I say its LIKE the Holy Grail because this brand is darned elusive :P
I picked this one up during some random expo I was at. It was about RM25 there and I was curious. I’d seen Esmeria being sold at some smaller pharmacies, including VitaCare and Caring Pharmacy but had never tried it.
Esmeria is a brand that’s Malaysian owned and focuses on using natural bio actives in their products. You don’t see it being trumpeted around the place, which is sort of interesting and intriguing. Well, I’ll trumpet it for them because I really liked this Intensive Body Cream (link).
I liked using this cream, considering I’m one of the laziest people around when it comes to applying body cream. Part of the reason is because it absorbs very quickly and does not feel sticky or oily on the skin at all. This also translates into the fact that it does not stain or mark bed sheets, because I apply my body creams/lotions before bed.
The cream states that it is created especially for dry sensitive or eczema prone skin and although I’m none of the above, I liked it because it wasn’t too heavy yet it was very moisturizing. You don’t get that sort of combination very often.
Oh and its unscented too. There is a very slight scent but its not flowery or fruity or strong – how I like my body creams or lotions. Since its a 75ml tube, I carry it when I travel – fits the plane requirements and works great in a dry climate when I’m prone to scaly skin plus it works in the airplane cabin when you don’t quite want a strong scented hand lotion.
Pros: Light yet moisturizing texture, Inexpensive, Unscented/light scent, Useful travel friendly size
Cons: Hard to find
Esmeria is a product brand using natural bio actives ingredients that do not contain harmful chemicals and is paraben free. I think its great to find a brand that advocates this, that’s homegrown and affordable!
One more testament to how much I like it. My tube’s almost finished. Probably one of the few times I’ve ever finished a body lotion :P
The biggest problem I face is where to find it :P I do wish Esmeria would be sold in more accessible pharmacies. I think I’ll try some of the other products soon. They do have a full range of skincare and bath and body products :)
Have you tried anything from Esmeria that you think I should give a shot?
Esmeria Intensive Body Cream was purchased at about RM25 and I have seen it at VitaCare and Caring pharmacy
Ingredients: Aqua (water), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, sorbitan olivate, cetearyl olivate, macadamia ternifolia oil, glycerin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, sucrose polysoyate, opuntia streptacantha extract, saccharide isomerate, d-pathenol, phenoxyethanol, fucus serratus extract, acsophylium nodosum extract, enteromorpha compressa extract, palmaria palmata extract, xanthan gum, allantoin, bisabolol, tocotrienol (vitamin E), ethylhexylglycerin, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil, chamaemelum nobile (roman chamomile) oil
Note: This product has been discontinued. Pity! :(