We’ve started the month with a brief exploration on tea nose, and more often than not, I have a couple of scents around my desktop as I’m having my tea. I’ve also been allured by the white peony ever since m introduction to it during the Pecinta Teh gathering back in January, and I […]
If you’ve read Stillwater long enough, you already know I’m big on aromatherapy. While I don’t burn incense or embalm mummified corpses, concentrated botanical extracts are a big part of my daily life, particularly as an alternative medicine and for cosmetic care. The concept of aromatherapy is really simple: You inhale an aromatic bouquet to bring about a physical, emotional, […]
Natural or synthetic? Natural Derivative(s) Jojoba butter, hydrogenated jojoba oil, jojoba esters, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, isomerized jojoba oil, jojoba alcohol, synthetic jojoba oil Best for? Achieving smooth, hydrated skin for dry skin types; overall conditioning for normal and sensitive skin types; treating acne and regulating moisture balance for oily skin types – simply skin-softening in a […]
Ever since I adopt a 100% natural nighttime regime, I find myself spending less cash overall on beauty products. I used to always look for the next thing in the market to minimize my humongous pores, to treat my zits quickly, to make my acne scars go away for good, and to just brighten my overall complexion. But now I’m using only a handful of commercial products, and the rest is just all the good stuff from mother nature.
Over the past year since I first came across Utama Spice, I’ve grown to become completely in love with the brand. Their stuff is effective and affordable. I even took a picture at the flagship’s storefront during the oil haul in Bali. It’s one of the brands I trust, simply because all of their products contain 0% of the nasty stuff that’s always lurking in beauty products.