*Giveaway* Be 1 of 2 Winners of the FULL Manuka Tree range. Details at the end of this blogpost :)
I don’t think I have ever done a review of an entire range of skincare products. It’s because I tend to pick out the products I think would best suit me and incorporate them into my already very basic skincare regime. But Ziaja has this range for oily and combination skin (which suits me to a T) and the company wants to sponsor two full sets (worth S$59.50 each) for my readers as well, so I thought it best if I try all 5 products myself first. So here goes…
1) Manuka Tree Purifying Normalising Cleansing Gel
I’ve said this before – I like products which smell good. And this one sure does smell good. My skin feels clean and soft after the cleanse so I really wouldn’t mind getting another bottle of this cleansing gel.
2) Manuka Tree Purifying Astringent Face Toner
The toner comes in a spritz bottle so I thought I should just spray it onto my face directly. The instructions on the bottle say otherwise though. You’re supposed to apply the product using a cotton pad. In which case, it should just be any regular bottle, no? This one makes me feel like spraying it on, like I do with a face mist. Ha!
I like how it’s cooling on the skin and gets absorbed quickly too. And it smells pretty good for a toner! It’s a pretty big 200ml bottle so it’s gonna last a really long time.
3) Manuka Tree Purifying Normalising Day Cream (SPF 10)
What’s great about this day cream is the matifying effect it gives. After one full day, my face doesn’t get oily like it usually does. I’m very impressed! Of course, the low SPF of just 10 is not as impressive, but this product helps even out skin tone and has moisturizing properties too. If you’re someone who doesn’t wear sunblock ‘cos you find it sticky/heavy/oily like I do, then you might really want to consider getting this product. This 50ml tube will fit into any handbag too, so stick it into your bag and you can apply it anytime in the day if you forget to do so in the morning. *I tend to forget about sunblock. :D
4) Manuka Tree Purifying Gently Exfoliating Night Cream with Almond Acid
I have mixed feelings about this one. It’s supposed to help with “exfoliating” but you’re supposed to leave it on overnight, instead of washing it off. And I got a huge pimple under my right eye the next day (not sure if it’s due to this). My skin also looked a little dry, with more visible pores. I’ve read reviews online and this product works better on other people, I’m not sure why, and the company has assured me that it’s not supposed to cause any pimples. However, my recommendation is that you apply a face mask after cleansing in the morning, and problem’s solved. :)
5) Manuka Tree Purifying Deeply Cleansing Peeling Paste
It works as an effective scrub with micro-beads to help remove impurities. It’s not too harsh on my skin, so I don’t mind using it more than once a week. It is supposed to help prevent the formation of blackheads too, so go ahead and apply it generously on your nose during cleansing. :)
~ Giveaway ~
To win the full set of products so you can experience what Ziaja’s Manuka Tree range has to offer, simply head over to my facebook page to take part in the giveaway! :)
Also, there’s a cool 20% OFF ALL Ziaja products at Watsons, starting TODAY! :D If there’s any Ziaja product you’d like to try now, hurry and get it at Watsons stores before the promo ends!~