A mix of new and not-so-new releases. When it comes to purchasing luxe beauty products, I tend to go through all the reviews I can find, ponder, and let the idea simmer before splurging. Alas, I am human and sometimes I succumb to the “new product release” spell, where I click checkout on a whim. *glances at her Ilia lipstick*
This time I’ve decided save up (read: spend less on makeup), to give these 5 products a shot. I do not intend on purchasing them all at the same time, as I really want to use up my stash. I’ve been doing great in that department so far, thanks to all the fun green beauty challenges. So we’ll be taking it slow 😉
1. RMS Beauty tinted “Un” Powder (shade 02)
I’ve been postponing the purchase of a mattifier mainly because of the price. Although I’m in need of something to control the shine, I just couldn’t justify spending so much money on a mattifying powder, despite all the rave this product receives. However, now that RMS Beauty released a tinted version, it could potentially double as a mineral foundation, and this completely changes the game for me.
2. Intelligent Nutrient PurePlenty Nourishing scalp and strand serum
Having fine hair is high-maintenance. I’m constantly looking for products that provide volume and strength. When it comes to scalp treatments, I’ve remained loyal to John Masters Organics, as
I love their volume spray and scalp serum. I haven’t found the equivalent in other brands, but this might change now. Intelligent Nutrient is a brand that I’ve always wanted to try, but I was never able to decide what to get first. Until their newest release: the PurePlenty range comprising a shampoo, conditioner and serum. The serum has high concentration of Saw Palmetto (shrinks scalp follicles and stops hair loss) Pea Sprout Bioactive to build hair density, and caffeine among the ingredients. Looks promising, isn’t it?
3. Und Gretel Tunkal concealer
A super exciting release in the world of green cosmetics, and my newest beauty crush! Berlin-based brand Und Gretel offers a collection of makeup products in a sleek and sophisticated design, without compromising ingredients. This gorgeous concealer stick caught my eye immediately, because it contains organic chamomille extract, rosehip seed oil, clary sage and avocado oil, meant to soothe and nourish the skin. Makeup and skincare in one.
4. May Lindstrom The Honey Mud
Now that my first May Lindstrom purchase (aka. the Problem Solver) is almost empty (uh oh!) I would love to treat myself to another product of her gorgeous line. Just like I did for The Problem Solver, I tried numerous samples of The Honey Mud to see how my skin reacted to it, and I was quite pleased. I enjoyed the silky feeling and how soft and calm my skin felt. I won’t even mention the chocolatey scent, it’s just decadent 🙂
5. Dr. Alkaitis Soothing gel
I tried a sample of this product during the summer, and I really benefited from the cooling sensation this gel provides. In the summer, I can’t layer tons of products on my face, my oily skin is not having it. Therefore I’m counting on multitaskers to avoid clogged and congested skin. Dr. Alkaitis moisturizes, soothes skin rashes, and works both as a face and body product. I would probably purchase this product towards mid-Spring to make the most of its use.
What is on your eco-luxe wishlist?
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