Is 2017 the year of clean beauty?


If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that clean eating really is more than just a fad and whilst the movement is still young, the ‘clean’ ethos is set to dominate other areas of health and wellness for years to come. 2017 sees a progression into clean beauty and we couldn’t be happier as it’s something we’ve been advocating for 10 years!

What is clean beauty?

Clean beauty is defined by products that are mindfully created and produced, keeping formulations as close to nature as possible.  This creates less chemical load on our largest organ, our skin.  Thinking of going clean with your beauty this year? Here’s what clean beauty really means:

Minimising the use of chemicals – free from parabens, sulphates, fillers & synthetics

  • Using quality natural ingredients

  • Sourcing ethically

  • Good for your health

  • Safe on your skin

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Not tested on animals

Our in-house beauty expert, Shelley Atkin comments, “In the not-so-distant future, we may well look back and be shocked that less than natural beauty products were so mainstream. We’ve always believed beauty brands, us included, have a duty to their customers to mindfully create clean, chemical free, environmentally and animal friendly products. It’s exciting to see more and more people becoming increasingly conscious about what goes into their skincare and the results will only be positive for the future of skincare ”

Clean beauty at its best

At Qsilica, clean beauty is in our DNA. From day one we’ve always tried to differentiate ourselves with others by being the go-to brand with integrity. Both our Skincare and Supplements are vegetarian friendly with no animal ingredients, and the ingredients used are not tested on animals. Our gentle skincare formulas utilise ingredients known for their skin-loving properties and we maintain a continuing commitment to formulating safe skin care products without the use of harmful chemicals. We also aim to produce packaging that is recyclable where possible.

Here we share our top Qsilica products for a clean 2017:



This all-natural multipurpose balm deeply nourishes, soothes and conditions dry skin and moisturises chapped lips. It combines fermented Paw Paw extract in a soothing base that includes Mineral Silica, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Macadamia Oil and Calendula extract. This rich, hydrating balm protects and seals in moisture and, best of all, uses only 100% naturally derived ingredients without the addition of petrochemicals, parabens or artificial colours or fragrances common in other Paw Paw products. Can even be used for baby rash.


A convenient once-daily supplement providing beneficial effects for the health, function and appearance of the skin, hair and nails. The colloidal mineral Silica plays a role in the healthy growth and functioning of connective tissues including hair, skin and nails. Selenium and Zinc may assist in protecting the body against free radical damage. The clinically researched nutrient Biotin may help strengthen nails that are brittle and prone to splitting or breaking.



A foaming cleansing gel uses natural Sugar and Coconut extracts to gently remove impurities, while Jojoba Seed Oil helps to remove excess oils and balance the skin’s natural oil production. Skin is left fresh and toned, ready for moisturising.

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