Thursday, May 30, 2013

Paul Penders Herbal Citrus Fruit Exfoliant

Paul Penders' exfoliant is not a 'mechanical' one since it is formulated with alpha and beta hydroxy acids that will naturally remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. 
It is meant to make your skin look healthier and fresher, by unclogging your face pores and chemically get rid of dead cells. 
It is formulated with Paul Penders' LevensESSENTIE Gold (his traditional pride) a mixture of 22 organically grown herbs. 

Here you have the list of ingredients: 
Aqua, Cocos nucifera Water, Multi Fruit extract blend, Glycerin, Sclerotium gum, Sorbic acid, Salicylic acid, Citrus grandis seed extract, Lactic acid, Ascorbic acid, Angelica archangelica (Angelica) extract, Arnica montana (Arnica) flower extract, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower extract, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) flower extract, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) flower extract, Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) root extract, Panax quinquefolium (Ginseng) root extract, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) extract, Humulus lupulus (Hops) extract, Equeisetum hyemale (Horsetail) extract, Juniperus communis (Juniper) fruit extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower extract, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) leaf extract, Urtica dioica (Nettle) extract, Centella asiatica (Pennywort) extract, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf extract, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) flower extract, Salvia officinalis (Sage) extract, Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) extract, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root extract, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) extract, Archillea millefolium (Yarrow) extract, Xanthan gum, Tocotrienol tocopherol, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus aurantium dulcis Peel Oil, Ananas sativus fruit extract, Carica papaya fruit extract, Retinyl palmitate, Ubiquinone. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Badger's Cuticle care Balm

Badger, Badger, Badger, you drive me crazy with your herbal scents! :) 
Here is another Badger Balm best seller... the cuticle care balm
It has a truly divine smell, a  zesty and gingery mixture, something to get mad about! The pot is so cute and very handy, but let's talk about the product in itself... 

Here you have the list of ingredients:  

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Essential Oils of Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), Rosmarinus Officinalis (RosemaryVerbenone), Litsea Cubeba (Litsea), and CO2 Extracts of Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn ) & Zingiber Officinale (Ginger

Friday, May 24, 2013

#53 Aphorism of the week: Beauty

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty. 
Joseph Addison 

Image by Algalad 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DIY: Eau Micellaire (Micellar water)!


Micellar waters have spread worldwide, almost every brand produce its version. It is a delicate make up remover and cleanser which was created to remove dirt without 'threatening' the skin balance and hydration. What if I told you that you might create your own one at home easily and quickly? Believe me, another lazy-proof DIY! 
All you need is: 
- demineralized water (the one you pour in the iron) 
- a cosmetic actif called 'Concentré micellaire' (INCI: aqua,sodium lactate,sodium PCA,mannitol,lecithin,sodium cocoyl glutamate)
- preservative. 
The main thing to know is that this recipe will cost less than 3$ for 100 ml, isn't it an ecological deal?! :)   

Here is my quick and detailed recipe: 
- 90 ml of demineralized water 
- 10 ml of 'concentré micellaire' 
- 20 drops of Cosgard  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Benecos Lip Liners, note: 10!

After the disappointment of the kajal eyeliners by Benecos, I have the possibility of talking about their wonderful lip liners
They are dry enough to stay long on your lips, soft enough to be comfortable. They are a very quick alternative to lipsticks when you are in a hurry, they are lovely! 

Benecos has only released two shades, a gorgeous pink and a brownish nude with a golden sheen. 
If just they made more colors it would be amazing, what are they waiting for? I like these better than Nevecosmetics' ones because these last longer and they are cheaper (2.49€)!  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

#51 Aphorism of the week: Laughter

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Photo by Reid Parker

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Benecos Eye Pencils: Brown & White

Benecos is one of the cheapest natural make up brand in the world. I've had the chance to try different products and I've been almost always pleased to use them. Unfortunately I can't tell the same about their 'Kajal Eyeliners' because they hardly line the inner corner of the eye. I gotta admit I've just tried the brown and white ones, so maybe they have been unlucky choices, who knows! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

My current Face Toner: Rose Water.

I've always been one of those women who are wondering why we should use a toner after washing our face, isn't it pretty unnecessary? Not at all, let's see why. 
Soaps and cleansers have basic formulas, while our skin's PH should be around 5.5, depending on the zones considered. If our face's skin was normal, it should be around 6.5. Instead dry skins have a more acid PH and oily skins have a more basic one. That's why with cosmetics (or simply a toner in this case) we might be able to balance our skin's PH. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

#50 Aphorism of the week: Wisdom

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time. 
Henry Kissinger 

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