Looduse Pärl - natural and organic skin care from EstoniaFriday, January 16, 2015
At the beginning of December last year I received a little package from an Estonian skincare company called Looduse Pärl. I had never tried their products before so I was quite excited to get my hands on them.
Looduse Pärl is a 100% natural brand, free from synthetic colours and artificial fragrances. Since its launch in 2010, the company has focused on their organic skin care products and natural handmade soaps made by the traditional cold process method.
I am going to start with my favourite Pink Grapefruit Soap With Pink Clay - 90g for 3.95 €
Pink Grapefruit Soap contains pink clay which is most suitable for people with dry and flaky skin. Pink Clay has cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing and softening effects on the skin. Essential oils like olive, avocado, grapefruit and canola oil support the effects of the clay. The soap is packed full of natural glycerin (cocoa oil, African palm oil, coconut oil) and also contains beeswax for its anti-allergic, antioxidant and antibacterial benefits.
Usually after a shower/bath and especially in the winter time I have very dry skin. I can get cracks on my legs 5 minutes after washing! I have been using this soap for a few weeks now and it is an amazing product! It is soft on the skin and most importantly it leaves it super smooth and clean. I still use moisturiser but I can get away with much lighter hydration.
Deep Cleansing Clay Mask With Green Tea - 36g for 6.00 €
This vitamin rich green tea and French green clay face mask is suitable for normal and combination types of skin. Fine-grained French green clay gets deep into the pores and removes and absorbs toxins from the skin, such as dirt, makeup, bacteria, and oil. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and vitamins which helps to maintain the skins elasticity and protects against ageing. This mask contains organic milk powder for its softening and nourishing benefits.
I mix a teaspoon of the powder mask with the same amount of water, herbal tea, milk, sour cream or natural yogurt to get a thick paste. I apply it on dry skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes. I mainly concentrate on the T-Zone area and avoid the eye and upper lip. Afterwards I just remove it with warm water. This mask leaves my skin quite dry and stiff, so I need to apply my moisturiser immediately. I haven't tried any other clay masks as effective as this though - my skin is brighter and super clean.
Overall, I am very happy with these products and am glad to see an Estonian company with such a great skincare range! Definitely worth checking out.