Natural Beauty

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am


As winter turns to spring and life blooms once again around us, it's hard to ignore the beauty that is our natural world.

So for this issue of FACES, we celebrate Mother Nature's gifts in all their radiant glory. We look at the trend in luxury organic skincare, as natural products become increasingly sophisticated and technologically advanced.

Suzanne Harrison introduces the newest and most trusted natural ingredients to maintain and enhance the skin, while Kavita Daswani talks to Pernilla R?nnberg, founder of Swedish organic skincare brand Estelle & Thild and an ingredient expert in her own right.

The garden party continues with our cover shoot as bright florals provide inspiration for fresh make-up looks from artist Megumi Sekine, while Daswani rounds up the season's new scents, from fruity to feminine.

We also check out the latest must-have products, and introduce a new section on pampering facial treatments.

What's spring without a few showers? To save face, we tapped make-up artist Rennie Fensham for tips on weatherproofing our look for the wet days ahead.

Finally, Susan Schwartz offers alternatives to toxin-heavy men's shaving and skincare products. Natural beauty is all around us, and we hope this issue inspires you to bring a bit of it home with you as well.