The movement towards natural or organic skincare is not a new phenomenon, but getting your head around it can be confusing, just as when terms like “all natural” or “organic” started being thrown about. The process of moving towards a less chemical-ridden or organic lifestyle is sometimes an expensive business, but Schön! selected the brands that stand up under examination and are ethical in their crop harvests.
Pai Skincare meet some of the highest organic standards and are also vegan friendly. The Echium and Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream (1) has been reformulated recently to include Black Elder extract. This will boost the Hyaluronic Acid production in your skin by 25%, which is a God-send to the sensitive-skinned among us.
Burt’s Bees is one of the longest serving natural skincare ranges and contain no petrochemicals, parabens or sulphates. Their Intense Hydration range (2) is perfect for this time of the year and uses Clary Sage to literally trap moisture in your skin from head to toe.
Jurlique is a unique brand, in that it is one of the only Bio-Dynamic brands in the world. The scientists behind this brand realise that one explanation for the fact that people are turning towards organic and natural products is because of skin irritations. In line with this, their new launch of the Calendula Redness Rescue range (3) is nothing short of brilliant. Schön! especially recommends the serum.
MV Organics is the brain child of the wonderful Sharon McGlinchey. She is very aware that what we put on our skin is absorbed into the blood stream. Her concern over the health effects of this prompted her to develop her range. Her Signature Mineral Mask (4) delivers a glow to the skin that Schön! has not experienced from any other organic mask treatment.
Dr Hauschka has developed a brand that works naturally, with the rhythms of our skin. Dr Hauschka works in synchronicity with your skin, and works through applying different products at different times of the day. This allows your skin to protect and regenerate itself at the right moment. The Rose Day Cream (5) has a cult following, and with good reason.
Weleda have been in the natural skincare business since 1921. They are now not just skin, your hair can also have the same kind of therapy. The Oat Replenishing Treatment (6) uses our oil of the moment, coconut and organic oat, to smooth and nourish even the most parched hair.
The Organic Pharmacy has taken skincare to a whole new level with its Bespoke Elixir Cream (7). It is made in front of your own eyes after a consultation with their therapists; they delicately discuss your lifestyle, diet, stress levels as well as examining your skin. This is a truly unique experience, and a personal organic service like no other.
Caudalie is an exceptional member of the “1% for the Planet” movement which sees them donating 1% of worldwide sales to environmental NPOs. This natural brand with 0% parabens, mineral oils or any animal ingredients has recently developed PREMIER CRU La Crème Riche (8). It works from the inside outwards, to thicken the epidermis, to fill the wrinkles and fine lines in whilst also promoting radiance, protection and reducing dark spots. Genius.
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