Organic, locally sourced, homegrown, sustainable are all terms that have a certain ‘calling’ to them, they are not a fad anymore! It is the need of the hour, after decades of living in a world with absolutely no regard for Mother Nature, a world, which looked towards chemicals and artificial man-made products, we are slowly waking up to the realization that this blatant abuse must stop. Young, responsible individuals are stepping up, challenging the monopoly of big corporate and giving us an alternative, allowing us to make a choice in favor of Planet Earth and I think it is only fair that we as consumers, reciprocate with our support.
Luxe is one such niche brand, that I had the opportunity to discover only recently, home grown in North Osaka, catering to a select discerning clientele, very exclusive, high-end and absolutely amazing. Their aim to provide chemical & preservatives free, simple, organic, natural Japanese beauty products to support your health and beauty has yielded in a portfolio of products from daily care, cosmetics to health food – a complete natural & healthy lifestyle solution.
Some of the products that I tried, and can absolutely vouch for, stuff that made me a believer are (in no order of preference, I love them all):
Escar cream as the name suggests has the exotic Okinawa snail extracts. The package description say that mucous forms the key ingredient, which stimulates the formation of collagen, elastin and dermal components that repair the signs of photoaging and minimize the damage generated by free radical that are responsible for premature skin aging. My feeling is that this ethereal cream with its super smooth consistency works like magic for my oily skin. It is easily absorbed and the results are very satisfying even for somebody like me who is extremely particular about the products I use.
Luxe Herbal Natural Soap is handmade and uses natural herbs, spices, oils and botanicals providing not only cleansing but also soothing and moisturizing properties. I am very skeptical about using soap on my face as they strip the skin of oils a lot more than a face wash. However this soap is not at all drying. My skin feels smooth and moist. I don’t feel stretchy or dry and can easily skip moisturizer.
Luxe Relax Bath Salt can treat rheumatism and skin problems. I love that it has spicy herbs that make my bath smell delicious as well provide me that spa kind of feeling in my own house. Another thing I like is that one bottle is enough for 20 baths!!! It is totally relaxing and refreshing, a must ritual after a long hard day.
They do international shipping if you order in bulk. You can contact them through their website here or Facebook page here. Also right now they are offering huge discounts on their products. Grab them now!! And don’t forget to let me know your experience. Happy shopping!! Happy doing your part … staying eco-friendly & fashionable.