Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Innisfree Its Real Squeeze Mask (Cucumber) review

Dear Beauty Diary,

Today I shall review sheet masks from Innisfree! Sheet masks are the craze in Asia and even more popular than the masks that come in jars. In fact, a few years ago, I thought that sheet masks were the only type of masks for a long time, hehehe. Anyway, sheet masks are a great pick me up for your skin. I use them once a week. I have tried sheet masks from a few different brands, but I was just meh with them. Nothing that made me want to repurchase. Until I found the Innisfree sheet masks!

Innisfree has a few different ranges of sheet masks, but I shall be reviewing the sheet masks from the Its Real Squeeze Mask line. They have many different fruits, berries and herbs, such as Aloe Vera, Honey, Bija, Kiwi, Strawberry, etc. You will definitely find one that suits your skin! I've used up my Rose and Tea Tree ones, so I'm left with this cucumber one to review. Its quite affordable, at $2 for each mask. The mask comes dripping with serum, there's 20ml worth of serum packed into each mask. So much serum that you don't need to worry about your face drying out with the mask on, even if you have dry skin.

One of the top ingredients in the mask is glycerin, so it makes your skin very supple and moisturised. The mask is also very cooling and refreshing on the skin. Results last for a whole day! Your skin just feels so rich and moisturised after using the mask. I have never used a mask that gives me such results before, most masks leave a gel type serum after use. The Innisfree masks seem to leave a cream type serum after use, it is very thick and rich. Super moisturising and I love it.

Ingredient list.

Downside to the product is that all the masks from the Its Real Squeeze Mask line contains alcohol and butylene glycol as one of the top ingredients. I have found that the only masks that do not contain alcohol is the Shea Butter and Rice masks. I have quite sensitive skin, so the alcohol tingles my face. Also, pure alcohol smells terrible. It has a sharp stinging smell. While these masks are scented, the alcohol smell is still overpowering. They smell terrible.

Furthermore, even though there is very little research done on the comedogenic effects of butylene glycol, after years of experimenting, I have discovered that butylene glycol breaks me out. I have read reviews of others breaking out from some of these masks, and I suspect its butylene glycol.

If you do not have sensitive skin, I would recommend using these masks, as the effects are great. Love the glycerin and love how moisturising it is. I still use this mask once a week even though it has butylene glycol, just because I love how soft, plump and moisturised it makes my skin feel. Currently this is my favourite mask, but really wish they would take out the alcohol and butylene glycol. If anyone has masks to recommend that are super moisturising, yet do not contain the 2 ingredients I mentioned above, please say so in the comments, I would love to try! ^_^

Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Cream review

Dear Beauty Diary,

I'm back with a whole lot of Korean skincare and makeup reviews! To kickstart all the Korean goodies, I shall start with Innisfree, one of my favourite Korean brands.

Firstly, let me tell you a short story about my skin. I have normal to oily skin. In the past, I tried creams from Etude House, Mizon, Za, Hada Labo, etc etc (that was so long ago that I can't remember xD) even dermatologist recommended creams. All didn't work. It left a greasy layer on my face which made my skin super dry, sticky, and it kept evaporating which made my skin very uncomfortable and in serious need of more moisture. Very unhappy skin. That put me off chemical laden skincare, and I turned towards natural skincare. I tried brands like Sukin and LUSH. Wow I loved them, my skin drank up all the natural oils, but natural butters (shea, cocoa) broke my skin out! So I had to continue searching. Enter Badger. I LOVE Badger. No butters or comedogenic oils in their skincare, which explains why I used up 2 bottles of their damascus rose face oil and 3 bottles of their unscented face oil. I've been using Badger for about 4-5 years now. However, my skin got too used to Badger, so it wasn't as effective for me anymore. I would definitely use Badger again in the future, after a few rotations of different brands. Anyway, I started the search again. Enter Innisfree, which is known to use natural ingredients from Jeju Island in Korea.

I couldn't decide which range to use, as there are so many different ranges in Innisfree. Thus, I decided to pick them based on their ingredient list - the more natural, the better. Struck out all creams with silicones, they do nothing but sit on your skin to give you a glossy, dewy Korean skin look. Looks pretty, but is very greasy. Enter the Green Tea Fresh Cream. No silicones, very impressed. It also contains 84.2% green tea extract. Green tea is good for the skin and body as it is full of antioxidants.

I got my Innisfree Green Tea Fresh Cream at $25 ($17.88 USD), very affordable. This cream is meant for oily skin. They also have the green tea balancing cream, which is for combination skin, and the green tea moisture cream, which is for dry skin. It comes in a plastic tub with 50ml worth of product, which is going to last you ages as you just need a finger dab each application. By the way, you can bring back the plastic tub to Innisfree after you are done with it, they will recycle it. And you also get $1 back for your recycling efforts.

The product comes in a light gel form. It is colourless and the texture is similar to aloe vera gel. Feels very lightweight. However, it is very moisturising, which surprised me! It goes on smooth as a gel, but as you massage it in, it takes on a rich oil texture. I love oils and how fast they sink in and their moisturising ability, which made me very happy with this cream.

The gel is colourless, I swatched it in the middle of my hand, hopefully you can see it.

This cream did not leave me dry at all. Honestly, it was a tiny bit sticky at first when I was massaging it in, but the feeling disappeared once I patted it in. After it sinks in, there is no more sticky feeling. It is not greasy and does not leave a shiny look on your face. It just leaves your skin smooth and moisturised throughout the day. My skin has become softer and smoother after using this cream, and I am so happy with the results. This cream should only be used in Summer and Spring, it will not be enough for the cooler Winter weather. Perhaps I will use my Badger oils then.

This cream has a very strong fresh scent. It smells like a forest after the rain, fresh and strong. It is pretty pleasant, but sensitive skin users beware, the smell is quite strong. Anyway, here is the ingredient list that I have retrieved from the Innisfree website, look how natural it is.

The Green Tea Extract (84.2%), Propanediol, Glycerin, Tangerine Peel Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Orange Extract, Tangerine Extract, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance

Overall, I am very satisfied with this cream. It is light but super moisturising. Sinks in fast, no sticky or greasy feeling. Ingredients are very natural which makes me feel so proud of Innisfree. No breakouts at all. Highly recommended!

Monday, 4 July 2016

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub review

Dear Beauty Diary,

I'm here with another product from The Body Shop Pinita Colada range! So excited for this range, and all the products smell so yummy, like a true pina colada. The Body Shop Pinita Colada range is inspired by the iconic pina colada, a cocktail made of equal parts pineapple, coconut and white rum. Also happens that I love pina colada, and had to grab all the Pinita Colada products when it launched. Alas, its only limited edition, so grab it while you still can. I also bought The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter, which you can read my review here.

I got The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub for $36.90 ($27.46 USD), which I think is quite pricey for a The Body Shop product. However, you get 250ml worth of product, which is more than the usual 200ml pots that The Body Shop does for its scrubs, to account for the price difference. By the way, I love the new body scrub packaging, it comes housed in a little plastic jar. Its so aesthetically pleasing! ^_^

Fusion of pineapple with coconut

Super cute jar packaging!

The Body Shop Pinita Colada range contains specially formulated products just for the hot summer weather. Here's what The Body Shop says about the Pinita Colada body scrub:
Turn your shower into a beach party with Piñita Colada Body Scrub. Blended with real shredded coconut this exotic exfoliator with a deliciously tropical scent helps reveal smoother, summer-ready skin.
  • Deliciously tropical scent
  • Reveals smoother, fresher skin
  • Lifts away dead skin cells
Yes its true, this product contains real shredded coconut inside. Lots of it. In fact, the shredded coconut is the 'scrub' in this scrub, its small and gritty and does all that scrubbing for you. You can see some yellow bits suspended in the scrub, those are the small flakes of shredded coconut.

Let's face it. This product doesn't have a huge scrubbing action going on. You're scrubbing yourself with coconut shreds, how much scrub action is that going to give you. So for those with really dry, flaky skin, and if you're looking for a scrub with superior scrubbing power, this ain't the scrub for you. Let me kindly direct you to The Body Shop Cocoa Butter body scrub, that is one coarse scrub.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub has a medium scrubbing power, the coconut shreds are fairly gritty, so they do some sloughing of your dead skin cells. But its not gritty enough for a really good scrubbing session. I personally quite like this, as this means I won't end up over-scrubbing myself, which isn't good for your body either. Just use this more frequently that your usual coarse scrub, perhaps 2 to 3 times a week.

As for the texture of this scrub, its so lovely. Its an air-whipped cream with coconut shreds suspended in it., to give you a fair, even scrub. The cream is so light and fluffy, it feels so luxurious using it. And that smell. When you use it in your bathroom, your whole bathroom is going to transform into a tropical beach paradise. Its so juicy and fruity! Juicy being the keyword. So delicious.

Hello to lovely light cream scrubs!

You don't really need much scrub each time you use it. A fair amount should be enough to cover your whole body. After rinsing off the scrub, I found that it left a thin oily film on my skin. I think its to moisturise your skin, but I did not quite like the feeling. It felt quite greasy in my opinion, so I washed it off. For those who like moisturised skin, this is good news for you, as the thin film will keep your skin hydrated. My body did not feel dry at all after using this scrub.

Here's the ingredients if you're interested:

In a nutshell, this is one cool scrub. Scent is really strong, of sweet coconut with strong hints of juicy pineapple. Also, I did not get any dry patches or irritation from using the scrub. Highly recommended! ^_^

What are your opinions on the Pinita Colada body scrub? I would love to hear from you in the comments! :)

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter review

Dear Beauty Diary,

After such a long hiatus on my blog, I am finally back into the blogging world! Did you guys miss me haha. Anyway, I am back with a more HD camera, so better photos for you guys. *celebrates* I am also trying to take prettier pictures with a nicer background, so maybe you can tell me what you think about the updates in the blog? :)

Ok anyway, moving on to the main part of this post - The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter. The Body Shop Pinita Colada range has 4 products - body butter, body scrub, shower gel and body sorbet. I only got the body butter and body scrub. Click here to read my review on the Pinita Colada body scrub. :)

I dislike shower gels from The Body Shop, as they are "soap free", but this means that you're left with a thin layer of the shower gel on your skin even after rinsing. This thin layer is supposed to be moisturising, but you showered with it, its meant to be rinsed off. The ingredients in it are also meant to be washed off, I don't feel so comfortable leaving it on my skin. >.< I also didn't get the body sorbet, as the ingredients in it are so dubious. Sorry if I'm offending anyone, this blog has a focus on products that use quality natural ingredients. Among the first 3 ingredients, PEG-8 appears. PEGs are really bad for your body guys. Do you really want to moisturise your body with synthetic chemicals produced in a lab, or use natural oils derived from nature.

Do you guys like cocktails? I know I love a pina colada. ;) What better way to celebrate my favourite cocktail by slathering myself in it. The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter costs $30.90 ($22.99 USD). It comes in a standard sized tub of 200ml. This is going to last you a long time haha.

Pretty packaging, describes a pina colada perfectly - a mix of pineapple and coconut!

Here is the description of the product from The Body Shop:

Smooth on sunshine with Piñita Colada Body Butter. With a deliciously tropical scent this rich yet lightweight cream intensely hydrates skin for 24 hours making it the perfect post-beach body treat.
  • For normal to dry skin
  • 24 hour hydration
  • Deliciously tropical scent
The Body Shop Pinita Colada range was made for summer weather, and so the body butter is very light and runny. It jiggles around in the pot when you shake it. Its definitely one of the lightest body butters by The Body Shop. Second lightest in my opinion. Lightest will definitely be The Fuji Green Tea body butter. The body butter is very light and smooth, so its really easy to remove it from the pot and to spread it over your body. It spreads really easily, unlike some of the others like the Argan Oil body butter that takes some time to work into your skin.

Really light, jiggly texture.

You don't really need much product to cover your entire body. Just a thin film is enough in my opinion. However, this product sinks in pretty quickly, but my skin is still left supple and soft even after the product has sunk in. The Body Shop also claims that this product provides 24h moisture, so that's good news. I did not experience any dry patches or itchness after applying this product, so it works! As long as you have normal to dry skin, this product should moisturise well enough for you. Its summer, you don't want your body to feel all sticky with body butter out in the sun. Urrgh that feeling.

However, if you have really dry skin, get another body butter instead. And no, this product isn't suitable for winter, it sinks in way too quickly to be suitable for the harsher winter climate. Get the Argan Oil one for winter. :) Hehe I really like the Argan Oil one for colder weather, its so luxurious.

Scent wise, its a straight up pina colada. Lovely scent. Like all The Body Shop products, the scent is really strong and anyone in the same room as you can smell you. That is a good thing in my opinion, they will come up to compliment you on your fragrance choice. ;) Its a lovely blend of juicy coconut with strong hints of pineapple. Its a very tropical fragrance, and reminds me of a beach vacation.

 If you like pina coladas, and you like moisturing your body, get this body butter. ^_^

What are your opinions on The Body Shop Pinita Colada range? Drop me a comment, I would love to know! :)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Mentholatum - Sunplay Water Kids (sunscreen lotion) review

Dear Beauty Diary,
I stumbled across a sunscreen recently and bought it solely because of the cute chick hopping on the bottle. Its the Mentholatum Sunplay Water Kids sunscreen lotion! I got it for about $14 (USD $11.20) at Guardians, which is really budget friendly for a sunscreen.

A whole row on the shelf was dedicated to Mentholatum sunscreens - there's the one for sensitive skin, the one for sports, the one for a refreshing feeling, etc. I chose the one for children, since I wanted the sunscreen to be the most natural. (Its not a natural-based product though!)

Cute design, but very small bottle.

Small opening to squeeze out the lotion

From the ingredients list, I can tell that this is a chemical sunscreen. It means that this will sink into your skin and absorb the UV rays instead of letting the UV rays damage your skin directly. I'm ok with chemical sunscreens, I've no issue against them. It is very light and runny texture, it actually comes out of the tube as a liquid. However, I should mention that this particular sunscreen left a powdery and slightly oily feeling on my skin after I let it sink it. I don't really like the experience of applying it due to its texture.

This is enough to cover your whole face. As you can tell, its a very runny, water-based lotion.

I went out to a water-theme park with my friends recently, and had to apply sunscreen on my entire face and body since the sun was scorching hot. I brought this sunscreen along with me. I used up a quarter of the bottle just applying the sunscreen to my body. :( That's not very good, why do I need so much product? Furthermore, the bottle contains so little product!

The packaging did not say that this product is not meant to be applied on the face. Since I only had this bottle of sunscreen with me at the water park, I decided to slap some onto my face. It left the same powdery, grainy feeling on my face, and left my face slightly oily, but I could see it shining back at me in my reflection, there was just so much excess oil there. Not a good look!

I guess oily-skinned people should not use this sunscreen, it'll leave you looking even oilier. Perhaps this product is best suited for those with dry skin. However, do take note of the powdery texture I mentioned earlier, especially if you are considering to buy this sunscreen. I didn't really like that texture...

I had quite some trouble removing the sunscreen. I used an oil based make-up remover and lots of tissue paper, but I still had that oily, powdery feeling on my face. I got really fed-up removing it, since it was such a pain in the ass to remove. I think I just ended up using my regular face cleanser to harshly remove this sunscreen lotion. >.<

Along with the fact that I turned red and a few shades darker after playing in the sun, I have come to a conclusion that this sunscreen is just not compatible with me. It didn't protect me at all from the sun, even though I applied generously (I even used up a quarter of the bottle!).

Overall, I don't think there is much to be said about this product. Truthfully, its quite a meh product to me. It just doesn't do its job as a sunscreen. I won't be recommending it, and there are many other sunscreens out there in the market.

Tried it? What are your thoughts? Any nice sunscreens to recommend? :) I'm always on the lookout for a good sunscreen!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil review

Dear Beauty Diary,
I'm going to share about one of my favourite products ever. Its the Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil! I love Badger and I love almost everything that comes from Badger. Badger manufactures 100% organic products, and those products that are not organic are 100% natural. I got this bottle for $27 (USD $21.59), which is I think is really affordable.

I realised that Badger hardly does any face products. They do more on body and aromatherapy. The only face products they have are lip balms and the Damascus Rose face range. I visited their website recently and found out that they have included some new face products, such as the Seabuckthorn (for combination skin) and Argan (for normal skin) face oil. Well, I have the Damascus Rose face oil with me, which is meant for mature skin. Not really meant for my skin type, but I got it when they haven't released the other face oils. This oil still does a really great job for me though!

Such pretty packaging!

Product description (click to enlarge)

This product contains 29.5ml worth of oil. It may seem pretty little compared to the 40-50ml sizes that oils from other brands come in. Let me tell you that this oil is plenty for your face. I have been using it for 4 months now and I am less than a third through the bottle. And can we give a shout out to the packaging? Its so pretty! The font is beautiful, the arrangement and layout is perfect, and the rose colour of the packaging mixed with the gold accents on the bottle makes it simply divine. Pretty packaging just makes me love products even more.

Ingredient List, you can see the USDA Certified Organic label on the packaging too! :) (click to enlarge)

Here's the ingredient list of the product. They are all natural ingredients, and have been organically grown and harvested. You can see the USDA Certified Organic label on the packaging. I love how simple yet effective this product is. Badger used a base oil, jojoba oil, and included skin beneficial concentrated essential oils like lavender, rose and chamomile. Jojoba oil is a very light oil that sinks into your skin very quickly, so its suitable for all skin types. Lavender, rose and chamomile essential oils are all very calming and soothing, perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Since jojoba oil is the base oil, this product sinks in really quickly, and you do not need to worry about it being too oily for you. Everything just simply sinks in! This oil provides lots of moisture for those with dry skin. Now don't fret, oily skin people, this oily works for you too. I used to have oily skin, but when I started using this face oil, my skin changed to normal. I'm really happy about this.

You don't need much product to cover your entire face. I only use half a pump on my face. I use it morning and night, and my skin feels so much smoother and softer. After applying this product, my skin actually sort of glows! Its a truly wonderful product.

Swatch of the beautiful golden oil

Recently, I started using this oil for my hair. In fact, I feel that this oil is better than many hair oils out there in the market. This oil sinks in and keeps my frizzy hair straight and calm for the rest of the day. And it doesn't feel heavy at all on my hair. It just sinks in and you won't even notice that the product is there after applying. My hair just smooths out and feels so light and tamed. Ahh, bliss.

This face oil has a very strong scent. Its all from the essential oils though, promise! No perfume has been added into this product, otherwise it can't and won't be USDA Certified Organic. The rose scent is the most prominent, but I can smell a hint of lavender in it. After applying to your face, the scent disappears, so it should be fine for those with sensitive noses. The scent is really nice though, so no issues. :)

Overall, I think that this face oil is bliss in a bottle. I love it! It sinks in immediately, moisturises so well, has made my skin glow and smells divine. I don't think I will ever stop using this face oil. Trust me, once you start using it, you won't be able to stop. The Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil is totally worth every cent!

Click here to find out how I use the Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil in my skincare routine!

What are your thoughts on this face oil? Do share in the comments! :)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

My Bodycare Routine

Dear Beauty Diary,
If people have skincare routines, why can't I do a similar post on my bodycare routine? So I have put together a few products which I use on my body. I have done posts on my skincare routine and a what's in my shower post, click to read if you're interested. :)

LUSH Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly, $12 (USD $9.60)

I love the diverse range of soaps and shower gels LUSH offers. They have so many great scents! When I heard of using jelly to shower, I just had to get one of the LUSH shower jellies. I prefer the sweet scent of Sweetie Pie over the refreshing one of Whoosh, so I got myself a tub of Sweetie Pie. Its really a jingly piece of jelly. Its quite hard to use in the shower, so I cut mine up into many tiny little pieces and use a piece each time I shower. It smells like blackcurrant syrup, and leaves a nice layer of moisture on my skin every time I use it. By the way, this product really works. It lathers up and cleanses really well. ;)

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub, $30 (USD $23.99)

For those days that I want to get rid of all that dull, rough skin, I whip out The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub and get the scrubbing going. This body scrub is pretty rough and harsh and will buff away all that dead skin cells. It is very scrubby and a little goes a long way. While it is really scrubby, I feel that its not all that good at moisturising. You definitely need to follow up with a body lotion after all that intense scrubbing. This scrub smells delicious though! It smells like a chocolate cake, made with dark chocolate - it isn't a sweet chocolate scent. Click here to read my full review on The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub.

The Body Shop Honeymania Body Scrub, $30 (USD $23.99)

As you can see, my Honeymania Body Scrub from The Body Shop has received a lot of love from me. Ohhh I just love the scent of this scrub so much! It smells like flowers and honey. Its really gentle too, so I use it very often throughout the week. Its pretty moisturising, especially when you're washing off the scrub. The scrub turns into a milky lotion, which I leave on my skin for a while to double up as a moisturiser. I would recommend this scrub to those who have sensitive skin. Its really gentle and isn't all that harsh to your skin. Click here to read my full review on The Body Shop Honeymania Body Scrub.

LUSH Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, $58 (USD $46.39)

Sometimes, I use the LUSH Ro's Argan Body Conditioner in the shower. Its a body conditioner, so it has to be washed off in the end. If I don't feel like applying body lotion that day, I would use this little pot of rose goodness. I apply soap to cleanse, wash it off, towel dry, then apply this body conditioner. I personally feel that it takes quite some time to sink in. I usually wait around in the shower and read a book or so for 20 minutes while I wait for the product to sink in. Then I wash it off and towel dry. It is quite oily and leaves a film on your skin though, which I don't find very comfortable. Thus I only use this on a whim. It is worth mentioning though, since the scent is just so sweet and smells like vanilla ice cream with rose petals.

LUSH Celebrate Body Lotion, $43 (USD $34.39)

Close up of LUSH's Celebrate Body Lotion

Can you see, can you tell? I love my LUSH Celebrate body lotion so much! It smells like a tangy orange, and sniffing it always makes me feel positive and happy. No wonder, citrus oils have the ability to energise you up. LUSH's Celebrate body lotion is packed full of citrus oils - Brazilian orange oil, cognac oil, lime oil and orange flower absolute. This body lotion is also super moisturising. It has almond oil and cocoa butter to leave you feeling buttered up. Almond oil is a rich, thick oil that takes some time to sink in, and is the first ingredient (and thus is in highest concentration) in this body lotion. That's good news eh? I'm almost done with my pot of Celebrate body lotion!

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme, $18 (USD $14.40)

I have been trying out this Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme for the past couple weeks now. I only need around a finger swipe of it to cover my hands. It smells like cherry with a hint of almond in it. I'm neutral towards the scent, I don't particularly love it, but I don't mind the scent at the same time. Is that weird? I guess you have to go up and sniff it to decide for yourself. This is a very rich hand cream and takes around 10 minutes to sink in completely. However, while it moisturises my hands nicely, I feel like I need to say that I find the texture a little weird. It's very hard, almost like a hard butter, and doesn't spread easily in your palms. I presume that's due to the high concentration of kaolin (aka. clay) present in the hand cream. Its odd to have kaolin in hand cream, but who knows? Apart from the texture, this is a nice hand cream to have around.

Badger Sore Joint Rub, $13.90 (USD $11.12)

This Badger Sore Joint Rub is a balm for your tight and sore muscles, but I included this in my Bodycare routine since I use it almost daily. Look, I've already hit pan! I get sore muscles quite often (too many reasons to list haha), and I used to toss around in bed since my body ached so much I couldn't fall asleep. This balm has been great to me. I scoop a little of it out, rub it on my sore muscles, and massage it in. It has a texture of a soft balm, so it melts relatively easily when you rub it in. I must stress that its really important to massage the balm in for you to feel its effect. I think your blood will flow better and let you better feel the relaxing effects of the balm. Your muscles will tingle for a good while after using this balm, but oh it makes all those knots go away. ^_^ It smells delightfully of ginger, and has a warm cinnamon scent. It moisturises nicely too, what a nice surprise! It being USDA Certified Organic too simply makes this balm one of the products that I hold closest to my heart.

I guess that's all for my Bodycare routine. What a long post, whew I'm glad we finally made it to the end. What do you think of the products I use daily? Hopefully, my post has inspired you to try out some of the products I've mentioned!

Do you have any recommendations for me to try? :)