Ready to jump on the organic beauty bandwagon? Then you might want to check some Filipino made organic beauty products that actually work.
Faith, Hope, and Hope is a Filipino organic skin care company that specializes in the production of vegan skin food. It traces its roots from the province of Nueva Vizcaya. It aspires to develop skin products that use locally produced raw materials. The company is dedicated to the owner’s late father that paved the way to the name: Faith, Hope, and Love.
Cucumber Hydrating Face Mist
Ingredients: aloe vera leaf juice, cucumber hydrosol, sea buckthorn oil, jojoba oil, witch hazel, rosemary, neem oil, allantoin, arbutin, and vitamins A, C, and E.
I’m not an expert organic beauty blogger but one thing I learned from my organic beauty journey is that cucumbers aren’t just for the eye bags. Your face will love them too. I bought my Faith, Hope, and Love Cucumber Hydrating Face Mist three years ago. I remember I couldn’t stop talking about it to my friends for weeks. I bought the face mist because I felt refreshed by the idea of spraying cucumber juice all over my face as though cleansing my soul.
Achieving your glass skin look
The cucumber face mist is highly recommended to my girls out there who are looking for tips to get a natural glass skin look. If you’re on a budget, you don’t need to go crazy looking for Korean skincare beauty routines or buy K-Beauty products from beauty shops to achieve that “glass skin” face. It gives your face a natural dewy finish without the stickiness. I remember I would go out to buy groceries or go shopping feeling confident that I don’t look like trash with this face mist on my face. According to their website, it is a kind of face mist that minimizes pores, fine lines and helps skin recover from active breakouts. I cannot attest to this claim since luckily I didn’t have acne or breakouts when I started using this product.
Face mists as setting spray
The product can also be used as a setting spray before or after you put on your makeup. I tried this one as a setting spray but I prefer using it as a face mist alone for that fresh and hydrated look. Without any doubt, it is indeed a holy grail of freshness. For me, the FHL Cucumber Mist is better than Human Nature’s Hydrating Face Mist.
The FHL Cucumber Hydrating Mist is available in two sizes: 50ml at 60php and 100ml at 300php.
- moisturized and refreshed face
- affordable face mist
- 100% organic
- smells good; the scent is not overpowering
- not for you if you love a matte look
- if you are allergic to cucumber, aloe vera or other ingredients mentioned above though the products contain no harmful chemicals
Human Nature is a member of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the authority on the natural products industry in the United States upholding the strictest criteria of natural claims worldwide. The company uses 100% natural ingredients and all products are cruelty-free. It claims to be Pro-Philippines because it hopes to produce a lot of products that can be grown in the Philippines. Human Nature aims to create a demand for natural products and provide programs that will help farmers since most ingredients in producing beauty products such as coconut, aloe, sugarcane, etc can be grown in the country.
Purifying Facial Scrub
Ingredients: aqua (water), stearic acid (vegetable-derived), decyl glucoside (coconut-derived), glyceryl stearate (vegetable-derived), sodium lactate (sugarcane-derived), sodium gluconate (sugarcane-derived), Bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) stem extract, Fragaria vesca (strawberry) seed, levulinic acid (rice/corn-derived), coco-glucoside (coconut-derived), glyceryl oleate (coconut-derived), xanthan gum, fragrance (all-natural), phytic acid (rice-derived), p-anisic acid (anise seed-derived), iron oxides
I know how to make my own facial scrub – I would just mix sugar and honey to scrub away my skin impurities. There are natural beauty products DIY online, thanks to Pinterest and other organic beauty blogs. I also tried making a lemon and egg white face mask to remove whiteheads but it was gross and messy. Making my own facial scrub was a lot of work so I bought Human Nature’s Purifying Facial Scrub.
With a healthy diet and good skincare routine, no need to check articles online on how to look good even without makeup. It’s not just about looking good but actually having healthy skin. The facial scrub contains strawberry seeds that are beneficial to the skin. The seeds are naturally acidic. Such level of natural acidity helps tighten pores and remove dead skin cells without skin irritation and redness.
Natural exfoliating ingredients
It is a locally made effective skincare product that features 100% natural ingredients. The scrub smells good and looks yummy because of the strawberry seeds. But as compared to SkinFood facial scrubs, for me, SkinFood smells better. One of the things I love about this exfoliant product is that it leaves your face fresh and smooth. I haven’t experienced any breakouts since I started using the facial scrub.
Actually, I’m very cautious when it comes to buying facial scrubs because I had a bad skin reaction after using St. Ives Apricot Scrub. Good thing I didn’t have to go to the dermatologist to treat acne breakouts professionally. Then I happened to read articles related to the St. Ives Apricot Scrub Lawsuit. Two women filed a lawsuit against St. Ives claiming the product caused irritation and inflammation.
Luckily, the Purifying Facial Scrub works for me. It’s recommended to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. I like to scrub my face after a long day of wearing makeup for my skin to breathe and prevent breakouts.
The Human Nature Purifying Scrub is available in one size only: 50g at 99.75php.
no overwhelming smell
the strawberry seeds and bamboo granules don’t feel harsh on the skin
lightens face after washing
may not work for everybody especially those who have sensitive skin
Lavender Mint Scented Cleansing Bar
Photo credit: Human Nature Website
Ingredients: sodium cocoate (saponified coconut oil), aqua (water), decyl glucoside (vegetable-derived), glycerin (vegetable-derived), Mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf essential oil, Mentha arvensis (corn mint) leaf essential oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavander) stem essential oil, sodium lactate (sugarcane-derived)
My mom is a dedicated user of Human Nature Lavender Mint Cleansing Bar. She has a dust allergy which causes foot itchiness, similar to eczema. I let her try Tokyo Love Medicated Soap and she loved it. She only used the Japanese brand soap for a week and the itchiness of her foot was gone. Tokyo Love Soap is quite expensive so I bought her Human Nature’s cleansing soaps. She achieved good results two to three weeks after using the product. It’s way cheaper than Tokyo Love Soap or other anti-eczema soaps with almost the same results.
The cleansing bar makes your skin really smooth. It also smells good, the lavender and mint combination is relaxing to the senses though it’s much mintier. I’m not sure if it’s good for acne but I can say it’s an effective natural treatment to eczema or other forms of skin rashes or dryness.
Human Nature Lavender Mint Cleansing Bar is sold at 84.75php.
refreshing scent (minty)
gentle on the skin
may not be suitable for all types of skin
Zivine Organics is popular for its grapeseed and castor oil. The famous grapeseed oil distributor is a growing Davao based company that aims to help men grow hair and women to have longer lashes. This Filipino organic brand doesn’t only sell essential oils. It also provides other organic beauty products to its clients such as papaya sunblock creams, hair grower shampoo, facial and body scrubs, and more.
You’ve probably heard of Zivine Organics’ Grapeseed Oil from organic beauty blogs if you’re a Filipina who is into essential oils. I’ve read a lot of overwhelming reviews online about grapeseed oil. I’ve decided to buy a sunblock cream, toner, and face cream to be fair to other Zivine Organics products.
Hydrating and alcohol-free
The Zivine Organics Sugarcane Toner is one of the best hydrating toners I’ve ever tried. It doesn’t make my skin dry like other cleansing products in the market. It’s an alcohol-free toner so my skin feels safe. There are many reasons why alcohol toners are bad for you. Traditionally, we need alcohol for other ingredients to penetrate our skin or make skin creams lighter. I guess it depends on a person’s preference although I can say using beauty products with natural ingredients is the best way to make you feel less guilty about your skin.
I like Jeffree Star’s skincare routine but all the alcohol-free products he uses cost more than my life so I stick with local organic brands. It’s a habit for most cosmetic companies to use alcohol products but let’s not forget the Koreans. We all have to agree that Koreans make good products that are actually alcohol-free.
Also, how often can you find a toner or cleanser that’s made from sugarcane? Sugarcane keeps the skin hydrated so my face also feels moisturized right after using it. It doesn’t cause irritation on my slightly inflamed skin on the side of my nose. I have no breakouts so far or any bad reaction from using the product. However, I don’t speak for everybody because we all have different skin types and sensitivity. According to research, sugarcane makes your skin healthy and prevents aging. I hope I’ll reap the benefits and look immortal in the next ten years. It gives you glow but doesn’t make your skin oily. So yes, I’m in love with this toner for how many months now!
According to its Facebook Page, the toner is specially formulated to whiten dark areas of the skin. I cannot support nor deny its claim because luckily my pimple marks aren’t that bad.
The Zivine Organics Sugarcane Toner (100ml) is sold at 300php.
no overwhelming smell
May cause irritation since we have different skin types
Tea Tree Cream
I normally use Zivine Organics’ Grapeseed Oil after cleansing my face then apply tea cream. The tea tree face cream gives my face a smooth feel. Also, it helps to whiten the skin. I love how it easily dries after application and how it brightens my face.
Natural acne treatment
The tea tree cream is ideal for acne treatment without spending much. Using tea tree creams and oils is the best way to treat acne and acne scars naturally. Tea tree has antimicrobial properties and helps reduce inflammation. It also prevents redness and irritation which is good for acne prone skin especially if you are currently suffering from acne breakouts. I don’t have an acne prone skin but the cream really works for me. It illuminates my skin and doesn’t make it oily. I can also use it even when I’m outdoors because it provides sun protection against UV rays, thus it’s also an anti-aging cream.
Zivine Organics’ Tea Tree Cream (30g) is sold at 400php.
Offers sun protection
Not sticky at all
Good whitening cream
Some people may not like the smell of tea tree
I get it, some organic beauty products aren’t really effective. Some of them aren’t even 100% natural. And because natural and organic beauty is a huge category in the beauty industry, every brand would want to join the organic bandwagon. They want to call themselves “organic” and “natural” even though they only use a small percentage of organic ingredients, which for me, is a type of false advertisement.
The fastest way to know if the product is good or not is to check trusted online reviews (or lawsuits) or try the product yourself. The smartest way is to check the first five ingredients on the product label. If you can’t identify them, be resourceful and use the internet to help you find ways on how to tell if the product is really “natural” or if it’s just greenwashing you.
Bye, nasty chemicals!
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I’m the type of person who buys everything online – from my shoes and beauty products to sports equipment and kitchen tools. It’s not easy to buy imported and local beauty products here in the Philippines because they’re mostly available in physical stores or some of them aren’t available in the country. BeautyMNL is one of the leading beauty stores online that offers a variety of products celebrating beauty and femininity.
BeautyMNL sent me an email offering to give me credits and do a site test run review and to try the products they’ve chosen as well. Here are my thoughts:
What I Love About BeautyMNL
The website is very responsive and my shopping experience was hassle free and very convenient. I got my order confirmation email hours after I placed my order.
I love reviews. The site has a customer review section below a specific product, which is really helpful. The reviews are genuine and now that I’m aware of such reviews, each time I search products, I go directly to the review section.
Also, the discounted items are just irresistible! From the first to the last time I checked BeautyMNL, so many products are still on sale, it’s making me crazy!
I got my package two weeks ago and was very excited to try them. Here are my sincere thoughts:
Facial Oil in One (Keeping It Smooth) by Nature Review
While the thought of applying oil on your face may seem unappealing at first, the fact that it’s organic and made of natural ingredients might convince you to buy one.
When I turned 28, I started to feel worried about my aging skin and started searching for tips on how to spot damaged skin. I’m worried about having fine lines so I started applying moisturizers and sunblock creams to moisturize and protect my skin. I’m using Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil to naturally lighten my dark under eyes, organic bleaching soap with rosehip and calamansi, tomato toner, castor oil for my hair, cucumber facial mist and other organic local products. You see, I’m very much into anything organic.
Here’s my review of Facial Oil in One By Nature:
What To Love About The Product
It’s 100% natural and organic
The facial oil has no chemical preservatives and artificial coloring. It’s actually a mixture of organic avocado oil, organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil and tomato extract. Instead of applying one certain type of oil on your face, you’re using a combination of different organic oils.
It softens and moisturizes
I normally apply the oil on my face at night and my face feels softer in the morning. My face feels moisturized so instead of using my regular moisturizer, I’m now using this oil even at daytime since I’m at home most of the time.
It’s safe for babies too
Because it’s organic, you can also use the oil for your child without worrying about harmful chemicals that most products have. Maybe an ample amount will do.
Non-sticky and unscented
I was worried when I opened the package and found a facial oil bottle among the other items. I’ve tried some beauty oils before and some of them can be sticky and messy. This facial oil isn’t that sticky as compared to other oils. It quickly absorbs to the skin yet it doesn’t dry up. Although I’d want my oil to be scented to give me a relaxing feeling, I think it’s better for an oil to be unscented because synthetic fragrance is not good and sensitive skin reacts to fragrance ingredients.
It doesn’t spill
I’m not a big fan of pump bottles but this one’s better than the ordinary bottles most companies use for their oils. It doesn’t spill because it’s in a pump bottle.
What To Not Love About The Product
None. I love everything about the oil!
Facial Oil in One By Nature is natural and organic. It’s also affordable because it’s only 290php. I love supporting local beauty products that are biodegradable and environment-friendly. Trust men, you can never go wrong with organic products.
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Shiseido Tsubaki Oil Extra Intensive Damage Care Shampoo Review
I’m careful when it comes to using hair products because of my bleached hair. As a person who stays at home most of the time, I don’t really use hair conditioner products or hair masks unless if I’m going to attend an event where I need to have a healthy looking hair.
Facts about Tsubaki oil:
Tsubaki oil, or Camellia japonica oil strengthens hair and it helps bring back your hair moisture. It also protects hair from damage because of using hair dryer and hair iron.
I love Shiseido products. I’ve tried Shiseido Tsubaki Hair Conditioner Shining and it made my hair look shiny and natural. Here’s my review of Shiseido Tsubaki Oil Extra Intensive Damage Care Shampoo:
What To Love About The Product
It makes your hair look shiny and natural even without hair conditioner
My hair is damaged and it’s expected that it’s going to be dry and frizzy especially if I don’t apply hair conditioner. After using the shampoo, my hair was shiny and it looked really natural.
It makes your hair softer
Here in the Philippines where it’s always hot and humid, having a dull dry hair is quite normal. I turn to hair masks and conditioners. I don’t always have time to make DIY organic coconut oil hair treatment so I have to use commercial conditioners instead.
One of the reasons why we use hair conditioners is to have softer hair. What’s amazing about the Shiseido Tsubaki shampoo is that it makes your hair softer and somehow moisturized. It’s empowering not to use hair conditioners to have smoother hair.
What To Not Love About The Product
Your hair feels rough while wet
Your hair doesn’t feel soft when it’s still wet. It only feels smoother when it gets dry.
It’s a bit disappointing to know that the shampoo doesn’t make your hair smell good. I think shampoos just don’t make your hair feel clean but they should also make your hair smell like flowers or anything feminine.
The Shiseido Tsubaki Oil Extra Intensive Damage Care Shampoo is one of the best shampoo brands I’ve ever tried. It makes your hair look natural and healthy. It’s not a cheap shampoo brand I tell you, but it’s totally worth it.
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Made by David Organics Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo Review
With a chemically damaged hair like mine, washing my hair is one of the most heartbreaking things in the world, next to being dumped through social media. My bleached hair is dry and it gets drier everyday because I need to wash my hair unless I want it to look like a fake wig. Once a month, I try to make my own coconut hair treatment oil yet one of the saddest things about applying coconut oil on your hair is that it slightly smells and can be disturbing especially if you’re in an event or a party where people are sitting next to each other.
What I learned about bleached hair is that it shouldn’t be washed all the time, no overexposure to the sun and most importantly, use a dry shampoo instead of the regular one. I’ve always wanted to buy one but I don’t want to spend too much dinero on popular dry shampoo brands like Toni and Guy or Tresemme. Thanks to BeautyMNL for sending me a dry shampoo that’s natural and organic.
Here’s my review of Made by David Organics Orange and Vanilla Dry Shampoo:
What To Not Love About The Product
Smells sweet and nice
The dry shampoo smells better than Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific. Well, what do you expect from an orange and vanilla dry shampoo powder? I love that it makes everybody believe that you just sprayed hair fragrance spray. One of my problems whenever I skip washing my hair is the smell of dust and dirt. It’s a relief that it absolutely smells terrific, making you feel refreshed all day.
It absorbs dirt and oil
A dry shampoo’s job is to absorb oil and dirt and so far, Made by David’s dry shampoo did absorb oil. You just need to massage your hair and blend.
I love how it increases my hair volume as long as the powder reaches the roots or oily parts of the hair.
Majority of beauty consumers realize the importance of reliable beauty product containers only when they travel or when they’re spilled inside their bags or pouches. I love that the powder doesn’t spill and the cap is reliable.
The product is way cheaper than other popular brands like Tony & Guy. It’s being sold for only 250php at BeautyMNL.
Nobody can resist a cute packaging. The color of the packaging is too cute you won’t ever think twice of carrying the product with you anytime anywhere. Also, I love that the bottle is made of plastic and not glass so you don’t need to worry about breaking it.
Made by David Organics is a local brand and I always recommend local beauty products to my friends simply because they know what suits our needs. Also, local products are sometimes organic and use less harmful chemicals.
What To Not Love About The Product
The powder residue might make you sneeze
I don’t have severe allergies and no history of allergic rhinitis. I’ve always hated powdered products and I must say that the powder kept me sneezing for a long time. If you are sensitive when it comes to dust particles and powder, I recommend putting very small amount of powder on your scalp. Don’t forget to blend the powder on your hair with enough patience.
Spray nozzle works better
I was a bit surprised when I opened the product because I expected that it was going to be a dry shampoo with spray nozzle. It didn’t have a nozzle so I realized it’s a bit troublesome to use a powdered dry shampoo.
A bit messy if not done properly
Using a dry shampoo can be messy for first time users. The first time I used it, the powder was all over my forehead.
Made by David Dry Shampoo makes your hair look shiny and healthy at a very affordable price. It’s convenient especially if you’re always on the go because it’s lightweight. Also, the best thing about it is it makes your hair sweet smelling.
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I love my BeautyMNL haul! It’s nice to get to try the products and share my experience. BeautyMNL doesn’t just sell products but they also share beauty related articles. You can check their in-house magazine Bloom and read customer reviews here.
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Whenever I shop for beauty products online, I always make sure they can whiten, moisturize and conceal. I’ve spent mucho dinero on undereye concealers. Yes, my Benefit Erase Paste does all the magic to hide the dark spots around my eyes but the fact that I’ve invested so much on makeup concealers is just too depressing. Because I like to complain a lot about my dark spots and pimple scars, my friend finally recommended Human Nature 100% Natural Sunflower Beauty Oil since she’s a regular user of Human Nature products. After all, the product is organic and sunflower oil is healthy.
There’s a myth that wearing glasses can cause dark eye circles. I wear glasses and my dark undereye circles bother me most of the time that’s why concealers have become one of my makeup essentials. I must say I used to have very terrible dark circles around my eyes but after using the product for almost a month, I noticed that my dark under eyes started to lighten.
Before Using Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil
Results After Using Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil For Almost A Month ( No Filter; No Makeup)
As you can see, the dark spots lightened (don’t look at my eyebags though)
What I like About The Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil
It’s effective; my dark circles lightened (just a reminder though, don’t expect to see immediate results, it took me a month to be convinced with the results)
It’s cheaper. (I only paid 149php for a 50ml bottle) and an all in one oil (in fact, you can use it to whiten your underarm – just mix the oil with your Alum (Tawas powder)
It doesn’t have any smell and is not stick
The packaging is cute, no doubt
It’s all-natural and organic; it’s made from premium-grade Helianthus annuus(sunflower) seed oil
You can use the sunflower oil on your face before you apply your foundation. I like to use sunflower oil on my face as my primer then cover it with Naturactor foundation. It helps to blend the foundation and apply it evenly. Also, with the combination of face oil and foundation, it helps me think of more ideas on how to achieve dewy skin. Although some beauty experts discourage the use of face oils specifically coconut oil as primers or moisturizers because they can clog pores and cause dryness. Sunflower oil and argan oil are the best types of oil for the skin.
What I Don’t Like About Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil
It could sting your eyes if you’re using it as an undereye oil (that’s basically my problem until now so I try not to rub my eyes)
The packaging is cute but it’s not convenient; it can be really messy since it’s an oil in a spray bottle so you need to be careful when you pump the nozzle. Also, there is slight discoloration around the nozzle. So for me, it’s a bad idea to put it in a purse when you’re traveling because it might get spilled.
Thoughts About Human Nature Sunflower Oil
A lot of girls find ways on how to get rid of black spots on the skin that’s why we constantly look for beauty products, especially organic ones. We check reviews from organic beauty blogs, looking for clues on how to get rid of brown spots, pigmentation and skin discoloration never realizing that maybe it’s not about the type of beauty oils that we use. Sometimes we just need to change our lifestyle – the food that we eat, how to care for our skin, the amount of water we drink and our daily activities exposing us to the sun.
Anyway, I am very much satisfied with the product. Most researches find sunflower oil healthy for the skin because of its antioxidant properties. I’ve read some online reviews about sunflower oil benefits and how it can help treat acne scars and dark spots. I chose Human Nature since this is a Filipino brand and the company is committed to producing natural and cruelty-free products. Yes, I’ve found the best dark circle concealer for me but it can’t beat an all organic and 100% natural beauty oil that can do magic with or without makeup. It may take a lot of patience to experience full results especially when it comes to using organic products (based on my experience with oils) but it makes me satisfied that I’m not putting any skin care products that contain retinol or alcohol on my face.
I bought my sunflower oil at Robinsons Supermarket Abreeza Mall for only 149php (50ml) and 275php (100ml).
As stated on their website, Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil claims to:
1. Helps lighten dark undereye circles
2. Helps lighten dark spots & pimple marks
3. Under eye moisturizer
4. Helps prevent & lighten the appearance of stretch marks
5. Helps soften and lighten underarms
6. Softens feet soles, knees & elbows
7. Removes stubborn makeup
8. Overall body moisturizer
9. Helps lighten fine lines around the eyes
10. Helps soften cuticles and dry skin
11. Makes skin glow and helps keep it youthful
12. Helps relax tired, puffy eyes
13. Helps relieve itch & redness caused by insect bites
14. Nourishes & conditions eyelashes
15. Helps lighten dark lips 16. Adds shine to dull hair
17. Helps ease dry & itchy scalp
18. Helps improve skin condition after sunburn
19. Smoothens dry, rough skin from shaving
20. Helps calm skin & ease rashes
21. Helps relieve symptoms of skin infections
22. Helps hydrate dry patches on the face
23. Helps lighten lesions and scars
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