If you didn’t know, September is Organic Month. This basically means I have given myself every justification for buying the lovely expensive organic produce from my local Tesco….but also has been refreshing my memory of all of the wonderful organic beauty products that I have tried previously and that are still on offer.
In particular there is an Organic Beauty Week which is next week, the 19th to the 25th of September.
I think it is great to bring organic produce to more people’s attention, especially beauty products. They are a lot more available than they ever used to be before, and I have tried a few in the past that were really good.
So in light of this I thought I would talk about two of my favourite organic beauty products that I have tried, and hopefully you can give me some recommendations too!
My first favourite product is the Antipodes Divine Face Oil*.
Antipodes is a brand I came across a few years, remember that exclusive Selfridge’s beauty box that was released when they opened up their Beauty Department? (there’s a post here if you need a reminder but the giveaway is obviously over now!)
This was my first organic product and also the first oil I put on my face, and in true blogger style I have not forgotten it. I have in fact repurchased it a number of times but due to buying a house last year my budget has been restricted….Antipodes were kind enough to send me another recently to refresh my memory.
It is still absolutely my favourite facial oil that I have ever tried. I remember this was when the realisation of ‘I can put oil onto my oily skin and it won’t break me out?!’ days. This was a revolutionary product for me and I’m so happy to have it back in my life, so is my skin as it has definitely shown in the last few days of usage.
I’d recommend it for any skin type as wen my skin was oily it never broke out when I used this, plus now that my skin is drier it works like a charm at hydrating it so I think it works for all skin types.
Why should you try it?
The Divine Oil contains premium avocado oil as the main ingredient along with rosehip oil, jojoba oil, jasmine oil plus pure plant fragrances such as Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
The organic avocado oil however is the star of the show, it is high in essential fatty acids (EFAs) including Omega 3 and 9 to help with regeneration, restructuring, moisturising and film forming. It also has lutein which helps to protect against the sun with its natural UVA sun-screening properties and antioxidants to help against the damage that free radicals can cause to the skin resulting in ageing.
So the promise is there…and the science backs it up. After some studies Antipodes have found the it stimulates collagen in human skin cells by up to 51%.,,,, Can we bathe in it?!
The Divine Face Oil costs £19.99 for 30ml and can be purchased directly from the Antipodes website but also Look Fantastic, Beauty Expert, Naturisimo and Feel Unique.
My second favourite organic product that I’ve tried is from Neal’s Yard Remedies.
We attended an event from them two years ago now when they released their infamous Wild Rose Beauty Balm* in the beautiful new packaging to celebrate 10 years of the product.
Isn’t it beautiful???
This is a wonder product, and my original post on this product (click here) lists the ideas other users have come up with but my favourite use is as a deep cleansing mask, hydrating mask, lip balm and general salve for any burns, sun burn etc that my skin has.
It comes with a muslin cloth that I use to remove the product and this also helps with exfoliation.
This balm also contains rosehip oil along with starflower, patchouli and geranium so it smells wonderful as well as providing a whole host of benefits for hydration, smoothing and soothing.
This one even has the Soil Association rating of 99% organic which is obviously really hard to achieve and hard to prove. It’s impressive that this rating can be achieved but proves it is possible, i think more brands should aim to achieve these badges of honour!
The Wild rose Beauty Balm can be purchased for £38 for 50g, and can be purchased from the many individual stores and their website, as well as John Lewis and Waitrose.
As the Soil Association is a UK registered charity this is probably why Antipodes don’t have the same rating (they come from New Zealand). It would be great if they were more easily compared in terms of organic ratings but to be perfectly honest this isn’t something that would stop me from buying a product from either reputable brand.
Have you tried either of my favourites? Do you think Organic Beauty Week is a good idea?
What’s your favourite organic beauty product or brand?
*Both products in this post were given to me for review by the respective brands directly, however this has not affected my opinion of either product. This post is not sponsored by the Soil Association either, I just think it’s a great idea 🙂