All-natural, norishing beauty products for body and soul
The skin is our largest organ, absorbing a minimum of 60-70 per cent of whatever we put onto it into our blood stream; even more in our face and underarms. So why put something on our skin that we wouldn’t put in our mouths? These cosmetic products are free of nasty ingredients like aluminium and parabens and so natural you could (almost) eat them.
This Thai brand produces all its soaps with food-grade vegetable oils, including coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, and olive oil. Infused with pure and natural Thai herbs, spices, and botanicals, every batch is made, cut, and wrapped by hand. The mangosteen soap contains the peel of the national fruit, the little purple mangosteen, which is said to be an excellent astringent to skin and contain valuable antiseptic properties that reduce body odour and heal damaged skin cells. Take a look at their website, soapchalet.com, for more information.
If you spend a lot time indoors, check out the Living Luminizer. It just might give your skin a healthy glow. The highlighter enhances the skin’s natural vibrancy without leaving any sticky or greasy residues. It only comes in one shade, suitable for all skin types, so you can’t go wrong. All RMS Beauty products are made with raw food-grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to enter and rejuvenate the skin. RMS Beauty products are available at BFF on Thong Lo Soi 13 or at rmsbeauty.com.
The Coca-Cola of lip balms, Burt’s Bees just expanded its highly regarded collection, all of which are produced with natural ingredients that moisturise and nourish dry lips. The newest addition, the Wild Cherry Lip Balm, is made with cherry oil derived directly from cold-pressed cherry seed kernels. Lightly sweet and tangy, this formula of natural oils and antioxidant-rich vitamin E hydrates lips, keeping them soft and moist. Burt’s Bees is found almost everywhere, especially Watson’s, but you can also place orders at burtsbees.co.th.
The key ingredient in Josie Maran Cosmetics’ products is argan oil. The Moroccan oil, one of the rarest in the world, is high in vitamins, minerals, and powerful oxidants. Thanks to its vitamin E and essential fatty acids, the oil benefits the whole body, too, leaving skin soft and hydrated. This exfoliating scrub contains a soothing combination of argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter that revitalizes dry skin; its delicate sugar granules do the heavy lifting, removing remove dead skin and impurities. Josie Maran Cosmetics’ argan oil products can be purchased at Sephora in Siam Center, Terminal 21, EMQuartier, and CentralWorld.
Mung Bean Facial and Body Wash by Urban Tree (B120/100g)
Made only of mung beans, this all-natural powder removes oil from the skin, leaving it naturally nourished. Hypo-allergenic and ph-balanced, it is great for all skin types, but especially for those with oily skin. Urban Tree is a Thai brand dedicated to all-natural products with a store on Samsen Road. You can either pop by the shop or go online to check out their products at urbantreeorganics.com.