Today I'm gonna talk about Indonesian famous brand, Viva Cosmetic.
Product Name and Description:
Viva Pelembab Oil Control with UV Filter & Green Tea Extract
I took this pic from Viva Cosmetic official site
Lotion pelembab untuk kulit berminyak dengan pelindung sinar UV dan Ekstract Green Tea sebagai anti oksidan. Diperkaya dengan bahan yang dapat menyerap kelebihan minyak (oil control) sehingga kulit tetap lembab.
Oleskan secara merata pada wajah yang telah dibersihkan dan sebelum memakai make up.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aluminium Starch Octenyl Succinate, Ceteareth-12, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Mineral Oil, Dimethicon, Benzophenon-3, Propylene Glycol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Polyacrylamide, Perfume, Aqua.
This is how it looks like inside the bottle
I bought this product some months ago, around November 2012 if I'm not mistaken. U probably wonder why I purchased this product. I almost never showed any interest to this brand before. I only ever reviewed about the toner once. I tested this product right after I bought it, yes in November 2012 ago. I've written the draft long ago but I just published my experience now, that's pretty random of me, u know he he...
This moisturizer attracted me because it has Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract in the top list ingredients, note that. I paid about IDR 6k for 1 bottle.
I felt desperate when I saw there is mineral oil in the ingredients list. I knew when I already arrived at home. I did not check it completely at the store, kinda slipped again.
Ok, I knew that this product contained mineral oil, but I tried it anyway since the 'red flagged' ingredient not on the top list. I thought I still had a chance.
But I was totally wrong, this product is not gentle for my skin. On first trial, I spreaded the lotion on my entire face. It felt a bit greasy, I wait for several minutes to see how my skin would react.
This lotion seemed to trigger the oil glands in my face, my skin became greasy after maybe 5-10 minutes, more oily than usual. I also felt some little unpleasant feel on my skin after using this. U know the feeling if some product is not gentle enough for ur skin.
I still continued using this moisturizer on the second day, hoping that it was just an adjustment. But after my second trial, I started to have little/ tiny zits around my jaw and cheeks. So I stopped.
Like most of Viva products, this one also strong scented, even the scent is meant to be the kind of refreshing one. For those who hate fragrance in face skincare, stay away from this moisturizer.
It claims to have UV protection in it but not specificly written.
- incredibly cheap
- available locally in Indonesia
- Not suitable for sensitive skin
- Clogged my pores (little zits came up)
- Mineral oil, Benzophenon, and fragrance
Repurchase? Definitely NO. I gave mine to my neighbor who used Viva skincare.
I would not say that this is a bad product. It just did not suit for my skin, that's all. But I read many people out there like it. So it's purely personal opinion. Every people has different condition than the other. In my case, I have quite sensitive skin.
What do u think, readers? Are u Viva user ? Let me know if u're visiting my blog by leaving comments, its a pleasure to know that someone is reading my review^^
Just share ur thoughts, I'd like to know