It’s been a while since I wrote about my skincare products. Been using THEFACESHOP ones I bought last year and it’s been a couple of months since I’m out of them. I decided not to go re-purchase because even though they’re good, I think I’d want to look for cheaper options.
By the way, these are my second bottles.
So first I found this local (Malaysia), cruelty-free, organic and totally halal product from a company called Good Virtues Co.
It was on display outside of Watson’s and the beautiful packaging made me fall in love. Didn’t purchase it immediately. Kept in view for a while while I finished the rest of my products.
The ingredients are made of Black Seed, which is a seed mentioned in the Quran. When I was in America for Sufi School few years back my last class (Prophetic Medicine) was up in a hut on stilts in the forest and we were taught about this plant.
The school was literally on a valley in Pope Valley (duh) and the classroom was somewhere behind the cabins you’d have to climb even more. It was cool.
Anyway I opened this plant, taught how to feel it with my heart etc etc Sufi stuff so I know the blessings and goodness that comes with this.
Catchphrase for this brand? Love, Peace, Joy.
My life goal which I adapted from Sufi School? Love, Peace, Mercy.
Now these are on my bathroom shelf!
The first thing I tried was the shampoo and conditioner. It worked so well, my hair fall went from perhaps 10 in a finger-comb to none. I was so happy, I went on to purchase my second bottle.
Sadly, the second bottle didn’t go as well as the first. Finger-combing my hair brings back ten strands of hair in return. For about two weeks I used my mother’s ginseng shampoo and it strengthened my hair while I wait for a response from Good Virtues Co. I wrote to them about what I experienced using their product – I really was happy with their first bottle but what happened, right? It was a feedback. Like I’ve read at my brother’s barber shop somewhere: IF you’re happy with my business, tell others. If you’re not, tell me.
As an apology (I don’t think it’s their fault) they sent me an exact same shampoo, a feminine wash and a body wash. I haven’t used the new bottle of shampoo. But I think it’s not the shampoo that’s caused all these but it’s me. Maybe my body repels organic. I don’t know, but I’m going to keep using it.
Not too crazy about the feminine wash but I absolutely love the body wash: anti-bacterial and hydrating. Online they’re having a sale where the scrub, the huge bottle of shower and hand lotion is only RM38. Got them today, haven’t got the chance to try it yet. I’m not at home and at home there’s no internet. It’s like I live in the 1990s.
For good virtues (pun), cruelty-free, organic, local, very affordable, halal, and great customer service I recommend you to : BUY.
I showed you my bathroom shelf, now I’m showing you my dressing table! It’s almost empty because I’ve reduced my skincare from so so so many bottles to only four per day/night.
For now this lazy girl has ~improvised~ her daily skincare regime:
1) Wash face with Garden of Eden Milk Cleanser
2) Bubble face with a random foam face wash from THEFACESHOP
3) Tone skin with a random toner
….these! Garden of Eden serums! These are also my second set of bottles. Loving them so far. Good Virtues Co. have their own series of skincare too, but I haven’t read a review about it to be confident enough to put it on my face.
It’s lightweight oil and I have no problem with putting oil on my face. Understand the logic that like repels like so oil is able to remove the oil in my pores.
They seem to have really good reviews, are local and on one I saw on the milk cleanser bottle that it’s cruelty-free. The serums didn’t write this though. Hmm…
These days I find myself sold at things that say “pigmentation” and “anti-aging”. I look really old lol that I need things to make me look my age!!!
Here are my areas of concern:
1) The two sun spots/pigmentation/whatever it’s called
2) The lines under my eyes
3) The darkness under my eyes.
Anything you know that has worked super well?
aaaaaaaaand I’m done!