Tag: beauty

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: Makeup Cleansing Cloths


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: Body Scrub


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: 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: 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