Remember Sweetsation Therapy, the USA based online beauty store that sponsored very generously for the recent VivaBella Green Beauty Box Giveaway? Well, besides the giveaway items, Natalia, the owner of the store, had sent me a couple of her products to try as well. Included were the C*Perfect Skin Organic Foaming Face Cleanser , the I*Light eye cream, the Very*Berry Organic Oxygen Masque & Scrub, and the Sun*Si’Belle Organic Triple Action Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+, tinted.
Effective & affordable range for mothers and babies
For those who missed my earlier introduction on the brand, Sweetsation Therapy has developed a range of skin care products that are affordable, safe and effective for both mothers and babies. Their products contain the best of natural active ingredients, such as superberries, CoQ10, Caviar, Pearl, Silk and many others that are free of artificial additives. Some of you may also recall my review of their Sun*Si’Belle Organic Triple Action Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+ that is highly rated by EWG as amongst the best sunscreens for the past three years.
Sweetsation Therapy C*Perfect Skin Organic Foaming Face Cleanser with Enzymes, Antioxidants & Vitamin C 210ml, US$32
This foaming cleanser contains a combination of goodies such as papaya, strawberry, apple, banana, black willow bark, cucumber extract, green tea, and vitamin C to help keep our skin well cleansed and refined. It also helps reduce freckles or brown spots, and generally aims to give us a clearer skin. Having used the cleanser for a few weeks now, I find that it does provide some skin brightening effects. I also noticed that some spots on my face have faded somewhat. But then again, I do want to clarify that I use my own yogurt mask every other day so there might be some cumulative effects there too.
This is a foam cleanser without SLS or SLES that cleanses very thoroughly. I always use a milk cleanser to remove makeup so I can’t say if this cleanser removes makeup. However, it definitely removes all traces of oil, dirt and impurities. I actually had to get use to the squeaky clean feeling when I started using this but overtime, took no notice of that since it left my skin soft and non-drying. This is described as scent free but it does have a faint smell from the natural ingredients, which I can’t describe except that it isn’t unpleasant. However, I don’t like the pump bottle because I found myself having to exert more strength just to pump out the cleansing foam. The good thing is, I don’t need a lot of the foam each time and so the 210ml bottle at US$32 is value for money!
Sweetsation Therapy I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment 15ml, US$26
I’ve been really excited about this one but I can’t give a proper review of this product now. The reason is because I’ve been using a couple of other eye products almost at the same time and I think it’s too unfair to give a rating to this without trying it exclusively for a period. But as you can see, the product contains a ton of ingredients! Woah…and many of them are great for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, de-congesting and lightening the eye area, as well as reduce puffiness.
The texture is cream like but it is not greasy and I found it to be comfortable to use at night. Although I can’t give a rating to the product now, but some immediate benefits I noticed after using this product are a brighter, and more moisturized eye area – after continuously using it for a few nights.
Sweetsation Therapy Very*Berry Organic Oxygen Masque & Scrub with Vitamin C & Superberries 120ml, US$29
Okay, this is my favorite of the lot sent to me. Why? Because it smells wonderful like the name suggest and it is both an exfoliator and a masque. Again, this product contains a ton of ingredients, including 10 super berry/fruit ingredients, and so it does smell berry-like. I was sent a sample size and found this to be great to use weekly to give my skin a deep cleanse. The texture is pretty fine and so if you use this as an exfoliator, you won’t feel like it’s a hard scrub. But the thing I’ve noticed is that I get this tingling sensation on my skin while I leave it on as a masque, so I suppose it’s doing something good for my skin always feels fresh and rejuvenated after using this.
Sweetsation Therapy Sun*Si’Belle Organic Triple Action Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+, tinted 105ml, US$49.50
Besides the sun protection properties, this product comes with plenty of age-defying ingredients. I wasn’t thinking too much about this product when I tried it on, expecting it would be similar as my experience with their Sun*Si’Belle Organic Triple Action Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+, except perhaps for the tint. However, surprisingly, this one turns out to be a little drying for my skin. When I did a check, I realized that the ingredients list is slightly different from the one non-tinted version I’ve tried in 2010. Then, I was also using a moisturizer beneath but now, I use this over my face oil so I guess that’s why my forehead and cheek areas turned out oilier after a few hours (skin secretes more oil when it is dry).
Other than that, this product has a nice texture and is easy to apply. I remember the non-tinted version did not leave any whitecast for me and I suppose that’s why this product has received tons of raves from customers. I guess my skin might have reacted better if I used a moisturizer beneath but hey, I just prefer my facial oil for now.
I like that the range is affordable and their products contain a lot of goodies. But at the same time, I don’t really fancy long ingredient list as I find them too complicated for my liking. However, I also know that some customers will probably take that as being value for money! Another thing I noticed about the brand is that their packaging is rather one-of-a-kind. You don’t get the fanciful designs, nor do they come in glass bottles; in fact, the company uses minimal packaging and even has a recycling system in place where customers can return their used Sweetsation packaging to receive a coupon or samples. Kind of cool, according to some readers who commented about this in the giveaway post.
20% discount for Viva Woman readers
Okay, those of you who like to give the brand a try can still enjoy the 20% discount that Natalia has extended for my readers. Just use the code “viva” during checkout! They do ship internationally outside of US.
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