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Meet our tester panel

AMY ALLEN, 25, lives in West Yorkshire. She has a one year old child. Her favourite brand is Neal’s Yard and best product is Weleda’s Calendula Baby Wash.

CLAIRE ASHBOURNE lives in Wales, has three children and is pregnant with her fourth child. She enjoyed sampling a range of natural pregnancy goodies.

SARAH BICKERTON, 28, lives in Kent with her family. Her favourite natural beauty brand is Neal’s Yard and luxury product as a treat is L’Occitane Shea Butter Fabulous Serum.

DANIELLE BRADDON, 25, lives in Cardiff. She uses Weleda skin food moisturizer and her favourite brand is Inika.

CAROLINE BULCOCK, 33, lives in Lancashire and her first child is due as we go to press. Her current beauty routine involves rubbing Bio-Oil onto her bump every day.

SHONA BYRON, 31, lives in Hull. Her favourite beauty brand is Dr Alkatis and best beauty buy is Spiezia cleansing balm.

CHRISTINE CONSTABLE, 52, lives in Surrey. She enjoyed testing a wide range of cleansers and facial exfoliators. Her favourite beauty brand is Weleda.

LUCY CUNNINGHAM, 32, lives in Sussex. She tested a whole range of natural facial skincare products and her favourite is My One Green Bottle.

GEMMA DALE, 26, lives in Conwy, Wales. Her favourite range is Green People but best ever product is Neal’s Yard Powerberry Moisturiser.

ALENDRA FICHTLERLAUBE, 31, lives in Norfolk. She spent the warm spring trying out children’s suncreams and toothpastes.

ALEX FISHER lives in Sussex with her family. She tried out a range of goodies including natural skincare.

SUSIE GREEN, 35, lives in Aberdeenshire with her three sons. Her favourite natural beauty brand is Jason.

SARAH JEFFREYS-EMRYS, 42, lives in Essex with her young family. She loves Dr Organics and Dead Sea Magick.

MEGAN KHATKAR, 31, lives in London with her young family. Her favourite brand is Aveda and best product is Origins foundation.

JULIET LOPEZ REAL, 37, lives in London with her young family. Her favourite beauty product is Weleda Baby Calendula Oil .

HUBEENA NADEEM, 37, lives in London. She loves rich handcreams and her favourite brand is Avedo.

ELIZABETH NAZER, 28, lives in London. Her favourite brand is Lily Lolo and best beauty product is Origins Vitalizing moisturiser.

CHARLOTTE OXLEY, 30, lives in Cambridgeshire. Her favourite brand is Lavera and best beauty products is homemade rosehip oil.

KATE PARKIN, 34, lives in Kent. She loves anything from Origins and favourite treat is Green People’s Vitamin Fix.

KATIE PICARD, 26, lives in Luton. She likes to make her own products but her favourite purchase is crystal deodorant.

KAREN POUCHER, 36, lives in Northern Ireland. She loves all the products in the Akamuti range.

JULIET PRICE, 38, lives in East Sussex with her partner and their one year old daughter. Her favourite range is Weleda Wild Rose.

JUSTINE REGAN, 42, lives in Oxfordshire. Her favourite beauty brand is Trilogy. She enjoyed testing make up and suncream.

CHARLOTTE RICHARDS, 28, lives in Carmarthenshire with her husband and daughters. Her favourite product is Weleda calendula baby wash.

SARAH ROWE, 32, lives in Devon. She likes Faith in Nature and Weleda but her favourite product is Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Moisturiser.

LAURA SESSIONS, 35, lives in London and is expecting her first child. She loves Lavera but her favourite product is Madara Tinting Fluid.

CLAIRE SPEAKMAN, 32, lives in Cardiff with her young family. Her favourite beauty brand is Burts Bees and best product in the range is Mama Bee oil.

SAMANTHA TRINDER, 33, lives in London. She mixes her own aromatherapy products using oils from Naturally Thinking.

SARAH WOOD, 44, lives in Oxfordshire. Her favourite brand is Mama Mio; their boob tube product worked wonders after two long-breastfed children.

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thegreenparent.co.uk Natural Beauty Guide 2012