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WHILE IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO DIGEST THE FACT THAT IT IS COMMON PRACTICE FOR BEAUTY BRANDS TO USE INGREDIENTS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY HARM THE BODY, IT IS EVEN MORE ALARMING THAT THEY ARE LEGAL IN MANY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING OURS.
CLEAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS ARE OFTEN CONFUSED WITH ‘NATURAL’ OR ‘ORGANIC’ PRODUCTS WHILE THEY MAY NOT BE ALL-NATURAL AND PRESERVATIVE-FREE. CLEAN BEAUTY AT ITS CORE IS SIMPLY SYNONYMOUS WITH NON-TOXIC BEAUTY.
Cowshed comes from the heart and soil of Somerset in the UK with a range of treatment-led natural therapies. Their mission is simple: To inject a little country calm into people’s busy lives. Their spa therapies are crafted using the best organic and wildcrafted plant extracts and they have different products to cater to different moods. For example, if you are feeling grumpy, stressed or irritable, their Grumpy Cow range with Mandarin and Grapefruit Essential Oils helps in invigorating, energising and uplifting your mind and body.
Originating from Australia, Sukin believes in providing natural, effective and environmentally sustainable skin care using a general blend of active botanicals, essential oils and natural ingredients. They have a strict ‘NO list’ when it comes to their products, and use 100% recyclable and BPA-free packaging. Their skincare ranges cater to different skin types and concerns
Another brand revolutionising the skincare world is MartiDerm—a Spanish beauty brand best known for its ‘Smart Ampoules’. These contain serums with a concentrated form of Vitamin C in a topaz glass bottle, to prevent oxidation and ensure that the Vitamin C remains in its purest and most effective form. Not only do they use pure Vitamin C, but also vegan plant Proteoglycans and natural extracts such as Glycolic Witch Hazel. Different ampoules address different concerns such as ageing, pigmentation, brightening, dehydration, etc.
Bare Necessities addresses serious flaws in manufacturing, distribution, and consumption by innovating and providing sustainable solutions to waste, and identifying problems that more companies need to address if they want to be innovative and socially-conscious.
Organic Riot believes in not just being a beauty brand, but an honest movement. Their range of skincare is made using a combination of local and globally sourced ingredients that are formulated for a specific purpose. Their ingredients are 100% vegetarian and certified by ECOCERT. Moreover, not only are their products non-toxic, but their packaging is too. Every tube is made using recycled paper, saving 850 ml of water, and uses BPA-free plastic, a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative.
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