All posts tagged: green beauty

The Weleda Top 10 – A beautician’s best of the best

Who knows the range better than a Weleda beautician. I asked Míša what her top products are. Knowing what products are right for us can be challenging stuff. That’s why I thought I’d go straight to the expert – Míša, a Weleda beautician at the Prague Weleda salon and shop and ask her what are her top 10 products and why. “Weleda is certified natural cosmetics that cares for the skin without burdening it. Because it’s made from plants, it allows the skin to breathe freely and does not clog the pores, it does not contain mineral oils and respects the environment.” Míša – Weleda beautician Míša‘s Top 10 “To build the suspense I’ll do the beauty countdown to my number one product.” Míša – Weleda beautician 10) After sun milk To get started, I love the After Sun Milk after sunbathing. It’s a hot new feature in our Weleda assortment. I adore its refreshing smell! It reminds me of summer and holiday time. It has Aloe Vera which calms the skin after sunbathing while …

The best of Brazil

Today, I am leaving the vibrant country of Brazil. A place as warm as the people themselves. A s I wait at the airport I can’t help but reflect on the week that was, and want to share the experiences that it brought me. Here’s my best of Brazil. Monte Azul – A favela built with opportunity The experience that will stay with me forever is seeing power of community working together to build the São Paulo favela of Monte Azul. I’m not just talking about bricks and mortar… they did that too. But the more important thing that they have built is a community that wants to make sure that all its inhabitants can overcome the odds. I spent the day wandering where it all began with Hully, a volunteer now full-time employee of Monte Azul. She explained to me that a high proportion of the Monte Azul population was unemployed, so the community put them to use, to build natural birthing clinics, woodwork centers, medical centers, libraries, recycling plants, gardens and nature reserves, …

The beauty of nature – with cosmetologist Maria Ester

Eco-Luxe DIY facial tips. Weleda cosmetologist Maria Ester’s skin glows with health. From my first glance at this beautiful lady I knew what she knows was talking about. Whatever her skin was having, mine wanted it too. Maria shared Weleda’s vision of beauty with me. Weleda strives to create a world where the health and beauty of human beings is continually growing – through nurture and nature. Beauty to Weleda isn’t about winding back the clock, it’s about supporting the body and the skin through our life stages. You won’t see a magic wand of a Photoshop brush in their brochures telling you about a miracle remedy – it’s science and the power of lead medicinal plants in their products that supports our skin as we pass through various stages of life – preserving and supporting. Not hiding or erasing. I’m thirty-six years of age. I’m not scared of aging. But that being said, I do want to help nature keep my skin as vital as possible, for as long as possible. Maria and her …

Green beauty for beginners

Detoxing the make-up bag Today is Day One of the Global Garden journey. As if the Cinderella experience couldn’t get any better. I had a personal natural beauty make-up masterclass with the incredibly talented Eco Make-up Artist Liv Lundelius. Learning about the importance of choosing natural skin care and make up whilst mastering an effortless look for my travels. Spoilt much! I must admit that I have been really uncomfortable not know what I am really putting on my face and my body when it comes to cosmetics, but I felt so daunted about learning right from wrong that I didn’t know where to start. Anyone with me? Well today, I’m feeling much better. Because as they say, knowledge is power. With knowledge you can make change. Here’s what I learnt today. Why change is good. Learn how to read the real truth.  Unfortunately cosmetic ingredients are widely unregulated. Whilst we all know that just because it says something on the packaging doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. But until we know otherwise sometimes, scarily we …

Packing a low-tox beauty bag

Hi Global Gardeners! Only one week to go before take-off… packing time has begun. Let’s get started with what’s going in the beauty bag. Three months on the road means I need to travel light. Only the beauty ‘best-of’s’ are coming on this trip with me. Luckily my ‘beauty regime’ is a pretty simple and streamlined exercise regardless of travel so cutting down the list wasn’t too daunting a task. And so…here’s my favourite toxin-free Weleda travel essentials that have made it into the beauty kit. ‘All of these products are free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants and raw materials derived from mineral oils. The ones that get a big tick from me are generally concentrated products that you don’t need much of to go a long way. Less packaging, less weight with maximum results are winners in my book.’ What’s in the bag Skin Food The is such an amazing all-rounder… dry skin doesn’t stand a chance against it. I like my products to be multi-purpose so I’ll be using this as an intensive …