Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ophelias Apothecary Review

I acquired a Heartsy coupon for Ophelia's Apothecary back at the beginning of September and made my order the same day. It took a little under 2 months to get to me, I was updated by the company from time to time, but still, it was a bit frustrating.

My products came in a bubble mailer.

I bought
  • Lavender Rosewater Cream Facial Cleanser
  • Sugared Candy Cane Shea Butter Lip Scrub
  • Cool Cucumber Hydrating Facial Toning Mist
  • Clarity All Natural Acne Spot Treatment
  • Green Tea All Natural Hydrating Face Cream

Lavender Rosewater Cream Facial Cleanser: Okay I really didn't like this, it smelled of watered down dish soap and didn't seem to do much in that way of cleansing my face. I almost always use "gentle" cleansers. But maybe there's such a thing as too gentle.

Sugared Candy Cane Shea Butter Lip Scrub: The only lip scrub I had tried before this was the scrub they sell over at Lush. I thought I might like Ophelia's version since it's on a stick and I don't have to put my finger in a pot (I hate that). But Ophelia's version doesn't scrub as well, and the sugar crystals are quite large and sharp. The lip balm however is wonderful, and while I don't think I'll be buying a sugar scrub again I think I'd be up for one of her other lip products.

Cool Cucumber Hydrating Facial Toning Mist: I really have no complaints about this product, it's smells fresh, feels nice, and does an excellent job.

Clarity All Natural Acne Spot Treatment: This products does nothing for me. But no spot treatment ever has so I can't be too upset about it. Because of all the essential oils it smells quite strong and can make your eyes water if you have a pimple you need to get rid of near your eyes or nose. Instead of drying it leaves a sticky residue which can be annoying. Even though this product didn't work for me I still liked the roller ball applicator. If spot treatments have worked for you in the past I would suggest you give this product a try.

Green Tea All Natural Hydrating Face Cream: An excellent facial lotion, I only require a small amount to make my face comfortably moisturized, smaller if I'm using toner as well. The texture is velvety, smells lightly of green tea, and soaks in pretty fast. It does leave a powdery film when I apply is to "thick", but other that that great product.

So, would I buy from Ophelia's Apothecary again? You know, I think I might. I do have plans to pick their their lip balm (and we all know I'm a lip balm freak). We'll see whatever else strikes my fancy when I get there.


  1. I also had to wait two months for my last order. It wasn't a big deal for me, although the shipping kind of is...I am located in Canada, and the shipping prices are really inconsistent for different items. Some are almost expensive as the item itself (i.e., a full size body butter), but some are a lot cheaper. I messaged them to ask about it, and they reduced the shipping price of something I wanted to buy by $9, no questions asked. That was really great, but I still don't get why the shipping costs aren't consistent in the first place. :/ That being said, their body butters are AWESOME.

  2. They're really sweet girls, even my complaints aren't really complaints I have to say.