Sunday, 6 December 2009

Wild man of beauty

Alan Mackenzie is a man on a mission: not just to create reasonably-priced natural cosmetics, but also to do good while he’s doing business. Creator of Organic Surge (several products feature in Beauty Bible Beauty Steals), his new, slightly more upscale venture is Wild Organics: bath and body care using wild-harvested ingredients from Brazil, Egypt, Croatia – and his native Scotland. Over tea at Providores (keeping up our cake quota), Alan explained the extra feel-good factor from Wild Organics: you get prettily-scented, Ecocert-certified ‘smellies’ (you can see them demo-ed on QVC), and because a percentage of sales goes to his chosen charity Freedom From Fistula, women in Africa have access to a simple but life-changing operation (we won’t go into the slightly gory details in this fluffy pink zone, but you can log onto the website below to find out more…) Our favourite Wild Organics creation, meanwhile? Just loving the Marshmallow Butter Sugar Scrub…

Wild Organics at www.wildorganics or