New in store and giveaway: Burt’s Bees Sensitive skin care range

Burts Bees Sensitive Skin Care Range: Sensitive Cleanser, Sensitive Day and Night Creams, Sensitive Eye CreamWe love you sensitive types, so we’ve just added a whole new range of natural skin care to suit your needs. Burt’s Bees’ line of products for sensitive skin caters to temperamental, irritated, and overall harder-to-manage skin with 99% natural formulas that are allergy and dermatologist-tested. The resulting Sensitive range provides maximum efficiency with minimum risk of irritation or redness. And you can win yourselves some. Sounds good? Read on!

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New in store: A’kin and Al’chemy

Alchemy Lavender Shampoo 225mLWe’re very excited to announce A’kin skincare and Al’chemy shampoos, conditioners and treatments have joined our ever-growing Natural Beauty catalogue. A’kin and Al’chemy products are formulated with 100% natural active ingredients and finest quality botanical extracts to nurture, nourish and balance all skin and hair types. All products from A’kin, Al’chemy, A’kin pureBaby and A’kin pureMan are suitable for vegans, certified Cruelty-Free and free from toxic additives, harsh preservatives or synthetic fragrances. In other words, award-winning natural products that deliver healthier, more radiant skin and hair!

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Beauty tips: a quick catch-up with Jessica from the Belle Lumière

Beach backyardToday we’re bringing you an exciting holiday edition catch-up with Jessica, the fair beauty behind The Belle Lumière. Jessica took a tropical time-out in Bali earlier this year, so we asked her to share some wisdom on her holiday routine and how to best cope with heat and humidity. Once you’ve read her answers below, head over to The Belle Lumière to look at some of her holiday snaps!

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Beauty tips: a quick catch-up with Michelle from Eat Paint Sniff Glue

Eco Tools Moisture Cotton GlovesToday we have recent birthday girl Michelle generously answering our ever nosy and plentiful questions about her skin and hair routine. We’re not just delighted to take a closer peek at her habits and favourite products, she made us belly-laugh and deserves a special mention for using the words ‘glad-wrap’ and ‘sensual vision’ in the same sentence.

Read on to find out what Michelle likes and does at the moment, but brace yourselves first – this is a fun-filled post!

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Fight dry skin and keep your hands soft in the cooler weather

Red GlovesNow that autumn is settling in, you’ll need to pay closer attention to your extremities aka the poor dehydrated skin that’s exposed to the wind, the cold, and other unpleasant elements. Take your hands for example – how do they feel right now? If you’ve answered ‘sandpaper’ instead of ‘smooth and comfortable’, you’ve got some moisturising to do!

We’ve put together a quick selection of our favourite natural hand creams to keep your paws and the tip of your nose soft and smooth through the colder weather. Read on if your hands are in need of some rescue!

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Multi-tasking hero: 10 ideas on how to use aloe vera

Aloe Plant - Köhler Medizinal PflanzenWe like to use single, pure ingredients in our skin care routine: it makes sense to go straight to the source and feed your skin with as many beneficial nutrients as possible, no?

And one of these pure ingredients is none other than organic aloe vera gel. It’s a non-negotiable part of our routine and we couldn’t be without it. It turns out, we’re not the only ones who love aloe: the lovely ladies at ‘No More Dirty Looks‘ feel the same way about it (how great is this quote: ‘[…] every beauty biff under the sun could be ameliorated with a little aloe*.’)

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Beauty tips: a quick catch-up with Suzanne from Don’t They Know Who I Am?

Birthday cupcakeThe wonderful Suzanne from Don’t They Know Who I Am? kindly agreed to answer our pressing questions about her skin care habits. It turns out this fair beauty changes things up to keep her skin on its toes, and is not afraid to experiment with her routine (unlike yours truly who are creatures of habit very set in their cleansing and moisturising ways).

Read on to find out what Suzanne is currently using – and join us in wishing her a very happy birthday today!

 

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Our picks of sulfate-free body wash for happy, healthy skin

Melrose Castile SoapOur skin is a delicate beast and needs to maintain a slightly acidic balance to thrive and keep its healthy glow. So when we use the wrong products on our skin (and by wrong we mean products containing harsh chemical additives, preservatives like parabens, surfactants like SLS), our skin becomes unbalanced. Repeated sustained daily use can lead to irritation or even premature ageing, as our skin has to work double-time to right its own pH again.

Lucky for you, we’ve got a nice selection of sulfate-free body washes and soaps that wash the skin very gently without any offending ingredients. Read on to find out what our top picks are!

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