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The Stinging Sensation of Ilog Maria Honey Propolis Shampoo

Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm has never been a household name. In fact my first encounter of this was through a celebrity. She was doing a rundown of her routine and the products she is using. One of the remarkable physical qualities is her shiny straight hair. Not really a fangirling, but who am I not to take note of what she’ll say. So I guess that’s where it all started. My initiation of Ilog Maria through their Shampoo.

This shampoo is not available in stores and big malls. I got to purchase it through online, which for me is more convenient. I am thankful though for I got the chance to know the product better and know their story. Isn’t it amazing to find beautiful origins and inspirations? Something that you can’t get from buying in stores. As I read through pages, I am but amazed of how they came about. Most, I was moved by their visions. I must confess that micro entrepreneurs have a soft spot in me. It’s one of my main reason why I put up this blog. They become an inspiration. In my little  world, I want to give them a voice, I want to in my own way be of help to their advocacy.
Ilog Maria is known for their honey infused products. Their product line mostly consists of skin care, health products and household. All of the ingredients used for the production are 100% organic so they’re all safe. As for the bees, don’t worry no harm were done unto them. They had a farm in Silang Cavite wherein these bees are taken care of. One of the reasons why they didn’t chose to go mainstream is because they go in accordance with the season. Knowing the demands of the market today, they don’t want to compomise their bees.

 Honey Propalis Shampoo is one of their best selling product. Upon recommendation of the said celebrity and after a thorough research I found out that it helps in prevention of hair loss due to scalp irritation and dandruff. At one point in my life I experienced excessive hair fall due to dandruff. I had avoided several shampoos with a specific ingredient that could worsen my dilema but only this has given me a concrete solution.

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photo courtesy of ilogmaria.com

A short walk through about Propolis and why it is effective.

Is a gunk often produced by the bees, they are often called “bee glue“. This is used to patch holes, seal cracks and build panels in the hive. It also acts as an antiseptic barrier protecting the hives from contamination and external invaders.
Propolis has a powerful bacteria killing properties making it suitable for dandruff as it also soothes the scalp and stops itching. On a new study conducted in Japan, it has found out that it also encourages hair growth.

Ilog Maria uses only the purest form of propolis on their products for they are obtained straight from the beehives farm.
No pesticides nor chemicals is consumed in their farm ever since.
They are the first users of their product so if there are any deviations in the quality, that whole batch is scrapped. Thus making it’s effectivity level of high ranking.

At times that I feel that there’s an excessive hair fall happening, this is my preventive measure. I say that I’m not afraid of recurring receding hair line anymore.

Seldom that we have high regards of respect to the products that we personally use. With this we got to value and share it to our loved ones because we treat it as something precious. This I give to Ilog Maria not only because it has reached to my standards but I look up to people who stung me with their values and worthiness to their craft.

disclaimer: Because of the high grade quality of materials used in this product, it is not of recommendation for people who have an adverse allergic reactions with virgin honey, propolis and the like.

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Posted in Moisturizer, Organic Skin Care Products, Toner

Don’t Panic It’s Organic: My Human Nature Review

img1430191254511Just about a month ago that I made a life changing decision. That is to finally embrace organic in my skin care regime. I know this should have been years ago but since I’m not that bothered with any wrinkles and stuff, I really didn’t mind. My sole consolation for my skin is that I don’t use make up that much, which made my skin a lot younger than my supposed age. Though as much as I want to try, be liberated on using products my skin would not want me to for being so sensitive. Chances are, I always end up having breakouts or dry, dull skin. I must admit that I tend to chose high end products before since most of them are non-comedogenic but I have a hard time maintaining because of the high cost. And so I scour the market for organic products being my last resort. The good thing is there are two household names available and I chose Human Nature for it caters most on my targeted skin care concern. Recently I repurchased their Nourishing Face Toner and their 100% Natural Moisturizer is my new Best friend.

  • Nourishing Face Toner (Tomato Extract) 

Product Description: It is 100% natural and free from harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives and alcohol which are no-no’s for sensitive skin. Plus, it has tomato extract that keeps your skin clear, hydrated, and sting-free.

Because of my skin’s sensitivity to harsh chemicals, I really took note of Alcohol free being on top of my list. Though their toners have two variants, I opted for this because of the tomato extract since it is known to brighten dull skin. The product stays true to what it describes for making my skin hydrated and sting free. The water like solution is just a bare manifestation of being 100% natural. The price value is a knockout at Php 99.75 (roughly $ 2.25) for a 200 ml bottle. It has a faint bubble gum smell but not overpowering. A bottle lasted me a month but only because my sister and I share. The only downside for this is that only two department stores caters them.

  • 100% Natural Day Moisturizer 

Product Description: has beetroot extract and other actives known to help skin retain its natural moisture for a full 8 hours! Loaded with 15 essential vitamins and minerals, it nourishes and helps protect your skin from environmental stresses so your skin looks hydrated and happy every day.

This I should say is my holy grail. My Life changing product. This moisturizer really hydrates my skin well. And surprisingly i didn’t have any breakouts given that my skin is oily. This is what I mostly encounter on previous moisturizer brands that I purchase giving me breakouts at the end of the day. It doesn’t give me that icky feeling. The solution is light weight so I don’t have any trouble combining it with my sun screen. Skin absorbs it quickly so I preferred using this right after washing my face wherein it’s still a little damp. With this one squirt already covers my entire face. The finish on me is demi matte. This retails for Php 149.75 ( $ 3.38) for a 50 ml bottle. It’s still with me for a month now not nearing the bottom yet. Downside maybe it’s scent. Some might think the smell of flowers irritates them but it’s good for me.

Luckily I found the duo in a famous department store which has a lane for organic products. Unfortunately, not all are offered. Mostly, are the essentials and best buys are available. The size variant are also limited. Upon research also, only two department stores caters them. But if you want a hassle free transaction and have different choices, visiting their website is the best option.

What’s your best Organic Products?