web stats

Guest review: Potpots organic skincare range

Potpots Guest review: Potpots organic skincare range

Local online organic skincare retailer Potpots contacted Viva Woman awhile ago to review their top selling face serum and eye treatment products. MsLips, a personal friend of mine, has kindly agreed to try them out but instead of just two, she received a number of their products including some for men! MsLips has normal and sensitive skin and the following is her guest review of some of the products she has sampled.

Daily Care Scrubie Scrubs 60g S$48
This is my favorite product from Potpots. Cutely named Scrubie Scrubs, it comes in a 60g pot and costs S$48. Made with finely ground olive kernel powders, the scrub has a peachy smell and a gelatinous texture. The smell apparently comes from an organic essential oil. After application, my face feels clean but not dry so that’s good. The olive kernels are very fine so it is not abrasive on the skin. My skin does look fresh after I use this.

Rating: 4 out of 5 hearts.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Olive Kernel, Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Phenoxyethanol , Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (from blend of essential oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Propylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica (Centella Extract), Phytosterols, Glycosides, Tannins, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Limonenege

free line
Potpots Intensifying Face Serum Guest review: Potpots organic skincare range

Intensify Potion Skin Repair Face Serum 30ml S$68
The face serum comes in a 30ml pump bottle and sells for S$68. Given that it’s a serum, I expected the consistency of the liquid to be a little thicker. Instead, the texture is watery and soapy. There are even bubbles forming when I pump the liquid into my hands. There is no smell and the liquid is clear in colour. I use about 3 pumps of the serum and apply it over my face and neck. I must say that after a few days, my face felt tighter and more elastic. However, some of the face serum got into my eyes and caused bad itching for me! So my advice to those who intend to use the serum is keep it well away from your eyes!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 hearts

Ingredients: Aqua, Vitamin B1( Thiamine Hcl) , Vitamins B2 (Riboflavin) , Vitamins B6 (Panthenol), Vitamins C, Vitamins E (D-Alpha Tocopherol), Glycerin (Vegetable Source), Glyceryl Cocoate, Lauryl Glyocol Ether, Tilia Cordata (Linden Extract), Quercitin, Rutin, Kaempferol, Volatile Oils, Mucilage, Methylparaben, Parfum (from blend of essential oil), Lactic Acid (Sodium Lactate)

free line
Intensify Potion Eyes Repair Serum 15ml S$68
The eyes repair serum has an identical texture. However, I stopped using it after a few applications. Because it was so watery, the eye serum had actually got into my eyes and it itched terribly. I applied it before going to bed but was kept awake by the itch and using Eye Mo did not help. The Eyes Repair Serum costs $68 and comes in a 15ml bottle.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 hearts

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin (Vegetable Source), Glyceryl Cocoate, Lauryl Glyocol Ether, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower Extract), Quercitin, Rutin, Kaempferol, Volatile Oils, Mucilage, Methylparaben, Parfum (from blend of essential oil), Lactic Acid (Sodium Lactate), Gentiopricrin, Erythrocentaurin, Oleanolic Acid, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol)

free line
Potpots serums Guest review: Potpots organic skincare range

Revival Hydro Eye Gel 15ml S$58
While the Intensify Potion Eyes Repair Serum was meant to be used at night, the Revival Hydro Eye Gel is meant to be used in the morning. The gel is colourless and odourless. I dabbed it on both my upper eyelid and the skin beneath my eyes. Although it felt cooling, I can’t say I see any visible effects. This is a pity since at $58 for a 15ml bottle, it seemed quite good value to me. One thing about the packaging: I wish Potpots had come up with a different look for their different product lines. The packaging for the Revival Hydro Eye Gel and the Intensify Potion Eyes Repair Serum is identical. I usually need to look twice to make sure I don’t use the wrong thing!

Rating: 2.5 to 3 out of 5 hearts

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin (Vegetable Source), Glyceryl Cocoate, Lauryl Glyocol Ether, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower Extract), Quercitin, Rutin, Kaempferol, Volatile Oils, Mucilage, Methylparaben, Parfum (from blend of essential oil), Lactic Acid (Sodium Lactate), Gentiopricrin, Erythrocentaurin, Oleanolic Acid, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol)

free line
Restore Treatment Mask 60g S$48
The mask for normal to oily skin comes in a 60g pot and costs $48. Made from peat, natural soybean and wheat bran extracts, the mask is a dark greenish-brown colour with a clay texture. The Potpots website mentions that the mask deep cleanses, soaks up excess oil and bacteria, and that it does not dry skin, but leaves skin smooth, clear and soft. I have to agree as my face did not feel dry after I washed off the mask and my skin did feel smoother. I used the mask on my acne as I have been having a few acne breakouts recently. It did help calm the acne and reduced the redness and inflammation.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 hearts

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alumina, Glycerin (Vegetable Source), Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Wheat Bran Glycosides (Active Ingredient), Lecithin, Vitamins (A, E And K), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Extract), Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Parfum (from blend of essential oil), Propylparaben

free line
SPRUCE Tone & Moist Treatment 30ml S$50 for men
There is also a men’s 1-step care range called Spruce. It’s a toner and moisture all-in-one for men. I passed it to my husband to use. He didn’t really like it because it had the same soapy watery texture as the face serum. Spruce comes in a 30ml bottle like the face serum but retails at a cheaper price at S$50.

Note from Sesame
Based on my understanding, the Potpots range of products originated from Austria and comply to the European Cosmetic Regulations. These include the International Producer’s Association against Animal Tests in Cosmetics, Internationally Certified for Quality Organic Products and Lacon Certified. But while said to be organic and the range contains mostly herbal and plant extracts, but I noticed that a number of their products come with some chemical synthetics like parabens.

Potpots is based in Singapore but ships internationally.

vivawoman1 Guest review: Potpots organic skincare range © www.vivawoman.net copyright notice
_______________________________________________________

About Sesame Chew

Blogger and founder of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.

_______________________________________________________

Comments

  1. pf1123 says:

    The products causing itchiness sounds bad to me!!!

    • sesame says:

      It causes itching to the eye, which is quite common with most products that get into the eye. But the eye serum needs to be less diluted to avoid this issue for sure.

  2. Hmm…I have a thing for face scrubs but I don’t like those that have big granules that hurt the skin. If Potpots’ only have small granules, I might try it soon. This is a good and honest review.
    - Kaith

  3. singla says:

    Surprise to see Potpots reviewed here!Get them from my beautician some months ago.
    I use the eye serum & eye gel n works well for my dark eye ring n lines.
    Never experience eye itch issue.
    Face repair serum lightening my necklines! Better investment then my Carins :)

  4. wow thanks for introducing this brand to us.. at first sight I thought it was an imported organic brand. Nice packaging :)

  5. singla says:

    Hi Sesame, I have been going to this home spa (Swee Kum) in AMK central for years. She is also the brand owner :)

  6. Florence says:

    I am using the eye gel & serum,never experience itch.So far so good.

  7. Hmmm..their products contains parabens and one has propene glycol too.

    Not such a good idea for organic brands.

    • I agree too. The definition of organic is very vague – it only needs to contain some ingredients certified.

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv


previous post: The 13 best makeup tools rated by readers
next post: Marie-Veronique Organics sun protection range