by Emma Peters March 12, 2017

A three-in-one beauty product that cuts makeup time in half every morning seems nearly too good to be true, right? BB Cream (or ‘Beauty Balm’) is a primer, moisturiser and foundation rolled into one, and while not that many people use it, 4 of 5 people who do say they’d use it again. The new certified organic Inika BB Cream is time-saving and nourishing to boot, and has made many of us keen to jump on board the BB-craze in a big way. It also boasts the highest percentage of Certified Organic ingredients in a BB Cream (80%), using a magic combination of ingredients to soothe the skin.


Inika Certified Organic BB Cream, available here.
Inika Certified Organic BB Cream available at belle & sage.

Inika’s Certified Organic BB Cream recipe:


A sprinkling of Prickly Pear


Prickly Pear (or Opuntia) comes from a cactus plant grown in Mexico, the Carribbean Isles and the United States. It’s extremely high in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9, and Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant). It’s also rich in amino acids, which help boost collagen production and keeps the skin elastic and youthful.


A scoop of Pomegranate


As well as being a tasty addition to salad, pomegranate seeds are also a powerful, protective addition to cosmetics. They’re full of antioxidants, including gallic and egallic acids, which help to ward off sun damage. Pomegranate seeds are also anti-aging, the antioxidants helping to repair free-radical damage from the sun and reduce the appearance of age spots.


A slathering of Avocado


Many cosmetics include avocado and its oils due to their highly-penetrative qualities. This means that the skin absorbs all of its most nourishing vitamins (like Vitamin A, D, and E) more readily. Avocado also contains potassium (around 60% more than bananas) and essential fatty acids, helping to condition and hydrate the skin.


A dash of Jojoba Oil


The Jojoba plant grows in Southern Arizona, California, and Mexico. The liquid produced within its seeds is used to create a barrier between the skin and the elements. Unlike water-based ingredients, Jojoba Oil also doesn’t lose its moisturising qualities when you apply it. It means that Inkia’s Certified Organic BB Cream has long-lasting, natural moisturising qualities that’ll keep your skin conditioned all day!

Emma Peters
Emma Peters

Emma Peters, organic makeup artist, creative director and founder of Belle & Sage, is committed to leading the conversation around beauty and wellness. With over twenty years of experience as a make-up artist, she knows you don’t have to sacrifice quality for clean.

She’ll help you find the what, learn the why, nail the how, and everything in between.

Letting you know more, wear better, and start making beautiful choices: from the inside, out.

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