Beauty products that smell good enough to eat
Treat your body while tantalising your tastebuds. We’ve compiled a list of foodie beauty products that are mainly natural or organic. Enjoy the mouth-watering aromas then spoil your skin.
The Organic Pharmacy: Carrot Butter Cleanser
Don’t be fooled by its pale orange hue and suitably earthy aroma, this is great at easily removing any type of make up from caked-on foundation to stubborn eyeliner and will leave you looking and feeling fresh. A little goes a long way with this great product. Its richness makes it suitable for normal to dry skin.
Origins: Ginger Soufflé Whipped Body Cream
This light, fresh and extremely effective moisturiser is a delectable treat for dehydrated skin. The essence of ginger revitalizes, the silky cream moisturises, while ingredients such as olive and apricot kernel oil help nourish the skin and give it a healthy glow. One of the best natural body creams on the market.
Lush: Melting Marshmallow Bubble Bar
If you’re planning on a night of pampering, don’t forget to treat yourself to this soothing slice of heaven. After turning your bath a very girly candy pink, it will fill the room with the calming scents of marshmallow, while your skin will appreciate the moisturising effects of cocoa butter.
Burt’s Bees: Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Refresh your fingertips with this silky cuticle cream with lemon and almond oil. Not only does it smell like mouthwatering lemon meringue pie, used nightly this dessert-like cream glosses up your nails and softens any hard skin leaving your fingertips looking as delicious as they smell.
Philosophy: The Big Skinny Exfoliating Scrub
This sticky exfoliating scrub might be the sweetest we’ve ever tried! The sugary base exfoliates without being too harsh on your skin, and the scrummy cocoa smell is so divine it takes the hassle out of the job. It leaves skin soft, subtle and glowing and is the ideal treatment before before self-tanning.
Paul Penders: Avocado and Cranberry Nourishing Cream
This day-to-night moisturiser is loaded with natural fruit and plant extracts, herbs and oils which will give your skin the nutrients it needs throughout the day. Initially it feels thick when applying, but the richness is absorbed quickly leaving you feeling silky and looking illuminated. It’s best for dry skin and makes an ideal moisturiser to fight the effects of winter.
Lush: The Sacred Truth Re-Energizing Facemask
You are literally feeding your skin with this mask; it’s chock-full of papayas, which are used for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, and contains fresh yoghurt for its beautifying enzymes, as well as green tea and wheatgrass to protect your skin against free radicals and pollution. A good mask to refresh your skin after a week at work, it’s so full of freshness that it carries an expiry date, so use sooner rather than later.
Green People: Triple Action Cellulite Cream
Using the finest natural cellulite-busting ingredients, this cream was awarded the title of ‘best cellulite zapper’ at the Natural Health and Beauty Awards. Combining the tightening and detoxifying effects of essential oils and extracts like ginger, pomegranate and grapefruit, along with bayberries’ ability to break down fat cells, this is an attractive alternative to the more chemical options on the market.
Just: Strawberry Lip Balm
Cocoa and mango butter make this the perfect softening salve for any pair of sore or undernourished lips. The mouthwatering strawberry smell is authentic and hard to resist. An affordable natural product that’s ideal for anyone bored of their regular lip chap.
G Baldwin & Co: Nourishing Night Cream
The active key ingredients in this night cream helps to smooth and revitalise your skin while you’re sleeping. Filled with enriching pomegranate, olive, avocado and macadamia oils to replenish, it also contains a yeast-derived collagen-promoting hexapeptide to rejuvenate and smooth.
Shampoo and conditioner
Faith In Nature: Chocolate Shampoo and Conditioner
Made with natural ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner duo for dark hair also has a refreshing hint of sage that balances out the richness of the chocolate. Not only are these products totally organic, they’re recognised by the Vegan Society as animal friendly. Support this product and you’ll have a conscience as clean as your tresses.
With thanks to Joanna Tymkiw