With us celebrating all things green this month, we asked local and international celebrities to dish on their favourite natural or organic beauty products and their eco-friendly habits.
“I love using beauty products with organic or natural ingredients – it gives me peace of mind that I’m not putting any unnecessary chemicals or harmful substances into, or onto my body. When I’m not pressed for time, I let my hair airdry, its good to give your hair a break from all the heat styling and best of all it saves electricity too.” – Wardah Hartley, eNCA News Anchor
“Having used Ofra Cosmetics for only six weeks, I saw a remarkable difference in my skin, it’s radiant and youthful, I am also especially enjoying using RCK which made me glow at my wedding.” – Michelle McLean-Bailey, former Miss Universe, UN Ambassador and founder of the Michelle McLean Children Trust.
“I use natural products like lemon juice and sugar to exfoliate a few times a week – it’s an instant skin brightener. And I try to be as environmentally friendly as possible; I always take a big shopping bag so I avoid buying more plastic bags. I prefer fresh food over canned, and the fruit and veggie peels go into a compost heap to fertilise our plants. It’s smelly, but it works!” – Sinazo Yolwa, So You Think You Can Dance host, Model and Actress
“With my heavy travel schedule, I like to use lots of travel-size bottles for my various beauty products and I reuse the bottles often. I also use Sanex Zero% Sensitive Skin Shower Gel on both my body and face. It’s a transparent, colour-free gel that doesn’t contain any irritants so it’s as natural as it gets.” – Jen Su, TV and Radio Presenter, MC, Actress, Singer and Travelista.
“After a long crazy day on set I just want things to be simple at home. A few drops of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate on my face and the serum takes care of the rest.” – Uma Thurman, actress.
Wanna do your bit for the environment? We’re collaborating with Greenpop this October, so when you spend R600+ on beauty products on rubybox.co.za and we’ll plant a tree in your name! Shop beauty now.
Michelle McLean-Bailey photo courtesy of South Africa Deluxe Magazine