Slow beauty is part of the slow living movement. The aim is to reduce fast-paced consumerism and consumption and take on a more minimalist approach. This was first really brought to light when the ‘fast fashion industry came under scrutiny. Many large clothing brands produced large quantities of cheap to manufacture clothing to encourage us to continually buy new clothes and look out for the latest trend. This led to many people only wearing clothes once, or in some cases not even wearing them at all. So, it won’t come to too much of a surprise that nearly 8 million items of clothing were ending up in landfills each year.

Fast Fashion

The same could be said for beauty. With more and more beauty brands now coming to market it means that competition is high. Brands will continually look to develop and release new products in order to keep our attention and encourage us to buy and stock up on new products. Like many of us, I can imagine that we all have products tucked away in the bathroom, half-used and unfinished. We saw something when browsing online or in the shops that caught our eye and that we wanted to try before finishing what we had left. A lot of this mentality comes from thinking that the products we use are no good or ineffective if they do not work straight away. When in actual fact, it can take weeks or even months before we start seeing any results or changes to our skin.

Slow beauty, therefore, takes the essence of slow fashion to create high-end beauty products that choose quality over quantity. This means that products are often multifunctional and are usually produced in a way that has little to no impact on our environment.

The ingredients are carefully selected to be efficient and highly effective leading to a less is more approach to beauty and skincare. Formulated without fillers these organic and natural products help provide the best possible results to leave skin vibrant and blemish-free. Although these products can sometimes be more expensive than some of their mass-produced counterparts. The high quality of the ingredients and the need to use fewer products means you save money in the long run.

Out TOP 5 Slow Beauty Products.

1. Green People Wonder Balm

This multipurpose product can be used as a cleansing balm, nourishing lip balm or cuticle rub. It can also be used to soothe areas of dry skin.

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Green People Age Defy + (plus) Ultimate Wonder Balm | Vegan and Cruelty Free Age Renew and Anti-ageing moisturiser | Ethical Green Anti Ageing Cream

2. Evolve Organic Beauty Hyaluronic Serum

This amazing serum adds hydration to all skin types. The 100% natural and gentle formula can also be applied to the delicate eye area and helps to plump up fine lines and wrinkles.

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3. Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner

A balancing facial toner that can also be used as a refreshing facial spray over makeup.

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4. D’Alchemy Intensive Skin Repair Oil

The highly potent formula deeply nourishes and regenerates the skin and helps to prevent premature ageing. It can be applied directly to the skin or you can mix a couple of drops with your moisturiser.

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D'Alchemy Intensive Repair Oil | Dry, mature, combination & sensitive skin | Reduces the visibility of wrinkles & deeply hydrates | Natural Organic

5. UpCircle Face Mask

Formulated with the Finley ground powder of olive stones which are a natural by-product of the olive oil industry. The olive powder has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

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UpCircle Face Mask | Gently-detoxifying face mask which helps prevent breakouts, fight blackheads and minimise pores | 100% Natural | Cruelty Free