Best tips for the perfect summer glow

Who doesn’t want nice healthy skin with a natural glow? The thing that was once known as peach skin is nowadays called glow, but how do you get that natural freshness and perfect dewy look? For me, it’s the right exfoliator, a great moisturiser, oil, and a couple of tricks along the way that really helps my skin to a perfect glow.

Add these simple steps to your skincare routine.

  1. Start by giving your skin a smooth and clean surface with a good exfoliator. The AHA- and BHA acids that are in my Treatment Enzyme Peel get rid of tired and dull skin in one minute by dissolving dead skin cells. You will see the result on your skin right away.
  2. Boost your skin every morning with our Vitamin C10 Booster. Massage a small amount of serum onto your face as a first step, preferably under your eyes as well. Vitamin C gives your skin a more even skin tone and a great dose of energy.
  3. I make sure to give my skin plenty of moisture by using a serum and a moisturising face cream. If you’ve never used a serum before, I recommend trying my Moisturising Serum, which fits all ages and skin types. The moisturising serum contains medium- and low-molecular hyaluronic acids. When you pat in your face cream, make sure your face gets properly and evenly moisturised. Sometimes, if your skin is very dry, you might need to apply more cream than usual.
  4. Lock in your hydration with a couple of drops of Botanical Glow Oil. The skin barrier needs both moisture and oil to both look and feel healthy. Prickly pear oil, avocado oil, and carrot oil protects your skin with antioxidants, hydrates and gives an amazing glow.
  5. As a last step, I always cheat a little by adding a luminous highlighter. Apply onto your cheekbones, nose, chin, forehead, and directly under your eyebrows before or after makeup.
  6. Don’t forget to take care of your inside as well. With a healthy diet, lots of antioxidants and some exercise, your glow will come naturally, and you will feel great!

Completely vegan skincare at Emma S!

Are you vegan, planning on becoming or just curious and want to make more sustainable and conscious choices when shopping beauty products? Then you should go for vegan skincare, a trend that is definitely here to stay. But what does it really mean and how do you know if a product is vegan? We are now going to help you navigate through it all.

What is vegan skincare?

Long story short, the general definition of vegan beauty is to make products that do not contain any animalistic ingredients and also not produced by animals, such as beeswax or propolis. A common misconception, however, is that vegan skincare is completely natural. That is not true. A vegan skincare product can contain both natural and synthetic ingredients.

Is cruelty-free and vegan skincare the same thing?

Not quite, even though they often go hand in hand. Cruelty-free means that the products and ingredients have not been tested on animals, but may for example, still contain beeswax. There are strict rules in the EU regarding testing on animals and how it is not allowed, while in China it is the complete opposite. There, they are laws pushing for animal testing. So, if you buy a product in China, it has most likely been tested on animals. Emma S. has always been a cruelty-free brand.

Is there a vegan certification for skincare?

The answer is yes, but it might be good to know that there is no statutory regulation of what vegan skincare is, nor is there a government agency that controls who receives a certification. The most well-known and recognized organization is the Vegan Society, they provide information on whether a product is vegan and cruelty-free or not.

What is the difference between a vegetarian and vegan face cream?

Vegetarian beauty is not a very popular category, but you could compare it to how a vegetarian vs a vegan chooses their food. A vegetarian does not eat meat but might drink milk and use honey, while a vegan diet excludes all animal products.

Vegan favourites for face and body

At Emma S. you will find Swedish vegan skincare where every ingredient is consciously chosen. On the contrary to other products where beeswax is common in e.g face masks, cleansing balms, and hand creams. We use peptides, oat oil, and shea fruit oil in our Reapiring Overnight Mask. In the Melting Cleansing Balm you will find apricot kernel oil, rapeseed oil, and glycerin. Our Warm Fig & Bergamot Hand Cream contains rosehip oil, rapeseed oil and shea butter. Two common skincare ingredients that can either be synthetically made or come from animals is glycerin and retinol. The type that can be found in our products, e.g our Hydrating Sun Protection SPF 50 and our Retinol Facial Oil, are synthetically made in a lab.