A premier spot of self-pampering doesn’t have to physically cost the earth, and Cornwall’s top-notch array of eco-friendly companies are testament to the fact that you can beautify yourself in brilliantly green conscience.
Whether you’re seeking something special as a gift for a loved one or fancy stocking up on some sublime Cornish goodies as a take home treat for yourself, the county’s spectacular range of products will have something fabulous to suit - for her, for him, or even the home.
Get set to indulge your senses, buff your complexions and banish the season’s various build-ups with the latest beauty lines that are as award-winningly good to you as they are to the environment.
Tackling the problem of plastic directly with their packaging and dedicated to the zero waste revolution, Beauty Kubes from Eve of St Agnes are an innovative, yet easy solution to delivering to-die-for products, minus the waste. One box comprises 27 single-use, high performing shampoo kubes that use only organic and natural ingredients and is equivalent to a 250ml bottle of shampoo. What’s more, they’re cruelty-free, vegan friendly, biodegradable and 100% sulphate-, paraben- and plastic-free to boot!
They’re simple to use, smell heavenly and lather up a treat, cleansing hair and scalp with plant extracts, provitamin B5, vitamin E and coconut milk to give an exquisitely scented, glossy mane. Plus, they’re lightweight, not subject to liquid restrictions and mess-free, thus perfect for travel.
For double the headiness hit, use their body wash before lavishing further with something from their ever-developing (and, of course, plastic-free) skincare range. Sublime.
Beyond Organic Skincare
Beyond Organic lives up to its name with a glorious range of multi award-winning products that use no synthetic chemicals whatsoever, meaning their green credentials are as impressive as the lust-have results.
Expertly producing an extensive selection of certified organic, world-class skincare, from cleansers, toners and moisturisers to oils and serums, exfoliators, eye care, hair and body, and mother and baby ranges, each incredibly pure product contains between 10 and 190 botanically active ingredients in every pot, compared to only between one and three in their generic counterparts. Which means they’re seriously good for you, as well as the planet.
Jam-packed with nutritious natural products and highly concentrated, each item is a skin-nourishing joy to behold. Their Organic Seabuckthorn range is a particular delight. Aiding the skin’s healing and regenerating processes, its history in ancient Ayurvedic medicine has been expertly harnessed to spellbinding, visibly youthful-looking effect.
Inspired by the Cornish countryside and sourcing their sustainable ingredients from plants, flowers, fruits and herbs, Organic Trevarno produces a scintillating range of natural, certified-organic products with the added bonus of being wonderfully eco-friendly.
Hand making high performance products without the use of parabens, detergents, phthalates, synthetic fragrance oils or artificial colours, everything from the spa collection to sublime-smelling soaps and other every-day face, body and baby ranges present the very best in uber-conscientious Cornish beauty.
There’s a host of sensuous creations to pick from, but one sure fire way to treat your senses is to sample any of their rose-based products such as their divine Revitalising Facial Oil, which - infused with rose buds and vanilla, and with wheatgerm oil added for extra vitamin E - gives gorgeously glowing results.
Made For Life Organics
Natural 100% organic botanicals combine with first-rate ethics, including their recent cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certification, to ensure a top beauty brand that focuses on the quality of their products as much as their eco-friendly practices.
Their ethical and sustainable strategy also includes using 100% recyclable packaging, so every step of the process, from sustainably sourced ingredients to the animal-testing-free final product is a fully conscientious affair.
As well as a huge beauty range, Made For Life’s stunning gift sets make a fabulous offering and include their ‘Rosy Cheeks’, ‘Hand Me A Kiss’ and ‘Organic Radiance’ boxes. Alternatively, spruce up the home with a Cosy Nights (orange, clove and cinnamon) or Winter Spa (ylang ylang, lavender and geranium) candle. Dreamy indeed.
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