Janey LovesEthical Health & Beauty News & Features
This article appears in the summer issue of MyGreenPod.com Magazine, distributed with the Guardian on 14 July 2017. Click here to read the full digital issue online.
I’m thrilled to kick off my collaboration with MyGreenPod Magazine by sharing some of the highlights of the Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2017.
I created these awards four years ago to recognise the best natural and organic products and services. We have categories for health and wellbeing, mother and baby, home and garden, food and drink and one for therapists, coaches and authors of wellbeing books.
By far the biggest category is skincare and beauty; since writing my first book, Imperfectly Natural Woman, 10 years ago – when you could count on one hand the organic makeup brands – the market has grown massively. Consumers are consistently choosing organic and eco products over their conventional rivals, not just to tick the ethical box or as an antidote to allergies, but because they look great, feel great and are effective! Here are a few of this year’s winners.
AEOS CLEANSING OIL DÉ-MAQ
Our judges loved this smooth, hydrating, cleansing oil made with biodynamic ingredients. It’s effective at removing impurities and every last trace of makeup.
GREEN PEOPLE ORANGE BLOSSOM EXFOLIATOR
A divine organic facial scrub with nourishing shea butter and ultra-fine particles of bamboo and apricot leaf. This special edition celebrates Green People’s 20th birthday.
WELEDA TINTED LIP BALM RANGE
A creamy sheen with a hint of colour – Nude, Rose or Berry Red. Organic shea butter and organic jojoba oil left judges talking of kissable lips!
INCOGNITO SUNCREAM INSECT REPELLENT
This 3-in-1 natural suncream, insect repellent and moisturiser is perfect for summer sun – and means there’s no need to pack three bottles when jetting off on holiday!
THE KONJAC SPONGE COMPANY RAINFOREST COLLECTION MINI PORE REFINERS
These limited edition mini sponges, featuring rainforest creatures, are great for refining, defining and nourishing sensitive skin. Celeb makeup artists love them!
ORGANICALLY EPIC SÕSAR SKINCARE MISTY SEA MUD MASK
This Misty Sea Mud Mask improves blood circulation in your skin, eliminating toxins and allowing oxygen and nutrients to penetrate all layers of the skin.
PURE & LIGHT ORGANIC SKINCARE ESSENTIAL FACE CREAM GENTLEMEN
This cream, rich in essential fatty acids, was created specifically for men. It promotes skin renewal, softens and nourishes the skin and is great for all skin types.
REJUVENATED COLLAGEN SHOTS
Beauty comes from within, and this collagen drink boosts levels of peptide-rich amino acids to improve the skin’s tone and texture, reducing the signs of ageing.
NATORIGIN NAIL ENAMEL
We loved this long-lasting, natural nail enamel in neutral or bright colours – perfect for summer nails. There’s a one-stroke, nickel-free brush for fast application.
Click here to view all the Janey Loves 2017 Platinum Award winners.