1. FINNISH LINE
The pure aesthetic of Finland meets EcoCert skincare. The result is a line beautiful enough to keep on your bathroom counter, and effective enough to use every day with a gentle foam and subtle fragrance. Mia Höytö Kaunis Facial Cleansing Gel, 150 ml, $56.
2. THIS NUT RULES!
You may know it better as the star ingredient in a cream liqueur, but, marula (derived from the nuts of an African tree) is also revered for its moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties. Slather this on face and body for soft skin. Acure Marula Oil, 1oz, $15.99 (USD).
3. ZUZU RIOT (THROWBACK A BOTTLE) You’ve probably seen it all when it comes to lipstick. Zuzu Luxe Lipstick is vegan, gluten free, and made of simple ingredients in shades you’ll love. Plus, it keeps lips hydrated. Bet you haven’t seen that yet! $33.29;.
4. SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN
Two titans in the botanic world, from two different continents meet in Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil and Neem Toothpaste (Mint) – neem, from India (known for its anti-inflammatory effect) and tea tree oil, from Australia (known as an antiseptic). Brush away! $10.49;
5. WINTER SUN
Want to add a little sunshine into your life on a cold winter’s day? Dab Dr. Hauschka Tinted Day Cream on your face for that sun-kissed look. Best of all, it won’t dry out your skin. $45.
6. DRUNK AS AN ELEPHANT
Formulated with indian gooseberry (for firmness), liquorice (to brighten) and antioxidant rich virgin marula oil, Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum packs a punch to brighten tired, photo-aged skin. Use a few drops every morning before applying sunscreen, to prevent future damage to skin and to maintain even skin tone and to stimulate collagen synthesis. $80.00.
7. BRUSH UP!
With cruelty-free bristles and a bamboo handle, this makeup brush ticks lots of boxes. Add it to your makeup drawer for highlighting and contouring. Danielle Naturally Bamboo Collection Blush Brush, $8.99.
This original beauty article first appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.