Looking for some natural skincare product recommendations? Let me share with you some of my favourites in this paid-for content from Caara.
Although I’ve been blogging about natural skincare since 2013, it’s still an area that I find tricky to navigate. Greenwashing is rife in the natural beauty sphere, and even products marketed as green, organic, natural, or sustainable could still be tested on animals, contain minimal organic ingredients, or contain fossil fuel-based products.
Step forward Caara. Caara has set out to make conscious shopping effortless, so you can shop their products based on what matters to you. From vegan and cruelty-free products to compostable products, to products from female-founded brands, and more, the filter is vast. I’ve taken a screenshot so you can see what values you can shop by – there are 29 different values! I’ve had to cut off the last value – vegetarian – because they wouldn’t all fit on my screen!
This really makes is so easy to shop to your own particular set of ethics and values, without having to wade through product description after product description trying to find something that suits.
Of course, it’s not just eco-conscious skincare that Caara sells. As a one-stop eco shop, Caara sells eco-friendly products that look after you, your home, family and pets, from brands whose values align with yours.
Caara believes that better-for-you brands should take centre stage in today’s world – they shouldn’t be shoved out of the way in a little corner of the supermarket. Caara thinks they should be everyone’s first choice for day-to-day shopping, and that’s why they’ve created Caara: to showcase the best and most innovative conscious brands.
What I also love about Caara is that all their products ship plastic-free. There wasn’t a scrap of plastic to be found in my delivery.
Natural Skincare With Caara
Let’s get back to skincare. Caara sent me a few different natural skincare products available from their skincare range to try out. Here’s what I thought:
UpCircle Face Serum
I’m a big fan of UpCircle products. I’ve previously featured them in this guide to food waste heroes, as they reuse food products that would otherwise go to waste to make effective and sustainable natural beauty products. This UpCircle Face Serum (£14.95) is no exception and contains skin brightening coffee oil, which is made from repurposed coffee grounds.
What I didn’t know are the serum’s other attributes. Caara says this facial serum is:
- Made In The UK
- Palm Oil Free
- Phthalate Free
- SLS Free
I’ve been applying this serum after applying moisturiser, and its jojoba, sea buckthorn, and rosehip oils, as well as the coffee oil, have been doing a great job at keeping my skin hydrated. It was also incredibly useful to know that this product is both palm oil-free, and made in the UK as both of these things are important to me.
Jason Vitamin E Moisturising Creme
According to Caara, this moisturiser is:
- Phthalate Free
- Is Made With Plant-Based Ingredients
- SLS Free
I’ve been using it in combination with the UpCircle Serum, and only have good things to say. I especially love that it’s made without parabens and phthalates, which is reassuring to hear. Although the moisturiser is packaged in plastic, if non-plastic packaging is important to you, then you can select the plastic-free filter on Caara’s website to find products better suited to your values.
Tabitha Eve Natural Skincare Set
If you are new to eco-friendly skincare, then this Tabitha Eve set (£11.95) is a great place to start. Containing three reusable makeup remover pads, three exfoliating facial scrub pads, a natural Konjac sponge, and three reusable nail polish remover pads, it’s such a great set for beginners.
I didn’t even know you could get reusable nail polish remover pads, so that was news to me. I don’t really wear nail polish – it’s never been my thing – however, my daughter likes to paint her nails so it’s really useful to have something like this in the house to use alongside natural nail polish remover. This set would also make a really great gift for an eco-concious person into natural beauty.
Caara tells me this Tabitha Eve set is:
- From a female-founded business
- Made In The UK
I had heard of Tabitha Eve before, but thanks to Caara I found out that they are a female-founded business and made in the UK. Both of these points were exciting to hear and new information for me, so this will be a brand that I will definitely look for in the future.
Find Out More
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