Self Care Saturday: Natural Daily Essentials

Saturday, April 07, 2018
Happy Saturday everyone! Today's post is another 'self care Saturday' post which will be focusing on natural, green and cruelty free toiletries and essentials. While I do look for cruelty free and more natural skincare, haircare and makeup, I always tend to forget about my basic, daily toiletries and essentials so in comes Avernaco to the rescue!

Avernaco stocks a great range of natural products, some of which are suitable for vegans and pretty much all of them are cruelty free. I haven't tried any of the brands that they stock online so I'm glad that I'm able to try some new brands/products, especially as they're cruelty free and contain natural ingredients.
*Natralus Australia Ultra Skin Repair (£8.29, 30ml)
Let's start with two of my most used products, the first is a skin repairing and hydrating gel that contains high potency organic aloe vera, papaya, rosemary leaf extract, vitamin e, cucumber fruit extract and many more fantastic natural ingredients. The product is Australian owned, cruelty free and dermatologically tested.

The skin repair gel claims to soothe and restore the appearance of dry, damaged skin which definitely describes my hands! Eczema is such an awful skin condition, I wouldn't ever wish it on anyone as it can be leave my skin incredibly dry, flaky, tight and unbelievably sore, itchy and red. I have eczema on my face and my hands but thankfully this gel has been helping the eczema on my hands look and feel less painful! A little goes a very long way, it absorbs pretty quickly and it doesn't irritate my skin.

*Natralus Australia Hand & Skin Shield - Liquid Gloves (£6.95, 30ml)
Next up is probably my favourite item out of the three I was very kindly sent from Avernaco! The hand cream claims to natural safeguard the skin by locking out external skin irritants, restore working hands and protects for over four hours. Additionally, it's paraben free, cruelty free and it contains various natural ingredients including aloe vera, castor seed oil and jojoba seed oil.

As with the gel, it absorbs quickly, it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy or sticky and it leaves my skin looking and feeling comfortable, hydrated and nourished. The size is perfect for travelling or keeping in your handbag. I have it in my bag while I'm in London (I'm in London now so check out my instagram (@ofbeautyand) for updates!). I'll also have a London photo diary going up in the next few days so stay tuned.
*Splat Magnolia Whitening Toothpaste (£6.95, 75ml)
Last but not least is something that I think many of us forget about when it comes to more natural products - toothpaste! I'll be honest and admit that the pink packaging did draw me to this product but it's actually perfect for me as it's a whitening toothpaste for those with sensitive teeth. It contains natural amino acids which remove surface staining, papain to break up plaque and anisic acid along with magnolia rind extract to prevent halitosis. It also contains liquorice extract, rosemary essential oil, golden pearl powder, neem flower extract and aloe vera (phew).

It's definitely a gentle but effective toothpaste - it doesn't have a typically minty scent or flavour, it's more natural and earthy if that makes any sense. I haven't tried the Lush toothy tabs but I'd imagine that they'd have a flavour like this! Minty toothpastes often cause sensitivity for me but this one is so gentle but it still leaves my teeth feeling clean and with fresh breath. Also the light pink colour is definitely a plus! I cannot recommend all three products enough and I'll be buying the toothpaste in the future!

Have you tried anything from Avernaco? What are your favourite natural products or brands? 


  1. oh wow it all looks so nice! I love the look of them all! Have a good Saturday lovely! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Never tried this before but I do like purchasing natural/hand made bath and body products. I recently just bought a few stuff for my cousins bridal shower.
    Sheer Beauty Blog

  3. The Hand & Skin Shield sounds quite cool,I haven't seen that one before! Lovely post x

    Anika |

  4. I’ve never tried any of these and I’ve never come across the brand before x

  5. I suffer with incredibly dry skin too and I’ve never tried what youve suggested - I need to look into them !

  6. I've never tried this brand but it seems interesting, especially the toothpaste.

  7. The Skin Shield sounds like exactly what I need!

  8. I haven't tried any of these but always a bonus when a product is cruelty-free.


  9. I've tried a few Paw paw lip products from Avernaco and loved them!

  10. The thought of going into all natural products makes me so happy! I'm definitely going to have to check out that lotion, my skin is so dry during the winter! thanks for the wonderful post!

  11. A handcream that shields the hands? Count me in x

  12. I need to try this whitening toothpaste!! It sounds fab!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  13. I need to try out some more green beauty products xx

  14. They sound lovely, I’m always on the hunt for good hand products.

  15. I haven't trie anything from Avernaco but after reading your post I wouldn't mind trying them out.

  16. The hand shield sounds perfect! I hate sticky/greasy hand creams xo

    Char |

  17. Never tried this brand before but they sound good x

  18. ooh the toothpaste sounds really good!


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