Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review: Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Body Srub


It's been ages since I last posted a product review. As I've mentioned in my previous post, my blog has been quiet for about 6 months. Anyway, I am here again to give a review to a certain product that I've purchased last November 2012. Yes, you read it right. I am giving a review post after 2 months of using this product. I think I had enough observation to write down on how this product worked for me.

As a natural-born Morena (brown skin), I've always wanted to have a lighter complexion. When I was younger, I envy those girls that blessed with lighter skin. That's why I get obsessed with whitening lotions when I was in high school and college. When I was already working and I've been shut-in in an air-conditioned facility every day, my skin got lighter. Hallelujah! But then, I quit the corporate world and went freelance, so I had more time travelling and hitting the beach, hence, more exposure to the sun. I returned to my old Morena complexion.

My husband is the one that always boost up my confidence. He said I am not missing something just because I am Morena. He's totally right. He always made me feel I'm beautiful (I know in his eyes only) and that he is lucky to have me. Though I am not that conscious anymore, I still can't help myself to buy products that promise whitening. I just cannot drop it. Though I am not hoping to have whiter skin anymore, I still hope my dark areas to even out especially my knees. Sometime last year, I saw tarpaulins of Solenn Heusaff showing off her smooth skin and white armpit at the perimeters of Unilab and there's no way I cannot see it every day as that's the only road we take every time we go to Ortigas Center. I noted the product she's endorsing and it was Asian Secrets Lulur. I never had tried one when it was launched here in the Philippines last 2010. Maybe because I was overwhelmed by my hubby's boosting technique. Haha. Last November 2012, when I bought groceries in SM Supermarket, I saw Lulur. After seeing the price, I didn't have a second thought but grabbed one (1) tub right away.
With Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract

According to its label:

"Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Body Scrub is a beauty treatment which originated from the royal palaces of Java, Indonesia and inspired by the ritual called Lulur. Lulur was originally intended for the bride-to-be in order to beautify, smoothen, whiten her skin before the wedding day.

The Benefits of Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub
  • Lulur beads gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells to smoothen and give it a radiant glow.
  • Frequent usage reduces skin pigmentation and evens out skin tone by getting rid of dark patches, especially in areas prone to darkenings like elbows, knees, armpits and the area between the thighs.
  • Contains Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract to help whiten skin.
  • It also moisturizes and leaves skin with a light fragrant scent."


Asian Secrets Lulur is available in 2 sizes (250g & 135g) and also available in 3 variants - Green Tea & Vit.E, Licorice & Mulberry, and Seaweed & Vit. E. I got the big one and it costs PhP 130.00 only. I picked Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract variant. I forgot to take a photo of the content when I bought it but trust me it was full. I've been using Lulur since I bought it last November 2012, hence, what's left now is only about 25%.


Jenniya's view
I like: 
  • The consistency is very rich and creamy. It is like a cream lotion when applied to the skin.
  • Unlike other scrubs that claim, Lulur is not watery.The soft, creamy consistency is a bit deceiving because you cannot see the beads in a glance but wait until you finally scrub the product onto your skin. You will feel that the product is really on to do its job. It is rich in beads. A scrub indeed.
  • I really like the scent. It's just heavenly. My husband loves it, too. Aside from it made the bathroom smells lovely, the scent stays on your skin until the next day. I used it at night times only.
  • The cap of the jar is easy to open.
  • I love how it nourishes the skin while scrubbing.
  • It gives you an instant smooth finish after you wash. You'll feel you got squeaky-cleaned.

I don't like:
  • I cannot think of any that I dislike about this product.

Jenniya say:
I used it first on my knees. I noticed it really made my knees a little lighter. I was very happy. On the first month, I religiously used it twice a week on my body (except my neck) especially the knees, elbow, and singit. But in the second month, I noticed that my knees are not getting any lighter anymore. Maybe because that's the extent the product can do with my Morena skin. Lol! It lightens my tan lines especially the bottom part (my butt). My tan does not fade away that easily but I was surprised that the harsh edges of my tan line are gradually fading when I scrub it off with Lulur. 


I scrub it to my desired areas before I take a shower. If I am not lazy, I'll scrub it all over my body but most of the time, I just scrub it to my problem areas. If I see that the scrub is nearly getting dry while scrubbing, that's the time I will stop because it will wear off your skin. I was hurt the first time I used it on my knees. I got carried away scrubbing. Haha! I just noticed the bruise when I washed it off with water. As I've said, it is very rich in beads, so, be gentle on scrubbing especially on your armpit.


I cannot show you a "Before & After" shots because I know the photo can't give justice. The lightening effect on me isn't that noticeable but I am not disappointed because I know the product does its job however. Also, I am used of this. I really cannot get fairer 3-4 times lighter from my Morena complexion. So, a light result would do for me. I am satisfied with the instant smoothness it gives to my skin every time I use it. The try really is worth it. 

Jenniya rates: 
4.5 out of 5.

Asian Secrets Lulur Indonesian Whitening Scrub is available in Watsons and all SM Supermarket.
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My review is based on my personal experience using this product. 

107 comments:

  1. so cool !
    but not for me...
    this is natural product ?

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    1. It is not a natural product. :(
      Thanks for droppin' by, Lexsa. XX

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  2. Great post!
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  3. must be so helpful to one's skin! great post :)

    http://thestyleidiom.blogspot.com

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  4. I have this too and I loved it ^_~

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  5. Must be a great product to give a 4.5/5 rating! :>

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  6. Great! would you like to follow each other?
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    1. Thanks for droppin' by Kate. Followed you. XX

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  7. It looks like a fab cream, although I think your skin colour is lovely as it is! ;)

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

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  8. hey! just found your blog, nice one!, would u like to follow each other? Just let me know! ^^


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    1. Thank you dear. Sure we can follow each other. XX

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    2. I0m follow you since now :) Hope u to do the same!

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    3. Thank you for following dear.Followed you already. XX

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  9. Hi! You have a very nice blog but please be careful with whitening creams. They're full of cancer-causing chemicals and people are hurting themselves just to fit a Euro-centric idea of beauty. You and your skin is lovely the way it is, and if you must use lightening creams, just use them on any discolorations your skin may have. Sorry for my little rant, it just really hurts me because I have friends and family that shun their naturally dark skin as well. We can follow each other back also. :)

    xoxo, Taylyn
    www.taylynceciliaxo.blogspot.com
    Always wear your invisible crown.

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    1. Oh thank you Taylyn for your concern. I appreciate it. I use whitening products to even out the dark areas especially my knees. Thanks for the follow. Followed you back. XX

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  10. that looks really great! :)

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  12. Nice article, nice blog!

    Follow each other? :-)

    XO!

    Kelly

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    1. Thank you Kelly. Sure we can follow each other. XX

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  13. i will look for this
    thanks for the review.
    :)

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  14. hi dear.. i cant find you on my followers page =( btw i followed you back =)

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    1. I followed you already dear. Thank you. XX

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  15. you just reminded me that I need to get back to using this. I stopped using it for a while simply because someone gave me a body scrub from Body Shop. hehehe... Since I already emptied out my Body Shop Scrub. Will definitely pick this up again. ^_^

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  16. looks nice :D nice review :D

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  17. Hai i'm from Indonesia.. Wahh i should try this <3
    Nice review
    Following u :)

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    1. Thank you Novarinna. Thanks for droopin' by. XX

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  18. I like Asian Secrets too, especially the Green Tea variant. It smells nice and leaves the skin soft and smooth! :) Nice review, Jenniya! Thanks for visiting my blog. -Angel Marial of myangelmariel.blogspot.com :)

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  19. So far this is the best scrub I've ever encountered I've tried the green one and I have a stock of this na same color like yours :) can't wait to try it :)

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  20. Wonderful style and blog!
    I'll come here againg for sure (:

    xoxo from Poland

    Cassie from cassieannalea.blogspot.com

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  21. I love Asian Secrets!:) Btw, thanks for following my blog. Followed your blog as well. :)

    Mitchie
    http://yourbeautydiaries.com/

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    1. Thank you Mitchie. Followed you, too. XX

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  22. thank you so much for sharing. I ve never heard of a product like this... it look interesting, since my skin is VERY VERY dry...
    where are are Watson and SM stores?

    I am following you on Bloglovin now, looking forward to many more helpful reviews.

    Have a wonderful day

    Stylejourneys

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    1. You're welcome dear. Watson ad SM Stores are our local stores here in Philippines. Thank you for following me on Bloglovin. XX

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  23. ohhh very cool product! i will have to see if i can find this next time i go back to taiwan at watsons or something :)!! i love asia products!!

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    1. Hunt it down next time. Thank you Lisa. XX

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  24. interesting! funny that I spend my whole time trying to become more tan ;)

    xx

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    1. In tropical country like ours, most girls really wants to whiten their complexion. Yeah it's exactly opposite right? Thank you for droppin' by my blog dear. XX

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  25. I've tried several products to whiten my naturally white but then tanned because of too much sun exposure skin. T.T

    Will give this a try maybe. Hope it removes those brown pigments from my epidermis. X3

    Pastel Kisses,
    Sie Cajilig
    http://pastelrave.blogspot.com

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  26. This is such a fab review! I've never heard of this product, but you definitely make me want to check it out! Thanks for sharing, Jenniya! PS. You're husband's not the only one that thinks you're absolutely stunning =D

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww.. Thank you Kimberly. You're very sweet. XX

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  27. I love this product too and I also posted a review on my blog. Now, I have the green variant which is green tea. ^_^

    Genzel Kisses

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    1. I may try other variant next time. Thank you Gen-zel. XX

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  28. Hi sis? I'm following you now via GFC, hope you can follow back ;)


    xx, Jessie
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    1. Thank you Jessie. Followed you now. XX

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  29. The scrub looks wonderful.
    Followed, you got a nice blog! Keep it up.

    Loves, RJ.
    http://www.fuckhighclass.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Rui. Followed you, too. XX

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  30. amazing cream!

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    1. Thank you Elena. Already followed you. XX

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  33. it seems great..
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  34. I've tried this product before. I love it but I never had the time to buy one again.
    And I agree with all the things you said. It's feels super nice and smooth after. Haha!

    XX

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    1. Yeah right. Thanks for dropping by Mico. XX

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  35. I always see this product. Maybe I shall try this. :)

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    1. Thank you for the follow Hannah. XX

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  36. great review! Never heard of whitening scrubs before.
    Do you know if they sell it in australia?
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I think Asian Secrets Lulur is just locally available here in Philippines dear. XX

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  37. i nominated you for the Liebster Award dear.
    Liebster Award
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    1. Thank you Keyti. I will check that out. XX

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  38. Great review! ^_^ I waant to try this one too! ^_^
    Following your blog now. Hoping you'll follow mine too :)

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    1. Thank you Jan. Thanks for the follow. XX

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  39. Hi dear! You're a miracle! I'm your new follower! I wait for you in my blog!
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    1. Thank you for dropping by my blog, Tini. XX

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  40. I've been looking for a good skin whitener for so long! Found one at a friend, but she got it on a trip and it doesn't sell where I live, haven't found it online either. And the thing they have at the pharmacy here leaves my skin smelling funny. So disappointing...

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Mademoiselle. XX

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  41. Great review. I have to try that out. :)
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  42. Looks really useful
    <3

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  43. I want to try this one!!! Great blog! I'm following you now, I hope you'll visit my blog too!!
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    1. Thank you for following Aleksandra. XX

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  44. Ohh. I saw this at Watson's. Maybe I'll give it a try. :)

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  45. I've always wanted to try this one out. Thanks for the review :)

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  46. In Asia women are so busy buying whitening stuff while in Europe & America they splurge on tanning salons...the irony
    this post is very useful esp for Asians hun :)

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah right. Here in PI, a lot of whitening products everywhere. Haha. I'm sure they are jealous of your complexion dear. You do not need to splurge to get a bit of tan. We Filpinas got it naturally. XX

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  47. I wanna try it..hehehehe mind if we follow each other??i love reading ur blog...it's informative.

    xoxo,
    gabrielletaduran.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle. Of course, we ca follow each other. XX

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    2. Thanks Jen..followed u back.. Excited to read more beauty stuff on ur blog. =)

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    3. You're welcome and thank you for the follow. XX

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  48. I might just get this the next time I go body scrub hunting! :D Thanks for sharing your review!

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    1. Go try it. You're welcome Helen. XX

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  49. I know I am a little late noticing this review, but it really catches my attention as I was scanning through your page. I have been using this now because of you, I am really enjoying the giveaway package you've sent me(insert happy face) You have an awesome review here. Yea, we always wanted to look whiter and fairer skin because admit it whiter skin always draw an attention. Anyways, I'm looking forward for the result as well :) I am loving the scent too.. Thankyou :)

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    1. I am glad to hear you love the the giveaway package. Yes dear, I love this Lulur whitening scrub to bits. Hey, it's better late than never reading this review eh. Hahaha. Thank you Rica. :)

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  50. My Dear Jenniya

    thanks for this excellent review of the Lulur Scrub , can you please advise if it’s made in Philippines or Indonesia
    and where to buy it
    Regards

    Ahmad

    maram_kuwait@yahoo.com

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    1. Dear, thank you. It is made in the Philippines. Its just that Lulur originated in Indonesia, hence, the name of the product. It is locally available here in the Philippines.

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  51. Thumbs up! Great find Miss Jenniya!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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