Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Human Nature's INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

Introducing our newest range of Natural and Organic ingredients... and why they're good for you!
Organic Avocado Oil (Persea americana)
• Smooths and moisturizes hair while adding shine
• Anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties
• Rich in fiber, folate, and Vitamins A, C, K & B6

Organic Gugo Bark Extract (Entada phaseoloides)
• Promotes hair growth and volume
• Helps reduce eczema and dandruffOrganic Moringa Extract (Moringa oleifera
• High in antioxidants known for anti-aging benefits
• Excellent skin conditioner
• Anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties
• Contains Beta-carotene, Vitamins A, C, E, B2, B3 & B6
Organic Seaweed Extract (Eucheuma spinosum)
• Nourishes hair shaft promoting thickness and shine
• Rich in lipids that moisturize and nourish skin & hair
• Effectively treats dry, itchy scalp due to dandruff

Organic Calamansi Extract (Citrofortunella microcarpa)
• Eliminates itchy scalp and promotes hair growth
• Natural anti-bacterial properties
Organic Papaya Extract (Carica papaya)
• Naturally whitening/brightening
• High in Vitamin E which is known for anti-aging and
anti-wrinkling properties
• Contains papain to help regenerate damaged skin

Lemongrass Hydrosol (Cymbopogon ciatrus)
• Natural astringent - tightens skin pores and controls oil production
• Powerful anti-bacterial properties to help prevent acne

Gluconolactone (derived from sugar)
• Contains antioxidants and acts as a preservative to prolong shelf life naturally
• Effectively yet gently smooths skin complexion
• Keeps moisture locked in the skin

Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)
• Known for anti-wrinkling and anti-aging properties
• Brightens uneven skin tone and blemishes
• Highly effective skin moisturizer
• Very high in Vitamins A, C, E and D

Honeyquat (Hydroxypropyltrimonium honey)
• Natural Honey derivative
• Conditions hair providing moisture and shine
• Effective skin moisturizer

Organic Pineapple Extract (Ananas comosus)
• Improves skin elasticity and softness
• Renews and brightens rough, dull-looking skin
• Exfoliates, hydrates and moisturizes skin

Super-Fruit Combination 
• Smooths skin for a younger looking complexion
• Rich in Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (AHA) that renew dull skin
• A rich combination of Vaccinnium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract,
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum
(Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit
Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Lemon) Extract
Phytic Acid
* Rice bran derived
* Natural chelating agent
* Good antioxidant

Anisic Acid
* Anise seed derived
* Natural preservative
* Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

Glyceryl Caprylate
*Coconut and palm fatty acids and glycerine derived
*Natural emulsifier and preservative
*Conditioning and anti-microbial properties

Chamomile Essential Oil (Ormensis multicaulis)
* Has calming and relaxing properties
* Soothes irritated skin
* Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties

Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus)
* Protects skin from infection
* Effective moisturizer
* Naturally rich in vitamins A,C,D and E

Royal Jelly
* Strong anti-bacterial properties
* Nourishes the skin preventing blemishes and pimples
* Helps diminish fine lines

Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe barbadensis)
* Soothing and calming properties good for sensitive skin
* Contains Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and many amino acids
* Naturally regenerates skin

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata)
* Natural anti-microbial and prevents infection
* Can balance oily and dry skin conditions
* Calming effects in aromatherapy

Chitosan
* Marine derived
* Natural and effective antimicrobial and deodorizing agent
* Natural antibacterial properties

Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
* Helps stimulate and strengthen hair follicles
* Slows down premature hair loss
* Tones and helps prevent skin dryness

Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)
* Effective skin moisturizer
* Helps prevent premature ageing
* Natural source of antioxidant for youthful skin and hair

Cocoa Powder (Theobroma cacao)
* Has 40x more antioxidants than chocolate
* Natural mood lifter
* Naturally smoothens skin

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
* Naturally disinfects scalp and skin
* Calming effects in aromatherapy
* Naturally repels bugs and soothes insect bites

Sugarcane Alcohol
* Effective anti-bacterial agent
* Helps preserve products
* Helps kill germs upon contact

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finally!

Finally! This is all that I can say because finally, I am now a certified Human Nature dealer and that makes me a legal seller of the products too. And finally, I got to try the products which I had received in my loot bag.

Rewind.

Okay, so I had posted two days ago that I went to Cebu's branch last March 5, 2011 for the orientation. From orientation to registration of course because I signed up right away after the proper session. I decided to register with the Php 499 kit instead of selecting the Php1999 which was my first choice because during the orientation, Miss Nelia informed that getting registered is the only important thing, get the cheaper kit yet I can still get the same instant 25% discount in every item I purchase. Actually she is correct so I gave in and went with the Php499 one.

Here is my filled form:




The loot bag was not really a bag but a paper container, they still had maintained to be pro-environment. These are the inclusion:






Photos taken at the branch office:







One thing I found out is that they are having this one program where empty bottle containers are placed inside a container for recycle purposes. Isn't that pretty wonderful? Sure thing it is!





Already! Let the heart for our nature begin!


xoxo,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Orientation To Registration

As promised from the First Visit post, I went back to HumanHeartNature's Cebu City branch today. In fact, I just arrived, turned on my tablet and is now writing this post. I am just excited! So, going back, since James and I were informed that the orientation starts at two o'clock, then we went there at exactly two. Actually, we were already in Robinson's Food Court sipping our favorite Thirsty buko juice while killing the time.

I got some photos taken this time but I'll upload them later, I need to edit them first. Okay, so when we went inside, there were only two persons there, a guy who seemed to be not a member and was also killing his time there and a lady in her early 40's. She entertained us and soon we knew her as Miss Nelia. She herself introduced the business and the product.

Things I learned about :

♥  It was founded by the Meloto Sisters with the help of Dylan Wilk, Anna's husband who is a multimillionaire in England. Just a little more info, the Meloto sisters are daughters of the Gawad Kalinga founder, Tony Meloto thus making Human Nature a sister company of Gawad Kalinga.

♥  It was launched in November 2008 in Blue Leaf, Fort Bonifacio, Manila. Human Nature will be turning three in November this year.

♥  Learned that they are slowly manufacturing the products by the company itself, before it was manufactured by a third party company. 

♥  99% of the raw materials or ingredients are from the Philippines. They are making an effort to make sure not to import raw materials from abroad unless there is no readily available natural alternative. You can find this on the internet as well:

As your guarantee of the integrity of our products, you will start seeing a new natural seal on our labels. To qualify for the seal:
  1. The ingredients must be biodegradable and at least 95% natural (the same standard set by the Natural Products Association in the USA). Many of our products are in fact 100% natural. 
  2. The ingredient must come from a renewable resource with no petroleum compounds and be processed in a way which is not damaging to the environment
  3. A "non-natural" ingredient is only permitted if there is no readily available natural alternative and the ingredient meets strict criteria regarding human and environmental safety and biodegradability.

So be secure knowing that when you enjoy our products, you are getting only genuinely natural goods that are the best for you, your family and the environment.

♥  The business is a franchising type.

♥  In Cebu, there are approximately 900+ dealers.

♥  Consumer Testimonials which are too many to mention.

♥  And a lot more.


I was totally mesmerized so I signed up and registered right there. I will be posting my experience together with the photos as well next time.

From now on, I am officially a Human Nature Ambassador! Thus I can say that I heart Human Nature! ♥♥♥


xoxo,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

First Visit to HHN

I had mentioned on my I Badly Want Them Now post, I will go to a store so I had decided to visit HumanHeartNature's branch today, before going there, I sent out an email to humanheartnatureVISAYAS@gmail.com and inquired on their business hours as well as to check if they have some sort of orientations. Immediately, I received a reply from Miss Mary Grace M. Nacar, as per the email, she is Cebu City's Branch Manager. She informed me that their office hours are from 9:30am to 7:00pm and they conduct orientation in their office anytime of the day.

James and I arrived at the office which is just behind Robinsons- Main. We immediately recognized it because there were a couple of humanheartnature tarpaulins there. We came in and it was super quite in the area. There were three two ladies and a guy inside. The room was not big and the supplies are quite a number arranged on the cabinets visible to everyone who goes inside the office. There were also sample products on the tables.

I soon spoke to the lady on the front desk about the orientation, she was not so accomodating actually. Her answers were short and did not satisfy us. She also informed us that the orientation is not everyday but every Friday and Saturday because of the volume of people who comes for orientation. Well, we do understand that but since it is far different from the email, so we were somewhat disappointed.

Anyway, their orientation starts at two in the afternoon on Fridays and Saturdays. We decided to wait 'til Friday so we can attend the orientation before starting the business. One more thing we just knew was that there are 900 dealers in Cebu now. That's quite a number but I am wondering why I haven't heard about it from anyone here.

Well, I guess we just leave it that way as of now, we'll see on Friday.


That's all for now. I'll keep you posted for the orientation.

I apologize I haven't taken any photos, I'll do my best to take as many as I can on Friday.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I Badly Want them NOW!

Been reading reviews about the HumanHeartNature products for two days time already, you know when you want to purchase a product or be an ambassador of a product, it is necessary to take an effort of checking how the others found it. It is also good to know if there are bad sides of the product, so who else would tell you how it did than reviews, you agree? Reviews are quite helpful and I have been making sure to read reviews in every product, may it be something expensive or just affordable.

So far, I felt like I wanna use HumanHeartNature's products now, as in NOW na! Read lovingsunshine's blog, eliseanplains too and mymaria's as well. Those ladies have been using them and on every review, I could actually sense how they feel about it and I want to experience it badly too. Specially the hair products, I can relate to how eliseanplains expressed about her hairfall because my hair is also like that, I have wavy hair just like her and the feeling was mutual when she thinks third of her hair falls when she is in the bathroom and another third when she is in her room. Argh! I just hate it when I see my hair lying on the floors. I want to immediately stop them from falling, I feel like I'll be bald in a week's time. :(

Knowing about the promising effect of those organic products really gave me hope which leaded me to wanting the HHN's hair products asap.

Will be heading to their office here in Cebu tomorrow... Looking forward to be bringing home my own loot too! :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sharin' The Truth About Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment. It also outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.





Credits to ISFoundation!

A Heart Set For The Community

PRO-PHILIPPINES, PRO-POOR, & PRO-ENVIRONMENT

Human Heart Nature has attracted me with those philosophy, those line is calling for my innate Filipino Nature, the patriotic one as well as the environmental one. When I came to MyMaria's site today, there was something which told me to visit the link for Human Heart Nature. It was the love for the country which had struck me at first, then I learned about how to make use of it as a business. A money generating source, I was so glad to hear about it since it has been awhile since I had been daydreaming myself running a business.

Things you need to know as well:

Why PRO-PHILIPPINES ?

Currently, our products are 100% manufactured in the Philippines, and as much as possible we try to source every raw material here too. Even though we could source many items more cheaply from abroad, we will only import if there is no local availability. All too often, multinational companies (or even Philippine-owned ones) will source their products and raw materials abroad if the price is cheaper by even a few centavos, costing Philippine jobs and sending that money out of our economy forever. But the Philippines is our home and we should support it. We want to invest in Philippine-made products because we are firm believers in our country and our people.

Why PRO-POOR ?

From the beginning, our company was set up with the goal of providing more livelihood to Gawad Kalinga residents and communities. Our dream is to set up GK communities as globally certified organic farms which can produce world-class raw materials for Human Nature products. We have already started work in the very first Human Nature GK Organic Farm in Bulacan in partnership with NGOs that specialize in organic farming and processing.
Currently, we employ GK residents from nearby communities in Quezon City and we provide a fair living wage which is much more than the minimum wage required by law. We also provide our warehouse staff with full benefits and overtime pay in order to promote dignity of work.  

Why PRO-ENVIRONMENT ?

Here at Human Nature, we take our responsibility of being nature’s stewards very seriously. We carefully deliberate the impact of all our business decisions on the environment. For example, all our raw materials are thoroughly researched to ensure that they are naturally derived, are not processed using environmentally toxic processes and do not become toxic when released into the environment after you have finished with the product. We also use recyclable bottles in our packaging to minimize our contribution to the country’s overburdened landfills. Finally, our newest catalog is printed on 100% re-cycled paper using mineral-based ink. We also use re-cycled paper on our gift tags.
logois about loving the Philippines, loving the environment and loving our families as we provide only the safest and purest world-class ingredients for them. These are effective AND affordable organic and natural personal care products that feel as good on your skin as they do in your heart. We hope that you will find a sense of peace and purpose knowing that your everyday choices have a positive impact on the poor, our country and our planet.



You can find all these information at HumanHeartNature.

With all of these things, I without hesitation decided to become a dealer of its wonderful, pro-nature products. Learn how I become one on my Way To Loving Nature Plus Business!

I have also created my junebride heart H<3N banner. What can you say about it?