2 Jan 2017

Review: Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream


I visited Mamonde Malaysia on their Mid Valley branch outlet opening special in August 2016. It was a fun visit as all visitors were greeted with beautiful fresh roses and miniatures set. Laneige was having a sales so a lot of people are attracted to the counter. Pretty much 90% of AEON customers on that day gathered around Mamonde and Laneige. Bravo Amore Pacific!



Today I'm gonna throw in a really short and simple review on this Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream that I received during my visit to the Mamonde opening.


According to the brochure I received the other day, this product is a breed of ceramide and hibiscus extract. Ceramide, as you're probably aware of, is a popular skin moisturizing and repairing ingredient. A lot of brands uses it, even Hada Labo. And the unique part of this cream is the hibiscus extract, which is claimed to compliment the moisturizing factor of ceramide and retain moisture in a light-weighted manner. While hibiscus works deep down to hydrate the skin and supply it with moisture, ceramide seals everything in and prevents moisture loss from the skin. In other words, this product will work great for those with dry and dehydrated skin!


Let's take a closer look at the texture. As you can see, it is an soft emollient cream that evens out smoothly on the skin leaving a thin layer of feathery light, almost-non-existing moisture film on the skin. Definitely not sticky or overwhelming at all. And I also really enjoy the subtle floral scent that comes from flower extract in the cream. It is definitely a treat for the skin. It will work well for normal/combination to dry skin. I think it may be a little bit rich for oily skin in Malaysia/tropical country, and may not be powerful enough for very dry skin.

The texture is similar to, but much lighter than Belif Moisturizing Bomb. Those who enjoy the moisturizing property of the Belif Moisturizing Bomb but finding it overwhelming can try this out though!



INGREDIENTS

Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hibiscus Syriacus Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearyl Behenate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Carbomer, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucosedistearate, Polysorbate 20, Peg-100 Stearate, Ppg-5-Laureth-5, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Disodiumedta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS
(CosDNA)

Looking at the ingredients list, at least we know that most skin benefiting ones are present in larger quantities. Mamonde normally uses very straightforward ingredients. Their masks, for instance, uses mainly those flower extracts as advertised, instead of flowery additives for additional marketing vows. In this cream, we have shea butter, hibiscus extract, squalane, hyaluronic acid, adenosine and ceramide, all of which are moisturizing and skin barrier repairing heroes. I couldn't find a lot of research on the skincare on hibiscus extract, except knowing that it contains antioxidants like polyphenols, anthocyanins and flavonoids to promote cellular renewal, repair moisture barrier damages, soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

PERFORMANCE


Another delightful innovation of the ever-evolving Kbeauty market, in my opinion. This cream is a good one, with light-weighted yet moisturizing properties that most normal-to-dry skin folks living in a tropical country desires. And it is about KRW 10,000 (USD 8 / RM 40) cheaper than Primera Alpine Berry Watery Cream with similar texture and function. I like it, but not liking it enough to consider buying a full size bottle as I can afford those from Primera and Belif with better textures. But students, or younger skin can definitely check this one out.



About: facial cream, moisturizer
Properties: moisturizing, hydrating, skin barrier repairing
Best suited for: normal/combination to dry skin; anyone who wants a non-sticky moisturizing cream
May not suit: very dry skin; oily skin; those living in a cold and harsh weather

packaging: ★★★☆
scent: ★★★
texture: ★★★★
ingredients: ★★★★
efficacy: ★★★
overall impression: ★★★ (quite good and I enjoy it but I prefer Primera)

You can get this from: Mamonde Malaysia | Hermo
[Disclaimer] This is NOT a sponsored review. Products are purchased with my own money. All copy right of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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