Showing posts with label lips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lips. Show all posts

Nov 5, 2013

Review: Wrinkle Plus (Super Lip Repair)

Item Name: Wrinkle Plus (super lip repair)
Price: 248 yen
Bought from: Drugstore in Kyoto

Like I mentioned in my DHC Lip cream review, my lips and skin was really not adapting well to Japan's dry climate. I got increasingly worried when 2 lip balms later and the pain/ dryness was still not subsiding. 

I saw this product on sale while on my usual Drugstore pilgrimage. It was the first night of my Kyoto trip and as all the shrines in Kyoto close by 5pm, I didn't have anywhere else to go but Kyoto Central. I wanted to fully maximize my time and daily bus pass you see xD 

You can read more about my Japan trip when I blog about it ! But anyway I digressed x. X;

Anyway I randomly picked up this product because it claimed to be very good. 

Very smooth and glides onto the lip. Product can be a little hard in Japan's cold weather and it needs to be applied with your finger.

Appears translucent white in the jar, applies clear.

This has got to be the best product I bought in Japan. I bought this a week after being in Japan and after using a makeup remover that my skin was allergic to.

Meaning to say, I used it at a time where my lips were really not in a very good condition. They were not flaking yet but my lips was already feeling like sandpaper(little bits of dried skin on top) and the sides had cracked slightly. My skin & lips have the habit of turning red and painful before it starts flaking and my lips were at that hurting stage.

I had used the DHC Lip Cream for 2 days without much help but the moment I rubbed this unassuming looking product onto my lips there was an instant hydration. The pain was gone instantly and i felt so relieved! Granted of course, the effects are not permanent and
you still need to constantly apply it 

Pros:Highly effective and affordable

Cons:Jar design makes applying a little troublesome. Now I just kiss the surface of the product instead of using my fingers ahaha

Nov 4, 2013

Review: DHC Lip Cream

Name: DHC Lip cream
Price: 498 yen
Bought from: Drugstore in Japan

After a few days in Japan, it was clear that my skin and lips were not adjusting well to Japan's dry climate. I had to constantly apply lip balm and was coming to the end of the tube, digging the product out with my fingers -__-

Naturally, the logical thing was to purchase one in Japan.

I bought this at a discount from one of the many drugstores in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. It was highly recommended by a friend xD

Texture:Smooth and creamy but not as lubricant as I expected.

Colour: Appears Yellowish in the stick but applies clear.

Packaging:DHC has never been known for fancy designs. Instead they opt for a very sleek cylindrical design in beige and sliver colour. The product however is almost half as much as usual lip balms.

Moisturizes the lips averagely. Well it could be the fact that I have very dried lips and I'm used to using very creamy formulas like Nivea's lipbalm henceforth I found this product disappointing. Especially after comparing it's price which, after discounts is still higher than most lip balms.

However I have friends who swear by it, saying it hydrates their lips very well and does not give them any allergic reactions. So my opinion stands solely as mine. 

Pros:Reputable brand known for producing products without too much additives. Less likely to cause allergy reactions I guess.

Cons:Expensive, very little product and not moisturizing enough for very dried lips. Likely will not re-purchase.