As you probably already know, I live in Italy and here we have some great cosmetics and beauty brands! I often get questions to share with you some of my beauty essentials when it comes to inexpensive, drugstore italian skin care and body care brands.
So I gathered here 5 of my current must haves that I reach for on a daily basis.
If you ever travel to Italy, put these products on your shopping list, I'm sure you're going to love them!
1. GEOMAR Face Scrub (parabens free, silicones free, mineral oils free, fragrance allergens free)
Geomar face products contain at least 95% of naturally source ingredients, obtained in part from organic farming to guarantee to the skin, also the sensitive ones, a delicate and effective action.
In fact, I use this face scrub even more than twice a week. This delicate creamy scrub cleanses the face effectively in removing impurities and dead cells. It contains White Pumice and Organic Altea Flower. It's a very creamy scrub, with delicate exfoliating particles, it's pleasant to use and gives a smooth, soft, hydrated and bright skin.
2. I Provenzali Almond Oil 100% Pure
I use this oil both for myself and for my baby. It's indicated even during pregnancy, as fantastic anti-stretch mark prevention!
I love "I Provenzali" brand, as they have a great selection of other natural oils that are very beneficial for skin, hair and body care.
I also use Jojoba oil, Lineseed oil and Sapote oil from this brand.
3. Forsan Castor Oil is another multi-purpose oil that I love to use particularly to strengthen my eyelashes and eyebrows. This oil is also great for hair and nails.
Forsan brand is also very inexpensive and I love their natural and great quality products. They're available at most drugstores and even supermarkets in Italy.
4. Leo Crema Argan Oil Serum
I picked it up recently at my local drugstore, for less than 5€ and I was amazed at how great of a product I got, for such a low price!
Since my skin is very dry (especially now, that I'm breastfeeding), this serum really helps in bringing back moisture and it keeps my skin plump and healthy looking. I love to use it as a primer, before my day/ night cream, but in case you have oily skin, you can even use it on its own.
5. Planta Optima is another cream that I picked up recently at my local drugstore, since they were having Planta Optima products in promotion, so I got a little discount.
This cream contains argan oil and vegetal hyaluronic acid. It acts as an anti-aging product and it brings back elasticity to the skin.
Cruelty free and vegan approved. Such a fantastic mix of ingredients (argan oil, sweet almond oil, karité butter, vegetal hyaluronic acid), this too is very affordable face cream (less than 10€)
I hope you liked these recommendations and that you'll try out some of these products/ brands if you get a chance!
Greetings from Italy,
xoxo, Sonia Verardo
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