insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 119

FASHION+BEAUTY ORGANIC BEAUTY BUYS ‘ORGANIC’ HAS SHIFTED FROM A BUZZWORD TO A PART OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES; IN A BID TO AVOID PESTICIDES, FACTORY FARMING AND OTHER NUTRITIONAL NASTIES, MORE AND MORE OF US ARE OPTING TO NOURISH OUR BODIES WITH ORGANIC FOOD, AND CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WE PUT ONTO OUR BODIES IS GAINING MOMENTUM TOO. ORGANIC BEAUTY IS AN EXCITING AND FAST GROWING MARKET, AND, THANKS TO HANDY TOOLS SUCH AS THE SOIL ASSOCIATION’S ONLINE LABELLING ADVICE (WWW.SOILASSOCIATION.ORG), IT’S NOW EASIER THAN EVER TO GUARANTEE THAT WHAT YOU’RE BUYING IS ACTUALLY CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND NOT JUST A PRETENDER. HERE’S OUR PICK OF THE BEST ORGANIC BEAUTY BUYS THIS CHRISTMAS. Olverum Bath Oil Gorgeous Greens Described by The Sunday Times Style Magazine as 'bath nirvana’, Olverum is a unique and highly concentrated therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work in synergy. It’s great for stress relief, aids restful sleep, and is a soothing antidote to a cold — all with an aromatic, unisex scent. Only launched last year, this drinkable gift contains 100 per cent botanical ingredients: organic wheatgrass, alfalfa, kale, nettle and dandelion leaf, plus organic seaweed, chlorella and spirulina, which all club together to help strengthen the immune system and restore pH balance. Delicious with freshly pressed juices and smoothies. From £23.50, Magic Organic Apothecary (MOA) Daily Cleansing Ritual MOA’s natural, no-nasties range incorporates hero herb, yarrow – found in British hedgerows and used for centuries to heal and repair. Award winning, this skin-saving gift idea pairs natural salve, Green Balm, with a soft bamboo face cloth to give skin a balancing deep cleanse and remove excess oils and impurities. £29 (20 sachets), Odylique Superfruit Concentrate A super-strength blend of organic rosehip oil, sea buckthorn and pomegranate, this concentrate packs in five omega fatty acids, plus antioxidant vitamins and natural miracle ingredients – phytosterols – to target dry skin and all aspects of skin ageing. From £17.50, Hairapeutix Pre-Shampoo Treatment A vegan-friendly, pre-shampoo treatment that’s made with natural ingredients and is free from silicones, parabens and chemicals, this treatment is designed to be used before washing and combines natural oils to revitalise, condition and restore tired hair. £33, £18.99, Sukin Facial Masque and Restoring Night Cream Lion Heart Omega 3 Capsules Hailed as 'the ultimate skin plumper' and an 'anti-ageing essential', a box of Lion Heart capsules will make Christmas just that little bit happier for anyone conscious of ageing. Acting from within — like an internal moisturiser — and free from heavy metals, mercury, and pesky PCBs, they’re made up of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid that’s great for skin health. £28.50 (120 capsules), Give yourself a burst of intense hydration and a smooth, healthy glow with this facial masque rich in mango seed butter, avocado and olive oils, followed by a generous slathering of deeply hydrating nighttime moisturiser enriched with rose hip, evening primrose and borage oils to protect skin from harsh winter weather. £14.95; £11.95, 119