Review: 100% Pure shower gel and hand cream

A number of you have been telling me about 100% Pure and thanks to a recent 20% sale at Bud Cosmetics over at the OG department store, I finally got my hands on their products. Actually, I had just wanted to get some bath products for my boy but the selection was very limited, from what was left. So in the end, I bought two products for myself – the Lavender Hand Cream and the Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juicy Shower Gel.

100% natural and vegan formulations
100% Pure products are made with no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins, as described on their website. They are also 100% vegan as their products are not tested on animals. Additionally, the products are formulated with a number of antioxidants to counter free radicals. And perhaps more interestingly, their cosmetics are colored with fruit and vegetable pigments.

100% Pure Lavender Hand Cream

Ingredients: White Tea, Lavender Hydrosol, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, Pomegranate Oil, Acai Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Rose Hip Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Lavender Essential Oil, Extracts of Cherry, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Blackberry and Grapefruit Seed, Cinnamon, Thyme, Oregano, Goldenseal, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Citric Acid, Witch Hazel, Japanese Honeysuckle Extract

Although I’ve mentioned that I’m not a big lover of lavender, but the scent of this hand cream is heavenly. It’s a lot stronger than the Natio Spa Heavenly Hand Cream I reviewed last week and in terms of texture, it feels creamier as well, probably due to the combination of cocoa butter and avocado butter as well as the various oils. While it does feel rich on initial contact, it is not greasy and the cream sort of sinks in after maybe 5 to 10 minutes later. And actually, while my hands do feel soft but if I rub my palms together a bit longer, I kind of feel a little dryness setting in over time. But I have to say the ingredients look very impressive and the 2 oz tube cost only S$16 before discount so I’ll say it’s an item worth re-purchasing – especially when it goes on sale.

Rating: 4 out of 5 hearts

100% Pure Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juicy Shower Gel

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice1, Organic Rose Hydrosol2, Extracts of Organic Grapefruit Seed3, Organic Lemon4, Organic Blueberry4, Organic Raspberry4, Organic Blackberry4, Organic Strawberry3 and Organic Rosemary5, Organic Thyme5, Organic Lavender5, Organic Cinnamon5, Organic Goldenseal6 and Organic Oregano4, Organic Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil3, Coconut Cleanser (coco betaine)5, Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate), Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Japanese Honey Suckle, Witch Hazel, Citric Acid

Look at the packaging! I had to remind myself that this is a shower gel, not a bottle of juice! And I really felt like I was washing myself in pink grapefruit juice for there is no texture to this gel. It is just liquid and the scent is exactly like a pink grapefruit, which is extremely refreshing and uplifting. Since this is liquid, I had to be careful not to pour too much or some of it will go to waste. This shower gel hardly foams and this was something I had to adjust to as I do like my shower gels to foam. Having said that, I have to say that the 100% Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juicy Shower Gel cleanses very well. As a matter of fact, I found it a tad drying and had to remember to moisturize my skin well afterwards. The 14.7 oz cost S$29 before discount and while I concede that this is a fun and great smelling product, I doubt I want to re-purchase the item again.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 hearts

I rather like the experience with my first venture into using 100% Pure products. The ingredients look very agreeable and their product packaging look fun and fuss free. More importantly, I think their price points are rather affordable. Next in my want list from the brand would be some of their cosmetics. Perhaps those of you who have tried their products can tell me which are your favorites?


  1. pf1123 says:

    Looks interesting. But the shower gel’s price is too high.

    I’m looking for a cheap soap-free shower gel. I think my heat rash/clogged pores on my arms seem to fare better with a soap-free shower gel.

    I used to get Yes to Tomato and Yes to Cucumber shower gels. But I don’t seem to see them around anymore.

    Any recommendation?

  2. Raelynn says:

    my current favourites are their scrub masks. the lemon brightening one is a sheer delight to use as a scrub (havent tried it as a scrub yet).. i find their foaming cleansers a little drying for me..

  3. Vonvon says:

    Singapore seems to have a lot of these US brands that we in Malaysia don’t have.

    I tried some 100% Pure shower gels before and really like them. One of them was Strawberry Lemonade. But it’s not easy to find the stores that sell them in the US. I think they used to have them in Bath & Body Works stores, but not anymore. Of course, one can get them online.

    And yes, their makeup sounds very interesting. The ingredient list is like that of some food products! Haven’t tried them either…. MUST try them one day though….

  4. flym says:

    I’ve tried the body lotion. I like it but it’s too pricey for me. Would purchase if I was in US though; it’s much cheaper there. I’m also not sure if Buds carry the entire line of the lotion.

  5. Raelynn says:

    havent used it as a mask*

  6. sesame says:

    The shower gel is quite big a bottle and I find the price point good for the kind of ingredients it contains.

    I haven’t noticed the Yes To range too, now that you’ve mentioned. Perhaps they’re not bringing in cos the response isn’t so great? Have you tried Avalon Organics? The lavender one is not bad, but not as moisturizing as the Yes To range.

  7. sesame says:

    Oh scrub masks…sounds like something I would like to try.

  8. sesame says:

    Yes, I must try their makeup. The price seems okay…maybe I’ll wait for a sale again. ?

  9. sesame says:

    Buds seems to have quite a number of their products, but not all. I wouldn’t mind purchasing some of their stuff during a sale. The price seems quite fair to me considering the ingredients are agreeable.

  10. Miss Vinny says:

    I think you can also get them from here:

    My only concern is that some of the makeup contains mica, which I thought accumulates in the human body? I’m unsure what are the effects of mica on a person’s health, though.

  11. Audris says:

    Hi sesame,

    Just wondering if you’ve checked out The Body Shop’s Rainforest haircare line? I actually learned about SLS and all from your blog ? Among other useful information.

    The shampoos and conditioners are free of silicones, sulphates, parabens and colourants. Thought it might be something that’d interest you.

    I got the shampoo and conditioner sample from the SA this week (for normal – to -dry hair). The shampoo doesn’t foam up much but there was a decent amount enough to make me “feel” that my oily and perspiration-drenched hair was cleansed after my gym session. The conditioner didn’t feel that moisturising enough on my hair ends though. TBS is currently doing a promo on their Rainforest shampoos & conditioners, $29.90 for 2 400ml bottles. So I grabbed the conditioner for “dry” hair to try instead.

  12. pf1123 says:

    Yes. I just noticed them in Watsons today. I’ll check them out.

    Now I’m using the BodyShop’s soap free shower gel. I like the variety of flavours! But the price is quite steep. Sigh.

  13. sesame says:

    I didn’t read the ingredients for their makeup range yet and have no idea they contain mica. I guess it depends on your threshold. Most of the commercial foundation powder I use contains mica and I don’t think too much of it. But if the brand is positioned as natural and organic, then I might be concerned.

  14. sesame says:

    Hi Audris;

    I was actually invited to review that range but for some reasons, I wasn’t too keen and gave them a miss. Personally, I don’t mind SLS in shampoos but I’ve been using stuff from EO and Burt’s Bees without SLS and love them.

    But TBS range sounds interesting enough and it’s good you find them working sufficiently well for you. Promotion price is definitely attractive.

  15. sesame says:

    Maybe wait for their promotion or sale?

  16. pf1123 says:

    They’re now having a sale. 25% off for 3 items. Just thinking if its worth to stock up.

    Anyway, thanks for writing up shower gels in the past. I shall look up your past entries too. ?

  17. Amy Loh says:

    Hi, are they still having the discount over at OG? I would like to try the hand cream.. ?

  18. CT says:

    sorry, this is totally unrelated to the post above. I am looking for your dry brushing post but cant find it. I remember reading it before.

  19. sesame says:

    Nope…it was until end of September.

  20. sesame says:

    No, I never did one on dry brushing.

  21. CT says:

    oh..i thought you did about the benefits of drying brushing…thanks

  22. Jess says:

    Hi there! I just wanted to give ya a heads up, I just started using their full coverage foundation, lengthening mascara, lip and cheek tint, and lip liner (which i actually use as a lipstick). and i have been extremely pleased with all of them.

    the foundation contains rice starch which gives a nice matte finish, it’s perfect for photoshoots and other such things.

    the mascara is fantastic! it actually seems like it’s conditioning my lashes while i’m wearing it, but doesn’t smudge like other conditioning mascaras i’ve used and it doesn’t bother my extremely sensitive eyes at all.

    the cheek tint is very nice and gives a nice little glow on top of the foundation. plus i kind of have combination skin and my cheeks get a little dry occasionally, but the tint has shea butter so it actually fixes it.

    i generally actually use the cheek tint on my lips as well, but i do love the lip liner for when i’m looking for more color. it’s so creamy and moisturizing, and the color doesn’t bleed at all. #k8SjZc9Dxk_#k8SjZc9Dxk although in my opinion the lip liner really makes more sense as a lip stick (which is good for me because that’s what i bought it for) but it’s awfully thick if you actually were just looking for a lip liner.

  23. Jess says:

    oh and i almost forgot the mascara smells amazing, like berries. =D

  24. sesame says:

    Oh nice sharing! I’m glad you found the foundation working well…thinking of trying it out. Will take a look at their makeup range when I get the next chance.

  25. Carrousel says:

    Hello! First time stumbling into your blog while searching for detox program haha!

    In any case, just to let you know, I have been using 100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer and Foundation Powder since this April. Despite the good ingredients, both products were really a disappointment for me. I do have extremely sensitive skin and have some open pores around the cheeks area, as well blackheads on the nose.

    Both products’ coverage are really low, and despite me exfoliating regularly, the moisturizer just sits on my skin, while the powder was soft but cakes.

    I got them from an online store that another reader posted online, and I actually bought 3 sets of each at 1 go. Have been stuck at the first set since and now, I just use the tinted moisturiser as a light body sunscreen, and the powder on my neck. The price are on the high side, so do consider if you’re going to try them ?

    I used to use the skincare range as well, but for the price, they arent great nor fantastic. Hope my review helps! ?

  26. sesame says:

    Hey Carrousel: Thanks for the review! At least I have another take on the product. Coverage is quite a concern for me and it’ll be a dread if the powder cakes. But I’ll just have a look the next time I get the chance.

  27. Jess says:

    have you ever gotten good coverage from a tinted moisturizer though? just wondering… i don’t know if it’s my skin type or what, but anytime that i’ve tried a tinted moisturizer from any brand in the past (haven’t tried the 100% pure, i just went straight for the foundation) i honestly couldn’t tell the difference. generally if i’m going for a more natural look or if it’s especially hot outside i just use a plain moisturizer personally.

    what brands have you tried that worked for you?

  28. sesame says:

    Hey Jess: I hardly use tinted moisturizer. The only one I’ve tried recently is from Marie Veronique Organics. The coverage is fair but quite good in evening out skin tone as a whole. Not as good as BB creams though.

  29. Jess says:

    i’ve heard bb creams are good, but aren’t they kind of a multi purpose do it all product? i’ve been wanting to try one, but all the ones that i’ve been looking at were around 50 bucks and in a rather small container. @_@

    under eye circles aside my skin tone’s pretty even (ridiculously pasty, but even) so maybe that’s why i never really noticed a difference. i use foundation more for covering enlarged pores and blemishes when i have them.

  30. Liesl says:

    May I ask how do you apply the tinted moisturiser? This product works very well on my skin as a tinted moisturiser. However, it works well only if I massage it on my face with my whole palm instead of just fingers in an upward motion. Prior to this, I find that the product sits on my skin too but after adjusting my application method, I finds it penetrates much better. Btw, this is a tinted moisturiser and with any other tinted moisturiser in the market, it does not offer coverage. It is suppose to moisturise and give the skin a slight tint of colour / glow. For coverage, do try a sample of the new liquid foundation. It’s my new love for my oily t zone. Gives a matt coverage without looking like death.

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