All posts tagged: toxin-free

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 …