Love Your Skin

By Jo Phillips

As Valentine’s day rapidly approaches many of us are looking for something for our loved ones; a token of our feelings, a love note, a gift of something we know they will truly enjoy. But forget not, a loving gift to yourself is just as important right now. So what about a little something to start getting your skin ready, as spring is in the air. Find out a little more in Love Your Skin here.

With many years’ experience in the beauty industry, Tina Søgaard, Founder & owner of e-cooking, took matters into her own hands, when she went through a period of emotional trauma that directly affected her skin, she literally took things into her own hands and started to make her skincare products, in literally, her home kitchen.

She brought raw ingredients home from the laboratory and started to mix creams, serums, and oils on her kitchen table making fresh batches which she kept in her fridge.

Anyone who has experienced a personal crisis knows that it leaves scars. That is what happened to me. Literally – and visibly. The crisis affected the skin on my face”.

Her initial seven products she made to heal herself were quickly taken up by friends and relations and so started a beauty business that is now Denmark’s fastest-growing skincare brand. There are over 80 products now in the line, covering skin care and body care.

So from a need to self-heal which is after all is self-love, comes a Valentine gift for either someone you love or for yourself.

The ‘LoveGift’ contains two of Ecooking’s body care essentials; a nourishing Shower Gel and luxurious Body Lotion. The Shower Gel gently cleanses both the hair and skin, a two-in-one wash is enriched with a cocktail of organic and natural raw ingredients to nurture the skin. Gentle soap with cleansing properties leaves the skin clean with a fresh scent of orange, lavender, and rose. The Body Lotion harnesses the power of niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to tone, moisturise and hydrate. Both items have taken the philosophy and ingredients from targeted facial skincare ranges and applied them to the body.

In keeping with the brand’s values, the products are housed in an eco-friendly, recyclable box. Important as all the products are made of 100% organic oils, combined with the highest quality natural peptides and vitamins. All 80 products in the range have been created based on specific requirements rather than been driven by new ingredients and marketing and best of all they are designed as genderless and ageless, as well as 100% vegan and dermatologically tested.

If you are buying these as a gift for you or a loved one, the brand gives a few tips for use. The Shower Gel is very durable. You only need the amount of a pea for each wash. Massage the Body Lotion into the skin, kickstarting blood circulation and all the good ingredients will then be absorbed thoroughly into the skin.

With a clear vision to make organic and natural products that care for you or your loved ones and the environment whats not to wish for in this seaosn of love.

Another take on self-loving comes from Aroma Active Laboratories so if you’re single, it’s time to focus on yourself, so that you can be the healthiest you can be for yourself and for those around you.

For example at this time of year outdoor temperatures can cause dry, chapped lips or you simply need a nonirritating remedy. Enter Aroma Active Laboratories Soothing Solid Lip Oil, a solid balm that transforms into a rich oil to nourish and protect sore lips, with an uplifting Neroli flavour that calms the senses.

Providing quick and long-term relief for chapped or sore hands is a new Soothing Universal Repair Cream. A fast-absorbing, all-purpose, barrier-building cream to hydrate dry and irritated skin, that contains ingredients known for their moisturising and cooling effects such as Blue Tansy, Immortelle, Lavender and Patchouli.  

And finally, Aroma Active Soothing Overnight Face Balm is a deeply hydrating, overnight treatment that can be pressed into clean, dry skin before bed or used on top of light serums or mists as a final, moisture-locking step.

E-cooking love gift is available Here

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