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Finally I finished this particular review. I have been drafting on this post since the beginning of January. Yes, it took me long to publish since there are so many distractions around me recently.
Hazeline Snow Moisturising cream - this is a popular skincare product that has been around since our grandmothers' generation. Well, at least for the majority who grew up in Singapore and Malaysia, I believe the Hazeline Snow Moisturising cream will not be unfamiliar for you.
I was first introduced to this moisturising cream by my parents when I was very young and have since been using it until I reached my teenage years. Unlike our grandmothers or mothers' time, we were spoilt with the varieties of skincare products available in the market today. Eventually, the Hazeline snow mosturising cream as forgotten by me. Not only that, I was convinced that this product is just too cheap for my skin until I suffered from a very terrible sunburnt many years ago from my trip to Tioman island in Malaysia.
About the Hazeline snow moisturising cream
Well, unlike from my usual product reviews, I couldn't really list out the things I like about this product. Rather, I would say I have a love and hate relationship with the Hazeline snow mosturising cream. Why? Let me explain more in details below.
1. Whitening and soothing effects
I must admit this product do have some whitening effects on my skin. The cooling texture of the cream helps to soothe the pains caused by sunburnts and regain my original fair skin tone.
Despite the fact that the Hazeline snow moisturising cream did help to heal my sunburnts, I could not be 100% sure that this will works for everyone. I could only assume that the whitening effect could be effective for people who suffered from minor sunburnts recently.
2. Texture and smell
Unlike most of the moisturising creams available in the market, this product does not come in a cream texture. The texture itself is semi-solid, but melts into a powdery cream when it comes into contact with the skin.
As for the smell, I could still accept as I dislike it to a certain extent. The product has a slightly rosy scent, but not to my liking.
The Hazeline snow moisturising cream can be easily absorbed, leaving my skin soft and smooth. This product will not make my skin feels greasy, sticky or heavy after application. Rather, it helps to mattify my skin with a powdery feel.
As such, the Hazeline snow moisturising cream is a product suitable for people from every age groups and skin types. It is such a popular and well-established product that you could easily find one in every household using it during the olden days.
I swear the Hazeline snow moisturising cream is dirt cheap!!! I got mine at around SGD 4++ only in Singapore or RM 12.30 in Malaysia!!! I believe I could not find another moisturising cream in the market that is priced the same.
5. Moisturizing power
If I have to choose between this and my Nivea body lotion, I will have chosen the latter as my everyday moisturizer. The reason is simple. I just feel that the Nivea body lotion is much more moisturising than the Hazeline snow moisturising cream.
I think the main thing I hate about the Hazeline snow moisturising cream is the packaging. The product comes in a glass jar with a yellow cap. Whenever I thought of using this product, I have to dig my fingers into the glass jar and try to get some of the cream out. Due to its semi-solid texture as mentioned above, I often have some of the cream caught inside my fingernails. To me, this is not only irritating but also unhygenic. It will be good if the Hazeline snow moisturising cream can be packaged in a more 'user-friendly' way.
In addition, for people who adore cute packaging, the Hazeline snow moisturising cream might be a very unattractive product for you. I guess this is why this product can be retailed at such a low price.
7. Contains Parabens
One of my concern I have about the Hazeline snow moisturising cream is that Parabens are used in the formulation of this products - Merthylparben and Propylparaben.
So... what are parabens? Parabens are commonly used as preservatives in many personal care products due to its ability to stop fungus, bateria and other microbes growth.
However, some of the researches have shown that Parabens could increase the risk of getting breast cancers for women. In-depth studies conducted by researchers has found high concentrations of Parabens present in human breast cancer tumors.
Even though the use of Parabens in personal care products have raised concerns of many researchers in recent years, FDA has not yet banned the use of such preservative. This is because the researches and studies done so far are not sufficient to prove that the use of Parabens in personal care products is harmful to human body. Instead, the amount of use is limited by the FDA where they consider to be safe.
I do not know whether products which contains Parabens are safe for my body or not. I am no reseacher myself. The researchers also do not know the answer themselves. What I could say is I will try to minimize the use of these products. I still do use them because I love what they can do for me. It's just that I try to substitute them by other products which do not contain Parabens for everyday use and use those with Parabens once in a while.
8. Blend well
One thing to remember when using the Hazeline snow moisturising cream is to blend it well and make sure everything has been absorbed into your skin nicely if you do not wish to walk around looking like a ghost.
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