There is no better time for a beauty detox than January. With the proliferation of stores such as BALMESSENCE , who have now made non-toxic and cruelty free beauty products accessible to UAE residents with just a click, there is no excuse to to keep using brands that have harmful ingredients in them.
To help those looking to cut out potentially harmful chemicals from their beauty routine, here are a few tips from Angela Turovskaya, founder of BALMESSENCE;
Check the ingredients
Read every single ingredient on the label and research the benefits and side effects of each one. Think of reading the ingredient label on a beauty product as you would on food; ingredients that you can’t pronounce may be red flags. If the company doesn’t disclose the ingredients, don’t buy the products.
Beware of greenwashing claims
It is very easy for us to get distracted by pretty packaging and fancy labels. However, just because a company says it’s healthy, organic or 100% natural doesn’t mean it is. Look out for certification logos that guarantee the safety and authenticity of the product. Make sure you always read the small print.
Simple is better
Choose products with fewer chemicals, avoid synthetic fragrances, and use fewer products overall, especially on children or when pregnant. Also, by sorting out your beauty products and selecting only items that you really need, you are minimizing the amount of chemicals your put on your skin. Having 10 different moisturizer only does more harm than good.
Buy from trusted vendors
All products sold on BALMESSENCE are 100% authentic and have obtained all required certification as well as passed all required testing. We carefully select the brands, which minimize the presence of harmful ingredients and preservatives in their products, or those already natural or organic certified.
Recommended products from BALMESSENCE;
Living Nature Radiance Night Oil – AED 170
Living Nature’s Radiance Night Oil is a fragrant blend of botanical oils that combine to calm the mind and aid in skin’s regeneration process. The oil contains rose oil to naturally stimulate skin’s own collagen production, organic rosehip oil to aid cell regeneration and repair damaged skin tissue, organic calendula to soothe and calm, and organic jojoba oil to nourish.
Hollybeth Organics Body Oil – AED 290
HollyBeth Organics’ USDA Certified Organic Body Oil is the ultimate daily body moisturizer designed to indulge and nurture skin. Scented with ylang ylang and black pepper essential oils, this luxurious body oil seduces the senses to a state of repose. With each use, skin is optimally hydrated, smoothed, and softened, giving the body an enviable glow.
Tabitha James Kraan Organic Dry Shampoo – AED 237
The ultimate way to naturally dry clean your hair in between washes. Use this product as part of your morning routine, before you get dressed for your day. This expert blend of therapeutic botanicals will help balance oil production and soothe the scalp. This easy to wear formula is finished with an exquisitely scented, mind soothing infusion of certified essential oils including May Chang, Benzoin, Lemongrass and Lavender.
Products sold on BALMESSENCE are available exclusively to UAE-based customers. To explore the complete range of natural and organic beauty brands, please visit the e-boutique at www.balmessence.com.