Sunday, August 23, 2009

Organic Skincare

Okay, so. Now i'm all about the organic skincare. I'm crazy about it.

Organic (adj.): 1.relating to or employing agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizer, and other growing aids.

Though i've been trying to live my daily life as 'green' as possible, but it's hard for me to keep it going when everything surrounds you doesn't seem to go with the same green-friendly directions as moi!
Sadly i must say, that mostly everything here in Jakarta is (currently) still using plastic for everything.

So this is my top 5 organic skincare at the moment:

1. Kou Organic Soap

is made from Bali, Indonesia. I found this cute little shop down at Jl.Dewi Sita, Ubud, 2 years ago. Made of very yummy scents of organic flavours and flowery, with lovely packagings.
My heart is set on Kou Organic Soaps instantly.

Besides variety of flavoury soaps - KOU Premium Tuberose & Premium Rose White, Kou also came in different sizes and weight of Jasmine White/ Rose White/ Sweet Orange/
Vanilla Heaven/ Minty Green/ Lemon Tea Tree.

Kou's range of products also consist of bath salts, jams (yes, as in bread & jams), and sleepingwardrobes & sheep baby pillows. It's too bad they haven't got the website yet, but i still can get my hands on it by special order.

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2. Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Creme

This creme had amazingly worked out for my dry, chapped hands!! I'm completely surprised how Burt's Bees Shea Butter Creme also made my nails doesn't easily ripped/peeled. You can get it from or if you reside in the USA, just go to your nearest Duane Reade at the price $13.

3. John Masters Organics Lip Calm

Love this. Yummy lips with nice organic scent. I bought it from Whole Foods, in NY. But you can also get it at for $6.

4. Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme

I actually haven't test this one out, because this product is still on it's way to my house being sent from Singapore yesterday. I shall give you the update about it but i'm pretty sure that it's gonna cure my crazy-dry foot since the hand creme worked out perfectly! Oh yes, and the nearest Burt's Bees is actually in Sephora Singapore! That's a shame. Again, for those of you live in the U.S. (darn, lucky you!) get it at the nearest Duane Reade or just visit

5. Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Skin Firming Night Creme

'Nuff said about Burt's Bees, this agless skin firming is not gonna take overnight to firm my eye-lines. Although this product doesn't make the cut to Vogue UK's top 10 eye-creme chart, i'll try this one out! :P

1 comment:

  1. Dear Shinta,

    I stumbled upon your blog during my google search for burt's bees. Glad to know other Indonesian who loves and uses it. :) I have been using it for the past 7 years. Always asking a friend from US to send it, or buying it in Sephora while in Singapore. I have never ordered it online though. Looks like yours is being shipped from Singapore. I'd love to do that. Any advice? What is the site that offers the online shipping to Jakarta? Would you mind emailing me the info? My email is
    Your help would be deeply appreciated. :)

    PS: Glad to discover your blog. Besides burt's bees, I also find similarities in music we like and events we attend to. Might have crossed our path during the last soundshine events? :)


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