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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
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
The cream comes in a very recognisable product label of pink and white. 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.
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?