Addictives are usually some of the most important ingredients in handmade creams and lotion formulations. It is mostly used for super lightening purposes. They can be in form of ampoules, serums, solutions e.t.c

They perform a wide range of functions which include skin lightening, complexion boosting, complexion unifying, knuckle eraser, stretch marks eraser and so much more. Sometimes you have to use more than one bottle of same brand or different bottles of different brands to get perfect  results. 

It is quite necessary to have a basic knowledge of them as some might cause adverse effects if not used properly. 
The popular ones which are quite favoured by mixologists include kojic acid, glutathione powder, alpha arbutin, licorice extract, vitamin c absorbic acid, Niacinamide, magic kenacol, crude kenacol, nature secret oil,moroccan whitening oil, kojie san oil, magic white oil, rapid white oil and so on..... 
Most whitening/lightening additives are water soluble ingredients and can be added to creams, soaps, scrubs and oils. 


First, dissolve with water by adding drop by drop of water to the additive in a separate bowl, then stir dissolved additive into your cream or lotion
If adding to previously made cream and it's very thick and stiff, you may want to remove from container, place in another bowl, use hand mixer to mix, then transfer back to the container. Often you can simply stir it right into the cream. 
Below, is an example of a recipe which makes perfect use of addictives. 

Take half cup of your base cream and add
Nature secrete face cream- 3 tbsps
Quick clear serum-2 tbsps 
Lavender oil- 2 tsps
Magic Kenacol - 2 tsps
Mix dem together for a perfect blend. For any desired effect, simply add any desired oil of your choice. 

Which addictives are your most preferred and how do you apply them? I would love to hear from you. 

Until my next post, remain blessed. 

The best skin lightening or beautifying  kits usually include an oil. It is assumed that the oil increases the lightening effect in such products. The most popular ones include Egyptian Oil, Talking Oil, Moroccan Oil, Half Caste Oil,  Flawless Oil and so on.... 

These oils assume their name, not based on the countries by which they are named after, but rather based on their effect. For example, the half caste oil is supposed to make one look like an halfcaste while the flawless oil is supposed to make one look flawless. 

These oils are most times essential or carrier oils mixed with various lightening serums or actives. The serums are usually very active, that it is only suitable for health use when mixed with essential or carrier oils. 

Some are made with lightening ampoules, bleaching oils, citric or  glycolic acid and so on. The more the quantity of these serums, the more ligthening effects it produces. 

Do they work?  Yes, they do but only if you are lucky to get a genuine mixologist who knows her job well and who has got proof or good reviews from clients.

There are some good mixologists whose oils do wonders. Their reviews are outstanding and some client can't stop talking about them........ 

They would be discussed in my next post based on reviews and complaints. If you believe your product deserves to be in the list or you know someone whose products are so amazing, kindly let us know and they would be included in my next post. 
Until my next post.... cheers..... 

It's no secret to my ardent followers that I'm an organic freak. If you haven't gotten on board, then you are on a long thing.......

I recently bought an handmade soap...made with lemongrass black soap to be precise due to occurrence of rashes and whiteheads on my face. I was a bit reluctant to get one because I have used a black soap in the past and my experience with it was not funny at all. I used Swissgarde T-Basics cream patiently, for good six months to get rid of the scars, I haven't touched one since then.
But I got one from my favorite supplier, Lynda Mpoch after I saw the reviews and I'm glad I did. I do not regret in anyway buying it. It was a good choice.

Let's just say, I am already hooked onto it. I would be getting a second bar next week.
I use it with my herbal serum mixed with coconut oil and I'm so loving it. Oh!  I still get breakouts (bound to happen if you have oily skin) but they don't last long, no whiteheads, no rashes and my skin is softer. And to crown it all, she just told me of the Honey- frankincense, Neem-turmeric soaps in stock.

I almost cried.... They are currently on my wishlist. I would definitely get one or two next week.
What more can I say?... I love organics!!!!!! Come on board. 
Happy new month to everyone. This is my first post in this month, so I decided to do a product review. Here it goes :

I came back from a field trip and was welcomed by a family member. I immediately noticed her skin tone was lighter, not whitish or that color you notice when one is using a bleaching cream.
So I asked what she was using, she said 'Bronze Tone'.

After a couple of weeks, she noticed the sides of her face was darker and she called my attention to it, seeking for a product to even her skin tone.
I gave her my handmade lotion (made with coconut oil, turmeric oil and a skin corrector serum) and lemongrass soap to use on her face while I recommended olive oil for her feet and knuckles.
Its been two weeks since she stopped using the cream, though she still uses it on her body. She applies my handmade cream on her face and use the olive oil for her feet. Her complexion is quite toned now and the marks have almost faded.

Personally, I think the cream is good for skin lightening but it contains no sunscreen, hence the sun burn issue. I also think if you use it for long, you might get an uneven skin tone.

To use it, I recommend mixing it with a complexion unifier serum and using a sunscreen when going out.
You can also just use it for a couple of weeks until you get your desired skin tone, then stop.
As for the ingredients, I have no idea what most of them are, although I see no hydroquinone or kojic. The recognizable ones are stearic acid, cocoa butter, glycerine, honey extracts and citric acid.

So there you have it, a review. I hope you love this. Have a blessed week.

Please note:Most of the reviews on this blog are first hand, which means it has been used by me, a family member or friends. Buy Bronze Tone Lotion here