In our previous post, we talked about nutrients and which to include in your diet. Eating well has so many benefits, not only for your general well-being but also for your body’s largest organ: your skin. If we pay attention to what we put into our bodies, why not take care of what we put on it, as well?
Paying attention means taking the time to do the research and read all the labels. It pays off to do it, but who really has the time?
We do! Which is why today, we’re talking all about natural beauty and if you should be giving your beauty cabinets a little makeover - the non-toxic way.
Why the need for “safe” beauty products, anyway?
The answer is a little more complex and depending on where you live, there are big differences in the ingredients that are allowed or banned from personal use products. Did you know that in Europe, more than 1,300 chemicals are banned from personal health or cosmetic products?* While this sounds like a lot - and compared to countries like the US, it is a lot - it still pays off to know what’s hiding in your beauty products. Here are our top tips for switching to a more natural way of taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to know if a product has harmful ingredients? Well, look no further. The Think Dirty App is our absolute favourite here and we think you will love it, too. The app lets you scan products directly and tells you instantly if a product has sketchy ingredients. They even have a dedicated baby/kids section to help you make better choices for your little one(s). Click here for their full list of non-toxic baby products. It’s the quickest way to educate yourself on harmful chemicals to avoid so you can shop with confidence.
Get a Green Facial
Facials are the ultimate luxury and we love sneaking in an hour of pure pampering whenever possible. Finding the right facial is time-consuming, which is why we’ve done the research for you. Here are our favourite places for a non-toxic facial in London:
PfefferSal: Their tailored and results-driven facials will empower you to take better care of your skin. Their wholesome approach to beauty will leave you glowing - guaranteed.
Neal’s Yard: This true London institution has been putting natural beauty and well-being at its centre since 1981. Nurture your skin and your mind at one of London’s many locations and fall in love with the beautiful scents.
Give your beauty products a refresher
Choosing the right products takes time and knowledge. Getting expert advice on which products to buy is key and we have summarised the best places in London to shop for clean beauty.
By Sarah London: A beautiful collection of skincare products that put all main ingredients right where you can see them. We absolutely love their approach to simple, effective skincare.
Planet Organic: Need we say more? Planet Organic is one of our favourite grocery stores and their beauty department is stocked with many popular, tried-and-tested brands you and your family can trust. What are your favourite destinations for all things green beauty?