Saturday, July 22, 2017

Caring for the Skin: Mary Jardin Skincare I

Hi everyone! 

I am back yet again with a new post. And a new blog. Lol. It has been a couple of years since the last time I blog, like actual blog - I tried writing a new post several times but they all ended up in the drafts because I kinda sorta gave up halfway through writing it. Uhuk. With the existence of other microblogging sites, rasa macam dah tak perlu ada blog. Banyak meroyan on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter je lah. Back then, blog ni lah segalanya. Haha. 

Okay, long story short, I'm gonna start blogging again. And this time it'll be a beauty blog! Okay, tak la. Meroyan benda lain gak nanti. Harapnya tak give up lagi lah? Ahaha. 

Anyway, moving on, today, I'm going to be reviewing the skincare that I have been using for the last 4 months. Kot. I bought them in March and now it's July. So this is a long overdue review. Hewhew. And they are.... Drumroll please! 

!!MARY JARDIN ORGANIC SKINCARE!!

Mary Jardin is a local Malaysian brand which specialises in organic skincare. Ye, uols, the products are all organic! And it is founded by medical doctor, Dr. Maryam Al Batul Azizuddin. They used premium organic ingredients in their products to "create a cutting edge skin care formulation and bring you safe, effective and luxurious skin care yet affordable". You can read more about them on their website HERE!

Honestly, I am always sceptical when it comes to local products. Yelah, macam-macam produk ada zaman sekarang ni, ingredients apa pun kita tak pasti. Selamat ke tidak ke, pun kita tak tahu. Mana ada seller/founder product nak admit product dia guna bahan berbahaya kan? Sebelum nak beli MJ ni pun, berkali-kali fikir, buat research dulu. Haha. Gigih ye google, tengok videos on YouTube, just to gain info about this product, boleh dipercayai ke tak. Haha. Always do your research first k girls! 

Alkisahnya, I never really had a proper skincare products or routine before this - I only had a cleanser je k. I just can't be bothered. Haha. Sebabnya, malas! And then I decided to finally get a whole bunch of skincare products, like, the whole deal. Cleanser - toner - moisturizer - serum - blablabla. But knowing me, I didn't want to splurge into more high ends products. Later malas again, dah membazir je beli. Haha. As I was scrolling through my social medias, tengok-tengok kot ada orang share skincare routine dia. I legit tak tau what to put first ke apa ke, what this is for, what that is for - research ni termasuk dalam kegigihan research pasal MJ. Anyway, I saw my friend who is a Mary Jardin agent, raving about this product on her Facebook page. So I thought, macam nice je to start with. 

But of course, before every purchase, I would ask Encik Ha for advices. But he filled my head with doubts and I kept doubting sampai lah I found this one video on YouTube where the founder, Dr Maryam, was being interviewed. Her answers finally hooked me up on this product! Hikz. 

Okay, dah bebel melalut panjang. Let's get on to talking about the actual products! 


So, they came in this pretty package which consisted of Mary Jardin Facial Soap, Mary Jardin Face Oil and Mary Jardin Clay Mask. This is their Basic Set which I bought for RM150 because they were having a promotion. 

Normal Price: RM170

But they have promotions every month or so. So, fret not, you can always get a cheaper price, greater deals for this Basic Set! They have different combo prices too! Kena check their agents' Facebook page selalu lah for all these promotions. What do you think? Affordable? Or not? Hehe. 

For me, I think it's a little bit pricier than I expected. It's kind of leaning towards the 'non-affordable' skincare range. But I guess it depends la. If you're working, you'd probably find this affordable. But if you're a student like me, you'd probably find this a little bit expensive. Is it worth it? We'll see about that at the end of this post! 

Packaging-wise?

I am absolutely loving the packaging! As you can see, packaging dia macam classic English garden sorta thing with all the lavenders gitu. Haha. It also reminds me of the Lavender Garden in Cameron Highlands! So bila pakai these products cam feeling-feeling classic, menghirup udara dingin Cameron Highlands. Gituhh haa. The packaging also buat the products nampak macam exclusive gila. Yeah, I always have a thing la for products with dark packaging ni. Suka! 

Alright, moving on. Now, I'm going to talk about each of the products in the Basic Set. 

Numero Uno: MJ Facial Soap


This is what the Facial Soap looks like. It's a oval-shaped bar soap with lavender bouquet design. I think it's pretty and smart la to use the design. Baru la lain daripada yang lain! Haha. This picture isn't mine tho because I've cut up mine and I forgot to take the pictures before cutting them up. Sayang k nak potong-potong. But, my friend suggested so, supaya boleh jimatkan sabun tu. And yes, memang jimat because I'm still using the one that I bought in March - can la jimat this long because I sometimes malas to basuh muka. Hewhew. 

So this Facial Soap is made of honey, oat, lavender extract, goat milk, castor oil, etc, all the good organic stuff la. And it can helps to moisturise your skin, clear out your pores, cure and prevent acne, etc. These information are available if you Google them. I malas nak tulis all. But I'll attach the photos la kan if you guys also malas like me. Haha. 



Scents?

It smells so nice. Ofcs la kan, it's lavender! Bau macam dekat taman bunga gitu. So sambil cuci muka, boleh berangan tengah berlari-lari membelah angin dengan kekasih hati di tengah-tengah taman lavender utama. Kihkihkih. Yang forever alone tu cuci muka sambil meratap je la. 

Does it work? 

To be honest, I don't really feel like it does anything to my skin. It's probably working it's magic somewhere somehow but I can't feel it. Or maybe because I just couldn't tell? Haha. I don't really have a major problem with my skin. Just jerawat pasir yang tumbuh macam ditabur benih on my forehead during that time of the month and seketul dua jerawat sebesar alam. Since pakai MJ ni ada lah berkurangan sikit kadar pertumbuhan tu. And jerawat-jerawat besar pun jarang naik. Kalau naik pun, cepat je dia mengecut balik. 

Overall, it works somehow, I just don't really feel it. Like takde la lepas pakai terus wowww kebabom dah. Takde k. But then again, different people have different skin types so the effect might vary too. It doesn't work much on me, it might work on you! Yang penting it doesn't cause any break outs! So dia macam tengah-tengah je. Berkesan sangat pun tidak, memudaratkan pun tak. It's safe la. 

What I Hate?

Okay hate maybe is a strong word la in this case. The thing I dislike about it is that it's a less foam kinda formula. And personally, I like foamy things. Ofcs la less foam equals more clean kan. But personal preferences, I'd like it better if it's foamy. Haha. And also it's a bar soap. I don't like bar soaps. For me, it's kinda hard to maintain, and cepat habis. Haha. Kalau terbiar kena air je esok confirm dah cair jadi gooey and lose its shape. Bila dah takde shape tu, susah la nak guna. And once it's melted, it gets stuck to the container. So bazir. I prefer face washes in tubes! But that's just me, you could be different. Hehe. 

Price-wise? 

Individually, this Facial Soap is RM45 which is a little bit pricey than the ones I usually get from a drugstore. But it's still okay. Mampu lagi lah nak beli, considering it can last longer than a month. 

Worth it?

Well, it's not not worth it. But I wouldn't say it's worth it either. So-so lah. I'm kind of in the middle with this product. If it works, it should be worth it la. Since it works so-so je on my skin, I pun rasa so-so je berbaloi beli. Haha. I would recommend this to people with major skin problems and those who has a lot to spend. If you're like me, a student with limited budget and not so much skin problems, then skip this product! 

So I think that's about it with the Facial Soap. Whewwww. Panjang benor bebel baru satu produk. 
Okay, we'll stop here first. Later I sambung part II of this skincare. Penat woi taip panjang-panjang. And for sure you guys pun penat baca. Haha. 

Until next time.

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