Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: Nourish your skin with tomatoes!


I got acquainted with organic beauty products about four years ago. I'm naturally inclined to go for the more natural and organic choices since I also advocate environmental causes and animal-free testing. I'm far from being 100% organic, and I don't think I will be anytime soon due to availability, affordability and variance. Organic food, cosmetics, health and beauty products are harder and more costly to produce, hence, producers find it more difficult to be competitive in their prices. But in the following years, I became witness to how organic products in the Philippines improve dramatically in variety of offering, retailing and even with their prices. Some of my favorites are Ilog Maria, Venus & Mars Naturals, Milea All Organics and Echo Store

But when it comes to affordability and availability, Human Heart Nature always comes to mind. I've tried a handful of their products, from shampoo and conditioners to facial wash, toners and moisturizers, down to lip balms and hair styling creams. Their customer promise of being pro-Philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment has always appealed to my personal beliefs. The products I've tried performs okay, but the ones that really worked miracles are the HHN Tomato Facial Wash and Toner. I've used them a few years back and it solved the tightness and roughness of my skin, especially on the sides of my nose. I can't remember when and why I stopped using them. I probably became attracted to new products or effective marketing campaigns. Yup, sounds like me. ;-)

From what I remember, the HHN Tomato Facial Wash and Toner came in brown,  flatter, dark plastic bottles. I recently rediscovered it in its new packaging. I immediately grabbed one from the Rustan's Supermarket alley to road test an old love. Is it better? Is it the same? Scroll down to see. :)





LIKES:
  • Still very affordable at Php 99.00 for the 100 ml bottle
  • Aside from ordering online or through registered dealers, some HHN products are also being sold in retail outlets like Rustan's supermarket. So convenient!
  • Smells yummy! I'm not sure why, but it smells of bubble gum and is not tomato-ey at all.
  • No sting and no redness which are usually brought by alcohol based toners. This is 100% alcohol free.
  • All organic, no harmful chemicals, no animal testing, no threat to the environment. In short, it's the kinder choice.
  • Like the old version, it still makes my skin oh-so-soft and well-moisturized. It helps a lot with the stubborn white heads on my nose. :) I can't vouch for it now, but it also has anti-aging properties. Better to be sure than sorry. As with anything, especially aging, prevention is always better and cheaper than cure. 
  • No breakouts

DISLIKES:
  • It makes my skin super duper oily than it already is. Maybe it's the highly moisturizing and nourishing formula, but as far as I can remember, this didn't happen with the old version. At first I thought it was just because of the humidity, but I use it also before bedtime. Despite the AC, I still have unacceptable oily face in the morning. 
  • The cap broke the first time I opened it. I hope it doesn't happen all the time?


So is it better? I still prefer the old formula. But this product really works in toning and nourishing the face and it feels so nice on the skin. I think it's really more suited for normal and sensitive skin, so perhaps I should get the HHN Elemi and Orange aka Balancing Toner next time since it's suited for oily or combination skin (ay yay!) I will keep you posted! 

But if you have dry, tired and sensitive skin, I'm that certain you will benefit from the HHN Tomato toner. It's inexpensive, organic, readily available, pro-poor and cruelty-free. There's nothing to loose so try it soon. :) Go. Now! :) 

To know more and order Human Heart Nature,visit http://humanheartnature.com.

As I say in corporate emails, hope this helps! :)

From the Nook,
Dang


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4 comments:

  1. The only thing I don't like about this product is the smell! I'd buy it if it wasn't for that :(

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  3. Is it worth buying? I plan to buy it soon.

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    1. Yes! Worth trying, and if you're hiyang, it's super affordable. :)

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