At MyTopFace we value unique and handmade products. We believe that products that are produced by hands inhibit and inherit additional properties and positive energy. It’s like having a custom watch or jewelry as it has something magical and special about it.
Santosha is a skincare brand that creates products in limited editions, made by hand in small batches. Santosha literally means “contentment, satisfaction”. What drew our attention to the brand is that Santosha not just using only natural and organic ingredients, but they grow and produce 50% of the ingredients that go inside the products.
Santosha owns a farm in Northern Wisconsin where they grow, refine and handpick ingredients. Each product goes through three rounds of testing before releasing. Depending on the time of the year the product may have a different look or smell, as ingredients change their properties during the year and Santosha doesn’t use any synthetic dyes, but this never affects the quality of the products and only make it’s better. Even the packaging made in-house!
Considering all of the above we couldn’t just pass by and had to get our hands on Santosha skincare! For our test and review, we got three products: Rose Clay + Lavender Beauty Bar, Rosemary + Aloe Purifying Facial Cleanser, Balsam + Green Tea Antioxidant Toner.
Santosha’s beauty bars look like bars of exclusive chocolate or some unusual sweets, the first thought that came into mind was – ‘it looks yummy and must be delicious’. Though we never got to taste it, the test started from Rose Clay + Lavender Beauty Bar. The bar looks like a half white and half milk chocolate bar, the uneven sides make and the stamped logo give a stylish and raw look. One side is a Rose Clay and the other is a blend of essential oils of lavender, palmarosa, sunflower, shea butter, and olive oil.
The beauty bar works really great with dry, mature, and sensitive skin types. The bar becomes very soapy and easy to rub into the skin, leaving a nice gentle touch after use. The skin becomes soft and nurtured, the expert noted -‘I love it. From look to the feeling and to the final result – it’s simple and great!’
Rosemary + Aloe Purifying Facial Cleanser – vitamin-rich, dense facial cleanser made of a blend of plant oils, aloe to nourish the skin, and rosemary to tighten skin pores. The rosemary helps to protect skin cells from damage caused by free radicals, it’s superior disinfectant and has anti-inflammatory properties. The rosemary steam distilled on the farm and after distilling Santosha uses hydrosol as a base of the cleanser. The cleanser has a nice, gentle smell and is formulated for all skin types.
Balsam + Green Tea Antioxidant Toner – this is an antioxidant, ph-balancing, anti-aging spray toner. Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that promote DNA repair and protection from UV rays preventing skin cancer. Additionally, it also has anti-aging properties.
To make a toner Santosha hand forage balsam fir boughs from their farm in Northern Wiscon. After gathering the balsam fir, they steam distill the balsam and utilize the hydrosol. Balsam Fir hydrosol has been said to help people that are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) by boosting their mood and senses.
Apply twice a day in the morning and evening.
MyTopFace hack: In the morning after deep cleaning with Rosemary + Aloe Purifying Facial Cleanser, spray Balsam + Green Tea Antioxidant Toner and follow up with an ice cube to minimize pore and boost collagen before applying your favorite serum or elixir. Don’t forget doing facial monthly – its like work out for your skin.
Our experts liked Santosha products a lot and noted “You can feel the quality and exclusivity of the products while you use them. This is not your usual soap bar or cleanser you get from local pharmacy. Santosha is a really interesting and great skincare brand and we’re looking forward to trying out the rest of the products!