Here’s Why Your Skin Deserves Organic Beauty

Hands up if you’re an organic beauty virgin? I was, until recently when I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Natures Dream to review a few organic beauty products.

I’m all for organic and it’s certainly in my interest in 2018 make more of an effort to understand and use organic products instead of being ignorant of them.

Organic products are everywhere these days and they’re becoming more and more popular. By choosing organic, you have that guarantee that the produce we eat or products don’t contain chemicals that could potentially cause serious health problems in the future.

Since we’re becoming a more health conscious generation, we nourish our bodies with organic food and our skin deserves the same care with organic beauty products too. Many non-organic beauty products on the market today include a scary amount of chemicals that we aren’t even aware of.

What goes on your skin eventually goes in your body. Our skin absorbs 60% of what we put on it! If you lather chemical-filled soaps, lotions and creams over your skin, your body absorbs those toxins. Even worse, many of the chemicals in beauty products have never even been tested, so any potential health problems they can cause are virtually unknown.

It’s so much better for the environment to use organic beauty products too, it’s often easy to forget about the environmental impact of beauty products. Here’s a test, think of your favourite shower gel. Is the packaging recyclable? What about the ingredients in the product? Were they grown with synthetic chemicals and fertilizers? What happens when those chemicals go down the drain? What’s that doing to our water supply and the local ecosystems? Now multiply these questions by all of your skincare products.

Organic beauty products mean that you don’t have to worry about chemicals going down the drain because there won’t be any in the bottle. You can also look for organic beauty brands that obtain their ingredients from Fair Trade sources or from local farms and suppliers.

I received a Pure Face Cleanser & Exfoliating Cloth from Saaf Skincare (£24.99) and Northern Soap for Deep Facial Cleansing from Natura Siberica (£11.99) to try.

Let’s start with Saaf Skincare and the Pure Face Cleanser. Saaf, which means Pure in Persian, was created back in 2004 when Dr Mah, a qualified pharmacologist with a love for natural remedies, decided to try her hand at making her own balms for herself and her family. Ultimately Dr Mah wanted the Saaf range to be effective, luxurious and affordable whilst in line with her belief in purity. Today Saaf products are renowned for their gently caring, deeply nourishing and protective prescriptions. I really liked the product packaging, it certainly strikes me as being luxurious with the chrome gold.

Using rare, organic, cold pressed botanicals and the finest quality steam distilled organic essential oils with scientifically proven healing and anti-ageing properties, Saaf Pure Skincare is one of the world’s most accredited skincare ranges which include:

  • Certified Cruelty Free by Cruelty Free International
  • Approved by The Vegetarian Society
  • Certified Organic by the UK Soil Association
  • Saaf’s Oils & Serums are proudly Vegan Society Registered
  • Saaf’s formulations are fully Halal compliant

The Pure Face Cleanser, winner Of A Silver Medal At The 2013 Free From Skincare Awards, is described as a ‘luxuriously purifying, balancing and soothing face cleanser suitable for all skin types of which gently removes impurities and make-up whilst exfoliating, rejuvenating and moisturising the skin.’ To use the product you are directed to soak the organic face cloth in warm water, then use a generous amount of cleanser onto your face with your fingertips and massage in and then lastly gently wipe off with the face cloth.

I did as I was told and the first thing that stood out to me was the smell of the product. It has a very distinct aromatic smell which reminds me of a spa treatment room, you know the ones that are designed to make you feel relaxed. The organic face cloth feels very soft and is of a good quality, I love the fact you get a face cloth with it! The product itself feels almost like a wax at first but once mixed with water begins to separate become of a thinner consistency which feels lovely on the skin.

I was a little apprehensive as to whether the product would be strong enough to remove my Estee Lauder Double Wear but it was very effective and left my skin glowing. Afterwards, my skin didn’t feel dry which I sometimes often feel after I use a cleanser, therefore, it’s very moisturising. Overall I was very impressed.

Rating 9/10

Natura Siberica is a brand that originates from Siberia starting up in 2017, and is now available in the UK! Their products offer natural and organic beauty products made with unique ingredients sourced from the unspoilt lands of Siberia. The herbs traditionally used by Siberians for countless years were made into elixirs of health and beauty for the Russian Royal family.

The Northern Soap for Deep Facial Cleansing is described as ‘featuring highly absorbent activated carbon to draw impurities from deep within the skin. Enriched with unique and powerful wild harvested herbs and berries from Northern Siberia, and will leave your skin super clean and sparkling.’ It’s recommended to use this soap twice a week alongside your normal skincare routine. To use this product, you are directed to wet the sponge, apply soap to the sponge then apply to dry skin then lastly rinse your face with warm water until all traces of the soap have been removed.

I applied the soap as instructed. The colour of the product immediately put me off I have to admit but I was pleasantly surprised. Since you’re applying it with the wet sponge it isn’t as thick or dry when you apply as it looks in real life and in this photo. it glides around the skin and then after use leaves your skin feelings cleaner, then clean. Again this product smells very spicy if that makes sense. I really liked this product and have added to my weekly routine.

Rating 8/10

In conclusion, my mind’s been opened to organic beauty and learning about it has prompted me to buy more and try different products. I loved both products and brands, therefore, I will be exploring more of their products. Both brands are incredibly reasonably priced which was a surprise to me as I’d always presumed organic would be more expensive! It’s a yes from me.

Have you tried organic beauty products before?

*In collaboration with Natures Dream.

23 Comments

  • Reply Gina January 15, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I’ve found organic products really help my facial eczema. I didn’t actually think being organic would change anything but it really does! These products look really interesting, especially if they don’t leave your skin dry. Thanks for the post! x

    • Reply Alice January 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

      Oh that’s so good for you Gina, so pleased to hear they’re making a difference with your skin! x

  • Reply Caitylis January 15, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I’ve never really ventured into the world of organic beauty. The most organic beauty products I use are probably from The Body Shop but I don’t know how organic they really are…!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    • Reply Alice January 15, 2018 at 11:52 am

      You should look into it! xx

  • Reply Rosie January 15, 2018 at 11:44 am

    YESS this post is amazing!! Perfect for Monday morning when I’m feeling a bit fragile and tired!! Organic is 100% the way to go!

    • Reply Alice January 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thanks so much Rosie 🙂 x

  • Reply Meera January 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve recently been venturing more into organic beauty & cruelty free, but haven’t yet tried enough to find my perfect ones. These ones look great though! X

    • Reply Alice January 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      They’re amazing, worth a try! x

  • Reply Maisie January 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    MY skin is a mess right now and I’m pretty sure it’s down to some of the products I’m using so I’ll have to get my hands on these and give them a go!

    • Reply Alice January 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

      You need to try!

  • Reply Kelly-Anne January 15, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I adore natural products, especially with my skin type. My skin hates the winter too. I’ll have to keep an eye out for these.

    • Reply Alice January 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Enjoy!

  • Reply Lady Writes January 16, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I totally agree! One of the things I like to do in my January skin detox is try natural and organic products x

    • Reply Alice January 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      I’m now converted! x

  • Reply Prettiful Blog January 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before, but I love the look of that cleanser!

    • Reply Alice January 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      It’s a great product!

  • Reply Robyn January 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I have a friend who swears by organic products but I’m yet to try them out. Thinking this might be a good place to start! Thanks for sharing!! I think it’s the kick up the butt I needed to venture into organic products! xx

    • Reply Alice January 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

      You need to try! xx

  • Reply Emily January 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I need to get into more products like this, they always seem so much luxurious as well!

    • Reply Alice January 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      They’re amazing!

  • Reply Caroline January 25, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I love the sound of the Northern Soap. Activated carbon is such an interesting natural ingredient. Anything that can draw out impurities from the skin is fine by me! xx

    • Reply Alice January 29, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Love it! xx

  • Reply Poppy Mayy February 20, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Love love love this post! Organic skincare really makes such a difference.

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