Au Natural Skinfood: An Eco-friendly Skincare Option That Works For You And The Planet
I’ve had skin issues ever since February this year (when I changed my method of contraception to a plastic free solution). I’ve been trying different skincare regimes, battling with makeup, embracing no makeup, going through ups and downs as my cycle gets into a rhythm, and generally getting frustrated at finding the right solution for me.
But now, I think I may be onto something…
Au Natural Skinfood are a New Zealand based natural and eco-friendly skincare company. Their products strengthen and protect skin, by using Manuka honey (a New Zealand resource I cannot talk more highly of; I’ve used it ever since I was a wee babe). When they first approached me to trial their products, the Manuka honey factor was a huge draw card for me. But after finding out more about what they do, I realised that was just the beginning.
Why I love Au Natural:
Au Natural have removed the hassle of running out of skincare products, and eradicated the risk of going out and making a spontaneous skincare purchase when you’re flustered and desperate. They run an 8-week subscription scheme, including a 14 day trial to begin with (to see if it’s the right stuff for you), a starter pack, and then eco-refills to fill your bottles/tins every 8 weeks from then on. The refills are made of plant based materials and are completely recyclable.
Reuse, reduce, recycle
Speaking of refills, Au Natural are big on saying no to single use plastic bottles. Every year 400 billion plastic bottles are used once, and then end up in landfill where they take hundreds or even thousands of years to break down. Their mantra is REUSE (reuse your metal tins and bottles over and over again) REDUCE (avoid plastic bottles sent to landfill by filling up with the eco-pouches) and RECYCLE (recycle the eco-pouches, and hopefully they’ll be home compostable one day too!).
Natural and New Zealand sourced ingredients
The power of our native plant life in New Zealand is super underrated. Au Natural agree with me on this one, and source their ingredients in New Zealand. They have used knowledge from indigenous Maori practices, to create the right blends that heal and nourish our skin.
I’ve been using Au Natural for 3 weeks now, and I’m quite the converted. I’ll continue trialling it for five more weeks until I make a decision that it’s my go-to, but I’m really impressed so far.
Here’s a review and description of what my skincare regime looks like with Au Natural:
The cleanser is powerful enough to remove makeup very easily, without having to rub your face raw. I place two small pumps of the cleanser onto my warm facecloth, and rub over my skin to remove. I then rinse out my facecloth, and wash my face once more to make sure everything is gone.
The ‘prepare’ product is like a toner/face mist, that refreshes your skin, removes any hint of debris you didn’t remove with your cleanser, and hydrates. It’s super calming and refreshing, and prepares your skin for moisturiser. I spray two squirts onto an organic cotton pad, and run over my face in little circles.
The main thing I love about the day serum, is you only need the tiniest amount. A tad goes a long way! The serum contains the active Manuka honey ingredient, and is great to wear under make up too (doesn’t leave an oily feel). I put tiny dots on my face, and rub in.
I think this is the key product that has been changing my skin, literally overnight. It supports skin cell rejuvenation whilst I sleep, and has helped even out my skin tone and reduce redness. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take before and after pics!
I’ll continue to put Au Natural Skinfood to the test, but for now, I feel like I’m onto a good thing.
If you’d like to try their products in a 14 day free trial ($14.95 to cover the shipping/handling), honestly free of any fine print or contracts to sign your life and money away…
As a rule, I only work with brands I love, use, and can whole heartedly back. This is a sponsored blog (I can't pay my electricity bill with free natural beauty products), but 100% my own words, photos, and opinion.