Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Four Cow Farm's Family & Mother's All-Natural Range

I've always been a fan of Four Cow Farm products after I tried their Baby Range a few years back.
And now I've been given the opportunity to try their new range:-  Family Range & Mother's All-Natural Range!
Now let me refresh your memory on who is Four Cow Farm.


SO WHO IS FOUR COW FARM?
Four Cow Farm is a real farm nestled in the hills of the Blackhall Range in South-East Queensland. Four Cow Farm was started by a Midwife, Mum & Grandmother who wanted to make creams and balms that were as good and natural as possible for her two little grandchildren (one of whom was born with eczema). Using her own time-tested recipes and traditional ingredients, Nanna’s labour of love began as a gift to her two little ones. 

Nanna is a former midwife, nutritionist and natural remedies advocate so is very strict and particular about ingredients! It's her recipes and her selection of ingredients that go into the recipes, every single ingredient is food-grade (including preservatives and emulsifiers).  So when you open a jar or bottle from Four Cow Farm, what you see is what you get - the colours, textures and fragrances come from our wonderful ingredients themselves, and nothing else. And every product is still made on their family farm, where she personally oversees (and has a hand in most of the making!) herself. 

Four Cow Farm’s range of products are made right here at the farm, from the finest ingredients from sources and suppliers they know and trust. All their products are made from 100% renewable energy and packaged in 100% recyclable bottles and jars and are 100% biodegradable. And they are animal-lovers ourselves, so no animals are ever harmed in the making and testing of their products.
(Source: Four Cow Farm's Website)




It came in a medium sized box with FRAGILE sticker on it.


Upon opening up the box, I saw lotsa recycled papers stuffed to the brim and also a brochure of the products. This is to protect the products from being bumped around the box.
I could also see how all the individual bottles we carefully bubble-wrapped to minimize spillage, which I really like.
Overall, I like how much care they put into packaging their goods for delivery.

 

However, I received the latest news from Four Cow Farm that they have recently further improved their packaging, and below is their latest packaging.
I love how they no longer use recycled boxes and have their own boxes.
Their packaging are now so simple yet so pretty they make a good gift box too.  





Upon unwrapping, all the bottles were tightly closed and sealed, with no leakage at all. 
  



Now, let'e see all the products all lined up.


I'm going to break them into 2 categories.
A) Four Cow Farm's Family Range



Four Cow Farm's Family Range follows in its footsteps, also made right in Nanna's workshop on their family farm in Australia. The range contains only the finest food-grade ingredients, preservatives and emulsifiers, and is a selection of the best products for soothing and caring for both young and not-so-young skins alike!

This Family Range is completely food grade, and is safe enough to use everywhere on the face and body. Formulated with absolutely no harmful artificial additives or chemicals, and with only the safest ingredients suitable for all in the entire family.



B) Four Cow Farm's Mother's All-Natural Range
 

Their newest Mother's All-Natural products contains also the finest ingredients intended for use on stretched or stressed skin going through the ups and downs of pregnancy or post-natal fatigue, or any skin requiring continuing extra loving care and attention.

It is also safe enough to use anywhere on the face or body, and with only the finest ingredients safe for mothers and newborns, it is the perfect start to caring for skin from pregnancy and beyond!


A) Four Cow Farm's Family Range - i) Traditional Castile Hair & Body Wash
 

First item is this range is the Traditional Castile Hair & Body Wash. It is made ONLY with Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil and Organic Roman Chamomile Essential Oil One ingredient to note is the Organic Roman Chamomile Essential Oil which is excellent for soothing the skin.

This Hair & Body Wash is good for the entire family, from newborn to toddler to adult.
I actually brought this along with me for our trip to Cape Town last year. I didn't want to bring so many toiletries there to save space but I brought this along as this can be used for everyone in our family. 
And this one is for both hair and body as well! How good is that! (But for my long hair, I did use a natural conditioner after that!)
One item for all! 

And for that I had no regrets. If you are used to using natural/organic toiletries then you would not be surprised that it does not lather much. 
I like that it is quite liquid thus easier to pour, though I would prefer a pump opening for this bottle if possible.
And seriously, our skin is so smooth after using it. I actually like this more than the Baby range's Baby Wash. This is because with this one, the whole family can use and the effect is as good as the baby wash! Try it to believe it! ;)

This is also my favourite item for this range. As all Four Cow Farm products, it is 100% Natural and is made with Organic Ingredients. The list of ingredients is with words you can pronounce and is also vegan-free and paraben-free. One thing to note is that it is also nut, soy, oat & dairy-free.  




A) Four Cow Farm's Family Range - ii) Gotu Kola & Calendula Rich Cream Salve
This is the other item in the Family Range - Gotu Kola & Calendula Rich Cream Salve.
This item is an excellent product for hypersensitive and dry skin as it has two core moisturizing ingredient which is the Gotu Kola and Calendula.

I did mention about how I used the Calendula Remedy on Khye's sensitive skin and some rough patches. And I find this equally as good as well. Some rough patches on my kids elbow and knees do go away after some weeks of application. I think it does a good job in moisturizing it. 

And I find that it also helps to sooth the sunburn skins of my kids while they go out and explored Cape Town every day.  

But I don't like the smell of it that much. It smells strongly of olive oil I guess but then my kids didn't complain, so I guess it is just me! But the smell goes away after awhile or maybe because we get immune to it. 
 


And as all its other products, it is 100% Natural and is made with Organic Ingredients. The list of ingredients is with words you can pronounce and is also vegan-free and paraben-free. One thing to note is that it is also nut, soy, oat & dairy-free.  




B) Four Cow Farm's Mother's All-Natural Range -  i) Castile Hair & Body Wash
I am thrilled to be able to try out the Mother's All-Natural Range because it is always the kids that got pampered in all the natural and organic stuff. And now finally, there is a range who understands mum and that is catered just for the mums. Thank you so much Four Cow Farm!

I received this 1 1/2 yrs post partum but it is never too late to pamper oneself I believe. 
And so I was so keen to try on their Castile Hair & Body Wash.

Mother's Wash contains of Organic Pomegranate extract which is known to possess enormous antioxidant benefits and its unique skin fortifying effect.
This is perfect for post-natal mum skin like mine that require greater care. 
By the way, this is also recommended to all ladies and men out there as well. 

Look at the list of ingredients - short and sweet. 
 



This one though I use for my both hair and body, my unruly hair requires the use of a little hair conditioner after it. 
I think I felt weird without conditioner as I am so used to it, but maybe you can try without it and see if it combs alright.




B) Four Cow Farm's Mother's All-Natural Range -  ii) Daily Rich Cream Salve


This is a must for me as I have really dry skin. 
This is especially so after I've given birth to 3 babies (or is it maybe I aged?), my skin especially on my legs are so dry and sometimes I feel like they are not my legs as it looks like some snake skin. 

This Daily Rich Cream is especially useful also on our stretched belly as our skin stretched throughout the pregnancy and so it needs all the pampering and care now. 
I am lucky I do not have those red streak stretch marks but then I can also feel that my belly skin are stretched almost to the max and needs lotsa moisture now. 

Just like the Gotu Kola & Calendula Rich Cream Save, I am not so fond of the smell but then knowing that I am putting so much goodness into my skin makes it worth it. 

This item uses Rosehip Oil and Camellia Oil which are antioxidant-packed and also rejuvenating in nature to help our skin heal. 




B) Four Cow Farm's Mother's All-Natural Range -  iii) Intensive Restorative Oil

I don't use this daily as I find the Rich Cream Salve is sufficient to do its work. 
However, I find it really useful when I am travelling overseas, especially to dry climate countries. We went for holiday a few months ago and the air was very dry there. It was also the cold and dry season.

My skin were dry, especially my legs. And to my amazement, when I applied the Intensive Restorative Oil on my legs, it absorbed into my skin almost immediately. 
This shows how dry my legs skin were and also how good is the oil that allows good absorption.

And a plus point is that this is a small bottle, thus making this portable and good for travel use. 
So this item is on my to-pack list whenever I go out of country. I know my skin will thank me then. 



All in all, I must say I am still a huge fan of Four Cow Farm products.
In fact, this is the only brand that I know that you can practically EAT the products. Yes, the ingredient list is so pure and is food-grade and I'm so in awe of the products from Four Cow Farm. 

I find this especially great for newborns or people with sensitive skins. 

So what are you waiting for? 
Place your order now to try! 
Try it to believe it! 



TO PURCHASE 

Please visit Four Cow Farm's Malaysia Website,
and for more info, please visit their 
Facebook page.



GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
I am pleased to announce that Four Cow Farm is sponsoring 2 sets of Family Range & 2 sets of Mother's All-Natural Range to 4 lucky winners!

The set consist of:-
1.)  Four Cow Farm's Family Range - 2 sets

each consists of
1 unit x Traditional Castile Hair & Body Wash 250ml
1 unit x Gotu-Kota & Calendula Rich Cream Salve 125ml


2.)  Four Cow Farm's Mother's All-Natural Range - 2 sets

each consists of
1 unit x Mother's Castile Hair & Body Wash 185ml
1 unit x Mother’s All-Natural Daily Rich Cream Salve 185ml

1 unit x Mother’s All-Natural Intensive Restorative Oil 85ml


Win a set for your family , or maybe for your friend's family. :")




HOW TO JOIN 

This giveaway is open to my Malaysian readers. (or as long as you have a Malaysian mailing address!)


Giveaway runs for 1 week and ends on 31st January 2018 (Wednesday) 11.59pm Malaysian time.

Please fill up the Rafflecopter(s) below 
and follow the instructions to to be eligible for a chance to win this giveaway!
You can enter BOTH Rafflecopters but you can only win ONE prize!




WINNER(S) ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway. 

The winners of the Four Cow Farm's Mother's All-Natural Range  are  Sherming Chua and Shu-Min.

The winners of the Four Cow Farm's Family Range  are Choo Jin Yee & Karen.

Congratulations to all!  
The winners will be receiving an email from me and also from Four Cow Farm on how to collect the prize(s) soon.


[Please reply the email within 48 hours with your contact details (full name, contact#, delivery address). 

If not, another winner will be chosen to replace you.]



a Rafflecopter giveaway
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The winner(s) will be chosen randomly using the Rafflecopter and will be posted in this post and will also be contacted via email.
If no reply from the winner(s) within 48 hours, then I will announce a new winner(s).



* Disclosure: I received the Four Cow Farm's Family Range & Mother's All-Natural Range for review purpose, but no monetary incentive was received. All text and opinions are of my own and represents my honest opinion of the product(s).

3 comments:

shu-yin tan said...

Hie Ann Ann,

Thanks for letting me know this.
I checked and it seems like Rafflecopter's website is having some downtime.
I will check again tomorrow and will try to fix it.

So sorry for the inconvenient caused.
Please try again tomorrow or another time.

Thanks,
Shu-Yin

Carol Mei Mei said...

Is this an international giveaway or only for Msian residents? I am from Singapore. =)

shu-yin tan said...

Hie Carol Mei Mei,

So sorry for the late reply. I was busy last weekend.

I did wrote this in the blog post,
"This giveaway is open to my Malaysian readers. (or as long as you have a Malaysian mailing address!)"

So you can attend if you have a Malaysian mailing address!
Thanks,

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