If you know us well, you’ll probably have cottoned on to the fact that we care A LOT about not only what goes in our bodies, but on them too. Natural beauty is all the rage these days, but as with most things, there’s no one size fits all approach. Our skin may be our biggest organ, yet caring for it tends to be one of the first things to drop when the daily grind takes hold. Not to mention there are SO many products to choose from these days. ‘Where oh where do I begin’ you ask? Keep scrolling to find out our contributors’ favourite organic, ethical, non-toxic beauty must-haves and find out how to get the glow.
- RESTORATIVE CREAM BODY CLEANSER BY AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE
Paola di Lanza, founder of the iconic Paola’s Body Barre is all about Aurelia. Their probiotic skin care is made in England from seed to skin, using the purest, bio-organic ethically sourced cruelty-free ingredients that make your skin glow. Their sulphate-free body cleanser gently cleanses the body while respecting the skin’s natural balance. Its botanical ingredients include Baobab, Kigelia africana + vitamin-E, antioxidant + omega-rich Hibiscus. Soothing Aloe vera helps to protect, nourish and heal the skin while exquisite essential oils provide a fragrant layer of silk to cocoon the skin. Natural coconut creates a soft, cleansing lather to help diffuse the expertly layered blend of steam-distilled essential oils, designed to deliver therapeutic benefits. Geranium offers a delicate floral note to lighten the mood, perfectly layered with sweet Clementine oil. Uplifting Mandarin relieves stress and tension while powerful Rosemary helps focus the mind.
- MORINGA CLEANSING BALM BY EMMA HARDIE
Resident ALT/ nutritionist Jenna Hope discovered this gloriousness about two months ago + is certified obsessed. The balm is super calming and has the most relaxing smell. It doesn’t foam and most importantly, doesn’t dry your skin out. It also doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on the skin for ten minutes. Make sure you use the Cleansing Cloth the balm comes with- it’s a unique Micro fibre cloth purposely designed to deliver super deep yet ultra-gentle pore cleansing and make up removal. End result? Silky smooth, baby soft skin.
- THERAPIE by ROQUES O’NEIL
Transformational life coach + macrobiotic chef Nicky Clinch is loving these products. Describing them as simply magical. And magical they are. Therapie make them all by hand and literally fill them with crystal healing vibrational energy- and trust us, you CAN feel it. Nicky’s favourite is their Sleep Drops, which she uses both for herself + her daughter for that extra special TLC. Passion flower seed oil to calms and soothe, frankincense oil to ease the breath + offers a sense of security, sandalwood oil to encourage emotional equilibrium and peace + lavender oil to release old stuck patterns in dreamtime are just some of the incredible ingredients that make up this wonder product. Did we mention that the drops are infused with Selenite crystal to increase inner clarity + cleanse away negative energy? Sweet dreams indeed.
- ORGANIC FACE OIL BY BY SARAH
Both ALT/ founder Becki + Content Editor Aish are head over heels for By Sarah’s beautiful range. With their sensitive skin, they like Sarah, were frustrated at the numerous hidden, cryptic ingredients in all the supposedly ‘natural’ brands on the market. Sarah’s botanical formulas not only soothe the skin like nothing else, but they nourish it too. She’s totally nailed the balance of plant-based oils to provide skincare that is deeply deeply hydrating. Not to mention it smells incredible. Swap our your daily moisturiser for their organic face oil- it’s life-changing! Mainstream moisturisers often use a combination of oil and water, meaning emulsifiers and preservatives then have to be added. With an oil you can ensure the ingredients going onto your skin are as pure as possible.
- RAW COCONUT OIL BY SISTER + CO.
Call us every wellness cliché under the sun, but when in doubt, put coconut oil on it. Yogi2Me founder Sarah Drai and ALT/’s queen of virtuous desserts Emma Hollingsworth know the score. Packed full of natural anti-oxidants and intensively nourishing fatty acids (including lauric acid, also found in breast milk), Sister & Co. Coconut Oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and is deeply hydrating. Produced at a small organic farm on the west coast of Sri Lanka and extracted without heat by cold-pressing the white kernel of the flesh of fresh, mature coconuts, this oil is able to retain the full extent of its potency from coconut to jar. Use this pot of magic as your cleanser, make-up remover, moisturiser or overnight treatment. It also works a treat on your tresses as a deep conditioning hair mask, to shave your legs, as after sun, as a hand and cuticle cream…the list is endless. Did we mention it’s baby friendly too? *Proceeds to pour coconut oil over life*.
6. SUKIN SUPER GREENS FACIAL REVOERY SERUM
We are big fans here of both super greens and add a little facial recovery to the mix and we are all over it.. Sukin’s hydrating, nutrient filled daily Facial Recovery Serum is one of our favourite as it has Super Green extracts of Kale, Spirulina and Parsley, assisting in the maintenance of a radiant, even skin tone. This antioxidant rich blend of Acai and Goji Berry Extracts and Grape Seed Oil will leave you looking youthful, hydrated and sparkling.
7. REN RESCUE MASK
This one is a personal fave in the ALT offices for literally SAVING your face. Blemishes, cuts, redness – you name it, this will repair it. Formulated to target the signs of sensitised skin, this calming mask uses an innovative bio-actives complex to strengthen skin’s barrier as it moisturises, de-stresses, and comforts the skin, boosting its overall health. We will let the results speak for itself, mind blowing! We like to use it twice a week as a mask but also a light coverage daily under our foundation to keep the environment away from our newly fresh face!