Spa Platform’s Summer 2016 Must Haves
At Spa Platform we love vacation-time as it is great for trying out new products. This summer has been very generous with sun and warm temperatures and we are all loving those warm sunrays on our skin, long walks on the beach and outdoor parties, but summer is also the time when taking care of your skin is very important, so here are 6 products that will help you look and feel your best this summer. We just love them!
1. EAU ÉGYPTIENNE by Cinq Mondes, a phyto-aromatic body, hair & pillow mist.
To reinvent the Kyphi fragrance, a therapeutic potion created for the first Pharaoh-Queen Hatshepsut, Cinq Mondes blended together a contemporary version of body mist – Eau Egyptienne, which consists of Lotus Flower extract, with its emollient properties, and 10 essential oils with known and proven benefits (Cumin, Rose, Mint, Frankincense, Myrrh, Mastic, Jasmine…). At Cinq Mondes they say that: According to Plutarch, this potion had the power "to relieve daily tensions and brighten the mind".
I have been using this product as a body and hair mist instead of a perfume as it is much lighter and therefore, in my opinion, great for the hot summer nights.
2. SUMMER JAM by Miss Alice, an after sun skin care with natural cocoa.
Cocoa butter is just perfect for taking care of your skin in the summer time and also for keeping that sun-kissed tan last for months. This product is made only with pure natural ingredients such as high percentage of natural cocoa butter, carrot oil and coconut oil. It does not contain artificial colors, fragrances or preservatives, but does contain beeswax, so unfortunately is not suitable for vegans.
I love this product as it is just the perfect after sun care, when my skin feels dehydrated. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and taken care of and leaving it with abeautiful bronze glow. It can be used for face, hands, body and feet.
3. Lemon Drop lip balm with SPF 15 by EOS.
This lip balm has a broad spectrum of SPF and is bursting with natural flavour. It is full of natural conditioning oils and antioxidant-rich vitamin E. It prevents sunburn, but it is advised to reapply it every two hours when exposed to sun or after 80 minutes of swimming. This product also contains beeswax so again, not suitable for vegans.
The Lemon Drop lip balm keeps lips moist, soft and very smooth. I really like the fresh lemony scent and I’ve tested it while sailing with very chapped lips and it kept its promise.
The Konjac Sponges are natural spongesthat help you deeply cleanse, exfoliate and detoxify skin for a radiant complexion. They are gentle enough for sensitive skin and babies, so they are really a great natural and effective skin care accessory. The Konjac Sponge with French Green Clay is perfect for combination and oily t-zone skin, so it also tightens pores, tones the complexion and revitalises damaged skin cells. It is blended with the finest French Clay, which naturally draws out impurities and toxins, to reveal a smoother, fresher complexion.
I just love this product as it is so simple to use and it helps get rid of all that sunscreen you apply on your face in the summer every day. It leaves your skin really clean and soft.
5. PURITY SOAP by Dr. Temt, a cleansing bar for face and body.
This gentle cleansing soap for face and body effectively reduces excessive sebum and impurities, while protecting the skin barrier. This soap prevents the skin from dehydration, for a clear and smooth complexion.The two of its most active components are Ichthammol and Coconut oil, so it gently cleans and smoothes the skin and has anti microbacterial properties.
This soap is perfect in combination with the Konjac Sponge. I use it in the evening when washing my face and removing my makeup. I gently rub the sponge over the soap, wash my face with it, rinse the sponge and wash off the rest of the soap with the sponge. It is really easy to use and it helps with impurities.
6. Lava by Little Ondine, a natural nail polish.
This nail polish is not just like any nail polish, it is made of natural ingredients like water, purified natural resin and organic colorants. It is easy to apply and even easier to remove, just peel off the colour in one go without any hassle or chemical removers. The other thing I really like about this product is that by using only natural elements, Little Ondine doesn’t have a toxic smell unlike other standard nail polishes.
Need I say more? This nail polish is really great and it comes in a huge range of fun and vibrant colours. There is only one catch, as it is natural it won’t last as long on your nails as a regular nail polish, but I think it’s a small price to pay for all the other positive properties.
The Konjac Facial Sponge with French Green Clay and the EAU ÉGYPTIENNE were given to me free of charge. However, this fact has no influence on my recommendation. I only write about products I have been impressed with and that have convinced me, regardless of whether I bought them myself or whether they have been given to me free of charge. Products which have not made a positive impression aren’t published on this blog