Tuesday, February 4, 2014

[Review] Hazeline Snow Moisturising Cream

Photo By: Elin Chow

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. 

Surprisingly, I have never expected myself to even have the interest to write a review for this product. But I am doing it now. I am excited to share because this is a very successful product with a long history.

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.

3. Non-oily

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.

4. Price

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.

6. Packaging

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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60 comments:

  1. Hi there.. luckily i found your review and it's on 2014! hehe.. where could i find this Hazeline ? because i didn't find it anymore in my country, and now I'm studying in KL. so is there any info please? :) thanks a lot..

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  2. Hi Finela, the product is really rare now. It's sad that it is losing its popularity in recent years. However, try look into Jusco supermarket or even the watson stores. I think some of them still carry this product. I have seen a small Indian shop selling this near my workplace too. Where are you studying?

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  3. yes yes i realize that this product become really rare now. Ah i see.. i will try to find them. You got yours also from watson ? or the Indian shop near your workplace ? I'm studying at Limkokwing, Cyberjaya :)

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    1. I found it in California

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  4. Nope, I usually got mine in Singapore. This product is still available in Singapore major supermarket. I only relocated to KL 6 months ago. My dad got my current one in some phamarcy in Johor.

    Cyberjaya is really far from my place! I am not sure whether you could get any there because I have never visited Cyberjaya before.

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  5. oh.. so this product in Singapore still available. Okay then.. i will try to search in Malaysia first, if i couldn't find it, i will just tell my sister to buy it because she stays in Singapore.. thank a lot for the information Elin! You helped a lot :)

    And yes, Cyberjaya is so far. Really far from the town. Usually i just simply go to sunday or sometimes around bukit bintang. I will try to search there .. :)

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  6. oh.. so this product in Singapore still available. Okay then.. i will try to search in Malaysia first, if i couldn't find it, i will just tell my sister to buy it because she stays in Singapore.. thank a lot for the information Elin! You helped a lot :)

    And yes, Cyberjaya is so far. Really far from the town. Usually i just simply go to sunday or sometimes around bukit bintang. I will try to search there .. :)

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  7. You are welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog too ^^ Why are you studying in Malaysia? Wouldn't it be better if you go to Singapore since your sister is there?

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  8. sure! :D
    if u ask why, i don't really know why also haha. Maybe because it is cheaper than Singapore. Sing Dollar now very expensive :( and some more i feel like better to stay in a place where i have no my family beside me. So i can be really independent :D

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  9. I see. I am living in KL with my Malaysian husband without my family and friends too. We could be friends if you dont mind! :) Singapore is a very expensive country. Thats why I came here with my husband.

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  10. ahh i see.. yeah. live without family and friends on our side is just difficult right :'( but the good thing is i can be independent and some times free enough to do this and that. And i guess you are quite fine here because you have your husband hehe. For me, my other half is in Indonesia and working. So I'm totally have no one except few classmates hehe.. Yeah sure we can be friends! :) So your husband is Singaporean also ?
    I know singapore is a very expensive country. I dunno why my sister still staying there with her husband.. haha

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  11. My husband is a malaysian, thats why i moved to K.L. ^^ Without family and friends sure is difficult. My husband is not with me now too. He is outstation for work. Singapore is a safe country. I think thats why your sister like there.

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  12. yes but maybe after quite some times, you will get used to it :)
    yeah i know Singapore is a safe country. But i think the reason why she likes to stay there is because she loves her job :) plus her husband also hehe

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    1. Wondering are you still looking for this Hazeline product. I am currently have 3 unopened bottles, new stocks of Hazeline Snow Cream (net weight: 45gram, Expiry Date: 16 May 2017)- Clear White for selling.

      For your information, Malaysian manufacturer for Hazeline Snow has stopped production in Malaysia due to high operational cost and unstable political issue. Their office and factory have moved to Vietnam since 2 years ago and set up plant there for manufacturing process.

      Selling price per bottle is SGD 12 in Singapore Dollar. I am from Singapore and if you are interested to buy this product from me, we can arrange for meet up in SG.

      If not, do you have any friend or relative of yours are looking for this product? You can just direct them to me.

      Sincerely,
      Wong Kian Hoe
      Lakeside, Singapore
      Contact: 8183 4880

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  13. Hey finela u can get ths product at normal guardian around kl. I been using it for long time. Tc

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  14. Sis.. may I ask? I am indonesian n I want to find this hazeline fot my mother.. where could I buy this item in online store? Thanks.

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    1. @jblily: There are a lot of websites where you could get this product. But the problem will be the high shipping fees you have to pay. You could probably get this from the Malaysia online store below. I believe shipping is cheaper than US website.

      Http://gpharmacys.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=241

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  15. Went to watson yesterday was informed dat this product manufacturer had back its production due to unknown reason

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  16. Is it good for acne? Pls r

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    1. Hi, i am not sure whether this is good for acne or not. But some people say this is will help to dry up the acne. You could try using it on a small portion of your skin. All products work differently for different people.

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  17. My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here at net,
    but I know I am getting knowledge daily by reading thes nice posts.


    my web-site: Velve Skin review

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  18. Can't find it now even in Singapore. Has it been discontinued? Anyone knows. Not a single news piece I could find about it online. Weird.

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    1. I left Singapore a year ago, so I am not sure whether this product is still available in the market. Probably you would want to check out NTUC, Guardian and Watsons. I remember a year ago, I can still find this in NTUC. If not, maybe you would want to consider purchasing online or in Johor. I have no problem find it in Kuala Lumpur.

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    2. Wondering are you still looking for this Hazeline product. I am currently have 3 unopened bottles, new stocks of Hazeline Snow Cream (net weight: 45gram, Expiry Date: 16 May 2017)- Clear White for selling.

      For your information, Malaysian manufacturer for Hazeline Snow has stopped production in Malaysia due to high operational cost and unstable political issue. Their office and factory have moved to Vietnam since 2 years ago and set up plant there for manufacturing process.

      Selling price per bottle is SGD 12 in Singapore Dollar. I am from Singapore and if you are interested to buy this product from me, we can arrange for meet up in SG.

      If not, do you have any friend or relative of yours are looking for this product? You can just direct them to me.
      Sincerely,
      Wong Kian Hoe
      Lakeside, Singapore
      Contact: 8183 4880

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  19. Elin,how to purchasing online?did u have the website?..

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    1. Hi, sorry, I could no longer find this product anywhere now. I believe Hazeline has decided to discontinue this product. It is such a pity. I hope they could bring back this product soon again

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    2. Wondering are you still looking for this Hazeline product. I am currently have 3 unopened bottles, new stocks of Hazeline Snow Cream (net weight: 45gram, Expiry Date: 16 May 2017)- Clear White for selling.

      For your information, Malaysian manufacturer for Hazeline Snow has stopped production in Malaysia due to high operational cost and unstable political issue. Their office and factory have moved to Vietnam since 2 years ago and set up plant there for manufacturing process.

      Selling price per bottle is SGD 12 in Singapore Dollar. I am from Singapore and if you are interested to buy this product from me, we can arrange for meet up in SG.

      If not, do you have any friend or relative of yours are looking for this product? You can just direct them to me.
      Sincerely,
      Wong Kian Hoe
      Lakeside, Singapore
      Contact: 8183 4880

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  20. hi, you can probably find this still in Singapore, in the small shops below HDB flats. I found mine in one such shop. bought it about 2 months ago if I'm not wrong though, so I'm not sure if its discontinued since then.

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  21. Hi, would you mind telling me which small shop you got it from? I'm from sg and I can't seem to find it anywhere and I'm wondering if JB has it too cos I can't go all the way to KL for this cream. Thank you :)

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    1. Wondering are you still looking for this Hazeline product. I am currently have 3 unopened bottles, new stocks of Hazeline Snow Cream (net weight: 45gram, Expiry Date: 16 May 2017)- Clear White for selling.

      For your information, Malaysian manufacturer for Hazeline Snow has stopped production in Malaysia due to high operational cost and unstable political issue. Their office and factory have moved to Vietnam since 2 years ago and set up plant there for manufacturing process.

      Selling price per bottle is SGD 12 in Singapore Dollar. I am from Singapore and if you are interested to buy this product from me, we can arrange for meet up in SG.

      If not, do you have any friend or relative of yours are looking for this product? You can just direct them to me.
      Sincerely,
      Wong Kian Hoe
      Lakeside, Singapore
      Contact: 8183 4880

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  22. hi i need to know where in sg exactly carries the green lightening range, ive been using hazeline for 16 yrs now and sadly, i heard the news from some shop owners too regarding its discontinuation. Apparently for now, Mustaffa centre still stock this whitening yellow box range but im finding for the lightening green box range. Somebody pls help!!

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  23. Hi, u can find the Whitening and Normal versions at Chinatown Complex, beside a POSB ATM at the center of the complex. Limited stock remaining.

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  24. Hi Elin Chow , my name is Shanta, im leaving in Penang. As u said this product is now very rare in stores. M searching for this product for more than 1-2 months but still couldnt find. Last time i purchase it from Indian shops and also a few mini markets but now no stock at all. Kindly advice me if u can find this product at ur place and get me the contact number as well. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Shanta, I am not sure where you could get your hands on this product. I have switched to another product since I could not find it anywhere now.

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    2. Hi Shanta, I am not sure where you could get your hands on this product. I have switched to another product since I could not find it anywhere now.

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  25. Hi Elin, for your info Hazeline Snow is no more in the market as our Malaysian Distributor has delist the item since 2013. I did cal direct to Unilever Malaysia Berhad, which is the main distributor of this product. So is no point waiting for this anymore. Those you find in stores are the old stocks.

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  26. Hello Elin! I'm from Malaysia as well but since none of us could find Hazeline product anymore, could you suggest any good products that works like Hazeline itself? Thank you :)

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    1. Hi Satilla, I would recommend the Garnier Light Complete Multi Action Whitening Cream. You could check out my review: http://elinchow.blogspot.com/2014/11/review-garnier-light-complete-multi.html

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  27. I was wondering who is importing this product in Malaysia and where can I get it in Kuala Terengganu.A friend of mine is desperately looking for Hazelene as other products are not suitable for him.He is in his eighties!

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  28. I had been using this product since young and had tried other brands over the years. Honestly, this is the best and cheapest. However, sad to say it seems more and more difficult to find it nowadays and those online are charging such high prices. Believe me, my skin had never been an issue and I swear my skin is the best in my office, observed by many people. Sincerely hope this product will continue......

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  29. yes i agree. hazeline snow is the best. i am desperately looking for that but hv never seen it in any shop now.
    anyone can advise where can i get that? or any website that i can purchase online?

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  30. KH Wong
    Do you still have hazeline snow to sell. I am interested.

    Ng

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  31. Hazeline snow is the best! I'm 32 but always get compliments that I have the complexion of a 20 year old. Have been using it since young but fiddled ard with other brands (fooled by the advertisements lor) which damanged my skin... But once back on hazeline, i got my flawless skin back. BTW i just bought Hazeline (new one produced in Vietnam) from the Venus shop in Clementi. Costs around $3.90 like dat. Smell differs from the previous one... It doesn't smell nicer to me as I love the original Hazeline smell. I'm still searching for the white and natural green range. That was awesome!

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  32. Hi..anyone know where i can purchase Hazeline(green)? In Malaysia. Tq

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  33. Hey there!

    Are you still interested in the Hazeline Snow Moisturizing Cream (Yellow) 100g?
    I have in stocks, original version (Unilever Malaysia).

    Do check out my page for more information :)
    http://carousell.com/p/50312408/

    Thanks!

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  34. Would be appreciate if anyone still have stock and would like to sell me. Please kindly email me at wandel_ooi@hotmail.com

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    2. wechat Qu33n-2u

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    3. http://www.11street.my/productdetail/hazeline-snow-moisturising-cream-snow-white-cream-18634398

      I bought from here. The price is still considerable.

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  35. Hi, not sure if this information is useful to anyone but Hazeline Snow has been rebranded as Citra. Their packaging looks similar. Just try googling Hazeline Snow Citra. You can easily find at Sinseh or old estates like Hougang or Commonwealth.

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    1. Hi Norazila, is it same as old hazeline? I saw it but don't know if it's the same as past...

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  36. I just bought after finishing one bottle, it's the same as the old hazeline, YOu can find it in Beauty Lugguage at clementi mall - thye carry the blue, yellow and pink

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  37. http://www.11street.my/productdetail/hazeline-snow-moisturising-cream-snow-white-cream-18634398

    I bought from here. The price is still considerable.

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    1. is it the same product and same formula ??

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  38. There's actually another type of it, newer version but i kinda forgot what's the name of it but it's with the white cap, i loved that one when i accidentally picked it up instead of the yellow cap. The white cap was cream-based instead of semi-solid which was one of the reasons that i loved it, somehow i think the smell was not really different than the yellow one. but if anyone who wants to try that kind of product but hate the semi solid base then, i would totally recommend the white cap one..the reason why i stopped using it was because it's kinda difficult to find it around my hometown during that time then i changed my products and kinda forgot about it. But i would gladly try to find it again if i can find one.

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  39. Where can I buy another one? I can't find it anywhere??
    Any help?

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