Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | No Comments
I had tried out Ishizawa’s Double Collagen Ball with Royal Jelly and thought it was a nice change of things instead of using bath salts. It is a tad bit pricey, but this is perfect for using once in a while as a “special” beauty treatment.
I liked that this collagen ball had a very delicate scent, but was a little disappointed that it was not as moisturizing as I had hoped. I did not think it would be incredible with skin softening, but just expected a little more than what I experienced.
Use as a collagen pack on a cleansed body by taking some collagen out of the package and spreading it on your body. Soak yourself in a hot bath OR use as a cooling beauty treatment by refrigerating the collagen ball for 2 hours. When it becomes jelly-like, it is ready to use. Spread out the collagen on your body and soak yourself in a hot bath.
I ended up using it at room temperature and think I will try to refrigerate it next time. I will probably try a different version of this collagen ball to mix things up!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | No Comments
Yesterday I finally had the chance to try out Bison’s Bakkantou 7 Spice Hot Bath Salt (爆汗湯 京七味流). This bath salt helps promote good blood circulation, skin tightening, and has a bit of a moisturizing effect.
The 7 Spices that are in this bath salt are:
- Capsaicin Extract (pepper)
- Ginger Extract
- Zanthoxylium Extract (plant)
- Citrus Unshiu Extract
- Pomelo Extract (citrus)
- Blue Perilla Extract (herb)
- Sesame Oil Extract
It also has germanium and hot spring minerals.
As soon as the salt touches the water, you can hear it crackle and fizz. It has a punchy floral smell, but I would not consider it to be an overwhelming scent. Once you add to water, it turns your bath to a cheerful orange color – was afraid it might make it red which would not had been appealing to me.
I did not really feel much of a difference between other bath salts I have used compared to this one – aside from the ingredients. I thought maybe the spices would cause a tingly feeling to my skin, but there was none. I also would not say the spices made me “sweat” more than any other bath salt. I do not think I would buy again, but it was fun to try.