Are you su­per nat­u­ral?

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Your nat­u­ral pro­file

You eat or­ganic, re­cy­cle and want to stock your beauty bag with eco-con­scious, chem­i­cal-free prod­ucts.

How to shop

By­pass the beauty counter and hit a health food store to find items chock-full of plant and herb ex­tracts, and oils, and in­gre­di­ents de­rived from them. Then read the in­gre­di­ent lists. You should be able to recog­nise most, if not all, listed.

Don’t opt for prod­ucts with min­eral oil, which, while tech­ni­cally nat­u­ral, is pro­duced from pe­tro­leum. The green­est brands use al­ter­na­tives like beeswax, and al­mond and co­conut oil.

Plant oils are less likely to clog your pores while keep­ing skin hy­drated and smooth. They also de­liver fatty acids and an­tiox­i­dants to help keep skin healthy, and they are made from re­new­able sources, says Dr Kraf­fert. They im­prove the tex­ture of all-nat­u­ral prod­ucts, which tend to feel “like por­ridge, lack­ing the slip of most syn­thetic in­gre­di­ents,” says He­len Am­brosen, co-founder of Lush.

[1] Inoar Ve­gan Sham­poo R245 [2] Pure Be­gin­nings Re­vi­tal­is­ing Body Wash R89.95 [3] Dr Haushka Hy­drat­ing Hand Cream R296 [4] Sim­ply Bee Propo­lis Eye Balm R165 [5] Lush Ocean Salt Face Scrub R165

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