In my ongoing yet choppy quest to go organic without completely breaking the bank, I have come to know a true friend in Human Heart Nature (or to me, just Human Nature). The brand is proudly Filipino, pro-poor and pro-environment, its slogan already strumming the right chord on my social conscience. Add the fact that the products are affordable, organic, and effective, well then I am sold. The following are my tried and tested favorites:
1. Sunflower Oil – I suppose it is Sunflower Oil to Human Nature as it is Emu Oil to Venus and Mars. Dubbed as delivering over 20 miracles in one bottle, this special little thing is jam-packed with superstars vitamins A, D and E. Since it is oil, a little bit goes a long way. Personally, it’s great for the chapped bits of skin, i.e. elbow crooks, lip corners, around the nose, and even as lightener for eye bags and pimple marks. It offers a long list of skin benefits, for your perusal at your leisure here.
2. Natural Moisturizing Day Fluid – For many years, my dermatologist’s moisturizer formula has worked for me. But in recent years I’ve been trying to find an organic replacement. For one, the thing does not have an inci list, and for another, whenever I ask my derma what it is made of, I always get an iffy answer. Scary. Thank Mother Earth for Human Nature’s Day Fluid. The formula is lightweight, completely non greasy, and moisturizes like a pro. The dark dry patches around my lips and nose are gone, thanks to this baby and its 15 vitamins and minerals. As my wise younger sis said, “one of them is bound to work.”
3. Natural Moisturizing Night Fluid with Plant Collagen – A few weeks after my skin has accepted the Day Fluid, I braved the purchase of its tandem, the Night Fluid. I did not read enough on Plant Collagen and I am feeling quite lazy to do so to be honest. But the fact that I have been waking up to softer skin no thanks to harsh chemicals is good enough for me.
4. Natural Feminine Wash – Yeah, I went there. Any woman knows the perils of being a woman. And this product gently answers all concerns without that strong nauseating chemical smell of most feminine wash formulas. Get the Chamomile Cool formula for an interesting change.
Other likes: All Natural Spray Sanitizer, Natural Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner, 100% Natural Premium Deodorant
Iffy products: Human Nature Makeup
One Christmas, I looted the Human Nature kiosk in Glorietta and inside Beauty Bar as gifts for my colleagues. Though I am sure the bath goodies won’t do anyone anything but good, the compact powder and lipstick were major letdowns. I gave my baby sis the compact powder to be her first makeup of sorts, and the thing cracked before she can even manage a dent on the pan. The lipstick was all sorts of cakey and gross and completely un-spreadable. I was sad to throw both away and kinda embarrassed for giving them as presents too. That was about 2 years ago and I hope the organic mavens behind the brand have upped the formula already. Though honestly, I am still afraid to try again. Sorry. Still a fan though!
Photos and product descriptions from Human Nature’s official website. Products are available in Beauty Bar and Sesou outlets in major department stores (Trinoma, Glorietta, Greenbelt), and through your friendly direct dealers. Also available through their website for both local and international shipping!