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The Face Shop Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water

This product is an Editor’s Pick Allure Award Winner of 2014, and since then its popularity has skyrocketed. Along with the Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream, I thought it would be a wonderful to try out the line as it is intended to be used.
Reviews for the other products can be found here:
- Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream (review coming soon!)

The Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water is a pore cleansing toner that removes sebum from deep within the skin and tightens pores. 100% organic germinated chia seed is used instead of water for enhanced freshness and effectiveness. The moisture water provides sebum control and moisturising to the skin.
To be used every morning and night. Take an adequate amount onto a cotton pad after cleansing and wipe from the middle of the face to the outer sides then tap lightly for absorption.

The Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water comes packaged with a fresh looking design. The bottle has a circular pump head which dispenses the moisture water evenly and conveniently onto the cotton pad. There is 300ml of product in the bottle. The face shop has recently updated their packaging design.

The Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Water is a lightweight watery toner. This allows for the toner to absorb quickly into the skin and also leaves the skin with a completely non-greasy finish when fully absorbed. The moisture water has sebum control properties that allow for your face to remain fresh. The moisture water does in fact provide a tad of moisture to the skin. Skin feels softer and smoother after use, and the product leaves a slight moisturising layer. It also aids in moisture absorption from products that you put on after it. Possibly one of the best thing about thing toner, and really the whole line, is the amazingly refreshing scent that follows that of the rest of the Chia Seed Sebum Control line. This is absolutely a fantastic product, no wonder why it was an award winner!

-lightweight and quick to absorb
-leaves a non-greasy finish
-sebum control properties
-provides a bit of moisture to the skin
-aids moisture absorption of other products
-refreshing scent

Cons: NONE!

Overall Rating: 5/5


Who wants to guess what I’m cooking up today? And yes I realize I have both chile peppers and ground chile pepper. There is always a big difference in the effect of fresh verses ground. The ground is there in case I need a little extra omph.

Protecting, Calming and Cleansing Jar for Loved Ones

Since I am leaving my homecity and traveling to a different state, I asked my mom if she’d let me make her a protecting, calming and cleansing jar pendant for her. She of course said yes :) 

If you have a loved one you wish to protect against negative energies, keep their own energy calm, and help cleanse their aura who is willing to wear this at least every week to keep its effect fresh, here is how you make this simple Jar Spell.

For this spell, you will need:

  • A Fresh Pine tree Needle
  • A Fresh Blooming Lavender Flower
  • A TINY White Pebble
  • Sea Salt/Kitchen Salt
  • Ground Sage
  • Ground Marjoram
  • Olive Oil
  • A Small Screwcap Jar (X - x)
  • A White Candle
  • A small funnel (easily made out of paper)
  • Small Blessed/cleansed/charged bowl
  • Oil Dropper


  1. Mix healthy pinches of Salt, Sage and Marjoram in the bowl.
  2. Funnel this mixture into the bottom of the Jar, until the Jar is 1/3 full.
  3. Use the Dropper to drop in some Olive oil and wait for the mixture to be fully soaked through. Do not fill the entire Jar with oil yet. (Check for air pockets.)
  4. Make sure the Pine Needle and Lavender are cut to a length that will fit the jar. Account for the fact that some of the stems will be submerged in the herb mixture and will not be visible.
  5. Add the Pine Needle and then the Lavender. Put them in a position that guarantees they will stay in place and not flop around in the Oil.
  6. Add the White Pebble.
  7. Use the Dropper to fill the rest of the Jar up with Olive Oil.
  8. Light the White Candle and recite your favorite Charm for Healing/Protection of others
  9. Let the candle burn near the Jar until you feel the need to screw the cap on. (Make sure it is tight and will not budge.)