SLOW BEAUTY, ITALIAN-STYLE: LES INDIENNES
How do you say “Slow beauty, Italian-style” in Italian?
“Bellezza lenta all’italiana”?
Slow beauty, eco-luxe Milan brand Les Indiennes got our hearts racing when we first set eyes on their exquisite collection some months ago. Then, when the lovely Sabrina there sent us samples, that was…it!
Love at first sight turned into “Ahh, these are as good as they look.”
We had a feeling they might be.
“Just let yourself be carried away by a scent and the feelings it can awaken”
Too pretty to to unwrap? Organic Soap Bars, £6 each
Taormina Orange Body Cream, mouthwatering and as orange as the Italian summer sun…a Lilac and Lavender Natural Body Wash captured in an elegant glass bottle…handmade scented soaps with names like Dejeuner sur l’Herbe (Lunch on the Grass), made from herbs picked along a Tuscan meadow: mint, rosemary, sage and nettle…
Mouthwateringly Italian. Taormina Orange Body Cream with Sicilian lemon peel extract
Bella Lilla! Lilla di Siena, No. 9 , with Italian lavender
Les Indiennes will seduce you, take you on a sojourn away from urban living to a countryside retreat, where fig leaves rustle in the breeze and wooden shutters are closed against the midday sun.
While you read the last three chapters of the book you never got to finish last winter under a shaded terrace, waiting for summer’s heat to subside, the afternoon hours pass slowly. But soon it will be time for a big ensalata rustica, a bottle of red and some herb and garlic bread while you watch the sun dip behind the hills, music from a crackly radio wafting through the warm jasmine-perfumed evening air.
“Be the change you wish to see” – Gandhi
slow beauty, the way forward
Summer rose and shea butter to soothe and moisturise
We love Les Indiennes for reminding us that life is not for living “in a flash”. That beauty is best savoured slowly…sipped. Enjoyed slowly, like the gently intoxicating rose, orange, lavender and herb fragrances Les Indiennes has created, leading us on a voyage where our senses can roam free, the quiet exhilaration of forgetting, for some long moments…hours, days…the things that weigh heavy on our shoulders much too often.
“You can travel without opening your eyes”
Now it’s time to close your eyes, feel a new scent, and take a journey through the fields and flowers and and citrus groves that inspired the Les Indiennes collection…
“Now just close your eyes, feel a new scent and start the journey…”
The Les Indiennes luxe bath + body range includes:
THE ORGANIC SOAP BARS £6 each
If you can bear to unwrap them (!) each one contains natural, locally-sourced ingredients, and every Les Indiennes soap bar is made with over 60% extra virgin organic olive oil and individually scented with a blend of different flowers, plants and herbs.
Sonato al chiaro di luna – MEDITERRANEAN HERBS
Carefully unwrap the pretty packaging and inside is a lovely rustic-chic olive oil soap with purifying mint and soothing aloe. For oily or irritated skin.
Sage, rosemary and mint essential oils enriched with nettle extract and aloe in a base of extra virgin oilive oil soap.
Contains over 60% organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, aloe barbadensis oil, mint oil, lemon oil, pine oil, orange oil, eucalyptus oil, star anise oil, rosemary oil, clove oil, nettle oil, sage oil
“Les Indiennes’ products are hand made with passion, starting with each single essence to the design on to the packaging, which is in most cases made of glass or other recyclable materials”
Last tango in Paris…or maybe Milan?
Last Tango in Paris – HONEY AND LAVENDER
Soothing and nourishing, especially for sensitive skin and sebum-balancing. With pure lavender essential oil, honey, extra virgin olive oil and sweet almonds.
Made with more than 60% organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, lavender oil, honey
Dejeuner sur l’Herbe – LINDEN AND MALLOW
Rich in linden, mallow, jojoba, scented with ylang ylang and sweet orange oil to hydrate and calm dry or irritated skin.
With over 60% organic extra virgin olive oi, coconut, jojoba, ylang ylang, orange, mallow and wild linden oils
In Vino Veritas – MYRTLE AND RED GRAPES
A natural source of antioxidants, polyphenols and reservatrol, from the grapes, and a wonderfully toning, rejuvenating and “decongesting” soap – a tonic for sensitive or irritated skin.
Contains over 60%+ organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, myrtle oil, rosemary oil, extract of red grape peel, sandalwood extract
Organic olive oil, coconut, avocado, lemon and cypress oils…with poppy seeds for a light “skin scrub”
Love Kills – POPPY SEED AND CYPRESS
Toning, refreshing and rejuvenating, with lemon, cypress and avocado oils, gives a light “skin scrub” effect thanks to the naturally skin-exfoliating poppy seeds.
Contains over 60%+ organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut, avocado, lemon and cypress oil and poppy seeds
THE NATURAL BODY WASHES £13.50/200ml
Each Body Wash is handmade with olive oil and olive leaf extract, with an individual blend of natural essential oils inspired by the Italian countryside:
L to R: Tuscan Lavender Oil (Lilla di Siena), Myrtle and Red Grape (Rosso di Chianti), Sicilian Lemon Peel Oil and Bitter Orange Oil (Arancio di Taormina), Rose (Rosa di Ostuni)
Soothing and Nourishing, summer roses for an Italian summer’s eve…
Rosa di Ostuni No. 16, one of the four naturally scented & formulated body washes in the Les Indiennes range
SO in love with this packaging!!
The Myrtle and Red Grape, No. 38 (close up!)
THE HAND AND BODY CREAMS £26.50/200ml
A real nourishing treatment for skin, these beauties double as hand and body creams. The metal tins are large, so one of these should get you through summer!
Rich in wheat germ protein, argan oil, shea butter and aloe vera, they’re deeply hydrating, even in the driest of summers.
Keeping with the summer roses theme, here’s the Rosa di Ostuni Natural Body Cream.
Mouthwateringly ‘citrus’ and elegantly zesty – really lovely for spring and early summer – is the:
Made with Sicilian Oranges and Lemons
This nourishing, long lasting, silky smooth hydrating luxe Body Cream fragranced with Sicilian lemon peel and bitter orange is made with wheat germ proteins, shea butter, argan oil, olive oil, aloe vera extract, Sicilian lemon and Sicilian bitter orange oils.
Taormina Orange Body Cream…as delicious as it sounds. A summer drink for skin
MADE IN ITALY
Life is beautiful!
Discover the intoxicating world of slow beauty, Italian-style, called LES INDIENNES
ORGANIC SOAP BARS £6 each
ORGANIC BODY WASHES £13 each
ORGANIC HAND BALMS £9.75 each
(…and the divine!) ORGANIC BODY CREAMS £26.50 each
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