Curious about natural beauty products, but don’t know where to start? Reducing your chemical load doesn’t have to be complicated – in fact, it’s anything but.
Here are five brilliant, all-natural ingredients to add to your beauty kit. (Your skin will thank you for it.)
1. Chamomile extract
In its purest form, Chamomile Extract is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, making it ideal for sensitive or stressed out skin. Drink it in a steaming up of chamomile tea - which is soothing, calming and hydrating - or find it in Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner, where it’s mixed with rosewater to tone and refresh your face.
2. Coconut oil
Celebrities swear by coconut oil for good reason - it’s one of the best multi-tasking beauty products around. Use as a body moisturiser, make-up remover or even lather it on your scalp as a hair mask. Coconut oil is moisturising, naturally antibacterial - and it smells delicious. Added bonus: you can even eat it.
3. Aloe Vera
Why limit your use of this exceptionally healing succulent to bad cases of sunburn? Aloe Vera is a natural skin hydrator with renowned antibacterial properties – plus it’s incredibly refreshing on the skin. Try it in the all-natural Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub, which uses a base of Aloe Vera Leaf Juice with bamboo and walnut shell to naturally exfoliate.
One of the ultimate beauty botanicals, Calendula is a natural antiseptic that’s packed full of antioxidants – the key to glowing skin. It’s best known for its natural healing properties and hydrating benefits. Look for it in skincare and sip it in tea form to maximise the benefits – you can find it in Pukka Organics Love tea.
5. Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil mimics the skin’s natural oils so it’s readily absorbed deep into the skin. It boosts moisture levels and leaves a smooth (but not shiny) finish. Apply it to your face or body – we love it mixed with kaolin clay and rosehip oil in the Sukin Purifying Facial Masque.