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Beauty Spot: Ori Organics uses indigenous knowledge to promote slow living
Indigenous practices are being displaced by fast-paced, consumerist lifestyles. Desinisha Anand uses natural ingredients to slow down this pace, and to reconnect people to these practices. Ori Organics is a ...
Beauty Spot: How O’live grew from passion project to livelihood
Husband and wife team, Sipho and Zikhona Tefu started their organic, handmade and natural skincare brand O’live in their kitchen in 2011. Zikhona produced a batch of 10 soaps as ...
Earth-friendly period products made in South Africa
With a growing, global consciousness about the environment, the need for sustainable feminine products is obvious. Enter Juanita Kotze who, with partners Aldré Geldenhuys of V&G Personal Products and designer ...
How founder of a natural beauty brand, Mosa Skosana, treads on Earth
Just a few years ago, Mosa Skosana stepped out of the corporate world as a group marketing communications manager to learn about the history and science of soap ingredients. The ...
Kafui Awoonor: 3 Tips for staying sane and serene during lockdown
Growing up, the Ghanain-born yoga instructor, and natural beauty and wellness expert Kafui Awoonor watched her grandmother mix shea butters and concoct natural oils to keep the family’s skin healthy ...
The eco-conscious salon that will change how you care for your hair
MOP Hair wasn’t an eco-conscious salon when Shanti O’Hagen first opened over eight years ago.  “I used whatever brands I wanted to work with. At home I was conscious of ...
6 Safe Sunscreens For Your Handbag
We’re pretty sure that your tubes and tubs of summer sunscreen are empty-ing. With winter still a while away, we have recommendations for sustainable sunblocks to keep your skin and ...
Beauty Spot: Plaiin and Simple
Frustrated by the lack of  zero-waste beauty products, Megan Cozens started experimenting with making products five years ago. Supported by the business knowledge of her parents as well as a ...
Beauty Spot: Twyg’s Top 3 Beauty Picks This Month
This month Bekah Vogel has tried and tested three beauty products which contain mostly natural ingredients and are plastic free. By featuring these products, we hope to promote better beauty ...
Beauty Spot: 3 new natural and clean options for you
Concern about the mainstream, commercial beauty industry is growing. Toxins, packaging, animal testing and waste are just a few of the issues people are worrying about. At the same time, ...
Beauty Spot: Our monthly beauty review
Beauty Spot is our monthly column about natural, clean beauty in which we only feature products that we have tried and tested ourselves. We want to support natural, clean beauty ...
Nicole Sherwin, first lady of Eco Diva, on self love and natural beauty
It would come as no surprise to anyone who knows her that Nicole Sherwin is the founder of a natural, clean beauty brand. The child of a homeopath, Nicole’s lifelong ...
Beauty Spot: Why and how we should come clean
Is your beauty shelf heaving with products, some unopened, others opened, not empty but unused? Are you a victim of the promise of eternal youth and flawless skin that comes ...
If you love Lush, you’ll love its co-founder Rowena Bird
Rowena Bird is picking up trash when we meet. Her hair is soft pink, her lips painted a brighter pink and she’s wearing Parly Adidas sneakers made from recycled ocean ...
Esse organic skincare takes beauty into the future
News of our planet’s degradation dominates headlines. Everyday we read stories about the devastating effects of climate change; plastic waste clogging our oceans; carbon emissions; food grown in compromised soil; ...

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