Category: FACE

Catch of the day: Makeup

What: Clinique Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15

Why: I have been using this powder makeup for *years*. Whenever I’m in a bit of a hurry, this is what I turn to. It comes with a little brush, and with the help of it the buttery smooth texture blends to a seamless, incredibly light, satin-matte finish.

Green Factor: Nope, unfortunately not natural.

Where: Marionnaud, Länderpark Stans (CH)

Also available in: pretty much every perfumery

 

Catch of the day: Tooth Oil

What: Ringana Tooth Oil

Why: When you once start checking the list of ingredients of ordinary tooth paste, it scares the hell out of you, which is why I was looking for an alternative. This tooth oil is based on the tradition of the ayurvedic oil-pulling and sucks the toxins out of your mouth, leaving behind a clean, antiseptic oral environment. My teeth have even become whiter and my gums have greatly improved.

Where: www.ringana.com

 

Catch of the day: Makeup Cleansing Cloths

Pixi

What: Pixi Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths

Why: When travelling, my beauty routine has to be simple and efficient. Meaning: I don’t want to bring bottles of cleansers and tonics along. These pre-moistened cleansing cloths combine the two and are super handy. Infused with botanical extracts, they effectively remove even waterproof makeup.

Green Factor: The preservative listed at the very end is questionable (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide). If they changed that, there would be nothing to complain about.

Where: www.nichebeauty.com

 

Catch of the day: Setting Mist

Supergoop Setting Mist

What: Supergoop Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50

Why: I don’t always like to apply sunscreen, but I want to be protected at all times. This refreshing setting mist with SPF 50 is the solution. I just spray it on as a finishing touch to my make-up in the morning. Great stuff!

Green Factor: May contain palm oil, but apart from that, there is nothing irritating in this super product.

Where: Sephora, The Maine Mall, Portland (USA)

Also available on: If I only knew!

 

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

Catch of the day: Face Mist

Kiehl's Face Mist

What: Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist

Why: I like having a moisturising face mist at hand in winter time when my skin needs a little pick-me-up during the day. Do I need it? Nope. But it’s still a nice feeling when I spray it on.

Green Factor: Kiehl’s is not an organic brand, but this face mist has no questionable ingredients.

Where: Globus, Lucerne (CH)

Also available: Kiehl’s stores worldwide