and your hip pocket…

Living a natural life shouldn’t cost you the earth. When it comes to diet and exercise, it’s important to know what we put into our bodies and how regular maintenance gets us the results we’re after. As naturopath and founder of Orchard St Kirsten Shanks puts it, we need to be aware of where our food and what we consume come from, feigning ignorance is not an excuse anymore. This should also apply to the ingredients in our favourite skincare products.

Understanding how the ingredients work should be as common knowledge as knowing what barre body does for your body. Essentially, ingredients in our skincare products shouldn’t be cryptic, we should also be wary and don’t buy into the hype of 100% ‘organic’ as its meaningless with cosmetics.

Natural beauty is the future and should readily be accessible and equally as effective. Here are our favourite beauty product with more robust claims to naturalness you should invest in today:

Go-To Face Hero

Go-To Face Hero $45

A daily skin booster and with bucket loads of the good stuff, this liquid gold is like silk against the skin. Easily absorbed, it’s potent contents have strong penetrative abilities that make the super-effective on their own, as well as allow Face Hero to carry botanically derived essential oils. It “revive, brighten and insure your face against fine lines, dark spots, dryness and ageing inflammation”.

Used in addition to your moisturiser, your dry skin woes are gone forever.

Kora Organics Day Night Moisturiser

Kora Organics Hydrating Day & Night Cream $65

For the minimalists out there, this miracle cream invigorates dull & dry complexion with it’s high impact ingredients of certified organic rose, natural omega fatty acids, noni extract and rose hip. It’s non-greasy, lightweight and is great if you’re not a fan of the icky feeling some heavy duty night creams have. It’s free from sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, synthetic colours, and silicones. For Normal / Dry Skin.

And, please, if you find yourselves well-acquainted with the other natural skincare products that we need to share, drop a note below.

Photographed by Rose Pengelly.