Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review: Vitacreme B12 Moisturizer

This is a long overdue review! I bought Vitacreme B12 back in December and didn't start using it until January/February and now I love it. I just ordered a second tube on Sasa since it was on sale earlier this week for just $21.70.


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Vitacreme B12's exclusive and patented formula allows Vitamin B12 to penetrate deep into the skin delivering this essential ingredient where it is needed most. The result, healthy and younger looking skin.

Benefits of VITACREME B12

* Stimulates renewal of skin cells
* Hydrates and softens skin tissues
* Rejuvenates and improves skin elasticity and firmness
* Revitalizes and diminishes age lines and existing wrinkles
* Helps to prevent premature wrinkles
* Repairs and rebalances the skin's natural defense system
* Relieves and soothes chapped skin
* Smoothes or attenuates new or old scars
* Helps prevent peeling after a sunburn
* Can be used as a day cream and/or cosmetic base

Price: $36 for a 1.76 oz.(50ml) tube

My Thoughts

These are my thoughts that I wrote back in February and never posted. Please note that it was still winter and my skin was more dry back then. (FYI my skin type is sensitive and dry/combination.)

The first week I used it, I felt disappointed. I use the Vitacreme B12 only as a night cream and it was not moisturizing enough; I woke up to small dry patches on my face. Perhaps my hopes and expectations were too high. Nonetheless, I kept using it and I'm really glad I did!

You see, that first week happened to be a very dry week weather-wise. And yes, my skin needed time to adjust to the product (although other moisturizers did a better job that first week). The weather changed and a week of rain added much-needed humidity in the air; my thirsty skin was very grateful.

Mona said to give it a month, even though the website said results would be visible after two weeks. Ever so gradually, my skin adjusted. At first, the recommended massage after applying the cream seemed counterproductive. It felt more like I was rubbing it off my face instead of letting it sink in. But over the weeks, my skin got used to it.

After a month, just when I'd about given up hope and any expectations, I gingerly touched my face in bed one night...and noticed a soft, pleasant plumpness in my cheeks! The next morning, I noticed while my skin felt soft, it also had a certain firmness to it. I was elated. I felt like I'd somehow managed to recapture a bit of youth in my face.

It sounds silly but I'd noticed when my face lost the plumpness in my cheeks. At first, it was kind of cool...more cheekbones, less baby cheeks. But then...I didn't want it to keep losing it! I find there's a certain innocence and cuteness to soft, plump but resilient cheeks...and now I feel I've managed to regain that. =)

The creme spreads easily and absorbs quickly, and its texture is lightweight and almost "fluffy." It's pink and has a subtle scent which I don't mind (sort of a floral powdery scent). The tube has lasted me a good 6+ months since I don't use it every night (but I do use it most nights), so I definitely think it's reasonably priced.

Overall, I really like it if not absolutely love it. I like it enough to not be thinking of replacing it, haha, obviously as I've just ordered another tube. I have definitely seen improvement in my skin, especially when I keep using it nightly. I would recommend it as a night creme (since you need to massage it in and it doesn't have any SPF) and to anyone who wants something moisturizing but not too heavy, and especially anyone who has ever felt that his/her skin looks "tired."


  1. Thanks for the review! A lot of people were talking about this product before. Always nice to hear more opinions :]

    It's still too expensive for me and doesn't really fit my skin right now lol But it's definitely on my wishlist for the future! ^__^

  2. i need to get my hands on this creme as soon as I run out of my night creme! I've read some reviews comparing this creme to La Mer. Can't wait to try it :) Thanks for the thorough review <3

  3. Hmm, I've been thinking of trying this for a while now, thanks so much for your thoughts!

  4. Great review! I've been lemming for this vitacreme but afraid it'll be too heavy for my oily skin...

  5. Thanks for the review dearie! I was looking forward to your review since you like it enough to repurchase a tube~~

    Queenie (BeautyQQ on YT) said that you can even use it on your lips!

  6. Thanks for the review! I'm seriously considering purchasing this!

  7. i like it a lot too! its too hot and humid to use in japan summer right now, ill dig it out again soon.. hopefully it wont be expired >_<

  8. Ahhhh this much raved about stuff hates me but I am glad it works for you!

  9. nice review - reminds me that I ought to post my review as well :)

    It's a bit heavy for me to use right now on my whole face, but I use it as a pot treatment for dry skin now and then...I'm sure this will become part of my night routine once the weather gets colder/drier!

  10. Very nice, seems like everyone likes this. Will def purchase when I get older ^^

  11. Thank you for the review, I'm adding it to my Vitacreme B12 Australia distributor page on face book :)

  12. while using vitacreme b12, was it the only night cream that you used? is is ok if i mix it with the other acid product like hyaluronic acid?


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