Due to my slight obsession with organic and natural beauty products I had some basic knowledge on the benefits of soy when it comes to skincare – it can be a skin brightening agent and is biologically an anti-inflammatory, making it anti-aging by nature, but I hadn’t tried any soy based products on my skin until I got a chance to meet Melani Chong, the stunning former Ford Model who founded Soya Boutique. I was so transfixed by her beauty and flawless skin, I was more than willing to try out anything she suggested I use in hope my skin would look even half as good as hers…but let’s be honest, a percentage of this has to be due to her amazing genetics.
I will be the first to admit, I use a myriad of products from different brands on my skin and usually interchange products as needed based on seasonal and weather changes so I am always happy to try out new things to see if it will compliment the rest of the products in my beauty arsenal. I have been religiously using Soya Boutique products over the last 4-6 weeks, which is the usual time frame I give my skin to get fully adjusted to new products and loved some of them so much they will have a permanent spot in my beauty/skincare regime. Here is the run-down on my 3 faves:
CAYMAN SUGAR SCRUB
Exfoliating is something I’ve always been fond of…I mean’s what could be better than sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal polished and glowing skin?! The scent of the Cayman Sugar Scrub is sublime, do not be surprised is the smell tempts you to eat it. Enriched with organic ingredients, you probably could, but I am not suggesting you ingest this at home. Love that it’s strong enough to brighten dull, lackluster skin but safe enough to use on both the body and the face.
My skin changes dramatically from season to season and during the summer heat I loved using this Anti-Aging Moisturizer (and yes, I am starting to accept the fact that I am at the age where I need to use anti-aging products). It penetrated into my skin quickly and left my face moisturized all day without making my skin oily during the heatwaves. Another great smelling product in the Soya Beauty range which helped to improve the texture of my skin in just one month. Only downfall to this product, I don’t think it is heavy enough to protect my skin, which becomes extra dry in cold temps, during the winter months.
TEAR-FREE FOAMING CLEANSER
It’s labeled tear-free and gentle, so one may think it doesn’t have enough girth to effectively remove make-up but surprisingly the Tear-Free Foaming Cleanser does and with Mandarin and Green Tea ingredients, it’s even gentle enough to use on a baby. My face always feels super clean and hydrated after using it.
*Disclaimer: As all the products are soy based, do not use if you are allergic to soy. For more information on Soya Beauty or to order their products, head to www.soyaboutique.com.