Beauty Banks: Helping to tackle “hygiene poverty” and beauty excess in the UK

Beauty and hygiene products are readily available yet these essential resources are taken for granted or amassed in such large quantities at home, that they are never used or see the light of day after purchasing. Tackling two issues here – “hygiene poverty” and beauty excess – PR Jo Jones and writer Sali Hughes have teamed up to create Beauty Banks. Beauty Banks is a non-profit organisation … Continue reading Beauty Banks: Helping to tackle “hygiene poverty” and beauty excess in the UK

How to deal with Hard Water Hair [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

If you’ve noticed a sudden change in your hair but are still loyal to your go-to products, it could be time to take a look at your water. Water hardness differs from state to state and may be to blame. Read on to learn what hard water is, how it affects hair, and how to get your hair back to its roots. via How to deal … Continue reading How to deal with Hard Water Hair [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Meow Meow Tweet: The cat’s meow when it comes to palm-oil free and multipurpose skincare

Meow Meow Tweet have created a range of natural beauty products that are both palm oil-free and multipurpose. Among Meow Meow Tweet’s multipurpose range is the Geranium Palmarosa Face Toner, which also doubles up as a make-up setting spray; Skin Cream which can also be used as a facial cream or body cream; Rosemary Avocado Shampoo Bar, which as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bottled … Continue reading Meow Meow Tweet: The cat’s meow when it comes to palm-oil free and multipurpose skincare

Natural Remedies for Detoxing Hair and Removing Product Build Up

Hair goes through a lot on a daily basis – aside from pollution, the elements and hair styling, hair is put through all the hoops to achieve “less frizz”, “volume”, “bright colour”, “luscious waves” or “poker straight”. Hair products – spray, spritz, gel, and serum – cause build up over time. Commercial liquid shampoos and conditioners, which often contain synthetic silicones and silica, coat the … Continue reading Natural Remedies for Detoxing Hair and Removing Product Build Up

Demand for Argan Oil in the cosmetics industry threatens natural resource native only to Morocco

Argan oil, known as “Morocco’s Gold” has become one of the most well-known and prized oils in the cosmetic industry, given the skin and beauty healing properties of this nut oil which comes from the Argan tree, native in the world only to Morocco. Getting oil from the fruit of the argan tree involves drying it, extracting the nuts, cracking them to reveal the kernels, … Continue reading Demand for Argan Oil in the cosmetics industry threatens natural resource native only to Morocco

Rose water: A natural summer hair tonic

Summer sun and heat takes its toll on hair. One natural ingredient that benefits all hair types – whether its dry, normal or oily – is rose water. Add rose water to your summer hair care routine for luscious locks. Minimise dryness and dandruff Rose water also works well on dry and frizzy hair. Rose water can soothe the scalp and moisturise it. Dry scalp … Continue reading Rose water: A natural summer hair tonic

Optiat: Creating beauty products from discarded natural by-products including coffee and chai

Optiat, an acronym for “One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure”, don’t let anything go to waste in their endeavour to create sustainable beauty products. The London-based brand are keen to revive what they call “unloved, unwanted ingredients” – natural by-products which are unfortunately being discarded unused. Optiat has found uses for repurposed coffee grounds, hemp husks and chai spices in their sumptuous range of everyday essentials including coffee scrubs … Continue reading Optiat: Creating beauty products from discarded natural by-products including coffee and chai

Sugaring: What is it and how to make your own sugar paste for hair removal

Sugaring is an all natural hair-removal technique that dates back from the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Sugaring – which is a paste consisting of sugar, water and lemon juice – removes hair in the natural direction of hair growth, so removing the root and hair follicle thoroughly without any breakage. It is a much cleaner process than common waxing as any remains of the sugar … Continue reading Sugaring: What is it and how to make your own sugar paste for hair removal

Maui Moisture: Eco-friendly hair care to treat winter tresses

Winter weather can be harsh on hair so treating your tresses to a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask would be a wise move. Maui Moisture do a range of gluten, paraben, and silicone-free hair masks to heal & hydrate, thicken & restore, or strengthen & prevent hair breakage. Made from base ingredients of pure aloe vera juice and pure coconut water, Maui Moisture’s product range … Continue reading Maui Moisture: Eco-friendly hair care to treat winter tresses

Bloomtown Botanicals: An honest beauty brand leading the way with a 100% palm oil-free collection

Something truly beautiful and honest is occurring in the beauty industry thanks to brands like Bloomtown Botanicals, a 100% palm oil-free company. Bloomtown Botanicals makes ethical, plant-based eco-luxuries for bath, body and home. All their products are free from palm oil, palm-derived ingredients, sulfates, SLSs, parabens, phthalates, synthetic colours, detergents, wheat and animal products (except ethically harvested beeswax).  Among the product range at Bloomtown Botanicals … Continue reading Bloomtown Botanicals: An honest beauty brand leading the way with a 100% palm oil-free collection