Create your own skincare routine
NEW SW BASICS D.I.Y
Launching 13th Jan exclusively on abeautifulworld.co.uk
Whether it’s cleaning out your winter clothes-laden closet or embarking on a a big of home D.I.Y springtime is historically a time for simplification and new beginnings. So it’s only fitting that we unveil four brand-new DIYs from the SW Basics range. Created by SW Basics founder Adina Grigore these new products allow you to create your own natural beauty using simple ‘store cupboard’ recipes.
SW Basics unrefined, wild harvested organic Shea Butter comes from an incredible worker's cooperative in Uganda. Shea butter is one of nature's most potent hydrators, known for its incredible healing and soothing properties. Rich in Vitamin E, shea butter is particularly useful in the treatment of acne scars, stretch marks, and other pesky skin irritations. How to use: Mix in with the oil of your choice for a luxurious moisturizing treatment. Use on its own when you're craving some super-duper hydration
SW Basics 100% pure Jojoba Oil is produced from USDA-Certified Organic jojoba seeds grown on a small farm in Southwest Arizona. Loaded with Vitamin E, jojoba oil is a fantastic emollient, plus it possesses antimicrobial properties. It is remarkably similar in chemical composition to the skin's sebum, meaning it can moisturise dry skin AND eliminate excess oil production. We consider jojoba oil to be one of the most versatile and effective plant oils in existence and swear it has helped clear up blackheads How to use: Apply to your face after cleansing or use as a pore-clearing oil cleanser.
SW Basics organic Aloe Vera Powder is composed of the freeze-dried inner "gel" of aloe leaf plants sourced from a family-operated farm in California. Aloe vera is perhaps one of the most healing natural skincare ingredients in existence; it can soothe minor aches and pains, plus soothe bruises, scars, and minor cuts. It also helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that's baby soft and smooth. Just add a bit of water and it will reconstitute to a gel-like consistency, making it perhaps the most magical DIY Essential of the group! How to use: Mix with water until powder takes on a gel-like feel. Apply as a face mask or cleanser and rinse off.
SW Basics 100% pure Rosewater Spray features steam-distilled organic rosewater. Unlike many conventional rosewater sprays on the market, it is a totally undiluted, food-grade product (you can eat it!), that's free from nasties like preservatives, additives, or synthetics. Rosewater is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and can function as both a gentle cleanser and a soothing moisturizer. Use this one morning, noon, and night to give skin a bit of a (rose-scented) glow. How to use: Spray liberally on skin as desired. Can be used before or after applying moisturizer and/or makeup.
A lot of masks are effective at clearing out pores, but leave skin dehydrated and distressed in the process. Ultra-hydrating coconut oil and nourishing shea butter make this mask a great choice for dry skin. Oat flour has natural saponins to gently remove dirt and oil while kelp powder is loaded in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.
- 1 T coconut oil (we likeCocovit)
- 1 tsp Shea Butter
- 1 tsp oat flour
- 1 tsp kelp powder
- Optional: 1/2 mashed super-ripe banana
Combine all ingredients thoroughly (if necessary, warm up your shea butter before using). Apply to entire face, letting sit on for 10-20 minutes. Remove with oil or sudsy face wash.
Acne Treatment for Sensitive Skin
Breakouts are cruel to deal with in any measure, but particularly when your skin is super-duper sensitive. This acne-targeting treatment will treat blemishes without making your all skin red and raw. The inclusion of rosewater and lavender hydrosol ensure that this tonic is gentle and anti-inflammatory, while apple cider vinegar will kill off any lingering bacteria, plus help to balance out your skin’s oil production.
- 2 Rosewater Spray
- 3 Lavender Hydrosol
- 1 apple cider vinegar (we likeBragg)
Pour into a spritz bottle and shake well before using. Apply as a spray or use a cotton round. Do not rinse off.
Firming Face Oil for Maturing Skin
We get requests all of the time about the best treatments for mature skin, so this one goes out to you folks. For as gentle as it is, lavender essential oil is a potent tool to fight free radical damage; research has shown it helps the body produce three of the most powerful antioxidants (glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase). Coconut oil and jojoba oil are very nurturing oils that can help boost collagen production, thus hydrating and “plumping” up the skin.
- 15 dropsLavender Essential Oil
- 2 T coconut oil
- 1/2 tspJojoba Oil
Combine all ingredients together thoroughly. Use as a nighttime face oil.
Skin and Brain Clearing Bath Soak
A good bath can do wonders for the body – and the mind, too. This soak will address body breakouts, thanks to inclusion of bacteria-killing sea salt and tea tree oil. Oat flour acts as a physical scrub, while aloe vera powder is hydrating and healing. The addition of lavender essential oil makes this elixir smell wonderful and can assist in helping calm down your overactive brain, too.
- 1/4 cup Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 2 T Aloe Vera Powder
- 10 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Stir all ingredients into a bowl, making sure essential oils get completely incorporated into dry ingredients. Use entire combo in a bath all at once within a few days.