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Human Nature 100% Natural Body Butter Cream in Berry Bliss | Oh so Yummy for my Body!

31 Jul

It has been raining most days this July and I find myself grabbing this every night. What makes me want to use it is its very thick and creamy consistency. I think that my skin feels dehydrated whenever its cold and to keep it from feeling that way, I have to use something thicker than what I usually apply.

Here comes another product from a company I truly love — Human Nature!

Human Nature 100% Natural Body Butter Cream

Product Description

Have you always stayed away from butter and cream because they’re so sinful? Indulge in rich, buttery cream without the guilt. Made with a fusion of nature’s best, ultra-succulent and potent ingredients, our antioxidant packed, deeply moisturizing Body Butter Cream will transform your thirsty, dry skin into velvety soft, supple skin. And because our Natural Care Labs made sure it’s 100% Natural with 0% calories, luxurious indulgence can now be guilt-free.

Did you know:

Most if not all available body butters and creams in the market right now use synthetic feel modifiers.

Feel modifiers is a term used for petroleum by-product ingredients usually ending in “-one” likesilicone and dimethicone. These sit in a layer on top of your skin keeping the moisture in but at the same time, clogging your pores and trapping in sebum, dirt, and bacteria. It’s like applying a layer of plastic wrap all over your body, suffocating it, and not allowing your skin to breathe. What’s even more disturbing is that according to www.ewg.org, there is insufficient toxicity data to know if dimethicone and silicone are safe for use in personal care products. So why use them at all?

Our Body Butter Cream contains none of these modifiers. Instead, we use premium all-natural plant oils to give your skin the deep moisturization it needs.

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Product Empties: MAY 2013

30 May

This is my first “product empties” post ever…because I hardly ever finish a product. I don’t get to empty them because, well, I like to keep them when they are 1/4 empty. I hardly ever throw products [even though they are expired!] because no matter how silly it may seem or how crazy I am, I’d like to keep them.

There’s going to be only one photo for this, though. 

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1.   Clindamycin Phosphate S.O.S.(Save Our Skin)

I am already using my third bottle as of the moment. For almost 100php, this product works! I don’t have any blackheads around my nose anymore and it prevents big breakouts. For a detailed review, check here. 

2. Human Nature Strengthening Shampoo

I used this months ago but just emptied it recently. It is an all-natural shampoo without SLS.  This does not lather like other shampoos but it cleans just the same. I also loved the fresh aloe vera scent it leaves my hair. Most of the time, it makes my hair look damp straight and at times it makes my hair stiff and dry. That is why I use it only twice a week and on days when my hair feels like it is so much chemically-laden.

3. Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator

I did not really finish this up. I dropped it — accidentally. I was in shock when it happened because it was still almost new. The tub is still filled. It works well in preventing oiliness and smoothing out the face. Instead of crying over spilled milk, I moved on already and started again using the new Oil Eliminator HD from Krave.

4. J&J Milk Lotion

This product is actually used up by my little girl. I included it here because I undeniably share this with her. She loves applying lotion on her skin and on my skin as well!

5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

I swear by this product and have used this ever since my little girl was an infant. I have two of this [one at my parent’s house, one at home]. The one we have at home is the empty one. I also have a little bottle of this in her baby bag. It is gentle, dermatologist tested, and may be used even without water. I also get to borrow this when we are out and I wanted to wash my face. What’s great is that you only have to use a little amount and a 250ml can last you a year or two.

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub

21 Mar

It’s bikini season once again! Are you ready to show some skin?

If you want to achieve soft, smooth, clean and radiant skin, exfoliate!

Why exfoliate? Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells (which settles on the epidermis, the top most layer of the skin), revealing your skin’s radiance. Exfoliating your skin from top to toe will get you glowing and ready for summer!

BUT…make sure what you use to exfoliate is safe, effective and gentle on the skin. Try Human Nature’s 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub in Vanilla Paradise!

I’ve had this product ever since it first hit the shelves. I attend Human Nature Manila’s magalogue turnover most of the time and I think I got this September 8 of last year. Check out my haul post last September.

I know this review is late already, but I think it just gave me enough time to test the product.

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Product Description

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and step into paradise in the comfort of your own home. Our 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub will give you the complete bath pampering experience so that you and your skin can get that much deserved TLC. It has bamboo scrubs and black rice to gently yet effectively exfoliate deep-seated dirt leaving your skin radiant, polished, and so much softer. Experience paradise in a bottle.

Look your best on the beach by getting a beautiful sun-kissed look. 100% Natural Bamboo Body Scrub helps prep your skin by exfoliating dead skin cells that get in the way of an even toned tan as you soak up the sun. Smooth away deep-seated dirt with the help of bamboo scrubs and black rice for radiant, polished and soft skin. Not only does it give you the ultimate pampering experience but it also leaves you looking beautifully bronzed this summer!

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 As always, Human Nature provides the complete product label: ingradients, expiry date, address of the company, etc.

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It’s great that this comes in a squeeze tube for hygienic purposes. This body scrub comes in 2 sizes: 50g for 129.75php and 200g for 349.75php.

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This all natural body scrub boasts of black rice and bamboo scrubs that effectively exfoliates dead skin cells and deep-seated dirt without being harsh on the skin. It has a rich, thick and foamy consistency that spreads easily on the skin. I can really feel the granules work and clean what soaps/body washes tend to leave behind. It is advisable to exfoliate the skin once or twice a week but when you have this, I think you would want to use this more often!

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I also love the scent of vanilla infused in this tube! It has this subtle vanilla scent that is not overpowering nor overwhelming. The scent lingers on the bathroom and on my skin! It is simply aromatic!

What I love most is that it leaves my skin lightly scented with baby soft, smooth feel, and a healthy, radiant glow. It doesn’t sting, itch,or  irritate any part of my body. (I usually get boils after I use salt scrubs so I stayed away from them!) Ever since I replaced my old salt scrub with this, boils didn’t appear at all!

I use this once a week or whenever I am stressed and want to pamper myself. On lazy days, I find it enough so I don’t slather on creams. But most often, after exfoliating, I use thick moisturizers or body butters to lock in moisture on my skin. Our skin absorbs better after exfoliation so I make sure to apply moisturizers.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) Pro- Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment

(+) the labels have complete information on the product: ingredients, expiration date, etc.

(+) available online, in some stores/kiosks, thru dealers (like me! you can order this from me!) and in Human Nature branches

(+) affordable for 50g/129.75php and 200g/349.75php

(+) vanilla scent is so yummy

(+) doesn’t sting, itch, irritate and dry out my skin

(+) doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing

(+) makes skin feeling soft and smooth

(+) leaves skin with a healthy, radiant glow

(+) works best with lotions/moisturizers

What I wish: 

They will come up with a strawberry scent and green tea scent! 🙂

Have you tried this one yet?

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Cleansing Bar

19 Feb

For the first time in the history of Human Nature, they released an all natural fragrance free natural cleansing bar. Everyone was giddy excited the time it was available in the market. I usually attend the Human Nature Manila Branch magalogue turnover during mornings but just this time I got to attend the afternoon’s session. And to my (and fellow dealers) surprise, it was out of stock already. All those who attended the morning magalogue turnover hoarded.

I got this after a week’s worth of waiting.

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Product Description:

Why go for soaps that leave chemical traces on your skin and the environment? Choose only the good!  Our 100% Natural Cleansing Bar harnesses nature’s goodness to wash away the day’s dirt and grime while leaving your skin feelingcleanfresh and moisturized. And because it’s  fragrance-free, your skin is left clean and clear from all synthetic irritants found in chemical soaps.

Our cleansing bar is cold-processed, which means that it takes more time to make than your usual chemical soaps, which are hot-processed. Hot-processing removes the naturally hydrating glycerin in soap, which is often replaced afterward with synthetic fillers and harmful additives that leave the skin dry and dull after bathing. Cold-processing, on the other hand, produces high-quality soap that retains beneficial natural glycerin which keeps skin soft and hydrated. As a bonus, cold-processing consumes less energy and produces less waste – so it’s not only skin-friendly, but eco-friendly as well!

Do the earth and your skin a favor! Each time you use our cleansing bar, you help make our environment a little greener and your skin a lot cleaner!

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Before using this, I cut it into four parts to save it from melting away. I have done this to other easy melting soaps (Ceraklin soap of my daughter before and Snoe’s Oatmeal Soap). I don’t mind using small parts of soaps, though some may tend to have a hard time holding and keeping it in their hands as they lather.

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The 90g soap sells for 64.75php. Not bad for an all natural soap! The cleansing bar is white in color and is fragrance free (as said in the label).

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I’ve been using this for a month now. Roughly, I use a part for about 10days. The number of days the soap lasts depends on the number of times I shower. On normal days, I take a bath twice a day. I never go to bed without hitting the shower. During hot and humid days, I take a bath more than 3 times because I just hate feeling hot and sweaty.

Thankfully, this cleansing bar doesn’t dry out my skin, no matter how many times I use it. It lathers well but is not as sudsy as other commercial soaps I’ve tried. It also rinses out quickly without leaving any residue on my skin. I didn’t experience stings and dryness with this. It cleans well but doesn’t make my skin feel tight. It hydrates well because I always come out of the bathroom feeling fresh. I love that it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized. Oh and it really helps if you follow it up with a lotion/body butter to lock in the moisture. The perfect combo for beautiful, soft, healthy skin: Cleansing Bar + Berry Bliss Lotion in the morning and Cleansing Bar + Berry Bliss Body Butter at night! Love the results!

The only downside I think is that it feels a bit gooey if left wet. I usually leave my soap ‘dry’ in the sense that it is free from excess water so it won’t melt and be wasted.

Reasons why I love this:

(+) HHN product means its Pro- Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment

(+) unique packaging with complete information, ingredients, expiration date, etc.

(+) available online, in some stores/kiosks, thru dealers (like me! you can order this from me!) and in Human Nature branches

(+) affordable for 64.75 for 90g of product! 

(+) fragrance free and mild yet cleans very well

(+) doesn’t sting and dry out my skin

(+) doesn’t leave any residue after rinsing

(+) makes skin feeling hydrated, healthy and moisturized

(+) works best with lotions/moisturizers

I didn’t want to write a negative comment here because I can live with its soft creamy side that melts easily with water. I cut my soaps even before and I’m so used to ‘drying’ them up before putting it back on the soap dish. Tee hee! 🙂

I just love this so much and I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an all natural soap that delivers!

Great job HHN!

 

REVIEW: Human Nature 100% Natural Smoothing Hair Serum

11 Feb
Available hair serums in the market rate zero to me. I tried using it once and I didn’t like the effect it gave. I felt that my hair is weighed down and greasy. I don’t use hair serums at all after that. But when Human Nature released their first 100% Natural Hair Smoothing Serum, I know I have to give it a try.
Product Description:

Silicone is your hair’s worst enemy! It coats the hair like plastic, preventing nutrients from penetrating the strands. Ironically, it’s found in many hair care products, especially hair serums. No one has dared to challenge this norm until now. Our Natural Smoothing Hair Serum is a breakthrough innovation in hair care. Made with a blend of nutrient-rich natural oils, it’s so potent that half a pump is all you need! It’s got sunflowersoybean, and broccoli oilthat nourishes and hydrates the hair, making it truly healthy and beautiful from inside out.

Did you know: Day in and day out, we subject our hair to a lot of stress – from environmental pollution to brushing and styling, your hair can really be vulnerable and prone to dryness. Styling products like silicone-based hair serums can actually make this worse! They give temporary gloss and shine but in the long run, they can damage your hair too.

Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut derived), dicaprylyl ether (vegetable derived), Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, ethyl alcohol (sugarcane derived), Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, fragrance (all natural), glyceryl caprylate (coconut, palm and glycerine derived)

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I did not like the packaging because the oil comes out. I purchased a number of this in Human Nature Manila Branch. It was packed safely and I placed it inside my bag. When I got home, there was oil spill everywhere and it was just messy. I wiped the bottles clean and kept it inside a human nature delivery box that I still have. I made sure that the product is stable so there will be no more oil waste. When I was ready to use it again, the bottles are still oily and the box had oil spill too. I am not sure where the oil is coming from though. The pump is a bit flimsy too. I like the old pumps better. I just hope the packaging will be improved. The bottle is a bit ‘soft’ that you can squeeze it, unlike the previous bottles they had for the sunflower beauty oil, hand sanitizer, etc. Other than that, I love, love, love the product so much!
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This 50ml bottle does a lot for its price (249php). The serum is made of natural oils that offer a layer of moisture and protection that last throughout the day. Half a pump is all I need to achieve amazingly soft, smooth, frizz free hair all day.
I take half a pump into my palm, rub my hands together and apply the serum only on my hair tips to avoid experiencing oily scalp and comb it through. I use this 2 hours before I shower, after baths when my hair is damp, and before I hit the sack.
Amazingly, the oil just disappears into my hair leaving it smooth, shiny and healthy. I love that it does not weigh down my hair and makes it look flat like other drugstore hair serums do.  Not only does this add major shine to lifeless hair, it conditions hair making it silky soft and smooth. I’ve bid goodbye to frizz, tangles, and split ends with this! It replenishes just the right amount of moisture and makes achieving a salon blow dried hair easy!
The scent of this hair serum is a major plus too. It is so addicting! I love that the fresh, sweet smell lingers on my hair!
I recommend this to everyone (who has curly/straight/thick/thin/dry/frizzy hair) who is looking for a go-to product for giving their mane a healthy lift and salon like feel!
What I love about it:
– Proudly Pinoy made
– Pro-Philippines, Pro-poor, Pro-environment
– moisturizes hair and protects it from further damage
– makes hair soft, smooth, shiny all day
– keeps tangles and frizz at bay
– a little goes a long way
– doesn’t feel oily or greasy
– doesn’t weigh down my hair
– has an addicting sweet scent!!!
– has a fair price of 50ml for 249php
I wish:
– it has SPF.
– it comes in a bigger pump bottle
– the packaging will be improved.
Overall: I am very satisfied with its effect! I highly recommend this!

DIY: How to Make Organic Lip and Cheek Tint

10 Feb

I was thinking on making a different D-I-Y using all organic products. I came up with this lip and cheek tint! Read on to find out how!

STEPS:

1. Prepare the things you will need:
  • empty container (I used the sample container from Krave)
  • Human Nature Lip Balm
  • organic pigments (I chose Krave’s Blush Krush in Pink Muffin)
  • Organic Oils (Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil and Krave’s Panacea Oil)
  • toothpick (for mixing and scooping)
  • tissue (for cleaning/wiping mess)
  • makeup setting spray
  • candle
  • match
  • spoon

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2. Fill an empty container with the chosen organic pigments. I used Krave Blush Krush in Pink Muffin sampler from Krave. I did not use any other colors to keep it simple.

3. Scoop out an organic lip balm with a spoon. I chose the Peppermint flavor because it has an almost clear color. You can choose Human Nature Tinted Lip Balms if you want more tint.

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4. Light a candle with a match or lighter and put the spoon above the candle approximately 3-4 inches above. You might burn yourself so be very careful. Wait until the lip balm melts.

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5. Pour the melted lip balm into the container filled with organic blush pigments. Stir with a toothpick.

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6. Optional: Add 2-3 drops of organic oils to add more benefits on the tint. Do not add more than 3 drops because it may look to oily on your cheeks if you do.

2 drops of Panacea Oil

2 drops of Panacea Oil

2 drops of Sunflower Beauty Oil

2 drops of Sunflower Beauty Oil

7. Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you get the amount that you want. You may want to add more pigments or lip balm. Stir, stir, stir while the mixture is hot. It warms and hardens up in a bit so you have to be quick. You can always scoop out the mixture in the pot and heat it if you are not satisfied with how it looks.

8. Once you are satisfied, spray a setting spray and let it cool down and harden for about thirty minutes. You can even put it in the

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I used this sampler from Krave so my pot already has a label.

Easy peasy right? Let me know if this post has been helpful! Thanks for reading!

REVIEW: Human Nature Natural Hair Mask

8 Feb

Visits to the salon are a thing of the past ever since I became a mom.  I only go there now to get a haircut. To start with, I have virgin hair and have used no permanent chemical treatments at all. The only treatment I’ve had was hair spa.

The only thing I do to treat my hair is use deep conditioning treatment masks. Hair masks are made to improve your hair condition but most hair masks in the market are very costly. Thankfully, I found Human Nature Natural Hair Mask with Avocado and Gugo Bark! It comes in two sizes, 50g and 200g. It also has two scents/variants: Jasmine, which has the sweet smell of sampaguita, and Rosemary, which has a mentholated smell and feel.

I have the Jasmine scent in 200g and the Rosemary in 50g. I love both!

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IMG_0049Product Claims:

Give your crowning glory the royal treatment it deserves! Our Natural Intensive Hair Mask strengthens, moisturizes, and nourishes your hair with the added benefits of vitamin E and vitamin B-complex. It deeply penetrates the hair so that you can have gorgeous, shiny hair that radiates from the inside out!

Coat your hair with only nature’s best: avocado (with Omega-3) to restore moisture and elasticity, gugo bark to nourish and minimize hair loss, and finally,organic virgin coconut oil so you can have hair looking – and feeling – healthy, shiny and soft.

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This has a soft, thick, creamy consistency.

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Only 99.75php for 50g of product.

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Made from natural ingredients and proudly made in our country!

I use any of the hair mask depending on my mood. Once a week, I replace my conditioner with this. How do I use it? After shampooing, I squeeze out excess water from my hair. I scoop an ample amount of the HHN Hair Mask and rub it in my palm. I smooth it over my damp hair, comb it and wrap my hair in a shower cap. I rinse out completely after an hour or two or after I’m done playing with my daughter, reading her books, or doing chores at home.

The gentle, all-natural ingredients in this tub is very helpful in keeping my hair healthy and revitalized. This deep repairing treatment nourishes and moisturizes my hair from the roots to ends to tame frizz and prevent hair damage in the future. It does its job well in conditioning hair and adding shine. It makes my hair healthy, soft, smooth, shiny and manageable.  It strengthens my hair too, decreasing hair fall  and dandruff! The scent lingers on my hair until the next day!

No more bad hair days for me, thanks to HHN Natural Hair Mask!

To sum it up:

What I love about this:

(+) It is a product of Human Nature, a trusted brand!

(+) It has 2 variants to choose from – Jasmine and Rosemary.

(+) It revitalizes hair making it soft, healthy and manageable.

(+) It prevents hair fall and dandruff.

(+) I had no breakouts with this!

(+) The scent lasts even the next day.

(+) Fair enough for 99.75php(50g) and 299.75php (200g).

What I don’t love:

(-) none!

 
What hair treatments do you use? Have you tried this one from Human Nature? Comment below!