Series Article No 8: Swap YouTube Favourites for Green Beauty Alternatives featuring Eco By Sonya, Siskyn, Tata Harper and Isla Apothecary

Series Swap High Street Favourites for Natural Skincare
Before I start this swap article I must say its been nice to see natural brands mentioned on YouTube by vloggers who I class as drugstore and mainstream consumers. So far I’ve seen recommendations for Therapie, RMS, Antipodes and Tata Harper which is great but makes writing these posts a little tricky as my work is already done. I was even a little surprised that when I researched a mention for Kat Burki Vitamin C Moisturiser it looks like they actually have a good ingredients policy. 

So lets jump in now to some products I picked out from videos and give you some swaps for consideration.

Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak – Lots of lovely alternatives out there including Weleda arnica muscle soak, Plant Apothecary's Super Soak Organic Healing Bath, The Isla Apothecary Relax and Recovery Bath Salts, Bloom Remedies Aromatherapy Bath Oils.

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil – I probably said this a million times but it's super easy to avoid mineral oil based cleansers found on the high street. I could recommend Handmade Naturals Face Cleansing Oil with Japanese Camellia & Rice Bran, Skin & Tonic Makeup Remover, Mallow & White (they have 3 cleansers depending on your skin type), Balm Balm Super Light Coconut Cleanser and Siskyn Skincare Oils Camellia & Safflower Hot Cloth Cleansing Oil.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow - described as “give your complexion an instant pick-me-up to create an effortlessly dewy look” with this in mind I would consider 100% Pure Luminous Primer and Vapour Stratus Skin Perfector. Also there is a limited edition collection from Tata Harper containing trial size essentials for a "luminescent glow".

Rimmel Sun Shimmer Self Tan Lotion Light Medium With Chia Oil – a number of alternatives are available, firstly look at Eco by Sonya and TanOrganic who have a range of self tanners. Others products to consider are Green People Self Tan Lotion, Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel, Trilogy self tan instant bronzing gel and The Organic Pharmacy Self Tan.

Perfect World Double Chocolate Chip - since we are having warmer weather and this ice cream came up in a favourites video I thought I'd include Vegan alternative since Perfect World is free from milk but not eggs. My absolute favourite is Jollyum Double Chocolate as it's rich and indulgent, when I first tried it I kept checking the label as I wasn't convinced it was dairy free, its that good. Other alternatives to look for are Booja-Booja hunky punky chocolate, Swedish Glace Chocolate, Alpro Hazelnut Chocolate Ice Cream, Frill The Frozen Smoothie Intense Chocolate and Coconut Collaborative Dairy Free Chocolate Snowconut.

You can purchase the skincare products mentioned from my favourite sites Content Beauty and If you would like to read my last swap article click here - No 7 - Green Beauty Alternatives featuring Akin, Zao, Kjaer Weis and Intelligent Nutrients

Sarah x