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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Putting your best face forward takes on a whole new meaning with these natural, eco-friendly cleansers. When the world is looking our way, we like to think it should be looking at 100 percent pure beauty.
The Green Beaver Company Purifying Grapefruit and Soothing Aloe Facial Cleanser ($13.99)
We love how the aloe gel soothes and leaves skin hydrated, while the purifying grapefruit enzymes gently dissolve and remove impurities. Its sweet grapefruit scent wakes us up in the morning and leaves us and our sensitive skin energized and smiling without any harsh chemicals.
The Green Beaver Company
Available at natural health stores across Canada and online at www.well.ca
Ole Henriksen On The Go Cleanser (7 fl oz, $38 / US $21)
Bursting with vitamin C, this non-drying gel cleanser removes environmental dirt and excess oils while ridding the skin of dry surface cells. Perfect for normal and combination skin types, it leaves skin glowing.
Available at Sephora across Canada and the USA and online at www.olehenriksen.com
St. Ives Apricot Scrub ($3.99)
A basic staple that’s been around for years, St. Ives Apricot Scrub is gentle enough for daily use and should be part of everyone’s regimen. Containing only 100 percent natural extracts, this deep-cleaning apricot scrub leaves skin smooth and glowing.
Available at Walmart in Canada and Walgreens in the USA.
Boscia Soothing Cleansing Cream ($33 / US $21)
This emollient-rich botanical cleanser for normal to dry skin safely removes makeup, dirt and oil. Chamomile soothes sensitive skin and carrot root promotes elasticity and firmness for younger-looking skin.
Available at Sephora across Canada and the USA and online at www.bosciaskincare.com
Burt’s Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser with royal jelly ($24.99 / US $10)
This light lotion cleanser removes dirt, oil, make-up, using a plant-based cleansing complex with jojoba beads and fruit acid complex to help encourage normal skin cell turnover. Royal jelly, one of nature’s most nutritious substances, helps enhance skin’s natural radiance.
NuBo Beauty Softening Cleansing Mousse (£30)
Yes, we know jumping across the pond for skincare is a tad pricey, but if you ever find yourself at Harrods, may we suggest NuBo Beauty. This soft-touch foaming mousse uses Cell Dynamic, a critically-acclaimed powerful complex, to activate cells and rejuvenate the skin. It is free of parabens, SLS, irritating petro-chemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances.
Available at Harrods or online at www.nubobeauty.com