Juara Jasmine Shower Gel & Body Lotion Duo
It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessed with Asian skincare secrets and products since I was a teenager. It was during those formative years that I had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time in Southeast Asia, particularly Bali and Thailand, both places that possess millennia of priceless skincare and beauty secrets.
While the Western hemisphere is just now beginning to get wind of these skincare “secrets,” in truth, those secrets are nothing mystical. Southeast Asian skincare has always focused on using the best of nature to maintain natural beauty. From the naturally hydrating coconut water and coconut milk to healing aloe to the myriad of flower essences, Southeast Asian skincare is all about beauty found in nature.
It’s no stretch that I am head over heels in love with Juara’s Tiare Jasmine Tea Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion combo. Though these are sold separately, I love them as a combination body treatment for maximum benefit.
The Tiare Jasmine Tea Bath & Shower Gel comes in a plastic rectangular bottle and has the hue of actual pure Jasmine tea. It has a somewhat thin consistency with a distinct Jasmine flower scent that instantly brings back memories of frolicking in Bali. With all the stress of daily life, I prize a shower experience that can provide a respite even if for just a few minutes.
The bath and shower gel blends antioxidant-rich white, black and green teas, soothing tired skin that’s been exposed to environmental damage and stresses. It’s also sulfate and paraben free. Used on a bath sponge, the gel foams up lightly and leaves skin slightly moisturized.
Follow your shower or bath (the gel makes for a wonderfully Jasmine-scented bubble bath) with the corresponding Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Lotion, which feels like you’re enveloping your body in Jasmine scented coconut milk without the mess. I’m quite sensitive to strong scents, often developing headaches to overpowering perfumes, which is one of the reasons I’m crazy about this Jasmine Body Lotion. The scent is discernible and lingers delicately on your skin throughout the day without attacking your own nostrils or others’ around you. It has that certain je ne sais quoi that leaves people wondering who it is that smells so lovely but as soon as you’ve walked past, it disappears with you.
Like the shower gel, the body lotion also features triple-tea extracts of White, Green and Black teas, with the addition of plant oils derived from candlenut, rice bran, avocado and illipe butter, all of which combine to hydrate your skin throughout the day. Save yourself the strong perfumes which are inappropriate for work days and opt for this milky body lotion that doubles as moisturizer and perfect scenter.
For those of you unfamiliar with Juara Skincare, I urge you to check them out and see how they integrate Indonesian herbs and botanicals to create a potent line of amazing products at reasonable prices.