NEW in Malaysia are AromaFabulous products which are hand-blended in Singapore and created from a combination of organic pure essential oils and ingredients. The founder of the AromaFabulous range of skincare and bodycare products is Sara Shih, a certified aromatherapist.
Some of the products which will be available are as follows:
Bamboo Mist Facial Care Range
(1) Bamboo Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Creme 200ml
Blended from Lavender, Lemon, Aloe Vera, Ginseng and Green Tea, it contains exfoliating beads. It's effective in removing all traces of makeup (note: not eye makeup as I always use a separate eye makeup remover) and leaves a pleasant scent on my face. I look forward to washing my face with this cleansing creme because of the scent. I apply a small amount on my dry face and wash off after massaging for a few seconds.
(2) Bamboo Antioxidant Facial Tonique 80ml
This small bottle is alcohol free and I use it in 2 ways, either applied with a cotton pad or spritz it on to my face whenever my skin feels dehydrated. The scent reminds me of Chinese herbs and no wonder as it contains herbal liquid extracts of Dang Gui, Green Tea and Ginseng. I wish the size of the bottle was slightly bigger as I like it and 80ml isn't a lot. Still, it's a good size for traveling.
(3) Ginseng & Green Tea Antioxidant Boost Moisturizer & Leave-on Masque 120ml
This is one of the heftiest/heaviest jars of moisturizers I've seen in a long time. Most moisturizers come in 50ml jars/bottles but this one is a mammoth 120ml. At first glance, it looks very thick but the texture isn't as creamy as it looks. Just a little will do for the entire face. Essential oils of Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang & Lemon are used in this moisturizer. I've used it as an overnight masque and it absorbs much faster than other overnight masks in my collection. Every time I use it as an overnight masque, my face feels smooth, glowing and well moisturised the next morning. The only downside to this moisturizer is that it's really too heavy and bulky to bring along when you travel. Other than that, it's probably good value for money since it's more than twice the size of most moisturizers on the market.
Rose Escape Facial Skin Care Range
Rose Escape Eye Creme & Leave-on Masque 15ml
Contains aromatherapy oils of Rose Damascena, Chamomile Roman and Neroli Blossom. As the texture is quite thick, you'll only need a dab for both eyes. It has quite an overwhelming rose scent.
Overall comment on Skincare range: Although I generally don't mind scent in skincare, some people may find the scent in the products to be too overwhelming. These are all aromatherapy skincare products after all so one would have to be partial to scented skincare to find these products appealing.
Skinny Lemon Body Care Range
Skinny Lemon Body Wash 200ml
It claims to have high slimming and detoxifying properties. I think I'm beyond help when it comes to slimming products of any shape or form so I can't say it's helped me in that respect. I use this product in 2 ways, I massage a few pumps of the product directly on to my skin or pump some of the product into my bath. The scent of lemons is quite intoxicating and relaxing. A very luxurious body wash for sure.
Skinny Lemon Body Lotion 150ml
This Body Lotion complements the Body Wash. I apply the Body Lotion as soon as I've towelled myself dry. It's formulated to restore skin tone and softness, hydrate the skin and attack cellulite beneath. It has a blend of Citruses, Marine Collagen, rich Shea Butter and Macadamia Nuts. It doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky and one pump is about all I need for the parts that need hydrating.
Skinny Lemon Scalp Cleanser 200ml
As a scalp cleanser, it is effective because my scalp doesn't feel itchy until the next shampoo. Prior to using this shampoo, I was having an itchy scalp problem no thanks to a new shampoo I was trying out (more on that in another review perhaps) so this Scalp Cleanser was a Godsend. However, it's the driest shampoo I've ever used. It's difficult to massage the shampoo into my hair because my hair feels all matted up when I use this Scalp Cleanser. I'm not quite sure why this is so but there's no doubt it is a pretty good Scalp Cleanser. Until I tried this Scalp Cleanser, I hadn't used a shampoo which rendered my scalp itch-free for up to 5 days.
Skinny Lemon Hair Conditioner 200ml
Unlike most other hair conditioners, this product can be used on the scalp. After using this Hair Conditioner, my hair is instantly smooth and smelling of lemons. Seriously, the first time I used the Scalp Cleanser and Hair Conditioner, my hair still had the lingering scent of lemons the day after the shampoo.
Overall comment on Bodycare range: It'd be right up your alley if you love the scent of lemons. I do and I especially like the haircare products as my scalp didn't itch for days in between shampoos. If I can forget when was the last time I shampoo-ed my hair, that says something about the effectiveness of the products.
Note: Prices of the products are currently unavailable. I'll update here as soon as I'm informed on the retail outlets where the products are available. All products are free from chemical additives and preservatives such as sulphates, paraben, lanolin, mineral oil, artificial colour, ethoxylate, silicone, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), petrochemicals and other pollutants typically found in today's products.
For more information and details, please contact the Malaysian distributor, Zecca Limited, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit here.
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*Photos by TIB
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