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Natural cosmetics from Orne

Much more than a passing trend, natural cosmetics are now, luckily for us, a permanent feature. The artisans of heavenly green Orne have successfully kept alive the spirit of their products, made the traditional way from the region’s natural ressources, to ensure they are gentle on the skin as well as the environment. So we’re quite happy to sort through our cupboards and adopt a more ethical morning routine.

Orne in your own bathroom with cosmetics from the B’O Spa

Stress, pollution, lack of sleep… our daily habits are reflected in our skin which may sometimes look a little off colour. With the apple- and chlorophyll-based cosmetics from the B’O Spa in Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, taking care of yourself on a daily basis becomes a real pleasure. Mixing nature and science, the active ingredients naturally present in forest vegetation and fruit from the orchards of Normandy re-energise your body and boost your vitality. Cleanse your skin with the chlorophyll range, or let the antioxydant and regenerative properties of apple moisturize and tone your face and body. Like a breath of fresh air right at home in your bathroom, the B’O Spa skincare and cosmetics ranges are truly packed with nature, all for your wellbeing.

Gommage © BO Spa Bagnoles de l'Orne

Chevalait cosmetics and beauty products, an elixir of youth

The fortunate result of a meeting between two horse lovers, Chevalait cosmetics give you the energy boost of a fountain of youth. Boasting the Cosmébio, Ecocert and/or Nature & Progrès seals of approval, Chevalait products are based on a world-unique  milk, fresh or pasteurised, from the mares that graze on the property’s own organic pastures. Shower gel, shampoo, face cream… try one and you’ll want to use them all!

Asses’ milk soaps by Mélisâne, for a royal bath

Asses’ milk is probably the best known but also the rarest of milks because it is difficult to obtain. It has been used since Antiquity and by the women and men of ancient Rome to achieve “beauty and youthfulness” through its regenerative properties. Try Mélisâne asses’ milk soaps and succumb to the gentle pleasure of a bath fit for Cleopatra.

Nature in a jar with cosmetics by Malva

Taking over her parents’ goat farm to create soaps and cosmetics was Malvina’s dearest wish. Today, her efforts are rewarded as she combines the benefits of fresh goats’ milk with local, organic plant oils to delight her clients with creams that smoothe, soften and moisturise, and active ingredients that slow down the skin’s ageing process. A firm favourite!


Produits naturels © Ferme de l'Aritoir

Quality cosmetics and soaps from La Savonnerie de la Chapelle

The Savonnerie de la Chapelle in Bellême proposes a wide range of top-quality cosmetics, including soaps, balms, and precious oils made without heat to preserve the products’ benefits for the skin. Stimulate your senses with the pleasant fragrance of your day cream and let it carry you off on a sensorial voyage.

Barbe Noire, or how to be trendy even in the shower

Barbe Noire in Alençon is the kind of shop you love to visit for its trendy look and products to die for. Behind the somewhat hipster image hides an ecofriendly bar made by the cold soap-making method to preserve its active ingredients. Forget that sensation of rough skin after your shower and brighten your day with a pleasant touch of colour!

Barbe noire © JE Rubio