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Product Review: Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

     Hi lovelies! It's back to school once again. I'm guessing that malls will have their sale before school begins. I miss going to school :( I can still remember my cramming experience when buying school supplies and new set of stuffs. We always bumped into different people having the same dilemma as mine. Shoe sizes that's always out of stock, designs that were almost fading because it's the only one left, and so on and so forth. Those were the crazy back to school days fever. So before we bid goodbye to May, I will make a review of another skin care that I won from a giveaway.

     This product came from Mosbeau and it's one of AskMeWhats grand giveaway last December. Five long months have passed, this is enough for me to gauge how did the product fare with my skin. Prolly you know that I made a post on Mosbeau here after a month of usage. I didn't see any significant changes on my skin particularly on my freckles and uneven tone that's why I continued using this mositurizing gel but there's a doubt on my mind already. Shall we start the review now? This will be my honest to goodness take on Mosbeau All-in-One Facial Cream, the one being endorsed by Angel Locsin. 

     I tend to stay away from heavy creams on my face because it makes my skin oilier. When I discovered GNC Vitamin C Moisturizing Cream I said to myself that I will not dare look for another face cream until Mosbeau came but I have this love-hate relationship when I won the price because I'm afraid that using another product means starting back at one. Being a cheapskate, I will not spend over a thousand bucks just to try out a new product. With fingers crossed I just said to myself Okay, since this is free why not give it a try. 
Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream
I like the touch of gold on this tub, very classy :)
Experience the combined effect of anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and skin-whitening cream with this breakthrough all-in-one facial cream from Mosbeau! Enriched with-all natural and reconized skin-whitening ingredients in Japan like Placental Protein and Beta Arbutin, it helps make your skin radiant and fair. Loaded with moisturizing herb extracts, it also helps and nourish and hydrate the skin to make it feel velvety soft and smooth after every application. Now you can enjoy skin-whitening, moisturizing, anti-aging, and UV protection in just one, easy step!
Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream
After 4 months of using this religiously every morning, only a few is left on the tub.
size: 70g

price: SRP at 1,480** php ( Around $ 34.30+ )

place bought: free, giveaway prize 
Watson's, Mercury Drugstore, South Star Drug, Rose Pharmacy and PCX

instruction for use: After washing face, lightly pat dry face leaving the skin still a bit damp. Scoop an ample amount of cream and massage all over your face and neck using an upward, circular motion.

ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Squalene, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Dipotassium, Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ubiquinone, Placental Protein, Beta Arbutin, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Sericin, Algae Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Lamium Album Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Beeswax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Magnesium, Ascorbyl Phosphate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

Mosbeau All-in-One Face Cream
Gel type moisturizer that leaves a light and cool feel on my face.

What I like:

  • The packaging is very classy and it has a top plastic lid that's been a product saver for me when I accidentally drop the tub.
  • I like the scent, light and not overpowering.
  • The watery gel-cream formulation leaves a light feeling on my face.
  • Smooth to apply that's easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Not oily, not sticky and non-greasy. Can be used as a makeup base.
  • Free of Parabens and Dimethicone.
  • Brightens my face and it helped me lightened my post acne marks.
  • For the price, its fairly reasonable for a 70g product that lasts me about 4 months. Do the math :p
  • Boasts 70g of product compared to other brands that contain only 50g.
  • There's a batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the box.

What I don't like:

  • Even though I like the packaging, I still find it bulky so I need to transfer it in another container for travelling.
  • No major changes on my freckles and skin tone. I'm already fair to start with so I guess ladies with medium tone will see some improvement on their skin specially on whitening department.
  • This jar/tub type of packaging is unhygienic since you have to scoop out the product and using your fingers will contaminate it.
  • I don't know how much SPF is in it, I wish there's a 15 or 30 SPF even if they included Sericin as UVA/UVB blocker in their ingredients list.

Will I repurchase? Yes! Not for lightening/ whitening part but as a moisturizer and an anti-aging product. Maybe if I have an extra money and is not itching to try other moisturizer in the market.

     I give this a 4/5 rating. Now I'm almost done with this, I just want to share a few things about the product. Even though they labeled this as an all-in-one face cream, you still have to use a separate sunblock prior to sun exposure. Don't expect this cream to produce miracle overnight. Patience is a virtue and consistency is the key. You have to use this religiously to see your desired results. This cream is sold with the peeling soap so it's best to use them in pair if you want drastic changes to which I will tell on another post. Always do a patch test for allergies. You will see some herbal ingredients on the list and I know some people allergic even to natural and organic products. They too can cause allergic reactions. Being organic doesn't mean it's safe for everybody. I'm not saying that this cream is organic, it just contain some natural ingredients. 

     Whew! Another long post and detailed review. I hope this may somehow fed your curiosity about Mosbeau. I know a lot of girls wanted to try this and include in their skin care regimen but they're afraid of wasting their time, effort and money if bad reactions occur. I will also make a comprehensive review on Mosbeau soap this week so stay tuned ladies!

     Have you tried any Mosbeau products?What's your experience with it?Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~

Product Review: Dove Intensive Moisturizing Cream

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

     Last month, my mom gave me a tub of this moisturizer and I'm very eager to use it because my legs tend to become dry during cold months. I told myself that this product will work wonders with my dry skin because Dove is known as the moisturizing product from their ads and it also claims to be gentle on skin. Many of us have known Dove since our childhood days. I still remember when my relatives abroad brought different variants of Dove soaps and lotions as "pasalubong".
Dove Intensive Moisturizing Cream
Dove Intensive Cream for complete daily skin care
The intensive cream from Dove offfers rich care and a pleasant feel on the skin during and after application. It combines nourishing ingredients and a generous dose of active moisturizer.
Dove Intensive-Cream- for soft and cared for skin. Especially suitable for very dry skin areas.
size: 150ml

price: free

place bought: Saudi Arabia

ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Praffinum Liquidum, Glyceri, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Microcristallina, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamide Amp, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer,Disodium EDTA, Perfume, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Pentaerylthrityl, Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dilauryl Thiodiproportionate, Alpha- Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclo Hexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891
Dove Intensive Moisturizing Cream
product well sealed with foil
Dove Intensive Moisturizing Cream
texture is creamy and thick

What I like:
  • The tub is cute, actually i like the color of this better than Nivea creams, well-sealed and has manufacturing and expiry date on the side.
  • The smell is not overpowering, smells like Dove soap- white variant.
  • The texture is creamy and thick, a little goes a long way.
  • Has English translation since it came from Middle East.
What I don't like:
  • Unhygienic since it's in a tub.
  • Very moisturizing that it will make your skin oily if you use more than what it is intended.
  • Poor absorption of the product, takes more than 5 minutes in my case.
  • Can be very greasy if applied in the morning.
Will I repurchase?No, I like Glysolid more better than this.

     I give this a 3/5 rating. I think this product suits people with very dry skin. A little amount should be use in dry areas like elbows, knees, heels and hands because the product can get very sticky and greasy. Use a spatula when scooping out the product from the tub to avoid contamination.

     Do you use moisturizing products like Dove on dry skin?What other products can you recommend?

Good Times!~


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