#1 Diptyque Eau Plurielle, $130.
This isn’t your typical powdery rose fragrance – its ivy and green notes give it a cleaner character. It’s also the first multi-use fragrance from French fragrance brand Diptyque; you can spray it on skin, hair and clothes (it doesn’t stain fabrics). And if you’re feeling indulgent, you can even use it on your sofa, curtains and sheets (the scent is unisex, so we’re sure your hubby won’t mind).
#2 DMP Provence Pure Savon de Marseille, $14.50.
Made with 72 per cent extra virgin olive oil, this moisturising soap bar, which is non-toxic and fragrance-free, lathers nicely, and is gentle enough for babies and those with sensitive skin. You can also grate the bar, mix it with water and use the mixture to wash dishes, clean floors and even brush your teeth.
#3 La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, $25.90.
This cream is formulated with a copper, zinc and manganese complex that reportedly speeds up skin healing, as well as antibacterial and itch-relieving ingredients, so you can use it on any skin problem – from an eczema flare-up to acne blemishes. Our tester even used this to soothe the irritated skin around her brows after a particularly painful threading session! The cream is transparent and non-sticky, so it can be used under makeup.
Images: Jasper Yu
This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015.
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