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Botani Samples

Got these samples from Plus Size Kitten and totally forgot about them. Many apologies to Nature in a Box! >_<

Botani Purify Facial Cleanser


I had a pleasant surprise as the cleanser is a golden colour! Looks like honey but without the stickiness. It kinda smells like the scented wet napkins they hand out at Chinese restaurants. I personally prefer it to be scentless..


As the packet has mentioned, it doesn't really lather but only a small amount is needed (about half or less than the amount below) as it spreads well.


I tried to wash off as much as I could from my face but still felt a layer of oil (Edit : gel film) on both my hands and my face. Fortunately, it wasn't a greasy mess after drying but I don't feel that my face is clean. Perhaps it's psychological? Skin felt soft and smooth directly after.

However...

Despite it feeling oily, my skin has been feeling extra dehydrated ever since I started using it. Also, because my skin's dry, it's producing extra sebum and I'm having an outbreak =_=

Product says : Click HERE
Price : RM 67.50 (50ml) / RM 113.50 (100 ml)

Pros : Small amount needed, spreads well, leaves skin soft and smooth
Cons : Strong scent, don't feel like it cleansed my skin, drying, oily gel film leftover

Botani Boost Balancing Moisturiser


The moisturizer also looks quite special, with it's goldish-white colour. It's sorta like a cream-oil. This smells like the cleanser but I think it's stronger and lingers for a bit so I try not to apply so much near my nose (kinda sucks since my nose area has been particularly dry and flaking).


The special thing about this moisturizer is that it absorbs surprisingly well. Because of that, I have difficulty spreading it (kinda odd since instructions say to massage it in, which is impossible to do unless you use a lot) and I end up using more. I found that it's also more effective to use my fingers as opposed to using my palms. I think my palms absorbed all the moisturizer before I managed to massage it on my face o_O So different from my current Hada Labo which requires some patting. My face didn't feel oily but it wasn't particularly moisturized either. Maybe this is because I asked for samples for oily skin? But it says it's for all skin types.

Product says : Click HERE
Price : RM 92 (50ml) / RM 152.50 (100 ml)

Pros : Perhaps good for very oily skin, eco friendly, absorbs well
Cons : Very strong scent, not moisturizing enough, difficult to spread

Botani Olive Hand Cream

Despite disliking the previous 2 products, this is actually decent..


This looks like a normal white body lotion and also has a heavy scent (why am I not surprised?). It's not too thick so it's easy to spread. The amount below is actually too much for my hands. I even extended it to my elbows.


I've never used a hand cream before so I can't really compare. I only apply this at night before bed as I hate having oily/sticky hands >_< It does feel like that for a bit but it absorbs in about half an hour. I wake up in the morning to soft hands =)

My right arm and hand is drier as it's exposed to sun when I drive. The skin there looks older and dry =( Now I know the effects of the sun! Not only is it darker than my left but you can literally see deeper lines and all. Urgh.. After using the hand cream, I can see that it's not so dry anymore. There is very slight improvement.

Product says : Click HERE
Price : RM 88.50 (100 g)


Pros : Easy to spread, only need a little, absorbs fast (compared to other lotions), moisturizes
Cons : Scent is strong, pricey (you can buy Guardian hand cream below RM 10)

Sold at : Nature in a Box
My conclusion : Will not purchase the facial wash and moisturizer as they don't seem suitable for my skin type. Also, I hate the overwhelming smell x_x They do have other interesting things though.. Like the Pot of Gold Skin Balm and Balm Balm Lip Balm. I'm not sure about the hand cream though.. For the price, I probably wouldn't purchase it.

** Samples were provided by Nature in a Box for free for Plus Size Kitten readers.

Edit : Nature in a Box has clarified certain matters

Nature In A Box
Thanks Isabel.

We would like to clarify the below:

1. Guar Gum is the ingredient in Purify Facial Cleanser that causes a silky feel after washing your face. It is not an 'oily film' but a 'gel film'. Guar Gum is a natural cleansing property....

2. There is no artificial fragrance in Botani products. The extracts and essential oil which are added all serve with purpose. Botani does not purposely add natural fragrance in their products.

3. Boost Balancing Moisturiser is more suitable for oily/ combination skin although the package mention for all skin type.

4. We received info that your skin type is oily/ combination, that's why we sent products for this category. Perhaps your skin is dehydrated rather than oily. For dehydrated skin we suggest Olive Soothing Cleanser and Olive Repair Cream. Olive Skin Serum is highly recommended esp for dry and dehydrated skin.

3 comments:

  1. I think the smell is so odd la...

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  2. Lol you got it too? I wonder why companies even include perfume into their products if it's gonna make us dislike it >_<

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  3. Hi, we would like to clarify the below:

    1. Guar Gum is the ingredient in Purify Facial Cleanser that causes a silky feel after washing your face. It is not an 'oily film' but a 'gel film'. Guar Gum is a natural cleansing property.

    2. There is no artificial fragrance in Botani products. The extracts and essential oil which are added all serve with purpose. Botani does not purposely add natural fragrance in their products.

    3. Boost Balancing Moisturiser is more suitable for oily/ combination skin although the package mention for all skin type.

    4. We received info that your skin type is oily/ combination, that's why we sent products for this category. Perhaps your skin is dehydrated rather than oily. For dehydrated skin we suggest Olive Soothing Cleanser and Olive Repair Cream. Olive Skin Serum is highly recommended esp for dry and dehydrated skin.

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