In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a huge shift in the world of wellbeing; people just want to take better care of themselves. We’re feasting our eyes on our favourite foodie bloggers’ Instagram feeds; filled with mouth-wateringly awesome healthy eating options… but in addition to all the delicious fuel we’re putting into our bodies, how about the stuff we’re putting onto our skin too? Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies; everything we put onto it filters through and soaks into the rest – why wouldn’t we also take that into huge consideration?
Ask yourself: “What ingredients are in that product?”
On my epic quest to find 100% natural and organic skincare, I discovered Pinks Boutique. Getting to know their brand and ethos, they’ve educated me so much on what ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ skincare actually means in the beauty industry. All I will say is, don’t be fooled by clever branding and buzzwords (e.g. plant extracts, botanical) as companies only have to add the tiniest amount of that particular ‘thing’ to make that its hero ingredient/USP. Chances are, 80% of the product will be made up of aqua (water) to preserve it, and rest will be ingredients/chemicals that you wouldn’t have a clue about, or even know how to pronounce. Always read the label and check what ingredients are in them, then do your research.
Beauty 101: Watch this video by Pinks Boutique, “The truth about natural and organic skincare” – hold back, it might you blow away.
Why I heart Pinks Boutique
It’s a British company (I love to support independent/small businesses); all their skincare is hand-blended and made in England. The products are 100% natural, vegan-friendly and certified organic by The Soil Association (the toughest and highest standard in the world). So no naughties in there… If you want to go organic on everything you buy, then always look for The Soil Association stamp – you’ll find it on a variety of produce (which includes my favourite chocolate, Green & Blacks, I hasten to add) and that way, you know you’re getting the real deal.
I’ve been using Pinks Boutique for the last seven months. The products are absolutely gorgeous (I feel like I’m having a little pamper-session everyday) and the results have been remarkable. Amazingly, they’ve worked out to be super reasonable too. These products are so concentrated and glorious – all packed with natural goodness – you don’t need to use a lot, literally a 5-pence piece worth when you apply, so they last forever.
Here are my top recommendations (my daily/weekly routine):
Hydrating Deep Cleansing Melt
Ocha Rosehip Moisturiser
Rose Clay Rosehip Mask
Bamboo Oatmeal Facial Polish
My skin now feels so soft and hydrated, I’ve had less breakouts, if any at all, and for a 30-something year-old; my lines have definitely softened/disappeared (which is always very exciting!). Even my brother complimented my skin recently, which he never does. I think the earth actually moved.
I urge you to try this amazing skincare range for yourself or at least to consider what products, and ingredients, you’re using… Trust me, go natural. It’s great for you, your skin, and the planet too!
This is an extract from Sarah Woo’s blog: “Epic discovery: Sunshine for the Soul Salon & Pinks Boutique Organic Skincare” – you can read the full version here.
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