Saturday, 6 February 2016

Que Origin Shower Bath Gel - Lemongrass, Rose Geranium & Lavender


Hello Gorgeous! 
Today I will be reviewing my current favorite shower bath gels (Lemongrass, Rose Geranium & Lavender) from a brand called Que Origin. 
So without further ado, let's jump straight into this review, shall we?


What's in?
For your information, Que Origin embraces earth's essence, adore the goodness of creation and strictly no animals testing or by-products. Their products formulated with natural ingredients :-

ARGAN OIL (KNOWN AS LIQUID GOLD)
  • Rich in Vitamin E & antioxidants
  • Promotes skin elasticity
  • Makes skin supple & smooth
  • Deeply Moisturising
  • Nourish & protect skin
  • Natural hydrating & revitalizing properties
  • Absorbs easily
  • Healing properties
  • Boosts cell production
ALOE VERA LEAF EXTRACT
  • Used for centuries as a rejuvenator of cells & add cool
  • Soothing & calming benefits
  • Keeps skin elasticity
  • Natural moisturiser
  • High antioxidants
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Restores shine to skin
RASPBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT
  • High in antioxidants (10 times more than tomatoes)
  • Skin-calming qualities
  • Improves skin firmness
GRAPEFRUIT FRUIT EXTRACT
  • High in antioxidants
  • Stimulates the production of skin collagen that bring smoothness & elasticity to the skin 
  • Excellent astringent & exfoliating properties
  • Helps in even out & brighten complexion
PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)
  • Effective emollient
  • Improves elasticity
TOCOPHERY ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
  • Natural skin conditioning agent & antioxidant
  • Anti-aging
  • Boosts cell production

What's out?
The best thing is their products contain no harsh chemicals. They believe the true nature and principle of Embracing Earth's Essence is to harness carefully selected naturally derived ingredients as well as to exclude additives that could potentially cause discomfort to the largest organ of our body, our skin. The list might be very long if we to list out all additives we have excluded, so let us focus on those commonly found in body care products.

So the list goes:

SULPHATES/SULFATES

As the name states, sulphates are salts of sulphuric acids.

Common names derived from sulphates. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) as well as Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate (ALS) and Ammonium Laureth Sulphate (ALES).

Potential concerns. Breaks down skin moisture barrier. Easily penetrates skin and allows other chemicals to penetrate as well. When combine with certain chemicals, may become a "nitrosamine", a potent class of carcinogen.

SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE & PHTHALATES
Due to trade secrets, companies are not require to disclose the chemicals used in Fragrance / Perfumes, Phthalates may be added to produce lasting scent.

Potential concerns. Contains hidden preservatives and chemicals which may raise higher concerns than that the preservatives and other ingredients used in the entire formulations Phthalates that create lasting scent also has been dound to remain in the bloodstream ans tissue.

HARMFUL PRESERVATIVES

Common names. Parabensm DMDM Hydantoin, Urea (Diazolidinyl and Imidazolidinyl), Isothiazilinones.

Potential concerns. Parabens comes in many variations such as methylparabens, propylparabens etc. They are known to cause allergic reactions and skin irritation. They are also known estrogen-mimickers and may cause harmonal imbalance, Isothiazolinones such as Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone are known human immune toxicant, sensitizer or allergen. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea releases formaldehyde which is an irritant and carcinogenic.

PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Widely used in liquid and hard soap, cleansers, shampoos, creams, lotions and other products. Produces rich lather and is used in skincare as emollient and preservative.

Potential concerns. Skin irritation, rashes or inflammation. It is UNSAFE to use more than 3 grams of EDTA per day, or to take it longer than 5 to 7 days. Too much can cause kidney damage and dangerously low calcium levels.

ETHANOLAMINE COMPOUNDS
Ethanolamine is use mainly as wetting agents (allow water to spread out and penetrate more easily) or emulsifiers (blend oil and water). Also it can be used as foam boosters.

Common names. Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Monoethanolamine (MEA).

Potential concerns. Can cause allergic reactions including dryness of hair and skin, and could be toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time. It can cause itching, burning, scaling, hives and blistering of skin, all symptoms which may increase with higher concentrations.

MINERAL OILS

Common names. Paraffin oil, Liquid Petroleum
Potential concerns. May cause irritation.

FORMALDEHYDE RELEASING AGENT
Mainly use as preservatives. Please see our HARMFUL PRESERVATIVES section.

SILICONES
Silicones are used to provide silky feel and smoothness on your hair or skin.

Common name. Dimethicone, Silica

Potential concerns. Prolong use of this ingredients may cause skin unable to perform its normal activities as silicones builds on artificial coatings on the skin.

TRICLOSAN
Found in most anti-bacteria wash off products.

Potential concerns. Prolong use may show allergenic effects. In fact, FDA does not have evidence that triclosan added to antibacterial soaps and body washes provides extra health benefits over soap and water.

So now you know what's in and what's out in their formulation. Well, let's take a look at the products that I received from them, shall we?

PACKAGING


I'm totally smitten with Que Origin's packaging, simple but adorable. You can also customise your own bottle as a gift. How to do it? Simple! Just send your favorite photo and they will take care of the rest. 

The products arrived in good condition. They were well packed and secured without any damage or leakage.

LEMONGRASS


Description
A refreshing and energising shower gel doubling as bubble bath infused with natural Lemongrass essential oil. Enriched with skin soothing aloe vera, moisturising argan oil and other skin loving natural botanical extracts, this shower gel will gently cleanse, nourishes and hydrates your body.

Essential oil from Australia and formulated in Korea.

Ingredients
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Flexousus (Lemongrass) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol (Vit B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, *Limonene *natural aromatic components from essential oils

Directions
Apply on wet body and make lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with towel. You can also dispense desired amount with running water in bathtub to enjoy a bubble bath.

What is my Opinion?
The lemongrass smells soooo good and refreshing! This shower gel makes me feel like I'm in a luxury spa. It has a smooth gel like texture and very gentle on my skin.  My skin feels softer and moisturised than ever.

ROSE GERANIUM


Description
A harmonising and exquisite shower gel doubling as bubble bath infused with natural Rose Geranium essential oil. Enriched with skin soothing aloe vera, moisturising argan oil and other skin loving natural botanical extracts, the shower gel gently cleanse, nourishes and hydrates your body.

Essential oil from Australia and formulated in Korea.

Ingredients
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Pelargohium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol (Vit B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, *Citronellol, *Geraniol, *Citral *natural aromatic components from essential oils.

Directions
Apply on wet body and make lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with towel. You can also dispense desired amount with running water in bathtub to enjoy a bubble bath.

What is my Opinion?
This shower gel smells delightfully and uplifting romantic. My skin feels rejuvenated and nourised! 

LAVENDER


Description
A relaxing shower gel doubling as bubble bath infused with calming and soothing qualities of natural Lavender essential oil. Enriched with skin soothing aloe vera, moisturising argan oil and other skin loving natural botanicak extracts, this shower gel will gently cleanse, nourishes and hydrates your body.

Essential oil from Australia and formulated in Korea.

Ingredients
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol (Vit B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Aloe Barbardensis (Alor Vera) Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit)  Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Rasberry) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, *Linalool, *Limonene - * natural aromatic components from essential oils

Directions
Apply on wet body and make lather. Rinse thoroughly and pat with towel. You can also dispense desired amount with running water in bathtub to enjoy bubble bath.

What is my Opinion?
Lavender is best known for its scent, and relaxing, calming, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This shower gel smells so relaxing after a warm shower. It makes my skin feels clean and smooth.

Que Origin
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Disclaimer : Products in this post were provided for personal review purposes only. Reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review. Images taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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