WELL BEING & OTHER STORIES

Recipes, rituals and other stories to realign the body and mind

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For me, beauty is a major part of wellbeing. Not only does it affect our confidence and how we are often perceived and judged, our external appearance indicates our general state of wellbeing. Whatever is going on on the surface of our skin is an extension of what is going on internally, be that physically, physiologically and even mentally. Our skin is a powerful and wise transportation system and, when operating efficiently, acts as a pathway into deeper internal and external wellness, keeping us connected and protected. It protects our bones and muscles, and also allows good substances into the body whilst keeping harmful ones out.

Aside from eating well in order to strengthen the skin and keep the body 'clean', there are many natural products which can also assist the skin in its natural renewal cycles, in standing as a strong and protective barrier, and in soothing any damage caused by external toxins and pollutants. As well as adopting a balanced diet and cutting down on 'clogging' foods, swapping chemical-laden beauty products with more natural ones is an essential step in taking better care of your skin and what's going on beneath the surface. Our skin is incredibly absorbent, and almost anything you put on it will end up being absorbed in the bloodstream. Some substances are designed to contribute to cellular activity for growth and renewal, but more harmful, unnecessary substances are likely to cause further irritation.

We are constantly sold so many products that we are cleverly made to believe that we need, but in most cases, we don't need much at all, and what we do need is often something extremely simple. I love to make natural beauty remedies from scratch using essential oils and organic cosmetic fats or creams, but when I can't, I turn to a selection of natural, nourishing products. Some are more natural than others but, whilst I try to opt for all-natural, all-organic and ethical and sustainable products, it just isn't always possible. As a model, especially, I don't always have the choice when it comes to my own hair and make up, but when I do, I rear as far away from commercial products and opt for those with more of a purpose, ideally from small-batch, independent producers that use good quality, pure or organic ingredients.

* Nothing mentioned here has been sponsored, I genuinely use and love these products and simply want to share them.


SKINCARE

Toners + Sprays
Amly Face Mist
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
Kahina Toning Mist
Holistica Wild Rose & Rose Quartz Face Spritz
Urban Decay Vitamin-infused Complexion Prep Spray

Sanoflore Organic Noble Camomile Floral Water

Cleansers
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot cloth Cleanser
Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser
Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash
This Works Rosewater & Water Mint Pads 
Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream

Exfoliants
Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator
St. Ives Apricot Scrub

Primers / serums
Glossier Super Glow, Super Bounce and Super Pure Serums
Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Primer
Estee Lauder Global Anti-aging Wake Up Balm
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Corrective, Unclogging Care
Pai Instant Calm Redness Serum with Sea Aster & Wild Oat
Ren Active 7 Eye Gel

Moisturisers + Oils
Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil
Gallinée Microbiome Sensitive Skincare - with pre and probiotics
Liha Idan Oil
Comfort Zone Remedy Defence Cream

 

MAKE UP

 

Face
Nars Dual-Intensity Blush in Jubilation
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Lightening Dust / Fire Crystal
Glossier Stretch Concealer in Light or Medium
Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in Pro Filt'r
Erborian CC Creme
Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC40
Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in Topaz, Quarts and Moonstone
Urban Decay Naked Bronzer

Eyes
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
& Other Stories Saxony Rust Palette
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes

Brows
Glossier Boy Brow in Clear or Brown

Lips
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaça Lip Balm
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-nourishing Lip Balm
Hurraw Lip Balm - coconut, vanilla, chai, night, sun protection
Skin & Tonic Rose Lip Balm
Sukin Paw Paw Ointment

BODYCARE

Soaps + Washes
La Eva Blū Wash
Haeckels Biodynatmic Seaweed Soap
Wild Medicine Crystal Soaps
Liha Ose Gidi Black Soap
Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Wash
L'Occitane Huile De Douche Amande Shower Oil
Kinn Beauty Body Wash

Comfort Zone Tranquility Shower Cream
Cowshed Body wash

Exfoliants
Homemade Coffee Scrub (recipe in my book, Well Being)
Frank Original Coffee Scrub
Earth Tu Face Sea Salt & Organic Oils Scrub

Bath
Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Himalayan Pink Salt Bath Crystals (recipe in my book, Well Being)

Moisturisers + Oils
Goē Oil
Earth Tu Face Rosemary & Salt Lotion

Dr Hauschka Lavendar Sandalwood Calming Body Cream
Espa Fitness Oil
Comfort Zone Body Strategist Scrub & Cream
Comfort Zone Tranquility Oil & Body Cream
Korres Jasmine Body Butter and Fig Body Butter
Sol de Janeira Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Sol de Janeira Acai Body Power Cream
Weleda Cellulite Oil
Aveda Blue Oil
Cowshed Invigorating Bath & Body Oil
Kiki Health Magnesium Oil Spray

Deodorants
Megababe Deodorant
Madara Herbal Deodorant
Jason Apricot Deodorant Stick

FRAGRANCE

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
Fragrance Oils / Essential Oils
Strange Invisibles Zodiac EDP

Chloe Eau De Parfum
1509 Sophia Scent
Scentered Aromatherapy Balm Sticks
Portland Apothecary Dream Fragrance Oil
L'Occitaine Relaxing Pillow Spray

HAIRCARE

Shampoo + Conditioner
John Masters Organics Shampoo & Conditioner
Botanicals Freshcare by L'oreal
Davines
Sansceuticals
Rahua
Austin Austin

Kiehl's

Masks
Botanicals Freshcare by Loreal Safflower Masque 

Creams + Serums
Botanicals Freshcare by L'oreal Camelina Frizz Antidote Leave-in Cream
Botanicals Freshcare by L'oreal Safflower Softening Ointment Leave-in Treatment 
Kerastase Aura Botanica Concentré Essentiel Oil Blend
John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Hair Milk

Sprays
John Masters Organics Hair Spray
John Masters Organics Sea Mist
Kerastase Aura Botanica Essence D'Eclat Huile De Coco Samoane Moisturising Oil-Mist

Davines Natural Tech Replumping Hair Filler Superactive Fluid
Botanicals Freshcare by L'oreal Geranium Radiance Remedy Shine Vinegar

Other
These towels have completely changed my life.

DENTAL CARE

Ayurvedic tongue scraper
Homemade Spearmint Oil Mouthwash (in my book, Well Being)
Charcoal powder
Aloedent Toothpaste

SPAS, SALONS + TREATMENTS

Content Beauty
Blue Tit
Liz Earle
Glasshouse Hair Salon
Bluetit Salon
Sugaring Hair Removal
Gua Sha

SANITARY CARE

Mooncup or Organicup
TOTM Organic Cotton Tampons
Organicup Organiwipes
Thinx panties (Use code WELLBEING5 for $5 off)
Natural Cycles Thermometer + App (Contraception)

TOOLS

Jade Facial Massage Roller
Jade Gua Sha Face Scraper
Copper Tongue Scraper
Dry Body Brush
Reusable Cotton Pads - Bamboo + Fleece or 100% Organic Cotton
Wooden Cotton Buds - these unfortunately come in plastic wrap, these don't
Bamboo / Wooden Razor - currently trying to get my hands on one of these but they seem only available in India
Bamboo Toothbrush (buy in bulk to save on postage / packaging)
Sisal Sponge (made from agave plant fibres) - with wooden handle or without