Some products can really pique my interest just by their names or their descriptions alone. Like this one—Dr. Woods Shea Vision Pure Black Soap with Organic Shea Butter. Now, pure black soap already sounds too exotic but as if that isn’t enough as a selling point, this one is touted as an all-in-one cleanser, good enough for my face, body and also my entire household! Why, it says this can be used for dishes, floors, counters and more! Wow, I never knew my skin and my floor can share the same cleanser! How dismal is it to know that my skin is basically no different from my floor. o.O The good thing though, is that for an all-in-one cleanser for me and my household, this product is really affordable. The 473ml bottle costs US$7.37. It’s probably the cheapest cleanser I’ve used thus far!
So it says on the Acure Organics Cell Stimulating Facial mask that you’re to apply the mask over your face until you look like a green sea-monster. That sure sounds intriguing and fun but it was not that that stimulated my purchasing decision. What had spurred my purchase were the rather glowing online reviews plus the fact that I’m almost done with my Now Solutions European Clay Power. Well, I also needed something new to play with and after using the Acure mask a few times now, I’ve to agree that it is indeed stimulating…too stimulating actually.
A reader had emailed me recently asking me about the body washes that I’m using. Actually, I have been using a soap from Soap Paradise mostly but on some days, I alternate with a body wash. I was using one from NutriBiotic and currently, trying out the Nature’s Baby Organics that I bought for my son. Both products were purchased from iHerb. I’ll just be upfront by stating that there is nothing outstanding about these body washes. They’re both in the natural category and the only thing worth mentioning is that they’re affordable.
In conjunction with the Earth Hour last Saturday, Apivita showcased one of its best-selling products, the 100% Natural Wax Candle made with pure essentials oils from its aromatherapy range. I don’t mind candles as many of them smell great but I am not that huge a fan. Well, let’s just say they don’t feature in my shopping list at all. However, I decided to accept the gift of this candle from Apivita as it is said to be able to triple-duty as a hand moisturizer and lip balm.
I was really pleased to find this big tube of Devita Solar Body Block SPF30+ at iHerb. This is far more moisturizing than the Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF30+ that I reviewed in May 2011. In terms of color and texture, both sunscreens are pretty close but this Body Block doesn’t dry out my skin at all. I’m not surprised to learn that some people are even using this on their face.