Gone deep into the ocean of Mermaid Island

Since I started creating content for my blog site and my Youtube Channel, I have been looking for an interesting and unique concept to review, then came 2017, organic skincare and cosmetics became a trend in the marketing industry and so the search for the most unique local brand started.

What qualifications fall in the ‘unique’ list? First, the concept must be original and one of a kind in the town/country. Second, it must be really interesting. So interesting that it catches the attention of many people and makes people want to try it before it becomes famous. Third, it must be in trend or start a new trend.

I have encountered few organic local brands already since the search began, and it was a fun journey for me. I learned a lot from testing the products and interviewing the manufacturers and brand owners.

This year, 2019 a new discovery left me in awe. It was unique, magical, organic and locally made – just what I’m looking for.

It is unique in a way that no one has done it in town (yet). The concept is well thought of – from the contents of the products, to its names, up to its packaging.

The brand I’m talking about is none other than MERMAID ISLAND. Mermaid Island is owned and managed by a beauty and lifestyle blogger, Via Tancuan. It is an organic cosmetics and skincare line. Based on the brand name ‘Mermaid Island’, the concept is a magical world under the sea theme. You can read more about the backstory here.

Went deep to gather the facts

Fact: if Ariel is real she’ll absolutely love this brand.

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What I really love about Mermaid Island is how well thought and eye-catching the packaging of each product is. It’s fun and unique, it’ll make you turn back and check out what kind of product it is. Each product has a unique and creative name which I find brilliant. The packaging is eco-friendly. It’s witty and I love it!

Oh there’s more… Mermaid Island products are natural and vegan friendly. It’s safe for all ages. Everything is gentle and non-toxic and safe for all ages, even pregnant and lactating moms. You can read more about the brand here.

Treasures of Mermaid Island

Bath & Body Products

  • Boy Next Shore – A Shampoo bar for men
Photo by Mermaid Island

I really like this shampoo bar, I know it’s for men but I love its smell. It smells like Calvin Klein perfume.

It’s gentle on skin and my husband said it didn’t make his scalp itch and after using it he didn’t have a dandruff.

  • Deep Seacret – Shampoo bar for women with dry and damaged hair

I like this shampoo bar. It smells good and like the shampoo bar for men, it’s gentle on skin. I didn’t have dandruff after using it.

The product doesn’t melt fast and it didn’t make my hair rough and dry. It actually made my hair soft, which is really great.

  • Anti Bact-Coral Green Landterm – Hand Sanitizer

I never go out without this sanitizer. It helps me keep my family have clean and protected hands. It’s amazing because it’s safe for kids too. It’s also like a moisturizer, amazing! The sanitizer isn’t irritating on the skin and doesn’t give us a rough palm.

It smells like baby powder and I kind of got addicted to it. The smell goes nearly an hour (if you’re touching a lot of things) after using the sanitizer. Whenever I notice that the smell is gone I squeeze a pea size on my hand to make my hand smell good again.

  • Cathfishccino – Lips plumper and exfoliator

I am amazed by this product. Catfishccino is infused with Macadamia Oil, which keeps your lips hydrated and exfoliated. It’s a mix of Coffee Robusta and Arabica and it stimulates blood flow and increases collagen production so our lips can stay soft and kissable, sultry and extra pouty.

Cosmetics

  • Seaside Balmer – Matte Butter Lipbalm

I like the shade of this Seaside Balmer – nude. I thought I can’t pull off a shade like this but I was wrong.

I like the formula of this one because it’s not hard to apply. Even though it’s matte it’s still moisturizing and easy to take off.

This lipbalm smells nice and doesn’t have a flavor.

  • Beach Perfect Waving up in Vegas

Beach Perfect collection is a Lip, Lid, and Cheek Clay Stain. It’s all natural and safe for all ages. Other than it smells good, it tastes nice too. Don’t worry it’s non-toxic. In fact, like their other products breastfeeding and pregnant women can use this too.

What I like about Waving up in Vegas is that it has the perfect shade for any event. When you apply it and spread it evenly, you’ll see that the pigment is consistent, it doesn’t go any darker.

It’s long-lasting and flawlessly turns into matte texture. Like the lipbalm, this clay stain is pretty moisturizing and hydrating too.

  • Beach Perfect Cod Romance

This Cod Romance is a lighter shade of Waving up in Vegas. They almost have the same formulation- this shade is more matte than the other one.

This shade is perfect to use as a blush on, it looks natural on the cheeks and it smells nice, you won’t worry about doing ‘beso’ with the people you meet.

Those are the treasures I got from Mermaid Island. In case you missed it, you can read the inspiring story behind this brand here.

For orders and other inquiries, visit their facebook page and instagram account.

Get ready with me using Mermaid Island’s products:

A Mermaid’s Tale

The Story Behind Mermaid Island

A thought crossed over the mind of a known beauty and lifestyle blogger, Via Tancuan on September 2017 as she was sporting her bold colored hair. She noticed that her hair color is fading fast whenever she uses a regular commercial shampoo. She wondered if there’s an available shampoo in the market that is gentle for treated and dyed hair. Via searched and learned that there are available shampoo that does what she’s looking for but it all cost relatively high.

Creator, Via Tancuan

The idea popped in her mind again in May 2018, after getting married and was then pregnant. She realized that she needed to use cosmetics and skin care products that are healthy and safe; she needed an alternative.

Aside from color-friendly hair creams, she went searching for face powders and eye makeup that are safe for pregnant and lactating women. Knowing that it’s not only her who might be experiencing the same kind of sentiments, she started attending courses to learn more about the craft and science of mineral cosmetics and organic skin care.

Hence, Mermaid Island finally came to shore.

What is Mermaid Island?

Mermaid Island is a local brand of an all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free line of cosmetics. It was inspired by the carefree yet fancy, bold yet mysterious, undiscovered yet mesmerizing world of mermaids.

The underwater concept is supposed to be easily relatable since most girls of all ages have once watched Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid or Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel which are often depicted as calm, friendly, beautiful, unyielding, too excited to walk to be on land.

You’ll see how each product name is carefully thought of, as well as its variants. For one, Beach Perfect (Lip and Lid Cheek Clay Stain) is inspired by the musical “Pitch Perfect”.

Beach Perfect Collection, Image from their FB Page

All of its shades are named after songs too, with a touch of anything related to island life, sea, summer, and creatures of the ocean. For example, Tropic Like It’s Hot (reminiscent of Drop it Like It’s Hot by Snoop Dogg ), and Reef I Were A Boy (If I Were a Boy by Beyonce Knowles).

Swatch Image from their FB Page

Mermaid Island recently launched a few skin care products for men, including shampoo bars, dry shampoo, and hand sanitizers.

Their Advocacy:

Mermaid Island promotes self-love by encouraging makeup fans to invest in their natural health. The brand only uses certified all organic and natural raw ingredients to ensure that women can enjoy good and quality cosmetics that are safe (even for teens, pregnant, and lactating women), effective, and environmentally friendly.

The Clam Squad behind the makeup line’s goal is to inspire all women by being confident and finding beauty in enhancing their own skin through the use of natural products. For them, choosing healthier options is like ‘outswimming’ – winning a race to uphold a good cause.

Mermaid Island plans to create a shrimpact by providing quality, affordable, and unintimidating beauty that will dolphinetly complement their clients’ ever dynamic lifestyle.

Each product is carefully handcrafted with love and mermaid magic – Mermaid Island swears by a motto, “Beauty that outswims, outstands.”

For more information follow them at:
https://www.facebook.com/mermaidislandph
instagram.com/mermaidislandph

For inquiries you can contact them at mermaidislandph@gmail.com
0956 249 5365