Beauty with a Conscience; Last Year over 2,260 Ethical Cosmetics and Skincare Products Were Launched in Europe, and According to Trend Forecaster Mintel Those Numbers Are Only Going to Increase. Here Are Just Some of the Names You Need to Know about Beauty
All L'Occitane's products are natural, use minimal and recyclable packaging, and follow the company's guidelines of traceability and sustainability, while the Shea Butter range is also Fair Trade.
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, pounds 15.50 (www.loccitane.co.uk)
Pure Fiji is a Fair Trade range of bath and body care products, made with wild grown, hand picked ingredients, which supports the surrounding villages by building schools, water facilities and providing jobs.
Pure Fiji Coconut Milk Bath Soak, pounds 16 (020 8364 1662, www.purefiji.com)
Method hand washes only use natural rather than chemical ingredients, are totally against animal testing and are sold in 100% post consumer recycled (PCR) packaging.
Method hand wash in green tea and aloe, pounds 3.25, available at Boots
There are no artificial additives or preservatives in Floris products, which are made with organic ingredients and presented in eco-friendly packaging - the only part which isn't bio-degradable is the lid.
Floris Invigorating Body Polish with Peppermint, Lavender and Aloe Vera, pounds 17.50 (0845 7023239, www.florislondon.com)
Patently Obvious products from KMI are made with a biodegradable formula, and are sold in bottles made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic which are also 100%recyclable.
Patently Obvious Shower Gel in Raspberry and Pomegranate, pounds 3.49, available at Boots
Packaged in recyclable cartons, Malki Dead Sea bath salts and soaps contain no detergents, chemicals or animal fats.
Malki Dead Sea Salts, pounds 6.99, and Natural Black Mud Mask Soap, pounds 3.29, available at Boots
Neal's Yard Remedies makes its natural products using minimal processing, their trademark blue glass bottles can be recycled in store (with a 10p donation made to charity for every one returned), and even the stores are designed to encompass the brand's eco credentials, with organic paints, reclaimed wood flooring, and reclaimed brick.
New Organic Mahonia Clear Skin Gel, pounds 12 (0845 262 3145, www.nealsyardremedies.com)
Bio Etic is a range of organic and Fair-Trade cosmetics and skincare products for the face and body.
Bio Etic Sugary Body Scrub, pounds 9.99, available at Beanfreaks Cardiff (029 2025 1671, www. …