Our 10 Favourite Beauty Products of 2018


Mind & Body Nutrition
Our 10 Favourite Beauty Products of 2018

By GMB Dr. Sandy Krafchik

We love natural beauty products at GMB because these products:

  • are free from harmful chemicals
  • are safe to use daily
  • are equally effective
  • support a healthy lifestyle
  • do not cause or aggravate skin conditions e.g. eczema/acne/psoriasis etc.
  • do not cause any systemic side effects
  • are cruelty free (i.e. not tested on animals)
  • are environmentally friendly

Here is a list of our top 10 natural beauty products for 2018 and why we love them:

Dr Bronners

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Dr Bronners produces socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality. Their products are free from chelating agents, dyes, whiteners or synthetic fragrances. Pure high-quality certified organic essential oils are used in the products. The products are biodegradable and environmentally friendly packaging is used.

Product range:

  • soap/liquid/bar/pump
  • organic lip and body balms
  • oral care
  • organic hair care
  • organic shaving soap
  • organic lotion
  • sal suds cleaner

Find Dr. Bronner's Joy Pack on our online shop

Miss Magoo

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The Miss Magoo range consists of gentle, natural and organic skincare products for mums and bubs that are free from toxic chemicals, effective & cruelty free. Recyclable packaging is used. 10% of all sales are donated to UpsideDowns — supporting children with Down Syndrome.

The product range:

  • lip balms
  • rejuvenating facial elixir
  • nourishing face moisturiser
  • hand and heel cream
  • rose hand lotion
  • cacao and vanilla body butter
  • rejuvenating night moisturiser
  • nosquito (adults)
  • coconut and lemon myrtle body scrub
  • exfoliating facial lotion
  • cleansing lotion
  • firming eye cream
  • mums body oil
  • cleansing balm
  • bamboo organic face washers

Find Miss Magoo's products on our online GoodnessMe Box Shop

Jama Natural deodorant

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This deodorant is alcohol free, aluminium free, cruelty free, chemical free (contains no triclosans, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, parabens), safe, effective and affordable. It is available in a variety of fragrances and as a roll on, stick or paste.

Find Jama's products on our online shop

The Base Collective Magnesium

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The product range:

  • magnesium oil
  • magnesium and white tea hand and body wash
  • magnesium and white tea body balm
  • magnesium body and foot bath salts
  • magnesium trio

The body absorbs Magnesium via the skin (aka transdermal absorption) more effectively than it does via oral supplements. Therefore, you can increase your daily magnesium intake by simply spraying on magnesium oil and rubbing it into your skin. It does not leave any residue. The naturally derived ingredients that may assist with:

  • muscle fatigue
  • muscle cramps
  • magnesium deficiencies
  • sleep
  • recovery
  • fibromyalgia
  • depression & anxiety
  • sugar cravings

RosehipPLUS

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RosehipPLUS is a 100% pure, natural Australian Certified Organic skincare range. This brand uses Rosehip oil that is cold pressed (no heat, solvents or chemicals are used). It is free from other preservatives, chemicals or fragrances. The RosehipPLUS products can be used daily and are suitable for use on all skin types.
The product range:

  • Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
  • Rosehip Oil Skin Boost Roll On
  • Organic Daily Cream Cleanser
  • Hydrating Day Cream
  • Nourishing Night Cream

Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6 and 9), antioxidants and vitamins. Fatty Acids Omega 3, 6 and 9 support healthy-looking skin by helping to repair signs of skin damage (e.g. skin pigmentation, scaring, stretch marks, damaged skin tissue), and by maintaining skin hydration. Naturally occurring antioxidants (beta-carotene and lycopene) help to reduce free radical damage in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Vitamin A (trans-retinoic acid) in Rosehip oil maintains the skin’s soft and plump appearance and improves the skin’s water barrier property. It may prevent premature ageing and restore skin elasticity. RosehipPLUS® Rosehip Oil is a dry-oil and has a superfine consistency, allowing it to be absorbed into the skin quickly and easily. It is non comedogenic (i.e. it will not clog pores) and can help regulate and rebalance the skin’s oil production.

Find RosehipPLUS products on our online shop

Essano Turmeric Illuminating Facial Oil

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Essano has created a range of organic products which are effective, chemical free, cruelty free and environmentally friendly.
Essano turmeric facial oil contains:

  • Turmeric - balances skin, reduces inflammation and slows down the signs of ageing
  • Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil - promotes skin suppleness and softness
  • Rosemary - improves circulation
  • Blackcurrant - restores natural glow.

Paint nail lacquer

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This natural nail polish brand is Australian made, vegan, cruelty free and follows the Breathable, 10 free formula (it is free from Formaldehyde, Tosylamide Formaldehyde Resin & Ethyl Tosylamide, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Xylene, Triphenyl Phosphate, Camphor, Animal derived ingredients, Benzophenone-1 & Styrene acrylates).

Find Paint nail polish on our online shop

Bae perfume

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Bae is an 100% ethical and cruelty free, vegan fragrance. It is palm oil free, alcohol free and Phythlate free. There are ranges for both women and men. It is safe to use and produces no side effects.

Find Bae's vegan perfume range on our online shop

Weleda

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Weleda is the world’s leading manufacturer of certified natural and organic skin care. It is fair trade, ethical sourcing, organic, biodynamic, sustainable and ethically sourced. Weleda produces a large range of products for face/body/mother and child/medicines.

Noir Activated Teeth Whitening Charcoal

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This is made from natural ingredients and is suitable for use on all types of teeth. It simultaneously cleans and gently whitens teeth and can be used instead of toothpaste and is safe to use daily. For best results use twice daily. The activate charcoal used is derived from coconuts.

Find Noir Activated Teeth on our online shop

References:
Essano. 2018. Superfoods Certified Organic Turmeric Illuminating Facial Oil – Essano . [ONLINE] Available at: https://essano.co.nz/products/turmeric-illuminating-facial-oil. [Accessed 08 December 2018].
Dr. Bronner's Australia. 2018. Dr. Bronner's Australia | Certified Organic and Fair Trade Soap . [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.drbronner.com.au/. [Accessed 11 December 2018].
Miss Magoo's Natural & Organic Skincare. 2018. Miss Magoo's Natural and Organic Skincare – Miss Magoo's Natural & Organic Skincare . [ONLINE] Available at: https://missmagoos.com.au/. [Accessed 11 December 2018].
JAMA Australia | JAMA natural deodorants, Immortelle Face Oil and Body Oils and range for skin conditions. 2018. JAMA Australia | JAMA natural deodorants, Immortelle Face Oil and Body Oils and range for skin conditions. [ONLINE] Available at: https://jamaaustralia.com/. [Accessed 11 December 2018].
The Base Collective. 2018. The Base Collective | Magnesium Skincare | Made in Australia.. [ONLINE] Available at: https://thebasecollective.com.au/. [Accessed 11 December 2018].
bae Vegan Perfume. 2018. bae Vegan Perfume | Beautiful. Animals. Everywhere. [ONLINE] Available at: https://baeveganperfume.indiemade.com/content/home. [Accessed 12 December 2018].
RosehipPLUS. 2018. Home - RosehipPLUS . [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.rosehipplus.com.au/. [Accessed 12 December 2018].
Paint Nail Lacquer. 2018. minimal-layout | ABOUT. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.paintnaillacquer.com.au/about. [Accessed 12 December 2018].
Natural Organic Skin, Baby & Medicinal Products Since 1921. 2018. Natural Organic Skin, Baby & Medicinal Products Since 1921. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.weleda.com.au/. [Accessed 12 December 2018].

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