If you think about it, Mother Nature has a cure for pretty much everything, so it’s no surprise that an increasing number of beauty brands are insuring the ingredients in their products are as close to the earth as possible.
If your skin is on the sensitive side and often suffers from redness or flare-ups, products filled with natural plant extracts are pretty much guaranteed not to irritate or shock, but instead soothe and repair. All it takes is a slathering of organic face cream or a silken layer of naturally derived serum.
These unsung heroes of the beauty world contain bucket loads of natural goodness that your skin will thank you for, here are a few of our favourites…
With a seal of approval from dermatologists far and wide who recommend it for sensitive skin, this Foaming Oil Cleanser is 97% natural and uses gentle coconut-based cleansers to remove dirt and makeup without stripping your skin of any essential moisture.
Skinfix Foaming Oil Cleanser, £14.99
After a toning lotion to unclog your pores and slough away dead skin, minus the alcohol? Well Ren’s toner uses naturally clarifying ingredients like lavender, lemon and pineapple instead. The anti bacterial properties of salicilin from Willow Bark and flavonoids from Mayblossom help to minimise future breakouts and empty pores. It’s free from synthetic AHAs or BHAs, but contains skin-friendly glycolic and lactic acid to help decongest.
Ren Clarimatte™ Clarifying Toner, £13
With breakthrough ‘lifting’ technology, this serum is made from 71% organic ingredients and is perfect for anyone who’s skin is showing signs of aging. Clinically proven to visibly lift and plump your complexion, it also smells incredible so if you’re having a stressful day, take a few moments to breath in the calming aroma.
Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Lift Serum, £75
The face cream
When it comes to dry skin, nothing fixes it quite like Weleda Skinfood. The combination of gentle ingredients, from chamomile to calendula, and perfectly complimented by a rich base of beeswax and oils, to leave your skin in tip top condition.
Weleda Skin Food, £10.95
The face oil
We’re totally hooked on this Brit-made brands natural oil. Not only does it help prevent the occasional blemish popping up, but leaves your skin nourished and moisturised.
Stripped Skincare Rosehip & Mandarin Moisturising Oil, £16
The lip balm
Made by a Professor of Cosmetics at the London College of Fashion, this buttery balm is packed with superfruit ingredients such as nourishing coconut oil, avocado oil and banana extract, all of which moisturise and exfoliate. It smells and tastes divine and it’s totally organic, while also being PETA-certified cruelty-free and vegan friendly.
Fruu Lip Balm, £2.99
With a combination of fruit acids and sensitive skin-friendly AHAs, Pai’s deep cleansing mask helps clear congestion and targets blemishes in the gentlest way possible. It works to remove any dead skin cells and in turn, smooth the skin’s surface for a soft, clear complexion.
Pai Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask, £30
The eye cream
Containing naturally active ingredients, this wonder of an eye cream from Liz Earle will keep the delicate skin around your eyes nourished and hydrated. Rosehip, borage and cranberry seed oils alongside pure plant extracts work to reduce puffiness and firm the skin.
Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream, £35
The overnight treatment
Renew and protect tired skin while you get some much needed sleep. Infused with soothing and regenerating ingredients, from grape seed and neroli to lavender, this 100% plant-based formula will give your skin some TLC.
Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil, £29
The body scrub
Coffee scrubs are the latest trend in exfoliating. Scrub Love’s 100% natural and organic body exfoliator will help you buff your way to super soft, summer-ready skin within a matter of minutes.
Scrub Love Coffee Body Scrub, from £11.95