Gaaahhh! My 4 y/o overused Dell laptop decided to give up on me days before my new Sony Vaio arrives. This is why I wasn’t able to blog for almost a week. My new lappy is scheduled to arrive sometime next week so for the meantime, I’ll be using BF’s handy Toshiba Ultrabook. 🙂
On a lighter note, I was able to try out new products from Human Nature, a budding enterprise that offers quality natural products that are proudly Filipino-made. All thanks to Purple Cow’s Attic.
Pardon me for jumping on the organic-loving bandwagon; you can’t blame me.. organic products are the shiznit! 😀
Human Nature’s 100% Natural Purifying Facial Scrub comes in a typical white, easy-squeeze tube with very simple packaging design and fonts. It is fairly small and easy to carry around but still contains a great deal of product inside. Though I still wouldn’t advise you to carry it in your bag every time as it may create a mess in your bag because the lock is not as secure as I hope it would be.
As expected, Natural Purifying Facial Scrub is made from au naturale ingredients like strawberry seeds which act as the scrub and fine bamboo granules that help remove dirt residues. The product itself is flow-y and lotion-like in consistency with a slight scent of strawberries (no surprise there!). I personally don’t like strawberries in general – may it be fresh, as syrup or even as an ice cream/cake flavor – but the smell of this scrub really didn’t bother me at all. It is mild and does come across as artificial (a.k.a like a car freshener LOL!). So if you’re easily turned off by a product’s smell, you might be on the edge with this one.
(Refer to photo below) You’ll see that the strawberry seeds are used as the main scrub for this Purifying Facial Scrub. And for a pea-sized amount that is usually enough to cover the entire face, there is a rather small amount of scrub beads. As an effect, Human Nature Purifying Facial Scrub acts more like a facial wash with “some” strawberry scrub beads as opposed to being a “real” scrub for unclogging pores. It still is a great product when used as a facial wash as it makes my skin look fresh and hydrated. Also, I can use it anytime without the fear for over-drying my combination type skin.
Overall, I’d say that Human Nature’s Purifying Facial Scrub is not as effective a St. Ives Apricot Scrub in removing stubborn white heads and black heads because of the reasons sited above. However, because of the mildness of the formulation and minimal beads, it leaves the skin smooth and supple every after use. Thus, it can be used on a daily basis by those with combination to oily skin. The reason why exfoliating scrubs are advised to be use only one or twice a week is because it often cause tight or tugged feeling around the cheeks and forehead – something that is not true for Human Nature Purifying Facial Scrub.
For those with dry skin, I would suggest you use this only as instructed; that is 1-3 times a week. You wouldn’t want to risk drying your skin further with daily usage of exfoliating scrub.
I’m becoming an organic/mineral product junkie! I hope you don’t mind. 😉
Have you tried anything from Human Nature before? Can you suggest a good buy?