Reformulated, the luxury organic and vegan range is now free of phenoxyethanol and comes in stunning new “black” packaging for the discerning customer. We have switched to biophotonic glass packaging as a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Active ingredients such as Alpine Willowherb in the new Antioxidant Day Cream are protected and preserved by biophotonic glass; scientifically tested from European Universities & proven to prolong the strength & shelf-life of the organic matter by filtering out damaging rays of light whilst allowing beneficial violet light to penetrate. Phenoxyethanol, a preservative divisive within the natural beauty sector, is no longer used.
Other new and improved products protected by the deep violet glass – include the Nourishing Facial Oil rich with vitamins, minerals, watermelon extracts and niacin to help improve oxygenation of the dermis. The cream is usable for all skin types.
The Organica beauty range is made in England in the spirit of the company’s mission to produce authentic “Made in the UK” British fashion. There is an emphasis on using ethically sourced materials and minimising their impact on the environment. “All the Organica packaging is now sourced within Europe – much of it within the UK.” says Beauty Products Sales Manager Miranda Boscawen.
Notes: London Ethnic is a member of the ‘Fashion Association of Britain’, ‘The Ethical Fashion Forum’, the ‘Made in Britain’ organisation and an official partner for Parliament Week.
Why organic skincare?
Helps biodiversity and avoids the damaging effects that the pesticides cause to the environment and the living creatures. Does not contain artificial chemical fertilisers or genetically modified corps. Organic farming creates organic oils which contain a bigger amount of nutrients and anti-oxidants.
How long does it take for an organic cream to be made?
Depends on the size of the batch but approx. 1.5 hours.
What is it special about the process? What does it include?
For a cream it is all about the emulsifying of the water ingredients with the oil ingredients. Mainly a lot of stirring. The procedure is the same if the oils are organic or not.
Where does the smell derive from?
Organic plant oils do have a stronger smell than non-organic refined oils and sometimes this can cause a problem as some oils do have unpleasant smell. Most non-organic creams are made with mineral oil which has no smell and this is one of the reasons for its use, plus it is extremely cheap. A non-organic cream may contain an added 0.5% of natural plant oil as a selling/marketing point, but our creams only contain plant oils (organic and fair trade when possible) at 10% or more. Essential oils are added for smell. They are chosen for smell as well as their therapeutic benefits.
Are the organic skincare products same efficient as other anti-age products?
It all depends on the products/ingredients you are comparing. A quick answer would be a definite yes. A organic anti-ageing face cream’s every ingredient has been chosen for it’s anti-ageing properties so it is bursting with ingredients such as: blueberry seed oil, rosehip oil, avocado oil, pomegranate oil, carotene, vitamin e, aloe vera, Q10, millet seed extract, spilanthes acmella flower extract, hyaluronate, sandalwood, frankincense.
Studies and reports are done on ingredients for their properties and benefits so I pick the best when choosing my ingredients for my products.
What is best for my oily skin?
Thinner, lighter oils are recomended for you, as they will not clog the pores and are higher in linoleic acid for instance rosehip, safflower oils.
What is best for my dry skin.
Dry skin needs heavier oils higher in omega 7 (palmitoleic acid) and omega 9 (oleic acid) eg. macadamia, avocado, olive oils.
What is best for my sensitive skin?
Essential oils can sometimes be a problem for sensitive skins especially the citrus oil although people react differently to different things. Sometimes a light facial oil can be better than a cream for those with very sensitive skin.
We all want to look young and have a healthy looking skin, but are we using the right products?
When choosing the right skin care product for you face, you need to find out what your skin needs.
Basically by asking three important questions that every counter girl will ask you:
- How does your skin feel after being washed?
- Is the T-zone (forehead-nose-chin) oily or dry in comparison to the other part of the face?
- What are your skin concerns?
- It is recommended to select products that are made from natural organic ingredients. Skincare products may comprise a range of synthetic and inorganic ingredients in them which can cause skin irritations and many other undesired side effects. This is not the case for organic beauty products which are made from a selected range of natural ingredients.
- Organic products are developed and grown without the aid of insecticides, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or any other artificial chemicals and toxic substances.
- Organic skin care products are made from the extracts and oils of various organic plants. They are a mix of these oils and essences put together. As a result they give the products their colour and smell, which is not fostered with artificial chemicals.
Follow 3 basic skincare steps in your everyday life:
Step 1- Cleanser:
This first important step to remove all the surface impurities from your skin, including the day’s makeup, pollution, oils and dead cells and purify it. But choose wisely a product that preserves your skin balance and PH so you don’t risk dehydrating it by using the wrong cleanser.
Organica Foaming Face Wash: The Tea Tree and Lemon Cleanser has wonderful properties that make it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. Therefore it is the best ingredient for the fight of acnes with it’s anti-bacterial properties. While Turmeric is an antiseptic used to fight pimples and breakouts, it removes redness from acne and other types of scarring, reduces inflammation and evens out skin discolorations. Organic safflower and jojoba oils are added to replace the lipid barrier and moisture in the skin and to prevent your face from feeling tight.
Organica Hot Cloth Cleansing Oil: The organic cleansing oil gently and effectively cleans the skin by dissolving all traces of makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping your skin of its natural protective layer. Packed with antioxidants it also protects the skin against environmental damage. Grapefruit and lime for normal/oily skin & orange and lime for dry skin.
Step 2- Toners:
It is the second step to deeply cleaning the skin as it opens the pores and cleans the bacteria living inside the cells. The toner is designed to further cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. It is important to always use the toner after the cleanser, as it tightens and closes the pores after deeply cleaning the skin. With the toner you end the cleaning stage and prepare your skin for the full creams treatment.
Organica Face Toner: A cooling, high grade, pure organic floral water formed during the distillation of organic tea tree (for oily/normal skin) or orange blossom leaves (for dry skin). The face toner soothes and supports the skin depending on its needs and also helps to reduce its redness and give a vibrant glow.
Moisturizing your face during the day and also protecting it from the sun rays should be your most important every-day action. When selecting a facial cream, bear in mind what your skin needs but don’t neglect the SPF- protecting effect. Studies suggest that a regular skincare routine can save your skin 10-aging years.
Moisturising is the final step to smooth, radiate and make your skin more firm, in order to prevent the wrinkle forming from the facial expressions, dehydration and age, also to nourish and hydrate it.
Organica Nourishing Day Cream: A beautiful light cream for daily nourishment and protection and to improve skin elasticity and softness. Rich in antioxidants which help the fight against free radicals. Easily absorbed and won’t clog pores. Green tea and mandarin for normal/oily & Macadamia and rosehip for dry skin types.
Organica Spot Gel & Mask: Made from a special blend of plant extracts that are known for their antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties to help with spot prone skins. This versatile gel can be dabbed onto spots or used as a facial mask.
Submitting your body to excessive sun rays, non moisturizing or exfoliating it, will cause the skin to age quickly. The signs can be more visible in the décolletage area, forearms and hands.
The three steps of daily care routine: Cleanse, Exfoliate & Moisturize, should apply for your body skin as well.
Cleanse: When picking your body wash, make sure you are choosing a gentle product that cleanses effectively without drying your skin. For more your skin absorbs in the inside a big amount of products we put onto it, therefore harsh chemicals may reach the inside of your body through the open pores.
Invigorate, nourish & protect! Gentle, biodegradable cleansers that effectively clean your body without drying your skin.
After a long working day, add oils & salts to your normal bath. Organic aromatherapy essential oils help to ease muscular aches and ease muscular aches and pains.
The organic oils will leave your skin hydrated and moisturised. Pour 10-15ml into a running bath and sit back and relax.
Exfoliate: In order get rid of body blemishes and make the skin more responsive to moisturizers, make sure to exfoliate it with the right products. Choose a gentle exfoliator that won’t dry or damage the skin.
A brown sugar scrub scented with Peppermint and Eucalyptus made with invigorating essential oils in a rich shea butter balm.
Moisturize: As we mentioned above, your body skin is just as important as your facial skin and should get the same daily care you dedicate to your face to nourish and speed down the aging process.
Rich organic shea butter whipped with organic oils of calendula and peach kernel to soften, nourish & protect your skin.
A light, easily absorbed lotion to deeply hydrate and soothe your whole body. Handmade with a careful blend of organic coconut butter and organic oils of jojoba, safflower and apricot kernel. Full of essential fatty acids and vitamins to especially moisturise, nourish and protect dry skin.
Hands & Feet: Our hands and feet suffer from the exterior environment factors apart from being neglected and not nourished regularly. Our hands get too dry and red especially in the winter or from the house cleaning products. Our feet suffer the consequences of our work & lifestyle.
Add a small hand cream in your bag pocket & put your foot lotion next to your body lotion so next time you moisturize you’ll remember.
A thick creamy blend of organic shea butter and safflower, sunflower and olive oils to hydrate and protect hands from the environment. This hand cream is easily absorbed and leaves hands soft and supple with a beautiful lemongrass scent.
A refreshing foot lotion to hydrate and moisturize tired feet. Lemongrass and tea tree help to ease muscle aches and excessive perspiration.
Shop “Organica” body products here: http://www.londonethnic.com/product-category/beauty-3/londonethnicorganica/