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The Everyday Luxury of Sustainable Fashion

The Everyday Luxury of Sustainable Fashion

You know what's in the products you put on your skin, so what about about the clothes you wear.   We talk to Paula Haunit of Sheer Apparel.  

You Time?

We've never been about reserving all the good stuff for your face and padding out the stuff for your body with cheaper fillers.   No, you are worth more than that, and that's not we do!   

Seriously what you need is oodles of warm water,  20 minutes to yourself and some seriously high powered ingredients.   Balancing Organic jojoba?  Check.  Chickweed Oil to chase away the dry, itchy bits?  Yup. Gentle Organic Apricot Oil?  Check.  And a fabulous synergistic blend of pure essential oils, green and woody cypress oil, with sweet smelling and balancing Geranium Oil and a twist of lavender to help you chill. 

 

Our Limited Edition Soothing Bath Oil with Geranium, Cypress & Lavender is absolutely my dark-night  favourite with some fab ingredients!

Organic Jojoba -

The funny sounding one - but this packs a serious punch!  An easily absorbed, light oil, very similar to the sebum found in our own skin, and so suitable for all skin types, including problem, oily and combination skins.  Usually reserved for high end facial skincare, because it's expensive - but we like to spoil you.

Chickweed Oil (still Organic)

Ok this sounds like a weed, but our super soothing and calming Chickweed Oil is perfect for skin needing a little TLC!  This is fab for irritated and itchy skin which seems to creep up on you with the cool, dark weather and all those layers of clothes.  Grown in the UK and  macerated in high oleic sunflower oil and combined with Rosemary Antioxidant.  (Trust us, seriously good!)

Safflower Oil (Organic, OK you get the picture now..) 

This is a beautifully  light textured oil  with  nourishing and smoothing properties.  It will not block the pores on your skin and so is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

Calendula Oil (Organic)

Bright orange but seriously nurturing!  Organic calendula flowers are macerated in high oleic sunflower oil to promote suppleness and perfectly smooth skin.  High in calendulin, carotene and vitamins A and C.

The result? Seriously pampered skin that doesn’t just feel smooth, but which benefits from the real active botanical ingredients.  And don't forget a glass of something nice to go with it!

Will a Cleansing Butter work for You?

We all know that great skin starts with beautifully cleansed skin but how do you use  a cleansing butter, and will it work for my skin if it is oily, dry, sensitive?  This is the question we get asked most frequently about our award winning, organic Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter.

We find that using a butter is super efficient and speedy but also that it gives a luxurious and  therapeutic experience - albeit in the snatched 2 minutes of time you have before falling into bed. (Though if you have a few moments more, a spot of facial massage will help reap double benefits from cleansing - see here).

 It is packed with organic carrot oil to brighten dull, under nourished skin, skin rejuvenating mango butter, anti-inflammatory St John's Wort oil, and antiseptic lavender and rosemary oils.

It works well on dehydrated, sensitive skin types, it is very hydrating; it also works well on oily and problem skins,    with its natural butters and anti-bacterial and soothing botanicals. 

It sounds counter intuitive,  we tend to associate putting oil on our face as giving rise to problem skin; spots, break outs, black heads - but in fact nothing could be further from the truth.  Oils are super hydrating and they can balance  oil production, not just for dry skin but also those of us with oily skin,  and even skin prone to acne. 

Over cleansing and moisturising (and some of the harsher products on the market) can actually over stimulate the sebum glands resulting  in more oil production, while using a facial oil can actually decrease your skin's oil production.

Here's what some of our customers are saying:

I have never used a cleansing butter before and boy will I never go back to ordinary cleanser and moisturiser!

It is a thick, rich balm that melts into a smooth oil like consistency as it is massaged into the skin, removing everything from makeup, dirt and impurities.  It feels super moisturising on the skin, and will leave it deeply nourished. 

 Removing the butter is easy and mess free with our organic muslin cloths, but you can use any clean cloth you have to hand, (and bung it straight in the wash afterwards for easy cleaning).  When wrung through with hot water, it will easily remove the excess balm leaving clean, nourished skin. 

 It will leave your skin hydrated; for oily skins that might mean you don't need an additional moisturiser (bonus!), for dry skins we like to follow up with our Facial Essence or Radiance Cream; you decide based on the texture you most prefer and if you missed our previous post about the differences between a cream and facial oil, you can find it here.

 

 

Silver - Green Parent Awards!

We are celebrating, our organic Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter has been awarded the silver award in the 2015 Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards! 

The Green Parent is the UK's leading green lifestyle and natural parenting magazine.   Each issue features regular columns on Organic Gardening, Seasonal Food and Drink, Green Travel, Ethical Fashion and lots more.

Their search for the very best natural and organic beauty brands started six months ago, covering everything from organic hair care and chemical-free skin creams to natural baby lotions and pregnancy products.

Their independent review panel tested thousands of products from over 60 different natural and organic brands to find the finest and the most effective. Plus, The Green Parent  insist on products free from petroleum-based chemicals, propylene glycol, parabens or sulphates and no animal testing.

And that is why we are so thrilled with our award, not just to be recognised in these national awards but also because of our size and that we were competing against many larger and much better known brands!

It must be the generous amount of organic Carrot macerated Oil to perk up dull skin, the rejuvenating Mango Butter and the fab scented Lavender and Rosemary essential oils, which do double duty balancing and stimulating the skin.  

It works well on dehydrated skin types and also sensitive and oily skins with its natural butters and anti-bacterial and soothing botanicals.

For extra radiant skin, try a spot of facial massage when you apply the Cleansing Butter.  You can read more here.

You can buy yours here, plus don't forget if you are new to us, you can get your hands on a 'Try Me' size Carrot & Mango Organic Cleansing Butter here.

We are off to celebrate!