Our Spring Beauty List

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Spring is here, we are happy and indulging in everything that this hopeful season is bringing at us: a bit of sun, a bit of rain, loads of good coffee, yoga and cake in all forms and flavours..We are also, of course treating our faces and bodies to some love, and wanted to share our spring favourites with you:

We want to permanently smell of lily during these three months and this body lotion smells amazing.

We use our favourite organic version of the Eight Hours Cream made from Sweden with love.

We make sure everything we own smells of lavender by making this spray in our kitchen…

….we also make our own scrub from everything our cupboard has to offer.

We go natural and stay away from all the bad mascaras out there.

We fake a tan relentlessly (and forget we wanted to “look natural”).

And of course we can‘t help but splurging on some French beauty must-haves.

Happy spring dear readers:)

Rudolph Care: Acai Body Lotion

 

Pros:

Organic and free from harmful ingredients. Softens and hydrates skin.

Cons:

Glass bottle with pump: Not handy to travel with.

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I will start out by repeating what I wrote in an earlier review on a Rudolph Care product:

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I’m a fan of Rudolph Care. I love that they make products without harmful ingredients or chemicals. I think this is something that the entire beauty industry should focus a lot more on: We apply these products to our biggest absorbing organ (our skin) several times a day. I.e. when using products with perfume, chemicals and what-have-you, we feed our body with toxics, and the consequences is starting to show around the world. Okay, enough of me preaching (I just wish there were more ‘healthy’ products out there).

The Acai Body Lotion is a really nice lotion with a light smell. The bottle has a pump function that easily provides me with the lotion I need. The lotion is easy to apply to skin as it is not too thick. The skin is left soft and hydrated without feeling greasy. The Acai berry should help against signs of ageing.

Rudolph Care claims that the lotion can be used for sensitive, irritated and dry skin. Even for skin with a rash. This is also my experience. Here’s an example: My boyfriend and his sister has a tendency to get red spots/rash on their upper arms (I think they’re called something special, but I don’t remember the word). The Rudolph Care Acai Body Lotion is the only lotion that makes that rash go away.

I like to have one lotion that I just know works and that is good for my skin and my health. This one is my favourite when it comes to that, and you can actually use it for your hair if it’s a bit dry. Just apply a little to the ends…

 

Overall: starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

 

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Rudolph care: Acai Cleansing Foam

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.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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Rudolph Care: Acai Lip Balm

 

Pros:

Tastes good, ‘healthy’, leaves my lips soft and hydrated without being too sticky. Also good for other dry areas

Cons:

You have to apply it with your finger, which means that you stick your (dirty?) fingers into the balm whenever you want to apply it

More:

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I’m a fan of Rudolph Care. I love that they make products without harmful ingredients or chemicals. I think this is something that the entire beauty industry should focus a lot more on: We apply these products to our biggest absorbing organ (our skin) several times a day. I.e. when using products with perfume, chemicals and what-have-you, we feed our body with toxics, and the consequences is starting to show around the world. Okay, enough of me preaching (I just wish there were more ‘healthy’ products).

The Lip Balm comes in a little glass container and looks really cute. You have to stick your finger in the container and apply the balm with your finger, which I’m not a huge fan of, as it’s inevitable to drag some bacteria into my lovely lip balm.

The balm smells great (the Rudolph smell) and it even tastes all right if you accidentally eat it, which is hard to avoid, when applied to lips several times a day. I keep the lip balm in my coat pocket or purse, to have it with me at all times. It works wonders on cracked winter lips, and during the summer time, it’s good for sunburned skin or lips.

I also use the lip balm to give my lips a little “shine” when I go out.

Even though I feel a here-and-now hydration and improvement of my lips’ condition, the balm does not hydrate my lips in-depth, further, this is an expensive product (around €26 for 15ml), but it lasts long.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

 

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Review of Rudolph Care Facial Scrub Mask

 

Pros:

Leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated

Cons:

Skin feels a little oily after use. Also, some skin types are not good with scrub masks

More:

I have said it before: I’m a fan on Rudolph Care. I love things that are organic, and I love products without harmful ingredients or chemicals. Read a little more on the Rudolph products here.

The Acai Facial Scrub Mask from Rudolph is no exception. The mask claims to rejuvenate and hydrate, and I definitely feel that my skin is hydrated after using the mask.

The mask is a creamy scrub mask, with a high degree of good oils, amongst them is shea butter, olive and coconut oil. Pulverised abricot kernels exfoliates the skin in a gentle way.

When I feel that my skin needs extra mousture, I cleanse my skin, leave a damp cloth on my skin for a little while and then apply the Rudolph Acai Scrub Mask, that I gently massage into my skin. After removing the Scrub Mask, my skin feels soft and hydrated again

This mask is especially good if your skin needs extra care, for example during winter time, when cold weather has dried out your skin, or during summertime, when the sun and bathing has left their marks.

The product is in the expensive end, and there’s only 100 ml in the standard tube from Rudolph. However, you only need to apply a little every time, so that it lasts longer. Still, this is the reason for only three stars in “value for money”.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

 

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Rudolph Care: Body Oil

 

Pros:

This body oil is just simply yummy: It’s organic and has that natural “Rudolph smell”.

Cons:

Expensive. In a glass bottle.

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I have to admit this right away: I’m a fan on Rudolph Care. I love that the products are organic, without harmful ingredients and then I just love Andrea’s story (she’s the founder of Rudolph’s Care, by the way). Did I mention she’s Danish? (Like me, *cough cough*).

Now, to the product: This Acai body oil has a lovely smell, it has a nice consistency, and even though it’s a body oil, it doesn’t lay on the surface of my skin and make everything greasy. It makes my skin very soft: I have a tendency to get small dry bumps on my skin, further my elbows can get dry in the winter: I used a HAY scrubbing glove in the shower and finished off with this Acai body oil, and now they’re gone.

The only minus is that it’s very expensive and that there’s only 100 ml per bottle.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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