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Education

Tips to get some organic beauty into your kit this Organic September

As we head into September we see the start of the Soil Association’s annual campaign ‘Organic September’. This yearly event is a month long celebration to bring awareness to the many benefits of organic farming, food, textiles and beauty. There are many ways we can bring organic into our professional lives.

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Natural Hair
Education

The 5 Top Conscious Haircare Brands That Will Work For You

Historically, natural and organic haircare has proved challenging in meeting the efficiency needs of consumers and professionals alike. However, that is no longer the case! Read Tahira’s personal and professional recommendations.

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What is personal sustainability?
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What is Personal Sustainability?

We talk a lot about sustainability here at CBU because it’s one of our three educational pillars. To us, sustainability is a holistic approach to our living and working practice as beauty professionals and active citizens.

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summer glow
Education

5 tips for creating a summer glow

As we head into of summer – and get back to work – a radiant summer glow is a frequently requested look. Lou shares her favourite conscious products to create a gorgeous glow, naturally.

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sustainable make-up
Education

How to have a sustainable make-up bag

It can be tricky creating a plastic-free beauty kit, however there are many brands enabling us to make great sustainable choices. Discover Sjaniël’s top tips on brands that are playing their part in building a more sustainable beauty industry. #PlasticFreeJuly

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Sustainability

3 Conscious Actions You Can Take To Use Plastic Responsibly In Your Beauty Practice

Being conscious of how, when and where we use plastic is key to positive behavioural change and mitigating the environmental and health impacts associated to plastic in the beauty industry. Read the introduction to Khandiz’s three part series on plastic.

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Hidden Plastics
Education

How To avoid hidden plastics in beauty products

As conscious beauty professionals we are already thinking about reducing our plastic consumption within our practise, but what about those hidden plastics inside the actual formulations?

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Foundations for Darker Skin Tones
Education

The Best Natural Foundations for Darker Skin Tones

Holistic makeup artist and founding member, Sjaniël shares her updated list of natural foundations for darker skin tones for those looking to diversify their kits.

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Sustainable Hygiene Practices
Education

How to make your Hygiene practices sustainable after Lockdown

Our latest article focuses on how to maintain sustainable hygiene practices as we start to return to work post COVID-19 lockdown. Written for CBU by founding member, Khandiz Joni.

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Education

3 Tips for Maintaining A Natural & Organic Makeup Kit

Keeping a natural professional make-up kit fresh, can actually be very tricky. Here are three top tips from conscious beauty union founding member, Lou Dartford.

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Education

5 Top Tips You Need To Understand Skin​

Get back to the skincare basics. Makeup artist and educator, Lou Dartford shares her top five tips for making sure your clients skin is the perfect canvas for any makeup application – whether by you or by themselves.

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Health & Wellbeing

Our Top Practical Tips You Need to Reduce Covid 19 Stress

Chronic stress lowers our immune system a time when we need it to be strong. To help. you stay well, we share some easy tips to improve the way you feel, by conscious beauty expert, Nat Van Zee.

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Cosmetic ingredients
Education

How to read an INCI list to help you make better choices

A simple guide on how to read and understand the ingredients list (INCI list) on the back of your beauty product packaging and better inform your buying choices. By natural beauty expert, Sjaniël Turrell.

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Beauty Recycling
Sustainability

How to better recycle your beauty routine

Recycling is confusing at the best of times. To recycle your beauty routine can be even harder. Here are some of our tips to ensure it’s done effectively. By green makeup pioneer, Lou Dartford.

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Education

How to work more consciously in Film + TV

Working in the film and TV industry can be difficult from an ecological standpoint – but here are some of our top tips and tricks to help you reduce your impact from film veteran and founding member, Tahira Herold.

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