Since it’s been depressingly rainy this week, I decided to do a review on something that looks real cheery and reminds me of good times. This is none other than my Country & Stream Honey Body Cream. Check out the happy yellow tube, with a cute teddy in towel to boot!
Price: ¥500 for 200g (I think, I got this in Tokyu Hands when I visited Tokyo last year) I’ll be heading there again in October and will update with the price when I see it there.
I can’t read Jap. If you can, please tell me what the banner above says. All I can tell is this is hydrating (保湿成分) and inferring from the hand image and the bear, something to do with skin and honey. Hahaha, pictionary game here. 🙂
Packaging: Opaque squeeze tube with a flip top, doubles as a base so the tube can stand vertically. Brand new tubes should come vacuum sealed
Ingredients: Honey, organic aloe juice, royal jelly extract,Hyaluronic acid, collagen, beeswax, chamomile flower extract
I pretty much know next to nothing about this brand, and google didn’t provide me with much leads either.
I remember getting this while roaming around Tokyu Hands in Takashimaya, Shinjuku. I have to say, I pretty much lost my marbles there. Tokyu Hands is something like a DIY/Stationery/Crafts/Lifestyle Shop. It’s a good 7 floors of all things intriguing and I practically spent half a day ambling through aisles of the weird and wonderful. Of course I spent the most time in the Beauty floor. A guy friend introduced this body cream to me, saying he swears by it when he’s in cold wintry places.
A guy recommending this to me? I’m in. It must be good.
This is really a cream lotion/moisturiser and it is heavy duty. On the tube it says for rough and dry skin. I typically use it before bedtime on my elbows, shins or generally areas where my skin gets dry and scaly. I tend to be generous during application cos I like to imagine my skin slurping up the moisture and regaining its bounciness. Also, it smells really good. Sweet but not cloying. Looks almost good enough to eat.
Here’s how the skin looks like after blending out the cream. There is a slight tackiness to the touch so I won’t recommend application during the day – as I’ve tried and it made me feel sticky and grubby in our hot humid climate. However that being said, if you live in a place with cold and dry seasons, this would be perfect for you. I used it in Japan when it was about 13 degrees and I loved how my skin was protected and hydrated. I would say this can be a replacement for those expensive cold creams.
My rating: 4.5/5 (Cute bear, nice smell, moisturises but feels heavy in humid countries)
This also comes in a small purse size tube for about ¥170, good souvenirs if you ask me. With so much to love, it’s a bummer that this is not carried locally. I guess I can probably get a couple more tubes this time when I’m back in Tokyo. Can’t wait!