TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
疫情時代下，浪漫只能自己創造，以自己的方式擁抱世界，用一點點的不一樣調味出生活的新鮮樂趣，伊麗莎白雅頓全新白茶野薑花香氣，正是創造浪漫儀式感，在盛夏時刻也能刻上專屬美好記憶。從 2017 年，秉持「綠茶香水」系列的成功與經典，茶香專家伊麗莎白雅頓推出第一款「白茶香水」，在純粹精緻的白茶香氣中捕捉最單純原始的美好，細細品味屬於自己的時刻。
在2021年的今天，伊麗莎白雅頓白茶系列再度推出白茶系列第五款—白茶野薑花香水。除此之外更是推出白茶野薑花舒體霜，在香氣四溢的白茶花園中，也能夠舒緩身心靈。調香師Jacques Huclier 娓娓道出靈感來源：「在野薑花盛開的花園，仰望清晨的陽光，我在天空中金黃火球的邀請下，為自己端上一杯溫暖的茶飲，白茶野薑花喚醒深刻的記憶，為我注入能量與熱情，彷彿引領開啟一段嶄新的冒險旅程。」如同現在疫情當前，大家有更多與自己對話的時間，正好藉此發現內心最純粹的喜悅，浸浴在美好且充滿希望的氛圍裡。
若是追蹤歐美保養一陣子的大家肯定知道近期相當流行純素保養，又像是Clean Beauty浪潮風格等等，純素保養不僅僅是在成分的選用上堅持天然高品質的原料、無人工香料外，更是友善動物零殘忍的實驗，外包裝的選用上也同樣追求環境永續，簡單的包裝也造成了一股極簡風格保養風潮，去掉那些譁眾取寵，留下淺淺淡淡最好的，也是對環境最真實的保養。結合生藥學與植萃高效成分的殿堂級淨效保養品牌Dr Jackson’s 在今年7月首度登台，由英國專業醫學團隊研發，除了嚴格把關配方的安全性與純淨度，全產品更是堅持無添加合成色素、合成香料、基改成分、礦物油等有害化學物質等等，確保對於人體與肌膚皆安全友善。另外 Dr. Jackson’s 結合先進的科學技術與對於民族植物學深入的學術研究，並與英國各地農民合作，將具有生態意識的永續理念具體實踐於產品中。而Dr. Jackson’s 所有產品皆為純素，反對動物實驗並獲Cruelty Free零殘忍標章，拒絕使用珍稀和瀕臨絕種的植物成分，連同外包裝都是採用通過FSC森林管理委員會認證的紙張，可回收的玻璃材質，以及使用環保大豆油墨印刷答達到極致的環保永續效果，已然成為Clean Beauty浪潮中純淨與高效的極致標竿。
除此之外，像是台灣純素新生代品牌 nomel 除了堅持自然保養外，每一款保養品更是結合了生長於亞洲的草藥、植物原料，也特別適合在亞洲氣候使用。nomel的產品成分相當單純，像是最新「活力．淨白透光精華液」富含三大溫和成分，維生素C醣苷、傳明酸及康普茶萃取，維生素C醣苷，是一款專為亞洲夏日打造一款提亮健康光彩的淨白精華液。而nomel 在官網說明更是提到，如果沒有健康的地球就沒有我們，所以對於環保的觀念及實踐相當重視，除了產品，更是希望能在每日的作業上也努力減少碳足跡。
As the aroma takes us back in time, we begin to reminisce about the times of sincerity. In the base notes of natural flowers—the blooming ginger lily, the awakening scent, the rich aroma of lily petals—our passionate memories are restored. And while we are embracing nature, we also have to remember the proverbs of Mother of Earth. Sustainability is not a slogan, but an action that we need to take as a collective. As Monsieur Dior once said, “By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.” With determination and progression, embracing nature is no longer a fantasy, but a reality that we will eventually reach.
In the wake of the pandemic, we have to find our own way to embrace the world again and use something a bit different to spice up our lives. With the new White Tea Ginger Lily scent, Elizabeth Arden creates the perfectly romantic sense of ritual for us to enjoy in the summer. Since 2017, the New York brand has continued the success of the classic Green Tea collection and launched the first White Tea fragrance capturing the purest beauty in the exquisite scent.
Now, in 2021, Elizabeth Arden introduces a fifth addition to the collection: the White Tea Ginger Lily perfume. On top of that, the scent also comes in a pure indulgence body cream that will be the perfect remedy to relax the body and soul. The brand’s perfumer Jacques Huclier shares his inspiration behind the creation: “I have been inspired by the bright smell of the ginger lily blossoms. Dynamic and passionate with an exhilarating spirit.” Just like amidst this global pandemic, we have a lot more time to spend with ourselves, so let’s take this opportunity to express our purest joy and indulge in this beautiful and hopeful ambience.
A Rose Tetralogy
“By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.”
— Monsieur Dior.
When facing this unsettling time, we are forced to re-evaluate ourselves and explore the pure nature of the things around us. Just like the Dior Prestige collection, it continues to provide the skin with the pure and essential mico-nutrient care. It is safe to say if cleansing is a work of art, the Dior Prestige La Mousse Micellaire Face Cleanser is for sure one of the best artworks. Knowing cleansing is the basis of all skincare, the collection continues its high quality with the inclusion of 22 different kinds of Rose de Granville micro-nutrients. Increasing the use of natural-origin ingredients, it contains sugar micro-crystals, rose wax, rose gel and gives off a fresh floral scent to create a clean, all-natural skin cleansing experience. From makeup removal, cleansing, exfoliating to skin repair, every step is a mesmerizing feast for the skin that comes together as one luxurious spa experience.
The artist tetralogy begins with Dior Prestige Le Baume Démaquillant and Dior Prestige Le Savon. With their surprisingly silky texture, they will wash away the fatigue of the day and bring the skin back to its original illuminating brightness. They can then be paired with Dior Prestige La Mousse Micellaire Face Cleanser and Dior Prestige Le Sucre De Gommage to achieve the ultimate cleansing and repairing salon experience.
And with sustainability and environmentalism continuing to draw global attention, Dior makes sure every aspect of its creative and production process is based on the same eco-friendly concepts. The brand is dedicated to act on issues of eco-responsibility by fulfilling its social duty. From restoring flower fields through sustainable buying, increasing the use of all-natural ingredients, to creating eco-designs, Dior continues to follow its commitment and contribute to preserving our precious Earth.
Eco-Friendly Beauty Regimen
Vegan beauty products and regimen have undeniably become a major trend in Western countries. Like the Clean Beauty collections, organic and vegan skincare not only choose to use natural-origin ingredients without artificial components, but they also only conduct cruelty-free experiments on their products. Eco-design is also a big part of the sustainability movement. By replacing the usual extravagant packaging, a minimalist design becomes the new trend as it preserves the best and purest nature of these beauty products.
A science-led natural skincare and organic wellness teas brand, Dr. Jackson’s finally arrives in Taiwan this July. Led by a professional medical team based in the United Kingdom, the brand not only strictly controls the safety and purity of its products, but it also insists on using all-natural ingredients without harmful chemical components to ensure that they are safe and friendly to the human body. Meanwhile, Dr. Jackson’s also combines botanical research with advanced technology to come up with products that are eco-friendly, sustainable and ethically sourced. Having received the Cruelty Free certification, the UK brand offers vegan products only and refuses to use any rare or nearly extinct botanical ingredients. Even their packaging is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which uses recyclable paper, glass components and soy ink to achieve environmental sustainability, reaching the ultimate benchmark amidst this Clean Beauty global trend.
On the other hand, a new Taiwan-based vegan skincare brand, nomel, offers all-natural skincare regimens that combine Asian botanicals and herbal ingredients that are perfectly suitable for Asian climate. Simple but effective, the new Joyful vit-c Brightening Serum contains three main components: Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid and Kombucha Extract. It is the perfect serum to boost, revitalize and brighten your skin after a long day under the sun. Just like what nomel states on their website, they believe our existence relies upon the very existence of a healthy Earth, which showcases their emphasis on sustainability put into practice through their products and reducing our carbon footprint as a collective.