Welcome to 2016 #GreenBeauties!
We hope you had a lovely festive season and a fab new year! Let's begin the year by getting your natural skin care routine back on track. As much fun as the past month of festive indulgence has been, it's now time to refresh and hit the reset button. There's no need to make any drastic changes, just follow these 3 easy tips to help you get healthy and love your skin again!
1) Hydrate your skin: I once read somewhere that some people believe thicker consistency moisturisers is better - that it contains more moisturising properties. However, I couldn't find any evidence to back it up! I have found that moisturisers tend to do a better job of absorbing in to the skin when slightly damp - so after cleansing or showering. The ingredients in moisturisers are what give them their moisture properties and nutrients. These days, with advanced skin care techniques, you can achieve soft and supple skin from different application of moisturisers such as zk'in Hydrating Mist, while enjoying other benefits like convenience and ease of use.
zk'in Hydrating Mist helps target UV damage and reactivates radiance in your skin all in a handy mist spray! For an after-sun saving grace, Hydrating Mist is a unique skin hydrator that harnesses the power of Fucus vesiculosus -a brown seaweed extract that has been clinically tested to help fight UV damage and improve skin moisture levels.
You know how much we love coconut oil for its many uses; well we now have ECOCARE Organic Coconut Oil in store! ECOCARE 'raw' Organic Coconut Oil comes in a convenient tub for use on face, body and hair! It is great for moisturising and revitalising the skin, as well as an effective makeup remover. Coconut Oil helps rejuvenate, repair and moisturise the skin’s layers. We love the pure amazing smelling oil as a night cream, hair mask, cleanser or full body moisturiser.
If you prefer the uplifting scent of aromatherapy based skin care, Vanessa Megan White Tea Day Cream is worth checking out. This lovely day cream is enriched with powerful anti-oxidants to protect your skin from environmental stresses. Certified organic ingredients of White Tea and Pomegranate extracts are known to protect the skin from the drying effects of the sun. Another bonus is that its' potent antioxidant and free-radical properties, helps to assist in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2) Exfoliate for smooth skin: It is pretty embarrassing when your dry skin is shedding like a reptile! Having smooth cleansed skin not only helps your moisturiser absorb better, it also makes your skin look radiant and improves blood circulation.
Check out our Ecotan| Eco By Sonya Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub for a serious scrub treatment. This certified organic intense exfoliating scrub, was created to give you seriously smooth skin! With a potent blend of lemongrass, coconut oil and macadamia oil, it provides the ultimate exfoliation while hydrating the skin. Suitable for face and the whole body, it helps target stretch marks, dry flaky skin, cellulite and pigmentation.
In contrast, if you prefer a gentle scrub - Cosima Polished To Perfection is worth a go. This gentle, water activated powder exfoliating treatment that will help reveal brighter more radiant skin. Cosima's unique active formula combines coconut milk, enzymes, rice bran powder, acai, oatmeal and niacinamide (vitamin B3) that work together to lift away dead skin cells, brighten dull skin and promote cell renewal.
Skin Naturalé earth & body Bamboo & Apricot Kernel Body Scrub is also a must try item. Infused with Lemon Myrtle, Tangerine Peel and Sweet Orange Peel, this creamy formula combines bamboo and apricot kernel to help remove dead skin and impurities without drying out the skin. Ideal for silky smooth, show-off legs!
Also for the lads in our lives - Vanessa Megan Fennel & Sage Exfoliating Cleanser is a good cleanser/exfoliator to test. It's designed to help refine the skin and remove dead skin cells. Made with small, soft and round jojoba beads, this natural exfoliator will cleanse the skin, whilst helping to absorb more of the organic ingredients in the VM range of face creams and oils penetrating deeper into your skin’s layers .
3) Wear sunscreen: I cannot stress this enough! The harsh Australian sun is to blame for many skin cancer cases so don't go without some natural toxin -free sunscreen and a trusty wide brimmed hat to protect your skin.
Try our new range of Eco logical All Natural Sunscreens. The Eco logical All Natural Face sunscreen SPF30+ is a non-whitening zinc oxide based facial lotion which is silky, hypoallergenic and non comedogenic (won't clog pores). It is designed for use under make-up and provides a non-greasy, luxurious texture on the skin. Also available is a Body and Baby Sunscreen version!
So there you have it! My easy-peasy new year natural skin care tips :) What do you think? Comments welcome below :)