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Organic skincare that's good for you - and the environment

The UK’s organic beauty sector, including organic make up, is currently worth £61.8 million – and considering that your skin is your largest organ, it’s no surprise people are cottoning on to what they’re actually putting on it.

Non-toxic ingredients and brands are on the rise, thanks to people’s awareness of the ingredients they’re consuming, and what they can do to your body and to the earth. For example, this cult organic beauty product was out of stock for the longest time and we’re sure a few are going to work their way into our Black Friday beauty deals page.

So if natural beauty is your thing, this is how to differentiate between ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ and everything in-between. Remember, if you’re after strictly organic products, make sure to keep a look out for the Soil Association logo which will tell you the exact percentage of organic ingredients in that specific product.

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Organic beauty

Health and Beauty Business Development Manager Lauren Bartley from the Soil Association Certification tells us exactly what ‘organic’ means…

No GM

No toxic chemicals

No parabens

No synthetic fragrances

No nano particles

No animal testing

And when you buy organic products, you’re supporting organic or natural ingredients, sustainably sourced ingredients, sustainable manufacturing processes (no harsh processes used to create products), biodegradable packaging and protection of wildlife and the environment.

Natural beauty

Although ‘natural’ has sadly become an unregulated term in the market, it should technically mean that the product is not made of synthetic ingredients – so basically that none of the ingredients were born in a lab. But, this term isn’t as regulated as organic so it’s important to use brands you can trust actually are natural.

And, genuine natural and organic beauty (namely skincare) doesn’t need to be boring or expensive, so we’ve rounded up the best natural and organic products to add to your beauty bag from the multi-purpose balm that can be a moisteriser and a highlighter to the night mask that’s perfect to put on before a flight. Here’s your essential guide…

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