You Magazine's Shelly Vella shares her green beauty picks

You Magazine's Shelly Vella shares her green beauty picks

I’m passionate about organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty - it’s been a career-long obsession and Naturisimo is my go-to for brands that tick all of the above boxes. So, if you care about recycled packaging, products with pedigree that don’t harm the planet and ingredients that aren’t chock-full of chemicals, this is your perfect pit-stop for a well-being overhaul. Here are my ‘Magnificent Seven’ tried and trusted must-haves. Happy Shopping.

The Mauli Rituals Surrender Vata Body Oil £47

I have trouble sleeping so I like to ensure a strict wellbeing routine before heading to bed. This involves a hot bath, a cup of sleep-inducing Pukka Night Time herbal tea and a relaxing body oil. My new favourite is this Ayurvedic treat from Mauli. It blends chamomile, frankincense, ylang-ylang and geranium in a sweet almond base and I can feel my mind calming after just ten minutes of massage. A little goes a long way with this oil and I find it helps ease anxiety, really moisturises my skin and helps me drift off to sleep.

May Lindstrom the Clean Dirt Cleansing Clay £62

This wonder product was a welcome discovery when stress and pollution started to take a toll on my skin. I find nothing cleans and reenergises like a 100% natural clay masque and this is the very best I’ve tried. Pricey yes, but in terms of cost per use it really is good value, as one small teaspoon of the powder mixed with water makes an abundant paste which warms and tingles when massaged onto your face. The result? Soft, glowing skin that feels really clean and rejuvenated. Definitely a favourite.

Grown Alchemist Antioxidant + Facial Oil £43

Without doubt my desert island beauty product would be a face oil - these tiny little bottles of concentrated goodness are a revelation to all skin types. Grown Alchemist’s Antioxidant + Facial Oil is packed full of healthy ingredients and rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin C, it visibly improves texture, firmness, hydration and of course, those little signs of ageing. If you take the time to really massage the oil in into your face and neck every evening you’ll start seeing results very quickly.

Rahua Leave-in Treatment £42

I’m usually a little sceptical about thick, creamy leave-in hair conditioners as they can leave your hair heavy and greasy-looking, but this product is nothing short of a miracle to frazzled locks. Rich in an array of organic ingredients such as green tea, raspberry, quinoa and of course the all-important Rahua which strengthens, protects and nourishes weak and damaged hair. You don’t need much and once massaged into damp hair you’ll find it’s softer, shinier and less frizzy once dried. This is a great gift to self or anyone bemoaning stressed tresses.

Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil Deep Relax £49

This has been a firm favourite since it launched and is one of my go-to gifts to give friends on special occasions. Deep Relax smells like heaven and really does what it says on the bottle – profoundly relaxes you. The combined aromas of sandalwood, vetivert and chamomile bring a sense of tranquillity and the rich formulation means just a teeny capful scents the entire house. It’s gorgeous and perfect for anyone in need of a little R&R.

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum £104

When central heating and external pollutants begin to take their toll on your skin it’s always good to have a saviour in your bathroom cupboard and this little serum doesn’t disappoint. It smells delicious and one pump pressed into your face and neck twice a day will relax wrinkles, firm your skin and protect it from environmental damage.

RMS Beauty Wild with Desire Lipstick Set NOW £24.75 WAS £33

If you like to change up your lip colour to match your wardrobe meet the RMS lipstick set of dreams. So many gorgeous colours in one portable set that are as good for your lips as the different colours are on a myriad of skin tones. Choose from bestsellers Jezebel (a blackberry red) and Temptation (a pinky mauve) or exclusive shades Nightfall (a tawny cranberry); Unmistakeable (the perfect beige-nude) and Masquerade (a flirty pink). This is a limited edition and currently on sale so be quick to snap it up, it’s a true beauty.

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