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Beauty trend - bamboo products
Graydon Skincare, The Humble Co. and Juice Beauty - winners in the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards with their incredible bamboo products
Hi again everyone!
I hope you are good and September is going well! Personally, I’m always a bit sad about the end of summer but sometimes September can be a really great month with good weather and smaller crowds! Here in Italy the weather has been really good and it's still warm enough to eat outside yet cool enough to sleep at night. Thank goodness!
In the last blog we explored the stories behind some of the winners from the last Global Green Beauty Awards, specifically those with hemp as an ingredient!
In today’s blog I want to take a better look at the winners of the Best Bamboo Product category, a new category within our Green Beauty Awards.
Let’s begin with the Gold Winner which was Graydon Skincare with their Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge. This product is 100% vegan and 100% biodegradable. It becomes jelly like when wet, but when dry, it shrinks in size ready for the next use. Made with 100% biodegradable konjac plant fiber and bamboo charcoal, this sponge is the ultimate tool to detoxify pores, smooth your skin and thoroughly cleanse your face. This product was a truly brilliant entry in the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards and was a well deserved winner. Bamboo is one of those miracle ingredients which can be used so many ways in the beauty industry.
This Canadian company has been going for about nine years and founder Graydon Moffat featured last month on City TV Breakfast television (see here). Interviewed in her immaculate kitchen, Graydon explained how her previous experience as a yoga instructor and a vegan chef as well as her holistic approach feeds into her philosophy behind her skincare business.
During the TV interview Graydon explains that her mission is to give people the chance to have a good skin day every day through products with simple, natural ingredients and to play a part in people all over the world feeling good about themselves! I love how simply and sincerely she states that and it’s clear that she loves her work! Additionally, the website proudly declares their ingredients to be dermatologist and clinically tested, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, vegan as well as cruelty-free.
Silver winner was The Humble Co. for their Interdental Brush / Bamboo. Established in 2013 by dentist Noel Abdayem and based in Sweden they follow the typical Scandinavian model which loves simplicity and efficiency. Inspired by a trip to Jamaica where he did voluntary work, Noah returned and set up the company which boasts products in over 40,000 stores and clinics worldwide.
It’s not surprising that they are so popular as the oceans are filled with old plastic toothbrushes (every single year we go through 10 billion plastical oral care products). It's clear that there is not only a demand but an absolute necessity for The Humble Co. to continue with its fight to give us high quality oral care in an environmentally friendly way!
Bronze winner was the super Juice Beauty for their Bamboo Pore Refining Mask. We loved this mask as it keeps help spots at bay. It contains bamboo charcoal & kaolin clay to help detox; Aspen bark to help smooth & hydrate, and exfoliating polyhydroxy acids for a softer, smoother complexion.
Founder Karen Behnke already had a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur in the wellness industry but her pregnancy at 40 and the changes in her hormonal balance inspired her to develop a skincare product which would work for others like her who are concerned that our skin absorbs the products we use on it and wanted effective solutions which were not harmful to the body or the environment. Her goal was not just to provide products that were as good as conventional options, but actually better. Consequently she spent five years working with scientists to explore complex organic formulations. Juice Beauty was founded in 2005 and is Vegan, Cruelty Free, Sustainable and they use Certified Organic Ingredients.
So, thanks for joining me for a closer look at the newest category for our 2021 Green Beauty Awards and at this year’s winners!
I’ll be back soon to delve deeper into the stories behind more of our winners.
Ciao for now!
Thank goodness and we mean goodness for the hair products that have been getting us through months without hairdressing appointments and for being kind to our hair and to our environment.
We’ve been absolutely wowed by some of the most amazing products being entered in this section. The fact that they are either Vegan, 0% Cruelty or completely sustainable all make products entered in this Category extremely appealing. The quality across the range in prices has been sky high. These are all great products and whatever your aim is, whether to save the planet by promoting sustainable products, to use organic products or to be sure that the products you use haven’t been tested on animals there will be one to suit you from the following.
Noughty To the Rescue intense moisture hair treatment is an absolute lifesaver for frizzy, hard to control hair. Leaving hair really easy to comb after washing, soft and manageable for days after, its a great buy. And, not just that, we love their company ethos. Read the tub and if you are committed to not buying products that are tested on animals we are sure you will raise a smile when you see that the company don't believe in testing their ingredients on Bambi, Lassie or Skippie! Noughty To The Rescue is also vegetarian and vegan friendly. Made with sweet almond and black oats it leaves hair with the wonderful sweet aroma of almonds. The company call it your Knight in Shining Armour. It certainly can help a damsel in distress!
Infuse My. Colour Quartz Shampoo is 100% Vegan. A Treat for intense hydration, protection and shine this product is also Paraben, Silicone and cruelty free. Ingredients include neroli extract, tangerine butter and sunflower seed extract, this also promotes elasticity in hair. We noticed lovely glints of light on highlights and grey too after using this in conjunction with Infuse My. colour shampoo. They say choose this at home therapy to prevent fading and retain moisture for luscious locks you would love to own. We agree! They won silver for Best Vegan Hair Product in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards.
Gold Professional Haircare have a complete range of hair products. Two Danish visionaries, Victor Moreno and Marco Marie created this completely new definition of quality for hair care products. This high class brand is the only one that meets the restrictive environmental standards of Denmark. Their brand statement is”Nature is of fundamental importance to use, therefore all the components come exclusively from renewable and sustainable sources. We absolutely love these products and in, particularly, Gold Ten in One. Spray this one before you style and the results are amazing. Hair that doesnt usually hold a style will keep its bounce for days. The Gold Professional Haircare Range also includes a full range of products for a complete hair routine including wash and nourish, styling and heat protection and finish. Gold ten in one won bronze in the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards.
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