Archive for Beauty Box
I’m really loving the Danish brand Ingredien! My hair requires some care, since it is curly, long and colored. I’ve tried a few different products from them and it’s just fab! And when I read Jan’s story of the brand, it all fell into place. Jan is himself a former hairdresser, and after personal problems with having children, he researched both the general problems concerning allergies and hormone disorders, that has long been linked with the ingredients of modern products and the risk of such fertility reduction, cancer, etc. All these hard facts gave Jan the urge to kick start Ingredien. Products that do not contain harmful and undesirable substances, and does not result in significant environmental impact and pollution. All the products are eco-labeled (except for the color products). Contains no parabens, allergenic dyes and preservatives, mineral oils, silicone oils, parafinolier, petrolatum, paraffin or other petrochemical ingredients.
Soft Treatment, smells so delicious, a bit of melon and pineapple! It really moisturizes my hair thoroughly and the texture is lovely.
Heat Protection Spray is a must for me as I often use straighteners and curling irons. Sparyen is easy and again a nice smell!
Sometimes I don’t use a styler, thenI hug a little Bonkey Bop Cream in my hair and let it air dry. If you have a little frizzy hair are like me, then it is justsogood, in particular here in the summer heat.
I love shine in my hair! Smoothing Styling Serum gathers my ends and gives shine to my curls, and that is always fab!
If you are looking to try something new for your hair, then I can certainly recommend that you try Ingredien.
It’s just so fab with bright colors on the lips, in particular when you’ve gotten a summer tan . Here are three of my favorites from e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Moisturising Lipsticks! The first Coral Cutie just hs summer written all over! Flirty & Fabulous is hot hot hot with bronze golden skin and Velvet Rope is a fierce red, nice for a summer parties! See more swacthes I’ve made here.
Are you beach ready? I’ve scrubbed and smeared myself with various goodies from Mádara and Urtekram. In the shower, I love Brown Suger shampoo from Urtekram. Cane Sugar Crystals soothing and anti-inflammatory and keeps the scalp in balance.
The scent of lavender is always nice soothing, and this lavender balm contains herb decoctions of lavender flowers and oil from real lavender. Plus extra care with aloe vera, I love the smell .
In the bath the body also needs a hand! I love body scrubs and the lovely cane sugar crystals exfoliate the skin gently, filled with almond oil, jojoba oil, broccoli seed oli, lavender oil and eucalyptus oil! Yummy, almost good enough to eat . And it’s all organic!
When I come out of the shower, I switch between Mádara sculpturing oil and anti-cellulite cream, cause it is bikini season. The oil is super delicious and aromatic with vitamin-rich extracts of rose hips and barley. The oil tightens, tones and improves skin elasticity and prevents stretch marks. And that can always be usefull .
The anti-cellulite creme contains stimulating extract of hawthorn and horse chestnut combined with caffeine. I smear it on in a circular motion, particular on my thighs, that needs some extra stimulation! At least I feel more ready for summer, when I have cared for my skin and hair.
It’s always exciting to try beauty treatments, it’s great to give the skin a boost and get some glow back. I have been by Pure & Simple, located just at Vesterport. Here I tried a treatment with pHformula called Skin Resurfacing. There are four targeted treatments, anti-aging, pigmentation changes, acne and one for rosacea. I tried the last one, since I have sensitive skin and once in a while struggling with a rash. My face was cleansed, peeled and I got a lovely mask on before I was mosturized and had a touch up by a makeup artist at Pure & Simple.
pHformula is a Spanish-owned family business that is run by Fernando Bouffard, PhD, who is a pharmacist and fourth generation in the family business. The products are paraben and coloring agents free. You can see more about it here. I could immediately see some extra glow in my face and although I have sensitive skin, it diden’t flush up, and my skin felt moisturized and lovely.