April 19, 2019
I'm always on the look out for new ethical and sustainable health and beauty brands to stock in Eco Beau and love to try out new products for quality purposes of course!! So I thought I'd put together and share a list of my current favourite sustainable beauty items available at Eco Beau. With brands including Beauty Kubes, Wild Sage and Co, White Rabbit Skincare, La Nature and Zero Waste Path Shop.
We have a beautiful range of zero waste, plastic free, natural and handmade skincare products that are ethically produced within the UK. Eco Beau has many palm oil free, vegan and cruelty free items available. Here's some of my favourites ...
1.Wild Sage and Co Argan Beauty Balm - £13.95
I absolutely love the Wild Sage and Co Argan Beauty Balm. As someone who has always had acne prone skin this balm has worked wonders for me. It’s not too oily and perfectly moisturises my skin. I use it daily, morning and night as a moisturiser and find I can apply my makeup straight afterwards as it's light and non greasy. I also apply it to the sensitive skin around my eyes and even use it as a lip balm to nourish the skin! The jar may look small but will last you ages - it’s not like a cream where you use loads! This little pot of loveliness has lasted me nearly 6 months so it really does go a long way.
It contains Argan a deeply nutritious oil, and is rich in essential fatty acids, which penetrate deeply into the skin. At the same time it is a brilliant anti-inflammatory, improving skins elasticity and helping to smooth out fine lines and leave skin silky smooth.
Why I love the Wild Sage and Co Argan Beauty Balm?
Why I love the White Rabbit Skincare Chamomile and Carrot Seed Eye Cream?
3. La Nature Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads - £10 for 8 pads
One of the easiest zero waste swaps I've made! The La Nature Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover pads are so effective at removing makeup - even tough waterproof mascara!! I find they're super soft on the skin and absorb liquid really well, reducing the waste of my makeup remover too. I use them with White Rabbit Skincare Lime and Coconut Cleansing Water to remove my make up!
They wash really well and come out really soft and stain free. I simply rinse them out, leave them to dry, and then pop them in with my whites to wash. I like to use a small reusable mesh bag to keep them together.
Why I love the La Nature Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads?
4. Beauty Kubes Shampoo and Conditioner - £8.50 - £12.00
I just love these plastic free alternatives to shampoo and conditioner bottles! Organic and vegan friendly, the Beauty Kubes shampoo and conditioner are free from sulphates and synthetic fragrances and preservatives. They’re so easy to use - I simply take a cube into the bath or shower and crumble them in the palm of my hand. I actually break one in half first to avoid wasting any that may drop. I add a little water to make a paste and then smooth over my hair. When I add more water I find that I have a luxurious lather that gently cleanses my hair, leaving it super-soft and shiny.
I’ve also recently started using the conditioner which is brilliant at detangling my long knotty-prone hair, leaving it silky smooth. I find that I don't need it after every wash as it is super nourishing. You may find you only need to use it after every second or third wash. They're brilliant for travelling - they don't take up much space, there is no risk of a liquid leak in your bag and you don't need to worry about airport restrictions around liquids. I actually pop a couple in a stainless steel snack tin for short weekends away.
Why I love the Beauty Kubes Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioning Mask?
5. Zero Waste Path Grapefruit and Lemongrass Deodorant - £5.00
I’ve been using this deodorant for some time now and absolutely love it. It’s feels so fresh and smells so amazing!! It felt a little strange to begin with as I was used to using a spray-on or a roll-on deodorant however I found I very quickly got used to it. It's no different to applying moisturising creams/balms to your arms and legs!
This cream deodorant keeps you fresh while moisturising the skin. It's not an antiperspirant deodorant, however the antibacterial properties will help keep bad odours away. Thanks to the strong mixture of citrus scents, this deodorant will make you feel fresh every time. In addition to this, the Lemongrass essential oil helps boost the antibacterial power of the deodorant. I'm also a fan of the Zero Waste Path Shop Lavender and Tea Tree Deodorant which has a nice, relaxing scent and thanks to its calming properties is great for sensitive skin types.
Why I love the Zero Waste Path Shop Grapefruit and Lemongrass Deodorant?
6. White Rabbit Skincare Chocolate Orange Lipbalm - £7.00
If you like the smell of Chocolate Orange you are going to LOVE the White Rabbit Skincare Chocolate Orange Lipbalm! It not only smells good but does good too, thanks to the fabulous combination of lip-friendly ingredients. I find it keeps my skin hydrated and super soft and it's really soothing when I have dry, chapped lips. I like to pop it in my bag for on the go top ups especially when it's particularly cold and windy out.
The Shea Butter helps create a moisture barrier and the Cocoa Butter provides deep moisturisation. The Castor Oil helps alleviate swelling and its antimicrobial and antifungal properties make it an ideal ingredient in lip balm.
With 100% natural, vegan (plant-derived ingredients), this award winning Lipbalm smells amazing and is really is beneficial to the skin on your lips.
As White Rabbit Skincare says 'A moment on the lips without the lifetime on the hips!'
Why I love the White Rabbit Skincare Chocolate Orange Lipbalm?
7. Wild Sage and Co Soaps - £4.80 - £14.00
I simply adore the Wild Sage and Co Soap Bars. When I first launched Eco Beau I stocked just three of their bars and loved them so much that I tried and tested the rest and now stock the entire range! My favourites have got to be the Lavender and Geranium, Lemongrass and Tea Tree and the Frankincense and Orange soaps. I like to pop the soaps in our fantastic Bamboo Soap Dishes and use a Soap Pouch for the soap ends. I've also gifted the Soap Tin when looking for a sustainable present as it includes the 5 bestselling soaps!
Soap bars are making a comeback in our bathrooms with sales of bars of soap growing faster than both liquid soaps and shower products, suggesting that we are searching for eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives. Remember, not all soap bars are sustainable like the Wild Sage and Co range with many being wrapped in plastic and containing palm oil.
All the Wild Sage and Co soaps are Vegan, Palm Oil Free and 100% natural. They're also plastic free and wrapped in recycled paper. Using the cold process and super-fatting process methods to make their soaps allows them to keep the free oils and the naturally occurring glycerine in the soap and is what makes them so exceptionally moisturising.
Why I love the Wild Sage and Co Soaps?
So there we have it, a quick run down of my currently favourite ethical and sustainable beauty products. If you fancy trying out any of the listed beauty products, simply hover over the product title and click to be taken to the product page.
Look out for the next blog which will look at our Family Faves! Eco Beau x
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