I recently re-joined Miessence, the world’s first extensive range of internationally certified organic products for skin, hair, body, cosmetic, oral and nutrition. There are many reasons why I choose Miessence over other brands out there.
Most of us choose skincare items based on a variety of reasons – brand, price, effectiveness (real or perceived), reviews by others, ingredients, etc. Just like some people like to eat ice cream, while others prefer yogurt. Some love roses, while others love lavender. Variety makes the world more interesting, doesn’t it?
Now, let me share with you some of my reasons for choosing Miessence.
Obviously, this is my main reason. Like most people, I hope to live happily and healthily. Fortunately, I now love veggies and fruits. Never smoke nor drink alcohol, and I rarely eat red meat. I want to live well and healthy beyond 70 years of age – much like my maternal grandfather (who didn’t eat meat & love to eat fish) and my paternal uncle (who chained-smoke daily but loved veggies and fish). Hopefully, I would be able to actively play with my grandkids when they grace my life with their presence.
In terms of skincare, I also believe that our skin would benefit from healthier ingredients, just like our body. So, when presented with a choice between these products:
#1 – Conventional Synthetic Body Wash : Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Isethionate, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate;
#2 – Miessence Sunflower Body Wash : certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, coco glucoside, certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, certified organic citrus dulcis (sweet orange) essential oil, certified organic citrus limonum (lemon) essential oil, certified organic citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, citric acid, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) fruit extract;
I would choose #2, of course.
I choose Miessence over other brands because it has a wonderful range of certified organic products featuring amazing ingredients like the above Sunflower Body Wash.
Miessence Products Work!
This is of utmost importance, of course. Though the degree of effectiveness may vary between individuals, most users have left positive feedbacks. There are many glowing testimonials which are too many to share here (perhaps in my ext posts). Suffice to say that many of its customers have been with Miessence since the beginning.
I guess because the products uses botanicals, plants and/or seeds, naturally our skin and body will react to them better. And there are many more awesome testimonials for each product. Most products also serve multiple purposes.
Safety and Absorption of Chemicals
I believe that some of what we put onto our skin, has the potential to penetrate our skin layers and into our bloodstream. Just look at the nicotine patch! Although there are conflicting arguments on the rate of absorption of substances into our skin, I’d recommend being safe than sorry. Especially in the case of babies and kids.
I read in an article that:
“According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, 81 percent of babies were found to have high levels of phthalates in their systems after using shampoo, lotion and powder.”
Take a look at this infographics:
Consider Phthalates, for example. It poses many horrifying health risks and we’re exposing ourselves and our family to it and numerous other potentially hazardous chemicals daily (please read this article). It’s in our food, in almost all plastic materials, in our cosmetics, skincare, etc. So why not try to minimize the risk, especially if we can?
Miessence products are safe and you can verify the safety of each ingredient at the EWG database.
I am not saying that all chemicals are bad. Sometimes, we can’t help it, especially when we have concerns that can’t be addressed using natural products alone. And there are beauty skin care brands that are loved and trusted by millions of women for generations. All I am saying is that we must be careful and always read the labels.
There are thousands (or more) natural or organic products in the market today. But how many are actually certified Organic with a third party independent body? Just like halal restaurants – there are many in the world, but how many are actually certified ‘halal’ by a trusted body?
No organic ingredient enters Miessence production process before it has been officially certified organic and no product leaves Miessence warehouse without it passing the multi-faceted quality control tests.
Miessence products are clearly labelled and certified. They fall into one of the following three organic categories:
- Certified Organic (food grade) : contain more than 95% certified organic ingredients (absolutely no GMOs or synthetic chemicals). Bear the logo of ACO logo (Australian Certified Organic), ACO/IFOAM logo (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) and/or USDA logo (United States Department of Agriculture)
- Certified Organic (cosmetic) : contain more than 70% certified organic ingredients. The remaining percentage must be naturally produced plant or mineral products with strict processing criteria, (e.g. absolutely no GMOs or synthetic chemicals) or products of green chemistry. These products bear the Organic Cosmetic xx% logo.
- Made With Certified Organic Ingredients – Registered Products : mineral-based products with a small percentage of organic ingredients. These are non-agricultural substances (e.g., clay, bicarb soda, minerals), that are subject to strict processing criteria (e.g. absolutely no GMOs or synthetic chemicals). These products otherwise are natural, conform to the general stipulations of the organic standards of the world and are deemed the “best in their class”.
You can check here for more detailed info on Miessence Certification and also view copies of their certificates.
Miessence products are delivered directly to you fresh, shortly after being made, in a unique cold formulation to ensure fully potent living active ingredients. Have a look at the freshness indicator here:
As you can see, Miessence products have a shorter shelf life than most commercial products. It is best to use them immediately, while fresh. This proves that the products are really handcrafted, free from synthetic chemicals and preservatives. Wonderful, right?
This is a bonus. A customer may choose to become a Lifestyle Member or an Independent Representative. Among the benefits are discounts (up to 40%) and eligible to free shipping and Mi-Reward points. Since I like discounts, and I already have a website/blog, I decided to become an Independent Representative as well.
Please feel free to view my Miessence website here. All independent reps of Miessence have this – foc.
I’m not a health junkie, I don’t have the discipline for it. I exercise when I can and I do enjoy the occasional ice cream, junk food and fatty foods. I also drink coffee, coke and other fizzy drinks once in a while. But I had a health scare a few years ago which forced me to review my lifestyle. It made me more conscious about the choices I make such as the food that I consume and the skincare products that I use.
And I realised that there are many things that I can live without, even though I previously depended on them. For example, I found that I can work without caffeine since I’ve started drinking Tea Bird Tea. I also believe that it is possible to care for my skin without synthetic chemicals. I find that when I make healthier choices, I feel better – though it is not easy.
If you feel that you would like to explore healthier choices, please feel free to contact me. Let’s learn to live a healthier life together.