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BEAUTY

6 MINDFUL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

By Elizabeth Odey, 19 January 2018

It’s January. Which means there's a 99% chance you’ve either used or heard the word ‘detox’ in the last three days. Well listen up and put down the green juice, because there’s an easier and more effective way you can care for both your body and the world around you. Yep, animal-friendly, earth-friendly (and you-friendly) products are your new pampering priority. So, whatever your beauty essential, this is your beginner's beauty guide to a more mindful 2018. Now that’s a resolution we can keep…

All white, all right

Have you checked the ingredients on many teeth-whitening products? Yeah, don’t. This Sister & Co all-natural coconut oil rinse does 100% of the job, with 0% of the chemicals. But swirling oil between your teeth does take some getting used to...

 

Sister & Co Raw Coconut Mouth Rinse, £16

Clean conscience

Everybody loves bath time. And now you can lie back and relax even more, secure in the knowledge that BOD’s products aren't tested on animals and the ingredients are vegan. Plus, you get to indulge in a little skin tightening and toning while you’re at it. Result!

 

BOD Charcoal Bath Salt, £11.99

 

Face feast

Avocado, macadamia oil, jojoba… nope, it's not the latest super smoothie, these are just some of the all-natural, all-Australian ingredients used in the Nude By Nature beauty range. And what better product than their illuminating powder to give you that sunkissed Aussie glow?

 

Nude by Nature Pressed Illuminator, £22

Conceal, reveal

3ina products are cruelty-free, and they clearly mark the (many, many) products in their range which qualify as vegan (insert clapping hands emoji). When it comes to my own make-up kit, it's all about the liquid concealer. I use the lightest shade to cover dark under-eye circles, then blend-blend-blend out with the 3 In 1 Foundation.

 

3ina Liquid Concealer, £7.95

Vegan velvet

As if we needed another reason to love Lime Crime lippies, every single product is 100% vegan and 100% cruelty-free. The colour to try? Pink Velvet from the Velvetines collection is my new colour crush. A bright pink with a blue base – I challenge you to find a skintone this shade won’t suit.

 

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick, £15

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Face the base

We can’t really have a mindful beauty breakdown without mentioning The Ordinary now, can we? Their list of no-no chemicals is extensive, many products are vegan and they go to great lengths to make their products and processes as transparent as possible. Respect. My personal favourite is the silicone primer. Soft, smooth and never greasy – way too easy.

 

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer, £4

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