asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water

25. March 2014
This product was featured in my MeMeBox No. 6, which I showed previously (click >>here<<). It is a Spray Water Essence from the brand Recipe by Nature. You don’t find a lot of information about this brand on the Internet and honestly I only could find the products sold on MeMeBox shop (English) and on the brands homepage, which is in Korean only. Nevertheless, this was the first product out of the box that I tried because I really love the packaging design.
Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water
As you can see the packaging design is very clean. The card box has a sketch of the spray bottle on it and the colors are yellow and white. The box only comes with Korean description unfortunately, except on the front part (click the image below to enlarge if you can read Korean and are interested) .
Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water
On the homepage of Recipe by Nature I gave Google translate a try in order to translate the ingredients at least:
Water, Macadamia Seed Oil, PEG / PEG -17 / 6 copolymer, jojoba seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, big sassi oil, bergamot fruit oil, olive oil, lemon peel oil, wanggyul peel oil, orange peel oil, Atlas Cedar bark oil, lavender oil, Scented geranium flower oil, lavender water, rosemary ipsu, kkotsu chamomile, peppermint leaves, flower oil, evening primrose oil, lime oil, basil oil, barley jissi oil, Brazil nut seed oil, sweet almond oil, orange oil, ylang ylang flower oil, sunflower seed oil, Laban Dean oil, horse chestnut extract, fennel fruit octagonal / seed oil, jasmine oil, rose flower oil, wormwood extract, galvanic num resin oil, Western cheukbaek leaf extract, argan tree kernel oil, orange flower oil, balsam peru oil, glycerin (palm extraction), castor oil, PEG-60 Hydro Painted jeniyi, Butylene Glycol, rengeul pentyl glycol, squalane, arginine, by Osaka Ride sword -1, glyceryl rilka Frill rate, tocopheryl acetate, resins, balsams kopayi bar, Carbomer, ethanol, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, acetic acid dehydro
It is a water spray containing additionally to water a bunch of different natural oils as you can see in the ingredient list. It is 8-free, which means that it doesn’t contain 8 unwanted ingredients like mineral oil, synthetic fragrances synthetic dye, triethanolamine or parabens. The front of the packaging also says, that it has a water phase of 91.6 %, containing celtic water and glacial water and 4 % natural origin skin conditioning agents. The other percentages must be from the PEGs and alcohol derivates. It contains all in all 6 kinds of Charabot’s natural essential oils and 12 kinds of natural ingredients (Charabot is a company providing essential oils for the perfumes) . If you go to the product page >>here<< you will find some illustrations on the ingredients. Since it also contains oil you need to shake it before use, you’ll see how the two layers will separate and form tiny droplets within the bottle.
Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water
The actual spray bottle looks like the sketch on the packaging.
Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water
The bottle is made of sturdy see-through plastic, so you can say how much is left in the bottle. The cap is transparent and protects the spraying nozzle. When you use it it provides your face/skin with a pleasant drizzle. The spaying plus the light citrus/herbal scent  makes it feel very refreshing while using. I used this as a toner as first step of my routine and it goes well with other products. It doesn’t make the skin look greasy at all and it is nicely moisturizing.
Recipe by Nature Spray Essence Water
All in all, this is a nice toner and mist. I will surely be sad when I used this up, especially since MeMeBox stops shipping internationally at the end of this month. also, I’d love to try other products from this brand, but I couldn’t find any other shop selling these.
You can buy the 140 ml bottle at for US$ 9.00 (additional shipping costs will occur).
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  • Rebecca B. Bird 25. March 2014 at 20:58

    I love facial sprays and this looks amazing! The price is pretty decent too.

    • Fräulein Schnee 3. April 2014 at 12:27

      It’s one of my favourites at the moment. It feels so refreshing and I really love the scent.

  • Sakuranko 25. March 2014 at 22:40

    I want buy a memebox and they don´t ship to my country, I saw this product before and others memebox reviews and looks excellent! Thanks for your review!
    I want invite you to my Jollychic International Giveaway for win $20 Gift Card! 3 Winners~

    • Fräulein Schnee 3. April 2014 at 12:28

      Yes, I’m really sad that they stop shipping to european countries from now on. Luckily I ordered a couple of boxes before the deadline enden and I’m looking forward to review these aswell.

  • Beth Graves 25. March 2014 at 23:09

    this product looks amazing! I am just about out of my LUSH Roma Water face spray mist, I may have to look into this one! Thanks for the review!

    • Fräulein Schnee 3. April 2014 at 12:29

      I never tried any of the face sprays from lush, but usually they have quite some nice products…and the stores smell so heavenly XD

  • Giedre Laurinaityte 26. March 2014 at 14:18

    Looks great. I also love the packaging.

    • Fräulein Schnee 3. April 2014 at 12:30

      The packaging is really pretty. I’m really happy about this product. Thanks for commenting!

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  • Dorothy Hill 26. June 2016 at 13:10

    Thanks for the post, I am terrible with my skin care and really need to find something that will work for my ‘normal’ skin, I often breakout around that time of the month. I wonder if I’d have any luck with this product!