Guys! I have some serious beauty news to share. And it’s worth so much more than my usual “Catches of the day”. A couple of weeks ago, lovely Grace from BE. Love Grace told me about her fabulous new beauty online shop where she sells Asian sheet masks and asked me whether I was interested in trying them out. Since – as you know – I’m quite conscious about ingredients, I first wanted to know a bit more about those masks. (more…)
What: Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
Why: Such a luxurious eye cream! It’s rich, decadent, and sinks into my skin immediately. Another fave of mine!
Green Factor: Full of natural and environmentally friendly active ingredients. Love it.
Where: Pharmacie De L’homme De Fer, Strasbourg (F)
Also available at: Drugstores
What: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance
Why: Seriously? I still don’t really get the whole concept of primers. Do you really need them? If I feel like fancying up my make-up routine, I go for this one. If nothing else, it gives me a super nice glow.
Green Factor: Oops, no.
Where: Sephora, San Francisco (USA)
What: Dior Cheek & Lip Glow
Why: Incredibly pretty, subtle and weightless colour that gives you this post-exercise glow. Without the exercise, it is. The texture is a gel which dries into a seamless, flat stain that you can’t even feel on your skin.
Green Factor: Errrr… unfortunately not… The cute package pulled at my strings. Guilty!
Where: Boots on Piccadilly Circus, London (UK)
Also available at: Perfumeries, Sephora, department stores
What: Team Dr. Joseph Daily Vitalizing Eye Treatment
Why: And another one from Team Dr. Joseph, one of my favourite organic skincare brands. This is a wonderful eye cream: rich and intensively moisturising, and at the same time sinks into my skin immediately. Love it!
Green Factor: Yes, yes, yes!
Where: Adler Mountain Lodge, Alpi di Siusi (I)
What: Bioderma Make-up removing micelle solution Créaline H2O TS
Why: Simply one of the best make-up remover of all times. Works even on waterproof make-up. Simple handling and so gentle on sensitive skin.
Green Factor: Fragrance-, alcohol-, and paraben-free, and it’s hypoallergenic!
Where: Citypharma Du Four Bonaparte, Saint-Germain-des-Près, Paris (F)
Also available at: pretty much any pharmacy in France
What: Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup SPF 15
Why: Simply the best makeup I’ve ever used. Not your usual foundation. It’s lightweight, still magically evening out all imperfections, leaving a glowing, dewy complexion. I’ve never received more compliments.
Green Factor: A sad no…
Where: House of Fraser, Bath (UK)
Also available at: www.feelunique.com
What: Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex
Why: I pretty much love every single product I’ve tried so far from Tata Harper. They’re *a-ma-zing*!! And this facial oil may even be my favourite. It just gives my skin that extra oomph to look healthy, glowing and dewy all day long.
Green Factor: 100% natural & nontoxic
Where: Waterbury Pharmacy, Waterbury VT (USA)
Also available at: Sephora USA
What: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
Why: I got to know the power of the antibacterial manuka honey when travelling in New Zealand. So, when I heard about a manuka honey face mask, I had to try it. Intensely moisturising, cleansing, antioxidising *and* it’s organic *and* it smells amazing. Will definitely buy again!
Green Factor: Certified organic and vegetarian beauty brand
What: Clarins Booster Energy
Why: Skin revitalisation for sleep deprived new mums – just mix a few drops with any face cream. Love it!
Green Factor: Clarins is not a natural cosmetic brand, hence I don’t usually use their products. Its boosters have no scary ingredients, though, so I love mixing a few drops into my usual face cream after a sleepless night.
Where: Marionnaud Pilatusstrasse, Lucerne (CH)
Also available: in pretty much every perfumerie