♫ One Direction - One Thing
“I talk with the herbs and they respond to me with their secrets.”
"What's that about?", you must be wondering. Well, today I'll be sharing with you my experience with Gamila Secret's Orginal Cleansing Bar (mini), which I've been using every day for the past 28 days.
Gamila Hiar's devotion to make nourishing skin care products started at the age of 20, when she sacrificed a few hours of sleep each night to make soap after her daily chores. She was inspired by her father, an expert on plants and an authority on medical herbs. Within a few years, Gamila Hiar discovered her talent to mix the right herbs and cook them in a specific order to create a substance with a nourishing effect. After more than 40 years, Gamila Hiar developed a secret recipe formula based on her wisdom of nature: Gamila Secret. (Excerpt from Gamila Secret website)
Today, the Gamila Secret cleansing bar is still prepared and packaged by hand in Galilee. It is a cocktail of no less than fifteen handpicked active wild herbs, born in a base of shea butter and six pure vegetable oils, including 80% first cold pressed olive oil. The process of controlled cooking, with ingredients being added at different moments to accomplish the best result, is the real secret.
|Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar Mini|
|Click for larger image of ingredients list|
Now on to the real test! Here's a pic before I started using the cleansing bar, 4 weeks ago. I generally have pretty good skin, with just some dry patches due to air conditioning and the occasional zit from stress.
|OMG The dreaded pimple breakout!|
|Yay! No more pimples, and clearer skin too! (＾▽＾)|
Here are the "after" photos from today (Sunday), just after my morning wash-up routine.
What do you think? Does my skin look clearer now? I think it does, and I can definitely feel an improvement in my skin texture and condition. However, sometimes after washing up, I still feel that my cheeks are slightly dry (probably due to constant A/C exposure), so I have to apply some moisturizer to ease the dryness.
Overall, this is indeed an amazing product, especially for those with problem skin (face, body, arms, legs) or those looking for an all-natural product to care for their skin.
Gamila Secret Original Cleansing Bar Mini (30g) - RM66
Gamila Secret Original Cleansing Bar (115g) full size - RM119
Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar and other products can be purchased from Parkson Sunway Pyramid or online at the Gamila Secret Malaysia website. For more info, you can visit the Gamila Secret Malaysia Facebook page.
✓ Pros: One full-sized bar can be used for a long time (the mini can be used for at least 5-6 weeks, made from natural ingredients (no artificial perfumes, preservatives, or colourings), suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin (even babies!), multi-purpose (facial cleanser, mask, body soap, bath soak, shaving emulsion), lovely soothing scent, available in a variety of scents/functions.
✗ Cons: Price is quite expensive, not convenient for travelling, must be used at least 4 weeks continuously for best results, storage can be a hassle as it turns into sticky jelly-like emulsion upon contact with water.
*This item was provided for review purposes without financial compensation. All views and opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.