Nuud: the vegan friendly, eco-friendly alternative to deodorant.

Some studies suggest traditional spray deodorants and even roll on deodorants can be harmful to your health. Nuud aims to provide a healthy alternative.

Experts have warned that over-using spray deodorants can lead to the inhalation of chemicals from the aerosols. These chemical can cause allergic skin reactions, asthma and breathing difficulties. In extreme cases the overuse of spray deodorant can even cause death as the gasses in the can can attack the lungs.

There are also other, unsubstantiated rumours I have to admit, that toxins in traditional deodorants can cause diseases such as cancer. I don’t think there’s any clear evidence of this. However wouldn’t you feel better using Nuud a deodorant that doesn’t use aluminium, parabens, artificial fragrances alcohol or vague chemicals.

Nuud

Environmental impact of traditional deodorants

An abstract from the NY times  suggests that deodorants and other perfume based cosmetics are causing as much pollution as cars and trucks. according to a study published in the journal Science.

This is another reason for using an environmentally friendly product such as Nuud. Not only does it not contain any harmful chemicals, it is sustainably produced and comes in a sugar cane tube and biodegradable cardboard box. They also claim to have CO2 neutral distribution.

Vegan and cruelty free

On top of the environmental benefits Nuud is also vegan friendly and has not been tested on animals.

All in all I think Nuud is definitely worth checking out. You can find them here nuudcare.co.uk

 

Skinny Tan: A vegan friendly cruelty free tanning Brand.

Skinny Tan

Skinny Tan is a fast growing Self Tanning brand that is cruelty free and Vegan and is also as natural as possible. They have a wide variety of products from Serums and Sprays to lotions and mousses so there is bound to be one to suit you.

However perhaps their most innovative product is their new Protect and Glow range. This is a SPF30 and SPF50 range of suntan lotions that include a gradual tanner. So as you Protect your skin from the damaging effect of the sun you’re also slowly building a colour so that it looks like you have been sunbathing. In essence it’s all the colour benefits of sunbathing, but without the harmful effects. This product range is currently only available on the the Skinny Tan website at Skinny Tan suncare.  Hopefully this range will also be available in stores in time for next summer.

Why call it Skinny Tan?

The term Skinny does not refer to Skinny in terms of body shape, but to the fact it’s as natural as possible.

The founder wanted the ‘Skinny’ in Skinny tan to be represented by a skin kind ‘skinny’ ingredients list with, as far as possible, more naturally derived ingredients, with some Skinny Tan products being made from as much as 99% naturally derived ingredients.

There was no question that Skinny Tan would have to be paraben-free, sulfate-free not tested on animals and suitable for vegans.

In addition they are currently working on making their packaging recyclable and eco friendly so hopefully we can update on this in the near future.

 

For more information check out their website http://www.skinnytan.co.uk.

You can also buy them at Boots, Superdrug, Amazon and others.