We recently discovered Nature Inspired Botanics at our local supermarket, and were thrilled to discover that their affordable body care products are cruelty-free and mostly vegan! A few of them contain beeswax, but their vegan items are clearly labeled. This UK-based line is available in stores across the US, as well as through mail order. Their offerings are formulated with plant extracts, as well as natural, organic ingredients. The company has existed since 1995, creating products to suit their customers’ every whim and need.
Check out NIB’s website at www.botanics.co.uk. Prices are listed in euros, but you can easily convert them to US dollars. You can’t purchase directly from the company, but their website will direct you to third-party outlets where you can place an order. NIB doesn’t use parabens, petroleum, mineral oils, or phthalates in any of their products. In the U.S. you can find Botanics products at some Walgreens, Target, and Ulta stores, and also on those stores’ websites.
It’s hard to choose a favorite, but we love the All Bright Purifying Facial Scrub ($6.99 on the Target website). We recently bought a tube of this product and was delighted by its efficacy. It gently exfoliates grime and other impurities from your face. Afterwards, your skin will feel firm and supple, but not gritty. The magic ingredient is hibiscus extract, due to its brightening properties. Follow up with the All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum ($11.99 from Target) and/or the All Bright Cleansing Toner ($5.99 from Target) for best results. All of these products are well-suited to daily use.
If you have mature skin, you will benefit from a well-hydrating night cream. Look no further than NIB’s Triple Age Renewal Firming Night Cream ($18.99 from Walgreen’s). It’s chock-full of purple orchid extract, which plumps your skin and brings it back to life after a long, hard-working day. The powerful overnight hydration works while you sleep! NIB also offers a day cream for the same low price. Use them in tandem with each other for best results.
If you need some peace of mind, try a little aromatherapy. You’ll rest easy with NIB’s Peaceful Night Pillow Mist and Sweet Marjoram. Spritz a bit of it on your sheets and/or pillowcase and drift off to dreamland! The calm, soothing lavender/marjoram scent will put you right under. A tiny bit is all you need for relaxation!
As mentioned above, most of NIB’s products are vegan (and all are cruelty-free) but a few of them contain beeswax. Be sure to check labels, and write the company if you have any concerns. The FAQ link on the site will answer many of your questions. We hope you’ll be as delighted by this affordable, high-quality line as we are.