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Beauty Review: Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Skincare

Sponsored Review

After organic lipbalm, Mentholatum is back with another beauty breakthrough – Acnes Daily Facial Scrub!

Start scrubbing your way to smooth and zit-free skin!

Whenever I think about pimples and exfoliation, I think of oil and water. They don’t get along, period.


Because the seeds in scrubs usually irritates acne-prone skin and aggravates the acne condition.

More harm than good I say.


Without exfoliation, our faces will be covered in layers of dead skin cells as cells move from the base of the skin to the surface every 30 days where they ‘rest in peace’ eventually. If you don’t slough them off, it’ll be difficult for beauty products to work well on you. This is because the products will have to work their way through the layers of dead skin cells to get to the top layer of your skin.

In the long term, your skin will become dull and clogged by sebum.

So to ensure that your beauty lotions don’t work too hard, you’ll have to exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells!

Now that we know that regular exfoliation reveals smooth and glowing skin, how do we do it then?

Especially when skin is oily and acne-prone too? Well, your best bet is to use a less abrasive facial scrub like Mentholatum’s Acnes Facial Scrub!

What I think about the product…

First, here’s a brief of my complexion.

I have very oily skin – it is pretty much like an oil rig. Most of the time, I look like I dunked my face in a bucket of oil.

So facial creams and oil blotting papers are my best-est friends.

To add to the problem, most facial creams for oily skin are too harsh for my skin, in that they usually strip my skin of it’s natural oils and leave a dry and uncomfortable feeling on my skin after washing.

As such, I’m always on the search for facial cleansers that leave a refreshed and clean feeling.

And this facial wash delivered just that. After washing, my skin felt clean and soft with a nice lingering menthol smell on my face.

Even though my skin felt slightly tight, it was not uncomfortable. After applying a thin coat of moisturizer, the tight feeling went away immediately. That is usually not the case with other facial scrubs where tightness on the face goes away only when the oil glands produce natural oils.

Most scrubs also leave red blotches on my face as my skin is incredibly sensitive and turns red very easily. Furthermore, I’m not a fan of beauty products with Salicylic Acid as they leave an uncomfortable stinging sensation on my face.

However, the facial scrub worked pretty well on me despite having the ‘killer’, Salicylic Acid in its contents. No redness after wash. The effects of the acid were probably overridden by the calming properties of the aloe vera and cucumber in the face cream.

The texture of the scrub felt grainy but did not feel rough on my skin.

As I rubbed the sandy scrub all over my face, it felt almost like a face massage – soothing and relaxing.

For SGD7.50, you get a hefty 100g tube of Acnes Facial scrub. Quite a bargain.

All in all, it wins for its affordable price, cooling effect, fine anti-acne beads and non-drying properties. I award it 4.5 Honeyz crowns! 0.5 crowns for the slight tight feeling after wash.

Besides the facial scrub, the Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Skincare range also comes with a mild facial wash – Acnes Creamy Wash, that is great for daily use and for preventing pimples.

Acnes Creamy Wash

• Antibacterial: Contains isopropyl Methyphenol(o-Cymen-5-ol) which penetrates deep into pores to fight against bacteria that cause pimples. • Soothing: Helps sooth redness and skin irritation caused by acne. • Deep Cleansing: Unclogs pores and reduce blemishes by deep cleansing to remove dirt, oil, impurities and excess sebum. • Moisture Retention: Contains Vitamin C with moisture retention benefits, leaving skin soft and moisturized after wash. • Anti-oxidation: Contains Vitamin E, an effective anti-oxidant, to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

Want to try the Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Skincare range too?

That’s easy! Simply like Acnes (SG) FB to redeem your very own Acnes 3-step kit sample!

The Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Skincare range is available at all Watsons, Guardian, pharmacies and supermarkets.

Now that you have fresh-looking skin, attend a summer party to show it off! 😀

I would like to invite Honeyz Belles to my ‘Vacation in a Spa’ party!

More information may be found here.

If you would like to attend the party, please send me an email at and tell me in less than 10 words why you would like to come to the Mary Chia Spa Party. Yup! It’s that simple.

Three Honeyz Belles with the most creative answers will be ‘handsomely rewarded’ with exclusive passes to the Mary Chia party!*

*Note: This is a Ladies-Only party. Sorry guys!

Please send your answers in by today and tomorrow and I’ll select the three best entries on Saturday, 16 June 2012. Chosen Honeyz Belles will be notified via email.

Oh my, I can’t wait to meet you soon!

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Your friend, Juliana

Disclaimer: Please be rest assured that even though the products were sponsored, it does not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are genuine and honest.


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