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Organic Beauty Gift Guide

Christmas is upon us! Some of my friends already have all their Christmas presents bought and wrapped! Others will probably get them on the 24th…whatever your Christmas buying rituals this year there will be more people looking to natural and clean beauty than ever before. I…

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Certified Organic Skin care brands

A couple of weeks ago I was at a Sustainable Cosmetics summit and we did a workshop on natural and organic certifications. It is a surprising complex topic – we spend 1/2 a day on it so I have no idea how most consumers get their…

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Sustainable Beauty packaging and beyond

This week I have been soaking up lots of expertise and different points of view on sustainability at the Hong Kong edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Sustainability is a mine field of possibilities and pitfalls – even with the best intentions it is very hard…

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Natural treatments for dry skin

Dry skin is a big topic as the weather becomes colder in many parts of the world. If we don’t pay attention, our skin will react to the changes in environment and we will end up with all sorts of possible problems. I know I am…

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Natural Cosmetics in Asia

I am just back from London where I attended the first Indie Beauty Expo outside of the US. In the natural beauty industry there was palpable excitement. Indie Beauty Expo has been going since 2015 in the US and the organisers Jillian Wright & Nader Naeymi-Rad…

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Best organic skincare for anti aging

I don’t know about you, but I used to buy my skincare pretty blindly. I would listen to a friend’s recommendation or talk to the counter staff at my favourite brand, but I didn’t ever look into which ingredients were actually in my skincare let alone…

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Best Natural Face Mask – My top picks

Do you associate face masks with relaxation and retreat – like this idyllic picture above? But most of you like me can only dream about a bath without interruption, somewhere with a fabulously relaxing view and a glass of something soothing. Even if you don’t have…

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How I discover new clean beauty hero products

This week has been hectic. I just got back from spending 4 days in Shanghai. It was my first time away from the little one and the anticipation of going was definitely worse than the reality. She was absolutely fine – didn’t really even want to…

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Best Non toxic cosmetics on a budget

Beauty can be an expensive business when creams can sell for hundreds of dollars. The natural beauty market is no different. There is a huge range of price points across the industry. And while you might want to splurge from time to time, you might want…