As soon as I opened this gift bag, I immediately wanted to use the products to see how they would compare to the imported brands I've been using for years. After a few weeks of using regularly, I can confidently say that these locally-made, sweet-scented skin pampering products will be a hit!
I was one of the lucky few who won this gift pack during the recently-concluded Celeteque Advanced blogger event. My team won the ice-breaker contest and got this special prize. I did not open the bag until I got home. And what a wonderful surprise.
Introducing Skin Cravings Body Scrub and Body Lotion from Innovitelle, Inc. (a subsidiary of leading health care company Unilab). Skin Cravings is a new line of skin care products manufactured locally, made from special ingredients imported from France and other countries. It has been dermatologically tested to be hypo-allergenic, so they're safe for everyday use.
|Body Scrub : SRP @ P255 / 300ml|
Scrub Me Pretty Body Scrub
There were three dainty (clear plastic) bottles of body scrub in assorted fruity yoghurt variants:
- Cranberry Yoghurt
- Dewberry Yoghurt
- Strawberry Yoghurt
I always love to try new body washes and scrubs so, came bath time, I decided to opened one. I am guessing the strawberry's scent was too predictable, and dewberry was kinda unique to me, so I chose to open the familiar cranberry first.
Look at how thick this is. It smells, looks, and feels like real fruit-flavored yoghurt! If it were not for the labeled bottle, someone can mistake this for the real thing! :)))
Verdict: My skin loved it. Winner!
It felt light once slathered on my skin and does not leave any residue or icky feeling. I could actually feel the generous exfoliating grains which I really liked, compared with others I've tried that does not seem to have enough of the "scrub factor". It doesn't lather so it leaves no residue and washes off easily, giving me a moisturized feeling all over.
It also leaves a hint of sweet fruity scent, not overpowering at all.
Smooth Over Body Lotion
The lotion came in two distinct scents:
- Choc' Mint Kisses
- Strawberry Cream
Again, the strawberry was a safe choice so I went to open the green bottle. If you eat chocolate mint candies, then you already know how I smell every time I smooth on this rich skin confection. It took a few days for me to get used to the scent since I always imagine rubbing mint chocolate on my body, heehee! It smelled better minutes after application. Weird, but nice. I was able to take a whiff of the Strawberry Cream and found it too sweet-smelling. I guess it will smell lighter once slathered.
|Body Lotion : SRP @ P240 / 250ml|
I like the smooth, creamy texture. However, my palms feel a bit sticky after smoothing over my body. Or maybe I applied too much? But I still like the moisturized feeling since I tend to have dry, scaly skin especially on the legs.
Overall, Skin Secrets would be a wonderful addition to the skin products I use regularly, especially the body scrub since the imported ones cost double the price. I can't wait to try the other variants!
If you like fruit-scented skin care products, you might like these too! Now available in Landmark department store, Rustan's Supermarket, and Shopwise Supermarket.
Find out how I got my hands at these goodies here! :)
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