You may have seen the adverts and the Nivea website.

Nivea, a long-standing skincare company has got in on the act and brought out a pure and natural range to join its other high street competitors who are all cashing in on people opting to use more natural products on their skin.

Tesco, H&M and Waitrose are just a few high street stores riding on the wave of demand for natural products. So what makes Nivea’s products stand out? Well true to form, Nivea’s products are 95% natural and organic; aloe vera, burdock and argan oil are used in the pure and natural skincare range by Nivea.

But with so many organic skincare companies offering the same and a few at the top having established a reputation for being organic skincare leaders and providing their beauty buyers with the real deal, will Nivea be in for a tough challenge.


Another Australian brand hits our shores.

Sukin promises to be different from other organic skincare companies and pledges that not only does it avoid all the chemical nasties (this is what most organic skincare companies do for the most part) but the company functions on carbon neutral, environmentally friendly principles aiming to protect the environment.

Sukin Organics tv commercial from Stuart McBratney on Vimeo.

Have a look at Sukin’s video and make up your own mind.


There are different schools of organic skincare thought when it comes to what you apply on your face before you go to bed.

Some would say you should keep your skin clear to breathe at night because that’s when your skin repairs and rejuvenates itself. But as long as what you put on your skin is of the purest essence, I see no harm in giving your skin a helping hand whilst you sleep, particularly if your skin is of a dry complexion.

Newcomer to the organic skincare scene in the UK, the New Zealand range Antipodes has proved to be a hit with a lot of the beauty editors.

Worthy of mention is Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, which is a Green Beauty Bible Award winner. The message is clean skincare from the purest of sources and this is entirely believable as the ingredients are sourced from the natural environment in New Zealand.

Antipodes also have a very holistic range drawing on the ancient Indian traditions in very different bottle stylings from their main face skincare range. Nevertheless, the company which has been around for six years, prides itself on purist approach to organic skincare.

And with the beauty accolades it has already as a newcomer, Antipodes has made an impact for women (and increasingly) men who use organic skin products in their daily skincare routines.


Let’s face it, our skin becomes quite sallow and dry in the winter. With summer almost upon us, it’s time to treat ourselves to a fresh, yet luxourious body scrub that will get your skin looking smooth for lounging on the beach.

Nowadays, body scrubs fill the high street. But there’s one worthy of a mention which I discovered recently at the Organic show.

Cnnan’s body scrub has a beautiful range, just on the verge of getting its Ecocert approval. I tried their mint and cucumber body scrub, which I must say, seemed almost good to eat but you can’t. It’s wholly satisfying to know that wholesome ingredients you would normally eat, you apply on your body.  Now, that’s what I call being truly natural.

If zesty mint and cucumber is not quite your bag, then you can go for more deeper textures and smell like strawberry and vanilla.  Cnaan body scrubs are also brilliant if you’re planning to have a pamper party and you want to slip little gifts into bags for your guests.

The Cnaan range is developed by a young entrepreneur who managed to get her products developed in Israel and  are the makings of nature, based on formulas and knowledge from ancient times. The curative and medicinal qualities and the aesthetics of the natural-source ingredients are the wonder of creation. This traditional healing methods and body care secrets are transformed to suit way of life and environment of modern times.

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