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Big News: The Supernatural November Edit pt.2

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Here is Part two of our November beauty and wellness catch up, featuring some fresh new supernatural skincare picks, magical supplements and some new functional fragrances that’ll take you by storm and change the way you experience the different stages of your spiritual energy.

Pauline Rochas: Cherished Connection 

Pauline Rochas Was born into the world of scent. She uses scents to take us back to our origins, to transform and heal, to allow a sense of wellbeing to emerge. 

The Awakening is based on a bed of sensual and powdery white musk. Its energizing top notes are highlighted by a sea breeze, bringing that feel good factor we associate with sea and summer holidays. With the zesty scent of newly cut grass, tart crisp green apple, and the clean aroma of spearmint, as well as uplifting lime, used to ward off evil spirits. Ginger, “the oil of empowerment”, is said to inspire confidence. It stimulates and enhances concentration. Finally, Vitamin C is the turbo booster against fatigue.

Midnight Breaths is a night oil with its strong woody undertones that evokes a warm earthy and smoky scent with grounding properties allowing one to surrender to the earth. Body and mind. Vetiver is known for alleviating emotional trauma while Cedarwood’s aromatic, yet sedative touch brings sleep and comfort. Sandalwood oil is used in both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Anxiety is quietened. Cardamom provides a soothing tonic for the mind and emotions. As CBD is inhaled through the olfactory system, it relaxes, relieves stress and is uplifting. 

Pauline Rochas: The Seven Collection

This unique sensory navigation system responds to personal quests by activating the seven chakras. The 7 unisex perfumes are based on Yogic and Ayurvedic traditions. Essential oils correspond to each chakra mapping out and awakening innermost desires and values. Each elixir is made with rare and luxurious ingredients from all around the world. Think of your perfume as a unique message in a bottle.

With its composition of top, heart and base notes, it communicates through scent. It arouses emotions resonating to the heart all the way down through the body. The most powerful memories are associated with the limbic sense of smell. Intuition, sixth sense and memories will lead you to the right fragrance – your second skin.

Warm Me Candle

We have to spend a lot time at home, so why not making it extra cosy?

Craftmanship combined with the purest materials and love for design are key ingredients for every WARM ME product. As a cosy & feel-good cashmere brand it was just a matter of time to launch the first candle in collaboration with BE MY FRIEND. It’s sustainable, eco-friendly, and smells lovely: cardamom, lavender and pine. The flavours stand for Nepal, Austria and Cashmere - the pillars of WARM ME. 

 

Nazan Schapp Luminous Youth Diamond Day Serum

The Luminous Youth Diamond Day Serum is a light, potent, ultra-hydrating, delicate and luxurious serum formula which combats the most common signs of aging, lifts, plumps, protects the skin from dehydration, softens and reduces wrinkles works during the day when the skin is in a protective state, warding off elements such as sun damage or oxidation. This luxurious, comprehensive serum formulated with Diamond Powder, low and high molecular size of Hyaluronic Acids are providing intense hydration of all skin layers. Glycogen and Gardenia Stem Cells, clinically proven and visibly revitalize, brighten, lift, and firm the look while hydrating and increasing elasticity of the skin.

 

Nazan Schnapp Luminous Youth Diamond Night Serum

The Luminous Youth Diamond Night Serum is for the daily treatment to prevent and to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gentle and suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. Lifts, softens, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, gives a radiant and natural glow.

Nazan Schnapp Amethyste Wash

The Regenerating Gel Cleanser is a refreshing and soothing, gentle daily cleanser made from a special blend of beautiful botanicals, enzymes, extracts and calming Amethyst. Jasmine, White Lily, Peony, Gardenia, Aloe, Rice and Pomegranate work together gently and harmoniously to improve skin’s glow by thoroughly removing impurities, calming, balancing, regenerating and hydrating the skin. Regenerating Gel Cleanser leaves skin feeling clean, invigorated and moisturized.

 

Nazan Schnapp Amethyst Mask

 The Regenerating Amethyst Mask is a light, yet rich, cream mask which calms, nourishes and stabilizes skin while providing intense antioxidant and anti-pollution protection and hydration. Organic Hamamelis and Jasmine Sambac together with organic Aloe, White Willow Bark, Amethyst and Calendula sooth and deep clean inflamed, irritated skin. Organic Lotus Extract, known for its purifying properties, helps flush away toxins and helps fade acne scars and age spots while organic Peony tones, moisturizes, soothes and regenerates leaving skin looking and feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Nazan Schnapp Detoxing Jade Mask

The Detoxing Jade Mask is a light but powerful liquid mask that deep cleans pores, gently exfoliates, calms inflammation and reverses free radical damage. Pomegranate, Pineapple and Papaya Extracts work to remove the outer layer of skin cells which trap bacteria and oils, French Green Clay removes impurities and White Willow Bark helps to tighten pores and reduce the risk of scarring. Vitamins C and E found in Watermelon penetrate to the deep layers of skin to deliver moisture and antioxidant protection leaving skin clarified and replenished.

Anima Mundi Energia Tonic

A supreme tonic containing adaptogenic powerhouses traditionally used as sustainable energizers amongst many cultures around the world. Indigenous people of the rainforest lands have utilized Suma, Green Coffee, and Guarana as daily longevity allies. From crossing mountain ranges, as libido tonics, and for general vitality. Each source is carefully selected to provide you a sustainable form of energy, without the mishaps of caffeinated side effects or adrenal collapse. Providing you a joyful and awake approach to a focused and energized state of being.

Anima Mundi Dolores Pain Management Tonic

Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are effective pain relievers, but long-term use can cause side effects. And although plants can also certainly have adverse effects if taken in large doses, they have a significantly lower impact on our liver, compared to most over the counter medications. This is potent botanical tonic composed of 'musculoskeletal nervines' that assist the nervous system, and can help with pain management.

Anima Mundi Adaptogens Herbs for Longevity  

What a beautiful gift for an herbal medicine lover, or a self-care tool for yourself.

A renowned practitioner of herbal medicine offers a beautiful introduction to adaptogenic herbs, explaining what they are, how they improve your life, and how you can use them for personal wellness. Adriana Ayales, owner of Anima Mundi Herbals, shares her in-depth knowledge of these amazing herbs. In addition to a list of complementary herbs that pair wells with adaptogens, Ayales also lists “master herbs” being researched for their adaptogenic-like chemistry. She offers 30 recipes for food, drinks, and natural beauty cures that can help banish fatigue, sharpen your mind, stimulate your central nervous system, and enhance vitality. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this authoritative guide also provides daily self-care tips for promoting wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

New Brand Alert: Monastery

It was in the Greek Cyclades that Athena Hewett first experienced the power of aromatherapy and natural skincare. Her grandmother pressed oil from their own grove and mixed sage, chamomile, and rosemary into tonics to purify and heal her skin. After a decade studying and practicing skincare and aesthetics, Athena realized that technology had not improved on her grandmother’s holistic recipes for purifying and healing skin. In 2011, Athena opened a skincare studio in San Francisco to treat her patients with different methods of oil cleansing, water free moisturizing and alcohol and salt free skincare.

Alongside her practice, Athena introduced a collection of natural skincare — a blend of the best nature has to offer, with essential oils carefully chosen for their non-irritating properties. Each ingredient is of the purest form and highest quality. A tightly curated product range, made in small batches at Monastery's studio in San Francisco. Some of our favorites?

Monastery Rose Cleansing Oil 

A makeup-melting cleansing oil brimming with rose essence, this product nourishes the skin, keeps its acid mantle intact, and leave pH levels balanced. Rose and hazelnut oils are both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and help repair skin conditions including acne, dermatitis, aging and rough or bumpy skin.

Monastery Gold Oil Serum

This innovative blend of oils calms even the most irritated complexions with its unique blend of vitamin and nutrient rich oils. Like a multivitamin for your skin, Gold works to repair broken-down skin tissue and calm any type of damage, whether it’s sun exposure, irritation, dryness, redness, or puffy skin. The delicate scent of India’s most precious flowers soothes and delights the senses upon application.

Monastery XX Glycolic

Glycolic acid is a hero for its ability to gently resurface skin, leaving it smooth, clear, and bright. In XX, 10% glycolic acid is in a soothing rose water base so skin stays hydrated and soothed while you exfoliate.

Seed to Skin The Devotion Vetiver

This version of The Devotion, Seed to Skin’s hero nourishing body lotion, is a super active vegan formula with a vibrant boost of vetiver - a grounding and calming woody scent. With a high mineral and enzyme content it contains more of what skin loves. Italian thermal water is used to extract polyphenols from olive leaves, providing powerful antioxidants for your skin and leaving it feeling wonderfully soft, smooth and nourished in every season. Beautifully scented with the natural citrus scent of litsea cubeba and clary sage to balance and uplift your spirit, as well as the spicy sharp note of pink pepper and the woody smell of vetiver, massage it into your skin and let the aroma whisk your mind away straight to the outdoors - into the middle of fresh nature.

Odacité Skincare All Embracing Serum

Wrap your skin in a sublime veil of hydration, while the divine aroma of orange blossoms relaxes the mind, and the infusion of Amethyst crystal helps to ward off negative energy. Formulated to embrace all complexions, this light, penetrating formula imparts a feeling of newfound suppleness and long-lasting hydration to the skin. Luxurious and lightweight Watermelon Seed Oil leaves skin moisturized, but never greasy, while its concentration of Vitamins A, B, and E help reduce the appearance of the first signs of aging. Hibiscus flowers are packed with antioxidants and mild natural acids, promoting a fresh, radiant complexion. The addition of Oatmeal makes this formula deliciously velvety and ultra-soothing. This Serum is infused with the protective crystal energy of Amethyst, known for its ability to calm mind and body, rid negative energy and instil inner peace. 

Odacité Skincare Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum

This triple-action serum is formulated for the vertical lines of the lip area, to prevent dryness and help plump the look of lips. Super-antioxidant CoQ10 is known for its ability to invigorate skin for a plumper and firmer look. Luxurious botanical oils help to prevent drying. Vitamins C & E work in synergy to improve and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. The Aventurine crystal applicator imparts the energy of this precious stone, known for bringing good luck and prosperity.

 

Ancient + Brave Coffee Collagen

There's something rather special about a freshly brewed pot of Coffee + Collagen. Our finely ground, deliciously indulgent, organic Brazilian Santos coffee has generous amounts of nourishing, hydrolysed collagen peptides for glowing skin. With organic adaptogenic ashwagandha to help build stress resilience, nutrient diverse baobab, rich raw cacao and roasted chicory root. Each serving provides a rich source of fibre to support digestive function and gut microbiome and is an excellent source of protein to help sustain your fasting window and ketogenic goals. Together these botanicals and collagen peptides turn your morning brew into an optimal daily wellbeing ritual. 

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