Eden's Paradise Natural Cleansing Oil and Tomato Serum ReviewWednesday, October 08, 2014
The first time I found out I was pregnant, the first question I had for my OB was how safe were beauty products. She only gave me a handful of ingredients to avoid, and said that skin care is basically OK. And thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Shen of Shen's Addiction for assuring me that skin care is ok for preggy! But for some who are wary about putting anything on their skin while pregnant but have to because their skin needs it, you can always turn to organic.
Recently, I have committed myself to using two of these organic products and see how they fair. Pregnant skin is a lot different from your usual skin type. Some people retain their skin type, but most often, people shift from one skin type to another. Like me, I shifted from normal to extremely dry! For some, from dry to extremely oily.
Yes, you get a fresh batch of hormones everyday that will test your patience and of your husbands as well. Hahaha! So using these organic products from Eden's Paradise for two whole weeks, I am able to tell you what I think!
|Eden's Paradise 100% Natural Cleansing Oil, PhP 349.00|
Eden's Paradise Tomato Serum 15ml, PhP 189.00
I would like to start with the cleansing oil. It's housed in an easy-pump bottle, but it doesn't say how much is actually in it so that was actually a no-no for me. I am guessing about 100ml maybe. Packaging is so-so, it is in a sturdy plastic so it won't easily crush when it falls. I actually like the pump because it doesn't break easily like some brands I know. Although the printing needs a little more QC. It looks a little bit homemade to me.
I know it's organic, but it shouldn't look like it was packed from someone's backyard.
There are different kinds of preservatives and it doesn't have to be paraben-based. Bacteria thrive on water, so unless the product completely stays away from water and moisture which can be unavoidable, I would really like to know what preservatives they use to keep the bacteria/germs from forming.
Human Nature's Sunflower Cleansing Oil which is IMPOSSIBLE to rinse out with just water.
I like that this cleansing oil can easily melt makeup by massaging it on your fully made up face (even waterproof eyeliner and mascara!), and just rinse away with water. So if you are one of those women who are lazy in taking off their makeup, this could be the product for you. This may also be a good alternative for Shu Uemura because it can be rinsed off with just water. Not all cleansing oils can do that!
I recommend following it up always with a good moisturizer because cleansing oils are not meant to moisturize the skin alone, but won't leave you dry and cracking as well. Follow it up with a good serum and moisturizer after use.
These are the only questions I have when it comes to organic products. I know that all-natural products have a shorter shelf-life because they don't have preservatives. So this is my only question when it comes to organic beauty products. I have spoken to several cosmetic manufacturers and they all say the same: specially all-natural, organic products must undergo stability testing and must have some sort of ingredient that will keep the product bacteria-free so that it would give it a longer shelf life.
To make the brand a little more credible and look safe to use, packaging should also be their top priority because no matter how much of a breakthrough your product is but the packaging is less than impressive, people will remain skeptic in buying.
I am not saying that the packaging should cost more than the product itself, but at least contain a more complete ingredients list (if there is more), and a safety seal that BFAD requires.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS:
Length of usage before review: 2 weeks
- Both products work well with normal, oily or combination skin.
- Both are safe to be used for the face and for the eye area as well.
- Gentle on the skin.
- Serum can be used before makeup. Just let it get absorbed completely.
- Cleansing oil easily melts away makeup!
- Guaranteed free from fragrance, dyes, and coloring agents.
- Serum keeps breakouts at bay because of its natural astringent properties.
- The serum makes my skin is more "balanced".
- The serum reduced the redness of my face.
- The serum doesn't take a lot of time to get absorbed by the skin.
- No annoying fragrance.
- My skin looks firmer because of the serum.
- The cleansing oil easily removes dirt and oil, specially makeup! Effectively removes waterproof eyeliner, lipstick, and mascara.
- No breakouts!
- Safe for pregnant women.
- Packaging is really important to me. So aside from this, these are great products.
Retail Price: Eden's Paradise 100% Natural Cleansing Oil, PhP 349 | Eden's Paradise Tomato Serum 15ml, PhP 189
Purchased For: Gift from IG @edensparadise_launion (Thank you!)
Will I re-purchase? Cleansing Oil, yes. Serum, maybe.
Will I recommend it? Yes.
MY OVERALL RATING: ★★★☆☆