Monday, 17 September 2012

My 1st body scrub experience...Elianto's Natural Therapy Botanicals Body Scrub


Surprising but honestly, I have never used a body scrub before. I am not really convinced with using an additional bath item which I only need to use once or twice a week. Will such a product make a difference on my skin? Really? Once a week use? 

I am not much of an exfoliation type. I somehow find it a burden to remember to use something once or twice a week as opposed to something that I just simply use everyday. Little did I know how these simple things can actually make a significant difference. 

So, okay, I decided to give scrubbing a try. I decided to use Elianto's Natural Therapy Botanicals Body Scrub, also supposed to be whitening, moisturizing and an anti-oxidant. This is my first time to use a body scrub so I looked for a botanical or natural-based product. I was glad to come across this item while shopping for my usual nail colors at this brand's outlet in MidValley, conveniently located at an island in front of Bread Story, lower ground floor. 


This body scrub is formulated with extracts from 10 different plants and flowers, meant to give hydration and nourishment to the skin. The 10 different plants and flowers as listed in its ingredients are Impatiens Balsamina, Oppuntia Coccinellifera, Artemisia Capillaris, Chrysanthemum Inula Britannica, Bambusa Vulgaris, Pinus Densiflora, Centella Asiatica, Broussonetia Kazinaki Root, Camellia Sinensis, and Nelumbo Nucifera. Ok, I only recognize chrysanthemum, haha!

It also contains Vitamin E Acetate and antioxidants which are good to prevent dryness and premature skin aging. 

Another good thing is that it doesn't contain parabens. 



The scrub is brown in color with those small suds. Smells fantastic.


Quite easy to spread and apply all over the body when mixed with water. Feels great and very soothing. 



There is no recommendation on how often to use in a week so I just started with once a week (since this is my first time).  After using my usual body wash, I squeezed out 2-pea size amount for every area of my body: arms, chest and tummy, back, legs...feet. 

I'd say I'm enlightened...a revelation on how using scrub can actually make a difference. Aside from the fact that it's so relaxing to use a body scrub, with the combined massaging and aroma, my skin actually feels a lot smoother and refreshed after. I've been using it for a  month already and my skin feels healthier. My legs used to feel dry before but I feel that  my once-a-week body scrub sessions using Elianto's Natural Therapy have made my skin better. I'd definitely continue to use, maybe increase it to twice a week...

This item retails at RM31, available at Elianto outlets. 






Sunday, 9 September 2012

Organic Hydra for Youthful, Hydrated Skin

Having dry skin is not really an option for any of us. Why? Aside from the fact that dry skin makes our face look dull and rough, it also tends to be more sensitive because of lack of protective moisture barrier against external elements that can easily irritate the skin. Even a slight change in temperature can lead to itchiness and redness. 

Dry skin makes fine lines appear more visible including rough texture and other imperfections. When dry skin is not properly treated, it can lead to more severe problems such as dermatitis.

Dry skin is caused by environmental factors, skin care habits, lifestyle or internal factors. Weather and climate conditions can lead to dry skin. Ever noticed your hands getting very dry inside your air-conditioned office that you regularly need to apply hand cream? Bathing too long with hot water also strips away your skin's natural moisture. If you really need a hot bath, make it short or try lukewarm water instead. The soap you use is also important. For those with dry skin, it is highly recommended to use fragrance-free soaps or cleansers. And while bathing, avoid scrubbing your skin too hard as you will strip away protective layers and natural oils. Exfoliate once a week if you really cannot escape exfoliation, and if you want to use body scrubs, just do it gently and don't scrub like you have the skin of some 4-legged mammal. Remember that our skin is even thinner than paper. 

Drinking enough water is very important to our body and to our skin's condition as well. Make sure you drink enough water. The key, don't wait until your thirsty before you drink water. 

Having a healthy diet, as everyone has been telling us, also has an impact on how we look on the outside. Minimize intake of junk food and sugar drinks. Increase your fruits and vegetable diet. Take your daily supplements as there are a lot of nutrients that we need which we cannot ingest completely from our daily diet. 

And, of course, having the right skincare products to address dry, dull skin will be of great importance in treating our skin right. I came across Elianto's Organic Hydra skincare range, a 5-piece collection of products formulated to give superior hydration to all skin types. 




Organic Hydra has combined gentle yet effective ingredients to deliver hydration and anti-aging benefits:



Organic Rose Water – maintains the skin’s optimal hydration level to keep the skin supple, soft and smooth. Known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, rose water has been a precious ingredient for beauty and skin-healing treatments for centuries.



Organic Hydrosalinol (Salicorne) – provides extreme moisture, helps retain skin moisture, prevents moisture loss and restores the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Organic Salicorne is a plant rich in antioxidants with over 90 kinds of ocean minerals.

Hydrolyzed Collagen – helps fight the aging process, keeps the skin suppler and prevents formation of wrinkles and sagging skin. Hydrolysed Collagen leaves the skin with improved elasticity, tone and texture. 

Organic Hydra has 5 products:

Gel Cleanser (RM43/ 150ml) – thoroughly yet gently removes impurities and make-up without irritation while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture. Suitable for all skin types. Oil-free and soap free.

Face Toner (RM55/ 150ml) – cleans, soothes and repairs the skin with its hydration-rich components. Suitable for all skin types.

Serum (RM59/ 50ml) – hydrates the skin and protects against free radicals, prevents and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improves skin tone and firmness. Suitable for all skin types.

Moist Gel (RM65/ 150ml) – prevents moisture loss while stimulating collagen production,  eliminates dull, flaky skin while reducing the appearance or formation of wrinkles. Works well with make-up and foundation. Suitable for all skin types.

Intensive Mask (RM75/ 50ml) – restores radiance, combats dryness, rejuvenates the skin, plumps up wrinkles and fine lines, improves elasticity, skin tone and texture. Suitable for all skin types.

Step-by-step use:
DAY - Cleanser --- Toner --- Serum --- Moist Gel, and for those who need extra hydration, use the Intensive Mask after moist gel.
NIGHT - Cleanser --- Toner --- Serum --- Moist Gel --- Intensive Mask (no need to wash off)

The Organic Hydra range is available at all Elianto outlets across Malaysia.