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Frequently asked questions

1. How do I choose my day cream?

A moisturising day cream is a key ally in our daily beauty ritual, but it’s essential to choose one that’s right for your skin.

To choose the right moisturiser, first you need to identify the effect you want and any issues you want to correct.

 

Dry skin: If you have chapped or irritated skin, it’s essential to choose a rich moisturising cream with soothing and nourishing properties. Moreover, it’s important to choose a cream with a pure composition to help you avoid reddening.

Oily skin: Is your skin shiny, maybe with a tendency to spots? Even so, it still needs nourishing! The best moisturising cream will regulate excess skin oils, with a mattifying effect to reduce shine.

Mixed skin: If your skin alternates between dry and oily according to the season or the area of your face (the T-zone), opt for a hydrating moisturiser but with mattifying active ingredients.

Mature skin: Finally, mature skin needs a cream with strong moisturising properties and active ingredients to combat the signs of ageing.

2. What beauty routines should I adopt ?

It’s essential to adopt a regular beauty routine and stick to it in order to meet the everyday needs of your skin and remove any impurities.

Every morning, it’s ideal to start by purifying with a cleansing lotion to refresh your skin then hydrate with a moisturising cream, not forgetting your neck.

An added plus: If you feel like an extra indulgence, apply a toning lotion, such as a floral water, prior to moisturising.

All day, every day your skin is battling against impurities and pollution.

That’s why it’s so important to remove your makeup each evening before cleansing.

You can remove your makeup from your skin with a micellar water if you have oily or mixed skin. For dry skin, a cleansing milk is ideal.

Note: Try to remove all traces of makeup. Your last cotton pad should come away completely clean.

Follow this step by cleansing using a cleansing lotion before hydrating your skin, always using your favourite trusted moisturising cream.

Finally, every week you should allow yourself 30 minutes to use a skin scrub followed by a facial mask.

With this routine, your skin will be radiant!

3. Which day cream do I choose?

Among our natural cosmetics products, day cream is one of the most important.

A moisturising day cream is a key ally in our daily beauty ritual, but it’s essential to choose one that’s right for your skin.

To choose the right moisturiser for you, first you need to identify the effect you want and any issues you want to correct.

 

Dry skin: If your skin is easily chapped or irritated, it’s essential to choose a rich moisturising day cream with soothing and nourishing properties. Moreover, it’s important to choose a cream with a pure composition to help avoid reddening. Our natural cosmetics products are always kind to your skin!

Oily skin: Is your skin shiny, maybe with a tendency to spots? Even so, it still needs nourishing! The best day cream will regulate excess skin oils, with a mattifying effect to reduce shine.

Mixed skin: Is your skin dry then oily depending on different factors, or different areas of your face? Try a hydrating day cream with mattifying active ingredients.

Mature skin: Finally, mature skin needs a cream with strong moisturising properties and active ingredients to combat the signs of ageing.

Come and discover Lakroz day cream today!

Thanks to its natural ingredients and their manifold benefits, it’s perfect for a range of skin types!

4. What beauty routine should I adopt?

It’s essential to adopt a regular beauty routine every day in order to meet the needs of your skin and remove any impurities. A beauty routine that uses natural cosmetics products, is the perfect way to be kind to your skin.

An example of a Lakroz beauty routine

Each morning, it’s important to start by cleansing your skin. Use a cleansing lotion to refresh your skin, then hydrate with a moisturising cream, not forgetting your neck.

An added plus: If you feel like an extra indulgence, apply a toning lotion, such as a floral water, prior to moisturising.

All day, every day your skin is battling against impurities and pollution.

Each evening, it’s really important to remove your makeup before cleansing.

You can remove your makeup from your skin with micellar water if you have oily or mixed skin. For dry skin, we recommend a cleansing milk.

Note: Try to remove all traces of makeup. Your last cotton pad should come away completely clean.

Follow this step by cleansing using a cleansing lotion before hydrating your skin.

Once a week, allow yourself 30 minutes to use a facial scrub, then a face mask from the Lakroz range of natural cosmetics products.

Follow this example of a beauty routine, and your skin will be radiant!

5.Vegan vs. Cruelty-free: what’s the difference?

Animal protection is increasingly important today. Whether it’s food or cosmetics, numerous brands are turning to “vegan” and “cruelty-free” ranges.

A cruelty-free product signifies that the brand doesn’t participate in animal testing. However, their products may contain animal-based substances like honey, milk, or fats and oils.

In addition to being against animal testing, vegan products contain no ingredients of animal origin. However, a product bearing either of these two labels is no guarantee of natural cosmetics.

At Lakroz, our products are natural and 100% vegan. We use only vegetable- and mineral-based ingredients, and our cosmetics products are formulated and manufactured in France. This means we are subject to European laws banning animal testing which came into force 2013.

6. What is Green Washing?

Green Washing is a form of dishonest advertising, and it’s a technique used by companies in their marketing and communications strategies. It consists of promoting the band and its green credentials using, for example, natural symbols like mountains, flowers, etc. But this doesn’t mean their ecologically responsible.

Some cosmetics brands also get on the “paraben-free” or “sulfate-free” bandwagon, but still use other ingredients that are just as harmful.

To avoid green washing, you need to be able to trust the brand and their values. Natural cosmetics products should come from an ecologically responsible company with clear, coherent values.

Just like our brand and our philosophy, the Lakroz range of natural beauty products is part of a process that respects the environment, people and animals. The production of our raw ingredients respects flora and fauna, but also values the work of small producers.

7.What is green chemistry?

Our natural cosmetics products are produced using a technique called green chemistry. Green chemistry or ecological chemistry is designed to allow production without harming the environment.  It was born in the 1990s in the United States to limit the use of chemicals and harmful substances.

This ecological cheistry is founded on the principles of limiting waste, using renewable resources, analysing the fight against pollution, etc.

Laboratories are also conscious of the origin of raw ingredients, both from an ethical and ecological standpoint.

All the products in the Lakroz range are formulated by laboratories that take the utmost care over our products. That’s how we can offer you beauty products that are lovingly created, effective, and that  care about the environment. Our natural ingredients give up their numerous properties and benefits for your skin.

8.What is green chemistry?

Wearing a mask can be a cause of skin irritation and spots. Your facial skin is delicate and sensitive to external elements.

To fight against problem skin due to wearing a mask, here are a few simple actions you can take:

  • Try soothing anti-irritation face creams
  • Cleanse your face with a gentle cleansing lotion to avoid skin irritation
  • Use a cream with healing properties to deeply sooth and protect your skin
  • Avoid makeup and cosmetics full of chemical products like paraben as these are a major skin irritant

 

Wild grape, shea butter and baobab are three natural ingredients which are perfect for this. They help to deeply sooth, repair, protect and regenerate your skin.

You can find all three in our natural cosmetics products. So, your skin will have everything it needs to combat these difficulties, even with your mask on.

9. Why does Lakroz use plastic packaging?

At Lakroz, our products are packed in boxes made from recycled cardboard and printed using vegetable-based inks.

That said, the large majority of our main packaging is made of recyclable plastic. You’ll have noticed the little triangle symbol on the back of our products with “PP2” on it? It means that the material is polypropylene and that it is recyclable. For us, it’s the most compatible product with our values and with our natural cosmetics products.

Our first option was to use packaging made from plant material like sugar cane. However, the ‘food-miles’, that is, the distance to import the raw materials didn’t fit with the message we’re trying share. On the other hand, glass is not only extremely heavy, but it could also be a danger to you. Since you use our beauty products in the shower, the pots for our scrubs could easily slip and break, causing injury. That’s why we decided to use recyclable plastic packaging.

 

What’s the difference between recycled and recyclable?

 

Under the right conditions, once it is put in the recycling bin, a recyclable product can be reused to make other products. But it’s essential to collect them and sort them correctly into the right bins. Furthermore, to be recyclable, the material to be reused mustn’t have non-recyclable material stuck on it.

A recycled product is already the product of the recycling process. It’s made using old recyclable material which has been collected correctly.

10. I live in town; how do I protect my skin?

Pollution can harm your skin in a variety of different ways, and cause problem skin including spots, reddening and chapping. It can also accelerate the signs of ageing, with lines and brown spots thanks to a build-up of pollutants.

To help fight these harmful effects, the best form of attack is defence, so the best solution is to cleanse your skin morning AND evening. This helps you eliminate the build-up of impurities.

It is also important to hydrate your skin effectively twice a day. Your moisturising cream acts as a shield and gives your epidermal layer all the nutrition it needs.

The food you eat also plays an important role. Remember to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables rich in antioxidants to help protect it.

Our natural cosmetic products are made with kinkeliba and wild grape, which contain active ingredients to help protect your skin against pollution. You can find these remarkable natural ingredients in our Douce Protection face cream and our Fraîche Légèreté facial cleansing lotion. That way, your skin will be effectively protected from the worst effects of city life!

Lokroz est une marque de cosmétiques. Elle offre une gamme de produits éthiques et éco-responsables. En choisissant Lakroz cosmetics vous optez pour des produits naturels et vegan.