Why to buy: The incredible power of plants has been the essence of Dr. Hauschka cosmetics for over 50 years. We can also feel this in the new day fluids: Revitalising, Balancing or Soothing Day Lotions.
The popular face milk is now called Revitalising Day Fluid. The proven formula is unchanged. This day fluid for skin that feels dry and lacks moisture gives the skin protection throughout the day. Valuable extracts of apricot, carrot and St. John's wort make even pale skin rosy and soft. The new Soothing Day Fluid soothes red, sensitive skin and gives it protection for the day. Extracts of rose, borage and lady's mantle ensure an even complexion. The new Balancing Day Fluid soothes impurities and moisturises the skin. Extracts of kidney vetch, horsetail and nasturtium give the skin a clear structure and a pure appearance.
What we love: Dr. Hauschka is a 100% certified premium natural skin care brand from Germany operating since more than 50 years, making not only a positive impact on your skin, but also on the planet.
The cosmetics are free from silicones, PEGs and synthetic preservatives, and instead contain 100% raw materials, mostly “organic” and often even “demeter”. Their care line and make-up is certified by “NATRUE”.
The raw materials are harvested manually in their medical plant garden in the fields on their farm in the Swabian Alb or with partners over the world. They are committed to protect the environment, not only because it has been imprinted in the brand's history, but also for the planet health in the future.
Price: 22,50 - 26,00 € / $ 26,83 - 31 USD | Shop it now: DR. HAUSCHKA
Why to buy: Faîr Parfum was founded on a constitution of fairness. Ensuring fairness to their employees, suppliers, customers and the environment. Their founder, Francis Charrier, made certain that the perfumery would be run to benefit everyone involved. This is why the constitution he penned in 1887 still governs how they operate today.
Faîr Parfum are cruelty free, use the highest quality natural ingredients and ensure all products are recyclable. There is no other perfume brand that makes perfume like Faîr. They use traditional artisan methods to create beautiful long lasting scents (guaranteed to last 8+ hours!). In addition, their perfumes evolve as they bond with the individual’s body chemistry, creating a unique and unmatched scent.
What we love: The history behind Faîr Parfum is inspiring. Francis’ world came crashing down when he married Anna, a Russian dancer, against his father’s wishes. In 1888 he set up Faîr Parfum, with a vison to make the world a better place. Determined to build a better world, Francis recruited unemployed workers from Grasse and paid for the education of their children.
Faîr is the only perfumery in the world where everything is still made by hand in Grasse. Flowers are picked at the break of dawn, tossed on linen sheets , distilled, filtered through 22 plates and finally macerated for 3 weeks in wooden casks under the Southern French Sun. Each bottle is hand blown before being hand etched. They still adhere to Francis’ founding principles of beauty and fairness.
Price: €90 ⁄ $105 USD | Shop it now: FÂIR PARFUM
Why to buy: Alexander Sprekenhus products are made based on the Scandinavian tradition where functional design meets beauty in simplicity –both in their formulations and packaging.
Alexander Sprekenhus create hair and body care products made from botanical and laboratory distilled ingredients. With gentle, yet effective formulations and a focus on minimalist design, they believe in encouraging positive habits of wellbeing.
What we love: We tested the hand wash and hand lotion and we love them. The Argan Oil Enhanced hand cleanser gently removes grime, banishes dirt and leaves skin beautifully scented and refreshed.
The fast-absorbing naturally enhanced cream treats dry skin and refreshes the senses. Hydrating Argan Nut and Safflower oils softens, nourishes and revives skin.
Price: Aprox. 25 - 59 € / 260 - 600 Norwegian krone | Shop it now: SPREKENHUS