These are a few of my favourite natural beauty products that have helped me clear my skin. All of these products are 100% vegan and not tested on animals, while many are organic.
Daytime Light/Med foundation coverage: La Mav Organic BB Crème
I love this product because it contains nourishing organic ingredients like Aloe Vera Leaf juice, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba oil and Rosehip oil. It also minimizes the use of chemical preservatives by using Rosemary extract, while also being petrochemical, paraben and silicone free!
This product has a creamy consistency and a matte finish. It would especially suit those with oily skin types and acne. This BB cream has not made me break out unlike others on the market. I use it during the day as it has light sunscreen properties (SPF 11), and gives a very natural effect on the skin.
Full Coverage Cream foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Foundation
This is a thick, creamy foundation that really does last on oily skin types. It is much heavier than the La Mav BB crème so I only use this product when going out at night and looking for a flawless finish. It is a matte foundation, so again- normal to oily skin types will love this one. This product has received a lot of hype online, not only from natural makeup enthusiasts, but pretty much everyone else too! Products like this really help to break down the notion that natural, chemical free makeup does not work.
Light/Medium powder coverage: Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder
Great skin tone selection- I really don’t like foundation with a pink tone base, I prefer neutral or yellow tone bases, but Tarte has a number of undertones to choose from which is quite unusual in natural makeup ranges. I love how this powder foundation gives good coverage without looking cakey; it looks very much like you’re not wearing makeup at all!
While the Tarte range is not as ‘pure’ as other natural makeup brands on the market, it is a great range for people looking to slowly eliminate harmful chemicals from their makeup routine. And the gorgeous packaging is just the cherry on top!
Makeup Remover: Organic Virgin Cold-pressed Coconut Oil
A great heavy duty, all-natural makeup remover that does not strip your skin, but replenishes it with organic coconutty antioxidants. Scoop a bit into you hands, and glide across your face as it melts. Rub in circular motions to remove makeup, then rinse with warm water and follow by wiping your face with a soft towel.
Cleanser: Nothing at all!
I just use luke warm water to work in coconut oil at night, and splash my face with cool water in the morning, before lightly wiping with a towel. Since I stopped using my Clinique mild liquid facial soap, my skin has been less dry, experienced less breakouts and I have seen healing in old acne scars.
Face Mask: Medicinal Grade Activated Charcoal
Rather than plastering you face with a thick chemical concoction, why not give your skin a break and draw toxins deep out of your pores with activated charcoal. Many people mix the charcoal with water and drink to absorb stomach toxins and parasites, however I only use the product on my face. It works great at clearing the tiny little bumps on your forehead and minimizing cheek/nose pores. Simply mix a teaspoon with a half a teaspoon of water and apply to face. Warning! Charcoal is veeeerrrrryyyy messy so make sure you wear an old tee-shirt when you do this. The mask can also ben quite difficult to remove so first use warm water to take off as much of the mask as you can, then use coconut oil to massage the charcoal out of your pores. Wipe down the skin with a warm face towel.
Blush: Ere Perez Pure Rice Powder Bondi Blush
A gorgeous apricot and shimmery pink powder that both adds colour to your cheeks, and highlights the top of the cheek bone. Apply this you your cheeks after the Tarte powder foundation and your face will be a beautiful iridescent orb. Heheh
Bronzer: Ere Perez Natural Tinted Rice Powder in Bronze
A really glowy bronzer that gives the perfect sun-kissed effect. It is subtle at first, but has serious buildable potential.
Breakout Remedy: 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil
I know since the dawn of time people have been using tea tree oil as a first aid kit in a bottle. But until recently, I did not buy into the claims. I used to go straight for the benzyl peroxide when a zit appear- now I cringe at the thought of carcinogenic peroxides being absorbed into my sensitive skin! While I love using tea tree oil to help clear my skin, eliminating all dairy from my diet has without doubt been the key in clearing my skin.
Moisturiser: Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser
This paraben and sulfate free lotion is one of the few face creams that do not burn my face. It contains shea butter and aloe vera, rosehip, sesame and jojoba oils to balance the skin and promote moisture retention. In summer, I spend lots of time at the beach and in the sun which can really dehydrate my skin, especially my nose and cheek areas.
If my skin is not breaking out, but is feeling a bit dry I mix one pump of this lotion with the Sukin Facial Treatment Oil and massage into my face. However, sometimes my skin is dry, but also has a few break outs. In this case, I mix a drop of my little miracle Tea Tree Oil with the lotion and BAM! the next day my skin is perfectly clear.
Deodorant: Biologika Organic Deodorant in ‘Live It Up’
I cannot rave about this product enough. It is by far the best aluminium free deodorant I have ever used. I get so many compliments whenever I wear it; my friends all ask what perfume I have on. The ingredients include: aloe vera, water, calendula, rosehip, lavender, chamomile, vanilla, almond, olive leaf, rose geranium, jojoba oil, organic avocado oil, sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum, organic ethanol and Australian bush extract of kakadu Plum. And that’s it! No chemicals, no harsh preservatives, nothing!
Aromatherapy Sleep Balm: Perfect Potions Sweet Dreams Balm
With chamomile, lavender and sweet orange this oily balm puts me right to sleep. I keep the little pot next to my bed so that when I jump into before I can rub a bit on each temple and the sides of my neck.
Lip Balm: HURRAW! Blue chamomile vanilla lip night treatment
This lip balm is seriously good. Like seriously. It melts into a luxurious, soothing balm at the touch of your lips. The ingredients are so natural with coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil- you could eat this gloss.
Brows: Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
Another great Tarte product! It comes with a little angled brush to achieve really defined thick brows. My eyebrows are very light and straight so when I use the Tarte brow mousse it is really transformative! I can extend my brow and it does not look drawn on at all.
I really hope you like my list of natural beauty products. I’m still experimenting and trying to find higher quality products with the least amount of harmful chemicals and preservatives. If you have any recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them!
Also, I can’t seem to find a good natural mascara so if anyone knows one- please comment below. x