Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner Deep Rich has been a part of my AB skincare life for a while now, so it’s high time I review it. Don’t you agree? Whamisa is a Korean beaty brand that isn’t hugely popular in Slovenia but it has pretty much a worldwide presence.
Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner Deep Rich – the Ingredients
The Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner Deep Rich is a very popular product, known for its fermented ingredients. This was the main selling point for me, as I was trying to explore this skincare segment and move away from your basic toners. This water-free toner isn’t meant for cleansing your skin. Instead, you use it as your first or second hydrating product. It contains an Aloe maculata leaf extract, which supposedly treats inflammation and other skin concerns. An interesting ingredient is also the galactomyces ferment filtrate, which is an antioxydant with moisturising and repairing properties (Wikipedia).
DHC is a Japanese brand that is mostly famous for its Deep Cleansing Oil. I’ve seen people rave about it on Reddit, so I wanted to find out what’s so special about it. 🙂
The DHC brand was founded in 1970s by Yoshida-san. He connected traditional Japanese herbology and skincare properties of Spanish olive oil. The brand follows the “wabi-sabi” philosophy – it believes in “finding beauty in imperfection” and loving your skin just the way it is, together with all of its imperfections.
I bought this mini set from a friend who travelled to Japan. You can find it on Amazon (here) but in Japan, it cost around €7. This plastic, see-through pouch contains the Deep Cleansing Oil, the Mild Soap, the Q10 Lotion, and the Q10 Cream, all in mini sizes. There should be enough product for one month’s use or so, but like always, your mileage may vary.
Sometimes, all you need after a long day is a fragrant bubble bath to relax. Winter months were pretty stressful so I often needed a nice, long bath to take the edge off. A colleague gave me an Oriflame bubble bath that I was more than happy to use. I suppose this was a limited-edition type of product so it might not be available at the time you’re reading this.
Oriflame Frosted Berry Cake Bubble Bath
Bring the cosy Christmas feeling into your bathtub as you relax with the wonderfully foamy and indulgent fruity-gourmand scented Frosted Berry Cake Bubble Bath. Soap-free, pH-balanced formula cleanses without drying out your skin.
I’m always on the lookout for natural beauty and personal hygiene products. For example, I don’t believe that toothpaste formulas (any formulas, really) need to contain sodium lauryl sulfate in order to clean our teeth thoroughly. I don’t deny that “lab-made” ingredients provide some safety that essential oils can’t but if I have a choice, I’ll choose a more natural product. When natural personal hygiene meets small business like Nelipot, I prickle my ears.
Nelipot is a Slovenian brand that came into focus with their deodorant Nelipot Basic. A crucial element in their initial country-wide success seems to be due to the owners’ appearance in the television show called Štartaj, Slovenija! on the Pop TV channel, some time in 2015 or 2016. Fast-forward to the present, Nelipot products are sold at Spar and on Nelipot’s own website.
At the BBMU conference, I met the brand owners and had a lovely chat with them. As with (other) indie brands, I appreciate their end consumer-oriented business and the fact that they started making products for themselves first, before making them available to a wider audience.
The two products they gave me are a sample of their Mladizhen deodorant and the Shverkaj tooth powder.