those of you that have been reading our blog for a while will know that we are big supporters of the fattoria la vialla, a bio-dynamic vineyard (and so much more) in tuscany. we have been spending holidays there and buying their all organic produce for years and we photographed a large part of our upcoming cookbook on their beautiful grounds.
when we spent a week there in april for a quick getaway we were lucky enough to get our hands on their newly launched skincare line "oliphenolia". quite like all their products it is completely natural and organic and made only of ingredients that are good for you and the planet.
while we love cooking with organic, natural ingredients we haven't always been a hundred percent convinced of natural cosmetics - it never really seemed to work as well as non-organic for us. so we started using the products with little to no expectations at all. but let us tell you..
it smells amaaaaazing. and it feels amazing too.
it's left our skin feeling so nourished and hydrated and loved.
at the same time the serum and cream feel so lightweight that you don't feel like you're wearing anything at all which is perfect for the summer when you don't want heavy creams making you look and feel all oily and shiny.
we love it. and have been using it for more than three months.
the creams (there is one for the face and one for baby-soft hands) and serum are all 100% natural – 90% of the serum and 70% of the creams are made with biodynamic, demeter certified, raw materials directly from fattoria la vialla; the rest of the ingredients doesn't come from agriculture and is also permitted by demeter standards - aka only the best of the best makes it into these little flasks.
oliphenolia, which is a main ingredient (hence the name), is completely natural and a by-product from cold pressing olives. it basically is the waste water that is produced in the process, which doesn't sound so great but is actually extremely healthy! it contains an abundance of polyphenols from the olives, over 20 times of the amount you will find in olive oil. polyphenols are fantastic and have great anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and can counter-act the damage of free radicals, which are the principal chemical cause of tissue ageing and cell degeneration
but enough of the science - far more important to us is that it has actually made our skin feel great throughout the summer and we are in desperate need of more as our supply has slowly but steadily gone down to zero.
we fully recommend you give it a try, too! you can read lots more about it and order it here. you would be supporting a product and a place we absolutely love and doing your skin a huge favour as well!
lots of love,
k & l
this is not a sponsored post, but we did receive the products for free. we wouldn't have posted if we didn't wholeheartedly recommend them.