Monday, June 10, 2013

My First iHerb Purchase

For those of you who aren't familiar with it: iHerb is an online store that sells nutritional supplements and other healthy natural products. I've heard a lot of good things about it and finally placed my first order about a month ago. I purchased 3 products : 
* African Black Soap with Oats, Aloe & Vitamin E
* Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
* 21st Century Biotin Capsules (5000 mcg)

I got to pick a free product with my order. I chose Madre Bees Organic Honey Lip Balm
iHerb Purchase

African Black Soap ($3.37) has a lot of very good reviews on MakeUpAlley, so I decided to order one for my mother. She prefers solid soaps to shower gels and says this soap is really good. I only used it once on my face, so I can't say whether I'd recommend it or not, but my mother seems to like it. 
Nubian Heritage African Black Soap

Nubian Heritage African Black Soap

As I said, Madre Bees Organic Honey Lip Balm was a freebie. It's not my favorite lip balm, but it is quite good. It's not a heavy duty balm, so if your lips are chapped, you're gonna need something stronger. 
Madre Bees Organic Honey Lip Balm

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque ($3.84) is supposed to help dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads & shrink enlarged pores. It's not a miracle product, but I like it. My skin is normal/combination and this masks burns a bit, so I guess it's not the best product for sensitive skin, but I bet it would work very well for those with oily skin and pimples.  
Queen Helene The Original Mint Julep Masque

Queen Helene The Original Mint Julep Masque

21st Century Biotin ($4.96) capsules are something that was supposed to help me with my nail problems. My nails are quite weak and they peel all the time. After taking these capsules with 5000 mcg biotin, I've noticed less breaking and peeling, but the peeling didn't stop completely. It's definitely better than it was before. 
21st Century Health Care Biotin 5000 mcg

Organic tea is another thing you can buy at iHerb. I got this St. Dalfour Organic Spring Mint Green Tea as a sample and although I don't drink as much green tea as I used to, it was very nice for a change. Tea lovers, check it out!
St. Dalfour Organic Spring Mint Green Tea

It's been a while since I've placed this order on iHerb. In fact, I got two other orders from iHerb in this time. I'll tell you about those products after I try them out. You can tell I was very pleased with the customer service, the shipping costs (flat rate $4.00 for Slovenia) and delivery time. Yeah, iHerb rocks!

If you're planning on buying from iHerb, here's a code you can use to save some money. The code is for first time customers only! 
iHerb code

Thank you for looking and commenting!


  1. I really like the mint julep mask, but then again my skin is oily. I just love the cooling feeling it gives on hot days :) This also reminds me that I should go shopping for some more green tea, and fast!

  2. Queen Helene masque is something I would recommend for everyone for a first purchase. Something I feel is a very gooooood product (you may check it out for your next order):
    Method Waterfall Foaming Soap (as well as liquid)
    Hugo Natural SAlt and Sugar body scrub (hello, lily-of-the-valley)
    and check Giovanni hair care range!

    1. Thanks for the recommendations! =) I will definitely check those out.

  3. I haven't ordered anything from iherb, but I have tried a few of these products! I hope you have good results with the biotin... a friend of mine takes it and says she sees a real difference with her hair and nails

  4. These products look tempting! I would like to try St. Dalfour Organic Spring Mint Green Tea. I bet it's delicious. Anyway, thanks for the links.

  5. Jaz imam tudi v kratkem namen prvič naročati pri njih, v glavnem zaradi Real Techniques čopičev :))

  6. Js sm od februarja, ko sem oddala svoje prvo naročilo, že vsaj 5x naročila stvari pr njih, tok mi je fajn.. sem pa čist slučajno naletela na njihovo spletno stran, ko sem neki iskala na netu. In sm vesela, da sm :)

  7. and you didn't buy yourself Real techniques brushes :) I also buy my Biotin on iherb and some Primrose oil from the brand NOW, when you see the price differences on lekarnar and on iherb for the same brand :) Derma E products are also much cheaper, haven't tried them yet. And the post rate is a steal :)

    1. No Real Techniques brushes. =) I have Sigma set and I rarely use it... I just don't feel like painting my face on every morning. Just some mascara and brow powder and I'm ready to go. Will check out the Now/Derma E products!


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