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Yellow Zinnia by Jessica JonesThe simplest way to be sure our cosmetics are safe is to patronise shops that only stock natural, non-toxic products. Here is where we buy gorgeous cosmetics with nothing toxic:

GOOD GLAMOUR CURATED COLLECTIONS

Are you looking for a pampering gift? Or do you simply want to try something new but feel uncertain where to start? Here are the latest collections of sublime natural beauty products, curated for you by the Good Glamour Guide.

The Chemo Chic Essential Handbag Kit – This bag of non-toxic goodies is the perfect present for a friend going through chemotherapy or indeed any kind of illness. Contains lip balm, skin balm, rose hip seed oil and antibacterial hand gel to make a week in hospital more bearable: £39 from Content Beauty.

UK ONLINE SHOPS

Amarya – lovely online shop with an excellent range of brands including: Antipodies; Dr Hauschka; Evolve; HerbFarmacy; Inlight; Lavera; Neal’s Yard Remedies; Ren; Spiezia and Trilogy. Shop at: www.amarya.co.uk

Apostle – an online shop with a small but well curated selection of brands including: Bamford; Erbaviva; Kimia and Rodin. www.apostleonline.co.uk

Content Beauty – this gem-like boutique in London’s Marylebone has become the Mecca of glam natural beauty. Stocks the pick of the latest and most fabulous products including: Amala; Dr Alkaitis; Green People; Hurraw; Ilia; Inika; Intelligent Nutrients; John Masters Organics; MV Organic Skincare; Nourish; Oskia; Pai; Rahua; rms beauty; Tata Harper and Vapour Organics. Offers a range of sublime beauty and wellness treatments in-store. Online shop at: www.beingcontent.com

Ila Spa – create a luxurious spa in your own bathroom with the divine smells and sumptuous ingredients of ila. Decorate your bathroom shelves with their jewel coloured cardboard boxes and classy white glass jars. www.ila-spa.com

Love Lula – great little online shop stocking many established and younger brands, including: A’Kin; Bamford; Dr Bronner’s; Dr Hauschka; Elysambre; Evolve; Green People; Ila; Jurlique; Korres; Laidbare; Nude and Weleda. Shop online at: www.lovelula.com

Naturismo – no nonsense online shop with a wide range of brands including: Antipodes; Barefoot Botanicals; Bodhi; Comvita; Dr Alkaitis; Elemental Herbology; Green & Spring; Kjaer Weis; NVey; Neom; Pukka; Tsi La and Une. Shop online at: www.naturisimo.com

Neal’s Yard Remedies – the original British natural beauty brand stayed true to its ethics whilst many others sold out to global baddies. Some winning products, all packaged in the much-loved blue glass bottles. www.nealsyardremedies.com

Nourish – this natural skincare company has developed four lines of products that will help to address the changing needs of your skin type brought about by the vagaries of weather, health and hormonal ups and downs. www.nourishskinrange.com

The Organic Pharmacy – highly acclaimed range of luxurious skincare, full-glam organic makeup and high quality beauty supplements. The website also carries some excellent natural beauty fact sheets. www.theorganicpharmacy.com

Oskia – where to buy everything Oskia, including booking information for their bliss-inducing facials and treatments. www.oskiaskincare.com

Pai Skincare – home of super-pure and organic Pai products, particularly recommended for those with skin problems and sensitivities. Sarah Brown’s Skin Solutions blog is well worth a read whilst you’re there. www.paiskincare.com

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND ONLINE SHOPS

I Am Natural Store – online shop selling some of our favourite brands: Ila; Ilia; Pai; Rahua and Vapour – plus some things we haven’t even tried yet, such as an intriguing charcoal eye mask by Japanese brand Morihata. www.iamnaturalstore.com.au

Grown – ‘Organic alchemists’ produce gorgeous, quality plant and herb based skin and bath products. www.grown.com

Inika – Australian made and now one of the world’s leading natural make-up brands. Exquisite eye colours and top quality mineral foundation. www.inika.com.au

MV Organic Skincare – home of the stellar MV 9-Oil Cleanser and other heavenly products.  The site includes excellent skincare advice and info pages. www.mvskincare.com

Miss Kate – at last, non-toxic play makeup for kids. You know it makes sense! www.misskate.com.au

Stay tuned. We’re adding new shops and websites all the time.