Dresdner Essenz Body- And Massage Oil Rose-Lavender

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As someone who believes that less is more I want to keep the number of skin care products small. However, there is one product I like to use that most people don’t view as essential: Face oil (or body oil, I don’t believe in that distinction). Unlike masks and peelings I didn’t have a problem with incorporating face oil into my routine (I’m still working on the peeling). I like how I can apply it immediately after the shower, how most oils I tried smell heavenly and most importantly, how soft my skin is afterwards.

Besides, oil is also great at removing makeup that cleansing lotion and water have a hard time dealing with: Waterproof mascara and eyeliner. A few drops of oil on a cotton pad, cut in half, gently take care of eye makeup. Afterwards, I proceed as usual with cleansing lotion and toner.

Right now I’m using the Body- And Massage Oil Lavender-Rose from Dresdner Essenz. This brand is available in most drugstores and carries several body oils. So far I’ve tried the Body- And Massage Oil Lavender-Rose and the Body Oil Pomegranate-Grapefruit. I found the latter one okay but prefer the Lavender-Rose because it smells much nicer.

The Body- And Massage Oil Lavender-Rose comes inside a 100 mL glass bottle with a screw cap. The oil is yellow in color and smells of lavender and rose. The fragrance isn’t strong, in order to smell it you need to get quite close. Concerning the ingredients, the three top ones are avocado oil, isopropyl palmitate and lavender oil. Some sources say that isopropyl palmitate can be comedogenic, so people with tendencies to break out should be cautious. I haven’t noticed my breakouts getting worse but I must also say that my skin is naturally dry.

INGREDIENTS: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina Fruit (Rose Hips) Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citral, Eugenol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Farnesol, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene.


labello Fruity Shine Cherry

PhotobucketThe tinted lip balm labello Fruity Shine Cherry is all I need on my lazy or busy days. The color is very light, a barely there hint of red. Enough to give my lips a bit more pop and shine. As a lip balm it’s not the one you’ll want to reach to if your lips are severely dry. But I think they’re okay for normal lips. Nevertheless, I still prefer the lip balm in strawberry and passionfruit because I get the feeling that they’re more pigmented. Wish they would be brought back someday. Especially the strawberry one.


lavera basis sensitiv All-round Cream

PhotobucketWhen it comes to skin care I like to stick to the same products. I like to be able to rely on products that work well on my skin. So when my favorite face cream was discontinued, I found myself at loss. After I tried several options by different brands I came across lavera. And now that I’ve been using the face cream for over 3 months I can say that I really enjoy using it.Photobucketlavera basis sensitiv All-round Cream comes in round tin which measures abour 9 cm in diametre and contains 150 ml. This is a lot when you consider that you only pay about 5€ for it. And it’s even natural cosmetics, certified unter the natrue label. But those are only formalities, the important point is: Does it perform well?

The cream itself is pale yellow and scented. At first you might be taken back a bit for the scent is quite noticeable. It doesn’t smell floral at all, in fact, it’s a creamy herbal scent that doesn’t suggest a certain target group. Therefore, men and women and even children may like it. Concerning the texture of the cream, it’s feels like a firm body butter or like Nivea (not the soft version, the original) or like Dove Intensive Moisturing Cream. Just like the other creams I listed (especially Dove) it’s aimed at particularly dry skin. But although it is a very rich cream and does feel greasy while being applied, it sinks right into my skin after some rubbing. It’s amazing! One second ago, it’s on my skin with all its greasiness, in the next it has disappeared, leaving my skin wonderfully soft.

Besides its good performance, I love the fact that’s so economical. On the second photo you can see the amount of cream that’s left after 3 months use. I haven’t even used half of it. Usually, in that space of time  I go by one pot of 50 ml cream that cost at least the same for one-third of the amount. Well, my skin loves it, my wallet loves it, I love it. I think, we found  a winner!