Terre de Mars is a French beauty brand that sells natural products which labelled as ECOCERT, Cosmebio, cruelty-free, and vegan! This one that I tried is the Luminance Body Scrub, made with coffee, curcuma, argan oil and castor oil. It smells like a luxurious spa – herbs and coffee brewing in the air. The texture is gritty but not aggressive. It gets to work sloughing off all the rough bits and leaving a hint of a coffee scent on my limbs. After this scrub, my skin feels very smooth. Usually my body is dry after shower, but this scrub is moisturizing enough even without the need to use body butter afterwards. Not only relaxing to use, this scrub also has a lot of benefits as the caffeine helps stimulate circulation, fights cellulite, and tightens while the curcuma acts as anti-inflammatory that helps repair and restore the skin. Plus, the argan and castor oil combo will leave your skin wildly nourished. I feel like I want to bask in this delicious scrub every, single, time I shower!
There's just some things we don't natter enough about in the beauty world. Unspoken beauty; the not-so-sexy stuff that's brushed under the rug but the details of which can be really helpful. So get in closer as I'm getting down to my grooming regimes. When it comes to body hair I've got it all, I got all the best traits from my Dad obviously. And I've tried everything when it comes to removal, besides laser that I'm planning to do next time. And sometimes I just don't have enough time to wax, I now stick to razor to wave goodbye to body hair. It's fuss-free but shaving has its own niggles, namely lumpy, bumpy ingrown hairs and annoying itchiness - especially in THAT area, you know? There still aren't enough products for pubic-related care. But I've found a solution, Fur Stubble Cream that designed for pubic hair and skin, but actually you can use it anywhere on your body. It's natural, dermatologically and gynecologically tested, free of phthalates, parabens, silicones, and artificial colors or fragrance. While it softens, it also fights off bacteria, inflammation, and ingrown hairs with sage oil and tea tree oil, and cares for skin with jojoba oil. I always exfoliate before shaving, after that I rub on the Stubble Cream to my legs, armpits and pubic area as I'm done drying off. It absorbed quickly and leaves a dry finish so you can immediately get on with your life. The scent is subtle and disappears within minutes. You'll walk out of your bathroom feeling pampered and comfortable. Since applying post-shave, I haven't feel any itchiness or seen a pesky bump crop up. It's like aftershave for your bits only without the yelps of pain afterwards. Most importantly, it improves the texture of my hair follicles so when they grow back, they're softer to the touch. After all, whether you taking it all off or leaving it completely alone, it's all about doing what makes you feel your best and being confident with what you have. Fur is a little luxury you can do for yourself if you want to treat your delicate area as well as the other parts of your body.
Empties time! It always feels nice to use something up till the end right? Especially face mask, since it took me so long to hit the pan. So today I thought I'd share with you updated review for both of these herbivore botanicals masks I've used up recently, right up until the very last drop. Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask Just like any other Herbivore products, it contains few simple natural but effective ingredients. This mask has Azulene which is a highly anti-inflammatory compound derived from blue tansy. It gently exfoliates the skin with fruit acids as AHAs and Willow Bark as natural source of BHAs. I used this mask for 20 minutes once a week. The syrupy texture is easy to spread evenly all over the face. But it's kind of difficult to wash away completely so I use a washcloth while rinsing with warm water. This mask is so much more gentle than any other exfoliating mask I ever tried, but the result is just as good as other masks with the higher concentration of acids. It felt my skin feeling clean and glowy with soothing experience with no stinging whatsoever. I would recommend this mask for congested skin, especially around jawline area. Repurchase? Yes, but maybe not soon as I still have other exfoliating masks that I want to use. Herbivore Blue Clay Detoxifying Treatment Mask This mask comes in a powder form that you mix with water to form a paste. It has kaolin clay and Cambrian blue clay which is known for its clarifying properties. I used this once a week for an all-over treatment. Sometimes I used it as a spot treatment too for whiteheads and it seemed to help bring out the pus to the surface and calm down any inflammation. Even though it has rose geranium oil, this mask still left my skin feeling dry so I have to follow up with something hydrating. I ever used it as spot treatment on my cheek for 3 days straight and dry scaly patches appeared as never before. My bad! Repurchase? Yes, definitely! I think it's my favorite clay mask at the moment.
HERBIVORE-Blue Clay Detox Mask
Are you as addicted to shower products as I am? Well, even if you aren't here are some things that will not only rejuvenate your body and hair but they will also leave you smelling so yummy! 🛀 I'm back again with my favorite body scrub! This time it's the frank bod Coconut Coffee Scrub. The ingredients are mostly the same in comparison to the other Frank Body scrubs which are roasted coffee and sea salt. But this one also contains coconut flakes and coconut oil. The fatty acids in coconut oil will moisturize and reduce inflammation, making it a great solution for all types of skin conditions. I think this is my favorite out of the other variant because of the smell. Think of a coconut latte, sweet and delicious! 🧖♀️ The second product I want to mention here is moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask which also smells nutty and coconut-y! What first grabbed my attention to this product was the description that said it helps to repair internal structure of the hair and infuses protein back into strands that have been damaged by chemical treatments or heat styling. It also enriched with argan oil that it's high in Vitamins A, C and E, as well as being loaded with antioxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids to help boost cell production. I use this mask once or twice a week after shampooing and keep it for about 10 minutes before rinse it out. The texture is very thick and creamy, easy to spread all over the scalp. But conditioner is a MUST afterwards, because without conditioner my hair feel coarse, stiff and hard to comb. So I find that this mask will work if you leave it long enough and use conditioner afterwards. With regular and proper use for almost a couple of months, I feel that the texture of my hair has improved. It helps to tame frizz and prevent split-ends while protect against the heat of styling tools. However, it doesn't help with my hair falls. So I'm still on the hunt for more powerful hair mask.
frank body-Coconut Coffee Scrub
Our skin is changing from time to time. Some factors like weather, stress, and hormonal can affect how our skin looks and behaves. For that reason, I'm grateful to have this collection of Odacite's Serum Concentrate that I've been using in rotation based on my skin's need. They are: Ac+R Youthful Glow Acai Rose Ba+S Eye Contour Baobab Sarsapilla Bu+L Sagging Skin Buriti Lime Gt+L Radiance Effect Green Tea Lemongrass Pe+C Combination Skin Peach Cypress Today I want to specifically talk about the Pe+C first because it's the one that I've used the most. I've been really enjoying mixing 2-3 drops of the serum with my moisturizer and pressing it gently into my skin at night. Then I breathe in it because this one smells so good, fruity with a nice herbal kick to it. It has a wonderfully light, fast absorbing texture without any stickiness, so it didn’t add any bulk to my already-nutrient-packed routine. The main ingredients of this serum is high-grade cold-pressed certified virgin Peach kernel oil. Peach kernel oil has a balanced fatty acid composition between saturated and unsaturated chains, which is helpful for those with clogged pores and oily skin. Those healthy fatty acids will help the skin maintain its moisture balance. This concentrate is also enriched with Cypress that stimulates muscle tissue, thus allowing skin to become more firm. And Grapefruit essential oil as a natural astringent which removes excess oils within the pores and on the surface of the skin. Sold! The morning I wake up, it's amazing that my skin didn't get oily as it's used to. My skin feel softer, plumper and balanced. This product and I have been pretty happy together for this past month. My skin is not irritated or greasy, and there haven't been any of those new breakouts or clogged pores. Highly recommend this for my fellow oily skin who want to try facial oil!
As lover of all things glossy, effortless makeup and a sucker for packaging, I was so excited to try anything from redearth beauty. DEEP DIVE Thirst Quenching Water Essence The main ingredient that provide benefit in this product is Sodium Hyaluronate, which is a Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in skin and helps skin retain moisture. It also has humectants like Glycerin, Betaine, and Butylene Glycol. From the formulation, we can see that the product is designed to be extremely watery and lightweight, with reliance on humectants. I like to use this as a hydrating toner. It isn’t sticky and absorbs into my skin really well. After applying this, my face feels soft and plump. DEEP DIVE Water Cream This gel moisturizer contains Water, Glycerin and Butylene Glycol as the first ingredients. I like to use it as part of my morning routine. It's very light, non-irritating, absorbs quickly and never feels like it's clogging my pores. So it seems like a good basic moisturizer for oily skin type. However, Dimethicone is 4th on the ingredient list and it's something to consider if you don’t want silicones in your skincare. I love that it's unscented, gives refreshing feeling but not entirely extraordinary. This product doesn't feel satisfying for me as it's doesn’t deliver enough hydration to be worn as my sole moisturizer. SECRET POTION ILLUMINATING SKIN FLUID This was probably the first ever liquid highlighter I'd used. When I first tested it on my hands, I saw a sublime luminous glow to the skin that you just can’t get from a powder highlighter. But when I put it on my face, it's a different story. I tried several ways: mix with my foundation, tap it gently over foundation with my fingers, use Beautyblender. Whether I applied it all over the face or just on my cheekbones, it doesn't work. It ruined the foundation and made it look blotchy. The consistency dried within seconds, so it didn't blend well.