Faith in Nature was the first ever natural/eco beauty brand I started using when I decided to try and live a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle. Living in Brighton, I’m lucky enough to have Infinity Foods, a cooperative stocking natural and organic products, so I went in and picked out the Faith in Nature shampoos, and I haven’t looked back! I’ve also recently tried a moisturiser from the brand, but I’m not so keen on that one unfortunately. I also use their hand soaps exclusively and have tried a bunch of their different shampoos and conditioners!
Faith in Nature is all about using naturally-derived ingredients that are cruelty free, getting the most out of nature. I love how up front and transparent they are about their policies on a range of different topics, from fair trade to palm oil, as they’re so accessible on their site. I also really like that they don’t hop on the ‘luxury naturals’ bandwagon, and they strive to keep their prices as low as they can to make them accessible to as many people as possible. They are definitely one of the cheaper natural, vegan beauty ranges out there!
Shampoos & Conditioners
Faith in Nature have two ranges of shampoos and conditioners, the original natural range, and the newer, more expensive, Brave Botanicals range. I adore both. Their original range has a great range of scents (my favourite is lavender and geranium!) and are pretty reasonably priced at about £5 a bottle – definitely the kind of price you’d see at Boots. When I switched from high street hair products to Faith in Nature, I felt a difference from literally the first wash, and told everyone about it to the point of sounding like an advert. My hair just felt healthier – which is a pretty big deal, seeing as I had been bleaching my hair for nearly a decade so it was pretty damaged.
You’ve got to have faith in these products – excuse the pun! Particularly with the conditioner, because when you’re applying it in the shower it doesn’t leave my hair feeling as good as the conditioners I was used to using. Other conditioners leave my hair feeling like silk, whereas the Faith in Nature one felt my hair feeling a little…rougher. But then when my hair dries, it feels so much healthier than with normal condiitoners! I’m not an expert on hair products, but I think that the high-street method is to coat your hair in product so it feels healthier and has an instant, quick-fix type of effect, whereas more often in the more natural ranges like Faith in Nature the tactic is to actually nourish and moisturise your hair. Less of that instant silky feel, but definitely more long term benefits.
I have to admit, I do prefer the more expensive Brave Botanicals range (it might not seem that much more expensive per bottle, but the bottles contain less so they are a fair bit pricier). I adore the rose scent that this range comes in, as well as the original lavender and geranium scent. It does leave my hair feeling even better than the less expensive range, but I’m not sure it’s worth the extra money. It’s definitely something I would consider getting myself as a treat, but for everyday use it’s the original range for me!
This one, I’m afraid, I wasn’t so keen on. This is the only product from Faith in Nature’s skincare line and I definitely wouldn’t rule out trying more, but I’d say I’m quite picky when it comes to skincare and this just didn’t cut it for me. It was priced pretty well, I have to say, and I like the pump packaging that made it really easy to use, but the product itself wasn’t great. I used the replenishing day cream, but I didn’t really find it very replenishing, or moisturising, or anything!
I found that it was pretty lightweight and sunk in quickly, which is a benefit if you want to apply makeup over it, but it just felt like I hadn’t put anything on my skin. I have pretty normal skin, I wouldn’t say my skin is particularly dry, but I felt like I needed to put moisturiser on even after I’d used this, which I find off for something that’s called ‘replenishing’. This might be a great one for if you have oily skin and want something super lightweight, but I’m afraid it just didn’t work for me! But since their skincare range is pretty well-priced, I would definitely give another of their products a go. If you have any you’d reccomend let me know!
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