Today I am coming at you with a short post (that is picture heavy of course) on what you can find in the beauty section in your local TKMaxx. This has been my secret weapon for years, and I I hope more of you will discover this great place to shop (and save a bit of money). This is especially great for people like me, when you have no Wholefoods or Detox Market or any place indeed where you can get anything your heart desires under one roof in your city and green beauty items in the regular stores are far and few in between (and for some reason the most expensive items from the brand).
I know not everyone is a fan of TKMaxx, as many people don't like the store in general, but even if it's you, you can still come in for a couple minutes to check the beauty section only, because let me tell you, whoever is doing the buying for the beauty section, gets two big thumbs up from me! Don't ask me how this works and why the items are often cheaper than everywhere else, but one thing for sure, they are not expired and there's nothing wrong with them, so don't be afraid and go for it.
I am including a ton of pictures of products I spotted on my last visit to the store this weekend, but things vary from store to store, so I cannot guarantee you will find the same stock all over Dublin, and these things are not a permanent stock either, so if in doubt, grab it while you can! Some things do reappear, but mostly they are one offs, and I had may cases where I would fall in love with something I got from TKMaxx, to never find it there ever again, and in some cases the products end up being too expensive to get online due to the high shipping costs and extra custom fees that I loathe so much. As always, there are plenty of "greenwashing" brands and products sitting next to the truly natural ones, so make sure to read the labels. If it has a long list of ingredients you can't understand nor pronounce - put it back. Look for minimal list with the purest possible ingredients.
So, what did I find in the shop? Lots of goodies from Zatik, Good Things, DrBronners, John Masters Organic, Absolis Patyka, Mama Mio, Organic Surge, Balance Me, Tisserand, Deep Steep, EO Essentials, Neom, Cowshed, Korres, Westlab products - all that you would possibly need- skincare, haircare (make up is more sparse, it is always full of Bare Minerals which I no longer use because of bismuth oxychloride, but I have spotted Burts Bees lipglosses and Ecotools brushes and lashes with their non-formaldehyde glue). Make up wise, I have spotted and/or bought PurMinerals, BellaPierre and Organic Wear by Physicians Formula before, but as I already mentioned things come and go so grab a bucked load of the good stuff while you see it, it certainly won't be there on your next visit!
You can also find some truly natural food items that are often organic in the food section, but that area is always very messy and you have to root around to find the good stuff. I saw some good ayurvedic teas, organic coffee and honey (this I could not pass) and coconut nectar, as well as organic lemon curd and coconut oil. They also have green cleaning products, but I do not touch that section with a barge pole since my dermatitis was trigered by Ecos liquid detergent bought there.
Btw, sorry for the crappy pictures, not my usual style, but I couldn't arrange stuff in an artful displays (obv) and I decided not to touch/crop the pictures in order of them to remain the same size, but I still wanted to illustrate the blog post visually instead of just me talking here. So I hope you will excuse my pictures here.
So, my green beauties, on your marks, ready, steady, go!
Joking aside, have you ever bought anything in TKMaxx when it comes to green beauty? How did you like it? I hope more of you will give this shop a chance, because all of us benefit from it, if we buy it there, the shop will see it as a growing trend and will increase the choice, and more customers is always a good thing for the brands. A true win-win situation!
My finds in Blandchardstown branch - dozens of clean beauty items, brands include Tisserand, SkinFood, Urbanveda, Gud, Revive, Balance Me, Korres, Soap & Scent, By Nature, Sukin, Bee Good, Lanoline (not a brand I am familliar with, but I think ingredients were good? I sspotted the whole Manuka line), organic rosehip oil RosehipPlus, also Yes To Carrots and Bare Minerals (I personally don't use the last two brands mentioned, did not suit me).
So that is all for now.
Lots of love,