Love Lula has been popular with our readers from the get-go: an all-natural site stocking ranges for hair, body, face – and an increasing selection of natural and organic make-up, which can be hard to find…
There’s a fantastic selection of brands on offer – at the bottom of the page is a taster, from over 100 in all (scroll down to see our highlights). Rather fabulously, Love Lula offers a great gift when you spend £40 or more: the new gift-with-purchase is a fab Dr.Hauschka Rose Garden Kit, worth £19.95... And as a bonus, you also receive a specially-negotiated 5% discount on all your beauty shopping when you add the code beautybible at checkout.
And here’s what we’re loving at Love Lula as spring assuredly arrives...
As the days grow longer and the UV rating rises, time to remind you of a favourite of Sarah’s, who chose it as her 'Sarah Loves' in our green book. Lightweight (suitable even for sensitive, acne and oily skins), based on zinc oxide and titanium dioxide non-nanoparticle sunscreens to shield skin daily. Just what spring-summer skins need (especially delicate and touchy ones).
• Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Organic Facial Moisturiser/£25.80 for 120 ml - (add the code beautybible to get your 5% discount) - buy here
An award-winner from our book The Green Beauty Bible, this is a sublime mask for skins right now: spring is a terrible time for skin because it's still recovering from the drying effects of having the central heating on all the time - particularly this year, when it's been soooooo cold out. Lusciously-textured and divinely rose-scented, it elicited these positive comments from our testers: 'Skin smooth, radiant, firm and plump' • 'one of the best I have used' • 'skin softer, hydrated, brighter' • 'inexpensive and pampering - this is an excellent buy'.
We've only just discovered this - which is divine by name, divine by texture and (exotic) smell. It's a sinks-in-fast oil for skin - based on hibiscus, sesame, argan and grapeseed oil - with a whacking concentration of vitamin E and omega 6 oils, giving a regenerating effect. Although targeted at bodies, it is also a brilliant multi-tasker, massaged into faces - and even to smooth the ends of dry hair.
As we segue from winter to spring, this is the perfect-textured lip product - from UNE, unquestionably one of our favourite natural beauty brands (and a little 'sister' to Bourjois). It comes in four nude-ish shades, for a slick of sheer colour that really nourishes lips with cocoa butter and sunflower seed wax, leaving lips feeling - and looking - gorgeously healthy. Deliciously comfy on the lips. (Do check out the video about UNE make-up here on Love Lula, for a prettily soft and smokey look.)
Aaaaargh. It's time to think about getting arms, legs and even the backs of our thighs out again...! This brilliant scrub from Burt's Bees uses sugar - our favourite exfoliator - in a skin-nourishing blend of oils (pomegranate and cranberry, both jam-packed with antioxidants). Result: you nourish as you scrub, and really don't need to apply a body lotion afterwards, if you don't want to. A few sessions with this will get rid of dull surface cells and even the chicken-y skin bits on knees and thighs, almost at plague proportions after winter neglect.
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