In the last two weeks I have kept a certain product close by as part of my every 2nd day cleanse and I like it very, very much. When I can’t find it I’m completely not at ease and bothered until I recall where I put it, in fact it came with me to the hospital a few days back when I was confined for dengue fever. When I sat on this tube on the bed last week by accident I nearly let out a cuss word, just nearly, because some product had gotten squeezed out but I had enough self-control to rein in my tongue. This Pevonia Botanica Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser has basically replaced my former favorite nutty exfoliating scrub by Jurlique which I didn’t hesitate to call a miracle skin product when it was still available at Greenbelt. To put it simply, if I liked that Jurlique exfoliating product that much to go through 3 tubes in 3 years, I’m not going to pretend to deny that I’m liking this even more. This one by Pevonia Botanica is a milky cleanser with some abrasive granules that polish the skin, kind of like the St. Ives Apricot Scrub but not as thick and pasty, more runny like a cleansing milk with a scrub effect and…I just don’t know how to properly describe it. I already have very clear good skin and just when I thought it couldn’t feel any better or get any softer this came along and changed the game completely. I use it every other day alternately between my St. Ives Olive Cleanser which I use when I don’t need to exfoliate.
KEY INGREDIENTS: Jojoba, Safflower, Chamomile, Horse Chestnut and French Rose.
Some people might find the granules a bit rough, they’re like sea salt but I don’t mind, I just go about scrubbing my face gently and try to use this only every other day. It’s one of those few exfoliating cleansers where even the fluid part is convincing, not just the scrub part. It just leaves my skin immaculately soft and clean. It’s got a mild, fresh, low sillage but clean, beach-y vacation scent (don’t know if that helped any). Basically it’s like you spent the whole day at the beach then took a clean soapy shower after…that combined freshness of having been outside and cleansing yourself is what the fragrance brings to mind…it transports me to Mediterranean terraces or seaside roofdecks. If you haven’t heard about Pevonia Botanica it’s understandable. They’re a luxury Swiss brand range of products locally curated, directly sold, and used on customers by The Spa chain of wellness spas. You can inquire about these products at The Spa in either Alabang, Makati, or BGC Fort, Taguig. Pevonia Botanica can be compared alongside prestigious, botanical, mildness approved skincare brands like Jurlique, Clarins, and even Aesop and when my mom sniffed the sunscreen included in the little skincare pack the Pevonia brand manager sent me Mom quickly said “It smells so nice, it smells like they gave it a lot of thought and research…” What I have is a 1.7oz travel size tube that came with a summer skincare set. The full size of this tube on the website is about 5 oz and costs around Php1350.00 I’m not exactly sure of the price difference between online and at The Spa. I certainly want to ask if I can avail of the full size since I like it a lot. Follow Pevonia Botanica Philippines’ Facebook fanpage and the Pevonia Twitter Account @pevoniaph for more information.