Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Utama Spice Products Review



Before going into a detailed review of 'Utama Spice' products, first let me give you a little introduction of this company incase you don't know already.


Utama Spice is a traditional skincare company based in Ubud, Bali. They focus on applying ancient Balinese herbal knowledge to create products that not only enhance your skin’s natural beauty but also provokes your mind to consider the raw power and beauty of nature. They do this by using only 100% pure natural ingredients.
This company was started in 1989 by Dayu Suci and Melanie Templer who had extensive knowledge of traditional Balinese remedies so they rediscovered the amazing benefits of essential oils and other natural ingredients.All of their products are made by hand, never using binders, artificial colorants, preservatives or synthetics.
They say "Our factory is more like a kitchen with our production team taking on the role of chefs. Every surface is stainless steal and sterile to avoid cross contamination. Our team is highly experienced with many being part of the Utama Spice family for over ten years.  The end result is a product so fresh and natural you will want to eat it, and why shouldn't you? At Utama Spice we know that your skin is your body’s biggest organ and should be treated as such. This is why when we make our products we think of it as making food for the skin".
So this was a precise introduction of the company for you so that you can easily understand the quality and the real worth of the products you are using. If you want to know further more you can click here.
After all this let's start what i got from 'Utama Spice'.

  1. White Pure Volcanic Clay Face And Body Mask

Volcanic clay is composed of ash made from volcanoes. When this clay is mixed with water it swells up like a sponge and then the toxins are drawn int the sponge through electric attraction. Technically, volcanic clay has a unique property to produce 'Electric Charge' when combined with water. What this do is really simple to understand. This clay has a negative charge and binds to the positive charge of toxins. When it comes in contact with any toxin, the clay will absorb all the toxin and will release its natural minerals for the skin to use.




My Experience With The Product

We already know that clay are the best masks available in the market since ages because of its cooling, pore tightening and cleansing properties. I have oily skin and i use clay masks allot to get rid of extra oils and it also tightens my pores. This mask is working good for me. The thing which i like is its all natural and free of chemicals and other harmful ingredients. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and visible tighten pores. I have some acne on my skin and this mask calms my acne whenever i apply it.



How to use Clay Mask

Before you make your clay mask, clean your face thoroughly as this will allow the clay to really do its job much more effectively. Some experts recommend steaming/massaging your face before applying the clay mask.

  • In glass bowl mix together 2 tablespoons of clay with approx. 3 tablespoons of water slowly and gradually


  •  Make a thick paste but it should not be too much thick or thin
  • Apply a thin layer on skin,best to apply brush for even thin layer


  • Let it dry for almost 20 minutes 
  • Rinse your face with water, your skin will glow with vibrant health.
  • A drop or 2 of a pure essential oils such as Lavenderorange or rose will be helpful for your face and will further clam you.
Pros
  • natural and free of chemicals
  • calms acne
  • gentle on skin
  • visible result after few weeks
  • parabens free
Cons
  • its very messy after drying.. takes off like ashes everywhere
Price

6.61$ for 150gms
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      2. Temu Temu Face Mask


This mask is blend of Temulawak and Clay. Temulawak is turmeric's twin with much more  amazing healing properties than turmeric. Temulawak is native to Indonesia so its hard to find everywhere.
With this antiseptic and healing properties add all the properties of clay too. Temulawak is also well know for its anti aging effects to skin so its prolonged use will help our skin in restoring the lost freshness and will also work on our uneven skin tone.This mask can works as both like mask and scrub. People with normal to dry skin or oily to combination skin can use this mask.



My Experience With The Product

As i mentioned earlier, for my oily to combination skin clay face packs are always a big relief. But with Temu Temu face mask i'm getting all the benefits of a clay face pack with the additional healing,antiseptic and anti aging properties of Temulawak.
After every use i felt my skin soft and grease free with tighten pores. For my oily skin i use this face mask twice or sometimes thrice a week. It helped my skin in restoring the freshness and i found my dark spots a bit lighter after 2 weeks of use. I had allot of itching when mask was on my face. This time i'm having allot of acne so may be it felt itchy on my acne. But it subsided after 15 minutes of washing my face. There is no such chemical which can cause any reaction. But may be due to Temu Lawak's Antiseptic properties it caused itching on my face.



How To Use This Product
  • Mix the powder with a bit of water and make a thin paste


  • Apply allover your face and body and let it dry


  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water and remove any traces of powder from skin
  • I always rub an ice cube on my face after every time i cleanse my face.
Pros
  • grease free skin after single use
  • antiseptic and antiaging
  • chemicals and parabens free
  • lightening effect on dark spots
Cons
  • same isuue.. dries out with mess

  • I felt allot of itching on my face and even for 15 minutes after washing my face, thought might be the Temulawak's properties are in action :)
Price

4.54$ for 50gm
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     3. Clearing Body Oil 



This is a clearing blend with Fennel and Ginger to moisturize your skin and promote deep breathing. 
fennel and ginger are well know for their Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

1. Moisturization

Our skin needs proper moisturizing no matter what time of the year it is. In summer extra exposure to sun can cause dehydration and for that we need proper moisturization while in winter due to lack of humidity and cold air causes dryness.
 Whenever we talk about moisturization we usually turn our heads towards moisturizing lotions and creams which are easily rubbed off and leaves our skin dry once again. Alternatively body oils provide perfect moisturization with relaxing our minds thus improving our overall health. Body oils are thick, smooth and highly concentrated liquids and are usually clear in color. They improve our skin appearance.
You might be thinking that oils are greasy and messy but this isn't not true. Actually body oils have ability to sink deep into your our and make it well moisturized all day long. Best body oils are organic, chemical free and extracted from roots, fruit, flower and leaves. 


You can find this oil organic and chemical free.

Ingredients includes
  1. soya oil ; Rich in fatty acods, healing sun damaged skin. Vitamin B and E helps restore skin tone & glow
  2. coconut oil ; Moisturising, anti-oxidant rich oil. Filled with vitamin E helping to repair damaged, blemished skin & combating skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis & acne. Also a great hair and scalp conditioner
  3.  cubeb fruit oil ; Anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antipasmodic, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, relieves flatulence, stimulant, vermifuge.
  4.  cajeput leaf oil ; Anti Rheumatic, anti spasmodic, antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, insecticide, reduces fever, relieves flatulence, vermifuge, stimulant.
  5.  fennel fruit oil ; Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, decogestant, disgetive, diuretic, expectorant, relieves flatulence, insect repellent, laxative, assists menstruation, stimulant, vermifuge.
  6.  ginger root oil ; Analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antipasmodic, assists menstruation, bactericidal, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, laxative, reduces fever, relieves flatulence, stimulant
  7.  peppermint leaf oil ; Helps fight skin infections &blemishes. The scent helps relieve exhaustion, stress, anxiety & depression
  8.  nutmeg seed oil ; Antiseptic, analgesic, antioxidant, anti-putrefactive, anti-rheumatic, anti spasmodic, assists menstruation, aphrodisiac, digestive, laxative, relieves flatulence / heartburn / nausea, stimulant
few drops of oil

after massaging its totally gone without any grease

2. Health Benefits

Massaging your skin with body oil improves your overall health by reducing aches and pains and decreasing stress. When we are stressed it shows on our skin how? Because during stress skin is the last tissue to receive nutrients. Stress is also the main cause of premature aging. When our skin sheds dead cells, they leave our skin dull and rough. The body oils used in massage create an enjoyable experience due to their pleasant smell and moisturizing properties, massage itself also offers many proven health benefits.

3. Cleansing

One of the most basic principle of Chemistry is "Like dissolves like". So we are talking about oil to remove oil. If we use right oil then we can cleanse our pores from dirt and bacteria while replacing the dirt oil with beneficial ones extracted from herbs, fruits, seeds, leaves and roots, protect and nourish our skin. Body oil has tendency to clear the skin from issues like oily, dry, sensetive, acne prone skin, blackheads, white heads and acne while leaving our skin healthy, glowing and well moisturized.

Price

7.60$ for 100ml
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   4. Argon Oil



Argan oil also reffered to as 'liquid gold', is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan tree. "In cosmetics, argan oil is advocated as moisturizing oil, against juvenile acne and flaking of the skin as well as for nourishing the hair. This oil has also medicinal uses against rheumatism and the healing of burns ... Externally, argan oil is used ... for hair as brilliantine, to fortify and ... in the treatment of wrinkled or scaly dry skin."

few drops of oil

after massaging its absorbed in the skin

Here are some easy ways to include argan oil in your beauty regimen.
  1. Face Moisturizer
After cleansing massage a few drops of oil on your face and neck. This oil is considered as dry oil so it will dry out fast and will not leave your skin greasy. 
    
    2. Hydrating Toner
You can add few drops of Argan oil in your toner to hydrate your skin aswell as tone.

3. Rejuvenating and Brightening Face Mask

If you are applying face mask you can add few drops in it

4. Exfoliating Lip Scrub And Moisturizer

For lips scrub you can add few drops of Argan oil to brown sugar and vanella extract. Gently scub your lips in circular motion and rinse off.

5. Face Glow

Add a few drop of Argan oil into your foundation, bronzer or tinted moisturizer for dewy look.

6. Leave On Conditioner

On wet hair pour few drops of Argan oil and gently massage to hydrate and moisturize

7. Hair Styling Shine

You can also use it as a styling product by applying very little amount on your dry hair to create shine and tame frizz.

8. Overnight Hair Treatment

Massage this oil on your scalp, hair and ends. Wrap your hear overnight and wash in the morning,

9. Cuticle and Heel Softener
For nail growth and soft cuticles, massage this oil. Use overnight for cracked heels by massaging this on heels. Cover with socks

10. Body Bath and Oil

You can add few drops of this oil directly onto the skin, into the bath and body lotion. It can be use to minimize stretch marks on pregnant belly and also safe to use on baby.

Price

9.50$ for 30ml
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  5. Utama Spice Lip Balms



The main purpose of lip balm is to seal the moisture of the lips and protect them from external exposure. Utama spice's lip balms which i have tried are
Peppermint and Tangerine

Peppermint Lip Balm

Its made with a selection of fine ingredients including beeswax, cocoa butter, and virgin coconut oil. Enriched with pure essential oils, herbs, and spices these lip balms lock in moisture and feel fantastic. 
It has a pleasant and refreshing scent and when i applied it on my lips it gave a cooling sensation.



Tangerine Lip Balm

This balm is made of tangerine oil and yes it d taste like tangerine

My Experience With These Balms

I love to use these balms specially when i know that these balms are chemical free
They do moisturize my lips well and made them soft. These balms stay for longer on lips than my other lip balm.




Price

1.20$ for 5gm
Click Pepper Mint or Tangerine to buy

My Overall Verdict About Utama Spice Products

Well if you want to protect your body from harmful ingredients that are present in many skin care products, you should look for the organic skin care products. I have a very sensitive and acne prone skin therefore organic products are very gentle on my skin than traditional products. Natural products offer more skin solution than products of regular brands like improved skin clarity and glowing complexion without the use of the harsh irritants.
So for me Utama Spice products are less harmful and more soothing on my skin. And these are the perfect organic products to include in daily regimen.

Overall Rating


2 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: great products- Fabulous review. Very interesting tips. Keep in touch

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    1. thank you All4 Barbie for liking my post
      sure ill keep intouch

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