Five Of The Best Natural Scrubs & Exfoliants

Want a brighter, more radiant complexion? Simply exfoliate your face two to three times a week with one of these five beauties and before you know it you’ll be rewarded with the glowing, healthy skin you’ve always dreamed of. Here’s our edit of the best natural scrubs and facial exfoliants on the market:

1. The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner

Looking for a multi-tasking exfoliant that’ll give your complexion a huge healthy boost? Try The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner. This self-preserving exfoliant serum helps breaks down dead skin cells, which improves cellular turnover while also improving your skin tone and texture. Containing bio-fermented whole food extract and lactic acid, this clever number is a skin hydrator, exfoliant and collagen booster – all in one!

The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner

2. Madara Exfoliating Oil-To-Milk Scrub

If you’re after an exfoliant that’s effective yet still gentle on your skin, look no further than Madara Oil-To-Milk Exfoliating Scrub. The beautiful formula refines and renews your skin with apricot and oat oil molecules, to leave you with a truly glowing and refreshed complexion. Added bonus: it smells incredible!

Madara Exfoliating Oil-To-Milk Scrub

3. Mukti 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant

Looking for a natural exfoliant that will perk up your complexion instantly? Try Mukti 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant. Formulated with bioactive native Australian AHAs, jojoba floraspheres and bamboo stem particles, this exfoliant will renew, refresh and refine your skin.

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4. La Mav Cranberry Bio Exfoliating Scrub

This affordable scrub is formulated with bamboo and organic cranberry seeds to remove dirt and impurities. It contains Kakadu Plum extract and Goji extract along with wheat amino acids to help fight skin ageing and will leave your skin feeling soft and looking luminous.

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5. May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt

When luxury and efficacy are both your prerogative, reach for May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt. This brightening and exfoliating cleanser gently buffs away dirt, impurities and dead skin cells with a beautiful blend of cleansing clays, warming spices and healing salts. It legit smells like a chai latte and makes for a truly unique and sensorial experience.

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The Prettiest Winter Lip Colours

When the scarves, gloves and coats come out of hibernation, it’s a sure sign that it’s time to switch up your lip colour for something a little moodier, a little richer, a little saucier. Here we reveal five of our favourite winter lip colours that not only look phenomenal and bang on trend, but also nourish and care for your lips with beautiful natural and organic ingredients.

1. Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Beloved

This delectably luxurious blackberry-hued lip tint feels super creamy and hydrating on your lips, and the deep dark hue is an ideal pick for winter. The shade is flattering on all skin tones, and the colour is buildable so you can opt for a light stain, or a bold and intensely opaque look. You can use a lip brush for a clean, crisp defined lip line, but we actually love applying this one with our fingers for a more natural finish. The tint comes in a beautiful reusable silver case that can be easily refilled when you’re ready for a top up.

2. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Fraise

You can never go wrong with red lips for winter, and this beautiful cherry red is one of our all-time fave winter lip colours. The gorgeous matte finish has a lovely retro feel about it, and the colour is vibrant, long-wearing and water-resistant as well courtesy of micronised natural pigments. The formula also contains orange peel wax, which helps to protect your lips from chilly winter weather by locking in moisture.

3. Antipodes Moisture Boost Lipstick in Oriental Bay Plum

We adore this rich, moody lip colour. The shade is the perfect mix of dark plum and burgundy, which helps to ensure that it’s flattering on both cool and warm skin tones. Made using avocado pear, evening primrose seed, calendula flower and argan oil, this healthy, moisturising lipstick also helps to nourish and condition your lips while you wear it.

4. Neek Vegan Lipstick in Friday On My Mind 

If you’re not in the mood for a bright red or dark plum lippie, this gorgeous deep pink-nude is a fantastic option that’s extremely wearable and flattering on just about everyone. Containing hydrating shea butter and jojoba oil along with natural pigments, this pretty lipstick nourishes your lips and provides a beautiful neutral colour that will easily take you from day to night.

5. Burt’s Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in Bordeaux Vines

This little beauty combines the fuss-free application of a lip crayon, the colour and high-shine finish of a lip gloss, and the hydration and nourishment of a lip balm – all in one easy swipe. The colour is a subtle, semi-transparent burgundy shade that’s perfect for people who want to try this season’s hottest lip colour without committing to a bold, opaque finish. The 100% natural formula harnesses the moisturising power of jojoba oil, shea butter and Kendi oil to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day long.

Five Of The Best Natural Body Washes

A beautiful body wash can transform your everyday hum-drum shower routine into an energising, decadent and uplifting experience. Here we reveal five of our favourite natural body washes that will add a touch of toxin-free luxury to your life.

1. Madara Mint & Absinthe Moisture Soap

Combining an addictive infusion of herbal absinthe with refreshing mint, pine and cypress, this gorgeous offering from Madara foams up into a luxurious lather and leaves your skin feeling clean and soft, while your senses will be invigorated and enlivened. The addictive fragrance is unique and truly intoxicating, and the bottle itself looks oh-so-beautiful in your bathroom.

2. Rahua Body Shower Gel

For a truly indulgent and uplifting shower experience, try this energising body wash from Rahua. Scented with Palo Santo, lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla bean, this refreshing shower gel transforms your bathroom routine into an uplifting aroma-therapeutic experience. It gently cleanses skin without stripping away its natural oils, and is also infused with Rahua’s signature rainforest-derived Ungurahua oil, along with quinoa and hibiscus. 

3. emerginC Scientific Organics Citrus Kombucha Body Wash

For a truly zesty shower experience, try this refreshing natural body wash. Formulated with kombucha, aloe vera, grape stem cells, spirulina, pine bark extract, white tea and green tea, this gentle yet effective body cleanser not only leaves you feeling squeaky clean, it also helps to restore your skin’s moisture and radiance.

4. Mukti Botanique Body Wash

Turn shower time into a ultra-refreshing experience with Mukti’s zesty Botanique Body Wash. Featuring the invigorating scent of desert lime and lemon verbena this luxe cleansing gel is infused with nourishing certified organic botanical extracts, it truly is a beautiful way to stay fresh and clean.

5. Dr. Bronner’s Green Tea Pure-Castile Soap

This fresh, vibrant castile soap works wonderfully as both a body wash and hand wash. The green-tea scent is the perfect way to refresh your senses in the bath or shower. Castile soap is made from plant-based ingredients, making it great for vegans, and Dr. Bronner’s version is concentrated, biodegradable and extremely effective in addition to being made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients.

Five of The Best Natural Moisturisers Under $50

While we adore healthy, safe and 100% natural skincare products, they do tend to be expensive due to the type of ingredients they’re made of and the associated cost of manufacturing natural products. But green beauty doesn’t always have to equal pricey beauty – here we reveal five of our favourite natural moisturisers that will keep your skin feeling healthy and hydrated without costing you an arm and a leg.

1. Best Moisturiser For Sensitive Skin:
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Lotion

For those with a delicate and sensitive complexion, Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Lotion is a gentle and restorative option. Designed for skin that’s prone to imbalance and irritation, this extra mild lotion contains almond oil along with plum kernel oil to boost hydration and restore your skin’s natural protective barrier – and with continued use you’ll noticed a marked improvement in your skin’s resilience. This gorgeous facial lotion is one of our favourite natural moisturisers – and with a price tag under $30, we reckon it’s a total bargain too.

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2. Best Day Cream:
Vanessa Megan White Tea Anti-Oxidant Day Cream

If you’re after a day cream that can help protect your skin from environmental stressors as well as keep it hydrated and supple, look no further than Vanessa Megan’s beautiful White Tea Anti-Oxidant Day Cream. Formulated with powerful natural ingredients like white tea extract and pomegranate, this lotion is loaded with potent natural antioxidants, which help combat free radicals. This will help keep your skin functioning at an optimal level, which in turn will help it look and feel more youthful for longer.

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3. Best Night Cream:
La Mav Omega-3 Advanced Nightly Repair Crème

This award-winning night cream is an absolute steal at $49.95, and one of our top picks for mature and dry skin types. Designed to deeply hydrate, the rich and luscious formula features omega 3 essential fatty acids derived from jojoba, avocado, Marula oil and shea butter, along with hyaluronic acid which gives skin an intense boost of moisture. This decadent night cream also contains clinically proven bio-actives that will help your skin look and feel healthier, firmer and plumper.

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4. Best Moisturiser For Oily Skin:
Acure Oil Control Facial Moisturiser

While most of us associate oily and acne-prone skin with our teen years, more and more adult women (and men) struggle with blemishes and excess sebum production. Some organic and natural moisturisers can overload oily skin, resulting in breakouts – which is why those with oily and acne-prone skin should seek out products designed specifically for their needs. Acure Oil Control Facial Moisturiser contains balancing ingredients including lilac stem cells, which have been shown to even out oil levels and help heal blemishes. The lightweight formula is also easily absorbed, so it won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or suffocated.

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5. Best Body Moisturiser:
Madara Flower Dust Lotion

Hands up if you moisturise your faces on a daily basis, but are guilty of neglecting the rest of your body? You’re in luck, because Madara’s beautiful shimmering Flower Dust Lotion will inspire you to turn over a new leaf and treat your body with the TLC it so desperately craves. Featuring sparkling minerals and rosehip extract, this soft and beautifully lightweight lotion gives your skin a subtle, luminous shimmer and also keeps it hydrated for hours on end with moisturising ingredients like cocoa butter and sunflower oil. We recommend applying a little extra on your collarbones, shins and shoulders for an extra-glamorous glow.

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Five Of The Best Natural Face Masks

Most of us cleanse and moisturise our skin on a daily basis, but we rarely treat ourselves to a luxurious face mask. This is because we tend to live incredibly busy lifestyles, and it’s hard to find precious ‘me-time’ when we’re so busy looking after everyone else. But we’ve found five beautiful and toxin-free reasons to make time for yourself – and your skin. Read on discover the best natural face masks that will help boost your skin’s health and radiance.

1. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Face Mask

We love Manuka honey here at THE ECO EDIT – and with good reason; the stuff is basically liquid gold for your skin. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is loaded with this healing, antibacterial honey, which is a traditional remedy of New Zealand’s Maori people.

In addition to keeping bacteria at bay and helping to heal pesky spots and blemishes, this luxurious face mask is also intensely moisturising for your skin. It also has a heavenly aroma of natural vanilla and mandarin, which amplifies the beautiful and sensorial face mask experience.

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2. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask

This gorgeous herbal mask is the perfect treat for your mug on hot summer evenings. Loaded with skin-loving antioxidant and hydrating vitamin E, this revitalising gel mask will leave your complexion feeling soft, nourished and refreshed.

In addition to deeply moisturising your skin, Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask also has a gentle exfoliating effect, courtesy of unique antioxidant beads. This helps to refine and brighten your skin, leaving you looking truly radiant.

3. Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask

Brighten up your complexion and boost your skin’s luminosity with Madara’s Brightening AHA Peel Mask. This active mask contains a potent dose of natural fruit acids and lactic acid, which help remove dead skin cells to reveal a fresher and more radiant complexion.

The mask also contains vitamin C derived from quince fruit, which has an incredibly brightening effect on the skin, along with calming lavender and elderflower to keep your skin feeling soft and soothed. Use it twice a week, and you’ll quickly see why it made our list of the best natural face masks on the market.

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4. KORA Organics Clay Purifying Mask

For a deeply cleansing and purifying experience, use KORA Organics Clay Purifying Mask once a week. Formulated to gently detoxify, purify and refine the texture of the skin, this natural mask helps to draw out impurities and also reduces the appearance of blackheads.

Containing purifying kaolin clay, nourishing Noni extract and soothing lavender, this hard-working mask will help restore a healthier and more radiant looking complexion and leaves your skin looking and feeling fresh, smooth, and clean.

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5. May Lindstrom The Honey Mud

When only pure luxury will do, reach for May Lindstrom’s sensual The Honey Mud, which is a gentle enzyme cleanser and luscious face mask in one. It combines raw honey, bee pollen, white halloysite clay, along with macadamia oil, witch hazel and cocoa oil to renew, refine and invigorate your skin.

The rich, silky, pudding-like formula gently cleanses away the day while simultaneously infusing your skin with active enzymes and nourishing ingredients while also replenishing your skin’s hydration levels to leave your face feeling soft, plumped, and refreshed. This bad boy is definitely one of the best natural face masks you’ll ever use.

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Five of The Best Natural & Organic Summer Lip Colours

Sparkling sunshine and clear blue skies demand punchy, popping lip colour that matches the intensity and vibrancy of the season. Here we reveal five of our favourite natural and organic summer lip colours that will ensure your pout looks on point all day long and well into those hot, humid summer nights.

1. INDAH Vegan Cheek & Lip Tint in Sparkle Rose

If you’re looking for a pretty summer staple, this sweet pink tint from INDAH is the way to go. It applies like a lip balm, feels like a nourishing treatment, and has the lasting power of a tint.

Infused with coconut oil, certified organic rose geranium, sweet almond oil and avocado oil, this vegan lip tint softens and hydrates to leave your lips feeling buttery soft and ultra-kissable.

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2. Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Zinfandel

Nothing says summer like a zesty pop of orange on your pout, and this long-wearing shade of electric coral is sure to put you in the mood for partying on those long, hot nights.

This matte lip colour applies with the precision of a pencil thanks to it’s crayon-like applicator, while the ultra-concentrated colour stays put courtesy of clever micronised pigment.

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3. Karen Murrell Lipstick in True Love

Nothing beats a punchy red lip for maximum drama, and Karen Murrell’s gorgeous shade ‘True Love’ is the perfect choice for any scarlet lip lover.

This gorgeous blue-based red contains zero nasties – just natural ingredients like avocado and evening primrose oil to ensure a smooth application and long-lasting colour.

karen murrell lipstick true love

4. Antipodes Lipstick in Boom Rock Bronze

A rich bronze-nude lipstick is a makeup staple during the summer months, and Antipodes Lipstick in Boom Rock Bronze is one of the most luxurious we’ve tried.

This healthy, toxin-free lipstick is infused with nutrient-rich avocado oil which helps keep your pout feeling plump, smooth and hydrated all day long.

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5. Au Naturale Lip & Cheek Tint in Pink Punch

Don’t be scared by how bright this looks in the tub – this vibrant cool-toned pink is super wearable, with the subtle purple undertones adding a truly unique touch.

This multi-tasking vegan lip and cheek tint has a gorgeous texture that glides on like silk to create a stunning pop of colour, while also nourishing your cheeks and lips with jojoba, avocado, and pomegranate.

To apply, simply dab a little product onto your lips with a clean fingertip and blend. You can also apply it to the apples of cheeks for a pretty, natural-looking flush.

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Five Of The Best Natural & Organic Facial Cleansers

Cleansing is without a doubt one of the most important steps in your skincare regime, but it can be difficult to find one that deeply purifies without leaving your skin feeling dry or tight.

Luckily we’re here to lend you (and your skin) a helping hand.

Read on as we reveal a short-list of our all-time favourite natural and organic facial cleansers that replenish your skin without stripping away moisture.

1. MV Organic Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser

This ultra-soothing cleanser is the crème de la crème for sensitive skin. Containing nourishing ingredients like camellia oil, vitamin E, rose otto, chamomile and mandarin, this luxurious, aromatic concoction is perfect for all skin types.

A favourite with celebrities around the world (including the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), MV Gentle Cream Cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean, soft and fresh.

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2. La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser

If you have oily or combination skin and are looking for a product that will ensure a thorough clean, look no further than La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser. Formulated with papaya extract to purify and gently exfoliate, this beautiful formula will leave your skin looking bright, clean and fresh.

It also contains nourishing goji berry, antioxidant-rich Kakadu plum, refining and soothing Witch Hazel, along with soothing rosemary and marshmallow extract.

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3. Mukti Hydrating Cleansing Lotion

This intensely moisturising cleansing lotion is perfect for normal to dry skin types, and has a luscious, silky texture that melts beautifully into your skin.

Mukti Hydrating Cleansing Lotion is a firm favourite here at THE ECO EDIT because it gently removes makeup, dirt, oil and impurities to leave your complexion feeling fresh, supple and clean, while also replenishing your skin’s hydration levels.

Key ingredients include nourishing coconut oil brightening Kakadu plum, and soothing shea butter.

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4. Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

If you’re prone to redness and irritation and find that most cleansers can leave your skin feeling dry or tight, we strongly recommend you give Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser a go.

It easily removes makeup dirt and impurities, but unlike detergent or alcohol-based cleansers, it won’t strip away your skin’s natural protective barrier.

Bursting with skin-loving ingredients like camellia, rose, omega 3 and vitamins A, B, C & E, this restorative cleanser also comes with a free muslin cloth that gently exfoliates to leave your complexion looking smooth, fresh and bright.

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5. Endota Spa Organics Moisture Restore Cleansing Milk

If you’re after a lightweight cleanser that can hydrate and restore your skin while still being tough enough to remove stubborn eye makeup, try Endota Spa Organics Moisture Restore Cleansing Milk.

With nourishing natural ingredients like cocoa butter and calendula, and antioxidant-rich native extracts like lilly pilly, this gentle cleanser rejuvenated your complexion with vitamins and antioxidants, and leaves your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

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Honorable Mentions

You know we couldn’t stop at five – and why would we when there are so many amazing products out there just waiting to purify and beautify your complexion? Here are more natural and organic cleansers that get two thumbs up from our team:

Five Of The Best Eco Beauty Bathroom Essentials

Most of us would admit that we spend an inordinate amount of time in our bathrooms on a daily basis.

And while we can’t all have a marble-adorned designer restroom complete with an oversized rain shower and an enormous claw foot bathtub, we can treat ourselves to a few beautiful little luxuries that will elevate our daily routines and pamper the senses.

Here we reveal five of our favourite eco beauty bathroom essentials that are guaranteed to add a touch of toxin-free elegance to those otherwise banal visits to the WC.

1. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

If you look up ‘invigorating’ in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure you’ll find a picture of this bad boy staring back at you.

With it’s heady, addictive aroma of lavender and freshly picked herbs, this revitalising cleansing gel is perfect for hard-working hands. As an added bonus, it’s also super gentle on your skin and never leaves your mitts feeling dry.

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2. Vanessa Megan Peruvian Flower Hand & Body Cream

For soft, supple and beautifully fragrant skin, look no further thank Vanessa Megan Peruvian Flower Hand & Body Cream.

Infused with luxurious organic oils and butters, this divine body cream hydrates dry skin without leaving any greasy residue – just the uplifting scent of mandarin, earthy florals and vanilla.

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3. Mukti Botanique Body Wash

Turn shower time into a ultra-refreshing experience with Mukti’s zesty Botanique Body Wash.

Featuring the invigorating scent of desert lime and lemon verbena this luxe cleansing gel is infused with nourishing certified organic botanical extracts, it truly is a beautiful way to stay fresh and clean.

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4. MUSQ Lemon Myrtle & Mandarin Hand Wash

Up your bathroom’s style-factor with MUSQ’s chic Lemon Myrtle and Mandarin Hand Wash.

Enriched with eucalyptus, tea, rosewood, lemon myrtle and mandarin, this gorgeous wash thoroughly cleanses while also invigorating your mind, body and soul.

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5. Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste in Peppermint

Cleaning your teeth isn’t exactly the most thrilling task, but at least when using Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste with 70% organic ingredients, you can enjoy that clean feeling and minty-fresh sensation while also being safe in the knowledge that your toothpaste contains no synthetic foaming agents, fluoride, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, or sweeteners.

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