Monday, June 22, 2015

Bless Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin Review

Hello, lovelies~ I am currently weaning off my retinoids, so I am looking for a moisturizer to use at night. After a long and tedious search, I opted to try a local brand called Bless that has helped treat my problematic acne skin back when I was in junior high. They have a range specifically made for sensitive (or so they claim), so I tried it out.

The box has a white and light blue theme, complete with the ingredients and information of the product. There is also an expiration date printed on the back of the box, precisely on the corner bottom right. The moisturizer is placed inside a squeeze tube with a flip cap on the end.

While there is no general consensus of sensitive skin in dermatology, it is usually specified as having no fragrance inside the product. The moisturizer boasts its suitability for sensitive skin, so let's check out the ingredients.

I skimmed the ingredient list and found that it is indeed fragrance-free, yeay! Right after the solvent and emulsifier (isohexadecane, steareth-2, steareth-21, sodium gluconate), it has emollients that moisturizes the skin (isononyl isononanoate and ammonium lactate). To make it the skin smooth to the touch, it utilizes the role of silicones (cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, decamethlycyclopentasiloxane, and cyclohexasiloxane). To add more moisture to the skin , it adds humectant (glycerin and sodium lactate) that helps draw moisture from the environment into the skin. Since there is a mix of emollients and water, there is carbormer to prevent liquids and solids from separating.  There is sodium hydroxide to keep the pH in the right range.  Allantoin is added to this moisturizer maybe as a skin softening agent as that is how allantoin usually works. As for the preservatives, it uses disodium EDTA, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, and propylparaben. For my sensitive skin, it is suitable as it is absent from any fragrances and essential oils.

There are no colorants as well, which is always a plus in my book. I never quite understood the point of dyeing the creams aside for aesthetic purposes. The lotion is white with a slightly runny consistency, just slightly. It blends easily without dragging my skin and sinks in without a heavy feeling of greasiness afterwards. 

I have used it for around two to three weeks and my skin loves it. There are no current acne, redness, or itchiness when I use it. It kinda reminds me of the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, but less greasy. Have you tried this moisturizer from Bless? Let me know in the comments what you think about it. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Bless Facial Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin
Available in most drugstores and supermarket (Guardian, Century, Bless counter, Carrefour, etc)
Rp 70,000 for 40 grams

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  1. Gak pernah liatt. Aku udah lama ngeliatin bless sih ci.. Penasaran sama foundationnya yang buat kulit berminyak/berjerawat gitu katanya bagus.. Ini mirip DDMG yah ci?? Ah jadi pengeenn. Waktu itu nyobain sekali doang DDMG enak banget, tapi teteup nyari yang mirip-mirip dulu gak mau langsung beli yang itu. Haha

    1. Hi, Vani~ Rasanya lebih enak yang ini kalo buat aku. DDMG di kulitku malah jadi lengket + berminyak. Mahal pula untuk moisturizer doang >.<

  2. Thank you for making a review on this glorious moisturizer. I cant find any on google and I'm glad that you're the one who reviewed it (Is it a weird to think that you are the Indonesian version of Caroline Hirons? haha). I've been using it for a month, I have combi oily skin but since I started using this, my skin becomes rather 'normal' hardly oily-which is mind-blowing. So I'm glad that this could be a winner for you too!

    1. Hi, Rizky~ Awh, I'm flattered to be considered that, :D It's great to hear that this moisturizer is doing wonders for your skin. I am SO in love with it right now! ^_^ <3

  3. is this also works for dry skin?

    1. Hi, there~ I don't think this would be moisturizing enough for dry skin. I currently have combination skin and it's not too good at moisturizing the dry areas on my face. Maybe you can try other creams that are more moisturizing? Thanks for visiting.