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Low-tox beauty with Monique from Holistic Luxe Living

Low-tox beauty with Monique from Holistic Luxe Living

I love following Monique's instagram @holisticluxeliving, it aligns very much to my personal low tox living journey I started when I launched The Slow Mode 2 years ago. Plus she curates her content and imagery beautifully, so I had to have her on our WELLNESS GUIDES. She gives us an honest review on our 3 best selling clean beauty products. Enjoy the read xx 
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Agent Nateur Holi (water) toner

This is an absolute hydrating skin saver during the changeover to colder months. I prefer to use it in the morning after a freshly washed face and before putting on face oil for some serious skin hydration. This product contains unique ingredients that you don't often find in your skincare such as pearl and pitaya. Pearl is said to help encourage collagen production and pitaya (also known as dragon fruit) helps to reduce redness and inflammation. It also contains lavender, rose and cucumber which makes it smell super refreshing and add to its calming nature. Because of its cooling and soothing properties, this product would be super soothing for use in summer also. Click through to shop
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Vanderohe No 1. Face Oil
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It's no surprise that this oil is multi award-winning. Made from a blend of apricot, grapeseed and rosehip oil it glides onto your skin like velvet. The seven essential oils are added to ensure it not only smells divine, but all contribute properties to tightening and regenerating your skin. A little also goes a long way with this serum so you can use just a few drops around your eyes during your evening routine to get the benefits. Personally, I was so taken with it I used it morning and night all over my face. Admittedly this product does come with a high price tag, however in my option that's a reflection of the quality of the ingredients and process. Founder Olivia Thorpe is meticulous about sourcing oils from farms that work to build soil fertility, respect animal welfare and minimise pollution and damage to the environment. You can be sure when you use this product that it's of the highest quality and has been sourced & created in a conscious, environmentally responsible way using mostly organic cold-pressed ingredients. 
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Agent Nateur Natural Deodorant No3
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Switching to a natural deodorant can be one of the most difficult low tox switches to make. Moving away from a conventional aluminium based spray deodorant to a bicarb soda based natural alternative can take your skin a little time to adjust. The avocado and sunflower butter in this deodorant helps to make this transition a smoother one as does the castor and coconut oil ensuring it glides on like butter and soothes the skin. I absolutely love this deodorant, not only does it work but it also smells divine (thanks to the lavender and eucalyptus oils) and looks chic. I'm also a sucker for beautiful packaging and for some reason natural deodorants are often bright and chunky whereas this deodorant looks elegant sitting on your bathroom bench. While aesthetics might seem a strange consideration, for me having beautiful skincare items creates a sense of visual calm. It also makes everyday mundane routines, such as putting on deodorant, that much sweeter and I'm all about bringing lots of little moments of joy into the everyday.

Learn more below about Monique's journey into low tox living.
"My transformative moment came when I stumbled across a talk by Therese Kerr at an Eco-Fair back in 2015. She was so passionate about low tox living and incredibly knowledgeable about the science and research behind ingredients that it left a huge impact on me. Learning about a natural skincare approach aligned with what I was already beginning to learn from eastern health practices, that health is holistic. What we put on and in our bodies matters greatly as does our thoughts and rituals surrounding them. Since transitioning to a low tox lifestyle my skin has never looked brighter and clearer. I've also adopted skincare routines that bring me so much joy turning routines into rituals utilising beautiful products."
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Images taken by Monique. 



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