Sponsored Review: Flower² Grass² - Toner, Night Cream, Seaweed Cream, Eye Cream and Day Cream - jjoyis | Singapore beauty, lifestyle and food blog

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sponsored Review: Flower² Grass² - Toner, Night Cream, Seaweed Cream, Eye Cream and Day Cream

The title is a mouthful haha.


I always know ingredients added in a product is very important but my current work really enforces the idea on me. I am still reading up so don't rely on me too much, yet!

Recently, Preloot sent me a bag of their deluxe samples to test out. You know you are in good hands when you read and understand the ingredients listed behind!




Introducing Flower² Grass², 100% handmade and natural from Hong Kong. Flower² Grass² is free of paraben, colorant and sulfate. Doesn't it sound good already? ^^

The review is based on the samples I have received.





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Savory Organic Rose Otto Hydrosol

What: Toner
Suitable for: All skin types
Scent: -
Size: 100 mL
Made in: Hong Kong
Price: $38
Where to buy: Lootstore




Made from organic Bulgarian roses, Savory Organic Rose Water is organic and 100% natural with no additives. It promises to leave skin silky and smooth after application.





Ingredients:


Organic Rose Otto Hydrosol




How I used it:


1. On clean face, spray on a sufficient amount of rose water to condition and tone
2. Pat into skin after that
3. Can be used to replenish moisture at any time of the day







Packaging


Spray bottle. Glad that even the sample comes in a spray bottle. It is a little hard to mist your face with this as it is not pressurised. The good thing about such spray is that it is more environmentally-friendly (no aerosol etc).




Stars: ★★★.5☆ (4.5/5)





Scent


Is it grass or is it herb? Definitely smells like something raw and organic. It doesn't linger for too long so don't worry even if you do not fancy the scent. But when a product smells like that you will feel like it is doing good to your skin haaaa. Leave a light rose scent after that.




Stars: ★★





Convenient touch ups


This is my best friend at work, literally. You know how dehydrated your skin will feel if you sit in an air-conditioned room for the whole day. I put this in the office and spritz some throughout the day to refresh my skin whenever necessary. The liquid particles are quite huge(not pressurised) though so be careful if your make is not waterproof. Hold it further to get a better distribution.




Stars: ★★





Absorption


Super fast even without any other chemicals.




Stars: ★★





Skin


It doesn't hydrate very much but skin is very soft and supple after use. Not sticky or anything like that. It just feels like nothing happened at all.




Stars: ★★





Ingredients


Don't you love the ingredient list! O n e
And it something you can understand, not some nasty alien additives.




Stars: ★★





Expiry date


All Flower2 Grass2 products are good for nine months from the date they were made. This shows how natural they are and possibly no or minimum preservatives are added into the formulation. This is great but at the same time it also means I have to finish them asap. I always take super long to go through something so I think I may have to toss it out before I can finish them, which to me is a waste.




Stars: ★★





The Verdict:


This toner is almost invisible - you don't feel it, you don't see it, you don't really smell it as well. It will literally feel like nothing after everything is absorbed. Slowly, but surely, it conditions your skin from within. The spray makes it very convenient to touch up any time anywhere. This is pretty fine to me.


Pros:

- Natural ingredient
- Great for all skin types
- Convenient to touch up
- Fast absorption



Cons:

- Smell is quite strong initially
- Takes time to see results
- Short use life




Rating: 8.5/10




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One for All - Rose Geranium Essential Oil Regenerating Night Cream

What: Night Cream
Suitable for: Normal to combination skin
Texture: Cream
Scent: -
Size: 50 mL
Made in: Hong Kong
Price: $48
Where to buy: Lootstore



Rose Geranium Essential Oil Regenerating Night Cream is really a true blue all in one night cream. Your skin will appear radiant, silky smooth without feeling any bit of oiliness. It is also an excellent solution to acne scars.





Ingredients:


Pure Water, Organic Rose Otto Hydrosol, Organic Witch Hazel Infused Water, Organic Jojoba Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Essential Oil :[Rose Geranium, Organic Lavender, Orgainc Patchouli] Vitamin E Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Shea Butter Emulsifier





Star Ingredients:


Rose Geranium oil: calms oily or irritated skin, such as eczema, acne & rashes.
Hazelnut oil: penetrates the outer layer of skin easily and hydrates without leaving any feeling of oiliness.
Lavender oil: known for its anti-bacterial and anti-depressive characteristics





How I used it:


1. On cleansed face, apply a good amount on face after toner.
2. Spread and pat into skin
*Use at night*





Packaging


Quite a simple and standard bottle, nothing much to dwell on. And like all jar products, it is quite troublesome to use.




Stars: ★★





Scent


I cannot... I cannot describe the scents from Flower2 Grass2 at all. All of them smell so exotic~ Anyway, it is unquestionably something very calming and soothing to use at night. The smell is a bit strong initially but it is good once everything is settled.




Stars: ★★





Absorption


Don't be fooled by this night cream. It will penetrate your skin so quickly.




Stars: ★★





Skin


Light but rich. My forehead is very dry I have a lot of 'lines' going on. However, after using this religiously for quite a while, I find that the 'lines' are not as obvious anymore. Sadly I did not photograph it down so you cannot see for yourself.




Stars: ★★





Expiry date


Which I have mentioned above




Stars: ★★





The Verdict:


This is probably my favourite product out of everything I have tried. I like the fact that it feels and smells so good on my skin. Very light yet it does whatever it is supposed to do. I have not seen my scars improved but my face feels a lot more smoother and hydrated when I wake up
 in the morning.



Pros:

- Natural ingredients
- Great for all skin types
- Relaxing smell 
- Fast absorption
- Hydrates well



Cons:

- Short use life


Rating: 9/10




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Berrily Me - Anti-Aging Eye Cream

What: Eye Cream
Suitable for: All skin types
Texture: Cream
Scent: -
Size: 50 mL
Made in: Hong Kong
Price: $58
Where to buy: Lootstore




Berrily Me Eye Cream is especially good at improving tired looking eyes and the appearance of dark circles.





Ingredients:


Raspberry Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Sesame Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Aqua, Oat Beta-glucan, Rosenary Leaf Extract, Essential Oil: [Frankincense , Rose Geranium]






Star Ingredients:


Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Antioxidant and free radical scavenger, resulting in anti-aging functions. It is also rich in Omega-3, 6 and Vitamin A.
Sea Buckthorn Oil: promotes cell tissue regeneration, reduces wrinkles and improves skin texture.






How I used it:


1. Take a small amount and pad gently under eye are with your ring finger.
*Use on under eye in the morning and all over eyes at night.








Packaging

Standard. Something worth noting is that the eye cream comes in a huge size. You can use for quite some time!




Stars: ★★★.5☆(3.5/5)





Scent


Smells like a natural soap I used to use many many years back. It is a good scent~




Stars: ★★





Absorption


Not bad!




Stars: ★★





Skin


My under eye area feels so much more hydrated after incorporating Berrily cream into my routine. It does not crease as much anymore. I am not sure whether it is my imagination or what but I feel that my dark circles seem to improve after using this. Not too oily and I am happy it does not give me millia seeds (that thing sucks).

PS I avoid my eyelids area during the day to ensure there is no excess oil around.




Stars: ★★





Expiry date


Same.




Stars: ★★





The Verdict:

The Berrily Me eye cream is not too bad. It does what it is supposed to do and it does not give me other problems.  If it really improve my dark circles I'd let you guys know again! Oh it is even good for sensitive skin. I had a bad eye infection a few days ago and my eyelid area was swollen and red. Nonetheless, I applied my eye cream as per normal and it did not irritate my already-sensitive skin at all. The swelling went down after that.



Pros:

- Natural ingredients
- Great for all skin types
- Not too oily
- Hydrates well



Cons:

- Short use life



Rating: 8.5/10


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Blessingly Pick - St. John's Wort Oil Calming Day Cream

What: Day cream
Suitable for: All skin types
Texture: Light cream
Scent: -
Size: 120 mL
Made in: Hong Kong
Price: $48
Where to buy: Lootstore
Get Samples!




Made from fresh handpicked St. John's Wort flowers, it has been said that the positive energy of the picker will be injected to benefit user, generating a healing effect. The infused oil is used to soothe sunburn and other skin irritations.



Ingredients:


Organic St John Wort’s Infused Oil, Borage Oil, Organic Rose Hydrosol, Pure Water, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Organic Ginkgo Biloba Extract , Shea Butter Emulsifier, Potassium Sorbate.



How I Use It:


1. Apply an adequate amount on face.
2. Spread to blend into skin
*Use this in the day






Packaging

Finally something in pump form. Cannot comment much on the actual product but the sample bottle is so hard to use lol. The pump is so hard to press. I am so troublesome wth.




Stars: ★★





Scent


Not bad I kind of like this as well




Stars: ★★





Absorption


Very well. It is even thinner than the creams so obviously your skin will drink it up as quickly, if not even faster. It feels like those watery creams you see in the market.




Stars: ★★





Skin


I used it on days with or without make up. Prefer to couple it with no make day - it just makes my skin feel very good. 




Stars: ★★





Expiry date


Same. 




Stars: ★★





The Verdict:


I do not use the day cream very often. I just don't see myself reaching for this very much. However, this is reasonably decent on days I only have sunblock on. 



Pros:

- Natural ingredients
- Great for all skin types
- Not oily
- Hydrates
- Light and not sticky



Cons:

- Short use life



Rating: 8/10



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Freshen Up - Seaweed Collagen Water Cream

What: Moisturiser
Suitable for: All skin types
Scent: -
Size: 30 mL 
Made in: Hong Kong 
Price: $58
Where to buy: Lootstore



Freshen up cream is light but powerful. It helps to brighten up dull complexion and at the same time, keep your skin moisturised.




Ingredients:


Pure Water, Q10 Coenzyme, Seaweed Collagen Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Calendula Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Stearic Acid Plants, Leucidal liquid, Essential Oils: [Neroli, Carrot seed, Frankincense, Grapefruit , Lemon , Palmarosea]





Star Ingredients:


Coenzyme Q10: Antioxidant that reduces UV damage and stimulates collagen production, boosting skin repair and reducing free radical damage.
Seaweed: Powerful emollient, with ability to stimulate cell repair. Great as an anti-ageing ingredient too.



How I used it:


1. Apply on cleansed face after toning. 






Packaging


This is smaller than other creams. 




Stars: ★★





Scent


Probably the one I do not like the most in Flower2 Grass2 range. I bet some people find it ok or even good but it is a no no to me. 




Stars: ★





Texture



The texture is really like gel cream, it is even lighter than the day cream mentioned above. This Seaweed cream is fantastic for summer, which is perpetually Singapore's season all year round. 




Stars: ★★





Skin


The hydrating effect is awesome. 




Stars: ★★





Expiry date


Same. 




Stars: ★★





The Verdict:


Remember I mentioned I do not use the day cream a lot? This is because I typically use this under make up. It is very moisturising and incredibly light. The scent is not my thing but it is fine, I shall bear with it. :p



Pros:

- Natural ingredients
- Great for all skin types
- Not oily
- Hydrates
- Absorbs like a dream



Cons:

- Short use life
- Smell



Rating: 8.5/10


The Creams


I hope flower2 grass2 formulate something for acne-proned skin/pimples one day!






Natural, handmade skincare is really quite hard to find in the market today. Actually I wanted to share with you guys my skin post but my hands are full recently. Thus, I will still need some time to get the post(s) out. After that you will probably see why what you use is important. 


I think I have said enough and you are probably sick of me already. :o Go and test it for yourself. Head to Preloot for samples to try. They offer deluxe sizes (which I love!). There is no need for registration and you can request for up to 4 samples per check out. Everything here/on the website is on sale in their Lootstore.


Good deals for you guys! 

Use the promo code HI5JJOYIS to get a 5% off any fullsize items from their Lootstore if you love what you have used! 





Stayed tuned for the next few posts where I will talk a bit more about Preloot. If you cannot wait hop over to their page to find out more ^^ 



Thanks for reading~




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review ��

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    1. :) No problem! Thanks for introducing new brands to me~

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