My favorite new beauty product will make you feel more rejuvenated almost instantly… Really! And it smells delicious (not in an icky, artificial way). The shea-jojoba fusion of L’ERBOLARIO’s crema viso tonificante (facial toning cream) is naturally intoxicating.
I discovered this magical little tub of instant, creamy moisturizer on my last trip to Milan a couple of weeks ago and I had to bring it back to the States. It’s about 18€ and well worth it, plus it comes in 50ml containers which is really important to someone like me who is always traveling. This means it is perfect for your handbag or carry-on and there will be no fuss at security. (No dreaded confrontations with TSA!)
L’ERBOLARIO is a natural cosmetics company based in Lodi, Italy and it is completely environmentally/animal friendly. You should apply it after thoroughly washing your face and patting it dry. I always dab on four dots- onto my forehead, cheeks and chin- and use my fingertips to work it in gently and evenly across my face and neck. It wears well underneath make up or “senza trucco,” giving you a long-lasting glow. I apply it in the morning and at night when I wash my face because moisturizer is our friend!
For this photo I used it before applying a little makeup. (bareMinerals SPF15 foundation deepest deep, UNE ombre paupières peau nue <nude eyes shadow>, UNE khôl noirs absolus <absolute blacks eyeliner>, UNE casual volume mascara and Korres jasmine lip butter).
bareMinerals is an American natural makeup company and UNE is a French line that is EcoCert certified and bio-organic. I really recommend using their eyeliner and mascara. Using a synthetic product that close to your eyeball is just not safe! You will also notice that any irritation that you experience from normal (errr, toxic) eyeliners or mascaras does not occur with UNE products, even if it gets wet or you accidentally smear it. That’s because it is ophthalmologically tested. Korres is an innovative Greek company out of Athens. It’s sold at Sephora and while you’re there you can pick up the bareMinerals starter kit for just $49 for a limited time. I must say that when I was living in Spain I couldn’t find bareMinerals at any of the local retailers and I picked up UNE mineral foundation at El Corte Inglés. It really is an excellent substitute that is equally as kind to the environment as it is to your skin. Both are packaged very well so no worries about throwing it into your handbag!
Treat yourself for the holidays!