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Note: This post contains affiliate links* The Vivaness is the world’s largest organic skincare trade fair, and I was there for the first time this year! Since there were so many amazing organic Asian brands present, I wanted to tell you all about my adventures from the world of organic beauty in today’s The K-Beauty Podcast episode!
I finally visited the Vivaness in Nürnberg, Germany, this year, and even though it’s been weeks since that visit, I am still filled with joy from all the wonderful brand discoveries I made there! Even though I sometimes despair over being back in my home country instead of still living in beautiful, clean, green New Zealand, sometimes… Well, sometimes it does pay off to live in a country that has a reputation for offering a very convenient location to host all sorts of interesting trade fairs and exhibitions. It also happens to be one of the pioneering countries when it comes to organic farming and – here is where it gets really interesting for us skincare nerds – also for organic skincare!
Thus, it is no wonder that the Vivaness, the smaller part of the much, much larger Biofach, is not just Germany’s largest trade fair for organic skincare, but in fact the largest in the world. Pretty neat, huh? Now, this organic skincare expo isn’t open to the public, and you need to actually show that you have a connection to the organic trade in some way. As a blogger, you can – if you show that your blog has editorial value instead of just blogging a bit here and there on the side – acquire a press ticket to visit the Vivaness. So, this is what I did!
I only had one day at the Vivaness, but it was enough to connect with a number of exceptional organic skincare brands from all over the world. So, I hope you’ll get as excited as I am about all the organic J-, T-, G-, B-, L- and of course K-Beauty news that await you today!
By the way: I was really, really sick while recording the episode – I suffered from both hay fever as well as a bad cold, so my voice gets progressively, um, “mucus-y” towards the end. Also, for some reason, my pop filter doesn’t seem to always work, so all the plosives are a bit…intense. SO sorry for that!
Here is episode TWENTY of The K-Beauty Podcast: Visiting the World’s Largest Organic Skincare Expo Vivaness
Episode Notes: Visiting the World’s Largest Organic Skincare Expo Vivaness
- You can find more information about the Vivaness and Biofach, as well as see a list of all the organic skincare exhibitors at their English website.
- If your German is decent or maybe you have a translator app to help you, you can read my German blog posts about my Vivaness visit, part one and part two!
- (4:20) Oh my God you guys, that Alva Rhassoul Cleansing Paste does still exist – you can buy it at Ecco Verde*
- Also check out the Alva Sea Buckthorn Moisturiser at Ecco Verde*, a seriously great face cream for sensitive, mature and dehydrated skin types!
- (4:49) You can buy the Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner at either Ecco Verde* or Amazon US* Ecco Verde, a German organic skincare shop, delivers worldwide!
Organic skincare brands from Asia:
1. Urang (13:50)
- Find out more about Urang on their website
- North Americans can buy Urang products at Ohlolly*
- Europeans can buy either at Love My Cosmetic or at Skinsider UK
2. Whamisa (25:20)
- Read my German blog article about Whamisa the brand, Whamisa hair care, and my winter skincare routine with Whamisa products
- Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner – buy at Amazon US* or at Ecco Verde*
3. CHOBS Organic (28:03)
- Read my English review of the CHOBS Organic Centella Asiatica Serum
- You can buy CHOBS Organic products at Koco Republic
4. BINU Beauty (31:27)/SanDaWha (32:54)
- The BINU Beauty website is in German, but do check out the adorable pictures of the brand owner’s parents on their “about” page
- You can buy BINU soaps at Ecco Verde*
- SanDaWha products are available at Beautytap* – Germans can now also buy some of the products at the German SanDaWha online shop
5. ARTQ Organic (33:17)
- Check out the ARTQ website – so far, it seems difficult to purchase their products outside of Japan, unfortunately!
6. ZNYA Organics (39:47)
- Visit the brand’s English website to learn more!
- Also, do check out Indian organic/ayurvedic brand Forest Essentials (40:42) – they have the most beautiful soaps and spa products
7. Naveen (45:41)
- You can learn about Naveen on their English website
- If you are in the UK, sheet mask online shop Oyat sells two Naveen sheet masks
8. Inna Organic (48:12)
- Visit the Inna Organic website with their global online shop!
Organic skincare brands from the rest of the world:
1. INARI Artic Beauty (52:43)
- Check out the INARI homepage
- You can buy INARI skincare at Ecco Verde*
- The INARI Artic Beauty Midsummer Magic Water Cream* has that “water drop” texture similar to many Korean products
2. MÀDARA (58:01)
- MÀDARA Brightening AHA Peel Mask (1:03:17) – buy at Ecco Verde*
- MÀDARA Infinity Mist (1:03:30) – buy at Ecco Verde*
- MÀDARA Infinity Drops Immuno-Drops (1:03:31) – buy at Ecco Verde*
- You can also visit the brand’s international homepage
- Some MÀDARA products are also available at Lookfantastic*
- This is the Gothamista video about probiotic skincare I mentioned! (1:05:36)
3. Zoya Goes Pretty (1:06:31)
- Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patch (1:07:29) – buy at Yesstyle*
- Heimish Bulgarian Rose Mist Serum – buy at Yesstyle*
- Heimish Bulgarian Rose Satin Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
- Commleaf Rose Moisture Pad (1:07:38) – read my English review, buy at Yesstyle*
- Commleaf Rose Sleeping Mask – buy at Yesstyle*
- Commleaf Rose Blooming Mist – buy at Yesstyle*
- Urang True Rose Repair Essence – buy at Ohlolly* or at Lovemycosmetic
- Urang Rose Ceramide Cream – buy at Ohlolly* or at Lovemycosmetic
- Urang Rose Ph Balancing Mist – buy at Ohlolly*
- Zoya Goes Pretty Organic Bulgarian Rose Water (1:10:12) – buy at Ecco Verde*
- Zoya Goes Pretty Bulgarian Rose & Rosehip Facial Spray (1:11:25) – buy at Ecco Verde*
- Zoya Goes Pretty Coconut & Coffee Body Scrub (1:11:48) – buy at Ecco Verde*
- You can buy most Zoya Goes Pretty products at Ecco Verde*
4. Wooden Spoon (1:12:49)
- You can buy Wooden Spoon products via their English shop website
- UK organic online shop GreenUS also sells their products
5. Antipodes (1:17:00)
- You can buy Antipodes products at Ecco Verde*, Beauty Bay* or Niche Beauty*
- Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser (1:20:24) – buy at Ecco Verde* or at Beauty Bay*
- Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (1:20:44) – buy at Ecco Verde*, at Beauty Bay* (cheapest price!) or at Niche Beauty*
- Antipodes Divine Face Oil (1:21:09) – buy at Ecco Verde*, at Beauty Bay* or at Niche Beauty*
The Weekly Craves, Faves and Misbehaves (1:22:02)
- Crave of the week: Commleaf Zero Made Green Cleansing Balm (1:22:38) – buy at Yesstyle*
- Fave of the week: Aqulabo Oh! Very Bright Mask (1:24:41) – read my English review, buy at Bemused Korea
- Misbehave of the week: Purito Centella Green Level All in One Mild Pad (1:28:54) – buy at Yesstyle*
- Better alternatives to the Purito pads are, in my opinion, the Cosrx One Step Original Clear Pad* or the Cosrx One Step Green Hero Calming Pad*
So there you have it, my report from the Vivaness and the world of organic skincare in 2019. I hope you discovered some interesting new organic brands and got as excited as I was when I met up with so many amazing people who are so passionate about their work.
As always, thank you for supporting The K-Beauty Podcast and my other creative work by using the affiliate links on this blog, or even donating a small amount to my ko-fi page! I love reading the kind messages you leave when you donate, they warm my heart – thank you so, so much to this week’s donor, MJH, who wrote a very moving and meaningful message that really touched my heart!
Let me know in the comments: Which of the brands introduced here excites you the most? Are you a fan of Asian organic skincare?
Take care, guys!
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