Natura Siberica Northern Collection for dry and sensitive skin

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

In the past year, the offer of  new brands in our drugstores expanded beyond my wildest dreams. These new brands offer variability that we so desperately needed – now everyone can find the products most appropriate for their skin. I recently tested products from Natura Siberica Northern Collection for dry and sensitive skin that are already available in our drugstores. In this post, I’ll tell you all about the new micellar water, cleansing butter and face mask from the line that is mainly based on active charcoal, different herbs and oils. They also offer a white line, made with white clay, which is more suited for normal skin.

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

I won’t be listing all of the ECO certifications that were awarded to Natura Siberica – that list would be far too long. But I am excited that each of the products contains a large share of ingredients from ecological farming. I think that with time, that will require more and more of our attention. I’m not denying the fact that I also use products that don’t follow that specific idea – especially in the area of products with “hardcore” active ingredients. But if I can get through basic cleansing and nurturing of my skin with natural products, that makes me really happy.

Natura Siberica Northern Collection – black cleansing butter

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

Let’s start with the product that impressed me the most – black cleansing butter. I’ve mainly been using only oil-based products for first cleanse for some time now, since they turned out to be the most efficient. Formulated with activated charcoal, flax seeds, various and various oils, it makes for a really quality product. I scoop some butter out with my finger – you don’t need a whole lot to get your entire face clean. I apply it to moist face, gently rub it around and use a washcloth to take it all off. It also works well to remove eye make-up, but there I recommend applying it to your eyes and waiting for about 20 seconds before removing with a washcloth or cotton round. That way the butter will really do its job and you won’t have to be rough on your eyes.

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

Active charcoal in the butter certainly does it job but it’s also quite stripping, meaning that I really have to apply a bit more hydration to my face after using it. But this cleansing effect is important in battling impurities so it definitely serves a purpose.

The pot is massive, contains 120ml of product (14,90€) and I’m sure it will last me a good three, four months. I like that the consistency is actually buttery, meaning I can get out exactly the right amount and not waste any product. Comparing it with Clinique Take The Day Off Balm, I prefer this texture. With the latter, I often get out chunks that are way to big and therefore waste some every day, which adds up. The price is also much more consumer friendly.

Natura Siberica Northern Collection – Black cleansing mask

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

This mask is formulated with activated charcoal and rosemary. I was quite surprised when I first used it since it has a warming effect to the skin which starts happening almost immediately when you put the mask on. The first time I used it I didn’t enjoy it at all, since I feared that the mask will drip from my face. Well, that didn’t happen – the formula is thick enough that it stays in place. The main benefit of this warming effect is that the mask doesn’t dry up at all and hence keeps actively working all the time while it’s on your face.

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

I don’t expect miracles from such masks like rejuvenated or significantly different skin, but masks have been and remain an important part of my beauty routine. I will probably be using this mask more in the winter months – right now, with the current temperatures, I don’t really enjoy the warming effect. There are 80ml in the bottle for RRP of 9,90€.

Natura Siberica Northern Line cleansing micellar water with activated charcoal

Natura Siberica Northern Collection

I can’t deny the interesting look of this micellar water – once you shake it up, it turns dark gray because of all the charcoal in it. But I was least impressed with it out of all the products. I think that for 9,90 €, it’s just not that special. It didn’t remove all my make-up and didn’t feel like much for second cleanse. I now use it for cleaning my face in the morning but I don’t notice much difference from other, cheaper products. I personally wouldn’t purchase this product.

If you’re one of those looking to include more natural products with ecologically produced ingredients into your skincare, I suggest you look into Natura Siberica. If you want to try one product first, I suggest starting with the cleansing butter since it’s really excellent and does it job superbly.

Until next time, stay beautiful!

Wishlist #1 January 2018 ~ skincare and make-up

beauty wishlist january 2018

Today, you’ll be reading the first of 12 wish lists I will post in 2018. I get a lot of PR e-mails and follow many brands, meaning I’m usually lusting after quite a few products. It doesn’t mean that I’ll necessarily buy everything on the list, but a girl can dream, right?

beauty wishlist january 2018

1 Bobbi Brown Extra Repair serum promises to refresh and calm the skin, giving it the extra hydration our skin needs in these cold days with the dry air. Apparently, it also helps with redness, dry spots and breakouts – issues that I know too well. It’s super expensive, but based on all of the reviews I’ve read so far it’s worth the money.

2 The Body Shop Metal Liquid Lipstick – Russet Copper. I’ve tested The Body Shop matte liquid lipsticks (review is waiting for you *here*) and now, I’ve got my eye on the metal liquid lipsticks. They are available in six shades and this one in Russet Copper is my absolute favorite of the bunch.

3 Catrice California in a box bronzer & blush palette. This brand has a big launch coming in January as a preview of their permanent collection for the SS 2018. I think that after years of matte, matte and matte, it will be fun to dive into metals, holographics and shimmers. I love the idea of being able to use all of the products matte or simply top them off with some shimmer for added BAM!

4 Natura Siberica Northern Soap for Deep Facial Cleansing. When I first saw this product, my jaw dropped. I’m currently using (and loving!) the Natura Siberica Moisturizing Foam Eye Make Up Remover – I promise the post is coming really soon. As I’m really trying to make a nice transition to natural brands, I’m always on the hunt for something new. Northern Soap is made with active charcoal and promises, among other things, to increase elasticity. It’s also a natural antiseptic and toner. So basically, you’re getting 3-1 for the same price.

5 Avon Mark Concealer. As a big fan of the Avon Mark line, I’m always on the hunt for new products from the line. It’s secretly one of my goals in life to own enough Avon Mark products to be able to do a full face of make-up only with those. So adding a concealer is a step in the right direction. View Post

Mirta hand cream for softer and protected hands in cold days

Mirta hand cream

When cold days arrive, my hands are always in need of extra protection. My skin gets cracked and dry, especially around the knuckles, so I’m always looking for something extra to protect them. This year, my companion will be the Mirta hand cream. It’s available in two scents and instead of going for the classic lavender, I chose Orange since it reminds me of Christmas.

Mirta hand cream oranges

This cream isn’t one of those that you apply and after five minutes it feels like you did nothing. It is based on shea butter which is a great ingredient on it own. The hand cream contains essential oil of orange (which acts as a fragrance), immortelle (which promotes blood circulation and helps with skin regeneration), oil of Ylang-Ylang (that calms the skin and has antiseptic properties) and glycerin which ties in extra moisture and restores elasticity in the skin. View Post

Here comes the sun: Mirta Tanning Body Butter & Aloe Vera Lotion

Sunny days are finally here and this year, they caught me by surprise. Since I spend most of my days cooped up in the office, I’m always excited for the months with longer days when I get to spend some time outside in the sun after work. Naturally, I make sure not to expose my skin to the sun when it’s at its strongest. I use SPF cream on my face throughout the entire year and always make sure to put SPF on my body at least half an hour before sun exposure. If you want to read more about appropriate sun protection and the reasons why it’s so important, make sure to read *this* post I wrote last summer.

Sonček nas je že kar dodobra pobožal in vsaj mene osebno prijetno presenetil. Ker sem večino dni zaprta v pisarni, sem vesela mesecev, ko se dnevi podaljšajo in lahko ure po službi izkoristim, da svoje telo malce nastavim sončnim žarkom. Seveda tudi poleti pazim, da se soncu ne izpostavljam, ko je to najmočnejše, kremo z SPF na obrazu uporabljam skozi celo leto, vsaj pol ure, preden se odpravim ven, pa tudi preostale izpostavljene dele zaščitim s sončno kremo. V kolikor želiš o primerni zaščiti in temu, zakaj je ta tako pomembna, prebrati več, ti v branje predlagam moj lanski zapis o sončenju (skriva se *tukaj*).


Super tanned skin hasn’t been in trend for a couple of years now, but I don’t mind getting at least a bit of color. This year, I got to test a product that will get me to a nice looking bronze skin quicker, meaning shorter exposure to sun rays – the Mirta tanning butter. I already wrote about Mirta deodorant *here* so I’ll only repeat myself quickly: it’s a Croatian brand from the island of Lošinj that produces completely natural products. I only disovered the brand this year and I’m very impressed with their products so far.

Zagorela polt že nekaj let ni preveč in, vendar sama nimam nič proti temu, da tekom poletja dobim vsaj malo barve. Letos sem imela možnost testirati super izdelek, ki bo poskrbel, da bom lahko malo tena pridobila hitreje (kar pomeni tudi krajše izpostavljanje sončnim žarkom) – Mirta maslo za sončenje. O znamki Mirta sem že pisala *tu*, če pa na kratko ponovim – gre za hrvaško znamko z otoka Lošinja, ki izdeluje popolnoma naravne izdelke in mene osebno zadnje čase kar precej navdušuje.

Mirta tanning butter (100ml) is made out of 100 % natural ingredients and also carries a bit of natural SPF protection (6-8). If you’re not in the mood to read my previous posts, I’ll repeat myself here: I don’t think that SPF 6-8 is high enough protection for sun exposure. Personally, I recommend using SPF 30 or more. Mirta tanning butter could only serve as a protective agent for everyday errands when the periods of sun exposure are very short and random  – quick walk from the bus station to the office or a brisk stroll to the nearest bank. I use this product over a sun cream with SPF and I recommend you use it the same way.

Mirta maslo za sončenje (100ml) je narejeno iz izključno naravnih sestavin in vsebuje tudi nekaj malega naravne SPF zaščite, natančneje SPF 6-8. Če se ti ne ljubi brati mojih preteklih objav, naj še tu jasno povem, da se meni to nikakor ne zdi dovolj visoka zaščita za izpostavljanje soncu in tu, odvisno od tvoje polti, sama priporočam izdelke z SPF 30 ali več. Mirta maslo za sončenje lahko samostojno uporabiš morda le za šolski ali pisarniški vsakdan, ko je izpostavitev nog in rok na sonce zgolj naključna in hitra – hiter sprehod od avtobusne postaje do pisarne, skok okrog vogala na banko in tako dalje. Gre torej za izdelek, ki ga sama nanašam preko kreme z zaščitnim faktorjem in takšno uporabo priporočam tudi tebi. View Post