Tried & Tested Brands’ Beauty News + Unmissable Industry Events

Quick’n’clean: a round-up of upcoming green industry events + *excited* Nath joins this year’s VIVANESS Congress programme as a speaker + best new launches from beloved and trusted brands only.

Trusted Brands’ Beauty News

By Nath

Abel Odor
Discovery Set

Launched this past Christmas, the Discovery Set is a box of five 1.5ml sample vials.

Fancy a detailed review of all five Abel Odor scents by a true perfume aficionada? Read it right here: Abel Odor range review.

If you buy the Discovery Set directly from Abel Odor online, the set comes with a 20% gift card for your next purchase; shipping is included (as per February 2018). Grab it while it’s here to test-drive the entire range of these all-natural perfumes that deserve the name!

Abel Odor Discovery Set
Signature Abel packaging for the minis: Grey Labdanum, Cobalt Amber, Red Santal, Golden Neroli and White Vetiver on board.

NOTE: subscribe to BEAUTYCALYPSE to be eligible for upcoming giveaways, one of which features Abel Odor!

Ponyhütchen heat-proof
their signature vegan deodorants

A new look and a new recipe – the Swiss-German niche beauty brand puts new deo cremes in new jars.

The revamped formula is as silky as ever, only Ponyhütchen claim that it doesn’t melt in the summer. This is a win, given that all my ponyhütchens used to become a runny mess come April.
Available in twelve scents and in unscented (‘Pretty & Pure’).

Ponyhütchen Pretty&Pure vegan and natural deodorant, reformulated
The reformulated Ponyhütchen deodorant in ‘Pretty&Pure’: review soon!

Fine deodorant in a limited edition
and 100% plastic-free packaging

This aluminium-free and fully edible natural deodorant has an Italian name and comes from Berlin.

Usually Fine is dressed in a glass jar or in a tube, but the new limited edition Foxycheeks Stick Minty Something comes in a cardboard packaging.

It also smells heavently of freshly picked mint leaves (party people: think Mojito) and melts just as much as needed for application. Go get yours before they’re all gone!

Limited Edition Fine Deodorant x Foxycheeks Stick Minty Something
All-paper packaging for the Fine x Foxycheeks collab. Review sooon!

Und Gretel:
⭐ Glammy Award ⭐ and brand new Brow Bow Gel

Congratulations Und Gretel on winning the well-deserved German Glammy Award!

Glammy Award in the Und Gretel Showroom
Spotted in the Und Gretel Berlin office: the brand new and well-deserved Glammy award.

And the next Und Gretel product launch is around the corner: hitting the shelves next month (Mid-March) is the fantastic Brow Bow Gel FROH.

“Froh” is German for “merry, cheerful”, and as founder and make-up artist by trade Christina explained to me during a quick chat in the Und Gretel Berlin office, she thought of this name because brows give away our mood. FROH comes with a petite brush small enough for those overplucked arches, and the gel has a beautiful neutral brown colour with a silky shimmer finish.

With FROH and SPRUSSE, Und Gretel will have two brow definition products.

Lovely Day:
Limited Edition Body Oils

Jade, Emerald and Amber Glow – this limited edition trio of body elixirs has just landed in the Lovely Day online and physical stores.

JADE Mind Calming Body Elixir, AMBER GLOW Beautifying Body Elixir and EMERALD Vitalizing Body Elixir are naturally (and wonderfully) scented blends of precious oils based on almond oil, a trusted skin-loving ingredient.
Samples retail at €3, full-size elixirs at €39-45.

EMERALD Vitalizing Body Elixir: Sencha, Ginger and Black Pepper
Green tassel means: I am in the process of testing this one for review (kidding – I just like tassels. Not kidding about the review though).

Santaverde Pure
For inflammation-prone skin

Launching in April 2018, the new Santaverde series aptly named ‘pure’ offers a skin-balancing and gently nourishing and protective solution for irritated/ acneic skin.

All products are vegan and certified with Natrue – can’t wait to have a closer look at the upcoming VIVANESS fair for natural cosmetics.

Santaverde Pure will be available as a toner, a fluid and a serum, all free from fragrance. Photo: Santaverde.

Dr Hauschka
Limited Edition Purple Light

Just in: the new Dr Hauschka limited edition products have hit the shelves on February 1st.

The packaging is based on the artwork of the Swedish artist Emma Lindström who also models both Purple Light beauty looks. The limited collection – very much in tune with Pantone’s Color of the year, the “dramatically provocative and thoughtful” PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet – includes an eye shadow quartet, an eye pencil, a very shimmery multi-colour powder compact and two liquid lip colours, a warm glossy red and a more neutral glossy beige.

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While I’m dramatically thoughtful indeed about an unexpected emotional depth attributed to a colour by the Pantone Institute, I love all shades of a saturated violet-eggplant-plum (btw: universally flattering no matter your eye colour).
And if you love the hunt for the limited products: tally ho!
Photos: Dr. Hauschka.

Kjaer Weis pressed powder:
talcum-free powerhouse

Fans of the luxurious beauty brand, hold your breath.

Drop-dead gorgeous as always, the new, active ingredient infused and super finely milled powder by Kjaer Weis (€52; refill €32) is launched together with a luxuriant powder brush (€41).

The heavy lid reveals the powder upon one elegant swing of the heavy lid; and a small puncture in the bottom allows to safely and easily push out the empty pan when refilling.
The powder contains natural UV protectants ferulic acid and allantoin, vitamins A and E.

Shop here: Amazingy.
Photo material: Kjaer Weis.

Upcoming Industry Events


Biofach – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food
Vivaness – International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care

THE get-together for the international organic industry.

More than 2.950 exhibitors and over 50.000 visitors come together at the Nuremberg trade fair tandem Biofach & Vivaness. On eye level, pioneers, newcomers, innovators and experts are networking and exchanging ideas.

Vivaness congress programme:
Communication in the age of digitalization

The Vivaness conference programme is one of the trade fair’s main features.

Nath joins the discussion panel Big impact, small money – Communication in the age of digitalization. From traditional PR to blogger relations on Thursday, 15th February (hall 7A stand/ room 7A-733).

A perfect topic for her, coming from both the digital and the publishing industry with a background in branding.
Don’t be shy, come say hi!



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