It’s organic September. An annual campaign led by the Soil Association to raise awareness and encourage people to make small changes to their purchasing habits and buy genuine organic products.
Organic means working with nature, not against it. Organic products are made using the most environmentally friendly production methods possible. It’s cruelty free and has little or no artificial fertilisers and pesticides, and forbids the use of GM ingredients.
In relation to the beauty industry, research has shown that 90% of UK buyers have converted to buying organic products primarily to avoid chemicals.
Buying organic means being kind to mother earth but also using products that are kinder and more gentle to your skin. Despite the many advances made in the beauty industry; natural really is best so to celebrate organic September, here are five organic beauty brands you should know about.
5 of the best organic beauty brands to try
Products from this French skincare brand are inspired by and produced with flowers. It combines the best of nature with modern science.
Sanoflore has been around since 1972 in the National Park of Vercors in South-Eastern France – an area known for its purity. Agriculture in the region is free of pesticides, resulting in botanicals particularly rich in active molecules and antioxidants.
If you’re a fan of skincare products that hydrate skin, promote even skin tone, and provide a youthful appearance using naturally derived ingredients, you should check them out.
My hero product: Baume de Rose
Part of the Rosa Angeliai range, the Baume de Rose is a deeply hydrating velvety night treatment that cocoons the skin in hydrating goodness for a dewy fresh look in the morning.
It’s light, absorbs very easily and will reveal a more radiant and fresh looking skin come morning.
It acts as a skin-quenching mask and is recommended for use once or twice a week. Just apply it over face and neck and leave overnight for it to work its magic.
This Australian skincare brand is going places and has already amassed a cult following for its organic ingredients and sustainable practices.
Jurlique’s sustainable farm in South Australia is an area WHO has declared to have some of the best air quality on Earth, and it uses methods of certified organic, Biodynamic Farming to harness the concentrated botanicals into its products. From hydrating skincare to sensitive skin and anti-ageing skincare, Jurlique’s has you covered.
My hero product: Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Mask
This mask is perfect for thirsty skin. It’s an ultra-hydrating treatment that works to replenish and rejuvenate skin.
It harnesses the powers of Shea Butter, Evening Primrose and Kaolin Clay, to draw out dirt and impurities without over-drying.
And the infused antioxidant Vitamin E also defends against environmental aggressors to leave dry skin feeling calm, smooth, and moisturised around the clock.
Lavera is a German skincare brand, whose skincare products are not only environmentally friendly but also protect skin from pollution.
They provide the right skincare solutions for every skin type through the power of nature. Their special formulas use natural ingredients that are individually tailored to the needs of different skin types.
And they manufacture their own organic plant fluids and organic extracts and combine them with innovative active ingredients to produce effective natural skincare that is gentle on skin.
My hero product: Lavera Hydro Effect Serum with Anti-Pollution Complex
This serum is an Anti-Pollution Complex made up of natural anti-oxidants and organic algae which works on three levels: first, to protect skin cells from negative environmental impacts, two, to fight free radicals and three, to prevent premature skin ageing.
Simply apply to skin in the morning after cleansing and gently massage in. The result is moisture, protection, and radiant complexion all day long. It’s suitable for all skin types.
Using Ayurvedic family recipes handed down from generation to generation; this ethical London based brand combines the purest organic, fresh pressed oils and fresh ground herbs to create award-winning health and beauty products. All ingredients are ethically sourced and hand blended right here in London.
My Hero product: Shea Light
Thick, rich and nourishing; this Shea Light is perfect for the coming winter. It will moisturise, hydrate and protect skin against the harsh weather. And if you had any doubt of the source and origin of the 85% shea and 15% coconut used in this; the proof is in the scent.
Shop Fushi Shea Light
Green People is probably one of the most popular organic beauty brands in the UK. It’s been around since 2017 and has steadily grown its certified organic product range.
All products are up to 99% active natural and organic ingredients to protect, nourish, and balance skin.
My Hero product: Toning Hydrating Mist
I’m a big fan of hydrating mists, they give an extra hydration boost and this Green People Toning Hydrating Mist does exactly that.
It contains nutrient-rich Aloe Vera which soothes and hydrate, soothing marshmallow which calms redness and helps to maintain moisture levels, and finally sweet-scented neroli which tones and rejuvenates skin’s complexion.
It also has Orange Blossom and Rose Water for a nice, calming fragrance for the senses.
Are you celebrating Organic September, and what is your favourite organic beauty product?