Tag: Cosmetics

H&M To Launch Organic Cosmetics Line

Swedish multinational retail-clothing company Hennes & Mauritz, better known as H&M, is launching a new organic cosmetics line. The manufacturer is already producing and selling a number of cosmetics items, however this time the company is preparing to launch eco-friendly line of organic cosmetics, called ‘Conscious’.
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The new product line is expected to include a total of 30 items. The collection will present a new type of make up products, such as lip balms, facial masks, retreat masks as well as body and hair products, such as body oils, shower gels, hair shampoos and more. Product range is EcoCert-certified and packaging will be made out of recycled materials. The French certification body requires the use of substantial amounts of natural and organic ingredients, environmentally-friendly processes, and prohibits the use of many synthetic ingredients. H&M has said that products from the Conscious Beauty line will be silicone-, GMO-, paraben- and synthechic fragrance-free. Product prices will range from 4.5 eur to 10 eur.

The new organic cosmetics line is expected to reach the stores by the end of February.

Noni Care – An Eco Luxury Treatment For Your Skin

I’ve recently had an opportunity to try Noni cosmetics – facial mask and facial cream. Having heard some partially mystical, partially weird stories of the Noni fruit itself from the earlier days I must admit I was a little bit skeptical. My presuppositions, however, proved to be wrong.

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A bit of history

Noni plant  (Morinda citrifolia) was used as a source of food and medicine about 2000 years ago. The leaves of the Noni fruit, together with the fruit itself, stems and the seeds are often used for medicinal purposes. The fruit is rich in anti-oxidant properties, which therefore have great moisturizing effects when used on a skin. In addition to that, Noni fruit juice is very rich in vitamins, aminoacids and microelements. Some people believe that the fruit fights a number of human diseases, starting with slow metabolism and increased body fat finishing with something a little more private, such as sexual issues. The roots of the fruit are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat abdominal pain, impotence and menstrual disorders. Even though such beliefs that the fruit might treat a number of diseases might not be fully true, one thing for sure – the fruit is rare and quite interesting, as it does have nourishing properties and is widely used in both food and medicine across Polynesian cultures.

The effects

The facial creams and masks are produced using the blend of Noni juice and Aloe Vera extracts, which have antibacterial and antifungal activities and therefore help treat minor skin infections. For a number of years, Noni juice has been promoted by practitioners of alternative medicine as a medicine, though has only recently been experimented together with other mixtures in cosmetics. Noni juice and Aloe Vera extract mixture proved to have antibacterial properties, which is the reason why the mixture is usually used together in cosmetics, specifically facial creams and masks. The juices of Noni fruit, when used together with Aloe Vera, are said to to improve cell regeneration, inhibits the growth of precancerous cells and balances out skin, nerve cells as well as blood vessels.

After having tried the facial cream, mask and the lipbalm I’ve noticed that my facial skin has become smoother and a lot softer. I’ve also liked the fact that my skin would quickly absorb the facial cream not leaving any greasiness at all, which is important specifically during the hot summer time. Facial mask, which I used once a week, would leave the skin feeling refreshed and nourished. I’ve noticed that a number of facial masks would usually make my facial skin extremely dry after usage, which was not the case with Noni Care facial mask, as it rather left the skin feeling nourished and smooth.

Advantages:

+ Natural, pleasant smell

+ Lovely, simple and easy-to-use packaging

+ Ecological

+ Cheap

+ Nourishing and not greasy

Disadvantages:

- Rare to find

I am a little surprised myself this time as this time the only disadvantage that I did actually see is a rare, hard-to-find distribution, as Noni Care cosmetics would not be sold in convenience stores nor pharmacies, but sold only online. To be honest, after having trying out the products I have tried to Google all the possible places where the cosmetics line is sold, and the ones I found were only Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Too bad. If you by any chance find out more distributors, please let us know in the comments below. Other than that, my evaluation is very good – I am giving them 4,5 points out of 5! (the half missing because of distribution).

Hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Lupita Nyong’o Becomes The First Black Ambassador Of L’ancome

Lupita Nyong’o, a 12 Years a Slave star, has become the new ambassadress of luxury French brand Lancôme and will appear in their next campaign in September.

Arrivals at the HBO Golden Globe After Party

The Oscar-winning ’12 Years a Slave’ actress has just signed up to become the new ambassadress of the luxury French brand, and will appear in their September 2014 campaign shot by star photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The 30-year-old Kenyan-Mexican star, who claims she doesn’t wear make-up apart from on the red carpet, is the fourth Academy Award winner to front Lancôme ads, following on from Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts.

Lupita said: “I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved.

The General Manager of Lancôme International, Françoise Lehmann said that “Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman – a strikingly beautiful and intelligent”.