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…

Why I Love Ginger in Skincare

Last week I wrote about the aloe part of why I named my blog Ginger and Aloe. So now it’s time to tell you why I love me some energizing ginger in skincare! To start,  I’m a big believer in this root as one of the most powerful plants on this planet. It doesn’t only taste good with sushi or other Asian cuisine, but every time I have a cold, my go-to home remedy is drinking lots of freshly brewed ginger tea with honey and lemon. And every time not only…

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…

The 2 Best Apps To Help You Scan Skincare Ingredients

While you’re at the store, reading and googling e v e r y single label on your shampoo or body lotion package can be really time consuming, especially if the list reads like the ingredients of a chemical laboratory. I don’t know how you feel, but I’ve been tricked many times by buying some cosmetics brand labeled with good-sounding words like “natural” or “organic”  just to find out that this product is anything but organic… So what’s the easy solution here? Apps than scan skincare ingredients of course!! I went…

Why I have a Crush on Coconut Oil

This summer I have a total crush on everything coconut: I am drinking coconut water to hydrate before yoga, I mix coconut flakes to my cereal in the morning over which I pour almond-coconut milk. I also drink coconut milk with my iced-coffee. Coconut makes a much creamier and tastier milk than other cow milk alternatives such as almond or soy milk. I admit that I have a temporary coconut addiction and it probably shouldn’t be consumed as excessively as I do it at the moment. But coconut has a lot…