Mentholatum, where have I heard that name? Of course, it’s my to go brand for lipbalms usually. I especially love the fresh feeling I get when I apply their lipbalms. My interest to their new facial care series called the Botanics is the fact that it uses herbal essence and so I am keen to see how an organic option would be so different to what I am accustomed to using.
Mentholatum Botanics’s Deep Cleaning Face Wash and Pore Refining Face Wash
Ladies, I’m sure all of you have at least one Mentholatum product in your bag or at home. Its been around since 1889 thus earning itself its reputation with its plethora of products that see to the needs of their consumers. Some familiar names such as Lip Ice, OXY and Sunplay are all under the Mentholatum roof.
|Botanic Pore Refining Face Wash (left); Botanic Deep Clean Face Wash (right)|
|Botanic Face Wash swatches.|
[Left swatch] While the Pore Refining Face Wash’s highlight would be its ingredients that include Rosemary and Witch Hazel that minimizes pores, controls oil and fights acne causing bacteria. What I was pleasantly surprised with both products, was the smooth leathery foam that feels refreshing on my skin.
If you asked me to pick between the two, I’d lose sleep at night. I’ll keep them both because I can. Of course, you don’t have to be like me and choose what will suit your skin needs best. They both accommodate well with oily and combination skin but if you need a pore refinening effect then the Mentholatum Pore Refining Face Wash is for you. The Botanics series is available only at Guardian Stores nationwide from January 2016 onwards.