10 Items To Ensure Your Facial Regime Is Natural And Plastic Free
Is your beauty regime not quite in line with your values and ideas? We wanted to help you find the best natural and plastic-free products, with a choice for each step of your beauty regime, so that you could continue on your eco-friendly journey. We have given you some ideas for plastic free face polishes and exfoliators, reusable face cloths, natural cleansers and moisturisers, and some extra plastic-free treats that indulge your skin for those rainy days.
1. Tropical Coconut Face Polish £19
Lani's Tropical Coconut Face Polish comes in a beautifully bright glass jar with an aluminium lid so is a fantastic alternative to the traditional plastic tubes - plus who wouldn't want this gorgeous jar on their shelf. It will leave you with a complexion that’s looking velvety smooth, mattified and radiant. They like to describe this face polish as an amalgamation of a cleanser and a face scrub...taking the best of both products and combining it into one.
2. Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator £21.99
We love this luxuriously packaged yet plastic-free cleverly curated alternative to the plastic beaded traditional exfoliator. It offers your skin a new lift with this extremely gentle but effective facial exfoliator. Avocado oil and jojoba beads marry to lift away lifeless skin, leaving a fresh complexion that feels reborn. Healing marigold bloom oil works to nurture and repair and carrot seed extract helps clear and revitalise your skin's surface. Exotic essential oils of cedarwood bark and sweet orange calm and balance your skin's appearance.
The oil cleansing method was born from the chemistry concept that 'like dissolves like'. We know that our skin naturally produces oils to protect, moisturise and heal our skin, and so if our skin needs these oils to be healthy, we need to replace the old dirty oils with beneficial new ones. This cleanser cleans your skin but also removes your make-up and is perfect paired with this super soft Organic Bamboo Face Cloth.
4. Nourish Cleansing Balm from £8
This is an alternative to your usual single use make-up remover wipes and cleanser you find in plastic bottles. It is a solid balm as opposed to the oil cleanser above but does the same job as any oil cleansing method cleanser. This nourishing Cleansing Balm by Lucky Cloud Skincare is made with organic jojoba and macadamia nut oils melt away dirt, grime and even stubborn make-up to leave your skin soft and clean, without stripping away your natural oils.
5. Free From Amala Facial Oil £12
Facial oils are a great option for a moisturiser, instead of the traditional moisturisers which are full of harmful chemicals that strip your face from it's natural oils. Moksa’s Amala Facial Oil is free from impurities and is extremely gentle and completely fragrance free. It has been specifically formulated for sensitive skin and those who just prefer to keep it simple. This nourishing facial oil is a unique blend of highly beneficial oils, seaweed extract, vitamin e and absolutely nothing else!
This beautiful product by Antipodes is made with certified organic ingredients and is our go-to moisturiser this summer no matter the weather. We have selected this product as it seems to be the only (almost) plastic free and natural moisturiser available in the UK with an SPF rating...!! They use raspberry seed oil to utilise the natural sun protection found in this.
7. Uplift Organic Vegan Lip Scrub £9.95
This is a lovely treat for your lips and contained in an eco-friendly and plastic free glass jar with a metal lid. It is a wonderfully uplifting and refreshing lip scrub by Corinne Taylor is made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, to buff away dead skin cells leaving lips soft and kissable. It combines gently exfoliating raw cane sugar with cold pressed organic Coconut & Jojoba oils to polish your lips, leaving them feeling hydrated and nourished.
8. Avo & Mint Lip Balm £5.70
Bloomtown's 100% vegan lip balm softens and smooths your lips with the finest quality cold-pressed ingredients. Organic avocado oil, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, candelilla wax, castor oil, vitamin e, and pure peppermint essential oils are packaged in an aluminium tin and provide a refreshing sensation!
9. Kaolin & Flowers Face Mask £12
The Kaolin Clay mask is formulated for those with extra sensitive skin and contains no added essential oils. The clay in this mask gently draws out impurities and toxins in the skin and to purify and decongest the pores. The calendula in this will soothe all kinds of skin ailments and the chamomlie being an anti-inflammatory, will repair the skin and calm the senses. This is a lovely treat for your skin and is kind to the environment, what could be better!
10. Tropical Night Serum £22
Lani's Tropical Night Serum is beauty sleep in a bottle. With this you really do wake up to a plump, glowing and balanced complexion! It is enriched with Amazonian Cacay, moisture-boosting Squalane and dusk blooming Jasmine and works all night to replenish your skin with much-needed moisture, vitamins and nutrients. If you are looking for something to indulge your skin and add to your facial regime this is the one!