Apr 292015
 

Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Glycerin, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sorbitol, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf Extract, Olus (Vegetable) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*, Citral*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Stearate, Lanolin, Sucrose Distearate, Glyceryl Caprate, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 7749¹, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).*component of natural essential oils

Another beauty product that you’ve been asking my opinion about is Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream. I guess tinted moisturisers, BB creams, CC creams and DD creams are really gaining momentum, so along with Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream, I’ll post a review of two more tinted moisturizers in the up coming weeks.

I’ve bought several samples of Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream a while ago; in fact, back then, it was called Toned Day Cream. Over the years, I’ve used quite a few Dr Hauschka products, and in most cases, I’ve been pretty satisfied with them.

Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream comes in a 30ml tube, but as I’ve mentioned, back then, I decided to first try the samples – mainly due to see how well will the color suit me.

Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream Review The Tinted Day Cream is of a quite thick texture; it spreads somewhat easy, though from time to time, it can be somewhat sticky as well. It takes a bit of a time before the cream is absorbed. While it is pretty moisturizing and a also nourishing, the finish is quite shinny. Given I have oily skin as it is, the glow tends to be a bit too much for my liking. For those with dry skin, this one would be a great choice.

The coverage is very light and most certainly does not cover any major imperfections. The biggest problem with Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream is the fact it comes in only one color and a pretty dark one at that; while when spread it’s lighter than it seems right out of the tube, it’s still dark nonetheless. Given my light skin tone, I was only able to use it a bit during summer on my check bones, as it does give a natural dewy look, but I was not able to use it all over my face, despite having felt good on my skin. I had to apply a moisturizer before and some translucent or mineral powder after, and that, I think, a bit defies the purpose of a tinted moisturizer.

Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream Review

How about the ingredients? Almond oils soothes and softens the skin, as well as calms irritated skin. Avocado oil, due to high levels of sterolins, reduces age spots and softens the skin. Apricot oil has nourishing and softening properties and is very suitable for sensitive and dry skin. Quince seed extract soothes and smooths the skin, while balancing the skin’s moisture. Kidney vetch (also known as goldenrod) has skin regenerating properties, although it can also be a skin allergen. St. John’s Wort has antimicrobial and astringent properties; it is also good for dry and flaky skin. Wheat Bran Extract has potent antioxidant properties. Peanut oil protects and nourishes the skin. Olus oil, a natural equivalent to petrolatum, for smooth and soft texture. Sorbitol is a humectant. The Tinted Cream also contains Rosa Damascena flower water and Rosa Damascena wax. Beeswax can be comedogenic.

Silica, a synthetic anti-caking and absorbent agent, when amorphous, is generally not deemed as hazardous.

Potentially problematic ingredients?

  • Zinc Stearate, a lubricant and emulsifier. While mostly a concern when used in higher levels, it can be potentially carcinogenic and an allergen.
  • Lanolin, emollient. Product of the oil glands of sheep, extracted from their wool, therefore not suitable for vegans. Often contaminated with pesticides.
  • Glyceryl Caprate, emollient. Skin irritant, eye irritant and must be used in small amount only.

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My final word?

Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream has a pretty nice texture and does not feel heavy on the skin. It’s moisturizing and the smell is also pleasant. Of course, the biggest problem with this tinted cream is the color, which is pretty dark. Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream would be much suitable for those with dry and olive/darker skin. For those with oily skin, I think it’s a bit too shinny, even though if it came in a lighter color, it would be OK for winter days; of course, with a bit of a concealer and pressed powder, unless you have really great skin and you’re looking for a sheer, tone-evening tinted moisturizer only.

The price? Around 30€ for 30ml, which falls somewhere in between of affordable. There’s also a 5ml sample, perfect if you wish to test it first, as well as if you’re only going to use it during summer (maybe mixed with a light moisturizer) for a bit of a natural glow.

Would I buy it again? Not until Dr Hauschka comes out with more, especially lighter, colors.

Have you tried Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream? How did you like it?

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For more information on Dr Hauschka, visit their dedicated brand page.

Apr 242015
 

Hello greenies! Boy, it’s been a busy week on my end, thus a bit of a  hiatus as far as posting goes. Nevertheless, I’ve got a lot in store for you in the coming weeks, but for this round, it’s another edition of super discounts and free beauty gifts for you to check bellow!

Weekly Discounts and Free Organic Beauty Gifts #16

♦ Love Lula has:

– £10 off on all orders when you spend £50 (code: AWARD). Valid till 24.4.2015
– FREE Bodhi & Birch travel set when you spend £60 (code: TRAVEL).
–  FREE Honesty box when you spend £60 (code: REAL)
–  FREE Dr Hauschka Freshness & Energy Kit when you spend £50 (code: SPRING)
–  FREE Argania Desert Defence Moisture Repair Conditioner when you spend £40 (code: REPAIR)
– FREE Willow Beauty Purse worth £145 with any 2 Willow Barbary Fig products (code: PURSE)
– 20% off on new John Masters Organics coconut oil body scrubs
–  FREE Trilogy Radiance Restores Set with any 2 Trilogy products (code: TRIO)
– FREE BiOrganics perfect balance shampoo when you spend £15 on BiOrganics products (code: BALANCE)
– FREE Pulp de Vie lipgloss when you spend £25 on Pulp de Vie products (code: KISS)
– FREE Willow Organic bath and shower oil when you buy any 2 Willow products (code: WILLOW)
– FREE REN Discovery Set when you spend £50 on REN products (code: DISCOVER).
– FREE Herbfarmacy mellow beauty balm when you spend £25 on Herbfarmacy (code: MALLOW)
– FREE Lippy Girl Lippy Bunny Lipstick when you buy any 2 Lippy Girl lipsticks (code: LIPPY)
– FREE Moana travel set with any Moana order (code: MOANA)
– FREE Lovea hair oil when you spend £25 on Lovea (code: LOVEA)
– FREE Studio 78 Paris mascara when you spend £45 or more on Studio 78 Paris products (code: STUDIO78)
– FREE Inika lip balm with any Inika foundation (code: INIKA)

 

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FeelUnique has:

– 10% off when you spend £30 (code: 10feel30)
– 20% off when you spend £50 (code: 20feel50)
– up to 20% off on skincare (Brands include: A’Kin, Antipodes, Aromatherapy Associates, Badger Balm, Balm Balm, Burt’s Bees, Caudalie, Cowshed, Deep Steep, Dr Hauschka, Dr Bronner’s, Elemental Herbology, Figs&Rouse, Green people, Inika, Jane Iredale, Jason, John Masters Organics, Jurlique, Klorane, Lavera, Lily Lolo, Madara, Mavala, Melvita, MyChelle, Nourish, REN, Sukin, The Konjac Sponge, The Organic Pharmacy, this works, Trilogy, Weleda). Valid till 27.4.2015
–  FREE Caudalie Mask Deluxe Sample when you spend £30 or more on Caudalie
FREE Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum (worth £22,50) when you spend £60 on Jurlique
FREE Melvita L’Or Bio Extraordinary Oil with any Melvita purchase

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Onlynaturals has:

– 20% off on all John Masters Organics color conditioners
FREE Pai Skincare Eye Cream (worth £28) when you buy Pai Skincare Age Confidence Oil (code: AGECONFIDENCE)
FREE Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream (worth £28,99) when you buy any 2 Antipodes products (code: JOYFUL2)
FREE Inika Kabuki Brush (worth £26) when you spend £35 or more on Inika (code: KABUKI)
FREE Alva Sanddorn Skin Oil when you spend £25 or more on Alva products (code: SKINOIL)
FREE Green People Trial Size products when you spend £20 on Green People
FREE Living Nature Lip Balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature products (code: LIVINGLIP)
FREE Madara True Miracle Serum Mini (7ml) when you spend £25 or more on Madara products (code: MASERUM)
FREE Nourish Hand Cream when you buy any two Nourish products (code: NOURISHHAND)
FREE Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser when you buy any two Suki products (code: SUKICLEANSE)
FREE Trilogy Powerfully Natural Restores Trio when you buy any 2 Trilogy products (code: RESTORERS)

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Wishing you all a happy and sunny weekend!

Apr 172015
 

Hello greenies! With Earth Day coming up, this edition is full of amazing offers: big exclusive discounts, great free gifts and amazing giveaways, some even worth £500! Check them all below!

FeelUnique has some great offers for Earth Day – Eco Event:

– 10% off when you spend £30 (code: 10feel30)
– 20% off when you spend £50 (code: 20feel50)
– for a limited time only: up to 30% off on selected hair care products (Brands include: A’Kin, Aromatherapy Associates, Barefoot Botanicals, Burt’s Bees, Caudalie, Cowshed, Deep Steep, Dr Hauschka, Dr Bronner’s, Essential Care, Green People, Jason, John Masters Organics, Klorane, Lavera, Living Nature, Madara, Melvita, Sukin, The Organic Pharmacy, Trilogy, Weleda)
FREE Caudalie Mask Deluxe Sample when you spend £30 or more on Caudalie
FREE Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum (worth £22,50) when you spend £60 on Jurlique
FREE Nourish Argan Rescue Oil sample when you spend £20 on Nourish products
FREE Grown Alchemist Hand Cream (worth £14) when you spend £30 on Grown Alchemist products

And the big giveaways:

FeelUnique Eco Event Giveaways

The Organic Pharmacy Eco Beauty Hamper worth £500
Antipodes Luxury Eco Facial Set worth £86
Jason Smoothing Coconut Hamper
Dr Bronner’s year’s supply of body pampering luxuries
This works Skin Energy Set

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♦ Love Lula has:

Love Lula FREE Gifts

– FREE Honesty box when you spend £60 (code: REAL)
– FREE Dr Hauschka Freshness & Energy Kit when you spend £50 (code: SPRING)
– FREE Argania Desert Defence Moisture Repair Conditioner when you spend £40 (code: REPAIR)
– 20% off on new John Masters Organics coconut oil body scrubs
– FREE 5-piece vegan selection box worth over £45 when you spend £75 (code: VEGAN)
– FREE Lippy Girl Lippy Bunny Lipstick when you buy any 2 Lippy Girl lipsticks (code: LIPPY)
– FREE Willow Beauty Purse worth £145 with any 2 Willow Barbary Fig products (code: PURSE)
– FREE 5-piece face care collection worth £55 when you spend £100 (code: HUNDRED)
– FREE 5 Lip balms worth £22 when you spend £75 (code: SEVENTYFIVE)
– FREE 2 luxury bar soaps worth £9 when you spend £50 (code: FIFTY)
– FREE Inika lip balm with any Inika foundation (code: INIKA)
– FREE Sante Lemon Fresh Shower Gel with any order over £40 (code: FRESH)
– FREE REN Discovery Set when you spend £50 on REN products (code: DISCOVER).
– FREE Studio 78 Paris mascara when you spend £45 or more on Studio 78 Paris products (code: STUDIO78)
– FREE Trilogy Radiance Restores Set with any 2 Trilogy products (code: TRIO)

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Onlynaturals has:

FREE Pai Skincare Eye Cream (worth £28) when you buy Pai Skincare Age Confidence Oil (code: AGECONFIDENCE)
FREE Antipodes Joyful Hand & Body Cream (worth £28,99) when you buy any 2 Antipodes products (code: JOYFUL2)
FREE Inika Kabuki Brush (worth £26) when you spend £35 or more on Inika (code: KABUKI)
FREE Alva Sanddorn Skin Oil when you spend £25 or more on Alva products (code: SKINOIL)
FREE Green People Trial Size products when you spend £20 on Green People
FREE Living Nature Lip Balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature products (code: LIVINGLIP)
FREE Madara True Miracle Serum Mini (7ml) when you spend £25 or more on Madara products (code: MASERUM)
FREE Nourish Hand Cream when you buy any two Nourish products (code: NOURISHHAND)
FREE Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser when you buy any two Suki products (code: SUKICLEANSE)
FREE Trilogy Powerfully Natural Restores Trio when you buy any 2 Trilogy products (code: RESTORERS)

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Wishing you all a happy and sunny weekend!

Apr 162015
 

Orange What is Orange Essential Oil?

Orange Essential Oil is cold-press extracted from the peel of an orange fruit Citrus sinensis, a native plant of China. It also grows in warm Mediterranean climates, such as France, Italy, Spain, California, Florida and Brazil.

Orange Essential Oil is of a thin, almost watery consistency, has yellow and orange color, and a bit of a greenish one as well. The scent is that of a citrus, fruity, sweet, uplifting and fresh. Its shelf life is approximately 6 months.

Compounds in Orange Essential Oil are Alpha Pinene, Citronellal, Geranial, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool and Neral. The main compound is a terpene called Limonene (around 90%).  Limonene gives the orange fruit its recognizable orange citrus scent. Limonene can be a mild skin irritant. Orange Essential Oil can have a phototoxic effect.

Orange Essential Oil

Aura Cacia Sweet Orange Oil  //  Nature’s Answer Orange Oil  // Now Solutions Orange Oil  // Nature’s Alchemy Orange Oil

Two most widely Orange Essential Oils are Sweet Orange Essential Oil and Bitter Orange Essential Oil. Essential oil produced from blooming flowers of an orange tree is Neroli Essential Oil.

Why use Orange Essential Oil?

Orange Essential Oil is quite an inexpensive and widely use oil in culinary (baking, chocolate, confectionery, beverages, desserts), cleaning products as well as in numerous cosmetic products. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-toxin and potent anti-septic and anti-fungal properties.  Widely used in aromatherapy for its calming and warm effects. It helps with fighting cold and it stimulates he lymphatic system. Due to its high content of Limonene, it’s widely used in household cleaning products as a safe and natural alternative to toxic cleaners. It is also very effective as a natural insect repellent.

Orange Oil in Beauty Products

1. Acure firming serum 2. Green People hydrating mist 3. La Mav foaming cleanser 4. L’uvalla orange toner 5. MyChelle serum 6. AnneMarie Borling facial energizer 7. Akamuti orange cleansing cream 8. Hurraw! lip balm 9. Savannah lip balm 10. EOS orange lip balm 11. Mill Creak lip balm 12. EcoLips lip balm 13. Antipodes facial exfoliator 14. Therapi orange toner 15. Out of Africa lip balm 16. Ladybug Jane lip balm 17. Antipodes kiwi seed eye cream 18. Hugo Naturals lip balm 19. Akamuti orange facial scrub 20. Badger Balm seabuckthorn face oil 21. Therapi orange cleanser 22. Pai Skincare toner 23. Therapi orange moisturizer 24. Avalon Organics Vitamin C moisturizer

Orange Essential Oil stimulates circulation and supports production of collagen. It rejuvenates the skin and cleans the skin of toxins. It is also used with other citrus essential oils in exfoliators and cleansers due to its natural exfoliating properties.

Orange Essential Oil can be mixed with carrier oils, butters and other essential oils such as : Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood.

Orange Oil in Beauty Products

1. Andalou Naturals shampoo 2. Aura Cacia massage body cream 3. Dr Bronner’s body lotion 4. Lavera body lotion 5. Antipodes hand cream 6. Aura Cacia body oil 7. Lavera hand cream 8. Dr Bronner’s body balm 9. Rossi hand&body lotion 10. Figs&Rouge hand cream 11. Aura Cacia body polish 12. Dr Mercola body butter 13. Botanicals body balm 14. John Masters Organics body milk 15. Badger Balm body oil 16. John Masters Organics hair styling gel 17. Lavera shampoo 18. Mel Millis body oil 19. Skin Blossom body lotion 20. Willow body oil 21. Lavera body oil 22. Aura Cacia  body mist 23. Andalou Naturals conditioner

Uses of Orange Essential Oil:

  • soaps, body washes
  • shampoos, conditioners
  • exfoliators, cleansers
  • toners
  • facial fluids and creams
  • body lotions and body massage oils (especially anti-cellulite ones), body scrubs
  • deodorants and perfume
  • household cleansers
  • insect repellents

Orange Oil in Beauty Products

1. Acorelle parfum 2. Lavera deodorant 3. Pacifica body wash 4. John Masters Organics exfoliating body bar 5. A’Kin body wash 6. Pacifica roll-on parfum 7. Jason toothpaste 8. Skin Blossom body wash 9. John Masters Organics body wash 10. Russell Organics body wash 11. John Masters Organics body scrub 12. Nature’s Gate deodorant 13. Pacifica solid perfume 14. Pacifica soap bar

Orange Essential Oil is recommended for:

  • dull skin
  • mature skin and anti-wrinkles
  • dry skin
  • oily skin
  • congested skin
  • abrasions, fungal infections, wound disinfection, preventing tetanus infection
  • as insect repellent
  • household cleaning

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Do you use Orange Essential Oil? Which are you favorite beauty products containing Orange Essential Oil?

Apr 132015
 

Lavera Beauty Balm Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Alcohol*, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Lauryl Laurate, Myristyl Myristate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lactobacillus/ Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Anhydroxylitol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tricaprylin, Glucose Glutamate, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Lecithin, Bisabolol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Mica, Xylitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Algin, Tocopherol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Fragrance (Parfum)**, Linalool**, Limonene**, Geraniol**,
Citronellol**, Citral**, Benzyl Benzoate**  
* Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture
** Natural Essential Oils

You’ve been asking me about this product for quite some time, and I’ve been meaning to post a review sooner. Nonetheless, today I’ll review an obviously quite popular or at least –  a source of curiosity among my readers: Lavera Beauty Balm.

Lavera was the first natural brand to launch a BB cream, sometime in 2012, if my memory serves me correct, and as the story goes, it sold out in one day after launching. Curiosity got the best of me as well, and I bought it more or less right away, despite a few ingredients not being on my favorite list, as well as there being only one color and even that one appeared on a rather darker side.

Lavera Beauty Balm

The color is not as dark when applied and spread on the face

Lavera BB cream, certified by NaTrue, stands for beauty balm: a tinted moisturizer, which gives a natural glow and evens out the skin’s tone while providing hydration to the skin. It comes in a 30ml tube. The scent is somewhat… powdery and a bit fruity due to acai berries; the texture is quite thick. Lavera Beauty Balm comes in only one color and it’s a pretty dark one, with a bit on an orange side, so all those, who have very pale skin – I don’t think this one will be for you. I do have pale to light skin, and Lavera Beauty Balm is too dark for me to use it as a full coverage, especially during winter. I use it mainly during summer and for a quick pick me up, as it does even out the skin tone. The coverage is light; it most certainly won’t cover any bigger skin issues such as redness or acne; a concealer and/or pressed powder would have to be used for that. Given its dark color, I am not able to apply two layers.

Also, it tends to dry out rather quickly, so you have to spread it quickly as well. Spreadability seems to be a question of the spur of the moment for this BB cream. One day it spreads easily, the other not so easily and can streak a bit. Its staying power is quite good; it stays on the skin for a good 7-8 hours, and given I have oily skin, the shinning appears around 6-hour mark. It does work nicely with mineral powder, as a primer. Lavera Beauty Balm does make the skin look glowy and soft to the touch; it even slightly minimizes the pores and gives an overall natural and healthy look and it feels light on the skin. Even with BB and CC (and now DD) creams I usually use a bit of a moisturizer before applying them, but with Lavera Beauty Balm, this is not needed; it works quite OK on its own. For those with dry skin, I’d recommend you use moisturizer before applying Lavera Beauty Balm.

Lavera Beauty Balm Review

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How about ingredients?

Olive oil is an antioxidant and moisturizer with high content of essential fatty acids; it has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Jojoba oil is skin identical ingredient and moisturizer which smooths and softens the skin. Shea butter is moisturizer, rich in fatty acids; it’s very nourishing, promotes skin’s elasticity, stimulates skin cell growth and has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Sunflower oil, an antioxidant, has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, is rich with Vitamin A, D and E and minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, zinc). Salix alba (from White willow bark) contains salicin , natural beta hydroxy acid ; promotes skin cell turnover, natural skin exfoliant/peeling, unclogs and clears pores. Safflower Seed Oil is a moisturizer, rich in linoleic acid. Sweet Almond Oil moisturizes and softens the skin and works as an anti-irritant.

Acai Berry extract is a potent antioxidant, rich in fatty acids, and it promotes skin’s firmness by stimulating collagen production. Licorice Root Extract is an emollient and has anti-inflammatory properties. Sodium Hyaluronate is a very potent humectant, hailed for its great water-binding properties. Bisabolol reduces dry flaking and restoring suppleness to the skin; it has anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It stimulates and promotes the skin’s healing process due to its high panthenol concentration.

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, a lubricant, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. Xylitol and Xylitylglucoside are humectants, which help to absorb and retains moisture.

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Potentially problematic ingredients?

  • Alcohol; it can be very drying, especially when in larger amount; in Lavera BB cream, alcohol is 3rd on ingredients list, which means the cream contains quite a lot of it.
  • Myristyl Myristate, an emulsifier, can be a potential skin and eye irritant.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol, an emulsifier, may be irritating to those with sensitive skin
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin and Lysolecithin are natural emulsifying agents and one of the most important components of cells. There are some concerns over its carcinogenic properties and its ability to penetrate the skin.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate is a more stable Vitamin E, possible human toxicant and possible carcinogen, a skin sensitizer that can instigate immune system responses such as itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin.
  • Tricaprylin, an emollient, potential contamination due to enhanced skin absorption.
  • Sodium Lactate, a preservative and buffering agent, sometimes an exfoliant, may be an eye, skin and respiratory irritant, should be used in allowed concentrations only.
  • Magnesium Silicate, an absorbent and anti-caking agent, is the primary component of talc, whose main problem can be asbestos contamination. When in liquid formulation, talc poses less harmful effects as opposed to talc in powdered form, as it is not inhaled.

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My final word? Despite a somewhat darker color and a few not so good ingredients, I think Lavera Beauty Balm is an OK beauty product. I contemplated buying a Lavera CC Cream last summer, but instead bought another tube of Lavera Beauty Balm, go figure. Since the color is somewhat darker, I can’t apply it as generously as I’d like, but it nonetheless works nicely during summer time as a quick application of tinted moisturizer, which provides an even skin tone and a natural glowy finish, along with a good hydration. I think if Lavera created this BB Cream in another, lighter shade, it would be even more popular. Would I buy it again? Most probably, somewhere down the line, but this time around, I’d first try Lavera CC Cream.

Price? Depends where you buy it, but it usually goes around 20 – 22€, which I think is pretty affordable. If you’re going to use it daily, during summer, it should last you for about 4 months.

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For more on Lavera, visit their dedicated brand page.

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Have you tried Lavera Beauty Balm? How did you like it? If you’ve tried both, Lavera BB Cream and Lavera CC Cream, how do they compare, which one do you prefer?