I previously mentioned Ikigai , a great online organic skincare boutique. The people at Ikigai sent me some products to review. Here is what I got - Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean & Cranberry Facial Scrub (full size) - Two 10ml sachets of John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner - Two 10ml sachets of John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor - Two 10ml sachets of John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler
I have heard good things about Pangea and John Masters products, so it was great to be able to try these products out. Here are the reviews
Packaging: A squeezy recyclable plastic tube with a flip-top cap in a cardboard box embedded with seeds – You can plant the box! Price: AUD$39.95 Size: 110ml Suitable for: All skin types Available at: Ikigai website Pros: Gentle, smells nice, generous size, plantable box! Cons: None
Verdict: I have been using this weekly, and it is nice and gentle, but also effective. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, and it smells good too. I think it is very cool that the box can be planted. I haven’t done this; I’ll have to get onto it. When it is planted, medicinal herbs will grow (the same herbs which are used in the product). Nice!
Note: The reviews for the haircare products give details of the price and packaging of the full size products; I tried the sample sachets.
John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
Packaging: A squeezy recyclable plastic tube with a flip-top cap Price: AUD$40.50 Size: 207ml Suitable for: Dry hair Available at: Ikigai website Pros: Moisturising, non-greasy Cons: None
Verdict: I have dry hair which tends to get frizzy, so this was really good for my hair. It says to leave it in for 1 – 5 minutes, and I left it in for about 2, which worked well.
John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
Packaging: A squeezy recyclable plastic tube with a flip-top cap Price: AUD$51.60 Size: 118ml Suitable for: Very dry, damaged or colour-treated hair Available at: Ikigai website Pros: Very moisturising, nice smell Cons: None
Verdict: My hair is not colour-treated, but it is pretty dry, so using this helped give it some much-needed moisture. It is supposed to be left in for 2 – 4 minutes, and I usually left it in for around 2 minutes.
John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler
Packaging: A recyclable plastic bottle Price: AUD$29.99 Size: 236ml Suitable for: Dry or fine hair Pros: Very thick and moisturising, amazing smell Cons: None
Verdict: The instructions say that this is to be left in for 1 – 3 minutes, but also that it makes an excellent leave-in conditioner. I used it as a leave-in conditioner. It is very thick, adds a lot of moisture to the hair, and smells very yummy!
Thanks to the people at Ikigai for sending me these great products! They came at just the right time, because I was almost out of face scrub, and my hair had been getting very dry, so using the John Masters products helped with that.