Toning exfoliant with red-currant pulp for sensitive skin (Bio Beauté by Nuxe)

Sometimes a product draws your attention because of the smell, or the packaging. For this exfoliant (of French brand Nuxe’s organic daughter ‘Bio-Beauté) it was actually the name that got me curious. It almost sounds like a smoothie, but turned out to be a very gentle exfoliant.

You apply it on dry skin, rub it well, and rinse it off – the whole procedure is meant to be done once or twice a week.

My skin reacted well on it: nice ‘n soft, no redness, no irritation.

As for the other promise: it’s touted as a toning product, but, honestly, I don’t really believe in them, especially for something that stays on the skin for such a short time. Bit of a funny promise to me…

Still, 4 stars, as it’s lovely regarding texture, fragrance, exfoliant qualities and ingredients (Bio Beauté promises that 99% of the ingredients are of natural origin, and  47,6% come from organic farming).


Apivita ‘Body Nourish’ – body cream for dry skin & Apivita ‘Body Calm’ body milk for sensitive skin

In their range of organic products, Greek brand Apivita offers two great tools for dry and / or sensitive  skin:

‘Body Nourish’ – body cream for dry skin, is very suitable for ‘reptile skin’ – you know, when it’s really cold or dry outside, and your arm and legs are craving to be soaked in something moisturising. Despite being a cream, it absorbs quickly, and keeps the skin soft for hours and hours. I liked the smell a lot, not overwhelming, just a soft pleasant scent that keeps you company.

‘Body Calm’ body cream for sensitive skin also does a good job, but I found the ‘Body Nourish’ equally suitable for reactive skin. The fact that they’re both free of parabens, silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oil and ethanolamine, might have something to do with it.

Lovely stuff!