Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Review : Perfect Potion Detox Body Buff
Say hello to smooth, healthy, glowing skin and say goodbye to dullness and congestion. Finely milled nut shells buff away clinging flakes and decongest blocked pores while juniper and grapefruit essential oils refresh, detoxify and improve skin tone
Gently exfoliates the skin
Stimulates cellular renewal
Softens and smoothes the skin
Decongests the skin and allows for better absorption of moisturisers
Regular use after waxing may reduce the incidence of ingrown hairs
At $26.90 for 125ml, I thought this was terribly expensive on my pockets, nonetheless, I still get it. Mainly because I thought the promoter at Parco Marina Bay was very patient and took pains to explain each product to me, since I was pretty new to this brand. It was evident that English was not her first language yet she never use any Mandarin with me, instead she tried her best to help me with my queries. Knowing how poor customer service can be in Singapore at times, good and helpful service can really make my day. It was not the best service I received in Singapore, but still, I am thankful for that even though this is supposed to be part of their jobscope.
Perfect Potion captures the essences of the world’s most therapeutic essential oils, herbal extracts and healing plants, creating an aromatherapy-based natural skin care alternative that’s as much about nurturing the mind and soul as it is about nourishing the skin.
Developed in Australia by renowned aromatherapy experts Salvatore Battaglia and Carolyn Stubbin, Perfect Potion is the result of more than fourteen years of studying and honing their craft and sharing their unique insights with customers in Australia and around the world.
Perfect Potion is also animal and environment friendly. There is NO testing on animals, NO animal derived products (except honey and beeswax) in their formulations, and to save the environment, Perfect Potion uses only ingredients that are sustainable and renewable, avoids wasteful packaging where possible, and ensures all packaging used is fully recyclable (source)
It baffles me as to why there are 2 Singapore Perfect Potion websites. You can check both here and here but I believe that perfectpotion.sg should be the latest one, since the location did state Parco Marina Bay as one of the outlets.
The whole packaging looks more premium than other scrubs I owned. Juniper and grapefruit fragrance filled the senses. The nut shells are enveloped in dark brown contents which can gets slightly messy with white bathroom walls like mine.
Walnut scrubs gives a slightly nutty and almost abrasive scrub to my body so use with a light hand. I enjoyed using this scrub as it gives smooth skin without any additional film on the skin or any dry after-feel.
Xanthan Gum : Also known as corn sugar gum. This polysaccharide is produced from the bacteria (Xanthomas campestris) being fermented with corn sugar. It is used as a thickener, emulsifier and gelling agent. It is also often used in foods. It is used in the Papaya Enzyme Mask to give the product a smooth thickened texture when mixed with water
Aqua : Purified water is an essential component for healthy looking skin and hair, as it cleans and moisturises. It is also necessary to dissolve water-soluble ingredients in a product and therefore forms the base of most of Perfect Potion's products.
Sorbitan Olivate : An emulsifier that is often blended with cetearyl olivate. Together, these emulsifiers help mix oil- and water-based ingredients and help to give a product a luxurious, smooth feel. It also imparts moisturising properties to the skin.
Sorbic Acid : Derived from naturally occurring preservative. Widely used in the food and cosmetic industries as a preservative
Sodium Benzoate : Derived from sodium salt of benzoic acid. In the food and cosmetics industries sodium benzoate is used as a preservative, effectively killing most yeasts, bacteria and fungi.
Potassium Sorbate : Derived from salt of sorbic acid. Widely in the food and cosmetics industries as a preservative.
Cetearyl Olivate : Derived from olive oil, cetearyl olivate is an emulsifier that is often blended with sorbitan olivate. Together, these emulsifiers help mix oil- and water-based ingredients and help to give a product a luxurious, smooth feel. It also imparts moisturising properties to the skin.
Cocoglucoside Cocoglucoside : A gentle, sulfate free surfactant that produces a mild foam whilst cleansing the skin and hair.
Grapefruit : citrus paradisi. Used to alleviate congested and oily skin.
Juniper Berry : juniperus communis. Used to alleviate congested and oily skin.
Walnut Shell : juglans regia. Small particles made from the grinding of nut shells. Used as an abrasive in exfoliating products to remove dead skin cells and smooth the skin.
Geraniol : A naturally occurring constituent found in pure essential oils of geranium, lavender, rose and palmarosa.
Linalool : A naturally occurring constituent found in pure essential oil of Lavender.
Benzyl Alcohol : A naturally occurring constituent found in pure essential oils of jasmine, ylang ylang and rose oils. Benzyl alcohol has preservative and solvent actions.
Limonene : A naturally occuring component found in pure essential oils, particularly citrus types.
Benzyl Alcohol : Preservative naturally occurring in essential oils. Naturally occurring in jasmine, ylang ylang and rose oils, benzyl alcohol has preservative and solvent actions.
aqua, cocoglucoside, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark ground, glycerin (vegetable derived), cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate (plant derived emulsifiers), macadamia terniflia (macadamia†) oil, citric acid, xanthan gum, benzyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, benzoic acid, potassium sorbate, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, sorbic acid, juniperus communis (juniper) berry oil, citronellol*, geraniol*, limonene*, linalool*. Preserved with benzyl alcohol, sodium benzoate, benzoic acid, potassium sorbate, sorbic acid. (*Natural constituents of essential oils, †Certified organic).
Source : Perfect Potion