I originally gave this product two stars because they used to tear into pieces as soon as I started using them, turning into an unmanageable lump of cotton. But now, wow! They come in a new packaging and the product has changed – for the much better! They aren't as soft and fluffy as standard cotton rounds you'll find at the drugstore, but they work just as well – and they are organic :) I use them mainly for toner, but they work great for removing mascara as well and similar jobs which requires a bit more of rubbing. I have also tried the cotton rounds from Swisspers (also on iHerb) which I used to think was a better choice, but now that the Maxim cotton rounds has improved with such a degree, I will buy Maxim from now on.
After realizing my diet was lacking D and B vitamins I decided to look for a multi-vitamin. I decided to go with this one because it has vitamin D3 instead of D2 and because the B-12 vitamin is of type Methylcobalamin, which I have read to be the best one. Both these vitamins were also in sufficiently large doses compared to other multi-vitamins. I also love that this multi-vitamin contains lots of herbs and that it is vegetarian. The pills are somewhat large, but incredibily easy to swallow. I should probably get a blood test in a while to see that everything I need is actually being covered, but until then I trust this multi-vitamin to take care of my D and B vitamin needs. I haven't experienced headaches like another reviewer mentioned.
Posted by underfundig on Apr 30, 2013
I have been using avocado and coconut oil as my main moisturizers for several months now, but realized they didn't give enough moisture for my skin during the scandinavian winter, so I decided to try this shea butter as a night moisturizer. I have never used shea butter before, so I was excited to try it. I loved that this one is pure, unrefined and organic (I have completely stopped using regular creams and lotions, I only use the purest products) and I thought it was a great size for the cost, considering how a little goes a long way – I still tend to put on too much, but at night that isn't really a big deal. It also works well under make-up if I am careful to put on a small enough amount. It feels really rich and luxurious when I put it on and within a week I have noticed a nice change. It doesn't help dry skin as much as I would like, though. Another concern other than dry skin, is that I have acne prone skin and a lot of acne scars at the moment, and this really seems to help the scarring heal quicker and reduce the redness in my face, which I couldn't be more grateful for! This will be my nighttime go-to product for ever :D Btw, this is amazing as a foot cream! Completely heals the rough skin areas in a couple of days!
Posted by underfundig on May 26, 2013
After using this cream, the quality of my skin has improved. It is now softer, more even and my face has a glow it didn't have before. I have acne prone skin with quite a bit of acne scars and the cream works great for me! It seems to help heal the scars and it doesn't trigger breakouts.
This is SYNTHETIC, not natural!
I bought this product to help with acne scarring on my face and it helped somewhat, though nothing major. And it's so sticky, which is annoying. After using this for a while I tried rose hip oil instead which works SO much better (and non-sticky). Then I found out that it is in fact NOT NATURAL, even though it is advertised as such. I beauty blog I read contacted Jason directly and they themselves said that it is synthetic. I will not use this brand anymore as they can't be trusted to tell the truth about the ingredients in their products. Disappointed!
Posted by underfundig on Feb 04, 2013
I have oily skin with acne and after following the oil-free-moisturizer "rule" for years without that benefiting my skin much, I decided to try using oils instead and my skin feels better than ever. This is the best avocado oil I have used so far! I first tried the one from Now Foods, but that one is food grade, while this is cosmetic grade - and there really is a huge difference in quality, so go with this one! It absorbs nicely if I don't put too much on, so I can use make-up over it (I use mineral powder) and it makes my skin sooo soft. It really feels like a treat.
My favorite mascara!
Posted by underfundig on Jun 02, 2013
This mascara's lengthening abilities is top notch! My eye lashes have never looked this lush! The only drawback for me is that it tends to be a bit too much mascara on the brush, so I have to use my fingers to take off excess mascara from my lashes to make them look natural. But after that the result is wonderful, and the color is great (black looks too harsh on me) and the packaging feels good to hold in my hands. I think this one is better than the mascara from Honeybee Garden's (also from iHerb).
Posted by underfundig on Feb 15, 2013
I made tea of this for the first time today. I am not too fond of the smell, but the taste is pretty nice and smooth. I bought this because of it's detoxifying properties to help clear my skin, but the most important thing in the long run is the taste. I could easily drink this everyday.
Posted by underfundig on Feb 15, 2013
This clay powder works really well! I love that I can mix in which ever ingredient I want - I usually put some tea tree oil in there. It takes some trial and error to find the right amount of water to blend in though. It leaves the skin slightly redish right away, but my skin looks better immediately after using it and I can really feel it working when I have it on. Like clay masks usually go it dries completely on the skin and it takes a little while to get it washed completely off. I'm really happy with the effect it has and has a really great price, because it lasts a long time.
Posted by underfundig on Feb 18, 2013
I just started using this after previously using one from Sephora and I'm very happy with this one. The color is blond enough to fit my brows and I like the automatic barrel and the brush on the cap (I would never buy a brow pencil without a brush on it). The only downside for me with this product is that the cap doesn't fit on the end of the pencil - it's too small. I usually go back and forth from drawing and brushing my brows and then having the cap on the end of the pencil is really practical. That's why I didn't give it 5 stars, so if that isn't an issue for you, consider this a 5 star review :)
Posted by underfundig on Jan 08, 2013
I bought this product because I have been reading about the benefits of using oils as a moisturizer. I really liked the feel of this oil and the fact that it absorbs well enough for me to be able to wear make-up on top of it (I just need to be careful to use a small enough amount). And it makes the skin feel so smooth! I have combination skin with quite severe acne at the moment and I think this oil works better for me than the countless oil free lotions someone with my skin is adviced to use. This oil is food grade though, so after I bought this bottle I decided to try the cold pressed avocado oil from Hobe Labs which is cosmetic grade quality. And it was such a difference! So if you are using avocado oil as a moisturizer, I advice you to buy that one instead.
I bought this to help my dry and itchy scalp. I love that it came in a travel-sized bottle so I could try it out before purchasing a full-sized bottle. Sadly I have found no reason to get a full-sized bottle. This shampoo didn't help the itching at all. It smells good though and makes the hair look well, but I need something that is actually effective for my scalp, so won't buy again.