It is not a secret that I like everything with a nordic touch... So when Mette from Denmark kindly wrote me and introduced her skincare range Bettes, I was extremeley happy!
Mette has developped a beautiful homemade skincare line using all the very best botanicals oils and local herbs, mixed with a pinch of passion and love.
She kindly sent me the gorgeous 3 below.
The luminous face scrub (€20 for 60ml)
Housed in a nice pot, the color is sublime. I love it! It almost sounds like a nice dessert ready to be eaten! For those who wonder, it is a sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs have a reputation to not be that friendly with the delicate skin layer...as the particules of Brown cane sugar tend to be too harsh for the skin cells. Having said that, I find that it leaves my skin silky smooth! I only use a really tiny amount each time, add a bit of water, and massage gently my face with circular motions. The pot sounds small but actually it does last quite a while. The scrub formula is beautifully made with some pretty nice organic oils such as Olive, Coconut and Carrot- macerated oil which are some of the best to smooth and soften skins.
... big love for this face polish!
Composition: Brown cane sugar* (Saccharum officinarum), extra virgin Olive (Olea europaea) oil* , virgin Coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil* , Carrot tissue oil* (Daucus Carota, Prunus dulcis oil), Vitamin E (tocopherol), Rosemary (Helianthus anuus, Rosmarinus officinalis).
The beauty cream (€33 for 50ml)
I think this cream should have been really called cocooning cream. What a texture! It is extremely nurturing and rich but without the greasy feeling associated to it. I generaly use it in the evening as a overnight repairing cream. It can provide confort and nourishment to any thirsty and dry skin and is perfect to use it at this (cold and windy) time of the year! I love the fact that it contains homemade floral waters as a base. There is also the anti-oxidant rich- Sea buckthorn oil, "the" superstar beauty oil that revives, replumps, and calms tired skin. Enriched also in rejuvenating Vitamin E rich-Carrot infused oil and hydrating virgin Crambe seed oil.
In short, I am really positive about how this cream is pleasant to use and deliver great results.
... the perfect beauty cream!
Composition: Calendula officinalis (Calendula) and Chamomille (Chamomila recutita) water*, Coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil*, Theobroma (Cocoa) butter*, virgin Crambe (Crambe abyssinica) seed oil*, glyceryl stearate, stearoyl lactylate, cetearyl alcohol, Apple cider (Acetum malus)vinegar*, Vitamin E (tocopherol), Carotte tissu oil* (Daucus carota, Prunus dulcis oil), Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oil*, Aspen bark (Popullus) tremoloides extract, potassium sorbate, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) antioxidant *
The beauty serum (€38 for 30ml)
Displaying a rather dark gold color, this artisan-made pure oil blend has been my evening beauty staple since a while now. I love the consistency, not too liquid, not to thick. It spreads so easily on the face leaving the skin really balanced and moisturised immediately after application.
Loving the simple yet targeted fomula as well. Bettes has selectionned some of the best botanical oils (Pumpkin, Hazelnut, Borage, Sea buckthorn), effective to regenerate skin and boost its repairing functions... and then enriched with squalane, coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin E to maximime the serum moisturising/protective effects! I am really fond of this oil: works really well and does exactly what it says!
... again a big love for this one!
Composition: Virgin Pumpkin (Curcubita pepo) seed oil*, virgin Hazelnut (Curylus avellana) oil*, virgin Coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil*, virgin Borage (Borago officinalis) oil*, virgin Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oil*, Olive squalane, vitamin E (tocopherol), coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), Rosemary antioxidants* (Helianthus anuus, Rosmarinus officinals
Bettes skincare ships to all European countries and to the USA very soon! You can browse through their website here.
Have you tried this line already? what do you think?