The skin of the lips is very thin as it has only three to five cellular layers, as compared to the typical facial skin that can have up to 16 layers. The lips do not contain sweat glands and therefore lack the protective layer of sweat and skin oils that maintain the skin smooth, regulate the temperature and inhibit pathogens. Due to these reasons, lips are more prone to dry out and become chapped.

On the other hand the skin of the lips renews four times faster than the rest of the skin. Therefore, if we apply the correct product, we can repair the lips very rapidly. Lips have a tendency to decrease in size over time (up to 1 mm every 5 years). Consequently it is crucial to take care of the lips to stop this aging process and to preserve the dimensions of the lips.  

We recommend applying only bioavailable ingredients on the lips (ingredients that the human body recognises and you could actually eat). It is important to avoid the application of synthetic fats, petroleum derivatives, hydrogenated fats and waxes (beeswax, lanolin, etc.). These  substances create a layer on top of the lips that creates the sensation of nutrition, but does not nourish the delicate lip skin. A vicious cycle starts by applying this artificial layer to the constantly dry lips.

The ideal products to nourish and protect the lips are the Smooth Addiction balm and the Eye Euphoria oil. Depending on the climate and other factors we recommend the daily application of one of these products and in some cases multiple applications throughout the day will be beneficial. Due to the fast renovation of the skin of the lips, we do not recommend to use peelings on these sensitive areas. If you wear lipstick, we recommend applying previously Smooth Addiction to nourish and protect the lips.

There are many other factors, external and internal, that influence the health of our lips:

EXTERNAL FACTORS

Environmental influences such as extreme temperatures (cold as well as heat) and also abrupt temperature changes as we are experiencing when we change from one season to the next.

Excessive sun exposure, strong wind and high humidity can also negatively affect the skin of the lips and cause dryness and chapped lips.

INTERNAL FACTORS

Fever, infections, allergies, bad digestion, tobacco and alcohol consumption, teeth and gum problems can contribute or cause dry and chapped lips.

Illnesses such as cold, catarrh and the flu can also have a negative impact on our lips. This also applies to certain medications. A lack of good sleep and anxiety (biting the skin of the lips) can lead to dry and chapped lips. An unbalanced hormonal system and problems with the liver are also aggravating factors in case of lip problems.

NUTRITION

A deficiency of certain vitamins such as vitamin D, the A vitamins and the group B vitamins (especially riboflavin) can have a negative effect on the ideal hydration of our skin and our lips.

The balance of the essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 is also extremely important for the skin and the lips. A balanced amount of essential fatty acids helps children, adolescents and adults to prevent these deficiencies, along with the risk of chronic illness and dermatological problems, which can become visible on the skin and lips.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D deficiency is very common in today’s world. People hardly expose themselves to the sun, as they spend most of their time indoors. When going outdoors an increasing number of people apply sunscreen that blocks the synthesis of vitamin D.

During the pandemic the sun exposure has been even less than usual and as a result there is a higher incidence of dermatological problems related to this vitamin D deficiency. 

PREGNANCY

For pregnant or breastfeeding women it is essential to observe the balance of their intake of essential fatty acids. In case of a deficiency this would affect the skin, the lips and also their state of mind. Various studies prove that the foetus can accumulate up to 65 milligrams of Omega 3 per day during the last pregnancy trimester and during the breastfeeding period.

It all starts with self-love.

Only if you love yourself you can truly love others. Small acts and rituals of self-care deepen the connection with yourself and keep your self-love strong and alive.

We have created a short tension relief ritual for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy this self-loving ritual.

 

THE RITUAL

Apply VELVET HYDRATION to relieve facial tension and calm the skin.

Apply a few drops of MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION.

Breathe slowly to enter in a state of relaxation.

Apply gentle pressure and repeat each movement three times.

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In spring there are more hours of sunlight and the intensity of the ultraviolet rays increases. The atmospheric pressure varies often and affects our circulation. Biometeorology has proven the interconnection between the atmosphere and the biosphere, meaning between the weather, the seasons and our health.

This season is a time of transition, a very delicate period. Many people feel tired in the spring because of the changes in light and temperature – this phenomenon is called “meteor-sensitivity. It is extremely important to prevent skin damage with high quality organic skincare during the springtime.

Profound Nutrition

In spring it is very important to nourish the skin with bioactivators that improve cell functioning with dynamogenic action, meaning it increases the resistance of the tissue to outside aggressions. The prickly pear seed oil and the Neroli essential oil in MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION act in synergy with calming plant extracts to improve the skin’s energy.

The combination of VELVET HYDRATION and MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION is especially beneficial in the morning to hydrate the areas of the decolleté, nose, mouth and eyebrows. It is highly recommended in case of spring dermatitis thanks to the high concentration of rose and neroli.

Overnight Renovation

The high content of beneficial plant extracts in the masque INSTANT LIBERATION effectively treats impurities in the springtime. We recommend to apply it twice per week, massaging a thin layer into the skin and letting it act the entire night.

Preparing for Summer

Mix the oil serum MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION with a small amount of the cream JOUVENCE DIVINE and apply this potion on the lip and eye contour, neck and decolleté. Apply it three times per week in the evening and tap in gently.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that it is also key for beautiful skin?

A breakfast with protein and healthy fats provides you with long lasting energy in the morning. At the same time you should avoid to eat sugar, fructose, refined grains and grains with a lot of gluten.

We recommend a portion of protein from the following ingredients :

For vegans

  • Nuts like walnuts, pine nuts and almonds
  • Vegan cheeses
  • Vegetable spreads
  • Legumes like lentils and chickpeas in small quantities
  • Quinoa
  • Avocado

For non-vegans

  • Eggs: organic or free range  (number 0 or 1)
  • Goat and sheep cheese (also cow cheese, if it’s a good quality, organic cheese and if you are not cow lactose intolerant)
  • Roquefort (it’s a great source of B12, especially if you don’t eat meat)
  • Ham from organic agriculture
  • Fermented milk like kefir and yogurt
  • Small fish such as sardines or anchovies
  • Organic butter

Combine it with a small piece of organic whole grain bread made from sour dough. Ancient grains such as spelt, kamut or rye have less gluten are easier to digest. You can also have a beverage without sugar – coffee, tea, vegetable milk (use stevia from the health food store or coconut sugar to sweeten)

You can also have a fresh fruit, but do avoid juices, especially fruit juices, in the morning.

A breakfast low in sugar and fructose, and with the right Omega 3 and 6 balance will provide your body with the optimal nutrients and a radiant skin.

INSTANT LIBERATION is a purifying thermo-active masque that regenerates the skin overnight. The Kaolin clay is a powerful hydrolipidic skin regulator and is able to absorb environmental pollutants. At the same time, the medicinal clay purifies the skin while preserving the epidermal flora.

Kaolin is one of the most sustainable and pure minerals on earth. It equilibrates the pH levels, and moreover possesses remineralising, antioxidising and chelating powers. Indeed, through the elimination of homotoxins and heavy metals, it detoxifies the organism.

This highly beneficial mineral allows the skin to preserve the humidity inside the hydrolipidic film without clogging the pores. It softens the skin and exfoliates gently even the most sensitive skin types, helping to eliminate dead cells. This action is highly beneficial as our skin renovation cycles slows down due to age or health changes.

Originally, the name of this precious mineral comes from the first deposit discovered in China namely the Kaoling hill. Since ancient times the kaolin has been used for therapeutic aims and today it is used in a variety of fields such as the pharmaceutical sector, the alimentary sector, the cosmetic sector and the arts.

The Sahara desert – only the strongest can survive in such a harsh climate: extreme heat, cold, wind and almost no water. The few plants that can live there are true survival artists. The cactus Opuntia ficus-indica has adapted to survive in these most extreme climatic conditions, developing very beneficial adaptogenic properties to protect and regenerate the skin.

This cactus belongs to the adaptogenic plants, which helps the body’s adrenal system responds to physical, biological and chemical stressors.

The seeds of the Opuntia ficus-indica are cold pressed to extract the oil from its interior. To obtain 1 liter of the scarce and highly effective cactus oil, it is necessary to press the seeds of 1000 kilos of its fruits. Its extraordinary balance of Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 is able to regenerate and revive all skin types, from dry to oily.

This golden elixir also contains the vitamins E and K that soften the skin, and contains moisturizing and nourishing fatty acids that prevent the formation of wrinkles, making prickly pear oil a powerful anti-ageing treatment. True organic cosmetics would be unimaginable without it.

It also contains betalains and phenolic compounds that have a great capacity to fight inflammations, which helps irritated skins. It also illuminates skin tone and reduces dark circles.

To combat the stress our skin is exposed to every day, we have selected the most powerful adaptogenic plants such as the cactus Opuntia ficus-indica as ingredients for our high-performance skincare products; among others the SMOOTH ADDICTION total hydration balm and the MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION restructuring oil serum.

 

Autumn is the bridge between summer and winter. Nature’s colours are still shining brightly with vibrant oranges and reds, but we also see the first frosts and begin to wrap up warmly to protect against the new chill in the air.

In this season, daylight dwindles; the sun’s rays are getting weaker.

Plants and trees have to struggle and compete to get water and food to their roots, so nature saves energy and slows itself down.

Some trees enter their winter hibernation and their leaves fall, creating a colourful protective mantle on the earth.

What happens to our skin and our bodies in Autumn?

As daylight hours get shorter our levels of Vitamin D decrease.

Vitamin D has a huge influence on our hormones, our heart and our thyroid.

For this reason, in Autumn, cases of underactive thyroid increase. People with thyroid problems tend to have lower moods and dryer skin than in the summer. In addition, the return to work or to studies means we spend less time outdoors and we cannot benefit from the sun.

Additional factors that influence dry skin and aging in Autumn

As the temperature drops, people tend to take baths or showers with hotter water.

In some places, the cooling weather leads to the use of central heating, which, whilst drying the air in the room, dries out the epidermis simultaneously.

The combination of sudden temperature changes and sun-damaged skin from the summer means that the skin loses hydration and tone.

During this season, the skin’s tissue loses flexibility. It dries out easily or ages prematurely if not thoroughly cared for.

All of the external elements are factors that change emotional behavior and we all know that emotions have a strong influence on health and the appearance of the skin and hair.

This is the best time to start using the MIDNIGHT REJUVENATION oil serum on your face after showering because the pores open up when exposed to heat.

For best results, apply a few drops of SENSUAL OPULENCE on moist skin all over your body and gently massage the oil into the skin. Repeat 4 times a week or every day if your skin is very dry. The oil will rehydrate your skin and make it feel smooth and soft.

After summer, pay special attention to your lips

The skin around your lips is some of the most delicate on the body, so it suffers when exposed to changes in humidity, and if it becomes dehydrated, wrinkles will form around the mouth.

When sebum production is limited and there’s a lack of Vitamin D, the lips dry out and this gets even worse in Autumn.

Our advice would be to apply a bit of SMOOTH ADDICTION balm to prevent or to soften the lines around the lips and eyes. For best results, apply throughout the day and every night before going to bed.

A profound beauty treatment

Those who suffer from facial redness are affected by the drastic changes in temperature when Autumn arrives. It’s really important not to rub the skin too much. Instead, gently apply VELVET HYDRATION followed by WAY TO RADIANCE, as well as SMOOTH ADDICTION as needed. The combination of calming plants and purifying clay soothes and nourishes the skin, leaving it refreshed and unclogged.

At night, after cleansing and nourishing the skin, use a small amount of the INSTANT LIBERATION masque. Apply it mainly to the reddened areas of the skin, leaving it to deliver its maximum benefits whilst you are sleeping. The next day, you’ll find that the skin is vibrant and glowing.

It’s a bomb of nutrients and highly beneficial when you consume the correct amounts of it, and of course the same is true for your skin nutrition.

If a cream contains chemically modified fats it needs to be heated and diluted with up to 80% water to dissolve these solid substances. So not only does the cream lose actives, but it also has a very small amount of nutrients, to begin with. It is “Skin Fastfood” and very far from RAW. Unfortunately, you will find these type of creams with a “Certified Organic” label.

Our LE PURE emulsions are elaborated at human body temperature, 37 °C and we only use cold-pressed vegetable oils, plant extracts, and medicinal clay, which enables us to reduce the water content to 20-30 %. This means our products are highly concentrated and contain raw, ultrapotent plant nutrients to treat your skin with the best: high-performance, raw superfood.

The total hydration balm SMOOTH ADDICTION made out of cold-pressed cacao seed butter, coconut oil, and shea butter is the antidote to dry skin and wrinkles, this corrective balm hydrates, repairs, fights free radicals and provides instant relief. The balm is ideal nutrition for all skin types and alterations.

The future of our planet is an important issue today.Although many people take our planet for granted, environmental and ethical consciousness is impulsing change. As consumers we should be aware that our daily actions impact not only ourselves but also many others as well as our future.

Here is a list compiled by the UN of little things you can do that will actually have an impact:

  • Turn off devices and unplug them
  • Carefully select the companies you buy from
  • Recycle
  • Compost food scraps
  • Eat less animal products
  • Take shorter showers
  • Donate
  • Use alternative modes of transportation
  • Stay informed

Native to the Mediterranean region, the medicinal plant rosemary, originally called Rosmarinus officinalis, belongs to the mint family and has various health and beauty benefits.

Fresh or dried rosemary leaves are a good source of vitamin C and they are also contain minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper and magnesium.

Rosemary has numerous uses and benefits for your mind and body.

  • Boosts memory
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Alleviates pain
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Detoxifies the body
  • It also has antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

Rosemary is not only a great addition to your diet, it’s also used as a beauty remedy due to its anti-aging and healing properties. This medicinal plant alleviates blemishes and helps to create a natural glow. Furthermore it also helps to treat stretch marks, cellulite and dandruff.

It’s for these reasons that we chose to use this powerful medicinal plant in our WAY TO RADIANCE Profound Nourishing Cream Concentrate.

The skin can absorb this cream immediately and it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin.

It leaves the skin profoundly nourished, which over time creates a healthy glow.