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Blogmas - [Memebox] Primary Raw Do You Original Soy Milk Facial Cream + DIY Soy Candle*

18 December 2014
When my last Memebox for review was delivered I thought it contained two boxes as the package was similar to those that held two Memeboxes but when I opened it up I was greeted with a stand alone moisturiser to review and a bonus DIY soy candle to have a play with, you guys know how keen I am on Korean moisturisers and candles in general so you can probably imagine I squealed like a little girl when I opened that box.

This review is going to focus mostly on the Moisturiser with a little added bonus Jonas of the DIY candle.

The Primary Raw Do You Original Soy Milk Facial Cream* comes gorgeously packaged, the presentation of the product seems to be just as important as the actual product, Primary Raw promote the use of natural ingredients in their products and their packaging really feels like they are trying to convey that fact from the get go, the face cream comes in a little cloth bag and inside it's kept safe by a cardboard box.

Inside the box the face cream is again portraying a natural product, instead of printing stuff all over the jar Primary Raw has opted to go with very simple packaging and use recyclable paper covers to label the product, they encourage the re-use of the jar once it's empty so the minimal permanent printing on the packaging is really nice, I've already got plans to use this as a bobby pin holder once the jar is empty.

Since most Korean creams come in jars (it's a cultural thing) it's very common to receive a small spoon with products like this, Korean skin care brands promote using a product up quickly because they do use a lot of natural ingredients which generally have a short life after opening (usually 3-6 months) so being in a jar isn't a huge deal and it no longer bothers me when I know that the product needs to be used up fairly quickly anyway, when a spoon is included I feel like the companies are not only listening to their demographic who prefer jar packaging over tubes but they also give a shit about hygiene. 

I've been using this cream consistently for quite a while now, I tried it for both day and night use and after a few days I decided it was best used as a night cream at this time of year because I get quite oily and sweaty but it would be suitable for day use during the winter or dry skin types and I still do use this during the day when I'm skipping makeup and just want a good hydrating cream that won't look shiny. 

It is a gel cream hybrid with a medium consistency and a wonderful stringiness to it which could possibly be from the snail secretion filtrate, all I know is all the stringy face creams I've used have been so damn awesome.

 The product contains some really nice ingredients like the snail secretion filtrate along with soymilk ferment filtrate, soybean extract and algae extract among other things.

It has a light scent of geraniums, absorbs in to the skin well, prevents and repairs pigmentation and makes my skin feel so baby soft.

I've really fallen in love with this cream and I have to commend Primary Raw on not only the product but also the packaging, from start to finish it feels like a quality product from a company that cares.

Now on to the fun part...

The Primary Raw DIY Soy Candle* kit comes with everything you need to make your own candle, you get a Primary Raw glass jar, Eco Soy Way, Do You Blossom oil (ylang-ylang, neroli & rose) and the wick.

The first step is to melt your wax, I went ahead and put the wax pot in a bowl of just boiled water, bad mistake as the cardboard container it was in started to break down.. Now you would think that someone who can string a sentence together would have worked that out before trying that method but no, sometimes I wonder how I've made it through 30 years on this planet.

I finally worked out that it would be smart to place the wax in a heat proof bowl and melt the wax over a pot of boiling water. 

I am so smart, I am so smart, S.M.R.T.

Before pouring my wax in I popped the contents of my oil bottle in the jar and carefully poured the melted wax in, after giving it a really good stir with a wooden skewer it was ready for the wick.

 I attached my wick to a blackhead extractor with a paperclip (because I'm classy!) so that it would be held upright while the wax set.

After about 30 minutes my new candle looked like it was set so I started to remove my little wick straightening contraption but alas! It was not set and I cracked my perfect smooth top.

Finally after an hour the wax was fully set so I snipped my wick and lit it, initially I wan't overly impressed with the scent, it didn't seems very strong and I was sitting right next to it. It wasn't until I left my room and came back in that I could smell how strong it really was, I think because I had been around the scent since opening the little oil bottle my nose had become use to it.

I loved this little DIY set, it's like arts and crafts for big kids and I'm seriously embracing the big kid stuff at the moment!

What do you think of stringy moisturiser and DIY candle kits?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

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