Moroccan Hammam – Spa Ritual at Riad Farnatchi

Moroccan Hammam – Spa Ritual at Riad Farnatchi

When I planned my trip to Marrakech, I had two things on top of my list: finding Argan oil and indulging in a traditional spa experience. Argan oil is literally offered at every corner and Marrakech seems to have endless hammam and spa offerings. So the challenges left was buying organic oil at a well negotiated price and finding an organic spa that is luxurious yet traditional. So I was happy to find the Farnatchi Spa which uses the luxurious Ila Spa products as well as the premier local brand, Nectarome. Just having…

Organic Beauty Trends in 2017

Organic Beauty Trends in 2017

In my second post about my experience at Vivaness, I’m going to talk about a few things I’ve seen multiple times at the show, whether it was ingredients or packaging, that I feel are some of the organic beauty trends in 2017. This is my very own observation, so please feel free to let me know if you’ve discovered other trends. 1. Superfood Skincare It reads like my morning breakfast: berries, goji, rosehip, chia seeds and matcha are just a few of the active ingredients found in many skincare products these…

New Organic Skincare at Vivaness 2017

New Organic Skincare at Vivaness 2017

Vivaness is Europe’s biggest trade show of organic skincare. I attended for the first time this year to scout new organic skincare products and was positively overwhelmed by the amount of super interesting brands and products. All big German brands such as Dr. Hauschka and Weleda were present to present their new products and I’ve discovered lots of new brands from France, Asia and the Baltics. Here is a first round-up of newly launched products that are hitting stores this spring/summer. Birkenstock Natural Care The biggest surprise for me was seeing…

The Best Mineral Sunscreens and Everything Else You’ll Need in Your Beach Bag

The Best Mineral Sunscreens and Everything Else You’ll Need in Your Beach Bag

Summer is in full swing and we’re all enjoying the sun and hopefully the sea. Unfortunately the sun is only fun if we protect ourselves properly. It’s important to apply sunscreen with a high SPF regularly. I prefer using organic mineral sunscreen as regular brands use chemical sun protection which shields of UVA and UVB rays with ingredients harmful for your body. So look out for mineral sunscreen with active ingredients Titanium Dioxide and/or Zinc Oxide. Next weekend I’m off to Bali for some surfing and boat tripping. I’m so…

What a Body Serum does for your Mind and Body: Khus+Khus Modern Herbal Infusion

What a Body Serum does for your Mind and Body: Khus+Khus Modern Herbal Infusion

A Balanced Body and Mind Are you using a face serum? If yes, why not use a body serum as well? As I’ve been mentioning throughout the blog, our skin absorbs between 60 to 70% of what we put on it. The stuff goes right into our bloodstream. This is why it is so much better for our well-being to exclude harsh chemicals and instead welcome ingredients with healing properties. This is not always 100% possible in every situation and that’s OK, as long as the majority of what you get into your system is…