My NBC

As a beauty blogger, I’m constantly trying new things. But there’s a core of tried and tested (and much loved) products that I go running back to in between. Everything listed below has or will be repurchased.

Because it’s hard to keep information up to date, I haven’t included current prices but the budget/mid/splurge categories will hopefully help you. Apologies also for lack of links but if you’re interested in finding out more get thee to a search engine or drop me a line – naturalbeautycabinet at yahoo.co.uk

If you’re new to more natural skincare and wondering where to start, I’d recommend starting here.

Cleanser (cream/oil – remove with cloth)

Splurge: Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser; Pai Camellia & Rose gentle hydrating cleanser

Mid: Botanicals Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt; Angela Langford Clean Sweep Luxury Cleansing Balm; Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish; Balmology Neroli & Sweet Basil Cleansing Balm

Budget: Superfacialist Rose Hydrating Cream Cleanser

Cleanser (wash/ emulsifyng oil/ water)

Splurge: Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser

Budget: Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash; Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser OR Soap Bark & Camomile Deep Cleansing Cream; Superfacialist Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil

Toner

Splurge: Spiezia Organic Floral Skin Toner

Mid: ; Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Budget: Naturally Thinking/Quinessence floral waters approx £4

Moisturiser – all purpose

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream; Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream; Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Moisturiser; Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream

Mid: Lyonsleaf Natural Beauty Balm; Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

Budget: B Skincare Rose & Honey OR Lavender & Honey moisturiser; Sukin Vanilla Facial Moisturiser

Facial sun protection

Balance Me BB Natural Perfection SPF25

Facial oil

Splurge: Balmology Exotic Rose Beauty Oil; Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate; Bodhi Desert Rose Rejuvenating Facial Oil

Mid: Pai Rosehip Oil

Budget: Laidbare From Dusk Till Dawn Vitamin C Serum

Facial exfoliator

Splurge: Angela Langford Scrub Up Fruit Extracts Exfoliator

Mid: Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator; Balance Me Radiance Face Mask

Intensive mask

Splurge: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Mid: Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask

Quick fix mask

Mid: Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

Multipurpose balm / cream       

Mid: Lyonsleaf Healing Calendula Cream

Figs & Rouge Balms; Weleda Skin Food

Lip balm

Budget: Sprout skincare Cinnamon lip balm; Hurraw Sun Protection Balm with SPF15

Eye cream/serum                                           

Mid: Herbfarmacy Just Eyes

Eye gel/refresher

Mid: Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion

Eye make-up remover

Mid: BioDerma Sensibio H20; The Body Shop Chamomile Gentle Eye Make-up Remover

Shower gel        

Splurge: Bodhi Bath & Shower Therapy

Mid: Balance Me body washes; Liz Earle Orange Flower/Energising body wash; Cowshed body washes

Budget: Naked body washes; Organic Surge shower gels; Senspa body washes; Faith In Nature shower gels; Korres shower gels; Weleda Creamy body washes

Soap     

Mid: Intelligent Nutrients Destress Express soap trio (limited edition – currently unavailable)

Body lotion / butter

Mid: Sukin Sensitive/Hydrating Body Lotions

Budget: Jason body lotions; Avalon Organics Peppermint body lotion; Senspa body butters; Dr Organic body lotions; Korres body milks

Body oil

Splurge: Cowshed body oils

Budget: Quinessence base oils; Body Shop Monoi Tahiti body oil

Body sun protection

Mid: Liz Earle Botanical After Sun Gel; Green People Scent Free Lotion SPF25

Budget: Lavera After Sun Care w/Shimmer Effect

Cellulite serums             

Mid: Weleda Birch Cellulite oil

Body scrubs

Budget: Senspa Detox Body Scrub; Body Shop scrubs; Weleda Birch body scrub

Bath – therapeutic

Mid: St Grape Exotic Soaking Bath Salts

Budget: Epsom salts (available at Boots); Dead Sea Spa Magik bath salts; Senspa Detox bath salts; Kneipp bath salts w/essential oils; Magnesium salts (BetterYou)

Bath oils/milks

Mid: Dr Hauschka bath oils

Budget: Weleda bath milks

Hand wash

Budget: Organic Surge hand washes; Dr Bronner liquid soaps; Senspa hand washes

Hand lotion

Splurge: Balance Me Rose Otto hand cream/Super Moisturising hand cream

Budget: Australian Organics Sweet Almond Oil Hand Cream; Dr Organic Dead Sea Minerals/Rose Hand Cream; Dr Bronner body lotions (Patchouli & Lime, Lavender & Coconut)

Shampoo

Mid: Theraneem Gentle Therape Shampoo

Budget: Daniel Galvin Hair Juice Clarifying Shampoo; Liz Earle Shampoo

Conditioner

Mid: Theraneem Gentle Therape Conditioner; Neal’s Yard Revitalising Orange Flower Conditioner

Budget: Liz Earle Conditioner

Hair/scalp treatments  

Mid: Viridian Raw Organic Coconut Oil; Dr Hauschka Neem Hair Lotion

Budget: Macadamia Treatment Oil

Heat protectors

Mid: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Nourishing Hair Oil

Staples

Aloe vera gel (try Holland & Barrett (including Dr Organic), Aubrey Organics)
Arnica gel or balm – for bruising and muscle pain (try Spieza)
Calendula infused oil (Try Fushi, Quinessence)
Coconut oil (Try Viridian, Pukka, Fushi, Akamuti, Dr Organic)
Jojoba oil (Try Fushi, Quinessence)
Shea butter (Try Melvita)

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