We all know it's important to take care of our skin, but what's equally as important is being aware of what we're putting onto our skin, and what effects it may have not only on us - but on the environment in the long run.
With this in mind, I've ditched my chemical-laden routine and opted for more natural and less harmful products. Where can I find more natural, and preferably locally-made skincare products? And which are the best in terms of quality and price?
Lush has an amazing range of skin care products, which are packed full of natural ingredients. From face masks to moisturisers and scrubs, every product is bright, unique (there's a mask made from coal) and fresh. Lots of people swear by Lush (myself included), so it's definitely worth a try!
The Body Shop has a huge range of skincare products - my personal favourite is their Tea Tree Starter Kit. Oh, and their Coconut Shower Cream, which looks and feels divine (and great for my skin). They have shops all over Sydney so they're easy to reach when you run out!
I find the Aum range to be very good and not too pricey. They've got a terrific range of products and are mainly organic. Aum is available at Myers and many organic shops. I mostly buy mine at Myers and they almost always have a special happening...extra gifts, etc.
Akin and Alchemy are very good too, as is Jurlique. Unfortunately, Jurlique is very expensive, though.
It's also a good idea to visit your local organic shop, as they specialise in organic products of all types. Many smaller, local organic companies only sell their products in these stores.