Sometimes there are things I don’t plan on writing about but I do. One good example is today’s product review on Lanocreme Placenta Face Cream with Lanolin (15USD or 450php). This was given to me as a gift from my good friend Noelle, together with Manuka Honey and Lucas Pawpaw. Both latter products are more popular than Lanocreme.
- How much?
- Where to buy? All Things New Zealand (@Newzealandgoods_ph on Instagram)
One fine day when my The Ordinary Retinol smelled foul (I forgot it’s beyond 6 months already) and I was desperate to slather something on my face. I decided to grab the tub of Lanocreme Placenta Face Cream and the rest is history. Let’s begin with the detailed review shall we?
Lanocrème Placenta Cream contains lamb placental extract which is a rich source of skin nutrients and bio-stimulants, to revitalise and moisturise your skin. Lanocrème Placenta Cream improves elasticity, nourishing your skin so it looks smooth and glows with good health.
How to use: Apply before makeup, or as a night cream after cleansing and toning.
This cream hails from New Zealand and the cream formulation since 1959. Wow.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Lanolin, Placental Protein, Stearyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Triethanolamine, Parfum (Fragrance), Tetrasodium EDTA, CI 19140 (Yellow)
- Glycerin – It is used to treat many oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines. Glycerin attracts moisture onto your skin which is why it is considered a humectant
- Lanolin – Lanolin works double-duty; it both moisturises skin from the outside, and helps the skin to moisturise itself from within. The result: baby-soft skin.
- Placental Protein – The stem cells derived from sheep placenta are also used for their anti-aging properties as they promote collagen production and increase skin elasticity.
- Castor Seed Oil –
Ricinoleic acid can inhibit growth in the bacteria that cause acne. Castor oil is also rich in other fatty acids. The fatty acids in castor oil can also promote the growth of healthy skintissue, making it helpful in restoring uneven skin tones.
- Salicylic Acid – Salicylic acid causes shedding of the outer layer of skin.Salicylic acid topical (for the skin) is used in the treatment of acne, dandruff, seborrhea, or psoriasis, and to remove corns, calluses, and warts.
Country check – Philippines. Weather – Humid.
To be fair, I started using this product a month ago. The weather being more chilly and humid than usual, so I can’t say how this will work in summer time. But my skin drinks this up like WATER. It comes in a simple maroon plastic tub similar to Vicks vapor rub.
The texture of the cream is thick and feels luxurious to apply that I put on more than the average amount you’d apply moisturizer. HAHAHA! It smells like mild almond and cherries, reminds me of Jergens Original Lotion.
I apply Lanocreme on my face after I do the usual cleansing and toning, before treatments (currently using kati-alis for spot treatment). It absorbs quickly but it also leaves a thin layer of moisture on. This also reminds me of Korean Sleep Masks. It’s not greasy at all.
When I wake-up, my face looks so healthy and radiant! Like I can step out of the house even without taking a bath (JUST KIDDING). ALSO! With regards to its anti-aging claims, I think I need to use it for a longer period to see results so I’ll update this review maybe next year? I plan on keeping this as part of my permanent regimen.
One of the best moisturizers I’ve tried. I don’t even like moisturizers. This got me hooked. Highly recommended. I was not paid to write this! Willing to spend! Bye!