The natural composition does not guarantee the effectiveness of cosmetics, according to the creators of the Moscow brand Honey Bunny, therefore they rely on a combination of new technologies and natural ingredients. Manufacturers do not hide that Honey Bunny products contain synthetic ingredients, and on the company's website you can find an exposing article about natural cosmetics and the conspiracy of marketers (by the way, we highly recommend reading it).
Lightweight Honey Bunny products are ideal for everyday care: creams with a subtle scent of coconut perfectly moisturize the skin, are quickly absorbed, and leave no film. True, instead of cans, I would like to see more hygienic tubes or bottles with dispensers.
Shampoo with vitamin B5 will be appreciated by owners of oily scalp and dry ends: it gently cleanses the roots and moisturizes the hair, so you can use it every day!
Where to buy: myhoneybunny.ru
The history of the Russian brand Levrana began three years ago with the production of natural soap, which is still a bestseller today. The brand's assortment now includes vegan body care products ranging from shower gel to sunscreen.
A distinctive feature of Levrana cosmetics is concentration and, therefore, efficiency. For example, it is better to dilute the Wild Rose shampoo with water before use, otherwise there is a risk of remaining with an oil film on the hair. This tool will be appreciated by the owners of thin straight hair: after drying, the curls acquire volume and texture, as if a light styling agent was applied to them.
Raspberry cream perfectly nourishes both young and mature skin, despite the “20+” mark on the package. It has a very dense texture, so one pea is enough for the whole face.
Ovsyanka soap is a convenient alternative to traditional washing with flakes. But be warned: after a few days of using this product, rashes may appear on the face (natural oatmeal pulls all impurities from the pores to the surface). But as soon as the skin is cleansed, enlarged pores and oily shine will no longer bother you. After washing with "Oatmeal" there is no feeling of tightness, so the soap also moisturizes.
Where to buy: Levrana official website, 4fresh.ru online stores, nashaorganika.ru
Mi & Ko
The Mi & Ko brand is no longer a newcomer to the cosmetic market: the first products were released back in 2009, and since then the company has received new certificates and awards for natural products almost every year.
Mi & Ko products impress not only with their natural composition (no sulphates, parabens and petroleum products), but also with the aromas of essential oils (our editorial staff could not take their noses off the box of Lime and Mint soap).
The effectiveness of Mi & Ko cosmetics is also at its best: juniper dry shampoo instantly refreshes and textures. The powder is easy to comb out and is not felt at all on the scalp, but we nevertheless found a small drawback: due to the lack of a dispenser, there is a risk of spilling too much of the product (we have some of it on the floor), so be careful!
The brand produces not only cosmetics, but also detergents and cleaning products, as well as essential and fatty oils of excellent quality. By the way, Mi & Ko flower waters can easily replace tonics: witch hazel hydrolate will help problem and oily skin, rose water will moisturize and soothe dry, and cornflower blue will take care of the area around the eyes.
Where to buy: official website Mi & Ko, online stores 4fresh.ru, nashaorganika.ru
Text: Maria Stefanova
Photo: Asya Zabavskaya