Why Sustainability in Skincare Matters*

Last night I was at a fascinating talk with Rich Roll and the guys from The Happy Pear. They, like me, eat a plant based diet and it was an amazing evening filled with truly powerful information and facts about the healing power of plants. 

When it comes to skincare for a while I doubted that as I got older I could genuinely depend on natural skincare but now with the global natural and organic beauty market being the second fastest growing category in 2016 – increasing by 21.6% on the previous year – there have never been so many natural skincare choices. 

Beauty is a very personal thing but I think it's a lovely way to make a conscious decision about what matters to you. Botanics is a plant-based natural skincare range that work with leading scientists with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to help identify the best plant extracts available and to ensure their sustainability which is so important. Each product in the various Botanics ranges target specific skin concerns which help you to easily keep your skin fit & healthy. I thought I would chat you through the range. 

The range comprises of five different extracts: 

Rosehip is rich in Vitamin C, Omegas’ 3, 6 and essential fatty acids - all nourishing skin foods for a healthy looking complexion. Harvested from high up in the Andes where the air is pure, the oil helps to nourish skin.

Chosen for its skin brightening properties, this natural radiance enhancer uses exfoliating flower acids, found on the Hibiscus seed-pods, to improve the appearance of skin’s texture and tone. Sustainably sourced, the flowers are handpicked, creating jobs for those living in a co-operative in Burkina Faso, Western Africa.

Well-known to boost skins clarity; the word Clary comes from the Roman word Scalarea meaning ‘clear.’ Because this plant has a self- activating ability to store water in dry conditions, specific skin- moisturising flavonoids were identified and extracted from leaves that have been sustainably sourced in North Eastern Spain.

The leaves of the Ginkgo plant contain a cocktail of anti- oxidants, used in Botanics Radiant Youth range to help to keep skin looking younger. Fan-like leaves harvested from ancient trees grown in Eastern China’s Mu Shan Reserve are sun-dried and then crushed to obtain the extract.

Botanics Triple Age Renewal: Powered by Purple Orchid, the plant that plumps and smoothes

Rich in moisturizing plant sugars, extracted from our Purple Orchid plants grown in Belgium that help to plump and smooth the skin.

Lastly Botanics use fully recyclable packaging that have been sustainably sourced wherever possible when it comes to all of their cartons, tubes bottles and jars. The only exception is in the case of the pumps- but they're working on it!

Let me know which ones you like? 

lots of love, 


Botanics is available exclusively at Boots stores nationwide and at www.boots.ie all ingredients are sustainably sourced. Follow the #ThePlantOne on social for more information. 

*This post is produced in collaboration with Botanics.