In the quest to figure out what’s really in your beauty products and what they do not only to your skin but to the planet, it’s good to know that there are brands you can truly trust. A new brand to add to your list is Teal Botanicals – a New York City-based beauty brand that makes organic, vegan and cruelty-free products for the face and body. Ideal for conscious skincare consumers and those with allergies, the products are formulated without petrolatum, formaldehyde, mineral oil, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates and other concerning or toxic chemicals. Teal Botanicals aims to deliver simple, healthy and effective natural beauty products, while keeping in mind the future of our planet. The products are handmade using specialised techniques to lessen the use of natural preservatives and are packaged mostly in reusable eco-friendly glass containers.
On how she decided to create her own skincare products, Teal’s founder Carmela D. Lerner says: “I was in the habit of wearing many different skincare products and have been doing so for years. These products range from drugstore brands to the pricey luxury labels. They have a long list of ingredients with synthetic-sounding names, because they are using a cocktail of synthetic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances. I started to be conscious and aware of looking up each ingredient, and it was not always easy to digest all of it. If you’re in the pursuit of wellness, not only should we keep on being aware of what’s getting into our bodies but also, we should be mindful of what we put on our bodies. As a healthcare provider, we’ve encouraged health promotion and the prevention of diseases. Therefore, it is equally important to pay close attention to labels because these ingredients make their way into our body systems as well. My background in these areas includes studies in a botanical care products certification program, aromatherapy certification, and attendance on facial aesthetic training for medical professionals in New York City.”
Carmela was inspired by the natural ingredients her family would use to make their own beauty products. “Growing up in my home country, the Philippines, my parents would buy grated coconut from the marketplace and make a concoction for my sister and me for our hair and skin. My family has also used bamboo charcoal, mangosteen oil, aloe vera leaves and gel to name a few. I want to go back to these basic ideas where I can formulate and wear, simple yet effective natural skincare with carefully chosen ingredients, thus the creation of Teal. Teal is a personal favourite colour. It is synonymous to water, relaxation, and serenity.”
Teal’s skincare range includes a core collection of products for the face and the body, designed for all skin types. Whatever your skincare concern, there’s sure to be an ideal solution in Teal’s range.
Skincare Concern: Damaged/Ageing Skin
Try: The Facial Oil
This super hydrating, all-natural facial oil regenerates and nourishes, leaving skin glowing with silky smoothness. Packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as pomegranate seed, mangosteen fruit and sea buckthorn oils, it helps to brighten damaged and discoloured skin while preventing fine lines. Rosehip oil is added for its regenerative properties, while rose essential oil helps to deeply moisturise the skin and calm the mind and body. Frankincense essential oil is also used to help regenerate healthy skin cells and slow the signs of ageing.
Skincare Concern: Uneven Complexion
Try: Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum
This six-ingredient formula helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles when applied regularly. It boasts an impressive array of L-ascorbic acid, white tea extract, ferulic acid and hyaluronic acid which are quickly absorbed, leaving you with noticeable radiance.
Skincare Concern: Sensitive Skin
Try: Rose Clay Facial Mask
Soothe sensitive skin with the Rose Clay Facial Mask. This beautifying mask is packed with antioxidants and botanical extracts, resulting in an instant glow. It extracts impurities while minimising pores and improving elasticity. Rose clay is perfect for sensitive skin, as it has a gentle cleansing action that isn’t too harsh. Pomegranate powder is known to be rich in natural antioxidants and essential fatty acids, while cucumber seed oil promotes cell generation and helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Rose essential oil is added to deeply moisturise dry skin whilst calming the mind and body.
Skincare Concern: Redness and Irritation
Try: Rose Neroli Face Mist
This refreshing and hydrating mist can be used to set make-up or hydrate your face throughout the day. Rosewater is known for calming the mind and spirit and helps to maintain the skin’s pH balance. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin. The aroma of rose promotes emotional wellbeing, thereby making you feel more relaxed whilst calming and soothing the skin. Neroli hydrosol is also calming and helps to tone and rejuvenate the skin.
Skincare Concern: Dull Skin
Try: Grapefruit Body Scrub
Invigorate your mind and revitalise your skin with this fresh citrusy grapefruit body scrub. This detoxifying and soothing exfoliator will energise tired muscles, body and spirit. Loaded with antioxidants and botanical extracts to radiate a youthful glow. Himalayan pink salt deep cleanses the skin and detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH and drawing out toxins. Grapefruit essential oil helps to support the lymphatic system and cleanse the skin. Vitamin E helps to keep skin soft and reduces the appearance of fine lines and skin damage.
Skincare Concern: Rough, Dry or Cracked Skin
Try: Shea Whipped Body Butter
A luxurious moisturiser whipped for deep hydration to restore and protect dry, rough and cracked skin. This light whipped body butter is quickly absorbed, leaving your skin feeling silky for up to 8 hours. Shea butter is high in vitamins A and E and is included for its skin healing properties. It is also rich in fatty acids, making it a great choice for dry, damaged skin. Coconut oil sourced from a small farm in the Philippines is used to repair and moisturise the skin without feeling greasy.
Skincare Concern: Dehydrated Skin
Try: Rose Body Oil
A deeply moisturising body oil Infused with potent antioxidants and all natural botanicals, this product provides nourishment for soft, hydrated skin with the subtle aroma of rose. Mangosteen fruit oil contains xanthones, known as ‘super-antioxidants’, and rosehip oil helps to soften and regenerate the skin. Rose essential oil provides a calming aroma and has excellent moisturising properties.
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