Guilt-free grooming: Ten beauty products with an environmental gentle touch

Your bathroom cabinet is the latest green frontier: here's our pick of products offering guilt-free grooming
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1. Multi-functional aroma "Focus"

£38.30, Intelligent Nutrients, www.intelligentnutrients.com

Austrian environmentalist Horst M Rechelbacher (the founder of Aveda) has created a range based on food-grade organic ingredients, believing that what you put on your body should be as good as what you put in it. This blend of neroli, camomile, jasmine and bergamot can be used to perfume skin and hair, as a massage oil and even as an aid against jet lag.

2. Usiku Organic Bath Oil

£44.05, Jo Wood Organics, www.jowoodorganics.com

Add a couple of capfuls of this decadent oil to your bath and be transported to the sensory delights of a Moroccan hammam. With 97.5 per cent of its ingredients grown organically and a recyclable glass bottle, you can indulge in a long, hot, guilt-free soak.

3. Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo

£16.15, Aveda www.aveda.co.uk

Pioneering US green beauty brand Aveda has led the way in skincare and haircare, and its planet-friendly credentials are matched by the efficacy of the products. Rich in natural hero-ingredient du jour Brazilian buriti oil, this deeply moisturising shampoo is brilliant at taming frizz-afflicted locks.

4. Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer

£11.25, Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, www.lizearle.com

This cooling, soothing toner and reviver is a must for your holiday – keep it in the fridge and use as an instant pick-me-up when temperatures rise. With a focus on sustainably grown and ethically sourced botanical ingredients, this cult beauty brand is committed to eco-friendly practices.

5. Beach Prep Radiance Body Polish

£18.60, Elemental Herbology, www.spacenk.co.uk

Just like a seasonal restaurant menu, this synthetic-free range has summer and winter versions, which claim to work with the natural changes to skin in the course of the year. A summer favourite is this rich exfoliator, with fruit enzymes, sea salt and buriti and macadamia oils, to polish and nourish.

6. Ultimate Moisture Face Serum

£29.99, Saaf Pure Skincare, www.saafpureskincare.com

Western beauty has taken a while to embrace moisturising the face with oil, but this luxe organic product should convince anyone with dry or sun-damaged skin. Made from retinol-rich rosehip oil and antioxidant pomegranate seed oil, the serum calms, while ylang-ylang should even out skin tone.

7. Nail colour in "Soft Pink"

£10, Pixi, www.pixibeauty.com

This perky young make-up brand has eliminated formaldehyde, toluene and other dubious chemicals from its nail-varnish range for a formula that is body- and environment-friendly. Available in 30 glossy shades, this sweet, natural pink is a winner for low-maintenance holiday hands.

8. Relaxing Shower and Bath Foam

£18, Green & Spring www.greenandspring.com

Inspired by the British countryside, this new, all-natural brand hand-blends native herb and flower extracts with essential oils to create aromatic treats. Soothing lavender and restorative comfrey are ideal for a fortifying soak after a bracing walk.

9. Bergamot Hand Wash

£15.66, Space NK, www.spacenk.co.uk

Derived from sugar and coconut and scented with bergamot, this gentle hand wash is more than 95 per cent natural, with recycled plastic packaging, too.

10. Wild Rose Radiant Beauty Balm

£31.20, Neal's Yard Remedies, www.nealsyardremedies.com

This deliciously scented balm is 99 per cent organic and free from parabens and silicones as well as synthetic colour or fragrance. It comes with a muslin cloth and directions on how to use it as a cleanser/exfoliator, facial treatment or simply as an intensive moisturiser for dry skin. n

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