Advanced skincare is often thought of as something synthetic and chemical, but there are a huge number of premium beauty brands that put natural ethics at the forefront of what they do, in order to create effective products that are good for your skin, without negative effects to the planet.
When it comes to ethics, bees are brilliant. Bees Brilliance offers a range of skincare which contains the cleanest, most natural ingredients they can find, in order to keep both your health and the health of the planet in mind.
Bees Brilliance believe in the combination of gentle ingredients and simple skincare routines, using locally cared-for honeybee colonies in New Zealand, to spread the love for the bees. None of their products are tested on animals.
Disciple products are not simply designed to benefit the skin, they have been created with all round wellness in mind.
Founded in 2016 by Dr Marie Drago, Gallinee moves away from the rhetoric that all bacteria is bad and uses probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics to create a skincare revolution.
This incredible effect helps the skin barrier and nourishes the skin’s microbiome in a way that is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Everything in life needs to evolve, and so does your skincare.
This is why Evolve Organic Beauty has been put together in order to be kinder. It is not only certified vegan, but also cruelty free, sustainable, biodegradable and GMO free.
The incredible range of advanced skincare even comes in grass paper cartons, to ensure that Evolve are Plastic Negative Certified too.
The HoliFrog range of situational skincare comes from the fascinating truth about frogs.
You may not know this, but frogs have a remarkably thin skin which absorbs everything in their surroundings, making them vulnerable to toxic environments.
Whilst our skin is thicker than a frog, when we live in Urban cities we absorb even more of this pollution when we wash our faces.
HoliFrog use ingredients to take a holistic-functional approach to your skincare, ensuring that your skincare strategy keeps up with your skin and the world around it.
Sometimes a modern problem needs an ancient remedy. Ilapothecary harness the ancient wisdom of natural ingredients, to create solutions for modern day problems.
It helps people to re-connect with themselves through nature by protecting body and mind from urban stressors and modern life.
The pioneering products help to support the modern man, woman and family, along with some help from Mother Earth.
REN skincare has been formulated to soothe the skin with sustainably sourced ingredients.
It has been created for all skin types and tones and comes in zero waste packaging (they are committed to being zero waste by the end of 2021).
These products might be kind to your skin, but they are effective too and are suitable for even the most sensitive types.
Clean, natural ingredients lead to a clean beauty brand like Whamisa.
Not only do they create vegan, natural beauty products without chemical preservatives, they also think hard about philosophy, human rights and nature conservation.
Whamisa use fair trade products and avoid damaging the environment in the production of their ingredients.
They use natural fermentation particles to penetrate the skin and essential oils to give everything a beautiful fragrance.
Our skin has its own microbiome which is home to billions of bacteria, fungi and viruses.
These help to keep our skin healthy, maintain the correct pH levels and help protect skin.
Microbiome skincare helps the skin through gentle products to improve the health of your skin.
It uses prebiotics which help microorganisms to grow, probiotics, which are the microorganisms themselves and postbiotics, which are the chemical by-products of the microorganisms and bacteria.
You might occasionally see a brand making much of the fact that their products are certified vegan. But what does this mean in reality?
Being certified vegan means that the product does not contain any of the following:
- animal by-products
- eggs or egg products
- honey or honeybee products
- insects or products from insects such as silk or dyes
- sugar filtered with bone char or processed with animal products or by-products
They also cannot involve any animal testing of ingredients or the finished products, and must not use animal-derived GMOs or genes.