I’m loving Organic September and I’m always excited to discover new brands. Paula from Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box recently introduced me to Casa Mencarelli
NATURAL IS BELLISSIMO!
Our mission is to lead the Clean Beauty Revolution with pure Italian passion.
I developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivity a few years ago which meant I had to revolutionize my lifestyle and go 100% organic, in an attempt to reduce my exposure to toxic chemicals and therefore minimize strong allergic reactions. It all started with a body lotion that caused me anaphylactic shock and changed my life forever.
I realised how many high street products from cosmetics to soaps, perfumes, cleaning products and washing liquid contained artificial ingredients that could cause an adverse reaction. I looked for healthy green alternatives without success, so I started making my own skincare products, using fresh, food-grade organic ingredients. Real, clean green beauty is the result.
I am bringing the finest ingredients from my childhood in Italy into beautiful, natural, organic skincare products.
At Casa Mencarelli we believe in using the finest natural ingredients to create high quality skincare products. Each ingredient has been meticulously researched and, where possible sourced from Italy which is what gives our creations such vibrant Mediterranean colours!
We use 100% of our Italian passion and dedication to develop products that will be good for your skin, enhance your inner beauty and work in harmony with your wellbeing.
We take a “less is more” approach for a real clean beauty revolution.
- Certified Organic – Soil Association and COSMOS
- No synthetics
- No GMO
- No Fillers
- No Mineral Oils
- No Essential Oils
- Recyclable Packaging
The best for skin and for the environment, because we want our customers to feel… bellissima!”
– Lucia Mencarelli, Founder
CREMA DI POMODORO – Nourishing Tomato Night Cream & Cleanser (60ml | £45)
Beautifully hydrating, protective and nourishing cream. It is rich in anti‐oxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins and carotenes, lycopene and phytosterols as well as other key nutrients that play an important role in promoting healthy, radiant soft skin.
It can be used as a cream cleanser with a wet cotton face cloth to remove grime, dirt and make up from your face and neck.
It has a delicious natural aroma of gorgeous sweet Tomatoes and Carrots, it feels lovely as it nourishes and repairs your skin overnight. You will wake up to beautifully soft skin!
Perfect for: Moisturising and nourishing the skin, making it silky soft. It is full of anti-oxidants for defense against free radicals.
Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) seed oil*, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Cera alba (Beeswax), Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Oryza sativa (Rice) bran oil*, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) seed oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) seed oil.
*organically grown, 99% organic of total
I love a multi-purpose balm. This one is packed full of nourishing oils rich in anti-oxidants that help to promote healthy skin. It has a lovely natural aroma.
To use as a cleanser – I warm up a small amount in my palms and then gently massage onto my face and neck. I remove with a warm muslin cloth. The organic muslin cloth I was sent is really good quality. My skin feels wonderfully clean, soft and smooth afterwards.
I also use it as a night cream – I warm up a pea size amount in my palms and massage onto my face and neck. It penetrates well without leaving an oily residue. My skin feels pampered and balanced.
ACQUA DI MIELE – Honey & Orange Toner (100ml | £30)
Organic Orange Blossom hydrosol and the finest Italian organic Honey are the base for this delicate yet effective toner. They have been combined together to give the fruity sweet aroma of beautiful sunny Italy and a very refreshing capillary toning and protective action on the skin.
Orange Blossom Water contains a natural alpha hydroxyl acid that will gently cleanse and exfoliate, tighten and tone your skin while minimizing pores. Honey is moisturising, with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is emollient and skin conditioning.
We absolutely love this toner, with a pH around 5.5, it respects the natural balance of the epidermis and it works really well to tone the skin, leaving it soft and smooth
It also works beautifully in conjunction with our Sicilia Green Clay & Lemon Mask, use it to activate the Clay powder.
Perfect for: this toner is excellent for mature, sensitive and acne prone skin.
Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water*, Mel (Honey)*, Glycerin**, Aqua, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Lactic Acid.
*organically grown **made using organic ingredients, 97% organic
This is a very effective and wonderfully fragranced toner. I apply with a cotton wool after cleansing. My skin feels toned and refreshed afterwards. It can also be used to mix the Green Clay & Lemon Mask.
SOLE E MARE – Sea Buckthorn Serum (100ml | £65)
A facial nectar that can be used as a light moisturiser and feels wonderful on your skin.
The serum is rich in anti-oxidants like Beta Carotene, vitamins E and essential fatty acids Omega 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, to help repair and regenerate damaged skin.
Sole e Mare improves elasticity in skin and overall hydration, as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping the skin to increase collagen production. It is soothing and it helps repairing and restoring skin’s natural suppleness and radiance.
Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) fruit oil*, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) seed oil*, Caprylic/ capric triglyceride, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) seed oil., Cylindrotheca fusiformis (Eco Marine Algae) extract.
*organically grown, 98% organic of total
I love the bright and vibrant colour of Sea Buckthorn oil. This serum is like a bottle of sunshine. Sea buckthorn fruit oil is a super concentrate of Vitamins A and E, and unsaturated Omega 7 fatty acids, which help to regenerate skin cells and promote skin healing.
BELLISSIMA BALM – Sea Buckthorn Balm (60ml | £45)
A favourite if you need some extra protection for your skin!
This Balm is ideal for dry, mature and sensitive skin. Packed with anti-oxidants like Beta Carotene and Vitamin E, and essential fatty acids, it repairs and regenerates damaged tissue, making it a superb choice for your beauty routine.
It is ideal when the skin feels dry or when an extra boost is needed. It is particularly good during cold weather for protecting the skin from low temperatures and wind, but also great in the summer as it reduces water loss.
Perfect For: Moisturising, protecting & nourishing the skin, helping to maintain its hydration, maintaining a soft & supple texture, while working as an anti-oxidant defense against the free radicals.
Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit oil*, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit oil*, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil.
*organically grown, 99% organic of total
This is a super hydrating balm for parched skin. It feels silky on my skin and absorbs well. It is deeply nourishing and my skin feels soft and supple afterwards. It has a natural woody aroma.
It also works well as a lip balm or a deep moisturizing mask for dry skin.
Solum Fullonum (Fuller’s Earth, Green Clay), Tapioca starch*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder*
*organically grown, 44% organic of total
To activate the clay mask mix 1 or 2 teaspoons of powder with 1 teaspoon of mineral water, honey or our delicious Honey & Orange Toner to make a paste. Apply to face avoiding eye area, keep for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. Finally apply the Orange & Honey Toner and hydrate.
TIP: Adding honey to this mask will give you the additional benefit of honey’s natural moisturising, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sicilian Green Clay is cleansing and detoxifying, it draws out impurities and toxins from the skin. It contains a high mineral content to nurture and regenerate. Lemon fruit powder is exfoliating and contains Vitamin C, it helps to remove dull dead skin cells revealing radiant skin underneath. Tapioca starch is soothing and emollient; it cleanses and conditions your skin.
Powder face masks are by far my favourite as I can customise them to suit my skin’s needs. I enjoy being a mixtress and experimenting with various combinations. I love mixing my powder face masks with floral water, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juice, milk, herbal tea, honey and yoghurt.
Again another multi-purpose product as it can be used as a mask or scrub. It smells amazing….the scent of zesty lemon is so fresh and uplifting.
I love the little wooden spoon it comes with. It mixes really well. I leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse. It is so effective at cleansing and detoxing my skin. I love how my skin feels and looks afterwards… deeply cleansed, smooth and refreshed.
I’m so pleased I discovered this brand. Many thanks Lucia for sending me your amazing products.
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