The first time I laid my hands on REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bail Oil, my affair with oil started since then. It was my first time trying my bath, and I fell in love with it right away!
However, due to the really steep price, it’s hard to sustain my appetite, and I was kinda bummed by the fact that I can’t bear to part with my money for the shower oil again. And then, I met L’occitane Almond Shower Oil. It’s not cheap alright, but it’s slightly more attainable than the REN.
And now, I am always on the look for a good shower oil. When I first heard about a new shower oil in town from Lipidol, I was overjoyed, because it’s cheap!
Without any research, I immediately picked up a bottle when I saw it at Guardian. It didn’t really bother me that the packaging is really simple, and there was no tester available.
The ingredients look pretty normal to me, as the main ingredient is the soy bean oil. However, I should have sensed the trouble when I knew Lipidol is from the same guys behind Bio Oil (Union Swiss).
If you had no idea, one of the Bio Oil main ingredients is the oil derived from duck feather…
[click to continue…]
Ever since I started using skincare, I have tried a couple of Australian skincare brands before, and I found myself quite liking their products generally. So when I was offered to review [A’Kin] by Purist anti-aging (or dry skin) products, I gladly accepted!
A’kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner
It’s not hard at all to see why this cleanser won a reader’s choice beauty award! Having to deal with dry skin, I am careful even when it comes to cleanser selection. I have a preference towards milk cleanser for the comfort it offer, and also double up as light makeup remover.
The ingredient list.
It’s creamy enough not to be runny, and easy to spread. It feels so soft against skin and smells of nice rose geranium.
It does quite a decent job at removing light makeup, ie foundation, blusher, lipstick. For waterproof mascara and eye liner, I suggest using eye makeup remover for proper removal.
However, one of the setback is, I am not a fan of bottles of such designs. It tends to leave a mess at the cap when you place it at the sink where water tends to collect. It can look slightly gross unless you clean it up each time after use. I also had similar problems with some of the Mark & Spencers shower gel in such packaging.
I would really love it if it comes in a pump bottle instead for cleaner and easier dispensing experience. Other than the less than perfect packaging, I love everything about this cleanser! Best of all, it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tugged nor dry at all!
[click to continue…]