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Beauty Watch: Get a Greener Body

From the independently eco-CERT-rated must-haves to the brands giving back while they beautify, there are plenty of ways to get a green-er body this autumn.

 Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell

Beauty Editor

Published 1st September 2008

From the independently eco-CERT-rated must-haves to the brands giving back while they beautify, there are plenty of ways to get a green-er body this autumn.

The ECO-certs and Organics

1) Balance Me Shiny Clean Shampoo with Jasmine & Grapefruit (not availible online)
EcoCERT rated, this shine-boosting, scalp-soothing paraben-free shampoo is a treat to use, with cleansing grapefruit and calming jasmine. Mmmm.

2) Origins Lip Remedy Lip Balm
Lip-smackingly good, this nourishing balm is 97% organic and packed with moisturising ingredients like organic shea and cocoa butter.

3) Jo Wood Everyday Langa Cleansing Body Mousse
With fully recyclable packaging, this fluffy-light frangipani and sandalwood-scented shower mousse gets gold stars for its application and ecoCERT rating.

The Great ‘Give Back’ Buy

4) GoodWorks Karma Shower Gel .
Ease your conscience as you shower with this rose, jasmine and cedar wood-scented shower gel – £2 from every sale goes straight to children’s charity Kids Company.*

The ‘No-nasties’ Crew

5) Yes To Carrots C Today or C you in the Morning Moisturising Day Cream
It’s not just the smell of this sinks-into-skin day cream that’s comforting; the formula, with dead sea minerals and organic vegetables, is reassuringly good too – all produce used to make it has been sourced from organic farmers and certified by the Israel Bio-Organic Agriculture Association (IBOAA).

6) Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub.
Free from mineral oil and sodium laurel sulphate, this skin smoother is packed with 6 essential oils and crushed grapeseeds to smooth scales and leave skin super soft.

7) Trilogy Aromatic Body Oil.
With organic rosehip oil as the key ingredient, this skin-softening treat boasts a blend of pure rice bran, avocado, almond and calendula oils and contains mineral oils or harsh sulphates.

8) Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme.
Not only is this delicious smelling moisturiser a treat for your feet, but it’s free from artificial preservatives, parabens, sodium laurel sulphate, and petroleum derived fillers. Plus by 2020, Burt’s Bees pledge their formulas will be 100% natural with 100% biodegradable/PCR packaging.

The Recycling champs

9) Naked Rice Exfoliating Body Wash.
With 98% natural ingredients this wash gently buffs skin smooth. Naked employs 100% recycled content and PCR (post consumer recycled) plastic packaging, saving energy consumption by 2/3rds and water use in manufacturing by 90%.

10) Patently Obvious Kumquat & Mandarin Shower Gel (available in store).
This zingy shower gel from new kid on the block Patently Obvious is super-gentle to skin and the environment. Packaged in 100% PCR plastic, it’s full-to-bursting with natural ingredients.

* Registered charity no: 1068298

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