SIX PICKS: August 2011
Six Picks is a new feature that I’ll aim to post each month. I’ll list the six products that have been on high rotation the past month - some I will have reviewed, some I will review soon (promise!). My six picks for August are: Ere Perez Natural Almond Oil Mascara - simply the best mascara. Ever. Trilogy Rosehip Oil - my skin drinks this up. Lotus Wei Energy Mists - flower...
REVIEW: Pai Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream
What: A moisturising day cream For: All skin types Review: I’m struggling to know where to start with this review. Do I start by telling you that Natalie Portman is a huge fan of Pai skincare? Or that Pai was the first skin care company to list all ingredients in plain English, so you don’t need a chemistry degree to understand what’s in the bottle? Or that Pai’s...
EDITORS' PICKS: Summer Beauty Products
Not only do I get to run The Clean Beauty Blog, but I also write as the Beauty Editor for the wonderful and perpetually chic website, Jenesequa (I also have a day job, but I’d rather forget about that one). And because the lovely ladies at Jenesequa were willing to indulge my voyeuristic tendencies and let me rummage through their makeup kits, here are the Jenesequa team’s favourite...
RESOURCE: Choose Cruelty Free
The ‘Choose Cruelty Free’ website is a great resource that lists accredited cruelty-free cosmetic companies. CCF will not accredit a manufacturer if any of its products contain any ingredients: Derived from an animal killed specifically for the extraction of that ingredient Forcibly extracted from a live animal in a manner that occasioned pain or discomfort Derived from any...
GET THE LOOK: Natural Beauty
Letting natural beauty shine through will never go out of style. The key to this look is to prep for gorgeous, glowing skin by applying a resurfacing mask (try Nude Miracle Mask or Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask - reviews of both coming soon!), then using a nourishing serum for maximum hydration (I recommend Franc Essential Serum). If wearing makeup stick to shades that are similar to your skin...
REVIEW: Franc Essential Serum
What: A hydrating, replenishing, nourishing serum to use once a day under moisturiser. For: Dry, damaged skin, or skin that generally needs to perk up. Review: A sample sachet of Franc Essential serum arrived in my letterbox when my skin was supremely dehydrated, breaking out from late nights and stress, and generally looking pretty awful. I was skeptical when I read of the serum’s...
RADAR: Crazy as a Coconut
I recently bought a big ol’ jar of coconut oil after articles espousing its benefits seemed to pop up all over the internet. Never one to ignore what the cyberworld tells me, I decided to test the claims of coconut oil’s moisturising, makeup removing powers. The results? Coconut oil is the hardest working product out there! I’ve listed below some of the things I’ve been...
SHOP: Apostle Online
What: Think of your favourite place to buy premium skincare and then imagine that the only brands you find there are high quality, 100% natural and pure. After returning to England from Italy with her young family Apostle founder Emma Denham realised how hard it was to find a coherent offer of premium quality, genuinely natural and organic skincare products. In collaboration with her husband...