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Janey Loves autumn 2021

Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace reveals some of the highlights from this year’s Platinum Awards shortlist
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Janey Lee Grace

This article first appeared in our ‘Why organic is the answer’ issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 03 September 2021. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

A big thanks to My Green Pod, our media partner for the Janey Loves Platinum Awards!

This year there are too many amazing natural, organic and sustainable brands to mention, but here’s a taste of some of the products on our shortlist. They will help ease stress and tiredness and revitalise skin and hair – all while helping you to dip your toe into a more natural version of everything this Organic September.

Soothe your skin

Start with your tired feet, which have no doubt worked hard all summer. Exfoliate using the Dajan Organics Peppermint Foot Scrub (£8.50, 100g) to remove dead skin cells, improve circulation, soften and moisturise.

One of our esteemed judges for the Platinum Awards is organic hero Jo Wood. We won’t allow her to judge her own stuff, but we love her body oils. They contain a lovely blend of oils to soften, soothe and restore. Try the Jo Wood Organics Usiku Body Oil (£39, 100ml); it has a warm and sensual fragrance that is great for both men and women.

Get rested

Struggling to get your beauty sleep? A unique Cooling Mattress Topper (£400, single) from Health and Her has been entered into our Menopause category. It’s a great alternative to air conditioning, which can dry the air, so it could help you save money and reduce your energy consumption!

Saffron is known for its beneficial effects on low mood, stress and sleep, so the innovative brand The Naked Pharmacy bottled it! Try Saffrosun (£19, 30 capsules), which contains three saffron extracts at a clinically effective strength, with 100% natural prebiotic and food-sourced vitamins D3 and B12.

Repair and restore

To revitalise a tired complexion, try the Seaweed Peel Off Face Mask (£15, 90g) from Conscious Skincare. It’s made from natural alginates, which give the mask an elastic feeling, and is rich in minerals that can help to repair damaged skin cells.

Rhythm of Beauty’s revolutionary Seasonal Day Cream (£55, 60ml), with vitamin A and Q10, uses the power of seasonal flower essences to access facial meridians and release tiredness, facial tension and stress. It’s a nutritious cocktail of skin superfoods to purify, uplift and boost skin radiance and clarity.

Keep your locks luscious with the 100% natural Tabitha James Kraan Scented Hair Oil (£38, 30ml). The nutrient-rich organic oil will restore, protect and polish, and the signature Amber Rose scent feels like a big hug for your hair!

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