To celebrate 'Organic September', a promotional campaign led by the Soil Association, the UK's main (and very strict) organic certification body, we've selected five everyday beauty heroes with Soil Association certification. All are 100 per cent natural, made with at least 85 per cent organic ingredients and expertly formulated to be good to your skin.
Neal's Yard Remedies
Oil Free Hydrating Serum, £30 (30 mL)
www.nealsyardremedies.com; tel: 01747 834 634
Neal's Yard Remedies claims to have the world's largest collection of Soil Association certified, organic health and beauty products. This lightweight serum is made with 85 per cent organic ingredients including soothing aloe vera leaf juice powder, antioxidant shiitake mushroom extract and astringent frankincense essential oil. It's smoothing and hydrating thanks to hyaluronic acid and rice extract but is also mattifying and makes a great makeup primer.
Feast your eyes
Under Eye Revive, £49 (12 mL)
www.inlightbeauty.co.uk; tel: 01326 281 114
Inlight products are all 100 per cent organic and certified not just by the Soil Association but also by COSMOS, a worldwide standard for organic cosmetics. This highly concentrated balm is a blend of plant oils and extracts—including jojoba seed oil, apricot kernel oil and green coffee seed extract—designed to moisturize and plump the delicate under eye area and leave it looking rejuvenated.
Get a buzz
Orange Blossom Honey Moisturiser, £32 (50 mL)
Therapi skincare is 75 to 99 per cent organic and formulated entirely in-house from ingredients derived from plants and bee products like honey and propolis. This moisturizer—91 per cent organic—is part of the Orange Blossom range, designed to balance normal skin with a combination of hydrating honey, soothing Calendula extracts and nourishing sea buckthorn oil. It's naturally scented with jasmine and neroli essential oils and has an instant skin-softening effect.
Organic Lip Silk, £5.50 (4.5 g)
www.odylique.co.uk; tel: 01638 716 593
Specializing in products for sensitive skin, Odylique has been making certified organic skincare and cosmetics for over 30 years. This award-winning lip balm is a 100 per cent organic blend of shea butter, castor oil, beeswax, coconut oil, Calendula extract, rosemary extract and orange essential oil that moisturizes the lips without any stickiness. Use it for everyday care or for healing dry, chapped lips.
A good clean
Hemp Glow Cleanser, £25 (50 mL)
Like Inlight's products, Rawgaia skincare is certified to Soil Association and COSMOS organic standards. It's also approved by Cruelty Free International and the Vegan Society, which means the products are free of all animal use, in ingredients and testing. This 91 per cent organic cleanser is a combination of cold-pressed plant oils (like hemp and sunflower seed oils) and flower waters (tea tree and witch hazel waters) that's especially good for oily and combination skin.