Beauty

Green & Glam Beauty Boxes for Organic Beauty Week, 8 – 14 September 2014

The week ahead (8 – 14 September 2014) is the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Week celebrating organic beauty products. The Soil Association is hoping to encourage the public to make a small change to their beauty regime by switching one product to a certified organic beauty item. An array of brands and stores will be offering special discounts and prizes.

I don’t believe in scaremongering. I do believe that we should aim to minimise our damage to ourselves and the planet.  Bombarding our bodies with unnecessary chemicals is not a good look –  especially for my dry and sensitive skin. Buying organic beauty products can be a minefield though. “Natural” (zero legal meaning) and “chemical-free” are claims I often see on products and find misleading/annoying. Everything contains chemicals – even unicorns.

As with everything do your research as in the UK there are no legal standards for organic beauty products. A product can contain a drop of an organic ingredient and be labelled as “organic”. The Soil Association symbol on a beauty product means it has gone through stringent testing with proof that it contains at least 95% organic ingredients, all ingredients are GM-free, non-organic ingredients are being used as there is no organic equivalent available, and has been produced in an eco-friendly manner.

For Organic Beauty Week, two beauty box companies are offering special limited edition boxes with a selection of Soil Association certified organic skincare and beauty brands.

GLOSSYBOX Organic Beauty Box 

GLOSSYBOX Organic Beauty Box

GLOSSYBOX Organic Beauty Box

The GLOSSYBOX Organic Box, worth £35 contains the following five beauty products:

  • Bamford body wash
  • Essential Care organic rose moisturiser
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies lip gloss
  • Odylique herb shampoo
  • Pai camellia and rose gentle hydrating cleanser (this is one of my favourite cleansers, read my review here)

The GLOSSYBOX Organic box, £15 + p&P, is available from 8 September at www.glossybox.co.uk while stocks last.

SOUK SOUK OrGlamic Beauty Box

Souk Souk Organic Beauty Box

Souk Souk OrGlamic beauty box

The Souk Souk OrGlamic box contains the following:

  • Skin Blossom Age Resist Moisturiser
  • Bloom Remedies Daily Balance Moisturiser
  • Essential Care Organic Avocado Replenishing Cream
  • Essential Care Organic First Aid Lotion
  • Green People Age Defy+ Soft Buff Exfoliator
  • BalmBalm Rose Geranium Face Balm
  • BalmBalm Organic Muslin Cloth
  • Nourish Smoothing Hand Lotion
  • Nourish Golden Glow Face Shimmer sample

The Souk Souk OrGlamic box, £22 + p&p, is available now at www.souksouk.co.uk while stocks last.

For details of all activities taking place during Organic Beauty Week visit: www.soilassociation.org/organicbeautyweek

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3 thoughts on “Green & Glam Beauty Boxes for Organic Beauty Week, 8 – 14 September 2014

  1. the glossybox looks amazing – too bad we’re not getting the same one in new york ❤
    thesartorialcoquette.com

  2. the products are l-o-v-e-l-y.
    I do hope the organic week in the ‘box world’ will help all the green brands that participate win a few new little hearts.

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