11 Jun The Natural Skin Care Guide
After decades of being sold beauty products laden with chemicals, artificial fragrances and other potentially hazardous ingredients women are now more than ever becoming very aware of what we’re putting on our skin. In days gone by buying all natural was expensive, but thankfully today there are a handful of brands which are supreme in quality yet are accessible and affordable.
Don’t be fooled either… many brands out there are making ‘natural’ claims but really they aren’t natural at all. Just because you add a few natural ingredients doesn’t excuse other toxins, chemicals, parabens, artificial fragrance and other nasties.
So how do we decipher the good from the bad and make sure that the skin care products we’re using are of the highest ethical and natural standards?? I’ve put together a list of a few great brands made both in Australia and in New Zealand to help you buy more ethically, naturally and environmentally wise.
If you want to be mindful of buying ethically and naturally make sure everything you buy meets the following criteria-
*All Natural Ingredients. * No Parabens, Chemicals, Artificial Fragrances. * Not Tested On Animals.
* Recyclable Packaging.* Made locally either in Australia or New Zealand.
So which brands meet all these criteria?
ModelCo Natural Skin Care
$35 and under
All Natural, no animal testing, no chemicals, artificial fragrances or Parabens, made in Australia, recyclable packaging.
Products priced at $59 and under.
All natural, cruelty free, vegan, no animal testing, recyclable packaging, Australian made and owned.
All natural, some products are certified organic, recyclable and biodegradable packaging, made in New Zealand, not tested on animals.
Everything priced under $40
All natural, Australian made, chemical free, not tested on animals.
Nothing over $20
All natural, no chemicals, nothing artificial, made with organic Chia oil, made in New Zealand, no animal testing.
Highest Priced item $53.95
Made from only natural and organic ingredients, no animal testing, no genetically modified ingredients, no chemicals, nothing artificial, committed to keeping packaging minimal and sustainable, all packaging biodegradable and recyclable, made in New Zealand.
Coast to Coast
Highest priced item $64.95
All natural, some organic ingredients, free from chemicals, parabens, artificial fragrance and colour, no animal testing, recyclable packaging, made in Australia.