Self Care 101 : A Guide to Glowing Skin with Safi Hydra Glow.

Skin is our largest organ—adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it. Among all the skin that we have on our body, the biggest concern always falls on the face skin as this is the most visible and most exposed part of our body. As we age, the skin on our face is also affected as we gradually lose natural oil, constant exposure to sun damage and decreased cell renewal can lead to dry and rough skin.

How to know if you have dry skin?

Well, you can follow this simple step to identify your skin type. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove all makeup, oil and dirt.  Pat face dry with a soft towel, or any clothes specifically for face and leave skin bare. Don’t apply any moisturizers or serums. Let your skin act naturally. After an hour, look closely and identify the quality of your skin. If it feels itchy and dry, has some flakey patches, then you have dry skin type.

Don’t worry if you have dry skin type – you are not alone; this is quite a common issue specially if you are living in a place where the weather frequently changes. Nevertheless, not drinking enough water or using irritating products on your skin can also result in dehydration of your skin making it dry. For your information, dryness and dehydrated skin are two concern but the solution can be the same which is to lock the moisture in your skin. In this case, you will need to find a range of product that not only help to moisture the skin but also lock the moisture in the skin, and I do have a product that I highly believe will resolve this issue, gradually.

Safi Hydra Glow – 5 Steps To A Glowing Hydrated Skin

SAFI is a leading Halal brand which consists of a unique and comprehensive range of skincare, personal care and toiletry products developed exclusively to meet the needs of modern Muslim women and men. Meeting the requirements of modern women, they have recently launched Safi Hydra Glow that is made from ingredients that focuses on providing moisturization for face skin and at the same time to lock the moisture in the skin.

This range consist of 5 products ; 1) Hydrating Water Drop Moisturizer, 2) Hydrating Toning Essence, 3) Hydrating Water Lock Mist , 4) Hydrating Water Bank Serum & 5) Hydrating Water Cleanser . I have personally tried each one of these products and got to say that I am truly impressed with the end result since the price range is still affordable. The total price of all the mentioned products is less than RM200/USD50. This range is formulated with Hydra Active x3 Technology hence each of the products contains fermented rice extract, vitamin B5 & Hyaluronic Acid.

Fermented Rice Extract is an essential part of ancient Chinese beauty secret. Chinese women are known to use unpolished rice water as daily toner in their beauty regimen. This is because the ingredients found in fermented rice water can help in hydration in which tightening the skin and shrinking open pores on our face. However, fermented rice extract is also used to calm inflamed skin.

These reviews are based on my personal experience and the products might work differently on different people even if the skin type is the same. As for sensitive skin, it is advisable to do a patch test on a small part of your skin to be sure.

  1. Safi’s Hydrating Water Drop Moisturizer.

There are many moisturizers in the market, and it can be tempting to own each of it given every product promises to moisturize and keep your skin hydrated for a natural dewy glow but do they have the essential ingredient to lock the moisture in? The ingredient I am referring to here is “Ceramide” which helps to lock the moisture in the skin. This moisturizer is the only one moisturizer in the market that is under RM50 which comes at a generous size (40g), that contain Ceramide, which reasonable specially if you are looking for budget friendly product that actually works. Thus product also create a barrier to prevent permeability and at the same time protect your epidermis from environmental damage.

As for the texture, it has gel like consistency but when applied on the skin, it gradually transform into water form with every stroke. One thing I realize is that your skin feels smooth right after applying, thanks to the vitamin B5 that has been added into the moisturizer. Another benefit of this moisturizer is it has a cooling effect hence your skin also feels fresh.

For those of you that are not a fan of strong scented beauty products or sensitive to those with fragrance, then this is definitely the one that you need because this moisturizer has mild scent, if you have strong sense of smell, otherwise it is almost unscented.

Product Information

  • 40g
  • RM39.90
  • Comes in square glass bottle, with plastic lit
  • Available at Guardian, Lazada, Shopee, Watsons
  • How to use : Apply evenly onto freshly cleansed face.

2. Safi’s Hydrating Water Bank Serum

This serum is definitely infused with Hyaluronic Acid; as someone who has tried quite a number of hyaluronic acid, Hydrating Water Bank Serum works exactly as promised. Again, what impresses me the most about this serum is it feels like a high-end product but pretty budget friendly, again at barely under RM60 because most of the products out there that contains generous amount of HA is on the pricier side of the spectrum hence would totally recommend this if you are planning to try out serum for your dry skin issue. Just like the moisturizer, this serum also contains Ceramide hence adding this into your skin care routine will boost the hydration process.

As for the texture, it is typically like any other hyaluronic acid serum – thick, gooey substance. It’s clear like water but has a gel-like consistency. This is because the high viscosity of Hyaluronic Acid makes it great for keeping tissues lubricated and moist.

This serum is unscented hence it is suitable for everyone, specially those who are sensitive to strong scents. However, if you like your beauty products to have aromatherapy like scent or floral scent, this serum doesn’t offer that. Nevertheless, it is quite a good serum.

Product Information

  • 30ml
  • RM58.90
  • Comes in normal vial bottle, with dropper
  • Available at Guardian, Lazada, Shopee, Watsons
  • How to use : Drop 2-3 droplets onto face or palm and massage gently until fully absorbed. Best used after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing.

3. Safi’s Hydrating Toning Essence

Toner is one of the essential step in beauty regime for those with dry skin. I never skip this step because toners are state-of-the-art liquid moisturizers that actually enhance skin’s surface, giving it what it needs to look fresher, smoother, and hydrated. Safi’s Hydrating Toning Essence effect is almost as instance as when its applied onto the skin surface. The technology used to formulated this toner ensures that it helps to enhance skin moisture 1.6x immediately after application and actively hydrates the skin up to 48 hours, so you know your skin is well taken care off as you go about your daily activity.

As for the texture, it is quite similar to the texture of the serum, which is quite different for toners. The consistency of the toners that I have used so far is quite similar which is water-like liquid base. It is also a little oily feel to it which I believe to the essential oils added into this toner. Nevertheless, it makes your skin soft after the first application itself.

However, this toner do have some scent to it is blended with oil from Damask rose and geranium oil which is a sweet scented flower but the scent is subtle; it is not over-powering.

Product Information

  • 150g
  • RM37.90
  • Comes in cylinder shape bottle, with circle opening on the top.
  • Available at Guardian, Lazada, Shopee, Watsons
  • How to use : Drop 2-3 droplets onto cotton pad or palm and massage gently until fully absorbed. Best used after cleansing and before serum; moisturizing.

4. Safi’s Hydrating Water Cleanser

Face is the part of our body that exposed to a lot of damage including sun, bacteria, dust, dirt and more that will gradually accumulate on the surface of our skin that will lead to breakouts, dehydration and ageing. Hence, cleansing should be the step that you never skip in your beauty regimen however you need to ensure the cleanser is gentle, mild-fragrance and irritant free. Your cleanser shouldn’t leave your skin feeling sticky or dry after rinsing. Safi’s Hydrating Water Cleanser fits the description above. It is light weight yet a little amount is enough for your whole face. This cleanser is formulated with Anti PM2.5, if you are not aware, the air contains fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which is many times smaller than the pores through which skin breathes. This means that the particles enter our skin, causing inflammation that accelerates the development of age spots and wrinkles. This cleanser helps to help remove and protect skin against both indoor and outdoor pollution particles such as dust, dirt and free radicals.

The texture of this cleanser is gel-like however it is light weighted. I usually squeeze a little on my the top of forefinger and add 2 drops of water, then later across my face. It is soft on your skin, yet you can feel that the cleanser is cleaning your face. The important point to note is this cleanser will not make your face feel tighten up after washing, in fact you can stroke your fingers across your face and you should be able to feel the softness of your skin immediately after application.

This cleanser is unscented hence it is suitable for everyone, specially those who are sensitive to strong scents. However, if you like your beauty products to have aromatherapy like scent or floral scent, this serum doesn’t offer that. Nevertheless, it is quite good invest.

Product Information

  • 125g
  • RM16.90
  • Comes in general face wash tube
  • Available at Guardian, Lazada, Shopee, Watsons
  • How to use : Wash your face, squeeze a little on your hand and lather across your face. Massage gently for 1 minute and wash off.

5. Safi’s Hydrating Water Lock Mist

The purpose of face mist is simple – hydration, hydration and more hydration! Face mist able to deliver a burst of moisture to the top layer of your skin and you only need few sprays on your face. Not only this is an alternative way to hydrate your skin while also locking the moisture in your skin, face mist also acts like a primer that will absorb the goodness of serum and moisturizer, maximizing the effect. Mist your skin, the while it is still damp, apply serum and moisturize to your way to a hydrated skin.

Safi’s Hydra Glow Hydrating Water Lock Mist is light-weighted and refreshing. The water droplets fall on your skin subtlety making it a very therapeutic experience. Your skin feels instantly refreshed and dries quite fast on your skin. Since it is majorly water based, not stains will be left on your cloth.

As for the scent, it is minorly fragranced as this mist contains castor oil and olive oil but it is formulated so to suit those with delicate skin. I find this very helpful if I want to feel refreshed without walking to the bathroom to wash my face. Believe or not, I have this on my desk at all time while working.

Product Information.

  • 75ml
  • RM29.90
  • Comes in cylinder bottle with a transparent cap.
  • Available at Guardian, Lazada, Shopee, Watsons
  • How to use : Spray evenly onto freshly cleansed and moisturized face. Can be applied under or over make, or throughout the day for hydrated, dewy skin.

It is everyone’s dream to have crystal clear skin, however you will not obtain one overnight. It takes dedication and the right product. If you are looking to start a journey towards hydrated skin, I would definitely recommend Safi’s Hydra Glow range; it is good quality and also reasonable priced. If you are reading this in first week of November 2020, you can take advantage of the offer the 11.11 promotion that is going on at the moment.

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