As I observed last week, some readers have been asking me about organic skincare and its quite timely too as the testing period came to an end for this new range of organic skincare – Esmeria Organics. I’d been wanting to tell you about them for a while, because they are a local brand, and despite how I feel about the local political scene, I am proud of local brands that make good.
And Esmeria is one of those local brands I’d love to see succeed globally 🙂 They’re well on their way really, by being the first local Malaysian brand to get certified by EcoCert which is really, no mean feat. But certification aside, our concerns as consumers are, “How does it fare on the skin?” and here’s where we come in 😉
The range of skincare I have is the Prickly Pear range in red, which is for normal to combination skin. There are another 2 ranges available – Alpine Willowherb for Oily and Acne Prone skin (pink packaging) and Glasswort for Dry and Mature Skin (green packaging). My skin is dry around the cheeks and a little oily on the T zone and Prickly Pear is supposed to help hydrate, sooth and protect the skin from UV damage. Interesting. Let’s take a gander.
Esmeria Organics Prickly Pear Balancing Cleansing Gel – RM29.90/75ml
The cleansing gel has a very lovely fresh floral scent and a light liquid gel texture. Be careful if you upend the tube because it is liable to spill out even if you don’t squeeze the tube. Personally I think for the texture, a bottle may be a better packaging medium. Otherwise, it is light on the skin yet cleans well, and does not leave the skin feeling dry after washing. I enjoy using it in the morning because of the lovely scent and I think its a good face wash overall. Its just 75ml and because of the liquid texture you might find yourself inadvertently using more than you really need. Hence I still think a bottle with a small nozzle will be perfect for this product.
Ingredients: Aqua/water, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, sodium cocoyl glutamate, disodium cocoglucoside tartrate, coco glucoside, glyceryl oleate, xanthan gum, opuntia ficus indica stem (prickly pear) extract, glycerin, fructan, epilobium fleischeri (alpine willowherb) extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, nelumbo nucifera (lotus flower extract, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, citrus dulcis (sweet orange) oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, parfum from essential oils. 30.4% from organic farming, 99.9% from natural origin.