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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hidden Beauty Gems

Many things these days are manmade. In other words, you won't find plastic lying on the side of the road--unless someone recognized it as the nearest trashcan, of course. That's what makes a gem so beautiful: nature's beauty in the purest form. But the key component of such a luxury is its mandate of scouting. That's what a beauty gems are: kick ass, gorgeous products that, unfortunately, take a little hunt to have in possession. But, once they're tangible, it's worth the mission.

When it comes to real beauty gems, international products that are void within your denizen shelves epitomize the meaning. Homeoplasmine*, the cult, French, all-purpose balm, seems to follow the trend. Formulated to cure anything--mildly antiseptic, matte, soothing, and smoothing--even if you have a full beauty stash like me, you'll still find a use for this product. Slapping it on cuticles, cuts, burns, and eczema is how I've made such a dent in the tube, but this French babe has an Australian sister: Lucas' Papaw Ointment*. Acting in the same manner as Homeoplasmine, it has a slightly more exotic characteristic. Fermented from papaya, it doesn't have the petroleum base of its French relative, but, instead, is non-carcinogenic and antiseptic, making it my choice out of the two for lip care. But neither can beat the unbeatable tint of the Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in Alexandria Rose*. It's completely natural--let's just say its ingredients list doesn't send me reaching for my cosmetic's ingredients dictionary--and can we talk about the tint? As the name suggests, it's a rose pigment, but with a splash of orange and yellow, leaning more on the side of coral. It's sheeny, sheer, and also looks rather fantastic on the cheeks. 

But there's a bronzing and contouring stud on the block: the RMS Buriti Bronzer*. This brown, slightly plum-tinged beauty adds both sculpt and a healthy dose of color to the skin, with RMS Beauty's signature dewy sheen thrown in; it's fair to say that all things RMS are amazing. When it comes to faux glowing the body, though, it's another game and skin prep is essential. Natural brand, Weleda, does a host of body oils, scrubs, creams, and cleansers to keep your dermis in a clean, smoothed, and moisturized state. The Weleda Birch Body Scrub* has an über creamy base, with just a few scrubbing particles thrown in. If you're looking for a harsh scrub to rid of mishaps, this isn't it; instead, consider it like a moisturizing cleanser, that just happens to buff, too. For a dosage of vitamins and minerals, the Ahava Liquid Dead Sea Salt* brings the beneficial qualities of sea water to your shower or bath, the liquified version enhancing the skin's moisture retention and toned levels as it detoxes and rejuvenates.

Face care is just as important as body care. Immigrating to your bathroom shelf from Sweden, the Lanolin-Agg-Tval Eggwhite Facial Care Soap* delivers a gentle cleanse with antibacterial and moisturizing properties. Egg whites are notoriously known for their glow-giving and cleansing powers, sans a hint of inching dryness. With a rosy scent and calming formula, normal to dryer skin types will get along with this soap, as well as international lovers--unfortunately, I didn't, though.  On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse*. It's vegan, free of nasties, and cruelty free, as well as being volumizing. Although don't confuse this with drying or sticky mousses; this one adds volume without any residue and a hint of moisture with the help of coconut oil.

Now that I've taunted you with the booty, I'll tell you where to find them: New London Pharmacy. Stocking beauty gems is an integral part of their mantra, and t's the only place I've seen any of these brands in shop and the only place I've even seen some of these products. The best part, though? Unlike mining gems, there is no manual labor required--you'll just need a full wallet.

All products are provided courtesy of New London Pharmacy, but my opinions are my own and not swayed in any way on account of this factor; I also had say in the products provided. Read my full disclaimer here.

16 comments :

  1. I haven't heard of any of those brands except for Weleda. IT's a lot bigger in Germany, I think. But the rest of those gems sound very promising and I think I have to check them out. xx

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  2. I love homeoplasmine and the liquid sea salt! Such an interesting product xx

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  3. Even though Canada sells RMS, and Weleda, I wish that London Pharmacy had a location in Canada.

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  4. Sorry, Lucas papaw does have a petrolatum base. Suvana organics is a better alternative if you are seeking products that aren't petrolatum-derived.

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  5. Is Weleda a German brand? I'm always keen on international loves. x

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  6. Agreed. I'm still stunned at how they liquify sea salt; maybe Chemistry will finally come in handy. x

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  7. I know the feeling; I'm yearning to enter a proper, British Space NK. They do have an online shop, though. And I'd be happy to contact them if you need anything. x

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  8. Their body lotions sound dreamy, mostly because of the scents. Which one have you tried? x

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  9. The scent is the best part! x

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  10. I figured that out. And never feel hesitant or "sorry" to correct me! Ha! I'll have to try the more natural alternative. x

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  11. :D Lucas papaw is pretty nice! But yeah, definitely give the suvana one if you can get your paws (ha!) on it.

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  12. I think it was the Dead Sea Mineral Body Lotion, but it was a small version. It smells amazing :) xx

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  13. Love your blog! amazing pictures! great post!


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