23 March 2015

3 face cleansers: the foaming, the creamy, the balmy.

My hunt for discovering amazing face cleansers is still on, and despite my huge love for the Aurelia Miracle cleanser and for the Joo Mo face wash, I want to expand my portfolio to a wider range. I recently tried and tested (and finished) three cleansers that had 3 different textures. That was this interesting part! One was foaming, the other one was creamy and the last one was oily.
And my favorite is...

BcomBio Fresh cleansing foam (€13.00 for 100ml)
Foaming cleansers are just super easy to use and really pratical when you are on the rush or when you are traveling. Featuring moisturising glycerin and Lavander flower water, this Ecocert-certified white and smooth foaming cleanser from the popular french brand BcomBio perfectly removed make-up, daily grime, impurities and rinsed really well. However, my skin was left tight, uncomfortable and lacking moisture on multiple occasions. The cleanser is aimed at all skin types but I would definitely not recommend it if your skin is prone to dry patches and dehydration. A tad disappointed about this one!

Neal's Yard Chamomille cleanser (£16.00 for 100g)
This cleanser is designed for sensitive/normal skins and that is generally the skin type I go for during winter or really cold/windy days. It is not a secret that Neal's Yard Remedies is a brand that I often comes back to. I love their products and this cleanser is just another little gem. It was super gentle, rich and creamy, so I often used it as a 2nd cleanser in the evening and removed it with a muslin cloth. It made my skin really soft and moisturised thanks to the Shea butter, glycerin and Chamomille water. Notice the presence of Coconut oil for those who would like to stay clear from it. I would not say that the Chamomille cleanser is the best make-up remover ever but it is definitely one to choose as 2nd cleanser and one just to cocoon the skin very well once you have removed your make-up.

Lyonsleaf natural beauty balm* (£12.95 for 55ml)
Well, I may not be a 100% oil cleansing method fan but let me tell you: this little pot was a true wonder! This waterless and soft balm from the british brand Lyonsleaf contains an expert blend of some truly wonderful and nourishing cold-pressed plant oils such as Babassu ot Macadamia. Delicately scented with some herbaceous and floral essential oils, it also contains a signature ingredient from Lyonsleaf: homegrown Calendula extract.
It removed make-up beautifully when I used it as a first or as a unique cleanser in the evening and let me tell you: my skin was left really smooth, plump, and nourished. I am actually really surprised about how much I like/liked it!

Disappointed by the BcomBio foaming cleanser, happy about the Neal's Yard Chamomille cleanser and adoring the Lyonsleaf natural beauty balm, yes... Number 3 is the winner!

What do you think? Have you tried them? which type of cleansers do you prefer?

16 March 2015

Current face moisturisers

Moisturing is an important beauty step in my routine. I have a soft spot for water-based moisturisers. I don't use a face oil as daytime "moisturiser" since I often feel like my skin needs a more protective texture. The other reason is that I often notice than my skin looks less matte after a few hours after the oil application.
I loved the fantastic day cream from Acure Organics (see review) and would happily repurchase it, but this time I got tempted to try to some other moisturisers.

Gabriel Organics Marine anti-ageing cream * ($35.50 for 60ml)
This USDA certified cream has been my daily treat for a while now and is the first trial of this US natural brand for me. And with its onctuous and milky texture I am pleasantly surprised!
Every morning I simply apply the cream onto a cleansed and toned face. Upon application it feels sligtly greasy (which surprised me a bit for a relatively light cream), but after a couple of minutes the skin becomes completely smooth, hydrated and nicely prepared for make-up - and the slight greasy film disappears!
The marine anti-ageing cream contains glycerin and aloe vera juice, which offers a perfect protection and moisture for normal to dry skins. Also included in the cream is the anti-inflammatory white Willow bark extract, which is known to accelerate the natural exfoliation processes of the skin and help to even out the complexion. Last but not least, another interesting "anti-ageing" ingredient is the algae extract, which is antioxidant and promotes the skin collagen production.
This cream is one of my favorites - it has a lovely texture and a simple yet extremely effective formula. And finally, but not unimportant, it has a lovely discrete scent. Ok, there is one but....I would change the container, which I do not find very handy.

Composition: Aloe vera juice, glycerin, emulsifying wax, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)& maltodextrin, tocopherol, Fucus vesiculosis (Bladderwrack), Salix alba bark (White willow bark) extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract & Helhianthus annus, xanthan gum, Blue green Algae, Rosehip oil.

Tropic skincare Skin revive * (£20.00 for 50ml)
This nutritive day cream is designed to cushion and cuddle any skin that is lipid-deprived and need a nutritive boost. It has a really smooth texture and feels slightly richer than the one from Gabriel organics. Packed with some of the best plant oils (Rosehip, Macadamia, Avocado) alongside Shea butter, you only a tiny amount to make your skin moisturised and plumped. The packaging is fresh, hygienic and works really well by delivering enough product for the all face. Scent is lightly floral, very pleasant.
This cream is a great choice if you have a very sensitive skin that becomes easily irritated following harsh weather conditions, but could also be very suitable to ageing skins. I have used it most of the winter and was very surprised by its "not too greasy" appearance on the face. However, I wish Tropic skincare would do a lighter version of it as their range of moisturisers seems limited to this one. If you look for a very good moisturiser especially during wintertime, this one is excellent but it would definitely be too rich when weather is slightly warmer.

Conposition: organic Aloe vera juice (Aloe barbadensis leaf juice), golden Jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis oil), Macadamia oil (Macadamia oil), Rosehip oil (Rosa canine fruit oil), Avocado oil (Persea gratissima oil), Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii), vegetable glycerin (glycerin), coconut & cassava emulsifier (cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside), Candelilla wax (euphorbia cerifera wax), Soy lecithin (lecithin), organic grapefruit seed extract (Citrus grandis), vitamin E (tocopherol), Corn sugar gum (xanthan gum), Sea kelp (algae), Echinacea purpurea leaf), Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium fruit), Raspberry (rubus ideas fruit), Camomille (Calendula officinalis flower), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii oil), Sweet Orange (Citrus aurantium dullness peel oil), Rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens oil), gentle preservative system (potassuim sorbet, sodium benzoate).

Have you tried those brands? What do you use as face moisturiser?

Note: I have contacted both of the companies about their cream INCI list which does not appear really accurate.

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12 March 2015

Hawaiian trip with One Self Organics

I started to experiment with natural parfume not long ago and I have to admit that I have been brilliantly surprised by the overall performance in general.
To date, I still enjoy very much Ironwood no1 from R.L. linden & co (review). I also alternate with the nice solid perfume from the Soap and Paper Factory New-York (not reviewed).
Lately, a third one has joined the club: One Self Organics Hawaiian Flower Lei collection*. Created by Capi Edgley, this luxurious 100% natural perfume range has everything to blow you away- just look how beautiful the packaging is!

The stunning Perfume collection set comprises:
  • Hawaiian Flower Lei Perfume oil which is a roll oil (10ml) using certified coconut oil as the base perfume.
  • Hawaiian Flower Lei Perfume balm which is a really nice scented balm (7ml) made of organic hawaiian beeswax and certified coconut oil and featuring the signature scent.
The delicious exotic flowery scent from the Flower lei is just so beautiful and unique bringing an incredible sensation of bien-etre and elegance. It is really different from what I am used to wear. Although the aroma of both perfume samples sounds quite strong and sweet at first, it feels less overpowering once the perfume and the skin fuse all together. And on a more personnal touch, it reminds me so much of a beautiful trip I made to Oahu island a few years ago, a wonderful place to visit and that I highly recommend if you have the opportunity to go!
Spring and Summer would probably be the best seasons to wear Flower Lei perfume oil/balm for me. Having said that, I am really enjoying wearing it now!

The Perfume collection retails at $78.50, which is not cheap. However, considering that those perfumes really last quite a long time and that have some very unique ingredients, I think it is worth the money.

Curious? You can explore more about the incredible luxurious beauty and perfume range from One Self Organics here.

What do you think of exotic natural perfumes? Have you tried One Self organics?

09 March 2015

Luxurious shower treats: meet my selection!

I am a shower person. Yes. I love taking a deep and long shower; perfect occasion to either wake-up and get myself motivated for the day or to just unwind after a busy 12 hours. So you can imagine that I always need to have some top shower products at hand (who does not actually)! Today, I am talking about two little body treasures that really stand out from the crowd: I have used them over the past few weeks and this is what I think!

Lavido Mandarin, Orange and Bergamot intoxicating bodywash * ($21.00 for 250ml)

This truly indulgent body wash is part of the "body and soul series" launched by Lavido which aims to revive senses and reconnect with your innner soul while enjoying a very nice shower! Well, that sounds really nice!
So, what is special about this product? First, it is absolutely extremely uplifting and tangy thanks to the presence of the some of my favorites cold-pressed oils : Mandarin, Orange and Bergamot. This trio works extremely well together, making this shower gel a perfect companion for the morning shower. Also, this bodywash lathers extremely well and my skin is absolutely feeling smooth and cleansed. The detergents used are thought to be mild and gentle. Notice the presence of cocamidopropyl betaine though, which appears to be a common ingredient in the natural beauty. It is a mild detergent refined from coconut oil (so not so natural at the end). It has good foaming properties but have been linked to skin allergy and discomfort- I haven't experienced at all any of these. Voila!
... A lovely feeling of freshness after each shower!

Composition: ammonium cocoyl sulfate, water, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoamphacetate, sodium lauroyl glutamate, glycerin (vegetable), fragance, sodium chloride, citric acid, sodium benzoate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract, Citrus Nobilis (Madarin Orange) peel oil, Citrus aurantium (Orange) peel oil, Citrus Aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, alpha isomethyl ionone, citral, citronellol, geraniol, hexy cinnamal, limonene, linalool.

bodhi&birch Mint The bath&shower therapy (£18.00 for 200ml)

The nice and sleek pump packaging houses another shower treasure from bodi&birch- a vivifiant shower gel that is exquisite to use when you are really looking to revive physically and mentally. Burtsing with a nice cocktail of rejuvenating and very resfreshing essential oils (Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense), my skin not only adores it but can't seem to get enough of it.
Deeply inhaling the scent during a luckewarm shower helps me to gradually unwind and feel rejuvenated thanks the expert blend of aromas. It foams slightly less than Lavido shower gel but that doesn't impair at all its body benefits. I have already praised the Rosemary Chi shower gel a little while ago (see review) and this one just provides equivalent results with a different twist.
This body gel have been a true saviour when I just feel really tired and need a gentle aromatic boost.
... Take a trip to the most aromatic experience!

Composition: aqua (purified water), disodium cocoamphodiacetate (from coconut oil), disodium laureth sulfosuccinate (from coconut oil), coco-glucoside (from coconut oil & fruit sugar), polysorbate 20 (from coconut oil & fruit sugar), Menthe arvensis (peppermint) leaf oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) leaf oil, Origanum majorana (Marjoram) leaf oil, Mentha spicata (spearmint) leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavander) flower oil, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) peel oil, lactic acid (from Beet sugar), gluconolactone (from corn), sodium benzoate, citral, eugenol, limonene*, linalool* *natural component of essential oils.

As an overall, my showers have been transformed into an sensationnal and luxurious experiences and I am wondering which other shower gels could compete with those two. Any ideas?

02 March 2015

Little escapade to Copenhagen

Recently, I had the pleasure to do a little trip to Copenhagen with Mr. It happened that it was Valentine's weekend as well, so a perfect excuse to escape and relax.

On the leisure side...

We only had 2 days there. We did not make any plans. We just enjoyed really nice strolls around the beautiful danish capital which is an absolute pleasure if you just want to take it easy and just take a break from your day to day life.
Food was excellent (freash and healthy...but expensive), rhubarb juice was delicious (see pic below), architecture was stunning, design shops were awesome, people were really friendly (and spoke very well english... that helps), a top atmosphere!

On the beauty side...

I managed to drag Mr to Ilums Bolighus, a trendy shopping store that offers super danish design furniture, elegant fashion clothes but also sell very interesting natural beauty brands.

Two danish beauty brands captured my attention:

 Rudolph skincare founded by Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph comprises a range for the face and body, but what really stands out is that they also have a huge line of suncare products. All the products are Ecocert certified. I haven't bought anything but got very tempted by the Acai body balm limited edition.

 Karmameju, a spa-inpired beauty range created by danish-born Mette Skjaerbaek. Again, I thought it would be wiser to wait a bit before any purchases but really, it was hard to resist to the trio of organic face oils or to the very appealing body salt scrubs that looked amazing!

 Copenhagen is just 1hr flight from Amsterdam (and a tad more from London or Paris or Berlin) making it the perfect city break! If you are planning to visit the danish capital, well, you won't be disappointed!

Have you been to Denmark? What do you think of the danish beauty ranges that I selected?

23 February 2015

My Jacq's organics beauty treatments

Jacq's organics is a company that you may have come across if you live in the US. Founded by Barbara Jacques some years ago, this organic skincare and bodycare compagny meets all my personal beauty requirements- organic ingredients, no silicones, no PEG and no harsh preservatives.
I was looking to add a cleansing mask and a face oil to my beauty collection that I could use as a duo during mini-facial home treatment (Sunday night treat?), so I bought the very tempting Green smoothie scrub & exfoliating masque and the Sweet orange balancing face oil. Find out below what I think of them!

Green smoothie scrub & exfoliating masque ($35.00 for 2oz)

Having a good cleansing mask in my beauty cabinet is a must for me. Once a week (or twice depending on the state of my skin), I like to have a special "detox" evening beauty routine. It aims at deep cleansing my skin and having a proper "me" time.
I have loved the 7 herb purifying clay cleanser which I used as a mask, but was really tempted by the green Smoothie scrub which combines some top purifying ingredients: rhassoul and bentonite clays with bamboo activated charcoal powder. What I like about powder masks is that you can really personnalize them accordingly to your skin type: you can add a bit of a greek yoghurt, honey or flower water for example. You just need to find out the best way to use them in order to obtain the best results.
I tend to mix one small teaspoon of the Green smoothie simply with water (or occasionally with organic honey), I apply for 15 min and then rinse it out while massaging! The effects on the skin are really impressive: my skin is smooth, impurities are drawn out and my face shows some great signs of happiness and plenitude! Highly recommended for combination/oily skins.

Ingredients: rhassoul cosmetic clay*, bentonite clay*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) nut*, bamboo activated charcoal powder*, Zea mays (corn) starch, tapioca starch, raw cacao (Theobroma cacao) powder*, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) oil.

Balancing Sweet Orange face serum ($28.00 for 2oz)

This luxurious-feel face oil seems to be perfectly designed for sensitive/combination/ageing skin, yes, all of them! Potent blend of plants oils (rather than water-based product as the name would suggest), this serum features Apricot, Pumpkin, Rosehip oils (some of the richest oils in vitamin A) in addition to a few plant/flowers extracts such as Calendula and anti-oxidant Green tea. The light orangery scent not only brings a sense of sweetness but it is also very uplifting and I really like it.
I only use the Sweet Orange face serum in the evening (and because of the photoxicity of the Orange essential oil, I would avoid using it prior to sun exposure or during daytime). I like using products from the same brand since I find that it performs much better with my skin.
Really easy to use: I massage this oil onto my face just after the Green smoothie mask. It provides intense skin softening upon application, but what I like the most is that the oil is very light and just absorbs so well. I am currently using it 2 or 3 times per week in the evening (in alternance with my seriously firming facial serum from Acure Organics which is almost finished -review soon!), but that is about it. The quality/price is very good and I find my skin really balanced and texture-improved.

Ingredients: Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Daucus Carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit oil, Prunus amygdalus dullness (sweet almond) oil, Aoe barbadensis extract, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil, Calendula officials Co2 extract, Hippophae rhamnoides (see buckthorn berry) Co2 extract, Citrus auranium amara (Sweet orange oil) and non GMO vitamin E.

An exquisite and lovely duo that clearly meet my expectations!

Have you tried these products or any other products from Jacq's Organics? what do you think?

12 February 2015

A little Thank you note

Anytime is a good time to say Merci. So I thought I will do a Thanks post to express my gratitude to people/brands/bloggers that have been really lovely during the past few years.

Today, I would like to thank:

Robin and Lynn from R.L. linden & co - the 2 ladies are the owners and craftors of a beautiful natural beauty line. They took me by surprise in July 2014 when they sent me their beautiful summer box including the amazing Thousand Petal Beautifying mist and the refining Cacao Honey cleanser. What a revelation and what a pleasure to try everything!

Hazel from Elegantly eco- I received a beautiful suprise package in last December 2014 from natural beauty blogger Hazel. It was totally unexpected but it allowed me to try to few samples such as the Brightening cleanser from Indee lee, or an Osmia lip gloss. There was other goodies that I have yet to try! What a nice surprise coming all the way from Canada!

Gaelle from Alors Ca pousse- I have recently written my beauty wishlist for 2015 on the products I have been dreaming of trying and I mentionned the natural handcrafted french brand Alors ca Pousse and their "baume de la terre". Folllowing that, Adele kindly sent me a trial kit ..so..I can't wait to tell you more about the samples I have finally tested!

Elijah from bodi&birch- I love this english brand and I also love the kindness/friendliness of the man behind it! I want to thank again Elija for sending me the beautiful Himalayan Salt scrub recently. I absolutely adore this body exfoliant and I think it will remain a big big big favorite for quite a long time.

The team from Therapi Honey skincare- I have tested a few of their products and well, I was far from being disappointed! Therapi sent me another little package when I offered them a bit of help. I thought it was a really nice gesture. I like to help whithout expecting anything in returns, but when that happens, It always feels nice.

Mariko from Chidoriya- The Peach moon herbal toner is an absolute star! I was so excited when I received a lovely Christmas surprise from Mariko: some more little goodies to try! Yes! For now, don't miss my latest review about their beautiful Pure Silk and Rice Bran moisturising soap.

And last, but not least, I would like to thank all my lovely readers. Merci.

Thanks for reading! Who are you grateful? Share it with me!

09 February 2015

A extraordinary soap: hydrating facial soap "Pure silk and Rice bran"

I recently fell in love with Chidoriya after using their brilliant Peach moon herbal face water (review here). From beautiful product design to pure formula using japanese traditional ingredients, this brand, now based in New York, seems to have been tailored to me!
Eager to pursue my fantastic journey with Chidoriya, I had my eye on their pure Silk and Rice bran soap and bought it in a very local (lovely) apothecary boutique in Chicago and this is what I think.

Product name: Pure silk & Rice bran soap
Certified: no
Texture: solid bar
For: dry and mature skins
Price: $13.99

My opinion

Winter season is here and altough temperatures have plummeted, my skin is still behaving ok (yes, great!). The Pure silk and Rice bran soap has everything appealing to me - it is designed to be very mild and aims at gently clean dry and ageing skins. It contains a nice blend of soothing saponified plant oils, moisturising glycerin alongside three very unique ingredients:
 -Komenuka rice bran powder: the japanese beauty secret compound that helps to invigorate and gently exfoliate the skin in order to reveal a flawless complexion.
- Tennyokoh oil: a carfeully selected aromatic blend of essential oils comprising Lavender, Geranium, Maychang, Cedarwood to help treating skin disorders and unbalances.
- Pure silk powder to soften and heal the skin.

I am in love with this soap! I am totally addicted! Not only it lathers well and lasts really long but it has a great price too. It gives the results I expect from a face cleanser: cleaning my skin and nurturing it at the same time. The scent is really really gentle almost unnoticeable, so sensitive noises, don't worry...you won't feel overwhelmed! Voila. I have used it morning and evening until the last little piece and it is truly one of the best face cleanser I have ever tried.

 ...and skin cleansing has never been so smooth! 

++ excellent cleansing and softening properties
- nothing

My overal rating: 9/10

You can get it here.

Composition: saponified oil of palm and coconut, vegetable glycerin, water, sugar, Lavander oil, geranium oil, Rosemary oil, rice bran powder, palmarosa oil, silk powder, benzoin oil, Cedarwoord oil, nigari, Soy bean extract.

What do you think? surely tempted?

02 February 2015

My ways to immediately relax

Sometimes work takes over, children take over, study takes over, partner takes over, cold winter takes over ...well, life takes over! It happens so perhaps it is time to just drop everything for a one sec, one hour, a day or a weekend , and seriously recharge! Don't you agree?
Here are some of the things that I right away do to relax and get that positive spirit back.

.  I open the big windows and look outside to see what else is happening (or not happening!)

.  I look at travel pictures which is a great way to remain imaginative.

.  I write about my passion, beauty. It's a great way to switch off negative moods.

.  I do breathing exercices- breathing in, breathing out - let's get the toxins out.

.  Or I jump on my bike or go for a walk along the water side and breath in that fresh air.

.  I take a nice and long shower followed by the superb Himalayan detox scrub from bodi&birch.

.  I flip through the pages of my french pastry cookbook and start experimenting my chef skills.

.  I give lots of cuddles to my loved ones - Getting lots of cuddles from my loved ones.

.  I get cosy on the sofa, warmeing up with my 100% whool blanket and sipping some coconut water.

I treat my hands with my favorite cream.

.  And finally, I close my eyes and start dreaming and dreaming.

Thoughts? What to do you do to chill out?

26 January 2015

A really nice beauty brand : The Victorian garden organic skincare company

I love discovering new organic beauty brands and when the Victoria Garden organic skincare company from South Africa proposed me to sample some of their products, I could not refuse. I was lucky enough to be able to choose which products I wanted to test. Apart from following Cassidy from the The Glam green girl,  I do not know much about South African beauty market.
Inspired from the british old century and all the beautiful scents, the Victorian garden organic skincare company features an amazing choice of skincare, bodycare and haircare products all free from silicons, talc, SLS, parabens.
I choose to receive the clay cleanser, a facial polish and an eye cream. And this is what I think...

The 7 herb purifying clay cleanser ($10.00 for 100ml)
This delicious green kaolin-based cleanser combines 7 anti-inflammatory plants extracts (Melissa, Plantain, Spearmint, Eldeweiss, Yarrow to name a few) with some Shea butter, botanical oils such as Marula and a plethora of skin-healing botanicals extracts. A couple of additional ingredients caught my attention. The first one is Mafura seed butter, a rich butter mainly found is Southern Africa and widely used for its revitalizing and healing properties. I was also intrigued by the Coltsfoot extract, apparently known to be antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
The texture of this cleanser is sort of foamy, really light yet creamy. The kaolin is ideal for purifying the skin and drawing out any imprurities and make-up. Because of its quite complete and effective composition, I use this cleanser in the evening twice a week. I use it as a deep-cleanse treatment rather than a basic cleanser. Not only the skin is left really clean and purified, but I also have the impression that it helps very much to unify and improve skin glow.
The only drawback for me is the rather small contenance…I just wish the tube was bigger! This cleanser is definitely a very great choice for those suffering from breakouts. If you also look for a sort a mini-facial treatment at home, this one also ticks all the boxes.

The Queen Catherine's Pomegranate and Lemon exfoliating facial polish ($12.00 for 50ml)
 This thick and rich skin polisher bursts with some nice bioactive ingredients that give you a smooth and clear skin. To list a few, you can find soothing Almond, Olive and jojoba oils alongside with some extra-thin Bamboo powder that helps to smooth off dead cells and daily grime. The nice concentration of plants and fruit extracts (blueberry, watermelon, aloe vera) helps to improve radiance and skin emerges really fresh. The fresh feeling is also due to the presence of Lemon essential oil which gives a slight zingy twist to the scrub. The really rich texture makes the facial polish perfectly suitable for any type of skins. It comforts the skin and helps to soothe and nurture. I am a big fan of face exfoliants and this one is defintely one that I have been enjoying. As an overall, this is a very well-balanced product and again, a rather good surprise!

The Queen Catherine's Elderflower and eyebright eye cream and lip cream ($9.00 for 20ml)
This rich and onctuous cream associates the perfect texture to soothe tired eyes with wonderful calming bioactives. The perfect blend comprises some great moisturising ingredients such as Shea butter and glycerin. Enriched in Vitamin E and A, this cream helps to smooth away fine lines. I find it very nourishing yet light enough to be used for the eye area even in the morning before applying make-up. I have been using this cream for a good 3 months now and I have been really impressed by it. I like the practically of the packaging as well: you only get the amount you want. Ideal to use for travelling or to keep in your handbag for a last minute soothing retouch. The smell is super delicate and soft, very floral. Well, another really pleasant surprise for this brand that doesn't spark so much by its elegant design but definitely by its great savoir-faire.

If you want to have more info, have a look at their website.
(The Victorian organic skincare company does not retail in Europe or USA yet but I hope it will soon!)

... a superb natural and really affordable natural beauty brand than need to be discovered!
Have you heard of this brand? what do you think?