New natural cosmetics

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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