Category: BODY

Smart & Clean

shower gels

Did you know that most shower gels are chock-full of sulfates? Sulfates make lots of foaming bubbles, help you to stay fresh, and leave your skin smelling clean. Nice, right? But did you also know that sulfates are also commonly used as pesticide and herbicide, i.e. to kill plants and insects? And also to wash the grime-encrusted wheels of your car? Sulfates are highly toxic, cause skin irritation and really dry it out. They even promote hormonal disruptions. Ah, the list goes on. Yikes! And shockingly enough, even so-called natural cosmetic brands use sulfates in their shower gels. But don’t you worry. After a bit of research I found out that there are still many sulfate free alternatives out there – and they’re delicious. Here is a selection of shower gels I use regularly: (more…)

Fake the bake

Fake the bake

Hey guys! At the moment, I’m not quite sure if we Swiss are ever going to get a proper summer this year. Raindrops keep falling on my head… Ah well, it doesn’t mean we cannot at least look like we tanned on a tropical beach for two weeks. Here’s how I fake the bake:

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The best-smelling body lotions ever

Body Lotion

A good body lotion, used every day, can help maintain the moisture levels of your skin and keep it well protected. It makes it look and feel amazing. For those of you who don’t like to invest those extra 5 minutes every morning into your beauty routine, I suggest to splurge into a greatly scented body lotion, and I promise you: caring for your skin will become something wonderful you’ll actually look forward to. Here are my personal favourites: (more…)

Now smell this – summer scents!

Summer scents

Summer is in full bloom, and so I’ve added scents to my life which remind me of sunny days on the beach, balmy summer nights out with friends, long hikes in the Swiss Alps, and lazy lunches on bougainvillea-covered terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. Hooray for summer, my favourite season! (more…)

Smells like winter

Smells like winterLast Christmas I received this most amazing aroma body butter from Aldo Vandini. It smells of tamarind and ginger and has just the perfect texture. It’s light enough for your skin to quickly absorb it, but at the same time it’s rich and creamy, and a proper feast for dry and sensitive winter skin like mine.  (more…)

Scrub it!

 

Once a week I love a good scrub. It helps combat dull skin (especially during the dry winter months) and leaves the full body with a healthy glow and a feeling of pure freshness and cleanliness. (more…)