Thursday, October 25, 2012
Euro Beauty 1: Dresdner Essenz
Can we talk for a moment about how much I love this stuff? While we were in Dresden, Germany, Ewa kept talking about a line of products that could only be purchased in apothecaries in Dresden that we *had* to buy. We were only there for a short time, but on our way out of the city, Ewa had Andi pull the car over so that we could run very quickly into a shop to get some of the products.
One sniff of the goodness and I was in love.
Generally I'm an "all natural, or better yet organic" kind of girl, but this is the exception. I did a quick scan of the ingredients before purchasing and they are so-so. The items I checked out were free of a lot of common toxins, but I wouldn't label this a natural product.
I snatched up a "Magic Spell Body Oil" that is a combination of grapefruit + pomegranate that will make you cry tears of joy as well as the Cocoa Vanilla Bath Oil. Ahh. It smells so deliciously edible.
Ewa got some body wash (in a lovely aloe scent as well as some amazing peony varieties) and body cream. They made a wide range of products (click here- translatable to English) that are all pretty stinking good. They're extremely affordable, too. Both oils (which were 3.3 oz each) were less than 5 euro each.
Here's the best news... Not living in Dresden? No problem. It seems (I did a test, but didn't actually purchase) that you can buy directly from the site I linked to. I have no idea how much international shipping would cost (if you aren't German or won't be visiting there), but if you're into exotic oils + body care, this is worth a try.
I have one other great beauty brand I want to feature (which is natural and again, affordable) soon. It's a makeup brand that I absolutely fell in love with (best natural mascara I've ever tried!) and is also online-available if you can be sneaky enough.
Just a quick update today! Hopefully we can hit up some stores this weekend and get cracking on great DIYs for next week! All the best, and as always, thanks for reading!