BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 06 Sept '19

Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace reveals 2019’s outdoor summer essentials

This article first appeared in our Restoration Revolution issue of MyGreenPod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 06 Sept 2019. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

There’s an art to travelling light. In an ideal world you want personal care products that aren’t messy and don’t require too much water – oh, and that are also as eco as possible. Here are a few of my favourite products to slip into your backpack.

DRY SHAMPOO
Keep your locks looking lush – even if you can’t wash them! I love the Organic Dry Shampoo from Tabitha James Kraan (£19, 15g); it helps to cleanse, refresh and balance and makes windblown hair easier to style. It comes in Fair or Dark, with a pouch refill available.

AFTER-SUN LOTION
If you do end up getting a little ‘sun-kissed’, try Green People’s Hydrating After Sun Lotion (£16.50). It has a cooling effect on sun-heated skin, helps to reduce peeling and doubles up as a great body lotion any time of year.

NATURAL DEODORANT
Clearly you will want a deo – but make it a natural one! Scence Deodorant Balms (£12) are soothing and softening – they’re vegan, natural, effective and free from aluminium, plastic and cruelty.

FACE TAN WATER
If you want to look glowing but haven’t topped up the tan, you can’t beat the Face Tan Water from Eco by Sonya (£28)! It’s great for evening out skin tone and can be used instead of foundation.

NATURAL DEO FOR FEET
Don’t forget your feet! Salt of the Earth Foot Spray (£5.99) has a cooling menthol fragrance, protects against foot odour and soothes tired feet.

AVOID INSECT BITES
Don’t venture out – at home or abroad – without the incognito Insect Repellent. It comes as a spray (£10.99, 100ml) or a roll-on (£8.49, 50ml), and provides 100% protection against mosquitoes. I don’t leave home without it!

BEAT HAY FEVER
If you’re prone to allergies or hay fever, keep a pot of HayMax Allergen Barrier Balm (£6.99) in your bag. Suitable for all, this organic balm helps to trap pollen and dust before they get up your nose and cause a reaction.

GET A HEALTHY GLOW
You’ll need vitamins to stay healthy and gorgeous! Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C (£39.99, 30 sachets) boosts immunity and gives you glowing skin! The high-strength nutritional supplement gets straight to the cells; just pop a sachet into any cool drink for 1k grams vitamin C.

Janey Loves Platinum Awards

Flourish pop-up shop, 2019My Green Pod is once again the media partner for the Janey Loves Platinum Awards, which champion and promote
the best natural products and services.

This year’s winners will be announced at the week-long Flourish Platinum Awards pop-up shop at London’s Hello Love.

Visitors will get the opportunity to buy non-toxic cosmetics, makeup and skincare from the great companies that entered 2019’s Janey Loves Platinum Awards, and help to raise funds for the charity.

We hope to see you there!