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Patyka, What It Means To Feel Beautiful

Patyka is a Parisienne beauty care brand that is not just delicious for what is between the covers, but also has put much care into its packaging as well. Unwrapping the Absolis Patyka Neroli Brightening body lotion is like unwrapping origami.

Not only do you find the treasure of the smooth-smelling EcoCert, CosmeBio, Leaping Bunny certified lotion inside the package, you are also welcomed with a message announcing that you have just unwrapped a “tree-free” box that is made from sugar cane residue, flax and hemp. Their philosophy?

Because nothing is lost and everything is transformed. – Patyka

But back to the EcoBeauty products themselves that Patyka calls “beauté remarquable” a phrase they’ve trademarked.

It translates to “Remarkable Beauty” and is encapsulated by not just an ingredients list but also a philosophy that emphasizes every bit a woman’s feelings of inner beauty. The Patyka manifesto:

My beauty is a work of art…My well being stems from an approach that rids me of any complexes and respects me and my environment…Modern, responsible, active and demanding – my beauty bears testimony to the fact that an effective and intelligent cosmetic solution exists…

Each product, as well as their line of perfumes, is carefully crafted and blended with an apothecarist’s wisdom.  Case in point: Neroli body lotion is a blend of Neroli and Sesame: Neroli soothes, tones and restores elasticity and is tolerated by most skin types. Sesame is rich in Omegas 3 and 6. Sesame oil is easily absorbed by the skin and takes with it all of the active properties of the substances it is blended with. It also restructures the skin tissue.

NoPeg Natural Beauty Care Shop, 75002 Paris

You can find Patyka products at NoPeg in Paris, a delightful natural beauty products shop that also offers day spa pampering such as foot massages and facials.

Patyka is available at U.S. boutiques and online for global customers.


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DIY Eco Beauty Recipes

Think Eco-Beauty’s Expensive? Not If It’s Free
You don’t need to make a special supermarket trip to find eco-friendly beauty. Go to the kitchen and grab sugar, eggs, honey and instant oatmeal. Go on, I’ll wait!
I love scrubs but don’t like that most of them contain oil. So I created this Essential DIY Scrub & Mask that I’m totally addicted to. You can even use it every day—okay I’m a little obsessive—and seriously your skin will never look better. When I use it regularly my blackheads disappear, my giant pores are smaller and my skin feels super soft and clean. Try it!
Essential DIY Scrub & Mask
Six tablespoons raw organic sugar
One free range organic egg white
One tablespoon organic honey
One packet plain instant organic oatmeal
Strain the egg white into a bowl (or mortar, if you’ve got one).
Add sugar and honey. Blend in the sugar with a fork (or pestle). Blend in the honey.
Then the oatmeal (leave it uncooked).
Now rub the mask into your skin in small circles. Some people think that sugar can be too harsh for the face, so if your skin is sensitive, please be gentle. I, on the other hand, have alligator skin. I like to put some muscle into it.
Once you’ve thoroughly exfoliated your face, just clump some more of the scrub onto it and let it dry for 10 to 20 minutes. (Make sure you’re wearing not-so-nice clothes, as it sometimes does fall off a bit.) Wash off, and presto, glow-o!
For more about how–and why–it works, plus a short-and-sweet video of me with what looks like barf on my face, please visit MommyGreenest.com.

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