In collaboration with Tomelo CLEO
I think you have already noticed that, during our stop in Portugal, I was determined to discover Portuguese brands of natural skincare. Today I want to talk about two main products created by Tomelo – one particularly particular – a brand from North Portugal. As you can see in the title of the article, I’m talking about donkey milk soaps.
If your first question about it is “why not directly butter?”, I can’t answer.
But if your question is “why donkey milk in cosmetics?”, I made some researches for you and to satisfy my curiosity.
The main reason why donkey milk in skincare is so good has to do with the big concentration of vitamin C that this milk contains (almost four times more of cow’s milk). This high concentration of vitamin C + many other proteins and minerals present in donkey milk gives the skin hydration, stimulates it to renew itself and produces substances like collagen, that help the skin to be firmer and more elastic. Moreover, donkey milk contains anti-bacterial enzymes and anti-allergens that help with irritated skin, eczema, acne and psoriasis.
Tomelo’s soaps are also available in this practical mini format, perfect if you have to travel.
Among Tomelo’s soaps, my favorite are the ones wrapped in natural wool, that have a nice peeling effect. Do you ever have that terrible feeling when your face is all greasy and you feel like you can’t get rid of it? This soap is the answer to your requests. It’s simple: wet the soap and rub it in your hands till it will start to create some foam. There are two ways to use the soap at this point. For a delicate wash, just gather the foam and massage your skin with it. For a peeling effect, scrub your skin with the soap. By doing so, you will also activate your skin circulation. The wool shrinks when wetted maintaining the soap enclosed. This sort of soap lasts in average three times longer than a normal soap.
Tomelo produces mainly soaps, but also they make:
- Anti-wrinkle creams (my granny tested them, one for the day one for the night and she said they were so great),
- Essential oils coming from biological farming and
- Air freshening mushrooms.
Tomorrow’s post will talk more about the latter two, so stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to get notified when new posts come up directly in your email!
P.S. This post’s ideas are Thais’, but we thank Desirée for the lively reworking 🙂