I think we can all become overwhelmed with the endless choices of new ‘must have’ products and brands that seem to appear on a weekly basis.
Frankly, it’s a minefield.
My job is to try to keep up with all that’s seductively new in the beauty world. Yes, exciting new arrivals do appear out of the blue, that when tested over several weeks one genuinely feels all the marketing hype was justified. The ‘new’ ingredient is indeed ground breaking, or a new application of make up is what it claims… revolutionary.
Realistically, this doesn’t happen often.
The alternative is a rather appealing ‘one stop shop’. Once you’ve discovered the one, why look any further?
The Avon catalogue is an eye opener, showcasing an excellent cross section of beauty products with prices to suit everyone’s budget.
I’ve subsequently looked at a couple of other ranges for our readers that you may like to explore, this time with an ‘organic’ and ‘botanically based’ emphasis.
Green People Charlotte Vehtz began her adventure into the world of organic skincare 15 years ago when her 2 year old daughter was suffering from skin allergies. This inspired her to create pure, natural and organic products for the whole family. 10% of her net profit is donated to charity. The range is extensive – here’s a simple summary:
All packaging is recyclable and non air-freighted, and is natural and certified organic.
No animal testing and all vegetarian.
Recently launched an Age Defy+ youth boosting skin care range.
Products for babies – including a gorgeous ‘Baby Hamper’ ideal for gifting.
An extensive range for children from 3 years.
A teenage range to help keep a clear complexion.
Sun protection for various age ranges, voted as winners by readers of Natural Health and Beauty Magazine.
Products for men.
Anti-ageing supplementation and nutrition.
A make-up collection suitable for all ages and skin tones.
Free UK delivery on every order.
If you fancy having a look at the Green People website, click here
Arbonne This company’s story began 37 years ago. Petter Morck’s passion for the beauty and perfection found only in nature led him to develop botanically based products that were pure, safe and beneficial. The name Arbonne comes from a village in Switzerland, which has come to mean beautiful tree. His son has now taken the helm. The company sells through independent consultants. One of them, Rosie contacted CountryWives, and is passionate and enthusiastic about the brand. So much so that she’s determined to combine spreading the Arbonne word together with studying medicine!
Range of products for all ages (men, women and babies) across the board, with a ‘Gold Winner Beauty Awards 2015’ for their Lifting & Contouring Eye Cream.
They have developed an ultrasound massaging tool for the face and neck (2016 Award Winner).
A range for problem skin.
Detox products and pure essential oils.
An extensive range of plant powered nutritional products – vegan certified and gluten free eg. powders, supplements and protein snack bars to name a few.
A large selection of makeup. The Makeup Primer I sampled was excellent.