Silka Papaya Whitening Pearl Cream
Bought for: More or less P30/6g
Bought from: Mercury Drugstore
I am a fan of Silka Papaya Body Lotions--it has been well-loved for being a local brand that really is effective in making skin healthy and glowing. If, for one second, you think that their skin care line is limited to soaps and body lotions, well, guess what, you're thinking wrong! Oh but maybe I was just the only one who's too late for this game because I never know until just lately that Silka Papaya has pearl creams! About a month ago, Adrian and I just dropped by Mercury Drugstore one time to buy some Myra E capsules for Ate Rose and I spotted this product on the bottom shelf. See, for late bloomers like us, we're not to blame!
- Gently hides dark spots and blemishes by providing an even pearly white matte finish.
- Contains Papaya Enzyme and Vitamin B3 to help erase unwanted blemishes and whiten skin from within
- Enriched with Vitamin E to help maintain the proper moisture levels on your skin and keep it protected from pollution.
Directions For Use
Apply an even amount of Silka Papaya Whitening Pearl Cream on the face and neck. For best results, cleanse your face with Silka Papaya Facial Cleanser before applying. Use in the morning and at night.
Just what would you expect with Silka. Of course, it has notable Carica Papaya Enzymes that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins which do multitude of things for the skin. Although I'm a bit dubious as to how effective this product is knowing that the aforementioned active ingredient came in only a small percentage. I'm also wary of the Petrolatum (the largest in amount) and Wax because these are ingredients with thick consistency and has the tendency to clog the pores.
Although the box was properly labeled, it came in a sleek type of box with useful information, I find that the compact it came with is partly substandard. I mean for only less than P30, I couldn't expect a lot but I just can't help noticing. The lock isn't exactly tight, air could still pass through so I'm worried the product could get contaminated easily. Good thing, it only came in a 6 g of products so it would be easy to let it go and repurchase.
The pearl cream appears like pastel yellow for the container and reeks of a combination of fruity and floral scent I really love. I guess it could be off-putting for some who does not like strong scents, but it doesn't bother me at all. The consistency and look reminds me very much of Zale Skincare BB UV Foundation Cream with only a few differences. Both has a strong scent to it, has a thick consistency and is both effective to even out the skin tone and brighten it. I just find that Zale's much more blendable and has more moisture to the cream. This is what I'm most scared of. Because the compact container of Silka is a bit lose, the air can pass through, drying out the cream inside.
Silka Papaya Whitening Pearl Cream is a pain to blend with fingers. I noticed that it was tricky to apply and it certainly cling to dry patches if not blended quickly. Make sure to apply some moisturizer underneath to lubricate the skin prior to using this. I also found out that using a beauty blender or any soft sponges would make the job done. The softness of the sponge and the strokes makes the product melt on the skin giving you a really nice glow.
Contrary to its claim that it sets matte, this product certainly does not dry into a matte finish. It leaves a dewy layer and feels a bit greasy too. Though I would say it's pretty lightweight as if you don't have anything on. I would just suggest that if you have oily skin, set it in place with a mattifying powder as it also tends to move around. With frequent use, I guess you'll just get the hang of it. I just had to set aside the fact that it makes the skin oil up faster because my skin does not look like it's oily, it looks like it's more of the glow. It does not feel nice on when you touch your face but it certainly looks nice on the skin.
As you can see from the photo above, this leaves a white cast on the skin so you really have to blend it well on your face and include the neck too. I guess that the secret is pretty much all about blending. Don't expect for high coverage because it will disappoint. Glad that it has a yellow tone to it so I don't have to worry about it making my skin look gray and dull. I have been using this for over a month now and I can say that it is gentle on the skin and did not break me out.
And for the whitening claim, I don't think it makes any difference. But I would like to keep it during the days I would like to look glowing and fresh without having to put additional makeups on. I'm pretty sure pearl creams like this would really come handy especially when I'll be doing a quick errand outside and I'm just too lazy to make myself up. Just this and a tint, I'm pretty sure I'll survive!
I haven't made myself clear yet whether I like this product or not but given the fact that it's so affordable, why not. I also like products that brighten up my dull skin so I would recommend you try this out. I think it's useful for those with dry, normal or combination to oily skin types! Just make sure to moisturize and blend with a sponge! Here's an update 4 hours later, no setting powder, no retouch!
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