11 February 2009


I'm a little bit obsessed with keeping my skin baby-butt smooth. Thanks to genes, I was born with dry skin (except for my face, which happens to be an oil mine - but that's another post). I usually slather on highly moisturizing lotions, and exfoliate twice a week. I've tried different scrubs in the past, but nothing beats this little jar of wonder. You may say that for now, it is my holy grail of body scrubs.

Meet, DS Organics Moringa Coffee Salt Scrub!

DS Organics is this little company whose entire line of products are made with Moringa. Moringa oleifera L. or Malunggay in Tagalog, is deemed to be a miracle tree.

On to the scrub. Here is the product blurb on their website:

The Moringa-Coffee Salt Scrub
To effectively detoxify and exfoliate your skin, we bring you the combination of two ingredients that solves these processes: Coffee and Moringa.

Coffee itself is proven effective in exfoliating that removes dead and stubborn skin, and detoxifies by removing the toxins set in your pores. Moringa Oil lets in Vitamins A, B, C, and E in your skin to furnish it with all of the nutrients it needs. A plus you can enjoy is its chocolatey-scent. This can help you combat skin stress, fluid retention, slows skin aging, and it calms the nervous system. By using the Moringa-Coffee Salt Scrub ritually, you can lessen signs of cellulite.

Stand under warm shower for a few minutes before scooping a small amount of the scrub into hands. Then scrub by working your way up your body in circular motion before rinsing. There is no need to soap after.

The elements of Moringa Oil, Epsom Salt, Organic Baraco Coffee, Oatmeal, Sunflower Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Orange Oil, and Vitamin E inside the Moringa-Coffee Salt Scrub will provide you all of the detoxification and exfoliation you need that you can even create your own mini-spa at home!
The ingredients are
Epsom Salt, Barako Coffee, Oatmeal, Sunflower oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Orange Oil, Vit. E, and yes, Moringa seeds. It sells for Php 150 (roughly $3) for 100 grams - although in their site, it says Php200 for 150 grams. Heh, go figure.

Here's what it looks like outside the jar.

Er, yeah, it does look like soil doesn't it? But does it live up to the blurb? It sure does! It smells like dark chocolate, which is a huge plus, and my skin feels smooth and lovely after a scrub down, and yes, it does reduce the unsightly leg fiend that is cellulite after some use.

Now that's not the only thing why I love this product. It's Filipino made (love your own as they say) and it's organic!

If you live in the Philippines, you could check them out at DS Pinoy Organic and Herbal Store Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City or at Organic Weekend Market at Legaspi, Makati City . You could also check out their site for more details. :)


  1. was that pic taken with the 50mm lens? lol

  2. ooh love ur pics! u are a DSLR user! i love it

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