Horse Oil : A review of Korean GUERISSON 9•COMPLEX HORSE OIL CREAM

I have been thinking of whether to share this skin care product which is causing a great rave and discussion within beauty bloggers and skin care users. I am adamant myself to believe that the use of horse oil in skin care products are just a natural thing. Whether you see this post good or not, you must understand that we all have our own opinions and my opinions may not be according to your liking but at the end of the day, it is still up to you whether you will buy them or not.

It’s around 1970’s when Toru Naoe founded the “Bayou” company.  He studied and observed the benefits of horse which actually paved the way  to extend the popularity around the western country. Around 2000 an application was made to the US Personal Care Products Council to recognize horse oil as part of  skincare ingredient.

Many essential oils have been a part of skin care products, widely used are argan oil, geranium, lavander, tea tree oil, almond oil, different oils has different purposes some it helps heal skin irritations and gives moisture and prevents aging but most of the oils i have known comes either from fruits, plants or flowers. But there are also products that comes from sheep’s wool. You might have heard about Beeswax in lip balms and even lipsticks has red dye carmine, which is full of crushed up beetle bodies and also the slime of snails which was proven to be effective in giving a smooth skin or have you heard about Pig collagen which is another strange beauty ingredient offered by  Holika Holika’s Pig Collagen Jelly Pack.

So, the big idea of using horse oil into your skin regimen seems a little bit odd thinking of how it was produced.  I’m not a vegetarian but there is still a certain what if’s in my mind.

For some country like Japan and Europe, horse meat has been a part of their delicacy, never tried it and just the thought of slaughtering horse makes my heart not at ease.

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Guerisson 9 complex Cream Features:

It has the ability to protects and keep moist by filling skin with pure ceramide and german horse oil from Jeju Island. Whitens your skin and helps remove skin wrinkles. Based from Claire’s Guerrison site, the Horse fat used is free from steroids, preservatives, or flavorings. This provides the most suitable care to sensitive skin, which helps in dry skin problem.

Ingredients: Purified water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, horse oil/fat,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol,Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia (apple mint) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract,  Melissa Officinalis (lemon balm) Leaf Extract,  Chamomile Leaf extract, Monarda Didyma (bergamot) Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, betaine, carbomer, polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,  phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, titanium dioxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinamate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, fragrance,tocopheryl acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Centella asiatica extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Ligularia Fishceria Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Human Oligopeptide-1/rh-Oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Myristyl Alcohol, xanthan gum, adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 3 cosDNA.com analysis

Authenticity

Since, it’s been causing a great rave, this product is now being reproduced by fake companies. So, make sure to get only the original product since we could not determine the oil that comes from the fake one.  To verify the authenticity of your Gurerisson 9 Complex cream, make sure to check the bar code below the box.  It looks like this.  Some of the boxes differs but most of them provides the details of the website and the manufacturers name and can you see the hologram mark on the bottle itself, it should and must have a name of Claire’s and decorated with some flowers.  

Claire’s has already made a post how to spot a fake product, you need to look into the label, box,. packaging, label and seal and of course the smell of the product.  I have not find a fake one but the original product has a citrus smell, it’s very prominent so you will not missed it.   The box also comes with a small scoop.

Yes, the box and packaging of the product is quite beautiful. It looks expensive inside and out but comes again the thought that this one comes from horses and i feel a bit weird about it.

Another plus factor on this product is it comes with a see though plastic spatula which is very hygienic instead of using just your fingers.

Uses & After Effect: 

So, how can you include this on your six or ten skin care routine as the South Korean Skin Care regimen?

This product was promoted by well known Korean celebrity Lee Honey but we all know how good her skin was.

The cream has a pale yellow color and smells awfully nice.  I haven’t tried it in my face yet but since I have read that this is great for chicken skins and smooth skin but since it has a heavy feeling, it’s best used during night time also to help the skin absorbs the product.

It doesn’t feel greasy or oily and fast absorbing.  I am still debating whether I will use this on my face since I have been using out Laneige (another South Korean skin care) and testing how it will work on me.  For the meantime, i have been using it on my legs, hands,  feet and my stretch marks.

Yes, the picture below show it all. Look how it gives a hydrating and glossy look (this one is unfiltered and shot on daylight). It’s moisturizing formula  preserves the skin in its best condition for 72 hours.

 Yes, it gives a long lasting effect and smooth feeling. Some says that they have break outs when using this on their face so make sure to do a spot test before finally using this in your face.

I bought this for Php 600 pesos or less than $3 on an online seller but you can get this online at Althea ( online shop shipped directly from Korea), you can also get this at Beauteque.com or Amazon but make sure to buy on trusted online shops only.

Pros

hydrating and helps smooth skin

for all skin type (great for dry skin)

hygienic

a little goes along the way (affordable)

absorbs quickly

Cons

the idea of horses on your skin

may cause break out to others

the texture is heavy (not suitable for morning)

Would i repurchase? I’m still thinking about it but honestly, it gives a smooth feeling on my skin.

Would you use a horse oil in your skin care regimen? Let me know your thoughts, reactions and ideas on the comment box below.

Bench Paint Box Vegan Nail Polish

bench nail polish

Bench , one of the popular clothing and lifestyle brand in the Philippines is now venturing to offering different shade of nail polish.  With their on going sustainable campaign,  their new offering of vegan nail polish is definitely something nail polish lovers would try.

The product boasts Keratin content and vegan formula which includes;

– NO Formaldehyde (a cancer-causing agent)

– NO Toluene (a skin irritant found in glue and gasoline)

– NO Di-butyl Phtalate or DBP (associated with birth defects and male hormone disruption)

– NO Animal derivatives

– NOT tested on animals

It has many different colors to choose from and with a Php. 58.00 (more than a $1) suggested price, it’s a great buy.

Bench Vegan Nail Polish

Bench Vegan Nail Polish

I love the vibrant colors, tried two of it and definitely getting other colors to try on. It’s easy to apply and can last up to two weeks depending of course on your daily activity.

Johnsons Body Wash Review

When we are still a child, we used to have beautiful glowing skin but as we grew older, as much as we don’t wanted, our skin will eventually lost it’s moisture. I have always wanted to have a healthy and beautiful looking skin and finding products that will help to the job for me is really hard to find.  There are many soap that claims to give you beautiful result but i just end up with nothing.  I have tried many products from many different companies but at the end of the day, i only got frustrated.

Honestly, I have found two that i have been using for a while and one of them is Johnson’s Body Wash. It’s gentle to the skin, smells sweet and even with the first use, you can already feel the smoothness of your skin thus using them continuously will make a big difference.

          

If you will remember, soap especially those with harsh ingredients can really lose the moisture in your skin and it can even dry them out and some had harmful chemicals. So, make sure to identify your skin type. If your too oily, too much moisturizer can cause more problem. If you are using one, make sure that it is unscented, white and without any harmful chemicals.

Johnson’s Body Care, Daily Calming Wash is good for any skin type and it’s mild lavander scent can even help melt away your stress.  There is only one con in this product and that is, if you have  put too much you’ll end up using many water to remove the excess.

Disclaimer: 

This review is entirely my opinion. I was not paid to do this and is not related with J&J company.

Glamour Box Perfectly Pristine Unboxing

glamour box unboxing

In harmony with April’s Earth Month, Glamour Box offered this Perfectly Pristine box for every beauty eco-conscious lover.  Although, it’s a bit late post for me but still I wanted to share with you this box.

The last one I’ve got from them is the Avon box which i definitely fall all over heels when i received it and this one is another big shot for me.

Getting a heavy box with full of goodies like this is truly interesting and satisfying.  So, let me introduce them to you.

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Box Value: Php 1059.75, for a Php 595 subscription.  The box includes eight (8) premium/full size with three add on’s.  For me, it’s something worth having and definitely a value for money.

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Included in the box are;

Skin So Soft Fast Hydration Body Gel Lotion, Full Size 250ml, Php 330

Zen Zest Anti- Mosquito Room Fragrance, 50ml. Full Size is 250g, Php 250

Barenaturals The Mane Event Nourishing Hair Mask, Full Size 130g, Php 380

Belo Intensive Whitening Bar, Full Size 65g, Php 59.75

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Barenaturals Sexy Back Scrub, Full Size 130g, Php 290

I always wanted a flawless back , this is indeed a beauty saver for me.  I love the smell of it and how it smooth my skin after each use.  I will definitely make a detailed post regarding this one.

Venus and Mars Naturals Smooch Lip Dvenus and mars lip balm etox SPF15, Full Size is 10g, Php 205

This is my new favorite.  I love all mint products and this Smooch Lip Detox Lip butter balm of Venus and Mars is a perfect product for those dry, cracked lips.  Will definitely recommend this to all my friends.

So, what do you think of this Perfectly Pristine box from Glamour Box?

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