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

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…

Lovely Day Botanicals

Happy Friday everyone! This week I’ve tried some products by Lovely Day Botanicals, a vegan organic skin care start up from Berlin. I’ve stumbled over their beautiful Instagram account, while looking for products with hyaluronic acid in it. And I’ve found it: the quintessential toner with vegan hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid Lately, I’ve been loving hyaluronic acid in skincare and as supplements. It’s an integral part within our connective tissue, working as a humectant by binding huge amounts of water in our cells. It is not only being used topically, but can…

Amazing Things Aloe Vera Does to Your Skin

Aloe vera is one of the most potent plants when it comes to moisturizing and healing skin. My first use of this succulent’s gel was to treat a bad sunburn: cocktails by the pool on a hot summer day in Southern California, my skin is already nicely tanned from all these months in the sun. Just my sensitive nose rocks a sunburned red, and my legs are covered in mosquito bites, as always! After our pool session, a friend picks a few aloe vera leaves from the backyard and tells us to cover…

Juice Beauty’s Instant Eye Lift

Sometimes a girl needs a lift. An instant eye lift that is. Juice Beauty, the organic skin care and make up company, which uses an antioxidant technology with organic juice extract as base, has a new fabulous product: the Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift. This serum works with fruit stem cells to achieve ultimate results. During the research and development process, Juice Beauty teamed up with San Francisco-based Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Carolyn Chang. The group came up with a few wonderfully innovative aspects: instead of cotton, the base for the eye lift serum…