Category: Lifestyle

Veganuary-Month of Vegan Beauty Body Products

This month a lot of people are joining the vegan diet as challenge to reduce animals pains and to safe our planet. It’s a charity campaign called Veganuary, a movement to encourage people to try vegan food and embrace their philosophy.

The veganism is indeed a lifestyle and it involves all products we consume, not only the choice of food.

When I started running my own business,  there was no doubt,  I would have had my brand of bespoke body products;  organic, vegan and cruelty-free.

Since, I decided to be very strict about choosing suppliers like-minded. Accurately, I selected them from a wide range of organic and certified raw materials.

My raw materials observe high quality standards in accordance with Soil Association expectations. These standards set out the requirements for organic and natural health and beauty products certified to the international COSMOS standard.

At VG we respect animals,  in fact all our organic beauty products are cruelty-free and not tested on any wild creature.

The only tests done, were on volunteers I have met during my years as beautician. They were  glad and enthusiastic to try my body butters and oils.

Now  they are the most engaged clients. ?

JOY-Organic Chia Body Oil

 

This is Joy, a charming mood lifting oil with high concentration of citrus essential oils.

Why Lemon, Lime and Bergamot?

Lemon is one of the most popular citruses in the world. The Lemon essential oil reduces tension and relieves mental depression and stress. It is energizing, revitalizing and stimulating of your senses. It is also a natural sedative, used in aromatherapy to relax the muscles and calm the nerves as a sleep aid.

Lime essential oil is effective in protecting against cold and flu, or as stimulating of digestive system. Therefore, you can massage JOY oil wherever you feel pains. In addition, it is a natural immunity booster and can even help reduce cellulite!

Furthermore, our all-purpose Joy body oil has Bergamot essential oil. It is part of citrus family and has most of their benefits. Bergamot stimulates the liver, digestive system and spleen, and provide an overall lift to those suffering from a general malaise.

Start your Veganuary with VG Organic Bespoke Body Products!

4 Organic Top-Selling Beauty Body Products for 2018

2018 has been a work intense year, we know that Organic Skincare is booming but my aim is to make people’s awareness of the ingredients they’re consuming when choosing a Body or Skin product.

Over the last few months, I have created new body product recipes,  tailored according to my clients’ needs, and believe when I say ” My clients want only and all the best”.

Finding the perfect and most suitable ingredients is the hardest part of making bespoke body oils and butters for all of you, but, on the other hand it represents my way to reflect your most intimate state of mind. Each product has been made with the awareness to provide positive energy, to enhance your psychological and physical conditions.

Glow Body Oil 

“Glow” is born with the aim to nourishing the body skin and improves the symptoms associated with overworking. 

 

Vanessa Gallinaro Organic Bespoke Body Products London, 4 Organic Body Products top selling 2018 Monoi Rose Geranium Foot balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It reduces the body aches and nervous exhaustion. With a powerful lemony smell, the “Glow” organic body oil has been tailored for women who play sport actively as it relaxes muscles and calms the tension.

I recommend it to use specially after your gym session, with the skin just wet. For a best result, use first the dry brush or the bath gloves exfoliator, massaging the body for a couple of minutes. This ritual will help the absorption of any organic body oils.

Sweetness Organic Body Butter 

As the name may remind you, “Sweetness body butter” has a luxurious smell of warming and delicious Vanilla. It is an ecstatic olfactory experience that charms your senses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the intoxicating scent is the first thing that gets your attention, we can’t forget the powerful benefits of its ingredients.

The Murumuru butter, from Brazil, has a unique mix of essential fatty acids (Omega-6-3) and Pro-Vitamin A, delivering excellent moisturizing properties to the skin. While, polyphenols contained in the Vanilla bean extract are anti-oxidants which help to protect against free radical damages and the effects of environmental stresses on the skin.

Several studies confirm that the sweet aroma of Vanilla helps in relieving neurological stress and reduces anxiety, tension and depression. I have created the Sweetness body butter for who needs to relax at the end of a long day and would like to enjoy a self-massage before sleeping.

It works also as solid perfume, you can spread a small amount behind the ears and neck.  Its mood lifting effect on the brain is helpful in improving cognitive functions and mental health, in the morning.

Signature Duo Hands and Feet collection 

The collection that made more than 120 clients happy this Christmas and during 2018 

Rose Geranium Foot Balm & Monoi Hand Cream. Never been so well treated!

Everybody recognize the healing properties of Rose Geranium essential oil, particularly of scars and wounds. It also improves circulation under the skin’s surface which aids in cell regeneration and balance excessive dry skin on feet

This duo bathroom essential is your family’s answer to keep clean, soft and hydrated hands and feet all day long.

The “Rose Geranium Foot Balm” has been indeed one of the top-selling beauty body product for 2018, with the Monoi Hand Cream. I always recommend my clients to massage into clean feet, paying attention to heels and soles at the end of an exhausted day.

The foot balm is outstandingly effective after soaking in a foot bath, or straight from the bath. If you can, use the product at night and cover with thin socks to allow the cream to soak in overnight.

Christmas “Prodotto Artigianale” Handcrafted has conquered clients’ hearts !! 

 

The first time I came across to Monoi Butter I was looking to create a luxury body butter for a client. The outcome of the products was a fantastic email on my inbox saying:

“Your Monoi butter will be a must-have. The smell, the texture, everything is lush with this cream ! It so moisturising, also my cuticles are not so dry anymore. I love it so much, I would like it in two sizes,please so  one can go in my bag”.  Alessia London

After this, lovely review and response the Signature duo Hands & Feet was born and has been having an amazing success.

Don’t forget  “Massage the balm  until absorbed. For a truly deep moisturizing treatment, cover hands with cotton gloves”. 

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas time and you will be following our hereafter Organic Bespoke Products 2019

Vanessa Gallinaro 

Summer 2017: Your beautiful legs anti-cellulite treatment

For who knows me for quite long time, knows that cellulite is a problem.  It effects most women young and old, slim and overweight. It is caused by poor diet, dehydration, water retention, poor circulation and even genetics.

A few things you can do to help cellulite:

  • Drink LOTS of water.
  • Eat a clean diet- limit sugar and processed food
  • Have a regular Massage or body treatment
  • Choose the correct exercise

We, women, all know how awful is to have and see the cellulite and we sometimes spend ton of money to find the right solution.

As a Holistic and Ayurveda therapist, I always search for ingredients that give the WOW result and this Anti-Cellulite Body Butter it does what it says.

Anti-Cellulite Body Butter and Oil

For my clients, I develop the products according to the stage of the problem. If a client experiences water retention and cellulite stage 1, with swollen and heavy legs surely, I will use more essential oils as Fennel, Rosemary, Lemon. However, if we have cellulite stage 3-4, never treated I will intensify the ingredients with Cinnamon, Clove, Sage and Basil. All essential Oils help to improve blood and lymphatic circulation and eliminate toxins.

Stage 0: With this kind of cellulite, an individual cannot notice cellulite dimples, also described as the orange peel result, once standing or stretching out. Once the pinch test is done, you will notice wrinkles but not dimples. To perform the pinch test, you must pinch your skin at the buttocks, thighs or belly with your thumb and index finger, clarified by Marie Watkins in her book, Banishing Cellulite Once and For All.

Stage 1: In this next stage of cellulite, which is in reality considered Phase 1, an individual in spite of everything cannot notice cellulite dimples once standing or stretching out. On the other hand, once you conduct a pinch test, dimples are noticeable,

Stage 2: With stage 2 cellulite, dimples can be noticed on the buttocks, thighs or belly once standing, but not when stretching out.

Stage 3: With the last kind of cellulite, in Stage 3, dimples are noticeable either while standing or stretching out.

Painful cellulite might take place for certain individuals at Stage 3. An individual with painful cellulite might have elevated parts and nodules. It can signify either a dreary ache in the regions where it can be seen, or cellulite that is sensitive to the touch.

Shop here the Organic Anti-Cellulite Body Butter and Organic Bespoke Lymphatic Drainage Serum

Rose Geranium: the perfect foot balm to nourish the skin

Vanessa Gallinaro Organic Rose Geranium Foot Balm

This lovely foot balm was created in collaboration with my Reflexologist Bertilla Fiorio. A couple of years of ago we organized a Reflexology event in London for my clients. During her stays, we thought to give an extra- special pampering to the clients, we needed a special cream and the Organic Rose Geranium Foot Balm was born.

We found ourselves researching between butters, oils and essential oils, after making several samples, three butters stood out, Macadamia, Kokum and Shea butter. The combination of these three with Castor Oil, Neem Oil delivered the most excellent nutriments to the skin. We, of course, chose the best organic raw material on the market.

Rose Geranium © Wikimedia

The healing properties of the Kokum butter were known to indigenous people, it has a uniform triglyceride composition and therefore promotes regeneration of skin, it helps heal ulcers, is also non-pore clogging.

The research carried on which best essential oil would have given the more benefit to treat dry skin giving a balancing effect. Calming and grounding, Rose Geranium helps to reduce the feeling of stress and worry. It was and still is the excellent choice to uplift mood and promote feeling of well-being

Since then, the Foot Balm has been the most popular product, sold in several European countries to Beauty Salons, Spas and Reflexology Centres, people just love to have their feet pampered.

Shop here the Organic Rose Geranium Foot Balm

How To Avoid Stretch Mark?

Do you really care about your appearance? Many people today are focused on better health lifestyle, good food and better skin products that can make them appear younger. However, we might have problems like stretch marks that can make us feel not confident to show our body. Women normally have this issues during their pregnancy or during a stress period where they lose or gain weight. Stretch marks happen when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up with and this causes the elastic fibres just under the surface of the skin to break.

However, the good news is that we can avoid and prevent stretch marks and here we find some simple and interesting ways.

  1. Keep your skin moisturised

You are more likely to get stretch marks if your skin is not very elastic. If this is the case, you have to try an anti-stretch-mark body butter or oil to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Massaging your skin twice a day with a moisturiser will help you feel good about your pregnant body, it encourages skin cellular renewal, it keeps the skin elastic and prevent stretch mark.

Shea butter and cocoa butter are two of the best emollients. Cocoa butter is a natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean and Shea butter is made from the nut of the karite tree.

  1. Keep your skin Hydrated

During the pregnancy your body has an increased demand for hydration and drinking sufficient water (approximately 2 litters a day) is essential in order to help strengthen and renew your skin elasticity. Dry lips or throat, being tired, headaches, or a lack of concentration can be a sign of a lack of hydration.

  1. Skin food

Collagen and elastin fibres are necessary to keep the skin growing strong, and the stronger it is, the less likely is to get stretch marks. Consequently, it makes sense to eat foods that are rich in Vitamin E and C, which help the collagen production. Vitamin C in particular is a natural antioxidant that helps protect tissue from damage and Vitamins B2 and B3 also help promote and maintain healthy skin.

It is best to get Vitamin C from a natural food source instead of a supplement such as red and green peppers, guava, kale, parsley greens, turnips, and broccoli.

  1. Exercise regularly

This will help keep your circulation pumping and your skin will perform better. Do cardio exercise regularly tone the muscles that can firm the skin and reduce the look of stretch.