When the Paris-based jewelry designer Gaia Repossi is not practicing yoga at Jivamukti or toiling away in Repossi’s headquarters in the 7th arrondissement, chances are she can be found at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés tea shop Jugetsudo, stocking up on matcha for her homemade vegan delicacies (think: affogatos, banana bars, and white chocolate cakes). So when Repossi came across Odacité’s Green Ceremony Cleanser, which taps the potent antioxidants of the Japanese tea powder, she was immediately smitten.
Now, Repossi—who prioritizes natural cosmetics (save for the occasional swipe of Thomas de Kluyver’s sheer, spirited lipsticks for Gucci or a playful manicure by her longtime nail artist Laurence Pignata)—gives her complexion a deep clean once a week by mixing a scoop of the powder-to-foam formula, a smidge of spirulina powder (which she stocked up on at Juice Press when she visited New York City last winter), and a few drops of water into a verdant mousse. “It’s very energizing,” says Repossi, adding that the DIY concoction connects her to nature, even when she’s apartment-bound. “It makes me feel like I just bathed in cool ocean water.”