The cooler weather is back, thank god! It's time to break out my favorite Kosmea Rose Hip Oil which I raved about last year. To be honest, I had to switch to lighter and water-based moisturizers because the summer heat was making my face perspire, thus making facial oils a no-go during these trying times.
Anyway, you what my favorite past-time at work is? Apart from listening to my Soundcloud playlists, I like to voraciously research on new skin care discoveries (facial oils in particular) from international indie brands. I mean, I love Kosmea (and I have a backup of the famous RHO that will last me one more year) but I am also curious about these new oils.
|Supercritical Chia Oil sells for $49 plus S&H.|
|Purify Facial Serum is $36|
|Balance Starter Kit for Oily, Combination, Acne Prone Skin is Php 2,582.16 on Etsy|
* .5 oz Balance Cleansing Oil
* .5 oz Balance Glycolic Cleansing Gel
* .5 oz Balance Facial Toner
* .5 oz Dead Sea Mud Mask & Exfoliate
* 4 ml Balance Day Moisturizer
* 4 ml Balance Complexion Serum
* FREE 4 ml Blemish Serum (spot treatment)
Plus, look at those cute bottles with pipettes! I can even re-use them in the future :)
I can't help but notice how attractive yet properly packaged these indie products are, making me feel a tad disappointed with how our local brands pale in comparison in innovation and branding. How I wish more skin care brands would enter the Philippines or at least have legit distributors. There are so many products to discover out there!
Do you like scouring international online shops, too?
Know of any indie brands that I should check out?