I’ve been getting more interested in natural skincare products this year. Even before lockdown began, I’ve found myself browsing different skincare products and reading reviews about them to see if they’re worth spending my money on.

Here are a few of the natural skincare products I’ve recently used up and what I thought of them.

skincare empties review
Human Nature Purifying Facial Scrub 

I bought this online at Watson’s a few months back when I needed a facial scrubthat won’t break the bank. Well this one’s affordable at only Php100 and it was a good purchase! I used this twice a week only for exfoliation. I love the sweet strawberry scent of this facial scrub.

One would really feel the strawberry seeds and bamboo granules on the face when it’s applied but the texture’s not harsh. I read that tiny plastic
microbeads that are often found in facial scrubs are harmful to animals like
fish, birds and mammals who mistake them for eggs so it’s a good thing Human Nature is natural and made from biodegradable scrubs.

Would I buy it again? I would consider it again in the future. I did like it
plus it is affordable enough.

Yves Rocher Sebo Pure Vegetal 

This is my first Yves Rocher skincare product. I bought it just a few days
before enhanced community quarantine began. Yves Rocher skincare line had a lot of glowing reviews online though most are from the Western part of the world. Understandably, because it originates from France.

Aside from the positive reviews, I was also convinced to try the product
because it is in gel form which I read is ideal to use for those with
combination skin like me and it’s already a 3 in 1 product: cleanser, scrub
and blackhead remover.

However I don’t think I will buy this product again. It did not help resolve my acne issue which flared up during lockdown. It promised to clean up impurities and clogged pores and as we all know, those are the two main culprits of acne! It didn’t even help to lessen inflammation of those acnes.

Also I find Php400+ quite expensive just for a face wash. I know it’s priced that way because of the brand but still! I didn’t spend that amount originally since I got this on a bundle promo – 2 face wash plus a toner from the same product line.

Wildleaf Hibiscus Face Cream

I’ve been seeing that blue bottle of skincare a lot since last year in retail
stores that house natural and sustainable products as well as on BeautyMNL. I also knew someone who uses this skincare brand. Unlike most local and natural skincare brands I know of, Wildleaf is more expensive. This face cream is almost at Php1,000 but it has a lot of rave reviews too.

As I wanted a face cream that would address skin dullness, aging and also
lessen the dark spot on my neck that was left from a cystic acne. Hibiscus,
according to the website product description, is a natural source of
alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) known to exfoliate dead skin, control oil production and relieve clogged pores. It’s also known to boost moisture retention of the skin and keep it looking firm.

I like this product because it did what it promised especially with regards to
lessening the dark mark on my skin. I also noticed that my face was looking
brighter and firm in the mornings.

BUT! I won’t buy this again. Why? Because I dislike the packaging. That
blueness of the bottle might have a lot to do with how nice and elegant it
looks but it was hard to see how much is left of the product. Also because it
is a bottle with a pump, once the cream ran low, I had to open it up and
vigorously and continuously tap it upside down to try to get the remaining
cream out.

So that’s it for my first skincare empties review. What’s on your skincare
empties? Were you happy with the products you used or will you be looking for alternatives next time around?