After close to 5 years in the making, Plaiin has finally become a reality for founder Megan. Inspired by the zero-waste movement, after she first came across Bea Johnson, Megan worked at creating a fully plastic-free beauty brand.
Every product is hand formulated with all-natural and vegan ingredients. Plaiin follows the philosophy of 'skin food' rather than 'skincare.' If you can't eat it, your skin shouldn't either. Because all of the ingredients are food-grade, technically each scrub is edible! Every product she creates is safe and nourishing for your skin.
Megan is very proud that their brand is made as Zero-waste as possible. Plaiin strives to be plastic-free in all aspects of their process, down to the equipment they use.
In an effort to change the world of beauty brands, they are dedicated to finding solutions to plastic packaging. That's why they worked at creating a recipe that can be a hand-held, stand-alone product without the necessity of plastic. That being said, these beautiful bars do need to be protected somehow and so each solid body scrub comes packaged in an organic cotton draw string pouch.
Plaiin even ships their products plastic free! Plaiin products are bundled in a cardboard box with packing paper or post-packaging paper where possible, which you can easily recycle. Megan takes pride in knowing that Plaiin parcels do not contribute any plastic waste to our Earth.
WHY I LOVE THEM
Megan contacted me and I was thrilled to discover this beautiful "skin food" range. Not only is everything absolutely beautifully and consciously made, but it was also on Twyg Magazines list to try with rave reviews.
After meeting Megan online I began following the Plaiin Instagram account. Encouraging self care, creating awareness around conscious consumerism and supporting local charities are just some of the things that this brand prioritises.
With Plaiin's ethos aligning so effortlessly with my own, it was a match made in heaven. Now for the fun part, the delicious products and their delightful ingredients.
FAVOURITE FINDS FROM THEIR LATEST COLLECTION
BY THE HEARTH
ON MY WISHLIST
By The Hearth is a beautiful warming and ultra-moisturising oil bar placing you by the fireplace with a warm cup of tea.
Sesame oil contains Vitamin E which can help protect skin cells from the damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays, pollution, and toxins. Sandalwood essential oil is anti-inflammatory and helps clean your pores, whereas cardamom essential oil acts as a skin purifier by clearing out blemishes.
This oil bar is designed to slide across your dry, clean skin.
Once applied, massage the oils into your skin by rubbing down the outer sides of your limbs and up the inner sides of your limbs; this increases blood circulation which in turn builds healthier skin.
I absolutely adore the drizzle cake bar so I can't see how my love for this one would be any different. These bars are like nothing I have ever used before. The only word I can use to describe them is: addictive.
The Packaging: Every oil bar's packaging consists of a single A4 sheet of paper cleverly folded into a carrier bag which is then clamped with a bull-dog clip. The bull-dog clip has so many practical uses; PLAIIN customers can reuse this part of their packaging very easily, whereas the actual packaging can be recycled or composted.
BODY SCRUB BALM
ON MY WISHLIST
Vegan charcoal solid body scrub balm.
Perfect for detoxing and balancing your skin.
Anti Venom draws toxins from your skin, helping to purify and increase your skin metabolism.
Firstly I love the name of this bar. It's spot on. But besides that, the ingredients Megan uses in her bars go to work the minute they slide across your skin.
Say goodbye to dead skin cells & excess sebum and hello to silver, smoother skin!
Directions for use: Glide bottom layer across the area of choice on dry, clean skin to prep the skin. Next, flip the scrub bar and exfoliate. Always glide towards the centre of the body, towards the heart. Lastly, jump into the shower or bath and enjoy.
IN MY BATHROOM
Drizzle Cake is a beautifying and ultra-moisturizing oil bar serving you a slice of delicious cinnamon orange cake.
Rosehip oil helps to reduce hyperpigmentation, hydrates, reduces scars and fine lines, as well as, helping with the brightening of the skin. Sweet orange essential oil promotes cell growth and collagen synthesis, whereas cinnamon bark essential oil calms dry skin and slows the look of aging.
I was so impressed by the lasting effect this bar had on my skin. It's incredibly moisturising and the oils work deeply into the layers of your epidermis leaving you feeling silky smooth. No more winter dryness here.
I can't wait to place my next order.
Directions of use: Glide the oil bar across dry, clean skin. Massage the oils into your skin by rubbing down the outer sides of your limbs and up the inner sides of your limbs; this increases blood circulation which in turn builds healthier skin. Lastly, enjoy beautiful, healthy skin!
The packaging: Every oil bar's packaging consists of a single A4 sheet of paper cleverly folded into a carrier bag which is then clamped with a bull-dog clip. The bull-dog clip has so many practical uses; our customers can reuse this part of our packaging very easily, whereas the actual packaging can be recycled or composted.