Stephanie D. (Quezon City)

Hi!

I’ve been using your soaps for about a year now and just wanted to say thank you for making 100% NATURAL soaps.  Especially and particularly the Castile soap (Olive Beauty) is excellent and I won’t use anything else now for washing my face with. When I travel I make sure to bring a small piece with me.

My face has oily, sensitive, blemished skin with enlarged pores and the occasional breakouts and since I’m in my late 20’s I’m developing fine lines and wrinkles here and there. In my teens and early 20’s my biggest problems were acne and extreme oiliness. I’ve tried almost all of the cleansing stuff you can get at the grocery/drugstore/supermarket: neko, neutrogena, pond’s, tea tree oil bar from thebodyshop, dove beauty bar, clearasil, cetaphil, celeteque… I even tried those ‘tawas‘ astringents when I was younger and even perla which is highly recommended by an aunt who I would say is relatively au courant and fashionable. I may have forgotten to mention a few others. I’ve been to the derma, too. Nothing really satisfied me obviously, so I kept looking and trying out different things on my face in order to find the ultimate solution for my skin problems.

A couple years ago I went the organic route, tried out some face washes, soaps and knew that I was very close to my goal but not quite there yet.

Then I found out about your all-natural handmade soaps and decided to give it a try. When I tried your Castile soap (which is Olive Beauty) I knew right away that it was the one I’ve been looking for. For one thing it’s so gentle! It does not irritate nor dry out my skin and cause any itching while leaving my skin nice and clean and moist without the heavy, sticky feeling. Plus, it alleviates my acne flare ups by minimizing inflammation helping to heal them quickly. I also appreciate the mild exfoliation effect like what I think you call micropeeling but without the tingly, irritated feeling and inflammation.

Other than that I also love your 100% natural Butter Melt bar which I use for my body where I have very dry skin. I love that it cleans and moisturizes at the same time but again without the heavy, sticky feeling. I hardly need lotion anymore!

Once again I am thrilled to say thank you, and please do continue making these 100% natural, quality soaps.

 

Hi again Ms. Darlene,

…It’s been a while since I wrote you about my favorite products from ByNature. Here I find myself writing you again after a great deal of procrastinating hehe.

I love your Soft ‘N Supple Oil Over! Let me enumerate why:

  1. It absorbs nicely and leaves my skin with a natural and subtle radiant glow. I know for a fact that regular lotions don’t give this effect naturally and employ ‘light reflecting particles’. In fact it may very well be a dupe for Prtty Peaushun (note: it’s really spelled that way) but without the tint and the mica.
  2. It’s not heavy at all. (At least not like regular lotions which I’ve sworn off).
  3. It doesn’t have an overpowering scent and that’s the way clean and green ought to smell like, IMO, and not cloying like some ‘organic’ brands that actually put fragrance in their products (-Yuck!). The scent is slightly nutty and minty and for me it’s very yummy and relaxing at the same time.
  4. It doesn’t aggravate my KP (keratosis pilaris) like regular lotions.

My final word on this: I don’t want to run out of this! Haha.

Thanks again for following your passion and making such an excellent line of clean and green products.