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Mena Facial Cream Review

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Last post for the month of July. Today we’ll be doing a Mena Facial Cream Review. Are you familiar with this cream? It’s a very cheap facial cream made in Thailand commonly seen in drugstores; and admit it, it’s commonly used by our yayas (househelp). Back when I was in elementary, I recall my yaya aileen put a thick layer of this cream on her face. I wonder why, because honestly I don’t see any improvements. She still has plenty of pimples, and it only made her skin temporarily ghastly white.

A few of my on-line friends swear by it that it whitened their underarms. A few gave testimonies it made their skin whiter. I remembered. I got curious. I purchased a tube. How is it really?

MENA FACIAL CREAM INGREDIENTS

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Let’s dissect the ingredients shall we? I’ll also provide you a brief description of the important ones to help you understand

  • Beeswax (details below)
  • Vitamin E (moisturizer)
  • Titanium Dioxide (commonly used as pigment, also for sun protection)
  • Lanolin (a fatty substance found naturally on sheep’s wool. It is extracted as a yellowish viscous mixture of esters and used as a base for ointments.)
  • Cetyl Alcohol (solidifies product into wax)
  • White Mineral Oil
  • Paraben (preservative)

Bees Wax is probably the most important component for Mena Facial Cream. Good thing it’s also first on the list. It is a product made from a honeycomb of a bee. It helps reduce inflammation and as an emulsifier.

 

Mena Facial Cream Review

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I used it for a week. Nothing happened. It just made my skin feel sticky and oily. Using Mena Facial Cream also clogged my pores and gave me more comedones like whiteheads and blackheads.  I tried it on my underarms. Nadda. It just clogged its pores and gave me more “underarm blackheads”. Don’t waste your money on this stuff like I did.  Buti pa Chin Chun Su.

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Now I wonder how come this product is still popular in the market? Maybe my skin is not “hiyang” (suitable) for it? Have you tried Mena? How did it work for you?

I'd like to hear your thoughts, please do comment below. If you have feedbacks, suggestions, comments. Basically, it makes my heart fuzzy to know you were here :)

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  • Zahra Zadeh

    Hi Ms. Kaycee, I tried using this mena ung round yung lagayan and ok naman po siya. I think naging hiyang ako sa kanya. Im using this sometimes to lighten up my acne scars and it lighten naman though only a little. I remember that I even use this on my HS days for my crazy pimp and napapaliit naman niya hehe 🙂 My aunt also use this on her pimp and its effective on her too 🙂