From face mists to cell recovery serums and quite the array of oils, masks, elixirs and scrubs, beauty products have come on leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Never before was a skincare routine so involved and the reach so vast and varied with brands from every corner of the world popping up and the Internet making it so possible to seek out new and exciting brands.
With our skin and hair being exposed to an array of nasties, it is important to seek out beauty brands that go to lengths to ensure their products don’t make the situation even worse. Organic beauty products are a good place to start as they use organically farmed ingredients, grown without the use of genetically modified organisms, synthetic fertilisers, herbicides and more.
For a fantastic selection of natural and organic products from niche brands carefully sourced from across the world, Alyaka has it all, so we’ve selected five of our favourites for you to check out.
For an all-natural, 100% vegan hair care brand, Rahua is a great choice for achieving luscious locks. Promising to steer clear of sulphates, silicones, preservatives, parabens, and the like in their formulas, making them completely natural, the rare rainforest ingredients used in the range make for rather unique and effective products.
New York stylist and founder of Rahua, Fabian Lliguin incorporates the oil of rahua nuts into his products – an item which Amazonian women have used for centuries to strengthen and nurture their hair. Products are ideal of all hair types, nuts are harvested in traditional methods and we particularly like the leave-in treatment, legendary Amazon oil and soothing hair balm.
We swap the trees of the Amazon with the nature of Hawaii and the ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai where Leahlani Skincare is based. Utilising Hawaii’s bountiful selection of natural ingredients, these products burst with tropical beauty oils, blooming botanicals and fruit nectars, designed to bring out your skin’s natural glow.
It goes without saying that there are no GMOs here and, on top of that, products are sustainably harvested and composed by hand in small batches at the studio in Kauai. With a passion for encouraging buyers to indulge in their skincare routines, founder, Leah Klasovsky has created a range of truly sumptuous products and we particularly love the Bless beauty balm, which nourishes the skin resulting in a dewy softness and youthful elasticity.
Combining traditional South African beauty secrets with the latest formulas and unique ingredients like marula, an African ‘miracle oil’, African Botanics has spent eight years providing luscious products that have rejuvenating effects. Craig and Julia Noik, formerly of South Africa and now based in California, use age-old traditions and from their homeland alongside laboratories and research teams from South Africa, France, Austria and Switzerland to create highly effective products, which are all made in South Africa. Try the revitalizing therapy gel – a recovery treatment ideal for soothing aching joints – or the pure marula cleansing oil.
With a desire to create the freshest products on the market, founder, Jasmi Bonnen created NUORI after concluding that a lot of active ingredients in existing skincare products wouldn’t reach the promised long shelf lives, therefore losing their beneficial properties. As a result of this, NUORI products are freshly blended in 10 to 12 weeks in Denmark and swiftly sent out to suppliers across the globe to ensure a short timeline and fresh products.
Containing essential fatty and amino acids as well as natural occurring vitamins, which provide a closer molecular structure to healthy skin, products are mildly and naturally scented too. We love the sun repair serum – ideal for this time of year – and the bio-fusion eye serum.
It’s over to California and the healthy lifestyle of the northern part of the state where beauty veteran, Cheryl Yannotti Foland set out to simplify the world of colour cosmetics. lilah b is designed to provide the modern-day woman with a range of luxurious multi-purpose products that are brimming with moisturising and nourishing ingredients from the land and sea. Products contain the likes of aloe and agar and are formulated without gluten, synthetic fragrances, sulphates and parabens, while being 100% vegan too. We quite like the Divine Duo lip and cheek, which can switch out as an eyeshadow too.