5 Green Beauty Habits Celebs Swear By

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