Hi friends! This blog post was a long time coming. Today I am talking about my wonderful experience with Coast Sydney Botanicals products and how they have fared on my (oily and acne-prone) skin. I was introduced to CSB products last year (November); and since then, they have become a regular part of my skincare regime.
Before I begin, let me introduce you to this wonderful brand:
Coast Sydney Botanicals is an Australian natural skincare and organic perfume brand launched in 2016. Wei Tham, the beautiful and humble founder of this beautiful skincare brand, suffered from a severe case of dermatitis. After extensive research to find a cure to her skin condition, she learnt the amazing benefits of natural ingredients, plant extracts, and pure oils. (Check out my interview with Wei by clicking here.)
At Coast Sydney Botanicals – formulations, ingredients, oils, plant extracts, and herbs are carefully and considerately combined to create an ethically sourced skincare range that is toxin-free and completely vegan. Each formula is handcrafted in Sydney with love and attention to detail.”
Tangerine Love Cleansing Oil
By far, one of the best cleansing oils I have used and my favorite product from Coast Sydney Botanicals range is the Tangerine Love. Not only do I love the subtle and delicate aroma of this cleansing oil, I’m absolutely amazed by how effortlessly it removes all the makeup, dirt, and grime from my face. It doesn’t sting my eyes one bit and leaves my skin feeling gorgeously soft and smooth.
What’s backing this wonderful cleansing oil? Tangerine Love contains a specially formulated blend of Camellia Oil, Jojoba and French Plum Kernel Oil with Castor oil. And the beautiful notes of its fragrance can be contributed to the original blend of citrusy essential oils of Tangerine, Neroli and Sweet Orange. Absolutely beautiful!
Fresh Waters, Renew Face Serum Oil
This strikingly bright orange colored serum oil contains a unique blend of Rosehip Seed Oil CO2, Sea buckthorn CO2 and a beauty blend of Rose Geranium, Frankincense, Carrot Seed oil and Immortelle oil.
This oil is pretty lightweight and absorbs magically into my skin. No greasy or sticky feeling! I really like how hydrating and nourishing it feels on my skin. I also love its subtle fragrance that lingers for some time; but is so uniquely balanced that it doesn’t feel overpowering at all. Though this serum oil is specifically targeted for mature skin, it didn’t feel heavy on my oily skin.
Plum Love: French Plum Seed Oil
PLUM LOVE is a 100% pure French plum seed oil. I had no prior experience of using pure French plum seed oil; so I wasn’t quite sure of this product. But I have to say this is the most underrated product of the brand. My skin loved this face oil during the winters; it gave a subtle glow to my face; and blended beautifully with my aloe-based serums and face masks. I think this oil would be quite suitable for dry and combination skin types.
Nephelium Collection is one of the most popular skincare range of CSB. What’s so special about this collection? Nephelium is harvested from the rambutan fruit via a careful Sub-critical Water Extraction method (SWEX) resulting in high performance extracts. The extract is then clinically tested against fine lines and wrinkles – the results yield visible smoothing and tightening of the skin after just 28 days of use (at 2% concentration). CSB ingeniously combines Nephelium with several other active botanical nutrients. These synergies elevate Nephelium’s natural power to give you real results.
Nephelium Resurface 3 Gentle Exfoliating Moisturizer
This lotion consistency pale pink hued moisturizer has one of the most unique blend of ingredients I have come across. This active serum contains active anti-aging and anti-glycation nutrients from patented Nepheline botanical extract combined with Aloe Vera, Fermented Papaya extract, Cherry Blossom extract and Hyaluronic acid, working in synergy.
What I love about this moisturizer – it’s definitely quite moisturizing and nourishing; and on my oily acne-prone skin just one pump is all that’s needed. My skin felt plump, healthy and nicely moisturized.
Nephelium Hydrate 4 Sleeping Mask
With a gel like texture, this serum combines the benefits of anti-aging and anti-glycation nutrients from patented Nepheline botanical extract; and Aloe Vera, Blueberry, Acai Berry, White Orchid Milk and Hyaluronic acid.
Though the name suggests it to be a sleeping mask, this serum is more like a moisturizer. What I particularly like about this product (and even other Nephelium products for that matter) is that though Hyaluronic acid is one of the constant ingredients in most of the Nephelium range of products, they don’t feel sticky to my skin (which has been my prior experience with HA products). I love how this serum offers a plump and healthy look to the skin; and despite its gel sort of texture, this serum is pretty moisturizing.
MY LATEST CSB ADDITIONS
Clear Skies: Purify Facial Serum
A unique blend of Blue Tansy, Juniper Berry essential oil blend in a base of organic grapeseed oil and jojoba oil; this blue colored serum is one of the most gorgeous looking skincare products I have ever used. With powerful ingredients solely targeted for treating and soothing acne-prone and blemish prone skin types; this serum surely looks quite promising.
Apart from its stunning color (yeah, I have a thing for blue colored skincare products…;)), this serum also offers an olfactory treat. Like most of the oils, I have tried from CSB, this one falls under the lightweight facial oils. I haven’t used Clear Skies serum much to offer a detailed review here; but it definitely felt very calming and soothing to my skin. And with the list of amazing ingredients this serum is made up of, I surely anticipate it to soon attain the status of one of my favorite facial oils.
Nephelium Strengthen 2 Soothing Balancing Moisturizer
This light green colored lotion consistency serum, designed specifically for acne-prone skin type, was on my radar for a long time. This serum contains active anti-aging and anti-glycation nutrients from patented Nepheline botanical extract and combines the active nutrients of Green Tea, Rice Protein, Vitamin B3, working in synergy.
What’s particularly fascinating about this product? The nutrients are a combination of western and eastern medicinal herb; some that has been used for centuries such as Green Tea, a well-known medicinal herb used in Chinese therapeutic treatments to relief dry inflamed, red skin. Rice has also been used for centuries in Japanese beauty treatment as it is rich in vitamins and nutrients.
Again, I haven’t used this product for long to share a detailed opinion here; but I definitely love how this serum instantly calms down the redness on my face and feels so soothing on my skin.
Have you tried Coast Sydney Botanicals?