Clean up your body routine and start incorporating some of our skin-friendly essentials into your everyday regime. From Caudalie’s environmentally conscious shower gel to Sussanne Kaufmann’s vegan bath oil, we’ve got you covered from top to toe.
Kick-start your day with a healthy dose of body brushing. Before you step into the shower, use Legology’s wooden Lympth-Lite Leg Brush, made using natural bristles, to gently stroke your legs, torso and arms in an upward motion towards the heart. Not only will a spot of dry brushing help promote lymphatic drainage and help reduce the appearance of cellulite, it will also improve circulation and promote your energy levels – giving you a general sense of positivity and wellbeing.
Before you lather, rinse, repeat, do away with rough, dry or flaky patches on legs and arms with a gentle body exfoliator. Mio Double Bluff Enzyme Exfoliator is packaged in a squeezy tube, so easy to apply even with wet hands. A combination of pumice, micro volcanic lava, bamboo extract, and pineapple and papaya enzymes gently polish the surface to reveal smooth, shiny, softer skin. Designed to be used during pregnancy, Mio products are free from potentially harmful and irritating ingredients, including parabens, phthalates, or PEGs, and instead use a combination of plants, vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts to condition skin.
When it comes to body wash, there are plenty of clean options out there, but we salute Caudalie’s commitment to conscious living and greener habits. All products are formulated with natural, environmentally friendly and active ingredients and are free from parabens, animal-derived raw materials and phthalates. Plus, Caudalie packaging is made of recycled paper and plastic or plant-based plastic. Even the wooden caps used on the Divine Oil and scrubs are crafted in ash wood and are sourced from sustainably managed forests. Try Caudalie The Des Vignes Shower Gel.
Protecting your body from harmful UV rays is especially important in the warmer months so before you leave the house, be sure to slather yourself in SPF. Ideally, apply a generous amount 15 – 30 minutes before stepping outside. Try Coola Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Spray SPF30 – its clear mist formula means it’s easy to apply and even allows you to get to hard-to-reach areas but the best bit is its 70% organic sunscreen filter is made with locally sourced ingredients and housed in a recyclable bottle.
Finally, keep your underarms feeling smooth, hydrated and fresh all day long with Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant – an organic formula that’s free from skin-unfriendly ingredients and kind on delicate or sensitive skin.
Soak away the stresses of the day with a ‘clean’ bath. Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath For The Senses is formulated with a blend of essentials oils, including ylang ylang, lavender and patchouli, which work to calm and soothe the mind as well as leaving skin feeling velvety smooth. This luxurious oil is also vegan, meaning it has been made without the involvement of any animal-derived ingredients, such as lanolin, beeswax, honey or emu oil. All vegan beauty has to certified by governing bodies such as PETA and Leaping Bunny to ensure it meet the necessity requirements.
If you’re a fake-tan fan but worry about finding clean formulas, meet non-toxic tanning experts Vita Liberata. Natural and certified organic approved, all Vita Liberata formulas are free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and chemicals of concern. After your bath, smooth Vita Liberata Phenmonenal 2- 3 Week Tan Lotion onto your body before climbing into bed for an even, gorgeous glow come morning. Formulated with cucumber, ginkgo biloba and raspberry seed extract, this award-winning formula also keeps skin hydrated for up to 72 hours.
If you have problems drifting off after lights out, spray the soles of your feet with Ren Clean Skincare Magnesium, Booster Body Spray. Enriched with 30% of pure magnesium salts (carefully extracted from a 250 million years old unpolluted Zechstein sea) this boosting body spray helps to relax muscle tension and instill a sense of calm. Completely dedicated to using ingredients from sustainable sources from areas where funds are driven directly back into local communities, the brand goes above and beyond when it comes to creating clean, safe skincare free of toxins or harsh chemicals and irritants.