It’s 2019 and #TeamCoco are a collective of writers who are looking to become much more sustainable, whether it be through recycling more, reducing our carbon footprint, eating vegetarian or vegan foods, or buying fair trade, this is the year we are standing up and making some changes.
This February into March sees Fair Trade Fortnight run across the UK (25 Feb – 10 Mar), with events taking place in businesses, schools, local communities, and nationally with big brand awareness activities. It’s where people come together to help support developing countries who farm, produce and grow plants and food for equal pay and where fair prices are paid by the companies who supply the products for retail.
We have compiled our current fave 5 fair trade beauty products for 2019, all available in the UK either on the high street or online, and they won’t break the bank, which is always a bonus.
The skincare range from Fair Squared, which includes; face, body, hand and hair care, as well as an ‘intimate care’ collection is not only certified natural and organic, but also carries the coveted Fair Trade seal; meaning that they pay a Fair Trade premium for the ingredients that they source. This in turn means producers, plantation workers and small-scale farmers and their families can improve their living and working conditions, as well as providing environmental and economic sustainability, without child labour or animal testing. We love everything about Fair Squared.
The organic and natural beauty range includes face and body products such as hand cream (£8.95), body lotion (£14.45), facial cream (£12.95), shampoo (£9.95), body scrub (£10.95), shower gel (£9.95), body butter (£10.95) lip balm (£5.45) and more. These products are joined by a naturally pH-balanced ‘intimate care’ range, including: intimate wash (£8.95), exfoliator (£11.95), deodorant cream (£11.95) and spray (£22.95).
Ingredients for the range are sourced from around the world, with; Apricots from Pakistan, Palestinian Olives, Limes from Brazil, Bolivian Coffee, Indian Green Tea, Moroccan Argan Oil and Coconut Oil from Thailand.
For more information about Fair Squared and to purchase products visit Fair-Squared.co.uk online.
SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10in1 Multi-Benefit Hair Masque
Proven to restore, protect and revitalise dull, lacklustre hair, revive limp locks and deliver lasting colour for all hair types, this fantastic multi benefit masque has been created to naturally restore vibrancy, hydration, texture and manageability to aging hair whilst also nourishing the scalp.
This intensive antioxidant rich treatments helps perfect and renew vibrancy to brittle lacklustre hair. This treats damaged hair while providing anti-ageing benefits, colour protection, hydration, nourishment, rejuvenation, strength, anti-stress, deep conditioning, softness and shine.
Formulated with 10-in-1 Multi-Benefit product contains certified organic and natural ingredients, and features 10 benefits for even the most tired hair: age-defy, anti-stress, colour protect, hydrate, nourish, increase manageability, revive body and soften without build-up. The collection is also sulphate and paraben-free.
Priced at £10.99 for 326ml, available from Superdrug
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
This Fair Trade body lotion is lightweight to improve both skin texture and overall resilience, it helps to hydrate the skin and reinforce all skin defences against free-radicals that cause skin damage.
Kiehl’s Argan Body Oil is blended with fair Trade Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Leaf Extract, both of which help to improve tone of the skin and feel of the skin, also both are enriched with antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Priced at £28 for 200ml, available from Kiehl’s online and on the high street.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream
The motto behind Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely collection of products is: ‘Good for the bees, good for Ghana’, and we love this at #Team Coco.
The main charity that Neal’s Yard Remedies support through sales of their Bee Lovely range is Bees for Development, which has introduced bee colonies into cashew orchards in Ghana to boost harvests, after low yields were found to be a result of poor pollination.
This unique project benefits both bee populations and farmers and the results are staggering, with yields doubling in previous studies, plus farmers earn valuable additional income from honey. Bees for Development identify and support cashew growers who are most vulnerable and most in need.
The Bee Lovely Hand Cream is beautifully scented and is made with moisturising, fair-trade organic honey from Mexico and uplifting Mexican oranges, which help to condition the skin.
Priced at £10 for 50ml, available from Neal’s Yard Remedies online and on the high street.
Each Odylique 100% natural, 86% organic mineral lipsticks are filled with gorgeous botanical ingredients to help soothe lips, including sensitive lips too.
Available in 10 different colours to suit every mood, every skin tone, and every season, with the collection including Rose Parfait, Marshmallow, Raspberry Coulis, Praline, Cherry Tart, Apricot Sorbet, Fig Fondant, Peach Melba, Blackberry Smoothie, and Mocha.
These are the first lipsticks certified to Soil Association and Fair Trade standards.
Priced at £18 each, available online from Odylique.