(I’m a self-employed Ringana-Partner, because I’m a fan of the products. If you become a customer via my personalised online shop I’ll get a commission on your purchases, that way you can support my blog. This blogpost is not an official Ringana page, I am responsible of the content myself.)
Let me tell you about my game changer! I admit, I wasn’t very interested at first, when a friend of my mum told me about Ringana’s products. I thought, yes, another skincare company, ok, vegan and cruelty free, that’s nice, but I actually have everything.
Luckily she mentioned them again a few months later, and said, I just think these products would be perfect for you …
Ok, I said, because meanwhile I was running low on some stuff, so I decided to give it a shot. I thought I’ll just get a few things and write a blogpost if I liked them. As soon as I started taking a closer look at their products and company philosophy, I realised that Ringana is not just another skincare company, they really are different!
What makes Ringana products different?
I used to make my own cosmetics in our kitchen as a teenager in the 1990s, with recipes from a library book, and my first job was being a shop assistant at the very shop where I got the supplies. That was about the same time Ringana started their business in Austria by whipping up cosmetics in the basement. Since then, they have become a successful company with a broad range of products and won several awards for setting new standards. (More on that here.)
The ingredients Ringana use are organic and fair trade, of the highest quality, and everything is freshly produced in their environmentally-friendly factory in Austria, from where the products are shipped directly to the customers. Ringana delivers throughout Europe – currently to 34 countries. (Read more on shipping here.)
You know the saying: if your food can go bad, it’s good for you? The same goes for cosmetics. Just think about how old some things in your bathroom are! I found some in mine that were easily three or four years old. And they might have been in the shop for more than a year before that, who knows. How much chemical stuff needs to be in there to make sure they last for ages, which is required by law for cosmetics sold in shops? That is why you can only buy Ringana products online. They have an expiry date: usually about 6 months. Once they are opened, they are good to use for at least 10 weeks. That might not sound like much, I was worried about that too, but it works out if you really use the things. So far, none of my purchases has gone bad before it was used up – even if that took longer than 10 weeks.
Recently I have started to become very interested in the microbiome and read a lot about how our health and wellbeing is affected by the things we put in our stomach, and also by the things we put on our skin! One more reason to pay a little more attention to ingredients in my cosmetics.
So I tried Ringana products!
I got curious what these fresh cosmetics would be like and once I looked at their website, I basically wanted to try everything. So I ordered quite a few things from Ringana. Luckily they also sell a couple of sample sets with travel sizes, like this one, so I got to try quite a lot. If you’re not quite sure what you need, start here. The questions will guide you to the best products for you. I recommend ordering a sample set for your skin type, there is a special price the first time you order them. And Ringana gives everyone who registers as a customer a 5€ welcome discount as well.
When the products I chose arrived, the first thing I noticed was how much I liked the design of the bottles and how stylish they looked in my bathroom. Also they are very sustainable, which is a big part of Ringana’s company policy.
The bottles are either made of glass and once you collect ten empty ones, you can send them back to the company and get a free product of your choice. Other bottles are made of CO2 neutral sugar cane and can be 100% recycled.
The glass bottles are wrapped in a little organic cotton towel for protection here in the picture, and the recycled cardboard box is filled with little chips made of cornstarch. You could actually eat them! I tried one. Not very tasty though 🙂
How do Ringana products smell?
I have a very fine nose and have often gotten rid of cosmetics if I didn’t like the way they smelled. Usually I went for things that smelled of vanilla and pomegranate and things like that, so that earthy smell of my new Ringana products didn’t convince me at first. But after using them a couple of times something interesting happened: not only did I get used to it, but I also became a fan of that scent. It just smells natural and clean!
I was at work the other day and about to have lunch. I had just used some of my old drugstore hand cream, and I stopped and thought, really? How am I supposed to eat when everything smells of that stuff? Now I take my Ringana hand balm to work with me. And I have a small one for my handbag. You know how your nose is supposed to tell you which foods to eat? Apparently my nose has an attitude regarding cosmetics now too.
Is is just cosmetics?
No, there’s much more! Ringana also has a broad range of interesting supplement products. Just like the cosmetics, the ingredients are a synergy of active agents serving a certain purpose. This one for example combines omega 3 from a micro algae with Vitamin D, antioxidants and other youth promoting ingredients. Or the Chi: a natural energy drink with caffeine, vitamin C, ginger, maca and ginseng. Everything is vegan except for one product, the pack d-etary which contains dairy.
And that is how blown away I am
I’ve been working my way through their product range and have meanwhile also become a partner in their network marketing system. That is a bit like affiliate marketing, only better and way more personal and sustainable: I’m learning about the products directly from the company and can be more helpful to my direct customers with answers to questions and recommendations. I have a personalised link to the Ringana online shop that I have used for the links in this blogpost, and if you order something, you’ll become my customer, I’ll get a commission and you can support my blog that way.
As this blogpost would get way too long if I talked about all the products that I have tried, I have created a new instagram account called FLY ME TO THE VEGAN SPA, where I will keep you updated on Ringana’s amazing products, how to use them and my experiences with them. Also we can interact much easier there, so feel free to get on board and ask questions or tell me about your experiences with the products. I haven’t come across anything I didn’t like yet, and my next order is on the way, so I guess my Instagram account will fill up quickly with pretty pictures of interesting and innovative all-natural vegan cruelty-free synergetic cosmetic products and supplements that we can talk about there.
Or are you a big fan already and want to become a Ringana partner as well? Read more here or just write me a DM on instagram. It’s easy, risk free and you don’t need to have a blog or anything, you just need interest and as much time as you decide to put into it 🙂