L:A Bruket Koriander/Svartpeppar Conditioner Review

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Pros:

Packed with good ingredients – almond oil, vitamin B, cilantro and blackpepper.

Cons:

I still need to use extra products for my split ends after use.

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I have to admit that I was sceptical to this conditioner – as much, as I love L:A Bruket and their natural ingredients – my hair is so dry nothing but hardcore chemicals can help it. I know, that stating that one loves chemicals in anything is almost despicable since one is supposed to be into all things natural and eco. But honestly my frizz needs some things that nature alone can not offer. So I was pleasantly surprised by this conditioner when it actually took great care of my scalp and my hair.

My scalp is very dry and during the winter season I‘m like a snake shedding skin – after ignoring this fact for years I‘ve actually started investing in products which aim at giving the scalp some love (not only your hair). This conditioner is filled with goodness aiming at the scalp – almond oil, vitamin B and wheat protein. The cilantro and black pepper is is supposed to stimulate blood flow in the scalp. I love the unexpected combination of cilantro and black pepper – the smell is fresh and new to me. The conditioner gives my hair a lot of hydration, helps my split ends – which feel more soft and most importantly has taken great care of my scalp – my skin is less dry and itchy. That my split ends still need some leave-in conditioner and hair oil despite the use of this conditioner.

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L:A Bruket Cottonseed Eye Balm Review

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Pros:

Makes the area under my eyes very hydrated.

Cons:

The price.

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Those who followed me for a while know that I‘m a consistent fan of Swedish Lilla Bruket – the brand who may, or absolutely may be responsible for the hype  of expensive hand soaps (Aesop only followed..). I like that this small Swedish one woman business has bloomed and is stocked in many cool life-style shops nowadays, make my Swedish heart proud. Using things from Lilla Bruket takes me back to the sea, felling the nature and having that little moment for myself when I pamper myself and take care of my skin (I use their lavender body oil religiously before going to bed to calm my nerves).

So what did I think of this eye cream? I like that it really makes the area around my eyes very soft – making it easy to apply make-up straight after use. I also like the pump bottle (very hygienic) and that you need very little per use. I never used anything with cottonseed before, but know it has moisturizing properties I was curious and not left disappointed. I like the unexpected ways ingredients are used such as broccoli (facial serum) and cilantro (scented candles) and am trying to keep myself from making new purchases. What is negative then? The price, it‘s a bit crazy.

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Rudolph Care A Hint of Summer Self Tanning Drops Review

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Pros:

Gives my skin a great glow.

Cons:

The price.

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I have super beyond pale face – not matter how much time I spend in the sun – the sun never calls my number back (you get the deal). So after I returned home, after 3 weeks of summer vacations in Italy, and my skin looked like I‘ve spent it in a cellar – I decided that, something radical must happen!

Previously using self-tanning products has always turned into a disaster for me. So I had to go for a bulletproof plan (I could not afford more white shirts being ruined or striped legs). Having been a fan of Danish Rudolph Care for a few years – and had high hopes for these self tanning drops (the owner of the brand Andrea, always has the perfect glow so I figured I want that too). You use these drops in your night cream, I use one drop a day in the beginning and now I‘m on two drops. The drops mix easily into my night cream. The result – I have been getting a lot of compliments for my glow – considering I‘m pregnant (and feel like a water buffalo 90% of the time) – I‘m pretty thrilled! It looks very natural, and no stripes – which is a huge plus for me!

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Rudolph care: Acai Cleansing Foam

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Pros:

Lovely smell, allergy-friendly, organic, very mild, cleanses without drying my skin

Cons:

One pump gives little too much foam for me.

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The Acai Cleansing Foam from Rudolph Care is a great foam cleanser that feels light on your skin and leaves your skin cleansed and hydrated. The bottle is beautiful and the pump system is very handy. In my opinion, one pump gives me a little too much foam, so I try to do 2/3 pump, which gives just the right amount of foam.

The foam smells very good and natural (the Rudolph smell) without being perfumed. The foam is mild and I use it for removing mascara as well. My skin feels cleansed, but not dry, after use. My skin is very sensitive and can feel “tight” and dry and urging to get moisture after cleansing – that it not the case with this cleansing foam. Actually, my skin feels fine even if I don’t add any moisture after cleansing (serum/day/night cream).

The foam cleanser is not very suitable for travelling; first off it’s too big to carry on, and second, the pressure makes the pump “leak” (at least that happened to me). So if you take it out travelling, be sure to put it in a plastic bag before packing it with the rest of your stuff.

Rudolph claims that the foam “contains nutritious, active ingredients, including wheat and Pentavitin to add moisture and elasticity, as well as purple coneflower which has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-irritant properties.” also it is supposed to deep-cleanse and reduce impurities and inflammation. I don’t feel that I can 100% assess those claims, however, I can say that my skin feels great and doesn’t act out of the ordinary (no breakouts etc) when I use this foam cleanser.

All in all, a nice cleansing foam. It is a little pricey and it doesn’t last for ages, but you get a good, mild, organic, allergy-friendly cleanser that smells, looks and feels great.

By the way, the Acai Cleansing Foam was nominated for the Danish Beauty Award 2014 in the category “Green Product of the Year”.

A little more about the Acai berry in Rudolph Care’s products, here.

 

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