Weleda's natural beauty products not only offer a clean beauty routine, says Editor Trudi Brewer, they smell delicious and deliver on their promise.
According to research, women apply around 168 chemicals to their face and body every day. While some of the chemicals used in our skincare, makeup and fragrance are completely harmless, others have been proven to be carcinogens and neurotoxins and shown to disrupt hormone production. The natural beauty movement has responded to women's rising concerns about the impact of personal care products on their health with innovations that have improved the performance of green beauty products and catapulted them into the mainstream. Leading the charge is Weleda – a 100 per cent certified natural beauty brand that has been on the go since 1921. The brand prides itself on an extensive range of products that are ethically sourced, natural, organic and sustainable, meaning they are kind to your skin, the farmers producing the ingredients and to the environment. Here's our pick of the green beauty crop:
Weleda Skin Food 75ml, $23.
This multi-tasking moisturiser is Weleda's bestseller for a reason. Made from organic rosemary, wild pansy, calendula and chamomile, it can be used as a primer under makeup, as a serious moisture hit for dry patches of skin, or even as a hydrating face mask.
Weleda Beauty Balm Tinted Day Cream, $29.
The latest addition to the Weleda line-up evens out the complexion with a subtly-tinted matte finish while strengthening and protecting the skin with an active combination of natural plant extracts, including jojoba oil, shea butter, cucumber, iris and hazel. Available in Nude and Bronze, they glide on easily and leave pores unclogged.
Weleda Tinted Lip Balms, $16.
These creamy lip balms contain organic jojoba and olive oils plus shea butter to smooth and soften lips. Choose from nude, rose or berry red (we love the nude shade) it’s the most subtle shade that offers a hint colour and great hydration thanks to the organic shea butter and jojoba oil. All of these balms are fragranced with delicious rose and vanilla and are 100 per cent certified natural, vegan and gluten free.