Product Review: ENVO CALAMANSI + LEMONGRASS Radiant Eclipse Body Scrub

Saturday, June 08, 2013

     Hello dearies, let's continue our mini discussion here about ENVO. If you're a new reader of this blog, click here to know more about ENVO Bath and Body products. I presume you all know that my favorite scrubs are A Bonne Spa White C Salt and Asian Secrets Lulur Body Scrub and been using both alternately for more than 2 years now. I never expected that I will come across with an organic body scrub that will do the job in the exfoliation department. At first I'm very hesitant that it can remove dead skin cells because when I touched the "scrubbers"- apricot kernels, I said to myself that it's very fine and won't be able to exfoliate dirt from my skin. Since my skin is already used to harsh scrubbing (I know it's not good) because I really want to get rid of dirt and to have that uber squeaky clean feeling, small, tiny or fine particles will just slide off my skin. It's like scrubbing with no scrubs at all feeling. (hope you get what I mean) But lo and behold, this product is amazing! Now I need to believe in the saying "don't judge the book by it's cover" particularly with this product. haha!
     Join the fight against dark and damaged skin, with the perfect blend of Calamansi and Lemongrass; you can see nature take effect in no time. Its main purpose is Whitening giving its users that fair light skin they have always wanted. Its main benefits consist of skin lightening, tonic, aromatic, minimizes oil secretion, revitalize and strengthens skin. This body scrub is lotion based so you get lotion plus scrub in one. It has a generous amount of apricot kernels which are used to exfoliate the skin instead of micro beads. 
ENVO CALAMANSI + LEMONGRASS Radiant Eclipse Body Scrub- love the fancy design of their product label :)

Haul + Thank you Mama for this bag

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

     Hello loves! Been very busy last week hence lack of post. Have you joined my three giveaways yet? If not, click here, here and here to join :D I still have another giveaway coming this October so keep on checking for updates. I have so many things to share with you like another batch of winnings, haul posts, product reviews and the Lolita Fragrance Launch that I attended last week. So for this post, I wanna share with you my recent haul mostly skin care products like soaps and toner. A printed canvass bag that was given to me by my mom when I visited them weeks ago.

     My original plan was to restock on All Organics Lemongrass toner when I claimed my Laniege Snow BB Cushion at Trinoma. But I can't resists the urge to buy a bar of my favorite Calamansi soap even though I still have one in my closet (yes, I keep them in my closet so that my clothes will smell citrusy :P) and a new one in my soap dish.
All Organics Lemongras Facial Toner
All Organics Calamansi Soap
Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion 4g Samples
Snoe white no. 10 Special Black Bleaching Bar
     I was in a hurry that day but when I passed by the Snoe counter, I decided to buy another bar of soap. The Special Black Bleaching bar was out of stock that day and the SA said that they already had a Snoe counter at Sm Fairview located inside Cinderella. Yehey!!! I can now buy my favorite soaps from Snoe anytime I want since SM Fairview is just 10 mins away from our house. 
Snoe white no.3 Special Kojic with Glutathione Beauty Bar
     Yay! Another soap from Snoe white, I heard Kojic and Glutathione combo is another way to effectively even out skin tone. Let's see if this will pass my standards when it comes to whitening department. I have high hopes with Snoe and I'm sure this will be another HG.

Genevieve Gozum Printed Canvass Bag
     My mon gave me this shoulder/body bag when I visited them weeks ago. I'm not sure if this can pass as aztec or tribal in terms of the print. I still don't know what kind of outfit will suit this bag. Any suggestions from you will be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot!!!

Good Times!~


My Skin Care Regimen

Monday, August 13, 2012

     Hi loves! I'm worrying that another typhoon (Helen) will give sleepless nights and panic attacks to those living near rivers, creeks and low lands. After a day of sunshine here's another day of gloomy sky. If only we can talk to mother nature and ask her to give us normal amount of rainfall then we'll all be appease. Let's just pray that God will guide and give us strength and patience to endure all these natural disasters that we have to face.
     Today is errands day and we're off to Sm Fairview for some grocery and window shopping :D I'm also excited because the kiddo in me wants to play arcade games, weeee!~ So before going outside, I want to share my skin care regimen. Almost all of these skin care products became my HG (holy grail). Believe me when I say that I've tried and tested these soaps since 2009. Some brands specially with the soap only became my favorites this year. 

     My facial soaps- I use this soap once or twice a day. I also use a special soap e.g my skin is acting up or I want to lighten dried up zits.

Step 1: I leave the soaps lather for 2 minutes then rinse.

Step 2: After the Calamansi soap (ALL ORGANICS/SNOE WHITE) I leave the soaps lather on my
face for 2 minutes then rinse.
     I only use one toner before until I tried something that is almost close to organic because of its ingredients (will make a review soon)- All Organics Lemongrass Facial toner and Dr. Skin Oil Control Toner

My new love! I included this on my skin care regimen because it helped me lessen my pimples during my monthly period.
     For my moisturizer- I only use GNC Vitamin C Moisturizer and Camaru Naturals Camellia Oil
     And for my face mask- I use Purederm's Dual Well-Being twice a week.

     Basically that's it! I will update this post later. I want to add something but I can't find the pictures of them. Hope you enjoyed reading this. Stay safe everyone!

Good Times!~

Product Review: All Organics Lemongrass Facial Toner

Monday, September 19, 2011

     Before anything else, I would like to thank my hubby for encouraging me to blog about everything and anything that interests me. I'm so lucky to have a supportive husband who sometimes became my fashion and beauty guru although there were times he refuses to because he thinks it's a girl thing. Finally, I decided to do my first review on one of my skin care product that I've tried and tested. It's one of those skin care must haves- facial toner.

     I know that there are a lot of us who sometimes skip the basic skin care routine of cleanse, tone and moisturize because we are lazy after a long day of work or simply we feel really sleepy. I'm guilty of doing this back when I was in college so when I decided to take good care of my skin after suffering from adult acne I searched for different skin care products. I tried several brands like Pond's Toner in pink and blue, L'oreal White Perfect Active Whitening Toner, toners being sold by dermatologists and Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner in blue and yellow variant. I can say that some of this gave me cystic acne, some strips of the natural oil of my skin and does have that funky smell. 

     So a year ago, I decided to try organic stuffs and stumbled with All Organics Bath and Body Wellness Essentials. This brand sells different organic products from soaps, lotions, scrubs, mineral make-ups and baby stuffs. The product that I will be reviewing is from the Lemongrass Line.

Lemongrass Line
     The Lemongrass line was inspired by the hardworking farmers of Negros who toil the earth to support their families. We pledge to support these farmers by expanding the use of Lemongrass and give back portion of sales to their community. This line includes: Lemongrass pure essential oil, facial care- pimple and acne relief, daily needs- hand sanitizer, mouth wash, breath freshner, whitening deodorant, foot spray, hydramist, relaxation- massage oils, relaxing massage cream, mood spray, soaps- liquid coconut castille soap, clean rinse, throat spray and Itcho's oil.
*from MILEA Bath and Body Wellness Essentials brochure*

     The Lemongrass line is composed of different products that I think suits different kind of skin care needs. I think that purchasing one of the products from this line is worth it not just because it is affordable, we are also helping our fellow farmers in their livelihood. It's like using the product for a cause.

     So now I present to you their Lemongrass toner from the Lemongrass Line which I really love!
All Organics Lemongrass Facial Toner
*photo taken from allorganics.com.ph*
Lemongrass Facial Toner
Lemongrass is a known skin toner that helps keep pimple causing bacteria at  bay, improve appearance of pores and freshen skin.
size: 100ml

price: 155php ( Around $4.00 )

place bought: Sesou Nature Source, TriNoma Quezon City
Herbal Garden, Quezon City Circle 
(infront of Philippine Coconut Authority)

instruction for use: 
as toner:
spray on face and dab dry with fingers.

   as cleanser:
spray on cotton, wipe gently on face, repeat until face is clean.

                             ingredients: Lemongrass distillate, Tea Tree Extract, Witchazel Extract, Guava Extract and Pepermint Extract

What I like:
  • Cool minty feel after use.
  • Leaves my face fresh and keeps the oil at bay.
  • Three sprays on my entire face is enough so the product lasts me for more than 4 months.
  • I tried to use it as cleanser and it works well too.
  • Inexpensive at 155 pesos for a 100ml toner that really works.
  • After finishing one bottle, I can say that it keeps pimple causing bacteria because I rarely get pimples now.
  • As for the smell, i find it tolerable because it fades easily after patting the toner on my face.
  • Comes in a travel friendly spray bottle.
  • Batch number and expiration date is printed on the bottle.
What I don't like:
  • None!
Will I repurchase? YES
     I give this toner a 5/5 rating. I'm on my third bottle of this toner now. This is definitely one of my tried and tested skin care product. This product really works for me. I've been using this for a year now and because of it's cooling and soothing effect, I also use this as a spot treatment whenever a new reddish pimple comes out. I think I found my HG toner and will take me years before searching for a new one.

     I highly recommend this product to those who have oily, acne-prone and combination skin. I'm sure everyone will enjoy spraying this on their face during summer or when the weather is hot because it really gives the cooling sensation on your face. As for the first time users with sensitive nose, the smell of this toner is a bit off. I think you will be used to it after 5 or more uses.

     Natural products can also cause irritation and allergies. We have different skin types and what works for me may not work for you. It is better to research on the ingredients first and see if your allergic to one of its components.

     Thank you for reading my post. Have you tried organic toners? If yes, can you share it to us? Have a great day everyone!

Good Times!~


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