Lafine Vegetable massage cream review
Sunday, 23 August 2015
The last product in my Bntnews box for the month is the Lafine massage cream. It's made of five skin-friendly vegetables (cucumber, tomato, parsley, water parsley and carrot) to deliver natural vitamins and nutrients to skin as well as reduce swelling and bloating. It claims to calm fever and heat, which makes it the perfect item for after-sun care in summer. If only it were Summer here so I could try it out for this purpose!
The brand Lafine is new to me, and I found that they make Catalina Geo products too- I reviewed their primer a few days ago.
The packaging looks quite medicinal but quirky at the same time. I can imagine a bearded hipster wearing that vegetable print on a button up shirt!
The 2nd ingredient is mineral oil which I was initially worried about because I am so scared of clogging my pores. However, according to Paula's Choice, mineral oil molecules are actually too large to be absorbed into the skin, making it impossible to clog your pores! Phew!
Here comes a really big no no. Notice how the lid of the product says 'foaming' instead of firming? How come no one noticed this before they mass produced the product? If I did not get this item through Bntnews, I would think it's a fake! This is unacceptable to me.
Directions state to apply a generous amount of the cream on your forehead, nose, cheeks and jaw. Massage in little circle motions from the interior to the exterior of your face. Wipe with a soft tissue.
I got a nice surprise when I saw all the little red and green capsules in the cream! It's like Christmas!
The cream is thick and quite oily, just like you would expect of a massage cream. This makes it ideal for body and face massage. The cream smells like refreshing cucumbers, which is one of my favourite skincare scents. As the main ingredient is mineral oil, the cream does not absorb into the skin, so you do have to dab off excess with a tissue especially on your face otherwise your hair (and anything else) WILL stick to your cheeks! For this reason I was not a fan of using this cream on my face as I just felt greasy and dirty, which is not a good feeling to have when you have acne prone skin. When I used it, I did notice more breakouts, whether it was due to the ingredients or the massage inflaming my skin, I couldn't tell.
I do like using this cream on my body though, and think it will be great to use in the Australian Summer due to it's refreshing scent and hydrating properties.
Overall, this product is average for me and I wouldn't really recommend it.