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Clarins new foaming cleansers

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on May 17, 2009 by LPB


As gentle as cleansing milk and as effective as soap, Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser ( for Dry & Sensitive skin ) has been fortified with Gypsophila extract, Shea Butter & Pro-Vitamin B5 to meet the needs of dry or sensitive skin.

This gentle cleanser is delicately perfumed ( smell really delicious, kind of like gourmet ), minimally foaming, rinsed off easily ( but not residue free ). It leaves a moisturizing film that makes the skin smooth & silky.

Gentle Foaming cleanser ( Normal & Combination ) is a superbly foaming cleanser that rinsed off completely, leaving the complexion refreshed. I absolutely adore the dense, luxurious foams and it doesn’t dry out my skin; despite the deep cleansing sensation. It contains cottonseed extract to soften the skin.

Gentle Foaming cleanser ( Combination or Oily ) is foamy, but not as densely foaming as the normal version. The so called purifying microbeads are annoying as they are not dense enough, not polishing enough to do anything ( you probably get 5 beads per wash ). It doesn’t rinsed off completely nor it controls sebum secretion. Tamarind extract was added for refining properties.  My skin is not any brighter or mattier  after washing with this, although it degreases effectively.

In my opinion, the normal or combination skin version is the best, and i like the fragrance of the dry skin version most.

Body Shop shea body scrub

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , on January 13, 2009 by LPB

Reveal softer, glowing skin with exfoliating salt grains and organic sugar in a moisturizing, oil-based scrub that has a fresh, classic scent.



  • shea butter has antioxidant vitamins A and E to help protect and nourish skin.
  • organic soy oil is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair skin’s
  • moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple.

  • organic sugar and salt grains gently exfoliate skin.


I am overwhelmed by the moisturizing power of this scrub; it leaves my skin renewed, soften, smoothen, and most importantly delicately scented.

The fragrance in this mighty scrub develops into an aroma that reminds me of Estee Lauder Sensuous!

Ingredients : Octyl Palmitate (Emollient), Sodium Chloride (Salt) (Viscosity Modifier), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil) (Emollient), Sucrose (Depilatory Agent), Silica (Absorbent), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Ricinus communis (Castor Oil) (Emollient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Propylparaben (Preservative), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary Extract) (Natural Additive), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77891 (Colour).

Tested on actresses, never on animals

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2008 by LPB

Hamadi’s shampoo smells deliciously divine. It is not densely foaming but will lives hair perfectly clean.

Ginger Soymilk hair wash  – A gentle shampoo for everyday use with the essential oils of ginger, sweet orange and rosewood. With luscious soymilk to seal in moisture and proteins. Invigorates and purifies; ohh… it so luxurious & exotic, it’s like a hair spa, purr…

Shea leave in – A versatile and essential haircare product. Can be used as a light leave in conditioner to moisturise and add shine without being too heavy. Can also be used as a styling cream to create soft, natural looks and enhance curls. The shea butter protects the scalp from sun damage. It also contains essential oils of verbena, lavender, lemongrass & ylang ylang. This product gives hair a managable hold but is neither shiny enough to replace a serum nor pliable enough to replace a wax/pomade.

    Made with 100% Organic Essential Oils and Plant Extracts. Completely biodegradable. 
    Absolutely no artificial ingredients. 
    No perfumes or colors.