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25 July 2017

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 Naturisimo.com. 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

7 June 2016

Swap YouTuber Favourites for Green Beauty Alternatives #2
The feedback on my first Youtube Swaps post was positive so I have decided to do another for the month of May. So lets get stuck in and I shall tell you my Green Beauty swaps for the following products.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel - if you want to swap out Body Shop products there are two brands that spring to mind. I can't find an exact match for Pina Colada but Dessert Essence Coconut Body Wash and Lavera Exotic Body Wash are coconut scented so you still get that tropical holiday vibe.

Bondi Sands Self Tan Liquid Gold - I'm not a self tan expert but I do know natural alternatives exist. You could switch to Green People Self Tan Lotion, Lavera Self Tanning Lotion or TanOrganic

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Eye Cream - this one needs a luxury green beauty swap as the price tag is pretty steep. Try Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Eye Revitalising Duo, Dr Hauschka Eye Revive, Estelle & Thild BioHydrate Refreshing Eye Gel and Inlight Under Eye Revive.

Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil - an easy swap for me as I would recommend Fresh Therapies Nail Elixir

Clarins Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover - with this one I immediately think of Bloom Remedies Eye Make Up Oil Cleanser, not only are the ingredients natural but it's far more affordable in comparison to Clarins.

Laura Mercier almond coconut milk honey bath - lets ditch the honey element of this product and swap it for a Vegan alternative. I'm thinking Living Naturally Coconut Milk & Chai Bathtub Tea would make the perfect replacement.

La Mer The Hand Treatment - there are lots of gorgeous natural hand creams and I could make suggestions for every budget however, given the product claims of Le Mer I think Bodhi & Birch Lime Blossom Protecting Hand Serum could easily match up to it.

For products I haven't linked above, shop for them at my favourite sites Content Beauty and Naturisimo.com

Sarah x


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