Saturday, June 25, 2011

Review: Vitacreme B12 Regenerative Cream

About a month ago, I purchased Vitacreme B12 and started using it when my Body Shop Vitamin E Serum was used up. I've used it every night for about a month, over Bliv's blackhead sebum gel, and I am definitely repurchasing, despite how expensive it is. I got this 50 ml tube online for about S$40, but I think the regular retail price at Isetan's Nishino Pharmacy is about $50.

Honestly, I only bought it because I heard of it and it seemed to famous but I actually had no idea what it was famous for. :P I went online and searched, and it's supposed to be good for skin reconditioning, reducing wrinkles, improving skin elasticity and correcting skin dryness. I don't have any wrinkles so I can't say anything about that aspect, but after just one night's usage, I could seriously feel that my skin was much much smoother. I can definitely feel the reconditioning and improvements in skin elasticity. Seriously amazing.

Vitacreme B12 comes in a 50ml metal tube which you have to pierce open with the cap. Reminds me of Dettol cream, or Burnol. :P It's a thick pink cream that feels a little greasy and adds a slight sheen (typical of anti-aging products) when applied to the skin. It feels like it's just sitting on my skin, but when I wake up the next morning, it's all absorbed. I apply a pea-sized amount and only in the evening (as advised in the instructions). The trick is to apply sparingly or it might be too rich/heavy. I let my mum try it and she loves it too. I think it helps my acne scars heal faster too! Every morning when I wash my face, it feels amazing cos I can feel how smooth my skin is.

Ingredients list:

If you notice, there's a 6 month use-by period, but I fully expect to use it up by then. After about a month's usage, my tube is still quite full! I think I can expect to last about 5 or 6 months, just nice. Also, you'll notice that one of the ingredients is salicylic acid which is good for oily/acne-prone skin cos it unclogs pores. That's why though the cream feels thick and rich, it doesn't break me out!

The company also makes a body milk, anti-ageing serum and lightening beauty cream. I want to try them all but I don't know if they're available in Singapore, must really go check it out one day!

Rating: 10/10


K.C said...

Sorry, I haven't been commenting lately!

Ah great review. I was interested in this for a long time because everyone was writing about it and I'm glad it worked out for you. I want to improve elasticity too!

I want to try it but am worried about the corn oil because I'm so acne prone. Thanks for including the ingredients.

feeyona said...

Thanks for the comment - I went to google and realised corn oil is slightly comedogenic - apparently it has medium clogging probability. (I noticed the corn oil ingredient previously but didn't delve into it because it didn't break me out.) Looking on the bright side, it isn't heavily comedogenic. :P I find that salicylic acid really helps in acne-prone skin though, I'm not sure if the combination would help.

I really like the 'resurfacing' effects of Vitacreme b12 though. If you're afraid of breaking out, I think it helps if you buffer your skin with acne treatment first, then follow with a layer of Vitacreme. You could use pimple cream or tea tree oil or any kind of serum with anti-bacterial or pore-unclogging properties. I find this method prevents my skin from getting clogged up from products which might be comedogenic. Hope it helps! (:

Anonymous said...

definitely one of my skin acre prods of all time.. i am on my 4th tube now :)

feeyona said...

@Nic Nic - Yes love it!!! :D

Kalmo said...

Thanks for the very helpful response! Wah so many skincare items I want to try!

Kalmo said...

Hi Feeyona!

I saw results with the Mandelic Acid right away, the scars got permanently lighter with just one use. Best exfoliating product I've ever used. I would say 4 uses really helped. I hope you get! Very gentle and effective.

Mystic_lover said...

I just bought a tube from istetan Scotts b1, there is a 20% discount so I only bought it at 40+! They also sell the anti aging serum and some other products there, hope it works!

feeyona said...

@Kalmo: Thanks I'll check it out!

@Mystic_lover: OH MY GOD thanks so much for the tip! I'll go check it out next weekend hopefully. Can't wait to try out other Vitacreme products!


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