The sun is slowly coming through the clouds here in Scandinavia, but the weather is still cold, dry and we even have snow. So, while we think spring is here, make sure you still use products that hydrates and protects your skin barrier.
This month, the focus is not only hydration and sustainable design, but the motto less is more. Without further ado, find some of our tried-and-true staples as well as a few new items we're currently falling for. Pick up any one of these healing wonders and thank us later.
After, MAGNESIUM MASSAGE BAR from Lush
This refreshing magnesium bar is a must-have for the active gurl. The hazel and arnica massage bar will help to unwind your mind, while easing and recovering aching muscles. Use it after a hard workout where you want to boost your skin with magnesium thanks to menthol. As well as eucalyptus, peppermint and spearmint oils to cool you and your joints down. Warm the bar in your hands, before applying it directly to skin onto muscle groups, that needs some love. Store it fresh and clean in a lidded container, as the oval tint in the photo. Great to take to the gym or your next adventure. Find it here
La Roche-Posay, Cicaplast Balm B5+
I have always loved La Roche-Posay, it’s my go-to brand that never lets me down. So, when I first tried the new balm B5+ I was a bit concerned that perhaps it’s just a hype. To my great relief it’s not. The Cicaplast Balm B5+ is hydrating, thick (but not greasy) cream designed to hydrate, and protect the skin. It’s formulated with ingredients such as vitamin B5, shea butter, glycerin, and centella asiatica, which reduce inflammation. I use it for my face but also for my hands. My hands are constantly being washed with sanitizers and by using this balm, it instantly relieves that dryness and discomfort. This is my second bottle, and will probably be a third purchase. 5 stars yet again La Roche-Posay. Find it here.
Rutines, Slim Comfort toothbrush
Being in nature, you need to switch your plastic toothbrush to an eco-friendly option. And thanks to Rutines we can! The 100% FSC-certified bamboo toothbrush not only comes in a modern Scandinavian design, it’s very comfortable. The toothbrush has a smaller brush head to make sure you reach the corners of your teeths with a rounded head for the most comfortable feel. Found it here
Use your new tooth brush together with Lush’s Plaque Sabbath toothpaste jelly with charcoal, liquorice and clove - and you are all set.
Brow Powder Sculpt It, The Body Shop
The last few weeks, The Body Shop has completely re-branded and added new products to their makeup section, while a lot of their new products have entered my bathroom cabin. One of them for this less is more segment is the Sculpt It Brow Powder. Easy to have on your travels. This full recyclable* aluminum compact case, powered by natural-origin ingredients. Is not only sweat-resistant but formulated to seamlessly hold to the skin, leaving brows feeling comfortable, looking natural-looking and staying in place for at least 12 hours. Made from 90% ingredients of natural origin. Find the new brow powder here.
Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30, Kiehl’s
Who doesn't love hydration and SPF all in one product? My first introduction to Kiehl’ was a dream, for those cold days to protect my skin. The Ultra Facial Cream with SPF 30 broad protection, is a great day cream all year around. After my 3 weeks of using it, it keeps my sensitive face hydrated, especially now when the sun comes out but it’s still cold outside. The non-greasy cream provides 24-hour hydration, and leaves your skin balanced and comfortable. Find it here