Category: BODY

Catch of the day: Body Lotion

What: Chanel Moisturizing Body Lotion “Coco Mademoiselle”

Why: Yes, I know, it’s not natural. But gosh, it’s so exquisite and delicate, and the consistency is just perfect. My Sunday morning treat.

Green Factor: Nope, really not. And sometimes I wonder why those expensive brands don’t use better ingredients. Palm oil, paraffin – really??? Makes me angry!

Where: Gift from my husband

Also available on: In pretty much every perfumery

 

Catch of the day: Body Lotion

What: Omida Dr. Schüssler Lotion 1&11 Calcium Fluoratum & Silicea

Why: I slathered this one on my belly and thighs during my pregnancy. Is it good genes or is it this insanely pleasant body lotion, enriched with biochemical Schüssler Salts? Fact is: I don’t even have a trace of a stretch mark.

Green Factor: Contains palm oil and microplastics. These are not bad for you per se, but are environmentally harmful. Please change these ingredients!

Where: Hertenstein Drogerie, Lucerne (CH)

 

Catch of the day: Body Scrub

Sabon

What: Sabon Body Scrub in Green Valley

Why: This body scrub is based on natural sea salts and enriched with many different natural oils, leaving my skin so smooth and silky soft. Plus the “Green Valley” scent is to die for.

Green Factor: Without parabens and sodium laureth sulfates, and packed with really good natural ingredients. But just not entirely. If they could only change that.

Where: Sabon store in Le Marais, Paris (F)

Also available: Sabon stores worlwide. See list here.

 

Catch of the day: Suncare

La Roche Posay

What: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Ultra-light Spray

Why: With my sensitive skin, I like to apply a SPF 50+ sunscreen. Alas, most SPF 50+ sunscreens are sticky and leave white marks. Not this one. Formulation-wise, this one is perfection. Super light AND high protection. Because tomato red skin is not a good look.

Green Factor: Unfortunately not. Please, please leave your comment if you know a natural sunscreen which is light and has high protection. Much appreciated!

Where: Falken Apotheke, Lucerne (CH)

Also available in: many other pharmacies

 

Catch of the day: After sun

Ligne St Barth

What: Ligne St Barth Aloe Vera Gel with Mint

Why: Such a luxurious after sun/after shave which melts into my skin instantly, leaving it *so* refreshed and soothed. It’s like a spa at home.

Green Factor: Nah, unfortunately not completely – contains silicone oil. I wish they’d change that! Apart from that: nothing to complain about.

Where: Art Deco Hotel Montana, Lucerne (CH)

Also available: Look for spas that use Ligne St Barth products