Ethical Beauty: Top Picks for Fall 2018

Grab your mug of cocoa and a pair of fuzzy slippers - autumn is just around the corner! It’s time to start taking care of our skin again, as the crisp temperatures creep in. Lately, I've found myself reaching for these products, especially on busy, grab-a-coffee-and-go mornings (which is 98% of all my mornings), so these picks should give you an instant beauty fix. In addition to skincare, I will share my favourite hair products, as well as make-up products to keep you on trend for the latest fall looks.

Words: Johanna Raudsepp

Skincare

Scrub, scrub, scrub! The Icelandic skincare brand Sóley Organics’ GLÒey Soothing Exfoliator is my go-to caretaker. It has peppermint in it, which is just what you need for that early morning wake-up. What I love about it is the product’s light consistency, which works really well if you tend to have sensitive skin.

  Image: Dabba Peppermint Floral Water

Image: Dabba Peppermint Floral Water

Minty freshness. I like to keep the pepperminty vibe going with the Dabba peppermint floral water. It functions like a toner, leaving you glowing for the day. You can simply spritz it over your face, or onto some cotton pads and wipe for a more thorough cleansing. It’s refreshing and energising.

I glow, you glow...eyGLÓ. Another Sóley Organics product has slipped into my favourites list this year - the eyGLÒ moisturiser. Ever since I first tested the product last summer, I have been in love. Not only did it moisturise my skin to feel like gentle feather, over time it helped with a lot of my skin problems. It feels very light on the skin, yet moisturises deeply. And little goes a long way - totally worth investing in this tiny glass jar!

Hair

Noughty Haircare Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner

You’re so Noughty! Haircare is as important as skincare. I have found that natural ingredients are the way to go, like the sweet almond and sunflower seed extracts found in Noughty To The Rescue 97% Natural Moisture Boost Shampoo. This intensely moisturising shampoo helps transform dry and damaged hair and treat that dreaded frizz. I found it extremely useful this summer season when the hair was constantly being treated to an overdose of sun and sea, beach and pool, on repeat. The formula is 97% natural, and entirely sulphate and silicone free, helping to heal and replenish lost moisture. Pair it with the Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner to say goodbye to sun-damaged hair this fall (or forever).

Waves and curls. I have been on a journey to restore my once frizzy-curly, now wavy hair. Oway Organics offers an amazing set for all you curly- and wavy-haired folk out there! The beCurly range has a shampoo, hair mask and lotion that are an absolute dream. All Oway products are sustainably made from organic ingredients and used by hairdressers. Whenever I've had a bad hair day, the beCurly products have had my back, leaving my hair silky soft. 

Make-Up

  Image: Honeypie Minerals foundations

Image: Honeypie Minerals foundations

Natural and mineral. The fresh and dewy natural skin trend has not disappeared anywhere this Autumn. I recommend you check out Honeypie Minerals and their range of mineral cosmetics. Their mineral foundation has become a staple on a special night out. What’s best is that my skin never feels burdened and dry afterwards. I find it perfect for a natural look.

When you look me in the eyes. This season, simple is the way to go. Make your eyes pop with the Elate Essential Mascara (pictured above). I’ve had this bamboo-encased wonder in my purse everywhere I go, and received countless compliments on my eyes while wearing it. It has great pigment and gives your lashes that extra lift.

Bold pop! I love it when lipstick feels light and moisturising. That’s why I want to recommend another Elate product for you that bold pop of colour - the Elate Vibrant Lipstick (pictured above) in the shade Blaze. It includes shea and mango butter, and tastes like a vanilla dream. And plenty of other shades to check out in their range as well. Natural, vegan, and clean.