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Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace reveals some of her favourite environment-friendly products
Janey Lee Grace

This article first appeared in our World Environment Day issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published 05 June 2024. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

World Environment Day (05 June) is a great opportunity to focus on how every one of us can make a real difference.

We need to give Mother Earth a little extra love; our planet is always there for us – providing us with clean air, fresh water and jaw-dropping landscapes – but sadly, from pollution to deforestation, our actions have taken a toll.

It might feel as though there is nothing we can do, but the truth is we can all make a difference.

By making conscious buying choices we have the power to change the game and protect our planet.

Small everyday changes can add up to make a big impact and skincare, beauty and wellbeing is the perfect place to start.

Every time you swipe on your moisturiser or lather up with shampoo, you’re making a decision that can either help or harm the environment.

We need to opt for products with natural ingredients and minimal packaging, and support brands that are committed to sustainability.

Below are a few recommendations – all entries into the Platinum Awards – from my list of current favourites for people and the planet.

Energised skincare

AEOS (Active Energised Organic Skincare) really is an ‘alchemy of beauty’ brand. It uses ancient techniques, the spagyric tinctures of crystals and gems, super-hydrating ingredients and cutting-edge technologies to deliver therapeutic effects for body, mind and soul.

A core ingredient is the spelt oil, produced from the biodynamic spelt grain grown on the founder’s farm. Its healing properties for the skin are incredible.

You can use the Realive Serum – an age-defying serum for the face and the delicate eye area – to visibly plump, smooth and revitalise skin to restore maximum radiance.

The serum contains alchemical essences of opal, amethyst, charoite, turquoise, emerald, quartz and chrysoprase to help rejuvenate the skin and balance emotions.

A healthy boost

Beauty comes from within and you can give your skin a boost by unleashing the potential of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant and essential nutrient that supports numerous processes in the human body.

LipoC Liquid Vitamin C supports a healthy immune system and nervous system, as well as helping with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

It also supports collagen production for healthy skin, gums and bones.

LipoC is absorbed into the cell wall for improved efficacy, and is thought to be up to 30 times more effective than standard oral vitamin C powders and capsules.

A little organic acerola cherry has been added, but there are no synthetic flavourings, soy, citric acid or alcohol.

Organic cleansing

Now let’s focus on sustainability. Natracare achieved the first COSMOS Organic certification for its Organic Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes.

They are plastic free, suitable for sensitive skin and made without alcohol or synthetic fragrances.

These cleansing face wipes have an enriched formula that includes vitamin E, aloe vera and organic essential oils of apricot and chamomile to soothe, protect, moisturise and refresh delicate skin.

They can gently cleanse and remove waterproof mascara and tough lipstick, and are suitable for composting.

AEOS Realive Serum
AEOS Realive Serum (£60.30, 30ml)
LipoC Liquid Vitamin C
LipoC Liquid Vitamin C (£43.95, 30 sachets)
Natracare Organic Cleansing 
Make-up Removal Wipes
Natracare Organic Cleansing
Make-up Removal Wipes
(£4.65, 20 wipes)

Award-winning wellbeing

The Platinum Awards include categories for therapists, coaches, wellbeing experts and authors, as well as beauty and wellbeing products.

Check out the awards if you are interested in promoting your natural brand or nominating one of your favourites.

Everyone who nominates or votes will go into our prize draw to win a huge hamper of natural and organic goodies!

Click here to nominate or enter your natural beauty brand in the Platinum Awards.

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