Calming mist whenever my skin is experiencing redness and itchiness

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The Jurlique face mist isn’t a new thing in my skincare arsenal. I’ve previously tried the rose face mist and I fell in love with the scent. Always with the scent. When it comes to hydrating toner I think I’m easily swayed when it’s obviously hydrating and the product has a really nice scent. But I couldn’t help to wonder whether the 100ml bottle of this face mist at around IDR 670,000 is too pricey or not? But when I factor in my other hydrating toner and how long it lasts, probably it is worth the price.

So I picked up another one after I finished my bottle of rose face mist, this time around the travel size of Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue. At that time, I was having a really problematic skin with new small acne popping out every other week or so and unbearable redness and itchiness due to stress caused by projects deadline. I was under a lot of pressure and it’s taking a toll on my skin.

The easiest way to deal with redness and itchiness, other than using the right skincare arsenal, is also to have a kick ass face mist. Whenever the urge to scratch my face arise, I would just spray a face mist. That’s why I picked this one. Because calendula is one ingredient that will go hand in hand with my problem. Calendula is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Calming mist whenever my skin is experiencing redness and itchiness

Grown Alchemist Detox Serum Antioxidant+3

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I have a soft spot for skincare that hailed from Melbourne. I’m not immune to the charm  of Grown Alchemist. In fact, it seems that more and more products from this brand is making its way into my life. The packaging may seems a little bit Aesop-ish, but it has something that Aesop is lacking which is the use of non-synthetic material and all natural ingredients. Although, when I inspect it closely that it seems that this brand hasn’t gotten its natural or organic certification from any single body as yet. However, upon checking the ingredients of the brand it seems like a solid brand.

Grown Alchemist products contain ingredients such as collagen and elastin boosting actives, advanced peptides, hyaluronic acid, cell-communicating actives and powerful antioxidant.

Taking into account where it came from, the lovely simple sleek packaging and product that seems to be effective, with or without certification I’m ready to profess my love for this brand. To date, I’ve used three products from Grown Alchemist: the Age Repair Eye Cream, the Chamomile, Bergamot and Rosewood Body Cleanser and the Detox Serum Antioxidant+3. Today, I will be reviewing the latter.

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What is it? Grown Alchemist Detox Serum Antioxidant+3 is your typical antioxidant laden serum that helps your skin to fight the external aggressors and UV exposures during the day.

What’s in it?

Aqua (Purified Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol (Antioxidant), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Aqua (and) Diaminopropionoyl Tripeptide-33 (And) Caprylyl Glycol (Naturally Derived Peptide), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Organic Listed), Hydroxyethylcellulose (Polysaccharide), Glycerin (Plant), Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20 (Plant), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, , Lactic Acid (Plant), Citral (Plant), Geraniol (Plant), Citronellol (Plant), Linalool (Plant).

Aloe vera will help to soothe the skin. Which is great considering during the day you get exposed to the sun alot and it could be quite unnerving to the skin. Continue reading “Grown Alchemist Detox Serum Antioxidant+3”

Grown Alchemist Detox Serum Antioxidant+3

Holy Grail: Favourite eye serum from Aesop

It took me long enough to review this one. To date, I’m still using the Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Serum. It has been probably 6 months since I first used it or probably longer. I want to review it sooner, but I want to see how it wage against other eye cream/serum that I had. I have to say, this is by far my favourite eye products of all time next to Menard Embelir and Grown Alchemist.

I’m indefinitely partial when it comes to Aesop (and Grown Alchemist), both brands are lovely and hailed from my favourite cities in the world: Melbourne. It smells like home. Melbourne is filled with organic products hence most of the corners of the city smell like organic product.

This eye serum texture feels like oil, but if I remember correctly the Sales Assistant said it’s not an oil serum. Fair enough because it doesn’t feel oily upon application and it absorbs fast. It’s filled with vitamin A, B, C (Magnesium Ascorbic Phosphate) and E (Tocopherol). It promises to hydrate, protect and nurture the skin around the eyes. Nothing too fancy.

The price however is quite fancy at around £55 or AU$81 for 15 ml. Quite something isn’t it? It’s also much pricier in this part of the world: Singapore and Malaysia, because we have none in Indonesia.

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Holy Grail: Favourite eye serum from Aesop