Let’s face it, not all organic and all natural beauty products are created equal. There’s a big myth going on that all natural products are perfect for the skin. Some people would think that the lesser chemicals, the more effective and gentle it is in our skin. Sorry to break it to you, but every beauty product is still subjective to your skin type, skin composition and skin sensitivity to allergic ingredients. Artificial skin care products containing sallycilic acid or retinols are even effective to most women. We use natural products to lessen the chemical and toxic build up we have in our bodies, but it doesn’t mean they are 100% effective all the time.
For instance in my case, because I’m a hands-on mom and terribly OC, I make it a point to bath my baby before I go to work and not just leave her to the nanny, hence that means I’m quite lazy with skin care. I just slather to my face whatever I get my hands on- her all natural bodywashes or an organic bar soap. Unfortunately, these things intentionally made for the body are not for the face. I had breakouts and sometimes and skin texture suffered.
I’m happy to report that OrySpa Facial and Bodywash, so far is compatible to my skin. I’ve always been intrigued by Rice Spa Beauty technology. Maybe because I’m a big fan of Japanese legendary beauty rituals. They’re not only effective and good for the skin, they’re safe for your entire system too! No paraben, no dimethicones, no harmful phthalates, petrochemicals, dyes and artificial fragrance! Just pure all natural wash. I never had any breakouts and I’m down to a bottle already. Best part it’s pretty cheap! 125Php a bottle ($3)! I bring it in my travel bag for out of town overnight trips as it can function both as a bodywash and facial wash all at the same time!
It has that beautiful lemony scent (I like citrusy scent), it foams quite a lot although it says it has no triclosan. Yet it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth after. Extremely gentle and yet highly moisturizing. The best part there is Rice Bran is known to naturally whiten skin, like the Japs do! It reminds me of dove soaps and bodywashes- without the parabens and harmful chemicals.
Ory Spa is so far the only local brand I know that focuses on Rice Bran Technology. I’ve written about them here. Oh by the way, this isn’t another sponsored post .
What’s to love?
- It doesn’t test on animals. I just wish they start submitting documents to PETA
- They’re not 100% natural. Perhaps 95%? Because I still see alchohol in the ingredients and I’m not sure if it’s naturally derived.
- They’re free from harmful synthetics, parabens and petrochemicals. Dyes and Fragrances as well! You may wanna know why I disgustfully try to avoid these things in here.
- They’re highly moisturizing. I have a semi dry skin. Rice bran has this natural oil, which makes an effective exfoliant and contains phytic acid, a b-complex vitamin that helps improve blood circulation and stimulate cell turn over.
- The bottle is travel friendly! I actually like their packaging design as well.
- Aside from being a gentle cleanser, it naturally lightens skin too and moisturizes it! Totally a great everyday wash. Won’t rub off your natural oils. (Meaning less aging :))
- It has a citrus scent. I’m all for citrusy.
- And so far after one bottle, my face doesn’t rebel itself against it like most natural soaps and bodywashes I lazily slather on it most of the time.
- They’re not expensive like most natural and organic items!
I love Ory Spa facial masks and definitely would try and experiment their other products soon!
Ingredients: Water, rice bran oil, grapeseed oil, yeast, rice bran, chamomilla flower, aloe, Perilla ocymoides leaf, sorbitol, glycerin, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Ginkgo bilboba leaf, aloe, salt, teacocoyl glutamate, Citrus sinensis (orange) oil, bearberry extract, grapefruit oil, butylene glycol, polyquaternium-39, alcohol phenoxyethanol.
P850.00/1000ml (Liter) P550.00/500ml P135.00/120ml
Where I bought mine: Sesou Stores, but they have so many branches in SM malls and Robinson’s. You may check out the full list of their branches here.