With the holidays right around the corner, are you searching for the perfect gift for a natural beauty lover?
This festive season we are delighted to recommend seven luxurious natural skincare products from inspirational students and graduates close to our heart.
We are incredibly proud to share with you these brands, from six different continents, all of which have been established by our students and graduates!
These seven students once had a dream – to start their own beauty brand. Just look at them now! After studying with us, they went on to create successful natural skincare businesses, doing what they love. And they just so happen to be helping sustain our delicate planet, too!
We’re so proud of their creativity and achievements, and so impressed by their gorgeous, innovative products.
Do YOU dream of starting your own natural skincare brand, too?
Let their success show what could be possible for YOU.
…In the meantime, check out their beautiful products in this Holiday Gift Guide – from anti-aging face serum, to luxurious body oil, they’ve got you covered!
Indagare Natural Beauty
“Feed and nourish your skin with our botanical facial oils, packed full of nutrient-rich, synergistic ingredients.”
Founder: Tanya Joslin
Location: Australia, Australasia
Indagare’s luxurious, non-toxic products are designed to deeply impart their youth-preserving nutrients, restoring health to the skin – naturally.
Indagare Natural Beauty was born from more than two decades of frustration with dealing with congested, hormonal skin — and an awakening to the effects that modern-day, unsustainable living practices are having on our bodies and the world. An investigative journey into both these issues became a consuming personal project and passion, culminating in the formal study of Natural Skincare, and finally finding a solution to troublesome skin.
Indagare’s two flagship luxury facial oils were recipients of the Editor’s Choice Award at the International 2018 Beauty Shortlist Awards.
Lightweight and incredibly potent, Illumino Youth Serum is created from certified organic prickly pear seed oil. Containing an impressive 18 luxurious and regenerative ingredients, Signature Night Recovery Oil works to ensure hydration, suppleness and glowing health.
“MZN offers natural skincare and body care products handmade in Saudi, formulated with carefully selected ingredients that benefit the skin in a natural way.”
Founder: Muzon Ashgar
Location: Saudi Arabia, Asia
MZN is a family-run, small-batch artisan producer located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. They are passionate about using natural and organic ingredients to create beautiful and effective skincare products. They care deeply about raising awareness of the natural alternatives to the dangerous compounds often present in commercial skincare products.
MZM Bodycare offers a variety of products for your skincare routine, and they also create natural products for men.
Product highlight: LAVENDER Body Oil
MZN Bodycare’s Hydrating Body Oil is light and luxurious. It absorbs into the skin quickly and is rich with plant oils, such as date seed oil (very rich in antioxidants and vitamins), shea oil and prickly pear oil, which help to tone and firm the skin with intense hydration.
“Kefyna Naturel is a luxury natural skincare beauty company that formulates skincare products that are natural, organic and carefully handcrafted. We create products that are beneficial not only to your skin but to the natural world. Beauty to us is more than skin deep.”
Founder: Queen Daniel
Location: Nigeria, Africa
Kefyna Naturel prides itself on its bespoke luxury skincare products. They are passionate advocates of a natural and organic lifestyle, who want to help and educate people to live healthier lives and protect their natural habitat. They believe beauty should be natural and not synthetic. They love nature and are passionate about preserving the ecosystem. Honest and transparent, they believe you have the right to know what goes into your product, so they formulate beautiful, bespoke, personal skincare products that are natural, organic, vegan and a hundred percent non-toxic. Kfyna Naturel ensures that they are chemical-free products to make your skin brighter, and stay beautiful and healthy.
Product highlight: Facial Serum
Kefyna Naturel’s Facial Serum is specially formulated with naturally occurring ingredients, loaded with Vitamin C, extracted from naturally occurring plants. This helps to vitalize and rejuvenate your skin, exuding wellness and freshness as you have never seen before.
Blossom Floral Luxury
“Blossom seeks to be a natural alternative for skin care. We create hand-crafted products, using a knowledge of the botanical properties of plants and natural oils to extract the greatest benefits from them.”
Founder: Lida Farfan
Location: Peru, South America
Blossom seeks to be a natural alternative for skincare. They create hand-crafted products, using a knowledge of the botanical properties of plants and natural oils to extract the greatest benefits from them. Products are produced in small batches, in order to ensure the freshness of their ingredients. None of their products are tested on animals.
Product Highlight: Botanical Anti-aging Serums Pack: Botanical B Hidra and Botanical C Glow
Botanical B Hidra is a hydrating serum formulated with botanical extracts such as centella asiatica extract and aloe vera, plus panthenol (promoter of cellular regeneration) and two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. Botanical C Glow is an illuminating and humectant serum, with Vitamin C, and botanical extracts rich in pro-Vitamin A (achiote, carrot seed extracts).
La Petite Main
“Certified Vegan Skincare. Not only good for you, but good for the earth.”
Location: Hong Kong, Asia
La Petite Main doesn’t use plastic at all. Instead, from their tools to the end of production they use beautiful amber glass, stylish aluminium containers and timber. Plus they offer a discount when people bring their washed empties to buy more products! They proudly say they have had over 100 bottles returned and reused. They keep the waste to a minimum.
They believe their products do not only work well for your skin but they are also good for the environment. La Petite Main’s products are guaranteed not to contain any parabens, synthetics or other nasties. They are safe for you and your family, and they also do not cause any harm to the earth.
Product Highlight: The Blue Floral Range, particularly the Blue Floral Healing Face Serum
This luxurious aqua-based serum is especially for oily and combination skin. It contains blue tansy, juniper berries, cedarwood and more to help balance, restore, moisturize and soothe stressed skin. Natural flower essential oil helps your skin to smell and feel lovely and you’ll quickly notice a visible difference to your skin.
Good Flower Farm
“Our skincare is made with natural, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients. Everything we create has been carefully crafted and tested over several years in production.”
Founder: Rachel Carpenter
Location: Tennessee, USA
At Good Flower Farm, they believe that plant-based products with zero added chemicals can work just as well, if not better, than high-end brands with hard-to-pronounce, unsafe ingredients. In addition, they grow organic herbs that are then used in their potent formulations to insure the highest quality, most vibrant plant potions possible.
They are deeply committed to being environmentally conscious and intentional to lessen their footprint – from the creation of products and the ingredients used to make them, to how they are packaged and shipped.
Product Highlight: Magic Mushroom Moisture Cream
Good Flower Farm’s star product is especially good this time of year, with cold temperatures and harsh winds, since it is great for dry skin. This nourishing cream delivers the highest quality oils and butters – jojoba oil, shea butter, and evening primrose oil, filled with the plant properties of maitake and cordyceps mushrooms.
“Fifty-year-old skin no longer needs to maintain a futile romance with the chemical, synthetic smoothies from the anti-aging industry. It really needs the best now. That is theBeauvoir: rich compositions of strong plants and oils that have not been processed (refined) and therefore do their job.”
Founder: Farida O’Seerey
Location: Belgium, Europe
theBeauvoir believes women have “the right to age and claim their age”. The products made use whole and unrefined ingredients, full of vitamins, minerals and other goodies, and is a brand of natural and organic skincare for women over 50. Ingredients are chosen to keep the skin strong, soft, supple, comfortable and healthy. They include: organic and unrefined vegetable oils, butters and waxes, botanicals, bee products, vitamins, minerals and clay. The brand aims to teach women de-stressing, soothing care habits to support them through the next phase of life.
Product Highlight: SUSIE serum oil for the face
SUSIE contains, amongst other ingredients, frankincense and myrrh essential oils. The mystical and chemistry meet in these fragrant essential oils, and theBeauvoir believes this aspect should be the mandatory basis for any skincare product aimed at women. Sea buckthorn oil, rosehip oil and vitamins help provide nutrition for your skin and repair dry, damaged and aging skin. Apart from using it on just your face, it can also be used to help meditation at home or during yoga practices; simply place a few drops in a dish of hot water nearby where you exercise, and breathe in deeply.
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- Frankincense Anti-Aging Facial Serum with Coenzyme Q10
- Lavender and Geranium Rejuvenating Facial Serum
- Protective Winter Time Hand Cream
- Orange and Ylang Ylang Facial Moisturizer for Dry Skin
- Grapefruit and Orange Stretch Mark Body Butter
- Soothing and Moisturizing Facial Mist
- and more!
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