July 19, 2010 | 13 comments so far - join the discussion!
For a month, or maybe a little longer now, I’ve been trying to use these Vitacreme B12 products consistently to do a review for you guys. I actually even recorded a review video three times! But somehow, there were always problems with the video, or I just simply wasn’t happy with it.
Anyhow, I’m finally doing the review today, as a blog post, because I figured that maybe Youtube just doesn’t like Vitacreme B12. haha!
Okay, for those who don’t know what these products do, they are basically a multi-functional cream, much like Nivea, but whats so special about it, is that it is currently the only cream on the market, that contains Vitamin B12. Both are made from Switzerland.
First of all, I want to clear that I love the both of the products. They are definitely great for any age or skin type.
It was first recognised because Japanese actress Norika Fujiwara had raved about it and said it was the reason behind her beautiful skin. At 40, she still looks so young and her skin is definitely glowing.
“About VITACREME B12
VITACREME B12 is the first cosmetic cream containing Vitamin B12. CHECK your cosmetic creams. You will not find another cosmetic cream
containing Vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin. With its deep penetration capability,it helps regenerate, nourish and moisturize your skins tissues. Although VITACREME B12 is recommended as a night cream, it may be applied as an essence, a day cream or a make-up base.
VITACREME B12 is manufactured by the cutting edge cosmetic technology of a Swiss laboratory in Lausanne. The result of more than 15 years of pharmacological and clinical tests, benefiting from references from well known neutral experts on the European plan.VITACREME B12 is tested and under permanent control of the Swiss Vitamin Institute.
Reseach & development have been concentrated on the formula for a cosmetic cream containing Vitamin B12 to meet our endless desire to preserve healthy and younger looking skin. In 1998, after 25 years of continuous study and effort, the research team was able to successfully and economically combined Vitamin B12 with naturally derived ingredients in a safe and stable formula without destroying its extraordinary properties.”
The first one I’m going to review is the Anti-aging serum.
The texture of this serum is very watery. It smells abit like “Old Lady”, but isn’t very strong. I like to use this serum in the day time just before I apply my make up. It serves as a fantastic make up base and seems to even out my skin tone as well. The watery texture helps to moisturise my skin. This product is fantastic because it actually sinks into my skin immediately, and I’m not even exaggerating.
I usually hate waiting for facial creams to sink into my skin, especially in the mornings cause I’m always in a rush. I like to apply this serum on my forehead and smile lines as it states that it is made for “Anti-Ageing”.
I can’t comment much on how the “Anti-Ageing” aspect of the serum works, as I only had a sample size tube and with any face product, it normally takes at least 8 weeks to see a difference on your skin. However, I did really enjoy using this product as a make up base. I mentioned that I didn’t like the smell, but the smell doesn’t overpower the fragrance in your make up.
The highly recommended Vitacreme B12 Regenerative Cream
They have been so many raves about this product that I was almost not going to believe the hype… but I must say, it really does live up to it. Its a fantastic day and night cream. I like it because it’s so light yet so thick.
Now this cream claims to:
- Fix skin fatigue, drying, aging, dull
- Enhance skin elasticity and firming skin
- Prevention of premature fine lines and wrinkles appear
- Dodge and smooth wrinkles
- To improve dry, deeply moisturizes
- Dilution and repair old and new scars, acne prints, signs of insect bites
- Calm skin after sun damage, burst, swelling, and peeling and other issues
- Can be used for children miliaria (prickly heat), or diaper rash
- Men use of effective relief after shaving irritation
And as you can see, it really is quite a lot to claim for a tube of cream. And although its a fabulous product, I think I can only say I only see half of the claims, which is still reasonable though, as I was only using it for a little over a month, and I only have the sample sizes.
I think it was a bit of a plus for me as well, because I am testing it in the Winter of Sydney, and it did get really dry. As a side note, I do have combination skin – more on the dry side, especially in Winter. Using this cream, I felt that it was extremely moisturising. Like the Anti-Ageing Serum, the cream sank into my skin almost immediately after applying. However, I do prefer to use this cream in the night, and the serum in the day.
I actually noticed a huge improvement in my pores as well. Prior to using this cream, I had extremely large pores, and I have noticed a huge improvement, but that could also be because I’ve paired this cream up with my Bliv Cellnique skincare products.
The texture of this cream is very thick as I pointed out earlier. It comes out as a milky pink colour and really seems to make my face a glow after applying (the “fix dull” skin claim is definitely true!)
I can see how most of the points can work, but I won’t be able to “state” them at this point.
I definitely did not notice a huge difference to “wrinkle reduction” though, but that could also be because it takes quite some time for those differences to appear. I would not recommend to only use this cream in the winter, especially if you have extremely dry skin.
I think the downfall to this regenerative cream is that because it sinks into the skin so quickly, I found that I had to continuously reapply to get continue feeling moisturised. I loved the effect for about an hour, but then my skin would feel dry again after a short period of time.
The packaging of this product is actually, like the sample, a tube. I think it would be very handy because it is about 50ml and the size of a toothpaste. The tube is also very much like a toothpaste, in the sense that you can actually squeeze the product out. I think the packaging of the Vitacreme B12 is definitely a selling point.
As much as I loved this product, I think the only reason I wouldn’t purchase it is because of its price and the fact that it isn’t easily accessible. However, Akisa from AkisaShop.com has actually started to stock these creams. They are selling for AU$45 for a tube.
I know its a hefty price, for a cream that serves for so many purposes, I really think its a fantastic product. I’ve even heard from many other reviews that this cream has helped them get rid of their old stubborn acne scars.
Although these samples were given to me by Akisa, I am in no way being dishonest in this review. I do not receive commission, nor did I receive any money from her to do this review. You can also check out the reviews on MUA.
I hope you guys enjoyed this review, and I’ll be back real soon for more posts! If you guys have tried this cream, 0r serum, I’d love to hear what you have to say as well!
Love ya all, as always.