Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mentholatum Mogitate Kajitsu Lip Balm Review

Mentholatum had launch a new product under their lip care line which is the Mogitate Kajitsu Lip Balm. Mogitate Kajitsu actually means fresh fruits. It has a variety of five flavours to choose from which are:
- Strawberry
- Orange & Mango
- Lemon & Lime
- Grape & Berry
- White Peach

I had read some raving reviews from beauty buffs who were sent with these lip balms to sample and as a balmholic, I really wanted to try them. At the time I discovered these lip balms, they were not sold in Malaysia and were just launched in Singapore's Watsons stores. So I waited a little while longer and in late October, I stumbled upon these lippies neatly arranged on the lip balm section's shelf! I could hear a distant sound of an opera song being sang in crescendo in the background while I was picking a tube up! Heheh.. 

Since there are five different flavours and as indecisive as I was, I steeled my heart to just get two tubes which were the Orange & Mango and the Strawberry flavours.

The Mogitate Kajitsu Lip Balms are made with natural fruit juice, honey and beeswax to deep moisturize and smoothen lips. They are also enhanced with Vitamin A, C & E which helps to prevent skin damage and early sign of ageing skin. The vitamins also helps to soften, condition and protect lips. The lips balms are great for day wear since they contain SPF for protection against harmful UV rays.

The list of ingredients and product information are printed on the back of the blister packaging.
List of ingredients for Mogitate Orange & Mango: cetyl ethylexanoate, ceresin, petrolatum, beeswax, caprylic/capric/myristic/stearic triglyceride, ethylexyl methoxycinnamate, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) juice, mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract, honey, retinyl palmitate, zea mays (corn) oil, squalene, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, polyglyceryl-2 diisotearate, glycerin, polyglyceryl-10 decaoleate, ascorbyl teraisopalmitate, menthol, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, butylene glycol, water, fragrance.

List of ingredients for Mogitate Strawberry: cetyl ethylexanoate, ceresin, petrolatum, beeswax, caprylic/capric/myristic/stearic triglyceride, ethylexyl methoxycinnamate, fragaria vesca (strawberry) juice, honey, retinyl palmitate, zea mays (corn) oil, squalene, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, water, menthol, glycerin, polyglyceryl-2 diisotearate, polyglyceryl-10 decaoleate, ascorbyl teraisopalmitate, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, fragrance.

The lip balms comes in plastic tubes with a thicker twister mechanism at the bottom and slightly longer cap sif compared to other standard tubes of lip balms. The body of the tube is printed with coordinated colours according to the flavours (orange for Orange & Mango and pink for Strawberry). There is also cute fruits illustrations suggesting the flavours inside the tubes. The back of the tubes were printed with some Japanese words which I presume are the company's address.
Cute illustrations with coordinated colours according to the lip balm's flavours.
Can anyone translate these for me?

There is no safety seal since the balms were packed inside the plastic of the blister packaging. 

Twisting the balm out is a breeze since the twister is thicker than any standard tubes of lip balms. The balms have a thick texture and does not smush easily. They have a whitish transparent colour bordering to being opaque white. The balms' tube did get stuck and had to be pushed back in when twisted out too far out of the tube.
Twisting the balm out.
Fruit juices from a tube anyone?
Translucent and almost opaque white sticks of balms.

The Mogitate lip balms glide over my lips very smoothly and goes on clear and matte without any high shine or gloss. They did not leave any sticky or waxy feeling on my lips. The lip balms did indeed moisturize my lips and there is also a tingling cooling effect of menthol felt which I like very much. The cool feeling lasted for quite some time making me enjoy this lip balm even more. The Mogitate Orange & Mango lip balm smelled more like sweet orange and I didn't really detect any mango scent. The Mogitate Strawberry smelled sweet out of the tube but it kind of smelled like sour strawberry candy while applying it on my lips. Both lip balms are tasteless.

Here's how the balm looked like swatched on the back of my hand:

My verdict: I like the minty feeling the balms had on my lips and the fact that they are indeed moisturizing. I would've like them even more if they were sweetened to compliment the juicy fruity scent. I might repurchase these again after they are finished and also some other flavours just to try them out.

You can get Mentholatum's Mogitate Kajitsu Lip Balms at any Watsons stores for RM11.90.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yves Rocher Lavande Essentielle 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream Review

Yves Rocher Lavande Essentielle 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream is the last tube of the foot-pampering-trio I got from Yves Rocher. So far I like the skin smoothing foot scrub and I really love the super-comfort foot cream. I don't have a problem with smelly feet but since the trio comes with a foot deodorant, I just simply felt that I have to try it.

The 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream is a unique cream that turns from a cooling cream into a powder-soft and springfresh talc formula. It is made with essential oil of organic lavender and botanically-derived active deodorizer to help keep your feet dry and odor-free all day. When applied, the cream is transformed, with a talc effect on the feet, its efficacy is guaranteed to last for 12 hours.

The 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream comes in a light purple plastic tube with a standard flip tab. The body of the tube is opaque so I could not see how much cream is left inside. Just like the other Lavande Essentielle's line of product, the logo of Lavande Essentielle and product's name is printed on the front of the tube. while the list of ingredients and product information is printed on the back. Out of all three tubes from the feet-pampering-trio, I liked the choice of colours on the 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream the best because the lettering are printed in dark purple making them very profound against light purple coloured tube. I just find the colour combination very sweet indeed.

The list of ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Tapioca Starch, Lavandula Angustifolia Water, Glycerin, Oleth-20, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP, Coplymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate, PEG-75, Oleth-10, Menthol, Parfum, Mentha Piperita Oil, Linalool, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Edta, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Allantoin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Limonene, Coumarin.
The back of the tube printed with list of ingredients and product info.

Just like the foot scrub and the super moisturizing foot cream, this foot deodorant also opens with a flip tab.

The 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream has a very soft runny lotion-like texture and is opaque white in colour. It has a definite cooling effect when applied on my feet. The cream spreads easily and turns into a powdery texture (hence, the talc effect) when it is fully absorbed and dried. I can actually see the powdered texture on my skin. The cooling effect subsides as the cream is absorbed and turns into the protecting powdery talcum but it subtly lingers on long after the lotion had dried. I did felt that my feet stayed dry and fresh all day long even when I am wearing a thick sock to keep my toes warm during cold office hours. I do have to wash off my hands after applying this cream as it leaves a white powdery film on my fingers.
A small dollop of foot deodorant on the back of my hand.
The foot deodorant partially massaged and absorbed into my skin.
The creamy lotion turned into a powdery talcum that keeps feet dry.
The leftover lotion on my fingers also turned into powdery talcum.

The deodorant foot cream has a peppermint scent fused with lavender. I liked the scent of this deodorant foot cream the best if compared to the foot scrub and the foot cream. The minty smell is very obvious and it gives a soothing effect when combined with the lavender scent which gives a relaxing feeling.

My verdict: I love this 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream. I think I just love all the three foot-pampering-trio that I bought from Yves Rocher and it will become a staple in my foot care regime. I am definitely going to repurchase this again.

You can find more information on the deodorant foot cream at Yves Rocher's official website.
You can purchase a tube for RM45 if bought individually or RM70 if bought in the trio set.

Yves Rocher Lavande Essentielle Super-Confort Cream Dry Feet Review

Yves Rocher Lavande Essentielle Super-Comfort Cream Dry Feet is one of the feet pampering products I picked up together with the foot scrub and the 12hr foot deodorant. The Super-Comfort cream is made with essential oil of organic lavender. It is an infinitely soothing care for all feet, even the driest. The ultra-rich cream melts onto the skin leaving your feet relaxed and nourished. The benefit is felt from the first application.

The Super-Comfort Cream comes in a purple transparent plastic tube with a flip tab on the cap. The product weighs 50 ml and should last for 6 months after it has been opened. The logo of Lavande Essentielle and product's name is printed on the front of the tube. List of ingredients and product information is printed on the back.
The transparent purplish tube of Super-Comfort Cream - Dry Feet.

List of ingredients: Aqua, Lavandula Angustifolia Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Persea Gratissima Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Coco-caprylate/caprate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Glyceryl Caprylate, Parfum, Cethyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Shorea Stenoptera Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Linalool, Carbomer, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Bisabolol, Tetrasodium Edta, Coumarin.
The list of ingredients printed on the back of the tube.

The tube opens with a flip tab to reveal a small hole for the cream to be squeezed out from.
The flip tab opens revealing a small hole in the cap where the cream comes out.

The Super-Comfort Cream has a lotion-like texture and is white in colour. It has a cooling effect where it is applied on skin. It melts into my skin easily leaving no sticky or oily feeling. It really does indeed moisturizes my feet. I find that with daily use, my cracked and dry heel has become softer and the cracks are gradually disappearing. I really love this foot cream! This is a really great feet pampering product that I have ever used.

Here's how the cream looked like blobbed onto the back of my hand:

Here's how the cream looked like spread and partially massaged into my skin:

It has the same thick lavender scent mixed with some essential oils like the Foot Scrub but not as pungent or thick. I would have preferred it to be a little bit softer and sweeter but it is not something that I could not bear with. Seeing that the cream is super duper great in keeping my feet soft and pampered, I don't think I really mind about the smell.

My verdict: I love love love this foot cream! It is super moisturizing and helped repair my dry cracked heel. It also kept my feet stay soft and moist. I also love the fact that it has a cool minty feeling when applied on skin. I would definitely repurchase this again and again and again!

You can check out further information on this great foot cream Yves Rocher's website here.
You can get your tube of this foot cream at any Yves Rochers' outlet for RM32 if bought individually or for RM70 as a part of foot-pampering-trio set.

Yves Rocher Lavande Essentielle Good-As-New Foot Scrub Review

Ever since I had tried Yves Rocher's Lavande Anti-Fatique Feet Massage Iced Gel, I was itching to try the rest of the Lavande Essentielle's line of feet pampering products. On a fine afternoon when I was window shopping, I saw that Yves Rocher is having a sale on the Lavande Essentielle line which is offering a trio of Good-As-New Foot Scrub with Pumice Stone, Super-Comfort Cream for Dry Feet and 12hr Deodorant Foot Cream. If bought individually, the foot scrub costs RM30, the foot cream RM32 and the deodorant foot cream RM45. The total of all three should be RM107 but I bought the trio for only RM70 which is way way cheaper!
The Lavande Essentielle trio of feet-pampering products.

For this post, I am going to do a review on the Lavande Essentielle Good-As-New Foot Scrub with Pumice Stone.

The Good-As-New foot scrub is made with essential oil of organic lavender and mixed with crushed pumice stone. It is an effective beauty treatment for dry, rough feet which will become smoother with regular exfoliation. All you have to to is apply on damp feet once or twice a week, the rinse with water.

The foot scrub comes in a see-trough plastic tube with a flip tab cap. The tube weighs 50 ml and can last for 6 months after it has been opened. I think the cap can be unscrewed but since I am a weakling, I could not twist it open. From the transparent body of the tube, you can see how much product is left inside. The logo of Lavande Essentielle and product name is printed directly onto the body of the tube. The back of the tube is printed with product information and list of ingredients.
Product info and ingredients list on the back of the tube.

List of ingredients: Glycerin, Aqua, Pumice, Lavandula Angustifolia Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cococaprylate/caprate, Prunis Armeniaca Seed Powder, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Parrfum, Linalool, Ceteareth-33, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Allantoin, Tetrasodium Edta.

The opening of the cap is small but just enough to get the foot scrub out of the tube.

The foot scrub has a lotion like texture and is actually colourless. The mixture of the pumice stone is the culprit of giving the foot scrub a muddy colour. Upon application, the foot scrub felt cool against my feet but it goes away while scrubbing and the pumice stone felt very coarse which gives a nice scrubbing effect on rough skin. I find that the essential oil that binds the pumice stone together gets absorbed into the skin while I was scrubbing my feet making them feel softer. Since the scrubbing particles is made from crushed pumice stone, they do not melt and lasts while I was scrubbing my feet. The foot scrub rinses off easily with water leaving my skin baby smooth. It did not slough off the thick and hardened patches on the balls of my feet as well as my very dry heels though but I guess with time and regular use, it will help to soften them.

Here's what a dollop of foot scrub looks like:

Here's what the foot scrub looks like scrubbed against my skin:

The foot scrub smells quite strongly of lavender mixed with some essential oils I could not detect. But the scent is really pungent if smelled directly. Lucky it is for the feet which is way far from my nose. After it had been rinsed off, the pungent scent turned subtler which is more tolerable.

My verdict: I really liked the Good-As-New Foot Scrub which left my feet very smooth and soft. I love the fact that the essential oils help soften my feet plus the coarse pumice stone really does help smoothen my skin leaving them baby smooth. The only problem I had with this product is the smell. I would have loved it even more if it smelled more sweetly or minty lavender which could help sooth my senses as I scrub. i would definitely purchase this again once I run out.

You can check out Good-As-New Foot Scrub with Pumice Stone at Yves Rochers' official website.
You can purchase the foot scrub at any Yves Rocher's outlet for RM30 individually or as a part of Foot Care Trio for RM70.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Phillips Milk of Magnesia Review

I used to have a normal skin with occasional breakouts but a few years back my skin started to become very oily and the occasional breakouts turn to quite not so occasional anymore. So products that promises to control oil, prevent breakouts and diminishes enlarged pores always attracts me. I have tried several products and none seem to work. In the end I turned to the power of Google and did some searching on products that is supposed to be great on oily skin and I found information on the usage of Phillips of Magnesia on skin.

Phillips Milk of Magnesia is actually magnesium in liquid form that helps to neutralize excess stomach acid. It is also considered to one of the more gentle laxatives. Milk of magnesia can treat both indigestion and constipation. You must be wondering why the heck did I put this medicinal laxative liquid under my cosmetic review, right? Well, apparently I had read reviews on the Internet that milk of magnesia works wonders on oily skin. Many women uses the liquid for a makeup primer and some others uses it as a way to help control their oily skin and blemishes. It is also said to be great in tightening pores. So this is a definite must try for me.

A bottle of Phillips Milk of Magnesia.

Phillips Milk of Magnesia (MOM) comes in a blue plastic bottle complete with a white screw-on cap plus an additional measuring plastic cup. It weighs a whopping 12 fl oz (355 ml). There is a plastic safety seal at the bottle neck to ensure freshness of the medicinal liquid inside.
The safety seal still intact.
The blue bottle and the measuring cup.

The list of active ingredients: magnesium hydroxide.
List of inactive ingredient: purified water, sodium hypochlorite.

The bottle is opened by just a twist. The opening of the mouth is quite large giving a good access to the liquid inside.
Laxative anyone?

The texture of the magnesium milk is quite runny and looks just like milk. It does not have any smell. Just like any laxative/antacid medicine, the bottle needs to be shaken well before we can use/consume the medicinal liquid. The same goes for this milk of magnesia. Here's what it looks like:
Milky substance for the stomach and face.

Since it is liquid based, it spreads easily but if put too much on face, it could get drippy. Here's how the milk of magnesia looked like spread onto the back of my hands:

Here's how it looked like dried:

Applying the milk of magnesia on my skin is easy. It goes on clear while it is still wet but it will turn into a chalky white mask while it is drying if put too much. Lots of women use this as a makeup base to control their oily skin under their makeup. As for me, I just use this as a mask. There is a tightening effect felt as the milky substance is drying. My skin did felt a bit itchy initially but the feeling went away after a few minutes when the liquid had completely dried.

I had tried using a thick layer as an overnight mask and my skin was matte the next morning after I woke up! It don't think it will leave any whitish residue on my pillow but I covered my pillow with a towel just in case. I also had tried using a very thin layer on my skin for day wear and I found that it indeed helped my skin stay matte for half the day. The milk of magnesia can be washed off using a wet washcloth but for me, I just  rub my skin it gently with water until all the dried milky substance is gone, then I follow up with my daily cleanser. I had to make sure that there is no dried particles left blocking my pores to avoid from my skin breaking out.

Since the bottle of MOM is quite large and I didn't want to contaminate the whole content inside the bottle, I poured out some of the MOM into a smaller bottle for my daily use.
My small bottle of MOM.

My verdict: I love this Phillips Milk of Magnesia as a mask to control my oil. In terms of oil controlling effect I think this is the best product that I've used so far. I only need to use a little bit of liquid for my whole face so the big bottle will last for quite some time.

You can read about Phillips Milk of Magnesia as a face care for oily skin here.
You can find more information about the product from Phillips' Relief official website.
I bought mine from with the help from Ryan sgDrugstore@Lowyat Forum for RM43.64 excluding postage.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cafe Ritazza @ Klia Review

Last month my husband and I, together with my eldest brother went to KLIA to send our sister off for her 10 days course in Korea. Her flight was scheduled to take off at about 9 pm so we were there by 7.30 pm to check her in. After all that halu-balu of checking in was done and my sister got together with her fellow course mates, my brother suggested we have our dinner at Cafe Ritazza which is just on the same level as the departure hall.

Cafe Ritazza @ KLIA.

Cafe Ritazza is just a small shop lot at the corner opposite from the Time Traveller's book shop. It offers various dishes and also some pastries options. My brother swore by their Tuna Metlz which was sold out when we were there. I just love carbonara so I ordered one Fettuccine with Carbonara to share with my husband and my brother also ordered the same dish. He added a plate of Lamb Shank and two choices of pastries (Beef Feuillete and Chicken Cheese Croissant). For drinks I ordered Iced Chocolate while my husband just had some mineral water and my brother ordered Hot Chocolate.

The seating arrangement was quaint and simple. We did not have to wait too long for the drinks to arrive. They came together with the pastries for appetizers. The chocolate drinks were okay but nothing to shout about. The pastries were nice and puffy but I thought the the Beef Feuillete was a little bit salty. Can't say much about the Chicken Cheese Croissant because cheese is meant to be salty. Hehe..
The drinks.
The pastries.

The Fettuccine came a few minutes later together with the Lamb Shank. The Fettuccine is basically fettuccine served with carbonara sauce and some chicken ham strips garnished with some carrots and chopped oregano. It tasted creamy with just enough of seasoning to taste. I find it difficult for me to enjoy most carbonara based spaghetti dishes mainly because of either the lack of taste or too much salt but I found this dish has a nicely balance of the creaminess and the slightly sweet and salty taste to the carbonara. Yummy!
Yummy Fettuccine Carbonara.

The Lamb Shank is a dish of grilled lamb shank served over mashed potatoes with salad  topped with thousand island dressing on the side. The lamb shank was generously drizzled (actually poured) with BBQ gravy. The lamb meat was cooked perfectly and it was very tender. It tasted quite salty when mixed with the gravy though. The mash potatoes (hidden underneath the lamb shank) was creamy and goes nicely when eaten together with the lamb meat and the salad. I didn't really enjoy the dish since I am not a big lamb eater but my brother and my husband liked the dish.
Lamb Shank.

The total of our dinner for that night was a whopping RM120.50! Good thing my brother was paying.. hehe!
The receipt.

Dining experience at Cafe Ritazza @ KLIA was very nice and the atmosphere was very relaxed as if time slowed down while everyone else was bustling through the airport. I might go back there if I am in KLIA to have the Fettucine Carbonara again and I want to try the Tuna Meltz that my brother raved about.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Lip Essence Review

For this post, I am reviewing Majolica Majorca's Honey Pump Lip Essence. I actually bought this lip essence with my sister (we bought one each!) on our lunch break a long time ago so this review is quite overdue.

The Honey Pump Lip Essence comes in a small clear plastic tube weighing 6.5 g. with a honey coloured plastic screw on cap. The tube has an illustration of a honey comb and the back of the tube is printed with either description or list of ingredients in Japanese (I'm not sure because I can't read Japanese).
See-through plastic tube makes it easy to check content level.
The back of the tube.

The lip essence has a slanting applicator making it easy to apply.

The lip essence is honey coloured and has a very nice watery jelly like texture making it easy to control when applying over lips. The glide is very smooth and it goes on clear and shiny like a clear lip gloss. It does not feel sticky and gives a nice wet shine on lips. It has a nice subtle sweet scent unlike most honey based products. The lip essence took some time to sink into my lips but after it did, my lips felt smooth and soft. There is also no tingling feeling upon application but I did notice a slight plumping effect though.

Here's a swatch of the lip essence:
A drop of lip honey lip essence.
The dot of lip essence after it had been evenly spread.

If this lip essence is applied liberally your lips would have a mega-gloss look because of the mirror-like shiny effect it gives. I prefer to dab some off after the essence had seeped in so that the mirror-like gloss becomes less glaring and looked a little more subtler. 

You can find more information about the product at Majolica Majorca's website.
The Honey Pump Lip Essence can be purchased at any Watsons stores for RM19.90.

Nature & Co Three Butters Lip Balm Review

I am addicted to lip balm and I just can't seem to stop trying loads of them. I would definitely will be swayed to try anything new especially those with great reviews. Sometimes I would just gamble and try out any lip treatment products that looked interesting to me without reading about it first on the net. Sometimes it's a miss, sometimes it's a hit.

So, when I was buying some toiletries at Watsons, I noticed that Nature & Co had some new additions to their line of products. I was looking at the products when lo and behold!, there was this cute little lip balm jar that kind of called to me. Hehe.. I didn't buy it immediately though, I went back and did some reading on the product first. The lip butter did get some good reviews so when I was at Watsons the next time, I did pick it up. 

Nature & Co Three Butters Lip Balm.

The Nature & Co Three Butters Lip Balm is described to be a lip balm that will moisturize and plump up your lips. It is made with emollient ingredients such as safflower extract oil, olive extract oil, macadamia nut butter, cacao butter, shea butter, macadamia nut butter. It has a sweet herb scent that is supposed to make you feel happy.

 The list of ingredients is printed on the back of the cardboard package: Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Extrin Palmita Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, TE, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Fragrance (Parfum), Simethicone, Tocopherol, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).
The list of ingredients at the back of the package.

 The Nature & Co Three Butters Lip Balm comes in a thick see-through chocolate coloured plastic jar with a black plastic screw on lid. The label on top of the lid gives the product a vintage look with cursive printed font and illustrations of the emollient ingredients the balm is made of. The lip balm weighs .2 oz (5.8 g).

The bottom of the jar is pasted with a clear sticker label printed with what I presumed to be the product's description in Japanese.

The lip balm is white in colour and looked very shiny and impenetrable when I first laid my eyes on it. It looked very different from other lip balms in a jar which usually has a matte look.
A newly opened jar of lip balm.
A glossy and shiny surface of balm.

Even though the balm looked impenetrable, in truth, my finger just went through the surface without any resistance. It is just like a thick and sticky lip butter and I had no problem swiping with my finger and onto my lips. It goes on clear and a bit glossy. It glides on smoothly and there is no sticky or waxy feeling but my lips did feel like it has been applied with a heavy and thick lip cream. Because of the thick consistency, it took some time to be fully absorbed. My lips were dry when I used the balm and it really did helped moisturize them. The balm is tasteless and has a slightly sweet herbal scent that is bearable to my nose.

Here's how the texture of the lip balm looks like:

Here's how the balm looks like swiped on the back of my hand:

The evenly applied balm:

My verdict: I find that the balm is best suited to be used as an overnight treatment balm since the thick feeling may not sit well for day wear. I did find the balm to be a mesh of a treatment balm and a gloss because of the soft texture and the glossy effect it gives. I did notice a slight plumping effect when I left the balm overnight on my lips. This is a great treatment balm but I am not very sure I would repurchase again since I like to try new things.

You can find more information about Nature & Co at their website (but it is in Taiwanese language!)
You can purchase this lip balm at any Watsons stores for RM22.90.

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