A definite beauty staple!
Posted by Reviewer3225970 on Jun 28, 2012
Love apricot oil! I use this mainly in place of body lotion..it leaves skin so soft and smooth. Just a few drops for the whole body after bath works wonders. It sinks into the skin fairly fast, but it's not so 'dry' as rose hip or grape seed. This oil is really versatile - I also use it as a facial oil, for OCM, make up remover, as a massage oil, hair conditioner, as well as in DIY scrubs. It's very gentle, doesn't cause break outs and has almost no scent. This is probably the best $3 I've ever spent on iHerb.
Broke me out
Unfortunately, rose hip oil broke me out..I should have listened to the advice of a friend who cautioned me that it might be suitable for more mature skin type, & those not prone to acne. I'm in my early 30s. Actually, I'm not quite sure if my break out was due to 'skin purging'..I'm too scared to find out..the pimples were pretty huge, angry & in annoying spots! I stopped after a week of using this on my face. I still think this might probably be of benefit to older skins though, as besides the pimples it does make skin feel silky, supple and glowy. In fact, I think it's just pure rose hip that's overly rich if one is acne-prone, cuz I have 2 other products that have rose hip oil listed in its ingredients and they don't cause me problems. Now I mix a few drops into small batches of my body lotion so as not to waste it.
Awesome for hair
I use just one drop of this as conditioner..it's amazing, better than any commercial conditioner brands. I don't even have to use it every day as one application leaves hair silky for at least 2 days! Don't use as a leave-in though, unless your hair is long, thick & dry, I tried it as a leave-in on my short hair and it dried super greasy. I now apply, wait a few minutes then rinse off. I tried it on my face too but I find it doesn't sink in that well and my face is still a bit oily when I wake up in the morning.
Nice tint but not moisturising enough
Posted by Reviewer3225970 on Jun 28, 2012
The tint is just nice, and it goes on smoothly..and the lip balm smells really cinnamon-y & nice. The stinging sensation described in other reviews is really no big deal - merely a mild tingle that quickly goes away. However, it's not all that moisturising, even though the ingredient list looks impressive, a pity cuz I really wanted to like this product and brand. I also got Hurraw's SPF lip balm and it didn't fare any better.
Cheap & cheerful!
I was advised to take Vit C 1000mg as I have crazy mood swings and was told it would help even out my moods. It did exactly that! I feel much more even-tempered now and also less lethargic, after taking this and fish oil daily. Plus such a good price for a HUGE bottle.
Well-flavoured & Very Enjoyable Cuppa
Love this rooibos! The pomegranate & rooibos complement each other perfectly. This is definitely the nicest rooibos I've ever tried. It's really nice with honey rather than sugar.
One of the nicest lavender essential oils I've ever bought, and definitely the most economical. I've paid 3 times the price of this oil for a similar quality in the (pre-iHerb)past. The scent really fills up a room. Lav can smell very different depending on the species - this oil is of the floral-smelling sort of lavender.
Nice & Light
I use this in the daytime..it's light, refreshing and the HA keeps skin nicely hydrated. This is just enough moisture as I live in a hot & humid climate, regular oily/cream moisturizers make my skin sticky and greasy within hours.
Great for cleaning
I use a few drops of this mixed with water, vinegar and baking soda as a eco-friendly household cleaner, it really makes counter tops smell fresh and clean. I also use it in aromatherapy burners to freshen the house..the tea tree scent is very invigorating. The lavender component is not as strong as most lavenders I've tried before, but the large quantity you get for a mere $7.63 makes up for it.
Not entirely sure what the fuss is all about...
Another product I bought because of all the hype. Honestly, it's as decent a mask as any drugstore mask, but it's definitely not a cure-all & miracle worker, at least for me. My face does feel smoother after use, but it did nothing to reduce my blackheads, unclog pores and wasn't that effective as a spot treatment for acne either (pure honey is better for that)I can live with the parabens, but the stinging sensation experienced during the first few seconds of application is a bit hard to get used to. Though it's very very cheap, I think if on a budget, some home concocted masks (egg white, yoghurt, etc) might work just as well & just as economical.
Inconclusive results so far
I know this product is reaching almost cult status from the endless amazing reviews. I've been taking for close to a month, and there's been perhaps a slight improvement to my skin/hair (more even complexion, brighter skin tone) but I'm also taking Vit C 1000mg and changed my skincare products recently, AND quit smoking, so I'm not sure to what I can attribute the slight improvements to. I'm going to continue taking it at least for a few more months though, and see if there are more obvious benefits, as it's still waaay cheaper than any collagen products sold in shops here.
My partner has a little chronic patch of eczema and although this soap didn't help the itch as much as another brand (4x the price!) we used before, it's still does more than regular shower gel. You also feel squeaky clean after using it. It has a very lovely fresh, clean scent that I'd imagine would appeal to almost anyone. My bathroom smells great all the time as the bar is in there! Would order again & again just for the smell alone!