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Sukin Sensitive Cleansing Lotion & Cleansing Gel

Sukin Sensitive Sukin Sensitive Cleansing Lotion & Cleansing Gel

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.

Greek beauty brand Apivita opens in ION Orchard

Apivita Greek beauty brand Apivita opens in ION Orchard

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.

100% natural Konjac face and body sponges

konjac sponge1 100% natural Konjac face and body sponges

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!

New product: Marie Veronique Organics Cleanser

Marie Veronique Organics Cleanser New product: Marie Veronique Organics Cleanser

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?