I’ve been wanting to place an iHerb order for a while and after asking for feedbacks from fellow green bloggers on Twitter, as well as reading Katie’s informative post on iHerb and Vitacost (here), I decided to take the plunge and place an order.
I don’t know if it’s beginner’s luck, but the expericence turned out great! Firstly, you get 10% off your first order, which paid for the shipping costs (Yes!) Secondly, it was shipped in no time, and I received it in less than a week (from overseas!) Lastly, the impost fees I had to pay were ridiculously small (a first, I tell you!) I got 5 items that had been on my radar for some time, because they seem unavailable or hard to get in Europe. It’s my first time trying these brands as well.
1. Acure balancing rose + red tea facial toner
Containing witch hazel, rooibos and calendula, all those ingredients contribute in regulating oil excess and soothe the skin, which is exactly what I’m hoping it will do to my skin. The hot and humid weather is making my oily skin go loco at the moment.
2. Celsus Bio-Intelligence scar cream
Self-explanatory. Free from parabens, petroleums and artificial preservatives, it contains 22 active ingredients – among them Tamanu oil, Gotu Kola, Calendula, Comfrey, Plantain, Cotton Thistle – to help reduce the appearance of scars, burns and marks. This one was the most expensive (18$) and the product is quite small (20g) but I heard lots of positive reviews. I’ll report back if I see any differences in my skin.
3. Acure Facial Cleanser superfruit + chlorella
The quest for my holy-grail cleanser continues. I’m giving gel cleansers another go as they tend to dry out my skin. However, I heard rave reviews about Acure Organics, and Chlorella is known for its detoxifying properties, so I’m eager to see if I notice any results.
4. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel alcohol-free toner
Yes, it’s another toner but what can I say, I really enjoy toners in my skincare routine 🙂 I initially wanted to try the Lavender scented, but it was unavailable (they also have a peach one, but it’s not alcohol-free, unfortunately) At 8$ the 355ml, I didn’t really think twice when adding it in my shopping basket. Containing infused rose water, certified organic aloe vera and un-distilled witch hazel, I’m excited to start using it.
5. Desert Essence Red Raspberry Shampoo
My love for raspberries has no limit haha. I tried the shampoo as soon as I got it. The scent is berrylicious, and my hair felt really soft and nourished after a first use. Really impressed with this shampoo, as it’s void of nasty chemicals and it was only 6 dollars.
Have you tried any of these products? What do you like to order on iHerb?
Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.