My love of skincare is well documented, I'd rather spend a bucket load of a moisturiser than a foundation or lipstick any day of the week. I'm a huge fan of Anotnia Burrell Skincare, it costs a packet but I personally think the results are well worth the cost, however I'm aware that not everyone wants to spend £40+ on a serum and I get a lot of requests for my thoughts on more affordable options that can be purchased from the high street.
Slowly but surely the British high street is tapping into the natural and organic market with more and more stores holding lines that use non toxic ingredients. Two of the brands that are on my radar are Bee Good and Yes To Carrots.
I discovered Bee Good products via my work as a beauty blogger, I'm a huge fan of home grown talent and Bee Good is a UK based brand that have been going since 2008, they use British honey in all their products, with prices that start from under a fiver! they're available to purchase online or at Waistrose stores.
This moisturiser is suitable for normal to combination skin, it's very gentle on the skin and absorbs quickly, it fine to use daily I found this moisturiser great for putting on top of serums and also mixing with my mineral foundation as it is very light. It retails at £19.50 which is very reasonable considering the ingredients used. The ingredients include
"moisturising British wild flower honey, British propolis renowned for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, natural source vitamin E to help prevent damage caused by free radicals and British camelina oil, a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids to protect the skin."
Bee Good work closely with chosen suppliers, farmers and beekeepers and always source within the UK.
Key natural ingredients include:
British Propolis (Extract), British Wild Flower Honey (Mel), British Beeswax (Cera alba)
Camelina Oil (Camelina sativa seed oil, Rapeseed Oil (Brassica campestris), Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Full ingredients list:
Aqua (water), Glycerin, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Glyceryl stearate SE, Crambe abyssinica seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Ascorbyl glucoside, Stearic acid, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Mel (honey), Cera alba (beeswax), Camelina sativa seed oil, Brassica campestris (rapeseed) oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Propolis extract, HDI/Trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl alcohol, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Sodium hydroxide, Limonene, Xanthan gum, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (fragrance), Dehydroacetic acid, Silica, Alcohol denat. (SD alcohol 40-B), Biosaccharide gum-4, Linalool.
Another great discovery during my years of blogging is Yes To, they are a US brand that have been making waves in the UK for quite some time, they are available to purchase in many UK stores, they have a large selection available in Holland & Barrett with prices starting from £3.99
Again this is another super light moisturiser, you don't need to use to much as a little really does go a long way Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturizer is rich in antioxidants and powerful sebum absorbers, it both moisturises and balances, keeping your complexion carefree. This moisteriser helps to balance combination skin.
Key Natural Ingredients Include:
Tomatoes: Contain Lycopene – its anti-inflammatory properties help clear excess oil
Red Tea: Contains excellent antioxidants, great for keeping your skin clear and health
Watermelons: Hydrate skin and contain natural fruity acids to naturally exfoliate and cleanse combination skin
Full Ingredients List:
Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycer in, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao Seed But ter, Glyceryl Laurate, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Aspalathus Linearis Extract*, Chomilla Recutita Flower Extract*, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Extract*, Maris Sal, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract*, Alcohol, Citrullus Vulgaris Fruit Extract, Parfum, Coumarin, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linaolol. *Cer tified Organic Ingredient /Ingr?dient Organique Certifi
Both of these moisturiser are great for those starting out in cleaning up their beauty products without making a huge commitment when it comes to cost, some of the products made buy Bee Good and Yes To are not 100% natural, this seems to be the case when you start looking at cheaper options that being said these products do work.