I can now totally understand why a number of you like using virgin coconut oil. It’s quite an awesome oil and I wish I had discovered it earlier. For some reason, I kept thinking that the smell would be quite unbearable but turned out, this is one of the best smelling oils I’ve come across. I mean, unless you really detest coconut, there’s no way you’ll dislike the smell. Moreover, it’s a very versatile oil, being suitable for both our hair and skin. In fact, you can just about use it anywhere on your body.
I wonder how many of you remember when I used to rave about Sukin Organics product range back in 2008. In fact, I was pretty enamored with the Sukin Organics Foaming Facial Cleanser and had used up quite a few bottles during that stretch. But actually, if you’ve seen Sukin, you’ll know what I mean when I say the brand is unexciting but yet appealing. I mean, it doesn’t feature any interesting ingredients nor is it a cult brand but somehow, the simple natural concept, affordable price plus easy accessibility work together to give this brand a certain mass appeal.
Those of you who have visited ION Orchard recently might have noticed the new Apivita store located at B3-45/46. Although I didn’t attend the media event, I had a chance to pop by the store when I was in that area and I’ve to say the wide range of products appealed to me. I had a quick look and the thing that caught my attention were really the face masks. I’ll share my thoughts about them in a bit, having tried some of them from the media kit I was sent.
ANYOHASEYO! Oh wait, it should be KONICHIWA instead! Or maybe both since konjac is a potato cultivated as food in Japan and Korea. I first learned that the Japanese have been using the konjac vegetable as a beauty treatment for their delicate skin because it is an alkaline and is loaded with goodness. But funnily, when I was introduced to the konjac sponges, it was the Korea ones that were recommended to me. Anyhow, it doesn’t matter because I’ve got both covered here – konjac sponges from Korea and Japan!
Marie Veronique Organics recently launched Cleanser. According to the company, this is a gentle but effective cleanser that removes dirt, oil, sunscreen and makeup without harsh or irritating sudsing agents and naturally soothes and softens the skin with green tea, aloe vera, and jojoba oil. I received a complimentary bottle for review and was eager to try it because of what it promises. But does it leave up to its claims?