Review : Facial Cocoon (SPONSORED)3:59:00 PM
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A while ago i was contacted by Miaw Lens and asked if i'd like to review their Facial Cocoon. What is a Facial Cocoon, you might ask? Like the name already explained, it's a real silkworm cocoon balls which purpose is to use on your face for a brighter, smoother skin (amongst other benefits)! I already saw a few other bloggers posted about this cute looking cocoons and was curious about is, so i said sure :D.This is how the cocoons supposed to look like :
|Picture taken from Miaw Lens' FB|
About two weeks ago, the package arrived at my place (i would only review skin care related items after trying them for at least two weeks, of course).
The cocoons itself is placed in a very simple plastic wrap with an even simpler photo-copied instructions. Strong feeling of homey and natural already haha.
|Explanation in English|
|More pics from Miaw Lens' page|
Isn't it super cute? Every cocoon (not uniform) is an oval, light weight bumpy and hairy looking object with a hole at the bottom for you to place your finger in.
|I find it to be very cute and interesting looking hahahaha|
|Cam-whoring with the cocoons >.<|
Yeah, i was wearing makeup in that picture above, but of course you need to remove all traces of makeup before using this facial cocoon! I used my usual makeup remover, cleanser and then wash my face (i always triple cleanse whenever i'm wearing any makeup! Yes, i'm quite obsessive with my cleansing routine!).
|Say hello to my bare face. It looks fine from afar|
|But up close and personal you can see i have big pores and some redness, also some broken capillaries on the sides of my lower cheek T.T|
|I like to share any new facial product with my hunny, who has very dry skin (as opposed to my very oily skin) to see how the product would perform on two very different type of skins|
|Then i slip the cocoon on my index finger and rub it all over my face for a full 10 minutes|
|I was being gentle to my skin but hunny being a guy, totally scrubbed around like mad. I could hear the sound "SROKKK SROKKKK SROKKKK" when he wiped it around his face with full strength!|
The hot water had soften the cocoon a bit but it still has a slightly rough surface, perfect for exfoliating purposes. It's not super rough that it hurts your skin when used, but you can definitely feel it scrubbing away dirts. One thing that i dislike from this cocoon is the scent! I didn't notice any scent when it was dry, but once it's completely soaked it gave off a weird... almost nutty scent that made me a bit nauseated. I guess the idea of rubbing peanuts on my face doesn't appeal to me hahahaha. Other than that everything was fine.
|After 10 minutes i noticed the cocoon had changed color, it looked dirty and brownish from all of the dirts left on my face >.<! The reddish string is strands of facial towel that's left on my skin also being picked up by the cocoon|
|Hunny's cocoon completely changed shaped because of his vigorous rubbing >.<, the hole is not super big so it hardly fit into his big, man finger haha|
|My skin after using facial cocoon. A bit red at some areas where i feel i had a lot of black/whiteheads since i scrubbed it longer in those areas|
The immediate effect that i felt after using this cocoon is my skin feels a lot cleaner, super soft and supple! Hunny's skin also felt super supple and smooth! I didn't put on any moisturizer afterward to see if the scrubbing would make my skin feel drier, but it didn't! My skin produced its normal oil and stays moisturized and soft the next morning!
|So i think this facial cocoon definitely works for both skin types!|
However, there is something i need to point out. Somehow after using this facial cocoon, i noticed a teeny tiny bump appeared on my cheek the next day. Only one and it's super small, but i still noticed it. I used another facial cocoon around three days later, and the next day another tiny bump appeared on the side of my nose (and again just last night)! (This didn't happen to hunny's skin though)
|This is super close up, it's actually just like a dot!|
I have no idea if this is a direct result from using facial cocoon but since i did not have any other change in my skin care, i must assume that it is. My theory is that the scrubbing motion probably prompt a pimple that's still under my skin's surface to appear faster so it'll heal faster? Hehe.
I have used it for a total of three times so far, i do feel my skin is clearer with less black/whiteheads that fell off on their own during scrubbing with facial cocoon or easily removed with a light squeeze afterward, it's also softer and suppler. As for getting rid of acne scars etc, i don't exactly have any so... Can't comment on that! I did have a problem with dull, bumpy skin sometimes because i don't scrub my face (although i should) because i'm too lazy to add another step to my cleansing steps-this facial cocoon solved that problem! After using it my skin's definitely less dull and no more bumps are found when i touch it!
Overall i think this is a nice, natural product with very affordable price too! You can get them in Miaw Lens for IDR 5000/pieces or IDR 40.000 for 10 pieces (each cocoon is good for one time usage only, please dispose your cocoon immediately after using it!). Miaw Lens' suggested you can use the cocoons 2-3 times a week, but if you have a more sensitive skin like mine, i suggest you to use them only once a week instead.
By using it once a week, i get double the benefits. My skin is brighter and bump-less and i do not aggravate my skin too much with over exfoliating. If you have drier skin like hunny, i'd say you should follow Miaw Lens' suggestion of 2-3x usage a week for a softer, suppler skin.
|Goofing around with the cocoon :p|
I would recommend facial cocoon for everybody (male, female, people with dry skin, people with oily skin, etc) who wants a softer, cleaner and suppler skin (just adjust the duration of usage according to your skin's needs. I am comfortable with once a week-followed by a tea tree oil clay mask to prevent any zits from popping up, but you gotta find your own rhythm because every skin is different!). I write this review based on my own experience though, it works well on me and my hunny, but i cannot guarantee it to work on yours. It's totally worth a shot, though!
You can get facial cocoon at Miaw Lens :
Facebook Page : Miaw Lens Page
Website : miawlens.blogspot.com
Phone : 081809988666
IG : @Miawlens
Miaw Lens not only sell facial cocoons but a whole load of other products like contact lenses (i guess that's how they came up with the name in the first place?), Japanese fashion and cosmetics (it's where i bought my Fukubukuro from, i want to order another one this year! And i also want a Liz Liza luggage fukuburo >.<!), even snacks and other knick knacks! It's my go-to online shop if i'm searching for anything Japanese :D!
Have you ever tried facial cocoon? If you haven't, did i manage to tempt you to try it out after reading this post?#Pink
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