So last month I popped into the awesome Fig Health Store in Lekki to acquire their much talked about Turmeric Black Soap and some FitFam related stuff. They have an incredible array of stuff. Anything from protein shakes to endless types of tea to Manuka honey. Really gives you a sense of being ‘in the abroad’ you know? The store is great, definitely worth a visit so go check it out today! Tell them Nicole sent you! (Don’t. If you do they will just stare at you blankly).
I spotted Jojoba Oil and got it immediately. Jojoba oil is something I have always wanted to try as a moisturiser. It is regarded as the best option for oily skin because its the closest oil to sebum, and because it mimics sebum on your skin your glands get confused and don’t produce as much oil.
I also got this interesting sponge called ‘Michael’s Body Exfoliator’. Sorry I threw the packet away, trying to get used to talking pictures of products BEFORE tearing the packaging away excitedly to try it .It has a cute little story at the back about the family that makes the sponge.
Fig Brightening Black Soap with Turmeric
So the soap does what it says on the tin.It is a brightening black soap made with turmeric which is amazing for skin. Turmeric clarifies, fades discolouration and visibly brightens the complexion. Honestly, if you go on their page you’ll see it is almost always sold out, and people are always clamouring for more.
I like it. The only issue I have with it is that it is Chemical and Preservative free so it must be stored in the fridge. And I don’t have a fridge in my room (or upstairs) because that is the surest way for me to fall off my FitFam wagon. So I mainly use this at night because I’m too lazy to go down to get it in the morning. But it is very very nice, leaves your skin smooth and with a nice sheen to it. The store advertises the soap as a facial soap for acne, but my facial skin does not do well with black soap (I tried, I was right) so it didn’t work for me that way. But there are several reviews on their Instagram page about it working really well with blemish prone skin.
Now Solutions Pure Jojoba Oil
I LOVED this. I sooooooo wish this didn’t congest my pores because it moisturises beautifully, helps regulate oil production, and it makes your foundation look AMAZING. It gives you a subtle gorgeous glow (and we all know I’m obsessed with glowing). I think the problem was I used it twice a day and maybe that was too much for my skin. I will try using this again next month but only in the mornings. PLEASE give this a try, it might be worth looking into instead of using a fancy illuminating serum under your makeup.
Michael’s Body Exfoliator
Now the sponge was a pleasant surprise. I’ve used it religiously twice a day for six weeks now and I love love love it. When wet it becomes softer, so it is not as tough as it looks in the picture (I know it looks a little….aggressive). It leaves you exfoliated and prepped for your moisturiser so your skin will be super soft and luminous! I also like that it lasts longer than a loofah, mine start falling apart in like 2 weeks. If you have sensitive skin it might be a bit harsh for you though so maybe skip this one.
And that’s it! Have you been to Fig Health store? Have you tried any of these?
Let me know,