rewild your skin with the Esse 30 Day Rewild Pack (R1 860, wellnesswarehouse.com).
S(H)AVE THE DAY
Currently in SA, there is no recycling depots that accept disposable razors, meaning they all end up in landfills. We are so pleased at the launch of BeauRaze, the first eco razor. It’s not only made of biodegradable wheat straw, but at an affordable R25 for a handle with three premium blades, we think that’s a great s(h)aving. Available at thelaserbeautique.co.za.
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