The day Dubai-based beauty blogger Noor from The Shades of Noor learnt what the toxic ingredients in cosmetics were, it completely changed her mindset on beauty and what to buy.
Why add more pollutants and toxins to your skin when there are so many ethical and organic beauty products on the market? Often we spend so long trying to perfect our diet and what we put inside our bodies that we forget that what we apply to our bodies is also important. Here, beauty blogger Noor reveals her favourite ethically sourced and organically produced products on the market right now:
1.“I use many organic brands from different price ranges but my all-time favourite is Cattier, a French brand that has an amazing skincare line with flawless ingredients lists.” Green Clay Mask For Oily & Combination Skin Dhs25 Cattier at ecco-verde.com
2.“I am also a huge fan of Dr Hauschka, an Austrian brand that also offers high quality products with a perfectly clean ingredients list, especially the skincare line.” Clarifying Toner Dhs115 Dr. Hauschka
3.“A new brand that I discovered in 2015 and that I loved is Estelle & Thild, a Swedish organic skincare company. The products are made with proactive ingredients and they are free from toxic chemicals.” Super BioActive Age Control Serum Dhs265 Estelle & Thild at net-a-porter.com
1.“I can’t live without ayurvedic powders (organic and pure of course!); Amla, Sidr, Neem, Shikakai, Brahmi, marshmallow root powder… They’re the secret behind my healthy curly hair! I use them for my weekly hair masks and some of them as shampoos. They stimulate hair growth and strengthen hair at the root.” Pure Amla Powder Dhs19 Phitofilos at ecco-verde.com
2.“Another product I like is the Geranium & Orange Body Lotion from Neal’s Yard Remedies. It’s quickly absorbed by the skin thanks to its light consistency and it moisturises so well.” Geranium & Orange Body Lotion Dhs115 Neal’s Yard Remedies
3.“I love the eye contour balm from Dr Hauschka because it moisturises the eye area deeply and smoothe fine lines. If you have extremely dry skin, this one is for you!” Eye Contouring Balm Dhs123 Dr Hauschka