I’ve got a bunch of organic & eco-friendly beauty products that I’ve collected over the last little while.
My philosophy is that I’m slowly trying to replace what I have with organic & eco-friendly alternatives, as I finish current products that I already own.
Here’s my thoughts:
This little pink cloth claims to be able to remove all your makeup with water only, including waterproof eyeliner and mascara. It’s reusable up to 1,000 washes and can be washed in your washing machine.
Pros: Re-usable, no need for makeup remover/make-up wipes/cotton pads.
Cons: Price! It is quite an expensive cloth.
Verdict: I like it! It’s easy to use, and it does remove your makeup including waterproof makeup. It does take more effort because you need to wash the cloth thoroughly to get the stains out each time. And you need to hang it to dry overnight (I just leave it in the bathroom and it’s dry for the next evening). It is pricey for a cloth but I think you save money since you’re not needing to buy make up remover and cotton pads. I think it would be easy to pack for travelling too.
If you live in Australia, you can buy Sukin products at Priceline and The Chemist Warehouse. I like this product and this brand because it’s affordable and readily available. Sukin prides itself on using natural products and excludes a long list of chemical nasties. Sukin products have NO lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA or parabens.
Verdict: Great every day moisturiser. This facial moisturiser in particular is very gentle and mild which is great for sensitive skin. It has a medium consistency and blends easily.
I’ve been seeing so many beauty youtubers rave about this product! It’s rather expensive though, so I was hoping it works…
Lavanilla Laboratories aims to avoid harsh chemicals and claims to infuse their products with 30 vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Verdict: Lovely smell, seems to keep the nasty odours away over the course of the day.
I bought these at Priceline, I had heard from others about the TOMS brand but they seemed to be difficult to get a hold of. Moxie makes a range of organic sanitary pads for the monthly ladies visits.
I really like their pretty pink packaging (paper box – recyclable) and the pretty pink tin box they include for putting your organic pads in your handbag. The tin is also 100% recyclable.
Verdict: Not as absorbent as a non-organic pad (about 4 Moxie pads used to an average 1 non-organic pad). Although I did use the ‘regular’ flow ones so I could try the night time ones for greater absorbency. More pricey than non-organic pads but the lovely tin box perhaps evens out the price difference.
I bought these at the Lush store as you would expect. Lush stores are everywhere so that’s great for availability! Lush prides itself on fresh, organic, non-animal tested, ethically sourced ingredients. I also like the fact that if you return 5 empty full-sized containers, they will give you a free mask (eco-friendly points).
Verdict: It’s a relatively expensive purchase (compared to Sukin for example), but a lovely cleanser. I love how you can see and feel the natural ingredients as you cleanse your face. You can see the grains and the lavender flowers!
Bamboo products are great because they can be sustainable grown and are biodegradable (plastic isn’t). PearlBar says that bamboo “regenerates itself naturally, with minimal rain and without the need for harmful pesticides.” The toothbrush bristles are made from charcoal which is a “natural antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral agent” which will “naturally whitens teeth your teeth, while absorbing harsh chemicals found in tap water and toothpaste”.
I add in these quotes because I don’t know much about toothbrushes.
I bought mine from http://www.beautifulbecause.com.
Verdict: I like this toothbrush! The handle is light and nice to hold. The bristles are firmer than my plastic one but not in a harsh way – I think it might even clean my teeth better because they’re slightly stiff. When I need a new one, I’ll be able to toss it into the backyard and let it decompose by itself. Also, the price is quite reasonable.
Out of all these purchases, I thought this one had the most potential to be a flop. I got the ‘whitening’ version because I was almost finished with the Colgate whitening one. Toothpaste that’s made from baking soda and Xylitol (birchtree substance)… can this really be any good?
Verdict: It tastes good and has a normal toothpaste consistency. I like it! I think it does whiten your teeth (not beaming white but definitely whiter than before). It’s the same price as the Colgate one that I like to use so I’m stoked that I can use this as an organic alternative.
Lily Lolo is a mineral makeup brand. This brush admittedly isn’t really an organic product per se or eco-friendly tool, but it isn’t animal tested.
Verdict: The brush is so soft! I have Real Technique brushes and I think the bristles on this brush is much nicer and softer. Perfect for blending colours in the crease.
I hope you enjoyed this beauty haul!
I loved all these products, the only brand that I was unsure about was Moxie. I am also trialing cloth pads.
What products have you tried and loved? Have you tried any of the products that I reviewed, what were your thoughts?