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

Sustainable Diva - Funky Soap Shop Pink Blossom Lip Balm (47135298)
Sustainable Diva - Funky Soap Shop Pink Blossom Lip Balm (47135298)

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

Sustainable Diva - CBD Queen Gummy Bears (47135292)
Sustainable Diva - CBD Queen Gummy Bears (47135292)

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

Sustainable Diva - ZERO 100% Natural Restoring Hand and Nail Cream (47135310)
Sustainable Diva - ZERO 100% Natural Restoring Hand and Nail Cream (47135310)

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

Sustainable Diva - Azure Haircare Collection (47135288)
Sustainable Diva - Azure Haircare Collection (47135288)

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

Sustainable Diva - Weleda Citrus Deodorant (47135304)
Sustainable Diva - Weleda Citrus Deodorant (47135304)

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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