Clean Beauty: Picks of the Week

by Leslie Yip

Bye-bye bottles

If you are conscious of the impact shampoo bottles and harsh ingredients found in shampoos have on the environment, you may consider switching to a shampoo bar. Hand-made on an organic farm in new Zealand, the bar is cruelty-free, vegan and all natural. the six ingredients used are vegetable oils, olive oil, castor oil, water, sodium hydroxide and organic peony root. Suitable for sensitive and itchy scalps, rub directly onto wet hair to lather and massage into the scalp for one to two minutes before rinsing.
JB Skin Guru The Peoni Regimen Shampoo Bar, $16


Fresh from the oven


An innovative baking process with terracotta pans transforms a blush cream into a finely textured powder. Swirls of colour are added to each individual blush before baking, giving each its own unique colour imprint. The baked powder, which retains some of its thick cream properties, feels weightless, ultra smooth and silky when applied to the skin. Certified natural, organic and vegan, it is housed in a beautiful bamboo compact.
Antonym Cosmetics Organic Baked Blush in Peach, 8g | $52


Smooth smacker

It is said that a woman ingests two kilograms of lipstick over her lifetime, so we’d better make sure that what we put on our smackers won’t harm us. Ninety-nine per cent of the ingredients of this lip conditioner are of natural origin, and it is enriched with nourishing grapeseed oil and antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols. It melts instantly, with no greasy effect, and protects and soothes dry lips. The sweet orange fragrance, with a hint of vanilla, subtly perfumes the lips for protection all day long.
Caudalie Lip Conditioner, 4.5g | $14


Preserving youth without preservatives

This 100 per cent biodegradable sheet mask is made in Montreal from ultra-fine cellulose fibres produced by micro- organisms. Infused in a fragrance-free milky serum containing coconut oil and vitamin e, the tight adhesion mask feels like a second skin and works on hydration, texture, restoration and prevention. It is preservative-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan.
JB Skin Guru Le Masque, Package of 3 | $75   



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