Stars like Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow avoid cosmetics, the ingredients of which first have to be hunted through translation software, just as they do greasy junk food. After all, they (or their chefs) pay just as much attention to what goes into the blender with the green smoothie. So why not in personal hygiene? Brands such as Grown Alchemist, The Organic Pharmacy and Tata Harper prove that natural cosmetics are anything but “eco” and are at least as chic as conventional products. Questionable substances such as parabens or mineral oils are deliberately avoided in their manufacture.
You can now avoid tiny shops that smell penetratingly of patchouli when looking for good natural cosmetics as well as the boring organic market around the corner. These six alternatives from New York to Paris are much more stylish and naturally make you beautiful. By the way: did you know that our legendary Cashmere Care line was developed together with the Speick company, whose principles we would definitely call green and responsible?
The Detox Market, Los Angeles
8380 Beverly Blvd, thedetoxmarket.com
Originally, The Detox Markt, which opened in Venice in 2010, was only intended as a temporary pop-up store. However, it quickly became clear that the idea of the founders Romain Gaillard and Valérie Grandury would last more than a few months. That was six years ago and the two have remained true to their credo ever since: cosmetics that are good for people and the environment - without compromise.
Oh my cream, Paris
4 rue des Abbesses, ohmycream.com
Tired of always having the same products in the shop windows of Parisian perfumeries, “ beauty addict ” Juliette Lévy opened her own shop in Montmartre without further ado. In addition to indispensable classics such as "Egyptian Magic Cream", you will also find many unknown treasures such as the products from One Love Organics. After the visit, it is worth exploring the area on foot: the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is very close by!
Neom Organics, London
38a High Street, neomorganics.com
For founder Nicola Elliott, luxury and environmental awareness are not mutually exclusive. It's not for nothing that stars like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller swear by the products of the former fashion journalist of "InStyle". Their fragrances, candles and cosmetics are not only visually attractive, but also consist of natural ingredients.
Cap Beauty, New York
238 W 10th Street, capbeauty.com
Two years ago, Kerrilynn Pamer and her friend Cindy DiPrima Morisse gave the New York cult store Castor & Pollux a complete makeover . Since then, cool outfits have no longer been sold over the counter, but instead exquisite natural cosmetics - from Tata Harper to Dr. Jackson's. Our insider tip: the masks and massages in the integrated spa. The tea that follows is served in vintage Dior cups.
Alice & White, Stockholm
Södra Agnegatan 24, aliceandwhite.com
If you want to make it into the Alice & White online shop, you have to pass a tough entrance exam. Organic, innovative and preferably award-winning, these are the criteria of the owners. So it's no wonder that only the crème de la crème of natural cosmetics gather here. Must-do in Stockholm: Visit the in-house showroom to try out the wonderfully scented lotions, soaps and oils. Info: Appointment in the showroom by arrangement via info[at]aliceandwhite.com
Inner Wiener Strasse 55, tobs-beauty.com
Light wood, marble and a golden counter: Rainer Hauber's elegant beauty temple is a real feast for the eyes, where not only women will find what they are looking for. The extensive organic range also includes care for men, children and babies. Fancy soul food? Antidote's raw cacao chocolate sweetens the day without a guilty conscience.