We all want to look and feel good but we shouldn’t have to make ugly compromises. Soil Association Certification is independent and rigorous. They review the entire manufacturing process including sourcing of ingredients, formulation procedures and premises, as well as packaging.
As a result of the growing demand for certified organic beauty worldwide, they teamed up with 4 other organisations (BDIH in Germany, Cosmebio and Ecocert in France and ICEA in Italy) to develop a new harmonised standard for organic and natural cosmetics, known as COSMOS (Cosmetic Organic Standard).
When you see the logo on a product you’re choosing a cosmetic product that says:
|NO animal testing||YES to higher levels of antioxidants (up to 60%)|
|NO GM||YES to sustainably sourced organic ingredients|
|NO controversial chemicals||YES to transparent manufacturing processes|
|NO parabens and phthalates||YES to biodegradable ingredients|
|NO synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances||YES to minimal packaging with maximum
|NO nano particles||YES to protecting wildlife and biodiversity|
As part of Organic September I have selected some certified organic beauty products from LoveLula to share with you.
CHOBS Aloe Vera Peeling Lotion 60ml | £11
This Aloe Vera exfoliator consists of organic aloe vera leaf extract, organic lemon leaf extract and organic sweet almond oil. Organic aloe vera leaf extract has an excellent calming effect and it is widely used as a skin conditioner. Organic lemon leaf extract balances oily skin and sweet almond oil calms sensitive skin.
Aqua, Cellulose, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, *Citrus Limon Leaf Extract, **Glycerin, *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, *Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Limonene, *Citrus Aurantifolia Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, *Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, *Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Linalool, *Lavandula Angustifolia Oil
* Organic ingredients ** Made using organic ingredients 100% natural origin of total (by COSMOS-standard)
This peeling lotion gently removes dead skin cells, smoothes and calms my skin. I like to use it twice a week after cleansing. It has a lovely uplifting citrus scent.
Botanicals Cleanse & Polish: Rose & Camellia 60g | £26
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, glycerine***, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil*, decyl glucoside, cocos nucifero (coconut) oil*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, rosa canina seed powder*, camellia sinesis leaf extract*, tocopherol, zea mays seed flour*, parfum*; rosa centifolia (rose) flower oil* pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) flower oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil*, cymbopogon martinii flower oil*, cananga odorata flower oil*, geraniol**, citronellol**, benzyl benzoate**, linalool**, limonene**, citral**, farnesol**.
(*Certified organic. **Natural constituents of essential oils. ***Organic origin.)
This is a lovely gentle cleansing balm with crushed rosehip petals to exfoliate as you cleanse. It smells amazing, I scoop a small amount into my palm and inhale. Then I gently massage into my skin and then remove with a warm muslin cloth. The directions say to use once a week, or whenever your skin feels lacklustre.
It dissolves and gently lifts dead skin cells without leaving my skin stripped. My skin feels deeply cleansed, brighter and smoother afterwards.
Herbfarmacy Horse Chestnut Balm 20ml | £7.50
This 100% organic leg balm combines soothing natural ingredients such as Horse Chestnut, Burdock and Calendula to relieve aches and pains in your legs and veins.
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) hybrid oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) seed extract, Calendula officinalis flower extract, Arctium lappa (Burdock) root extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract, limonene, linalool (Last 2 essential oil components) 100% Organic
I was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knee which has been rather painful. I’ve been using this balm to help soothe and relieve the aches and pains in my legs.
Odylique Tea Tree and Green Clay Cleansing Bar 100g | £6.50
Tea Tree and Green Clay Cleansing Bar is a purifying, deep cleansing wash for face and body, which doubles up perfectly as a shaving bar for men with sensitive skin. Made with mineral green clay to draw impurities out of the pores, plus tea tree and lemongrass oils, the bar has excellent natural cleansing powers with a fresh uplifting scent.
For slightly oilier skins, this soap is a wonderful morning wake-up. Use it on face and body for the ultimate deep purifying cleanse. With a nourishing base of coconut and olive oils it also provides a silky shave experience.
Sodium olivate*, aqua, sodium cocoate*, melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil*, Cymbopogon citratus leaf oil*argilla extract. Plain English: Saponiﬁed Virgin Olive* & Coconut* oils*, Tea tree*, Lemongrass*, Green clay
Check out the selection of Soil Association certified products at LoveLula.
Disclosure: Products chosen as part of the LLABP. As always I give honest and unbiased reviews of products I receive. This post contains affiliate links.
I’m not a fan of soaps as many I’ve tried have been extremely drying. I love how gentle this one is. It lathers well and has a nice uplifting scent. I don’t use it on my face, just my body and for shaving. It deep cleanses without leaving my skin stripped. It has a nice slip when used for shaving, leaving my skin smooth and soft. It also lasted about 3 weeks with every day use.