Get back to nature this organic beauty week

Get back to nature this organic beauty week


Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil, £29.95, Green People

A great excuse for using organic beauty products is that many have excellent anti-ageing properties and this is especially true for the Green People's Age Defy range. We really like this facial oil, enriched with twenty beauty-enhancing active properties to restore your skin's suppleness, promote cell regeneration to reduce wrinkles and soften skin. It's infused with lavender, cedar wood, rose geranium, ylang ylang, lemon and chamomile, meaning it should work as a calming stress-buster too. Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk.

Age Defy+ Exfoliating Body Crème, £19.95; Age Defy+ Contour & Sculpt Body Lotion, £34.95, both Green People

For a youthful glow, these moisturising products from the Green People are well worth a look. The Exfoliating Body Crème will rush more oxygen to your skin, boosting skin cells whilst getting rid of any impurities and dead skin. Meanwhile, the Contour and Sculpt Lotion gives an instant, age-defying moisture surge which will also promote your skin's metabolism, overall making for a healthier, more radiant you. Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk.

Citrus Mint Shower Gel, £4.75, Organic Surge

Get your morning off to a great start with this invogorating shower gel that wakes up your skin with a refreshing blast of lemon, orange and mint. Whilst the powerful juices invigorate your body, its natural moisturisers with a hint of aloe vera soothes skin irritations. And with an animal friendly philosophy that makes it suitable for vegetarians and vegans, contained within totally recyclable packaging, you can be even happier about using this mood-boosting gel. Available from John Lewis, Waitrose, the Co-operative and other selected chemist and heath stores. More at www. organicsurge.com.

Lavender Meadow Hand and Nail Cream, £4.50, Organic Surge

Indulge your palms with this intensive moisturising cream, which blends aromatic lavender with moisture-boosting vitamin E, shea butter and cocoa butter. Perfect for rehydrating your mitts in the cold weather to come, this cream's rapid-acting properties means you won't be left struggling with gooey hands for hours after application. This is also a product to take note of for anyone with sensitive or ezcema-prone skin as its unique formula cares for rather than irritates skin. Available from John Lewis, Waitrose, the Co-operative and other selected chemist and heath stores. More at www. organicsurge.com.

Nourishing Rescue Balm, £8.95, Nurture

Banish dry skin this autumn with Nurture's 100% natural Nourishing Rescue Balm. Made from 100% pure essential oils, plant essences, and vitamin E, blended in a natural wax base, this will help soften dry, stressed out or sore skin. From face to elbows to cuticles, you only need a quick dab of Rescue Balm to get your skin feeling soft and hydrated once again. It also works as a great de-stresser for those more hectic moments of life as it sends wonderful whiffs of lavender, shea butter and almond oil in your direction so you and your skin can breathe easy. Available from www.nurtureskincare.co.uk.

Natracare make-up removal wipes, £3.99, Natracare

When we take our make-up off at the end of the day, we want to be left with a clean, fresh-feeling face. These Natracare wipes, infused with the organic essential oils of almond, apricot and chamomile, ensure your skin is left make-up free, glowing and untouched by any nasty chemicals. With generously sized wipes which gently remove make-up, including waterproof mascara, you can head to bed content that your pillow won't be subjected to any make-up smudges and your skin will wake up happy and fresh. Available from Waitrose and independent health stores. More at www.natracare.com.

Orgnic English Peppermint with Poppyseeds soap, £3.95, The Little Soap Company

Give your nose buds and your skin a real treat with this fragrant soap from The Little Soap Company. Great for morning showers or evening soaks, the peppermint invogorates your senses whilst the poppy seeds gently exfoliate. If you like your beauty routine drenched in heady aromas, take a look at the other soaps from The Little Soap Company including rosemary and thyme, lavender and citrus and english oatmeal. Available from Tesco.

Mineral bath soak: Himalayan rose, £23.95, Botanicals

If you're after a really indulgent bath at the end of a long day, this soak should do just the trick. Great for soothing aching muscles, revitalising your skin and just providing an overall pick-me-up. It may cost that little bit more but this soak's blend of Pink Himalayan rock crystal containing 84 essential oils with Dead Sea salt, renowned for its healing properties, should give you much more than average bubble bath. Available from www.botanicals.co.uk.

Revitalising hand wash: Mandarin & lemongrass, £13.95, Botanicals

Completely natural and with properties that really look after your skin, this hand wash is a great and really simple way to get organic beauty products into your day-to-day routine. It is detergent free and naturally anti-bacterial, meaning it banishes nasties without stripping your skin. It will also leave you smelling lovely every time you wash your hands. Available from www.botanicals.co.uk.