‘ve been reading positive reviews over and over for this cream and I’m so happy to be able to show you my own review for the Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream today, which were sent to me by StyleKorean. I knew that I would love the packaging design, there was no doubt about this, and I knew that since it contains honey as key ingredient, that it would be working great on my skin, but this review is more than that. It is a love letter…and what is better than a love letter so shortly before Valentine’s day :D ?!
Banila Co. first came into my focus when everybody started to rave about their Cleansing Balm. I even bought a couple of samples of it in order to try but I didn’t have the chance to write the reviews yet. Other than that this Korean brand reminds me of benefit when I look at their logo and design of their skincare and makeup products. Also their design is modern and trendy, appealing to young women. There is a whole skincare range of Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey products, and they all have that eye-chatching packaging design with a pink/red/yellow color scheme and golden ornaments of flowers sprinckled on it. The scheme is super lovely and makes you think of a field of colorful flowers in spring. There is an Essence Oil, Essence Stick, Hydrogel Mask Sheets, Heating Pack, and this Cream I’m showing here:
Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream comes in this beautiful honey comb shaped cardboard box. It contains descriptions in English and Korean, showing the full ingredients list. By the first glance you will already see a couple of ingredients that will get your attention: honey extract, a ferment filtrate, royal jelly, plant based oils, niacinamide, and sugars. Everything a good skincare product needs to have. A check on COSDNA will give you more insights on the ingredients. There are some minor irritants and acne triggers. That is normal for a cream containing many plant based ingredients, like plant oils, but also some of the chemicals, that are often used in skincare products might be not suited for sensitive skin types. Therefore it is always and with any skincare product important to make a patch test on another skin area previous to using the product on your face. I’ve said this previously and yet I still want to point it out over and over again.
The description on the cardboard box says that this cream contains 42% of Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment and Honey Water for moisturizing and nourishing the skin and make it smooth and luminous. Aureobasidium Pullulans is a yeast-like fungus and its ferment has skin conditioning and moisturizing properties. Also, it keeps the skin protected from environmental influences. Honey/ honey extract is a superb moisturizer and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Royal jelly has similar properties, but also is a rich source of proteins and vitamins. It promotes cell growth and the production of collagen and elastin for firming the skin.
When opening up the box the first thing that will appear is a clear plastic spatula. This is still something that I miss with many products, especially western brands. Of course everybody will wash their hands before using a product on your face, but still, when using several products after another you do not want to contaminate your other products. A spatula is a great thing to scoop ouit the desired amount of your cream without using your fingers and avoid at least some contamination. Below the spatula you will find the jar of your Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream. If you look at it from the top it really reminds you of a honey comb cell. The yellow, sturdy jar is made from a plexi glass bottom and a plastic lid. The lid can be closed tightly, too.
The jar contains 70 ml which is a lot, and the cream will last quite some time. It is one of the largest jars in my bathroom cabinet at the moment (I do not count huge body butter jars here). All in all, packaging and design wise this product is a total hit!
The Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream is rich in oils and butter and also these ingredients are responsible for a thick and occlusive texture. The cream is a heavy, lightly yellow colored balm and somehow when I opened it up the first time and a rich honey/flower scent came to my nose my first instict said that I want to eat this cream at once! I was able to keep myself from it though but believe me or not the scent is really delicious and rich and totally yummy! Even my boyfriend caught attention of the scent and said that it was delicious! Just a warning for people who hate scented products here: do not buy this cream! The scent also lingers a great deal of time.
When spreading the Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream you will feel the satin texture of the balm, and you will also feel the moisture and the richness of the cream. Your skin will be glowy and plumped up instantly, but since it is so rich it will leave your skin with a film, which is not lightweight, but not unpleasant either. It is occlusive and it locks in your previously applied products like serums and essences perfectly into the skin and gives it a luxurious plumpness on top. Actually, I would describe it as a kind of spa-like experience! The overwhelming and calming scent, and the better-than-vaseline silky texture that melts into the skin. Totally lovely, and totally recommentable! It is not recommendable for using it during daytime though, especially if you wear makeup on top or suncreen. Any product applied afterwards won’t be able to absorb into the skin. This makes this cream suited perfectly for your nighttime routine. All the goodness of your skincare products you will apply will be locked into your skin and you will wake up with the plumpest and most glowing and beautiful skin in the morning! This cream is amazing!
I’m proud and happy to be able to say that I found my holy grail product for a rich and occulsive cream that is perfect in all its ways for my nighttime routine. I will totally repurchase the Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream and I never had a skincare product I was so eager to use every evening. The scent and the texture and its richness brings so much joy to me and I’m happy that I can share my opinion with you now. Personally, I have dry skin, especially the cheek area, so my skin loves a good and thick cream. I can imagine that people with already oily skin won’t be as happy about the texture of this cream. Also, if you have a lot of sensitivities you should check the ingredients previously. For people that do not like scented skincare products this cream is not suited at all-which is sad, because this spa-experience of this cream is so unique! If you have a good skincare routine I can still advise you to add this cream at the end of your routine as evapration barrier. Your other skincare products will penetrate much better into your skin and you will wake up more radiant, smooth and glowy the next morning. I’m totally in love with this product ♥
I received this product from StyleKorean, but they do not have it listed in their shop at the moment. Still, you can get this cream from W2Beauty for 39.47 US$, from TesterKorea for ~38.68 US$, Amazon.com for 43.75 US$.
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://www.stylekorean.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.