Beauty Notes: Natural beauty

May 11

Shampoo & Conditioner: Rahua

There has been so much buzz around Rahua, that I had to try it out for myself. The Hollywood favourite, 100% natural, organic and sulphate free is made using the key ingredient of Amazonian Rahua Nut oil that helps penetrate the hair’s cortex to repair it – basically repairing damaged hair. Even though this wouldn’t be my first choice for scent, it really helps make the hair squeaky clean.

Available at Harvey Nichols

Foundation: Tarte Amazonian clay full coverage foundation

I’ve been obsessed with Tarte at the moment – a beauty brand from the US who use all natural products without any of the chemicals – yet STILL incredibly effective products. I’ve been using this foundation made out of Amazonian Clay, which really gives a glow as well as full coverage all day, without feeling heavy on the skin. The foundation also has an SPF of 15, and is easily buildable on the skin.

Sponge: Konjac Puff Sponge

This probably wins as one of my favourite natural beauty products/tools I’ve used. So much buzz has been circulating around the product and after using it, I know why. They have different kinds of sponges depending on your skin type. I have the one for normal to oily skin – a 100% natural vegetable fibre sponge with nourishing mineral rich french green clay. Incredibly soft, all you have to do is soak it in water and use it on the skin – gentle deep cleaning, ph balanced and biodegradable, you aren’t doing any harm to the skin. To top it off, it has a string, so you can hang it anywhere in your bathroom to dry.

Coffee Scrub: Frank Original coffee scrub

A coffee-based coffee scrub that is all over instagram. Ingredients that include Almond Oil, Coconut and brown sugar, The Frank coffee scrub comes in a brown paper bag (quite chic indeed). Within the long run, it helps with eczema, stretch marks etc as well as exfoliates and the coffee helps with toning the body.