Thursday, November 19, 2009

Garden of Wisdom spree?

I'm planning on ordering some skincare items from Garden of Wisdom (aka my favorite all-natural skincare company), and just want to ask if any other Philippine residents would like to join me?

I think it'd be great to pool orders if you'd only like to try a few items, since the minimum for international shipping is $13- this is a USPS Priority Mail Flat rate envelope with a weight limit of 4 lbs. I've ordered from them 3 or 4 times now, and usually receive my Garden of Wisdom package in around 2 weeks. Their products are affordable and if you're gonna be trying them for the first time, I suggest getting the sample sizes. Those last me months, really.

Garden of Wisdom is one of my fave indie skincare companies ever. I have posted about them in the past but realize that I haven't done any reviews for their products (yet). I'd recommend checking out their forum if you're new to this brand and want to try them.

Let me know if you're interested by leaving a comment or emailing me at idalorena@gmail.com. :)

P.S. I wanted to share the GoW products that I use in my everyday skincare routine since they work well for me (I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin):

Anti Pop Up Blemish Gel - do you have certain areas on your face on which pimples just keep coming back? Like for me, it used to be on my temples and the sides of my face. I apply the Anti Pop Up Blemish Gel on these areas and it keeps the stubborn pimples from coming back in that area. I also put this on existing zits to reduce swelling and redness.

Coconut Cream - works great for me as spot treatment. I dab this on the zits that I get and it helps so well woth drying up the zit and reducing it in size. I've read that Manuka Honey is an alternative and I'd like to try that also.

Banana Hydrating Mist - I spray this on before moisturizer if my face feels dry. Also when I feel like applying mmu wet.

Super Hydrating Gel or Blue Mallow HA Serum I use alternately, my face feels hydrated and smooth after this.

Winter Balm - I use this as night cream. It's emollient and does have a balm-like texture to it, pleasant scent as well. Moisturizes me very well, I think it's great for dry skin.

Eye Majik Cream (waxless) - when I apply this on my undereyes, it leaves the skin there with this tightening and firming sensation that I find really cool 'cause it feels like it's working, hehe. This moisturizes my undereyes well but did nothing for my dark circles. I think the fine lines have been reduced a bit since I started using this, but the changes are not very dramatic.

Heather Blossom Cleanser - I think this is the mildest cleaner I've ever tried, so I really like that. It does not irritate my sensitive skin at all, and it's also non-drying. Removes dirt well, doesn't smell too nice but it doesn't bother me.

Exfo lotion - I don't use this on my face (it's really not for facial use) or use it everyday, but I just wanted to say that this is one amazing product. I use it on my very dry, and recently rough and flaky legs. I use it like a regular lotion and the day after, my legs are peeling, but they don't feel tight or dry. After I scrub my legs in the shower, I slather on my usual rich lotion and my skin feels softer than they have ever felt. I swear, it's amazing!

Ive tried other items but those are the standouts for me. I'm looking to try other stuff and restock on items I've run out of :)

14 comments:

Nina said...

Have you tried out their Anti Pop Up Blemish Gel? I'm interested to try it.

Ida said...

Nina, yes, in fact I use it everyday and is one of my top fave gow products. It's something I just can't run out of! For me this stops the breakouts on very pimple prone areas on my face (used to be on the sides of my face) and helps lessen the swelling of existing zits :)

Crystal Gale said...

Sis, how much yung Anti Pop Blemish gel? coz I always get acne on my right cheek and I want to try this :)

Ida said...

Hi Gale, $4.90 yung smallest size which is .13 oz, medyo matagal din bago maubos sakin yun. Let me know if you'll be getting it :)

Ahleessa said...

Never heard of this brand, but it sounds great from what I'm reading from your post. I can't wait to see your haul! :)

I'll definitely swatch the Benefit Creaseless Shadow/Liner for you. :)

twinsouls888 said...

Wow thanks for introducing very nice products girl. I will check Garden of Wisdom website. By the way I'm lovin the Venus & Mars body oil ;)

Ida said...

Ahlessa, I love this brand very much and can't wait to haul :D Yay yay, thanks so much! :)

Ems, thanks, do let me know if you want to get something :) Glad you got it already and that you're loving it!

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

Hi I just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love that you use organic natural products. I'm also 25 and acne-prone and look forward to your posts!

http://clearlybeautiful.blogspot.com/

Ida said...

Hi! Thanks so much! I'm gonna go check out your blog now :D

yonca said...

I just found your blog through Ems. Thank you for introducing those beautiful products.
Have a great week!

Ida said...

Hi Yonca, thanks also and glad to have introduced these to you. I love these products. Have a great week as well! :D

Shop N' Chomp said...

I am slowly delving into the natural skincare scene so thank you for the website rec, Ida!

And thank you for joining my giveaway! :D I hope you get *both* the ysl rouge voluptes and nars blushes!

Ida said...

Shop n' chomp, glad I gave you more products to choose from...for trying natural skincare for the first time, Garden of wisdom is wonderful! Thank you :D

kanishk said...

how much yung Anti Pop Blemish gel? coz I always get acne on my right cheek and I want to try this

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