06/18 | BY SARAH ROUND UP
Sarah ready to take her bike for a spin in Oxfordshire
June brought with it the first flushes of real summer - days of blue skies and warm evenings! At BY SARAH HQ, we hand-blend all of the beautiful natural and organic skincare from our studio in West Sussex and see the seasons change around us. We had the doors wide open and saw nature blossom and burst into colour - I even managed to take a slow mo video of a stunning small white butterfly!
When you see nature up close, you realise how beautiful and precious it is and how important it is to conserve it. It's why Sarah and I made the decision to create plant-based skincare using only the very finest, certified-organic ingredients.
The highest-quality ingredients flourish in the highest-quality, organic soil
It's easy not to think of the whole picture or the full impact of our consumer decisions - you see a product you like and buy it. Simple. But we can give ourselves a little more thinking time and interrogate our often automatic choices by asking a few questions: Do I need this? How does this help me? What is the impact on the planet?
Choosing products with only natural ingredients over man-made, synthetic, artificial and chemically-laden products is a step in the right direction. But choosing organic products over natural, elevates this choice even more, and here's why - in the case of the plant-based ingredients we use:
- they are certified-organic by The Soil Association which means each one has flourished under the strictest requirements of organic farming: synthetic pesticides, artificial chemical fertilisers, herbicides and GM crops are prohibited
- certified-organic ingredients are grown in a way that protects the soil, respects animal welfare and minimises pollution
- the end result is that the quality of the ingredient is not compromised, meaning richer nutrients for your skin
It's a win win - choosing products with certified-organic ingredients is better for the environment and better for your skin!
As June rolls into July and then August, and the long days of summer bring butterflies to our days, take a second to think about the choices you're making and see if there's more space for organic products on your bathroom shelf. Our award-winning Organic Body Oil was voted the best "Best Body Oil" in The Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards 2018 this month (yay!) and is 99% organic and 100% natural! If you are looking for something to take with you on your holidays, take a look at our Summer Travel Set which includes award-winning travel-size minis of all your favourites from the BY SARAH skincare collection!
The Summer Travel Set has your favourites from our organic skincare collection
In quick, bulletin-style other news: Sarah had a super successful trip in NY (as many of you saw via our Instagram stories (@bysarahlondon); we hosted a "Glow from the inside out" collaboration with Lizzie King from Lizzie Loves Healthy; and Les 100 Ciels in London became one of our newest stockists (their luxury cashmere is beautiful)!
We'd love to know what you've enjoyed the most from following us so far. Do you like our organic skincare? Our collaborations? Or watching our behind the scenes videos on Instagram? We'd love to know, so drop us a line anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll receive a response from me or Sarah!
See you same time, same place next month!
Written by: Lauren, COO, BY SARAH
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