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Sustainability Sunday #47

Botanical beauty: five must-haves for an eco-friendly, ethical appearance

Herbivore Botanicals’ Rose Hibiscus Face Mist (£24.54)

Not quite a creamy moisturiser, but often all we need in summer, or if you have particularly oily skin then this lighter version of a hydrating moisturiser is ideal. Made with a base of ethically sourced coconut water and flower petal extracts it’s completely natural and sustainable. As a plus their packaging is also recyclable and reusable. I buy this through but there are also 7 stockists in the UK if you want to go and try them out first!

100% Pure’s BB Cream in “Radiance” (£30)

With an all round glow, plus a good fine coverage which allows some of your natural summer skin tone to shine through too. With yummy ingredients like coconut and raspberry seed oil this BB cream is made with 100% natural and vegan-friendly raw materials.

ZAO Make Up’s Eyeliner in Shade 060 (£16.95)

Made with high-quality raw materials such as Acacia Gum for hold, Clary Sage for shine, ans silver which acts as a preservative to prevent irritation of eyes and skin this one is great for every day use and suitable for sensitive eyes. These guys have even got the packaging down as the liners come in a sustainable and biodegradable bamboo case with a cotton pouch.

Odylique’s Black Essential Care Mascara (£17.50)

With an equal hit on increasing volume and elongating lashes this mascara has a thin and gentle consistency which helps avoid clumping and making your lashes feel too heavy. Odylique have also packed this full of organic herbs and waxes such as calendula, aloe vera and sea buckthorn fruit to make it totally natural. This is the first mascara to be certified by The Soil Association and as a brand Odylique are creulty-free, vegan and Fairtrade!

Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Persimmon Lipstick (£5)

An absolute bargain – for only a fiver you can get your hands on a Soil Association certified classic wear-to-work colour (plus application brush). This is a rich, lasting lipstick that contains 11% natural mineral colour blended with 82% organic ingredients to moisturise, nourish and shine.

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