Saturday, 31 March 2012

Organic Surge Eye Gel is a little gem I picked up in Waitrose. It feels really soothing on the skin and instantly reduced puffiness. It has green tea to rejuvenate the skin around the ideas and of course, it's paraben free. No sodium lauryl or laureth sulphate either - and it's only £7.99. Organic Surge do a full range of cleansers, moisturisers, shower gels, hand creams - men's stuff too. Enjoy!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Afterglow is an organic and paraben-free make up range that has been really highly-rated in safety tests. The company's aim is to bridge the gap between natural and high-fashion cosmetics so you get something that gives good results, but it's eco-friendly too.

Try the Organic Lip Love Lipstick £22.50 at Made with certified organic ingredients.


Thursday, 29 March 2012

If you are anti-chemicals you will love REN's Citrus hand cream. It is paraben, fragrance, silicon and sulphate free, but does contain prebiotics to protect and stimulate the skin against bacteria. So as well as keeping your hands hydrated during the winter months, the lovely Sicilian lemon oil makes them smell lovely too.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Buying safe, paraben-free skincare and cosmetics doesn't have to be expensive. Nspa Beauty Rituals is a brand new range of Spa-inspired skincare products, exclusively available at Asda. It was created by experts at Nirvana Spa but the prices are really affordable. It's like having a facial at home! The entire collection is Dermatologically approved, Paraben free, and suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin

I like the Hot Cloth Polish - just £5 for 100ml - that is specially formulated to cleanse and exfoliate skin. This is a more affordable version of the famous and award-winning Liz Earle product. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

If your skin has had a bit too much sun for this time of year, try Decleor's High Repair After Sun balm for the face. This lovely product is 100% natural and preservative free. It soothes any burning sensations caused by the sun, nourishes the skin and prevents early peeling. Enjoy!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Clinique Moisture Surge is £30 but I think it's worth every penny. It's a light cream/gel that hydrates your skin for a full 24 hours. It helps get rid of fine lines and made my skin feel vibrant. It's paraben free - not all of Clinique's products are - and it's especially great for problem skin. Take a look at some of the reviews on the Clinique website to see how much people love this product.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Today I'd like to recommend Burt's Bees Beeswax and Banana hand cream. It's all natural and contains aloe vera and Vitamin E to moisturise dry skin - and beeswax to help shield your hands from the elements. The smell of banana is delicious! It's £9.99 at

Friday, 16 March 2012

Not all of Mac's make-up is paraben free, but I like the Mineralize Skinfinish face powder. It's lightweight, gives you a natural look and can be used as a touch up on its own or to finish a foundation. It gives a nice matt finish too if you suffer from oily skin.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

My skin tends to be quite oily - but if you're looking for a moisturister for dry skin then try Dr Organic's Manuka Honey Rescue Cream.

This one has one a natural beauty award. If you like it, there's also a lip balm, hand and nail and foot cream in the same brand. Paraben free of course.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Aveda do a great compact foundation called Inner Light Dual Foundation. It evens out skintone and makes your skin glow. It's talc and paraben-free and is packaged in recycled clamshell and paper sleeve! It's £21.50 at

Monday, 12 March 2012

A lot of my friends and followers have asked about Clarins - it's obvious that we like their products but we're not sure about their safety. I've had a good look into this and found that while some of their products are paraben-free, others are not. One of their best-sellers, the gentle day cream contains methylparaben. But if you want to try a paraben-free moisturiser you could try Clarins HydraQuench.

However, I would not want to advertise any of Clarins' products as 'natural'. Whilst around 90 per cent of their ingredients are derived from plants they do use some chemicals in their products. All of these chemicals have been certified as safe but if you want a totally natural product then I would shop around and try another brand. The HydraQuench for example contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Some experts believe this is just as risky as parabens. Tests in America found it easily penetrates the skin and remains in the body for some time and in the cleaning industry it's also used in floor cleaners and car wash soaps, so personally, I wouldn't want to use it on my skin. If you are unsure about an ingredient listed on a product, you can always run it through the American Cosmetic Safety Database - - this should help you gather more information.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Introducing The Body Shop's Rainforest Shampoo. This is specially developed for fine hair and promises to help boost volume without weighing  hair down. No silicones, no sulphates, no parabens and no colourants. It also boasts an 'eco-conscious formula' which means it meets the companies green standards. Love it!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The sun is out today so it's time to think about protecting your skin. Introducing Bare Minerals SPF 30 natural sunscreen. This is light and it doubles as a face powder. It gives you a lovely matt look without a trace of cakeyness. It can be used over or under make up, contains Vitamin A, C and E to care for your skin and it has it's own built in brush. No wonder it's won an award. Love it!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Not everyone likes the distinctive smell of Lush products, but I love their Honey I Washed The Kids. It's a soap come shower gel and feels just like jelly! It smells delicious, of honey and toffee. You can use it on your kids but make sure you get your share. It's one of their best-selling products and entirely paraben free.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Origins do a lovely paraben-free eyeshadow. It's great for all skin types and there are both and pearlised colours. £13 at It's made from 100 per cent natural essential oils. No parabens, phthalates propylene glycol, mineral oil, parraffin, DEA or animal ingredients.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Nivea have a great Pure & Natural skincare range  - it has no parabens, silicones, colourants and no mineral oils. All these things can irritate the skin. Try the hand cream - it contains Argan Oil, a source of Vitamin E and smells lovely. Currently only £1.27 at

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Tesco's Vitamin E facial range is paraben and SLS free - and it's a bargain too. Try the Cleanser and Eye Make Up Remover £1.99 or the Vitamin E Night Cream currently on offer at £6.23. Every little helps!

Friday, 2 March 2012

To keep your skin moisturised try Skinfood Light Moisturiser. This contains coconut palm, and vitamins E and A to help soothe skin. Essential Orange, another key ingredient, also revitalises tired and dull skin. It's a good one for men and women as it's only very lightly scented. Only £5.99 for a 100ml bottle on Amazon.