*This post is sponsored by ATURA Collective*
ATURA Collective are an online boutique dedicated to natural and organic skincare. They stock a range of specially selected products from small batch suppliers all around the world. The store was founded by Jess, an Australian living in England who wanted to bring some of the amazing natural brands over to the UK. Jess spent her childhood in the beautiful Jarrah forest in the South West of Western Australia and it’s here that the stunning scenery cemented her appreciation for all things natural.
A few of the brands stocked on ATURA include Byron Bay, Black Chicken, Willow Tree, Caim & Able and Skin Alchemists Apothecary. I had only heard of a couple of the brands on the store so it’s definitely one to check out if you’re looking for new discoveries from outside the UK.
I’ve been trying a few products from Black Chicken Remedies and Rohr Remedy over the last couple of months. Black Chicken was founded by Chey Birch after she began blending essential oil and therapeutic botanical extracts to create a natural remedy for her own irritated skin. The bowl she was mixing the ingredients in had a little black chicken on it, and soon the oil started to work on her skin condition. Friends began asking if she could bring ‘the black chicken’ to their homes and soon after, Black Chicken Remedies was born!
My favourite products from the range are the Love Your Face Serum, Balm of Ages and the Cleanse my Face oil. All of the products have quite a medicinal scent to them as they have ingredients like clove, sandalwood and arnica. This is true to the branding as the word “remedy” features in their name and is something that is extremely important to the brand – they want to create products that truly work, rather than just smell or look good.
I’ve also been incorporating the Lilly Pilly Moisturiser from Rohr Remedies into my routine as the weather’s getting colder, my skin needs a little bit more than just a face oil. Emily Rohr is the founder who developed this skincare range after working closely with indigenous communities – she learnt many traditional bush remedies using native Australian plants and combining this with dermatological science, Rohr Remedies was born. The moisturiser is enriched with rice bran and macadamia oils which help to balance my skin and rose geranium, sandalwood and rose essential oils which give it a lovely scent and work together to nourish my skin but not overload it with moisture!
ATURA have a very strict ingredients policy for the products on their store and have an extensive list of ingredients to avoid when sourcing new products. They also have full ingredients lists on each product for complete transparency & honesty. It’s always so frustrating when you go to buy a product online but it has little or no ingredients for you to look at – you can’t tell whether it is truly natural or not however Atura never want this to be the case, so you’ll be able to find all the details on every single product page.
Next I have my eye on the Caim & Able Magnesium Body Scrubs and the Byron Bay Exfoliate & Mask. They also have their “Indulgence Box” which would make the perfect gift for someone who loves natural & organic skincare.