Archive for August 26th, 2010
As a heavy hand cream user, a budget alternative is LOVLovLovely. If you are not so concerning about ingredients and only ask for decent hand cream for moisturizing, these Boots Hand & Nail Creams are worth to consider. There are many choices of budget hand creams available in Boots (TH) pharmacy, these are the cheapest among them.
Jasmine & Jasmine Rice for moisturizing & calming, smells like Thai coconut ice cream, yummy! Green Tea & Soybean for revitalising & rejuvenating, smells florally pleasant. Tomato & Tangerine for moisturizing & brightening, smells like sweet bubble-chewing-gum, a little bit cloying over use.
From left to right: Jasmine & Jasmine Rice, Green Tea & Soybean, Tomato & Tangerine
Amid the three, Jasmine & Jasmine Rice is the most moisturizing one compared to the other two. Green Tea & Soybean and Tomato & Tangerine are more lightweight and they are not exactly sufficient for very dry hand. Besides, Jasmine & Jasmine Rice contain sunscreen Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; where Green Tea & Soybean and Tomato & Tangerine contain Benzophenone-4 as sunscreen. From my personal experience, my skin is more tolerant with Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate. I prefer to put them for day use, not only because they contain UV absorber and I love their powdery-smooth finish, but their budget cost is indeed very attractive, especially I wash my hand with soap frequently.
In term of their non-greasy texture and lovely fragrance, they are compatible with premium brand in my opinion. Concerning about efficacy, they are capable to moisturize but lack of intensive treatment effect. I didn’t notice much until I used them on my feet. I recently have minor cracked heel that resulting from wearing sandal frequently. I soaked my feet in warm water to soften, applied Jasmine & Jasmine Rice hand cream generously to moisturize, covered feet with cotton socks for overnight care, but I saw minimal improvement in two days. I always believe hand cream can be a foot cream simply because I saw a good result with some hand creams before, and they are not necessary a premium one. Later I tried again to prime the targeted area with treatment oil, then seal by the hand cream again…. It worked!
I have been using them for nearly five months now, love the Jasmine & Jasmine Rice most and I had finished it in just two months. They retail for THB100/100ml each, usually go under different promotion campaign and I bought mine THB199/100mlx3. In case of emergency, it can be treated as body cream without breaking your heart at such a friendly cost, I had done so in few circumstances. All in all, I would love to keep the Jasmine & Jasmine Rice for its extra moisturizing factor.
Ingredients of Jasmine & Jasmine Rice
Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Parfum, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Jasmine Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, CI14700, CI19140.
Ingredients of Green Tea & Soybean
Aqua, Stearic Acid, Glycreol Monostearate, PEG-90 Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Mineral Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate 60, Parfum, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Propylparaben, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylparaben, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Maltodextrin, CI14700, CI19140, CI42053.
Ingredients of Tomato & Tangerine
Aqua, Stearic Acid, Glycreol Monostearate, PEG-90 Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Mineral Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate 60, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Ethylparaben, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Maltodextrin, CI14700, CI45425.