KATE SHAPLAND’s Green Beauty Heroes

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Nancy Cruickshank (left) and Kate Shapland (right), co-founders of MyShowcase.com 

We couldn’t be more honoured to have Kate Shapland, beauty editor, Telegraph Magazine and co-founder of MyShowcase.com on The Beauty Shortlist, for Green Beauty Week.

Daily Kate” www.kateshapland.com is my favourite take on beauty and wellbeing – in fact I’ve cut out the Friday morning croissant and inhale Daily Kate with my coffee  instead.  And if you haven’t discovered MyShowcase.com yet, a quick warning: addictive!  It’s beauty brand heaven.

We asked Kate if she’d shortlist her top five green beauty heroes for Green Beauty Week and here they are, starting with a gorgeous candle by NEOM Organics and an Intelligent Nutrients gloss which we’ve already jotted down on the shopping list.

NEOM Luxury Organics Inspiration Candle – Nicola Elliott has done a sterling job with this range, but it’s the candles – and particularly Inspiration – that I love. It contains violet, chamomile and cedarwood oils, and it’s powerful (as all Neom candles are), but so refined and uplifting. If you’ve never believed in the psychological benefits of aromatherapy you need to try it.

Sage LA Onyx Roll-On Oil – a lovely friend brought me one of Sage Machado’s scented candles back from LA once and I’ve been mad about the brand ever since. Sage’s scented oils are natural (no alcohol) and can be rolled over wrists and behind ears. Onyx, quite smoky and rich, is my favourite.

De Mamiel Spring Oil – Annee de Mamiel is the most talented acupuncturist I know. Her face oils are blended to treat your skin according to seasonal demands. They are rich and beautiful and go a long way: you just tap a few drops onto your face with your fingertips at night.

NEOM Organics, Sage LA and De Mamiel are among the handpicked beauty brands at MyShowcase.com

Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream – this isn’t a new passion, it’s an all-time favourite moisturiser (across all categories) and I always have a tube of it on standby.  It’s the perfect texture, rich enough to quench skin and make it feel supple and comfortable, but not so that you feel it there.  And it smells divine.

Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss in shade Purple Maize – just the best coverage for a natural gloss, it’s as good as a lipstick yet rolls on like liquid mercury and the colour is an absolutely beautiful juicy berry.

Dr. Haushka’s Rose Day Cream and Intelligent Nutrients’ Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss, both at www.LoveLula.com

Read Jenni Baden-Howard’s interview with Kate Shapland and Nancy Cruickshank about MyShowcase, and the collection of gorgeous brands loved by beauty insiders you’ll find there, including Face Stockholm, T Le Clerc, Antonia Burrell, Mitchell and Peach, NEW CID, Beatitude and more… on Nonstopmama.com





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