Monday, December 27, 2010

A VERY LONG POST: BODY SHOP NATRULIFT SKIN CARE LINE

I’ve been using Body Shop Natrulift skin care line religiously these past few weeks, from toner, Cleanser, facial wash, Day and Night Cream, to serum. So, now I think it’s time to do my reviews on them.

Uhm, My mom told me not to use “anti-aging” cream at my young age. According to some people in the Earth, this product is most suitable for women in their late 20s, 30s or 40s. But because of internet and the power of google --- the brain I never had--- I learned that using Anti-aging products can be use, at my age, to prevent signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. What a relief! 

Moving on…
(About the product, tips and instruction are not originally from me, source: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk)

NATRULIFT FIRMING DAY CREAM


About the product:
Skin feels firmer and hydrated, wrinkles appear softer. Moisturises for up to 12 hours. For signs of ageing.
Has a temporary lifting effect: skin is plumper and hydrated. Enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade brazil nut oil. The pomegranate seed oil we use in our firming skin care range comes from pomegranates that are organically grown and hand-harvested by farmers in south-east Turkey. To retain their natural goodness the seeds are cold-pressed. The oil that’s extracted is organically certified.

Tips: Apply after serum as part of your daily skin care regime.

Instruction: Massage into skin in a circular motion.

Price: Php 1625.00

My review:
I’m a type of girl who doesn’t see scented products as a big NO NO… As long as it works, I could live with that. This product is scented but believe me, the scent is nothing but good. It wasn’t the kind of creams that would slap your nose like those grandma’s scented creams. Actually, I think that the smell of this cream is simply gorgeous.  
For texture’s sake, the texture is very creamy. You can get a little goes a long way with this. I think this tube would last me a long time.
In additional, this cream does a good job is making your skin soft and smooth. (especially when you’re using the entire skin care line).
For the cons, I wouldn't think it’s a big con for others but for me, yes. Since it is enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade Brazil nut oil, you really can get a lot of oils with these. Haha! It feels like the oils (for moisturizing) are too heavy for my skin. It makes my skin looks greasy… that is why I don’t really use this with Serum. But, if you have a dry skin, oh you should really really get this one for yourself.
Now, let me tell you about the temporary lifting effect or the skin being plumper. I wasn’t sure I’ve seen or felt that. I do have few wrinkles on my forehead and so far, it looks exactly the same before I had this product. But, I’m not telling you that this is totally a worthless product. I’ve been using it only for weeks, I haven’t even used a half of it so I can’t tell you yet. So if you’re looking for a product that would do instant job, go get a botox.
**NOTE: Glad I had this during cold season; don’t have to worry about looking greasy as my skin absorbs this easily. But beware, never use this during hot weather/season**


PROS:
>Makes skin soft and smooth
>Smells good
>Texture is very creamy. Little goes a long way
>Good moisturizer
>Feels amazing after hours of applying this cream--- when your skin absorbs the product (at first, it will give you a heavy oily greasy feeling hahaha!)
>It’s organic

CONS
>Expensive (for me? ;p)
>Can makes skin greasy (depends on skin type)
>If you hate products on tube, you’ll hate this.

NATRULIFT FIRMING NIGHT CREAM
About the product:
Skin feels firmer and hydrated, wrinkles appear softer. Moisturises for up to 12 hours. For signs of ageing.
Has a temporary lifting effect: skin is plumper and hydrated. Enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade brazil nut oil. The pomegranate seed oil we use in our firming skin care range comes from pomegranates that are organically grown and hand-harvested by farmers in south-east Turkey. To retain their natural goodness the seeds are cold-pressed. The oil that’s extracted is organically certified.

Tips: Apply after serum as part of your evening skin care regime.

Instruction: Massage into skin in a circular motion.

Price: Php 1795.00 

My review:
If you’re sleeping in an air-conditioned room, you wouldn’t have any problems with these. In fact, I’m quite sure that you’ll fall inlove with this just like me. The best part is when you wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and you’ll see a glowing you. Otherwise, this would be a nightmare. Again, the oils can be too much for you to handle
PROS:
>Makes skin really soft and smooth
>Brightens your skin 

CONS
>Comes in tube
>Expensive

NIGHT AND DAY CREAM
I like that they use a darker color for night cream so you could recognize easily which is which.
Natrulift Day Cream looks yellowish while Night cream is white.

NATRULIFT FIRMING SERUM

About the product:
Leaves skin feeling firmer and more toned. For signs of ageing.
Has a temporary lifting effect: skin is plumper and hydrated. Enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade brazil nut oil. The pomegranate seed oil we use in our firming skin care range comes from pomegranates that are organically grown and hand-harvested by farmers in south-east Turkey. To retain their natural goodness the seeds are cold-pressed. The oil that’s extracted is organically certified.

Tips: Use morning and evening as part of your daily skin care regime. Apply after toner.

Instruction: Apply in a circular motion. Use morning and evening before moisturising.

Price: Php 1950.00 (Please correct me if I am wrong, I saw this on their website and it’s only $7 while other are like $9)

My review:
I think serums are more concentrated than creams. So, yes if you can’t afford to buy two creams (day and night) maybe, you could buy this na lang.
Compared to day cream, this feels much lighter on skin. But I choose to use this on evening before my night cream. I’ve been putting lots of products on mornings so I don’t want to add more burdens on my skin. Though, this is just for skin care, I still believe that anything that is too much is way no better. Oh well, nothing really special about this. For the price, actually, I think you could just skip this if you’re using day and night cream already. 
PROS:
>Light on skin
>Smells good
>Organic
>Comes in a pump
>makes skin soft
>does not deliver sticky feeling
>In my opinion, you could use this as substitute if you can’t afford to buy day and night cream. It’s much cheaper than buying 2 creams right?

CONS
>Expensive


NOTE: NATRULIFT FIRMING DAY CREAM, NIGHT CREAM AND SERUM ARE BEST USE DURING COLD SEASON. 

NATRULIFT SOFTENING CREAM CLEANSER
About the product:
Cleanses and refreshes for a softer-looking complexion. For signs of ageing.
Has a temporary lifting effect: skin is plumper and hydrated. Enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade brazil nut oil. The pomegranate seed oil we use in our firming skin care range comes from pomegranates that are organically grown and hand-harvested by farmers in south-east Turkey. To retain their natural goodness the seeds are cold-pressed. The oil that’s extracted is organically certified.

Tips: Use morning and evening as part of your daily skin care regime. Follow with Natrulift Softening Toner.

Instruction: Apply with fingertips using circular motions, then remove with cotton wool or a muslin cloth. If product gets into eyes, rinse with clean water.

Price: Php 1025.00 

My review:
I was surprised that I was actually using this the wrong way. Haha. I was using this like Pond’s Cold Cream because it thought it works like that. And indeed, it works like that. It removes my makeup instantly. Take note, I used this “before” washing my face. But the instruction says I have to use this before toner. So, I’ll try to interchange them tonight. Gosh, now I’m worried. You know why? Because whenever I put this on my face it feels like it’s burning my face! I can’t stand the feeling that’s why after removing all my makeup, I have to wash my face na. Oh gosh, if I’m doing it the other way, I would have to endure the pain.  Then see if toner could ease the pain just like the facial wash.
Oh well, but so far, I’m inlove with these. Superb in removing my makeup. Makes my skin feels softer, smoother and cleaner than ever! Yes, my favorite product in Natrulift skin care line!

Click HERE to see my first review on this.

 PROS:
>It does what it supposed to do
>Makes skin feels SOFTER, SMOOTHER AND CLEANER!

CONS
>Expensive

NATRULIFT SOFTENING TONER
About the product:
Clarifies and refreshes for a softer-looking complexion. For signs of ageing.
Has a temporary lifting effect: skin is plumper and hydrated. Enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade brazil nut oil. The pomegranate seed oil we use in our firming skin care range comes from pomegranates that are organically grown and hand-harvested by farmers in south-east Turkey. To retain their natural goodness the seeds are cold-pressed. The oil that’s extracted is organically certified.

Tips: Use morning and evening after cleansing as part of your daily skin care regime. Follow with Natrulift Firming Serum.

Instruction: Apply to a cotton pad and sweep over face after cleansing.

Price: Php 1250.00 

My review:
Doing a great job as a toner! Another fave of mine! My last step of cleansing. Leaves my skin amazingly clean!  I never go to sleep without applying toner, oh yes, you have to make sure that your face is totally 100% clean from makeup and dirt. 

PROS
>Makes skin soft and smooth
>Leaves skin amazingly clean

CONS
>Expensive

NATRULIFT SOFTENING FACIAL WASH
About the product:
Softly cleanses and refreshes for a velvety-looking complexion. For signs of ageing.
Has a temporary lifting effect: skin is plumper and hydrated. Enriched with pomegranate seed oil and Community Trade brazil nut oil. The pomegranate seed oil we use in our firming skin care range comes from pomegranates that are organically grown and hand-harvested by farmers in south-east Turkey. To retain their natural goodness the seeds are cold-pressed. The oil that’s extracted is organically certified.

Tips: Use morning and evening as part of your daily skin care regime. Follow with Natrulift Softening Toner.

Instruction: Gently massage onto face in a circular motion. Rinse with water. If product gets into eyes, rinse with clean water.

Price: Php 995.00

My review:
I started using stieva-a so yes, my face is suffering from lot of pains in peeling. I usually use my St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead control facial wash during evening but the hell, it’s so painful. Glad I had Body Shop Facial Wash with me. It’s so mild and makes my skin really soft. Though, I don’t feel like it cleanses as much as my St. Ives. 

For my first review on this, click HERE

Sorry for the long post. But hope this helps.

If you wouldn't mind spending Php 8,000+ for skin care products, then you should try this.. Overall, they're good products for skin.. and besides, it's Body shop!  A brand you could trust your skin with. Right ladies? ;p

Oh by the way, if you're wondering if i purchased everything with my own money,, the answer is NO. Haha. 
I won a giveaway contest from ms. PHOEBEANN's sweet November
Thanks again for giving me the chance to try this products...
CLICK HERE
 


6 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of skin care products. I don't think I would put this much on my face plus it's oily too. Haha! Very nice and detailed review. Merry Christmas :)

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  2. @pammy: Thanks sis pammy. Merry Christmas to you also ;p

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  3. hmmm naintriga ako sa toner. medyo naadik din kase ako sa toner eh:) mukhang maganda sya.

    happy new year, btw:)

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  4. @Joice: tama sis. Ang sarap kasi ng feeling na malinis yung face bago matulog

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  5. I agree, it's never too early to start with anti-aging practices.

    Also, some are packaged as anti-aging ingredients but when you read the ingredient's list, they're just mostly heavy moisturizer to plump the skin.

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  6. Thank you for the great review! I was just so crazy finding a good moisturizer today, so I now have got one more list to try out hun!;)

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Thank you for the comment ;p xoxo