When I was invited to have a conversation with Sarah Hamilton the CEO of Bellabox, I was excited and intrigued.
After a conversation about what ‘toxic free’ truly is, I almost fell of my chair when Sarah suggested lets do a toxic free box. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. I now had the opportunity to showcase the best of toxic free brands to the largest sampling captive audience in Australia. Getting to influence change in natural cosmetics, tick!
First on the agenda was contacting everyone in my list to be involved. Guidelines were set and information went out to my favourite consumer brands as the best picks. As this was a limited edition run, it was the first opportunity for smaller boutique brands to be involved with a national sampling run. I am pleased to showcase the best in toxic free beauty. I can’t wait to get mine!
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Meet our brands
Scrub for Two Sugar Scrub:
Scrub for Two Sugar Scrub contains an organic raw sugar to smooth out the lumps and bumps. The organic coconut oil will hydrate, moisturise and tone the skin while helping to repair the skin cells.
Sugar contains naturally occurring Glycolic Acid which is known for its anti wrinkle and moisturising properties to reduce stretch marks.
Organic essential pure lavender oil is added to calm the nerves and to help treat symptoms of acne, Psoriasis and eczema.
Your Tea Her Tea:
Ladies this one is for you. Our Her Tea is a gentle blend of natural herbs for every day enjoyment. We believe feeling balanced and calm is the perfect way to begin and end the day!
INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder:
Award-winning mineral foundation that works as a foundation, concealer and powder, all in one. Choose INIKA’s mineral foundation powder for a flawless finish and a naturally radiant look. Amazing coverage and 100% natural, free from harsh chemicals and nasty fillers.
INIKA Certified Organic Concealer:
Use the light reflecting power of mineral pigments to cover imperfections and disguise dark or puffy eyes. Hydrating and perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Bor Organics Hydrate:
This lightweight yet extremely hydrating mosturiser will leave your skin feeling supple and soft. Packed with nourishing organic ingredients of lemon myrtle, olive leaf, shae butter and jojoba. Suitable for all skin types, including oily or acneic.
Jojoba Company 100% Jojoba:
Youthful skin produces wax esters that are responsible for the deep cleansing and moisturising of skin, hair and nails. Up to 30% of healthy young skin sebum is made up of wax esters. As we grow older, wax ester production begins to slow down. As a result, the functions of wax esters are lost, allowing moisture to escape from skin cells. This begins the aging process of skin.
Jojoba is the only plant known to produce wax esters instead of plant oil. Its molecular structure is similar to the wax esters in youthful skin sebum. Jojoba is naturally hypoallergenic and contains powerful antioxidants, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D and E. As a result, when jojoba is applied to skin, it puts back what aging takes away, working immediately to begin restoring youthful looking skin, naturally.
Jojoba moisturises lips, face, hands, cuticles, body and hair, leaving skin smooth and hair silky. Apply jojoba to wet or dry skin, hair and nails.
MooGoo Skincare Strawberry Tinted Edible Lip Balm:
When we were looking at how to add a subtle and natural colour to our Edible Lip Balms, we found that most other brands used “Cochineal” as their natural red colouring. This can also be called “Carmine”, “Natural Colours” or “Natural Red Number 4”. This is made by boiling Cochineal insects in water and extracting the red dye from the insects as it breaks down. Although there is nothing wrong with this (except if you are a Cochineal beetle), it made us feel a bit funny about having bug residue on our lips, and so we looked for something nicer.
After much searching, we found that Red Beetroot Extract gave a much more natural looking colour, and was totally bug free! Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like Beetroot, it is just the colour. We use a natural strawberry flavour for the taste, although we kept it light tasting too.
The end result is a beautiful moisturising and conditioning lip balm, that gives a very subtle and natural looking colour to the lips. Healthy for the lips, healthy when ingested, and bug free. We tested this for so long on ourselves and are now so proud that we have made something different to everyone else. We hope you enjoy!
Weleda Skin Food:
Skin Food is unique, deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating whole-body cream that restores and protects your skin. The award-winning formula is unchanged since 1926.
Ingredients are 100% natural and include extracts of organic chamomile, calendula and wild pansy to soothe rough skin. Revitalising rosemary will boost dull complexions. These calming extracts are gently blended with enriching sunflower, lanolin and sweet almond oils and waxes to provide a fine protective barrier against the ravages of wind and weather . Sweet orange and lavandulae pure essential oils are included in the refreshing fragrance.
Use on rough, dry skin anywhere on the body, face, hands, elbows, and knees. Skin Food is excellent for garden or hardworking hands.
KORA Essential Body Wash:
A delicious aromatic blend of organically sourced Essential Oils, Ylang Ylang, Noni Extract, Sandalwood, Rose and Patchouli. Free from Parabens and skin irritants, KORA Organics Body Wash while cleansing and hydrating helps provide the skin with all over anti-oxidant protection. Leaves the skin feeling fresh and invigorated. Follow with KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion for silky, smooth skin.
Humble Lip Balm:
This specially crafted natural lip balm will leave your lips supple and moist, utilizing the combined benefits of hemp seed, coconut and rosehip oils to ensure maximum protection from the elements.
This lip balm is lime flavoured and tastes delicious!
Kester Black Nail Polish:
Kester Black is proudly Australian made and owned and is committed to supporting local business. We use sustainable production methods including the use of recyclable materials and small batch manufacturing to minimise wastage. Our products contain only the highest quality ingredients and all have CCF (Choose Cruelty Free), and Vegan Society accreditation.
When you make a purchase with Kester Black you are also purchasing our guarantee that none of our products or ingredients have ever been tested on animals either by our company; by anyone on our behalf or by any of our suppliers. We are also a vegan company; none of our products contain any ingredient derived from animals.
Our high shine, chip-resistant nail polish follows the “Five Free Formula” meaning it contains no Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. Alongside our polishes, we are proud to offer a deeply nourishing, triple-milled soap range. Kester Black soaps are completely free from palm oil and do not contain any parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals.
Uni Organics Hydrating Face Mask:
This Hydrating Face Mask contains a unique blend of Illawarra Flame Tree Extract and Bentonite Clay that works to re-mineralize and hydrate the skin. Helps prevent the visible signs of ageing.
- Absorbs skin impurities to re-balance and re-vitalise the skin.
- Provides protection form environmental aggressors.
- Intense moisture hydrates the skin.
Smoothes and plumps the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and open pores.
Organic Spa Cream Cleanser:
Smooth, Emulsify, Hydrate
This soothing cleanser emulsifies daily impurities and excess oil to leave the skin thoroughly nourished and hydrated. Your complexion will feel supple and refreshed.
I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do!