Six sustainable skincare products for the spring transition


Traditionally, spring is the season of optimism: of longer evenings and sunnier Saturdays. Parks fill with flowers and the evening air fills with the tempting smell of BBQ, but along with the promise of summer, for many of us, spring also brings break-outs, dermatitis and oily skin. 

2020 has been tough enough, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of sustainably made, natural skincare products which will solve your springtime skincare woes.

Reef safe sunscreen from SunButter


In winter time, when UV levels are lower and sunshine time is limited, you can almost get away with leaving the house fresh faced. As UV levels start increasing though, it’s essential to protect your skin from sun damage, and SunButter is here to help you do that without damaging the planet in the process. SunButter’s broad spectrum sunscreen is SPF50 is four hours water resistant and free from the chemical derivatives (such as oxybenzone) which cause damage to our skin and to our ocean’s reefs. The gentle, natural formula is soft on skin, and is sustainably produced in a solar-powered factory in South Australia.

Reusable cotton pads from Ekko Skin

Ekko Skin

If you don’t want to rely on rough flannels or wasteful disposable wipes to get your skin sunscreen-free at the end of the day, Ekko Skin have got you covered. Made from 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified cotton, these soft reusable pads will help you limit the landfill resulting from your beauty routine. Wins all round.

The Great State Soothing Skin Balm

The Great State

The Great State Soothing Skin Balm is the hero product which has consolidated The Great State’s name in the world of organic Australian skincare. The coconut and honey scented balm is suitable for every common skin condition – from eczema to insect bites – and is made from entirely natural, ethically sourced ingredients. Cold pressed oils are combined with organic Australian beeswax and vitamin E to form this richly hydrating balm. Bonus points to The Great State for their partnership with Love Mercy Foundation, which sees them support poverty-stricken communities in northern Uganda.

Protect facial oil from Studium Essentials

Studium EssentialsGabriella Abell, founder of Studium Essentials, is devoted to producing plant based products that harness the power of nature to enhance the beauty in the everyday. Infused with amino acids, beta-carotene and a range of plant-derived vitamins, Studium’s Protect oil is the perfect addition to a springtime skincare routine. The formulation of selenium and copper combined with a carefully balanced blend of plant oils improves cellular integrity, while protecting skin against pigmentation and other visible signs of UV damage.

Rubifresh Collagen + Rosehip Creme

RubifreshAs with all Rubifresh products, this highly moisturising face cream is 100% natural and 100% cruelty free. Super-hydrating baobab oil is combined with rosehip oil and pomegranate extract to boost the skin’s production of collagen, helping skin stay plump and hydrated as the spring transition approaches.

Calendula oil from The Herbal Gardener

The Herbal Gardener

This lightweight, non-greasy oil is an across-the-board hero, recommended for treating everything from psoriasis to dermatitis. As with all products from The Herbal Gardener, this biodynamic oil is made using organic Australian Calendula oil, harnessing the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the vibrant floral plant. The Herbal Gardener’s range includes light and rich moisturising creams, but for warm spring nights, a few drops of Calendula oil will hydrate skin without clogging the pores. Free from essential oils, The Herbal Gardener’s Calendula oil is a perfect option for moisturising sensitive, reactive skin.

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