|Reviewing the Botanical Effects Skincare by Mary Kay|
|Dont you think the colours of the packaging are way adorbs?!|
The range features 5 products namely, the Botanical Effects Gel Cleanser, the Botanical Effect Exfoliating Scrub, the Botanical Effects Toner, the Botanical Effects Moisturizer, and the Botanical Effects Moisturizer SPF30 to provide your skin with extra care. The range contains dragon fruit extracts thats known to contain fatty acids, iron, calcium, phosphorous and several B-complex vitamins, including the often called "anti-stress vitamin" B1 (thiamin), plus B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin). Many thanks to the dragon fruit, it helps fight skin-damaging free radicals too! Another ingredient featured would be the Aloe Vera which happens to be one of the most nutritious plants in the world, to help the skin maintain moisture and also acts an an antioxidant in skin care. Now lets proceed to the review.
Botanical Effects Gel Cleanser
|Transparent gel-like texture|
|But once in contact with water, it lightly foams.|
First up would be the Botanical Effects Gel Cleanser. As a first impression, i would say that this tube leaves a fruity scent each time i cleanse my face. The box states that its suitable for sensitive skin and it has been clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy, which gives gives me relieve without a worry if my skin would give any reaction to it. From the images above, it comes in a transparent gel-like form, but when in contact with water, it lightly foams! It cleanses deeply and effectively, and since i have slight oily skin, it also managed to dissolve all traces of oil on my skin. And dont get me started about how i enjoy the fruity scent. #love
Botanical Effects Exfoliating Scrub
|Look, theres microbeads!|
|When in contact with water, it foams up easily while the micro beads gently scrubs my skin.|
For extra cleansing, I would advice you to get the Botanical Effects Exfoliating Scrub. It exfoliates to remove dead and dull skin while deeply cleaning the pores. As its a little strong for my skin, i would personally advice to use this about twice (2 times) a week during the day or night time after washing your face with gel cleanser. One of the days the past 4 weeks, i had full make up on, and i admit that the Botanical Effects Exfoliating Scrub did the job by keeping my face squeaky clean!
Botanical Effects Refreshing Toner
|I personally prefer applying toners on a cotton pad|
|It feels extremely refreshing and it smells like fruits!|
Next up would be the Botanical Effects Refreshing Toner, that claims to wipe away traces of dirt and at the same time improves dull looking skin giving you a reason to tone with purpose. (And im living proof that it does what its suppose to do) Hehe. Like any toner, the texture is like liquid, and it works really well with the Botanical effects Gel Cleanser. To use, apply a small amount to a cotton pad, then smooth over face and neck. And believe me that it feels super refreshing on the skin.
Botanical Effects Moisturizer
|Gel like texture|
|Personal hint: apply it in an upward movement for best absorption|
And once youre done toning, dont forget to mosturize your skin with the Botanical Effects Moisturizer. I have a confession to make, i hate to moisturize the most. But somehow, after using Botanical Effects, i moisturize more frequently cause the formula is super quick absorbing and it doesnt feel greasy at all! (EXTRA POINTS TO BOTANICAL EFFECTS). And on a plus side, after moisturizing, it makes it way more easier to apply make up without leaving your skin looking flaky and dry. To use, apply a small amount to a cotton pad, then smooth over face and neck, but personally, i prefer to get messy with my hands for this.
Botanical Effects Moisturizer SPF30
|Cream like texture|
|To be applied evenly around face|
Last but not least would be the Botanical Effects Moisturizer SPF30. I usually use this before i start my day to protect my skin from the sun. It claims to protect for at least 12 hours with SPF30 while keeping the skin moisturized. I would think you know what sunblock smells like, and im telling you that the Botanical Effects Moisturizer SPF30 is the total opposite of that. Its also non greasy and apparently very easily absorbed by the skin. Psst, this currently is in my hand bag almost everyday! So if you happen to see me on a bright sunny day, do not hessitate to ask me for some SPF30 Moisturizer by Mary Kay. Teehee
|Not too sure if this photo is clear, but each box is nicely sealed each time you receive it!|
As a verdict, i have to say that Mary Kay has really step up the game of skincare. It does what its suppose to do, provided with some extra's! It smells amazing, making it fun to start with cleansing, enjoyable to tone and super de-stressing while i moisturize. The down side to it is that the price is slightly steep, but if youre looking for quality skincare, Mary Kay would be one of my trustable brands to keep up with as they do not disappoint. I also love that the range is infused with enriching antioxidant ingredients (dragon fruit and aloe extracts) to provide my skin with extra boost of TLC (tender loving care).
|Funfact: Every product from the range are infused with dragon fruit and aloe extracts|
And there you have it! For more updates and informations on these irresistable products, head on over to Mary Kay Malaysia on facebook, or if you prefer instagram, you can also check their instagram (@MaryKayMySg) page out too! If you have any other question regarding the new range, please feel free to leave me a comment and i'd be glad to share with you my thoughts on it. I hope you enjoyed reading my post, till my next blog post xx