Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - December 10 2019
Skincare routines have come a long way in recent years, moving away from the traditional 3-step routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise to include the addition of technologically advanced serums, eye creams, masks, peels, treatments, moisturisers and oils. Our dressing tables and bathroom cabinets are now overflowing with beautifully packaged skincare products, each with a different purpose and, hopefully, each providing you with visible results. The bad news is that if you aren’t layering your products correctly you probably aren’t getting the most out of them, but thankfully the good news is that some simple layering techniques will help you maximise their benefits and effectiveness, helping to improve the look and health of your skin. If you have ever wondered what the best way to layer your skincare is then our post this week is for you!
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - November 27 2019
At The Clean Beauty Edit we’re all about encouraging better, more conscious living, and so this Black Friday we’d love you to shop ethical and sustainable brands with us. We have so many independent and fair-trade brands on TCBE, producing beautiful packaged, thoughtfully produced beauty products that work so well to keep skin healthy and give it it’s best every glow – brands like Olio E Osso, Innersense Organic Beauty, The Organic Pharmacy and Irish green-beauty heroes Nunaїa.
When you shop clean skincare, make up, haircare and gifts with us you are buying better and helping to change the direction of the beauty industry by voting for ethical beauty with your hard-earned dosh. Not only are all our featured brands working hard to make this industry cleaner and greener, at The Clean Beauty Edit we also do our best to promote positive change too by offering compostable packaging, carbon-neutral delivery and by lending our support to charities close to our heart. That’s why this Friday 29th of November we’ll be thanking our customers and supporters with a special Black Friday promotion that allows you to save, receive and give!
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - November 18 2019
We love this time of year here at The Clean Beauty Edit – the colder weather, wrapping up warm, hot drinks and anything flavoured with cinnamon and cloves. It’s a time that can bring great joy and a sense of comfort. To mark the start of the festive season, we’ve got a marvellous selection of clean beauty gifts for the ladies in your life that will thrill and delight. Start ticking all your girlfriends off your list, and perhaps pick up something to treat yourself too while you’re at it, by shopping our Christmas gift selection. Choose from Organic and vegan giftsets, zero waste stocking fillers and gorgeous wellness wonders. All available for Worldwide, carbon-neutral express delivery, and wrapped up in 100% compostable packaging. Awesome!
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - November 04 2019
One of our all-time favourite clean beauty brands, Ilia Beauty, have launched some gorgeous new products for the Autumn Winter season, from their drool-worthy Necessary Eyeshadow Palettes which are perfect for creating your Christmas party look, to their Liquid Light glow-enhancing, vegan illuminators that condition and protect skin while giving you a healthy dose of luminosity. If you haven’t already fallen in love with clean cosmetics, their latest additions to their range are about to blow your mind and make you fall head-over-heels in love!
We break down our favourite new additions to their range, and why you’ll want every single one for your make up bag.
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - October 21 2019
Why We Love Facial Oils
We love, love, LOVE facial oils here at The Clean Beauty Edit. They are a firm favourite because they can make an immediate difference to the look and health of the skin. In fact, we like to think of them as the ultimate skincare secret. Why is that, you ask? Because when you compare them to a cream moisturiser, you need very little - just a few drops after cleansing will leave skin luminous, soft and plump, needing less make up and skincare products overall. We find that our skin looks so glowy and healthy when using oils that we end up using less make up too, and the oils tend to be so versatile that they can also be used on hair, lips, eyes and cuticles too (cutting out the need for separate products and streamlining our bathroom shelf).
Facial oils will help to calm, hydrate and brighten the skin and are ideal for sealing in water and forming an additional protective barrier, especially during the colder, harsher months. The reason facial oils have endured for thousands of years (the ancient Egyptians loved Moringa Oil), is that they are easily available, visibly effective and you can usually see some benefit immediately after use. You have got to love the texture too which feels wonderfully luxurious and comforting on the skin, meaning that those who love using facial oils usually remain very loyal to their favourites, buying them time and time again.
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - October 12 2019
There’s often a perception that clean and organic beauty costs a lot more than traditional high street and department store brands, and that the products aren’t as effective. Years ago, we agree, this might have been true but there has been so many advances in the past decade (mostly from independent, revolutionary beauty brands such as Ilia Beauty and Ere Perez) that clean beauty formulations now at least rival, if not surpass, many of the more traditional products available – and they do it without harmful chemicals and preservatives, while also improving the look and condition of your skin.
Clean cosmetics in 2019 means cruelty-free products with high-quality (often food-grade) botanical ingredients that deliver fab results and beautiful pigments for every skin type. All in gorgeous packaging and at the right price. What’s not to love?
Right. So are you ready to see our top clean make up picks under €30?
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - October 02 2019
We love this time of year here at The Clean Beauty Edit. The leaves are changing colour, it’s getting cool enough to wear our beloved cosy boots and sweaters, and pumpkin spice lattes are suddenly a thing again. To keep our skin and hair looking it’s best throughout Autumn and the winter months we need to tweak our routine slightly from what it was during the warmer summer. We like to add in a little more moisture, and protection, and experiment with bolder makeup choices for a more sophisticated and pulled together look.
Thankfully there has never been a better time for clean and green beauty. Formulations are now so high-tech and luxurious to use that conventional beauty is hardly able to keep up with the ever-growing clean beauty community. Whether it’s your hair looking a bit lacklustre, or your skin feeling a little less radiant, as October rolls in, there’s a clean beauty fix that will have you looking, and feeling, your best in no time! Most of the products we have listed in our guide below are vegan and organic and work on any skin type, at any age. Instead of endocrine-disrupting preservatives such as parabens and phthalates, harsh synthetics, GMOs, synthetic fragrances etc. the natural and organic beauty brands that we stock here on TCBE focus on superior quality, nourishing botanicals and natural oils that support and enhance skin health. You can also feel better about your beauty buys knowing that, not only are they safe for the whole family, but that here on The Clean Beauty Edit you will only find brands who are committed to sustainable practices throughout their entire creation and distribution process, and all products are cruelty-free.
Choosing natural and organic skincare that is rich in plant actives and high quality, non-toxic ingredients will help you to balance your skin, enhance your natural glow and promote radiance without harsh chemicals and preservatives. Autumn is the perfect time to add in nourishing oils and superfood serums to your beauty routine, to lock in moisture and protect your skin from the elements. The clean beauty brands that we stock on The Clean Beauty Edit – from The Organic Pharmacy to Olio E Osso, Antipodes, Evolve Organic Beauty and more – each create World-class, non-toxic skincare from scientifically proven and ethically sourced natural ingredients, and the products are so beautifully packaged and feel decadent to use. We know you'll love them!
Our ‘5 Questions’ Q&A with Innersense Organic Beauty Founders, Greg and Joanne Starkman
We recently chatted with the inspiring founders of Innersense, Greg & Joanne Starkman, about how Innersense came about, and what drove them to create the leading clean haircare brand. This is a brand that is breaking the mould when it comes to clean haircare, with their creation of beautifully packaged, high-vibing products that are as much about self-care and ethics as they are about unparalleled performance – Dawn Mayne, Founder of TCBE.
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Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - September 13 2019
HOW TO LOOK FOR THE RIGHT ORGANIC SKINCARE
A Q&A With Nicola Connolly of Nunaïa
There can be a lot of confusion around what organic skincare and beauty actually means – can you break it down for us?
Definitely. It probably helps to start by explaining that natural skincare products use ingredients that are found in nature like plant oils and butters and animal by-products like beeswax and lanolin. Organic skincare products are made with these same natural ingredients but they go a step further, as these ingredients are also organically farmed ingredients. This means they are ingredients that are sourced and farmed without genetically modified ingredients, herbicides or pesticides, synthetic chemicals, dyes, fragrances or animal testing.
Written By The Clean Beauty Edit Team Beauty - September 10 2019
Here on TCBE, sustainability is always on our mind, whether we are choosing new brands and products, designing our packaging or figuring out the best way to do everyday tasks around the office. Growing our selection of Zero-waste and reduced plastic beauty products is high on our list of priorities, so you can imagine our excitement at the arrival of the ingeniousBeauty Kubesthis month on The Clean Beauty Edit!
These clever little kubes are made with 65% organic ingredients, and are sulphate-free, palm-free, silicone-free and cruelty-free. They gentle, vegan, biodegradable formulas that are safe to use and won’t harm the environment.