The Minimalist's Guide to Natural Beauty

 

As famed minimalist and organisation expert Marie Kondo knows, de-cluttering your life by reducing the amount of 'stuff' you have can lead to increased happiness, peace and tranquility - not to mention more cash in your wallet as you resist the urge to buy things you don't need. Here we show you how to apply minimalist theory to create a capsule beauty collection that will keep you looking gorgeous while also reducing the amount of time you spend in the bathroom. 

SKINCARE BASICS

Cleanser

Cleansing morning and night is essential for healthy, radiant skin. Look for a cream cleanser that will gently remove makeup while also nourishing your skin and leaving it feeling hydrated and plump. We love Divine Woman Hydrating Cream Cleanser.

 

Exfoliant

A natural exfoliant is a skincare must-have, as it helps to remove dead skin cell build-up which will keep your skin looking fresh and radiant, plus it also allows your skin to better absorb nourishing moisturiser. We recommend Pai Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator and Vanessa Megan Prebiotic + C Brightening Exfoliator 

 

  

Moisturiser

To help reduce the amount of products sitting on your bathroom vanity, choose a moisturiser that contains anti-ageing ingredients along with natural oils. This will enable you to forgo a serum while still giving your skin the nourishment it craves. Try MV Organic Skincare Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser

 

Sunscreen

Our harsh Aussie sun makes it essential to use a strong SPF – and thankfully there are some amazing natural sunscreen options that protect your skin without the use of toxic chemicals. Look for one that uses zinc oxide as the key active ingredient, such as WOTNOT Natural Sunscreen SPF30.

 

BATHROOM ESSENTIALS

Shampoo & Conditioner

A great shampoo and conditioner will not only leave your hair feeling clean and soft, but also looking glossy and healthy. Avoid chemical-laden options that contain harsh sulphates and instead opt for natural alternative that nourish your locks with gorgeous botanical extracts and oils. We love Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner, and those looking to take minimalism to the next level may like to try Acure Body Beautiful 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner. 

  

Hand & Body Wash

Look for a hydrating natural body wash that won’t strip your skin. We’re in love with MADARA’s brand new range of luxurious and ultra-chic Moisture Soaps that double as both hand and body wash. 

 

Deodorant

An effective natural deodorant is one of the most important bathroom staples you can own. We stock a selection of brilliant natural deos that will keep you feeling and smelling fresh – a couple of our most popular offerings are Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste, Agent Nateur Holi(stick) No. 3 Deodorant and Erica Brooke Wildflowers Deodorant Crème. 

Hand & Body Lotion

A lightweight, hydrating body lotion is a must-have, particularly during the cold winter months. Look for one that contains replenishing natural ingredients like rosehip and avocado oil, such as Divine Company’s Moisturising Hand & Body Lotion.

 

Toothpaste

Twice daily brushing is essential to your oral health, and we offer a fantastic range of natural toothpastes that will keep your pearly whites in tip-top condition. Some of our most popular options include Desert Essence Whitening Plus Toothpaste and My Magic Mud Cinnamon Clove Toothpaste. 



MAKEUP MUST-HAVES

BB Cream

A great natural BB cream should provide you with just the right amount of coverage, while also keeping your complexion hydrated and nourished with natural oils and botanical extracts. One of our favourite’s is INIKA Certified Organic BB Cream Foundation.

Mascara

Almost every woman names mascara as her #1 makeup must-have – and we can’t help but agree. A coat of mascara instantly lifts your look and freshens up your peepers. We recommend Kjaer Weis Mascara and W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara.  

Lip & Cheek Tint

A subtle and pretty flush of colour of your lips and on the apples of your cheeks is all that’s required for a fresh, feminine glow. Our customers love Ere Perez Beautiful Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint, INIKA Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Cream, and INDAH No. 2 Vegan Lip & Cheek Tint. 

By Lauren Dunne


 

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