Seems like beauty products originally made by nuns and monks are having a bit of a moment. In a nut shell, back in the day some monks and nuns were working as pharmacists & herbalists with access to ingredients and the means to make and experiment with recipes. I think that today consumers trying to find their holy grail product might be a little disenchanted by the hard sell of the big brands & this option is a simpler perhaps more authentic and natural approach. Here are some beautiful nuns to looks at and admire. One of my all time favourite films is Black Narcissus by Jack Cardiff. There is a scene where a nun who has fallen in love with a man and decides to leave the church and this is represented by her discarding her robe for a sharp suit and by applying a sinful red lipstick.
Here are some favourite brands and products:
Santa Maria Novella for any of their candles, perfume skin and hair care and they even make fancy grooming products for pampered pooches. I particularly love the Sandalwood Bath Oil which in my opinion makes me feel rather sinful.
Try out Fresh Ancient Elixir range – I adore the precious oil made in a Czech monastery.
In New Jersey you can buy gorgeous hand made soaps and hand creams by Dominican Nuns.
Monastery Creations is basically what Martha Stewart does but better because these guys have God on their side.
Italian brand Erbe was also originally made by monks – I love the Orange C Serum under moisturiser.
Try from Easeamine who make a great skin care line and I love their eye cream and you can shop guilt free as all their profits go to charity.
Other than to look at the art this is one way of getting me in a church and in my own twisted way I feel it is ok to look good for God. Isn’t that what the nuns are saying?