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So last summer we promised you guys we’d be back to deliver the goods… the goods being the 411 about the different waters and oils that are filtering through to the beauty industry. Our once dewy skin has certainly felt the brunt of the winter months, and we can’t say over indulging in sugary festive treats has done wonders for the complexion either… Scroll, scroll, scroll.



Coconut water burst onto the scene (and into our fridge) a couple of years ago, marketed as an all round miracle drink. It’s antioxidant properties work wonders from the inside out. Containing antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties, think hydration for both the hair and skin without ANY excess oil.

Increasing blood flow to the scalp, it fights against hair loss and breakage, conditioning locks naturally without chemicals, so if you’re looking to quench your thirsty hair, drench your dehydrated strands in the sweet nutrients of OGX’s Coconut Water Hydration Oil (£6.99) – this nutrient-rich oil infused with coconut water, electrolytes and a hint of coconut oil will leave your hair smelling as beaut as it will look.

Infused with Coconut Extract for a silky-smooth complexion, we love the Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water by Yes To (£7). Give it a little pump, apply, and you’ll be left with a distinctive healthy glow.



Believe it or not, Rose water has actually been popular since ancient times, and a little clever rebranding & marketing has allowed this gentle antiseptic and anti-inflammatory water to start taking the beauty industry by storm. Skincare expert Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj describes it as an aid in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores, perfect for you busy city workers. We’re into the Dr Organic Rose Otto Skin Toner (£8.99), which blends bioactive natural and organic ingredients Rose Water, Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera to help leave your skin feeling purified and hydrated. Note: great Most rose waters come in pretty packaging too, a perfect little feature for your dressing table, as well as uplifting the senses!


Avocado Illustration

We thought that couldn’t love this little green vegetable any more than we already do, but, we were mistaken. Most plant oils are extracted from the seed of the plant, but avocado oil is extracted directly from the flesh of the avocado, and its uniqueness doesn’t stop there. Usually we’d run a mile from ‘fats’ but these bad boys are very high in beneficial fats – music to our ears! The benefits of avocado oil are pretty much endless, with gum health, nutrient absorption, heart health and smoother skin all included. This Miaroma Avocado Oil (£7.59) is a natural and cold pressed vegetable oil, containing a neutral aroma that can be used as a base oil. Use it to create your own aroma recipe or simply apply it alone used as a face or body oil. It really is that simple!

Again, we don’t want to overload you with information and by the looks of things, natural beauty water and oil products are on the rise. Looks like that bathroom cabinet is going to get a little fuller…


The organic beauty industry is growing fast. Currently worth £61.8 million, the non-toxic ingredients are on the rise! In the same way that people are rethinking what they put IN to their bodies, they’re now questioning the products they use ON their bodies – leaning towards using products that are natural as well as mindful of not only the body, but the environment too.

Organic products = no GM, no toxic chemicals, no parabens, no synthetic fragrances, no nano particles, and certainly no animal testing. To celebrate this positive movement, here are some of our favourite organic beauty brands; scroll down to see the products you’ll be filling your bathroom cabinet up with in 2018.



Giving the big guns like Dermalogica a run for their ‘water mist’ money, is the Rosewater Balancing Mist (£18) by Australian brand, Jurlique. One of the natural brands bestsellers, the facial spritz combines antioxidant properties and rose water to leave you with perfectly hydrated, and fresh smelling skin. Super pretty bottle for your dressing table too! The brand grow and extract most of their ingredients at their own organic and biodynamic Jurlique Farm in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, if that’s not dedication to the purity of skin care, then we don’t know what is!


MV Organics

Want super smooth skin like Britain’s sweetheart, Emma Watson? Now’s your chance! Emma swears by another Aussie brand MV Organics Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser (£80). We quote “It’s extra hydrating and smells of roses, which is heaven”. Founder Sharon McGlinchey is a pioneer in the world of organic skin care, developing her collection to help those dealing with skin sensitivities such as eczema and rosacea. Her formulas encourage your skin to function at its optimum efficiency as a long-term anti-ageing investment… pretty pricey? Totally worth it. *Adds to online shopping basket*



Mauli is a celebration of love, nature, tradition, a sacred red thread known as ‘mauli’ forms an integral part of India’s blessing rituals which is given to friends and family as a symbol of protection, connection and wellbeing. With that in mind, organic brand Mauli instruct that their intention is to ‘offer exquisite products created with your wellbeing in mind’. We’re suckers for anything that leaves you with that just-left-the-spa type of feeling, and Mauli’s Reawaken Hand & Body Lotion (£29) does just that. Infusing blood orange to firm the skin, and frankincense to boost immunity, it’s literally like wellbeing in a bottle.

100% PURE

100 Pure

We love discovering new beauty brands that are natural and organic, and we love it even more when they’re must-have’s of our fave celebs. Shailene Woodley supposedly swears by the makeup products from 100% Pure, which was founded in a Napa, California farmhouse in 2005 and now based in Silicon Valley. This brand focuses on providing healthy skincare, colour cosmetics and bath and body products that are free of all harmful toxins. Must have product? Their Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara in Black Tea. It’s. Just. Everything.


Those are just a few of our ultimate brands to watch out for in 2018. We’ve included a few more brands that you have to try out. New Years resolutions made easy huh?

RMS Beauty (Miranda Kerr loves it – say no more), Axiology (great for vegan lippy!), Patyka (indulgent but worth it), Neal’s Yard (Londoners, we’re looking at you).


We’re all over this ‘no makeup’ makeup trend that’s been hitting the runway this season, there’s just no denying that fresh-faced beauty is having its moment again. Perfect for the humid summer season, and on days when you’ve snoozed the alarm all too many times – this could just be the Florence Nightingale of all trends.  So we’ve pulled together our favourite makeup and skincare tricks that will give you that gorgeous glow-from-within look. Need to be ready in 10 minutes? Good job we only need 5.


Bare Faced

Prep your skin with Charlotte’s Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury (£70). Moisturising your skin is one step you should never miss out – yes, really! Containing hyaluronic acid, it works to lift your complexion and intensely moisturise your skin. Yep, it really is magic.


Lash out

There’s something a little cooler about an ‘au naturel lash’. And by au naturel, we mean makeup that doesn’t look like makeup of course. Curly lashes are the best for opening up your eyes, and our favourite curlers are these must have’s by Shu Uemura (£21.50). Then, try Estee Lauder’s mascara primer (£20), which doubles lash volume and sets lashes, meaning less, if not no mascara is needed (depending on how brave you’re feeling ladies!).



For a natural looking flush, brush on a little bit of the Gina blusher by Nars (£23)  – the micronised powder ensures for a soft blendable application, this could even be a ten second job, I kid you not.


Pout and Out

Before you rush out the door (or whilst you’re on the tube, lets be honest), give your lips some much-needed nourishment with Dr Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm (£12). Famous for it’s fast acting and long lasting effects, Dr Lipp formula is free of additives and fragrances, it’s designed to hydrate, nourish, and plump out all types of skin. Loved in the industry by celebrity make-up artists, this pocket size product will leave people wondering what your secret trick is.

For natural looking day makeup, or purified skin from the inside and out, download the USPAAH app today and get booking your appointments.