Brand Overview: Rooki Beauty

Using superfoods and japanese extraction techniques and modern delivery systems, Rooki Beauty capitalizes on fruits and veggies’ antioxidants, vitamins, and phytonutrients on their skincare products that promise glowing and healthy skin. Their products are also cruelty-free and are made without artificial fragrances, mineral oils, parabens, phthalates, PEGs, and coal tire dyes.

The Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops (₱2,239/$44) aims to remove dirt and impurities while nourishing the skin using honey, chia seeds, uji matcha, cape jasmine fruit, and lactic acid. A little, and I mean a small dot, can go so far with this. I once dispensed a penny-sized amount and it foamed so much. I didn’t mind, though, because it made my face feel like it’s in inside a cloud. It rinses easily and left my skin feeling deeply cleansed and smooth without the filmy residue. I like this on my oily skin.

A moisturizing mask, the Green Pulp Paste Masque (₱2,429/$47) uses the brand’s Green Pulp Paste™, a blend of plant complexes (carrots, tomatoes, matcha, kale, and soybeans) to fight free radicals for a brighter and plumper skin. It looks like a green gel right out of the tube but applies white on the skin. Because of the creamy texture, I like applying this with my fingers. It feels warm on the skin, not tightening at all. I let it stay on my face for about 10 minutes and noticed that it somehow sinks into my skin and dries clear while still feeling creamy. It so easy to rinse, only a couple of splashes will do to completely remove it. It leaves my face feel so soft and balanced. This is my favorite product out of the bunch and I have already incorporated it in my weekly mask collection. I use this in the middle of the week to help balance my skin to keep it from looking dull.

The Superfood Saviour Crème (₱2,999/$58) uses kale, lingonberries, and chia seeds together with their 3-in-1 moisture system (hyaluronic acid, squalene, and coq10) to regenerate, firm, and moisturize the skin. Its consistency is heavier than most of the moisturizers I usually go for, denser too. It has some weight to it and has a slight rubbery grip to the skin. It dries well but leaves a bit of a tacky finish. It leaves the skin looking plump and feeling bouncy though. For my oily skin, this is best used at night. I usually reach for this when I am doing a short routine or when I’m having a good skin day and just want to pack on antioxidants.

New brands are tricky – I’m excited to try them but of course, there can be repercussions. I am pleasantly surprised with how Rooki Beauty’s products, especially the Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops and Green Pulp Paste Masque, worked so well with my skin and have provided me with balanced and healthy-looking skin. Honestly, glad to get the opportunity to try their first batch of products and I can’t wait to see what they do next.

The Rooki Beauty Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops, Green Pulp Paste Masque, and Superfood Saviour Crème were provided by @rookibeauty. Available at rookibeauty.co

Skincare Review: Bliss Mint Chip Mania, Mighty Marshmallow, and In The Honey

Been playing around with these Bliss masks for a couple of weeks now and I’m having fun!

So, confession first. I love love, LOVE mint everything. It’s no surprise that I would love the Mint Chip Mania ($15).

Opening the tub is just heaven for me because it smells like everything I dreamed it would. This mask promises to hydrate, soothe, and calm with shea butter, aloe vera, peppermint leaf extract, and bentonite. It has tiny bits that still feels gentle on the skin. This is good for days where you need to relax and if you are in the mood for some mild exfoliation. It feels creamy and hydrating as well and smelling mint as it dries is everything for me.

A vegan whipped mask, the Mighty Marshmallow ($15) aims to brighten and hydrate the skin using marshmallow root extract, vitamin c, olive leaf extract, oils of lime, lemon, pine, and eucalyptus, and zinc PCA.

This is creamier than Mint Chip Mania, which I didn’t mind. I love how nourishing it feels on my skin even as it dries. It does provide instant brightening but I would have to use this more to see its effects on discoloration. I have used this in the middle of the week to counter dull skin and it has proven itself on that part, though.

A first moisturizing mask for me, the In the Honey ($15) claims to moisturize, hydrate, soften, and smooth the skin with acacia honey, honey extract, propolis extract, squalene, cocoa seed extract, and lavender oil.

This mask honestly surprised me. It applies like a jelly sleeping mask and doesn’t completely dry. I thought it would be difficult to remove and it would leave a film on the skin but it did none of those things. After rinsing and drying my face, I would only feel plump, soft, and smooth skin. Like I just applied a lightweight moisturizer. There is no tackiness, no oiliness, and no residue. It’s amazing.

Honestly, I have yet to try a bad Bliss product. For the price and the result, all these masks work feel gentle on the skin and work as promised. The Mint Chip Mania can work to detoxify even dry and normal skin while In The Honey, despite the term moisturizing calling those with dry skin, can work even for those with oily skin.

These products are also cruelty-free and are made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, DMDM hydantoin, urea, petrolatum, mineral oil, formaldehyde, and DEA/TEA/MEA/ETA.

The Bliss Mint Chip Mania, Mighty Marshmallow, and In The Honey were provided by @bliss. Available at blissworld.com