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When it comes to beauty products...do you shop natural?

6 July, 2018 - 08:10pm by - First Lady | 27 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

Natural. Organic. Eco.  Green.  In today's world of manufactured ingredients and compounds, these buzz words tend to signal to the consumer that this product is better for them and the environment.  These labels also tend to add a bit extra to the price tag.  

We want to know if you buy natural products and why.  We also want to know if you DON'T buy natural products - and why!

We've giving away FOUR beauty boxes crammed full of natural goodies as well as spot prizes throughout the duration of the survey.

To enter, all you need to do is CLICK HERE and take our survey about your natural beauty products purchasing habits. 

Easy peasy.

We can't wait to read your thoughts!!

When it comes to beauty products...do you shop natural?


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I like natural products. Shopping for them is time consuming though and I'm glad to have BBBEs to make it easy to try different brands and products. It has really helped me.

Especially cruelty free products actually. As citizens of earth, we need to stop hurting other creatures.

6th July, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Totally agree.

6th July, 2018 at 9:28 pm

Agree!

7th July, 2018 at 1:59 am

Completely agree!

7th July, 2018 at 8:31 am

As citizens of the earth. I like it.

8th July, 2018 at 12:44 pm

I try.. some things prove to be hard to find or are a total let down. Some are so expensive too but I would be prepared to pay more if it had really good ingredients and worked. Feel like it's a needle in a haystack though finding a good product.

I really like natural products. I have some natural and some not as I use what is best for my skin.

Yes, I do prefer natural, organic products, and if product specs use words like ‘cruelty-free’, ‘environmentally-friendly’, ‘paraben-free’, ‘100% natural’ or ‘organic’, then its those items that’ll tend to stand out to me more than products that can’t claim any of those qualities, whether I’m shopping in a store or online. I agree with MareeB’s comment about cruelty-free products, and being a big animal lover myself, I do wonder about which products test on animals. It’s always good to know if something you’re using is cruelty-free, but I’m also ashamed, totally ashamed, to say it’s not my first priority when buying a product. But I do try! Anything that’s not going to harm the environment or animals is a plus when shopping and gets my attention over other products. And these days, with more and more stores going plastic-free and more organic, it’s something everybody is thinking about more in general I’d say, and about time! We only have one earth. We need to be kind to it.

Stoked to take this survey. CF is the first thing that I look for in a product. If it is easily recyclable, no packaging, not harmful to the environment and affordable more the better. I have managed to replace almost all of my products with CF, better for the environment ones. However I still have not found a shampoo/conditioner that gives me results like a non CF brand which is a shame but I am still trying different CF ones to find it.

Have you tried Ethique bars? They're the best shampoo and conditioner I've ever found for my dry frizzy hair.

10th July, 2018 at 9:08 pm

Not as yet. I know looked into it earlier this year but still haven't purchased.

11th July, 2018 at 12:52 pm

I absolutely love natural products - I love cruelty free products and I love products that harness the power of nature! There are some natural ranges that are absolutely AMAZING and give incredible results. Some of my faves are Cosima, Snowberry, Oxygen and Esaano. I would simply love to win one of these packs xx

Yes I like natural products!

Yes! Natural & cruelty free NZ brands tend to get me shopping! There's so many great products made here in New Zealand with quality natural ingredients, not tested on animals. I don't mind spending more to support local businesses

Me too. There are so many fun local brands around now!

10th July, 2018 at 9:09 pm

I would like to shop natural, but to be honest I am not totally aware of the best natural products. I have some skin conditions that i am working through at the moment (treatment) but would love to go natures way, i think in the long run its the only best way.

I prefer natural ingredients as I have sensitive skin and some chemicals my skin can react badly . I also think natural ingredients are better for the environment and would always choose crulty free products over others .

I love, love, love natural skincare and beauty products. In fact for the most part up until last year almost everything I used was natural the few products that I use in my skincare routine that aren't are mainly a few products from the Ordinary. Most of the skincare I use is natural and even a few makeup items I have are. I have skin that can get sensitive so having the most natural skincare helps my skin to react to things a lot less.

Yes I find the same

8th July, 2018 at 2:41 pm

I totally prefer natural because my skin tells me so. I try adding products that are full of nasties and it screams and erupts into horrible bumps and pimples yikes. Natural is definitely the way to go for me.

I will not look for natural products. I do not agree with "natural is better" as that is not always the case. People tend to think that essential oils are beneficial in skin care but they are actually irritants and for some people are very problematic.

I will look for products that do not contain ingredients that will irritate my sensitive skin.

It depends on whether I keep the skincare products for a long time as natural tends to go hard or off.

I love Natural products and luckily NZ makes some amazing ones. My teenage daughter has eczema on her face and she can only use natural products and there are some really good ones available at great prices too.

I agree,we are so lucky to have a great selection of natural products available here.

8th July, 2018 at 3:48 pm

True - there are some wonderful NZ brands.

8th July, 2018 at 6:13 pm

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