Samples
I have a long history of not testing the samples that come with my skincare orders. Usually, I put them away in boxes and forget all about them. Recently, when I received a whole bunch of samples from very generous online retailers (I Am Natural Store and Be Naturally You, extra-special shout outs to you!), I decided to make an effort to try them straightaway. Here are my mini reviews based on my first impressions:

Rahua

Shampoo: Brilliant shampoo, deserves all the praise it gets. It lathers a lot better than most natural shampoos. Has a unique (but pleasant) smell, which may take some getting used to.

Conditioner: I’ll definitely be buying a full bottle of this. It’s luscious, creamy, and coats hair very well for a natural conditioner. Leaves hair soft and healthy, without weighing it down. Love at first use! View Post

Kypris1Kypris is one of those rare brands that ticks all the boxes for me. Their products are natural yet scientifically formulated, and all the products I’ve tried so far really work. Kypris Beauty Elixir III – Prismatic Array is no exception. It is arguably one of the best face oils I’ve tried, and I just can’t stop raving about it.

Which Elixir should I buy?

The Kypris line has 3 elixirs, and for a while, I wasn’t sure if I should invest in this or Elixir II – Healing Bouquet. I use the word ‘invest’ because these oils aren’t cheap and the full sizes come in 47ml bottles. This is massive compared to the 15 and 30 ml bottles most brands offer . So if you buy a bottle, you’re making a huge commitment since a bottle of this elixir will last you 6-8 months. View Post

K1

I’ve been trying to simplify my skincare routine. After being sucked into the world of natural Korean skincare (thanks Glow Recipe!) and noticing how my skincare regimen was spiraling out of control, I’ve been trying to cut down on the number of products I use. It is lovely to have a satisfying regimen that includes 10-12 steps and a number of products with varying levels of viscosity, but did I really need it? Maybe not! So I’ve been on the search for some multi-tasking natural products. And that’s when I discovered Kypris.

Kypris is an American brand founded by the lovely Chase Polan. I’ve been watching her on YouTube and she’s a great advocate for her brand. Her ingredients seem exceptionally high quality and I like that she has got potent naturally-derived ingredients like Vitamin C ester, Retinol and Coenzyme Q10 in her products (in addition to organic oils and extracts). View Post