I was given a generous sample of the Blue Silk creme by the people from Blue Silk to try. Now, I know about the benefits of silk for the skin so I thought Blue Silk cream contained this very moisturising ingredient. However, it doesn’t.
The list of ingredients – plants oils and butter based – include aloe vera, jojoba, liquorice, primrose oil, shea butter, vitamin E, squalene and rosehip oil amongst others.
But I think I know where the silk in the name is derived from – after using this, your skin feels as smooth as silk! This might look like a promotional spiel but I’m being honest. I dislike disrupting my normal skincare routine with untested products, but I tested this on a whim and I found that I loved it!
The cream is very emollient and a little bit goes a very long way, so I only used a tiny bit dotted on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and then massaged it into the skin. It takes a little while for it to absorb and there is a slight cucumber smell to the light blue cream. I applied it at night and the next morning when I washed my face, I was very surprised to find that it felt super duper smooth.
I was using Kanebo Impress Emulsion as my night cream before I test ran this Blue Silk Cream for 2 weeks (and you can tell from my review of Impress that I love it). My skin loves the Impress Emulsion but it still did not feel as smooth and silky as it did after using Blue Silk. I’m seriously impressed! What impressed me further was the fact that my makeup seems to have stayed on better and goes on easier and after a week or so, my skin color looks more even – no redness, no patchiness.
On the website, it says that:
The cream makes generous use of pure vitamin E and licorice root extract which have been shown to gently reduce the effects & appearance of stretch marks, spots, uneven tone, pigmentation and severe conditions. An extract of the comfrey plant helps inhibit scaring from blemishes by stimulating the growth of healthy tissue.
I would like to see if it does. I have some pigmentation discolouration on my cheekbones and if the Blue Silk Cream helps, I’m sold! 😛
It is touted to be very good for those with dry skin. I don’t have dry skin but I have dry patches on my cheeks and I sleep in an air-conditioned room and work in an air-conditioned office everyday. So, waking up to plump and smooth skin and having plump and smooth skin throughout the day is pretty awesome to me. To test the claims of it being good for dry skin, I applied some to my elbows and my knee where the skin has been peeling lately. 2 days later, the flakies are gone and the skin feels smooth.
I let my sister try this cream too. She has dry but dehydrated skin and she was seriously impressed with it because she said it made her skin feel much smoother and more moisturised. She is in fact thinking of buying one tub herself.
As the cream feels quite rich on my skin, and since our weather is tropical, I only use it at night. I did not experience any breakouts from using the cream. Usually, if a product does not agree with me, I break out within 2 days of using it. So far, so good! According to the site, it is free of parabens, mineral oil, paraffin, has no artificial fragrance and is not tested on animals. I have stopped using it for a spell to see how my skin reacts, and so far, it has continued feeling smooth and moisturised so I continued with it.
I could rave on and on about this cream (and I am seriously loving it!) but why not head over to the Blue Silk website and read about it for yourself. A 50ml (1.75oz) tub costs US$32 (RM102.40). Blue Silk ships internationally and 1 glass tub costs US$13 US$12 flat rate in shipping costs. They also accept paypal and they offer a free sample to let you try it for a week to see how you like it. However, you have to pay for shipping, so it doesn’t work out that great a deal for us international users.
The shrink wrapped sealed tub of Blue Silk Cream comes wrapped up nicely in a plastic bag and tied with a silver ribbon. It is carefully packed into a sturdy box with styrofoam peanuts to prevent breakage. I can’t fault their packing skills.
Pros: Leaves skin feeling smooth as silk, good for dry skin
Cons: Bit heavy for tropical weather, found only online
Update: Website appears to be defunct