• 4 Ways to Simplify your Autumn Skin Care Routine

    April 3, 2019 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE

    With autumn weather upon us, many of us are reaching for scrubs, clay masks and moisturisers to buff and nourish dry skin. An autumn skin care routine needn’t be complicated though. Read on as we show you four easy ways to simplify your autumn skin care routine, with eco friendly products made from close to nature materials and ingredients.

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores


    1. Use close to nature ingredients & materials

    In our opinion, to be truly ‘natural’, the ingredients and materials that make up a product ought to be close to nature with little modification. The more modified these ingredients or materials are, the more likely the ingredient or materials are damaging to the environment and human health. You can read more about this here >

    So at Biome, we only select products that use:

    • simple, close to nature, recognisable ingredients;
    • truly natural materials that will return to the earth at the end of their life, and/or
    • packaging that can be recycled or reused.

    When it comes to skin and body care to this autumn, we are loving these natural and close to nature products to cleanse and exfoliate:

    Sisal back scrubber 


    Use this  sisal scrubber to gently lift dull, dead skin cells from your skin for a healthy glow. The long cloth design makes it ideal for getting those hard to reach places, particularly your back.

    It is also really useful during pre-tan preparation, as it will help cleanse and exfoliate, creating the perfect surface for a fake tan application.

    Made from biodegradable sisal and cotton fibre, this Acca Kappa sisal back scrubber will return to the earth at the end of its life.

    Find it here >

    Biome Scrub + Soak

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores

    You can use our award winning rose remedy scrub + soak in two ways:

    1. Use as a body scrub: Pour a small handful into the palm of your hands. Rub your hands together and then apply to your body using a gentle circular motion. Rinse off in the shower or submerge in a warm bath.
    2. Use as a bath soak: Add 1/4 cup into a warm running bath. Soak for at least 15 minutes.

    Made from beautiful quality, ‘naked’ ingredients, including salts, oatmeal, rice and rose petals, you can sure that what you are putting onto your skin is incredibly effective, exceptionally close to nature, and will do no harm to our environment.  Our scrub + soak is also packaged in a reusable and recyclable glass jar.

    Available here >

    2. Make your own with our DIY skin care recipes

    Making your own skin care products is a great way to understand and appreciate what you are feeding your skin.

    The Biome community love to DIY their skin care routine, and seeing as it’s so easy to do, we can see why! We have a DIY skin care recipe for almost every skin care and makeup product in your bathroom.  On our DIY skin care blog, you can find recipes for cleansers, toners, moisturisers, serums, scrubs, masks, makeup and much more. Find all of our recipes here >

    All of our recipes use simple, natural, raw ingredients, which are available here and in our four Brisbane stores.

    DIYs skin care products for autumn

    Autumn tends to have us reaching for the scrubs and moisturising creams to buff and nourish dry skin. So you might like to try our DIY Pumice & Clay Facial Exfoliant and the DIY Heavenly Rose Whipped Body Butter  (pictured below) recipes.

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores

    Make your own skin care products – see our DIY skin care recipes here >

    3. Opt for reusable and recyclable glass packaging

    When simplifying our skin care routine we should also consider simple, non-wasteful packaging.

    Glass and metal skin care product packaging can be reused and recycled at the end of the product’s life. By choosing products that use reusable and recyclable packaging, you reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and in our environment, and support sustainable, forward thinking businesses.

    What do you do with your empties?

    Use the empty glass jar or tin to store DIY skin care products, paper clips and rubber bands, contain pens and pencils, smaller amounts of product for travel, or a store a little travel size sewing kit.

    What about skin care products that come in plastic tubes and bottles?

    Did you know you can recycle your plastic skin care and beauty products at Biome? Drop empty, cut in half and completely cleaned out skin care and beauty packaging into one of our four Brisbane stores, or post them to our online warehouse.  We will send them to Terracycle for you to be recycled. Find store location details here >

    Biome 100% Pure Australian Jojoba Oil

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores

    This is definitely a customer favourite, and it’s easy to see why. Packaged in a reusable and recyclable glass jar, Biome’s jojoba oil is incredibly versatile, suitable for use as a cleanser and moisturiser, as well as in DIY serums and DIY face and body scrubs.

    Rich in Omega 6  and 9 fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D and E, Jojoba oil is quickly absorbed, exceptionally gentle, won’t block pores and is non greasy.

    Jojoba oil is ideal for use on all skin types, all year long.  It provides dry skin wonderful moisture and nourishment, while balances sebum production in oily skin. So no matter what your skin type, or what time of the year, jojoba oil is a great option.

    Biome’s 100% pure Australian jojoba oil is also produced in Goondiwindi, Queensland, only a few hundred kilometres from where it is sold in our Biome stores!

    Find it here >

    Butt Naked Clay Mask

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores

    This calming and soothing powdered face mask by Butt Naked is packaged in a reusable glass jar. It is made from a combination of pink clay, rosehip, chamomile, and lavender, and is ideal for use on sensitive and inflamed skin during the drier months of the year to soothe and calm.

    Made in Australia from organic and vegan ingredients, Butt Naked clay masks are simple, effective and truely a natural skin care product.

    Available here >

    4. Protect your skin from the sun

    Skin care 101 – no matter what season it is, what time of the year, what your skin type is or how old you are, sun protection should be incorporated into everyone’s skin care routine.

    Two ways to protect your skin from the sun include wearing a hat when outdoors and using a natural sunscreen.

    Lorna Murray Capri Hat

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores

    The Capri waterproof sun hat by Lorna Murray is made from all natural fibres and folds up beautifully into any hand bag or backpack. It is so easy to pack down, making it perfect for travel, wearing on the way to work, or on your way to catch public transport. Optional ties at the base of each handcrafted hat can be used for anchoring the hat on your head during strong wind.

    Find this style and more here >

    Wotnot SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen

    How to simplify your autumn skin care routine | Biome Eco Stores

    Wotnot SPF 30 natural sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B rays with a gentle, easy to apply formula suitable for all ages (including babies). It is enriched with certified organic aloe vera and gmo-free vitamin E, and is free from palm oil, titanium dioxide and chemical UV absorbers.

    Wotnot natural sunscreen is Austrailan made and owned, and is packaged in a plastic tube that can be recycled through TerraCycle at the end of its life. Simply cut in half, clean out and return to any Biome store.

    Find the range here >