Two new natural skincare beauty labels from Latvia and Italy are now available here.
Started in 2001, Stenders from Riga, Latvia, offers skincare, bath and bodycare products.
Ninety-five per cent of the 300 products are handmade in Latvia and a handful are blended with native Latvian plants such as linden blossom, cranberries and lavender.
Life's picks: the colourful soap bars decorated with dried rose buds and swirled with skin-nourishing extracts (from $9) as well as body scrubs mixed with seeds and other plant extracts (from $29).
Prices start from $10 for a lip balm to $54 for a bottle of face serum.
Stenders is at 03-75 Plaza Singapura, The Atrium@Orchard, 68 Orchard Road.
Tuscan skincare label Bottega Verde started out as a small herbalist's shop in 1972 in Pienza, Italy. Today, it is known for its natural skincare products.
Prices start from $5.90 for a bottle of nail polish to $59.90 for a jar of cream.
Its bestsellers include the Goji Perfect skincare line, which is made with the antioxidant-rich goji berry (from $39.90, above); as well as the Red Grape collection (from $12.90) concocted with extracts of red grapes grown in the Tuscan countryside.
Bottega Verde is available at 02-454 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard.
This article was first published on October 29, 2015.
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