I’m working on a little project that requires a bit of venturing into a new category—skin care and body care products.
It’s both exciting and challenging at the same time for someone like me, who’s always had sensitive skin. As a kid, I was allergic to OFF! Insect Repellent and Safeguard soap (rashes and hives broke out all over my body). This worried my mum, so I was only allowed to use baby soaps and Dove for my body (even until now). Then when I eased into my teens, I had horrible acne breakouts, but Pond’s, St. Ives Apricot Scrub (the one with Salicylic Acid), and Cetaphil helped. So, really, it’s been an odd mix of skincare products that I’ve been using my whole life! Now that I’m in my mid-twenties, I’ve been looking at using more organic and natural products. I realised that I can’t use anything with peppermint and coffee (sadly!) because I get red and itchy and stingy all over.
So, on my recent trip to Melbourne, I purchased a few products, but concentrated on a skincare line called Grown Alchemist. Their philosophy revolves around Botanical Beauty, using technologies that have revolutionised the traditional approach to skincare, body care, and hair care. As the brand implies, it goes back to good ‘ole chemistry class (molecular structures and all), but being really considerate about each formulation’s ingredients, keeping them organic, all-natural (with tons of anti-oxidants), and without harmful chemicals and preservatives.
As a result, Grown Alchemist products are free from harmful chemicals and preservatives; they not only fight free radicals that are damaging to the human body, but also minimise them by not creating the rejection in the first place. All packaging used is also made from recycled materials, which is awesome.
So, here’s my haul!