Biome is a truly gorgeous business doing some amazing things for planet earth. They sell a range of products from reusable coffee cups and straws to lunch boxes, skincare products and books.
All products listed on their website and in store are inline with their core values which I have copied below directly from the Biome website, it includes hyperlinks back to the Biome website. The strict set of core values are;
- Free from all known or suspected toxins » see the exhaustive list of 30+ toxins you will not find at Biome
- Cruelty free
- Made without exploitation or harm to people or animals » see our stance on animal products
- Natural fibres are Certified Organic, or hemp or linen which is grown and processed without chemicals
- Verified for all claims such as ‘organic’, ‘cruelty free’, ‘bamboo’, ‘biodegradable’ » see Greenwashing claims you will not find at Biome
- Longer lasting than the alternative, thus saving resources and pollution
- Made by a reputable person or business with a story to tell
Source – www.biome.com.au
Biome also has their own skincare range, which is where I come in! I was invited to try a selection of their products which was very kind but also very exciting! I LOVE the less is more movement – reduce, reuse, recycle!
The products all come in environmentally friendly glass packaging, which you can reuse (I’ve already got flower ideas for the 3-in-1 Skin Trio bottle).
The products are as pure as can be, they are palm oil free, cruelty free and vegan. No additives or preservatives are added and they do not contain any synthetic fragrance.
I selected the following products to review;
- Biome 100% Jojoba Oil 100ml
- Biome 3-in-1 Skin Trio Face Clay Normal – Seaweed, Green Clay & Spirulina
- Biome 100% Pure Hydrosol Chamomile
- Biome Scrub + Soak Citrus Burst
Biome 100% Jojoba Oil 100ml – $22.95 AUD
I choose the Jojoba Oil as the benefits, such as acting as an antibacterial plus it is very mild, makes it perfect for the face. I picked this with removing my makeup (surprise surprise) in mind and I love that it is 100% pure.
I start by massaging the oil into my skin and around my eye area. Although this is non-greasy, I find it easiest to remove the oil from my skin with a damp cloth.
It is light on my skin and leaves it feeling smooth.
The Jojoba Oil is multi-use, you can also use this in your hair as a treatment, in the bath and also as a massage oil.
Not only can you use the 3-in-1 Skin Trio as a mask on #selfcaresunday (or any day!), it can also be used as a cleanser when mixed with castile soap or as an exfoliator when mixed with a hydrosol.
I enjoy using this as part of my weekly masking session. I am obsessed with the ingredients! Seaweed provides nourishment, the Green & Yellow Clay draws out impurities while the Spirulina acts to stimulate the skin. Gentle pumice stone powder acts as an exfoliant. Plus it smells like the ocean – delicious.
Never let a clay mask dry completely as it will pull on your skin when you remove it. This is where one of the Biome Hydrosol’s come in handy! I love to spritz around 3 minutes into the mask with the Biome 100% Pure Hydrosol Chamomile to provide moisture and added nutrients.
When the mask is removed with cool water (I prefer it), my skin is left feeling cool, refreshed and incredibly smooth. The ocean smell lingers but it is refreshing and not a bother.
Biome 100% Pure Hydrosol Chamomile – $27.95 AUD
What’s a hydrosol you ask? I have written about it before, it’s a fairly new term being used in Australian skincare. A hydrosol is where plants/flowers are steam distilled to create an infused floral water.
Aside from using the Hydrosol mid-mask, as mentioned above you can use this with the 3-in-1 Skin Trio to exfoliate the skin or even just to freshen your skin during the day. I enjoy the calming properties of chamomile, especially if I am feeling stressed!
Biome Scrub + Soak Citrus Burst – $29.95 AUD
My favourite time of the week, is when I get to take a soak in the tub. Usually on a Sunday! The Scrub + Soak in Citrus Burst has been such a delight to use.
I start by sprinkling a little into the tub before I jump in, to let the Epsom salt blend into the water while Calendula and Chamomile flowers swirl around. Once I am in the tub, I place a little into my palm and massage into my skin. The inclusion of coconut sugar and oatmeal work to exfoliate the skin.
A citrus blend of essential oils works to lift my mood and makes me feel energised. So much energy in one bottle – I absolutely love it!
In conclusion, I absolutely love the Biome range. Not only are the ingredients pure, natural, vegan and cruelty free when I use them I know I am leaving a positive footprint in the world with the sustainable packaging and naked ingredients.
I love the bright packaging that sits beautifully in the bathroom too – the photos don’t do the bright packaging justice!
For the full range, head over to http://www.biome.com.au or via Instagram at @biomestores
Let me know your thoughts if you have also used anything from the range!