Tag: french beauty

Catch of the day: Shower gel

What: Caudalie Shower Gel in “Zeste de Vigne”

Why: I can’t repeat enough that your skin will thank you when you go sulfate-free with your shower gels. I really like Caudalie’s, and its “Zeste de Vigne” flavour is my favourite. It seriously smells good enough to eat.

Green Factor: All Caudalie shower gels are all ultra-gentle and plant-derived.

Where: Pharmacie De L’homme De Fer, Strasbourg (F)

Also available at: Drugstores

 

Catch of the day: Micelle Solution

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 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