Bowe Organics has launched refills for one of its most popular products which go above and beyond when it comes to environmentally friendly packaging.
The refill boxes for the innovative beauty business’s Get Glowing Face Mask mean that you never have to worry about packaging again as they contain hundreds of tiny seeds. You bury the packet; it decomposes and in its place wildflowers will grow. Both helping the environment, the ecosystem and especially our all-important bees.
The refills are designed to go alongside Bowe Organic’s Get Glowing starter kit, the idea being that you will keep it for life.
Founder of Bowe Organics, Diane Bowe, explains: “I strive to only use ethically sourced ingredients and items, so for instance my muslin cloths are sourced by bypassing the camps in China where they hold Muslim women against their will. A fifth of the world’s cotton is made in this way!
“I have tried many face masks in the past and a lot of them leave my skin feeling dry and looking pink. This sent me on my journey to find more gentle ingredients.”
The mask itself is suitable for those with sensitive skin. It comes as a powder and is activated at home by adding water or hydrosols. When clays are activated before being packaged, they need a really hash preservative as it is very difficult to preserve an activated clay. This type of preservative can also react with certain skin types so by activating it yourself at home it is less harsh, less drying, and great for those with more sensitive skin.
The mask contains the following ingredients:
Siberian ginseng is known for its skin lifting benefits and its ability to give you a more youthful glow. Several medical studies have shown its effectiveness in fighting wrinkles due to its ability to boost skin-firming collagen.
Ground Chamomile flowers to calm the skin.
Kaolin clay helps stimulate circulation to the skin while it performs its gently exfoliating and cleansing action. It does not draw oil from the skin making it excellent for those with dry and sensitive skin.
Moroccan lava clay can purify and refreshes the skin. The minerals within – silica, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, lithium, and trace elements – contribute to skin health. Silica plays a role in keeping collagen healthy (which gives skin its elasticity), magnesium plays an important role in preventing DNA damage, while potassium keeps the skin cells hydrated and moisturised. It is great for drawing out toxins from the skin making it brilliant for cleansing.
About Bowe Organics
Diane founded Bowe Organics and launched her first product back in 2018. She is an organic and vegan hairdresser and is currently training to become a Trichologist.
Diane says: “After I discovered the incredible natural and organic hair products that were coming to market back in 2012, I became hooked and obsessed. Not just with the products themselves but with how they can have a positive impact on the environment and how organic farming can help our precious depleting soil and protect our ecosystem by not using nasty pesticides.
“This discovery led me to undertake further research into the ingredients used in many popular hair and beauty products and explore their impact on people’s bodies and the world. I became aware of how some farms are exploited and over worked for their ingredients and I set out to find a supplier that had a strict Fair Trade policy in place and who would not put pressure on their workers. It is very important to me that no one is exploited for my profit.
“I then set about learning all about botanicals and blending different organic ingredients together to develop my own artisan beauty products and brand. The result is Bowe Organics and a capsule collection of products that truly work.”
Based in the North East of England, Diane formulates everything herself with no third-party bases or fillers used to bulk the products out. Alongside the Face Mask she has also created a Lash Oil, a Brow Oil, a Lip Balm and a Hair Oil, with more products currently in development. Her Lip Balm, Lash Oil and Hair Oil are all award winning with the Lip Balm winning gold in the Free From Skincare Awards in 2021. Everything is Vegan Society registered and cruelty free.