Sustainable Diva: June's best natural beauties
Caroline S. Asante, Velvet’s contributing sustainability editor, shares five of the best natural beauty products currently on her desk
A beauty editor’s desk is always full of new and exciting delights for both face and body. I always keep a few of my favourite vegan products at hand whilst working.
Recently, I’ve added CBD to my collection, as wellbeing takes front and centre in my eco-lifestyle routine. Having thoroughly researched ways to naturally balance anxiety, stress, PMS and insomnia, I have found CBD - one of the dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids naturally found within the cannabis sativa (hemp) plant - an amazing product in assisting my goal to achieve a more balanced inner and outer life.
Here are five on-my-desk favourites right now, all of them made in the UK.
1. Funky Soap Shop Pink Blossom Tinted 100% Vegan Lip Balm in biodegradable cardboard tube, £7.19, funkysoapshop.com
Turn your dry neglected lips (due to constant mask wearing), into luscious happy ones with this hydrating vegan lip balm by Funky Soap Shop. A daily must-have on my desk, it’s made with candelilla wax, cocoa and mango butters plus avocado oil and comes in four other delicious tints - including my favs, Peach Pop and Sugar Plum.
2. CBD Queen Broad Spectrum Vegan Gummy Bears, 30x10MG, £24.99, cbdqueen.co.uk
As a recent CBD convert, it was extremely difficult to choose only one of the five branded CBD products I have on my desk. However, I’m loving CBD Queen’s delicious gummy bears like no other. Delicious and effective, it requires self-control and discipline to take only one at a time”
Use my promo code DIVAJUNE to receive 25% off CBD Queen’s Gummy Bears or any other product throughout June. For more information on CBD, I have written an ABC-CBD guide on sustainabledivamag.com - see link at the footer of this column.
3. ZERO by Skin Academy 100% Plant-based Hand And Nail Cream, £9.99, lloydspharmacy.com
As a busy multi-tasking mom my hands really work hard for me. I keep them moisturised during the day with this fabulous almond oil and shea butter-infused hand and nail cream. A must-have on my desk and next to the kitchen sink. Hands I really appreciate you!
4. AZURE Smooth & Curl Leave-in Conditioner, £17.99, planetfriendlybeauty.com
One of my curly hair’s best friends. I use this leave-in conditioner to keep my hair moisturized and my coils luscious and poppin’. Whilst these products are working their magic on my hair, they are also kind to the environment: all bottles are made from renewable sugarcane, which is 100% recyclable, even the bottles, caps and labels.
5. Weleda Citrus Deodorant/Body Spray, £10.50, weleda.co.uk
Technically a deodorant, yes, but I use this fresh fruity fragranced spray as a pick-me-up during the day. The vibrant scent of citrus revitalises, especially after long periods of writing/home working and screen watching. it’s also 100% vegan and comes in a recyclable glass bottle.
Caroline S. Asante MSc. FRSA is the founding editor of the online platform sustainabledivamag.com - living green in style and colour. For latest news, reviews and features follow @sustainablediva on Instagram.
**The suggestions in this article are the personal opinions of the author. Please do not take any new remedies if you are currently on medication without consent of your GP.**
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