I always drop by The Face Shop shop whenever I see one. Declaring (repeatedly!) that The Face Shop is one of my favourite brands is an obvious understatement. Anyway, one lunchtime when I couldn’t resist going to the mall, I knew I had to check out The Face Shop even though I don’t need anything.
And then I saw this (I actually have three – one I gave away and the other one is still unopened)…
The Face Shop Mini Pet Floral
The Mini Pet Floral is an uber-cutely packaged hand cream which was launched here around 2-3 months ago. Aside from Floral, there are actually three more variants – Fruit, Baby and the newest one, Sweet.
First Impressions: The cute package with a kitty peeking out the pot is so adorable to ignore. Though it may look bulky, it is really small at around 2 inches in height and the base measures at 1 inch in diameter. It can easily be tucked into my big office purse so the mini pet comes with me to work. It is a little unhygienic though as I have to dip my fingers in the pot every time I apply the hand cream.
Scent: The Mini Pet series is a perfumed hand cream. According to The Face Shop Thailand Facebook, Floral is inspired by Dior’s “Addict to Life”. I haven’t really smelled that perfume but Mini Pet Floral does not contain that overpoweringly heady floral scent. I’m not really into floral scents (well, except for cherry blossoms!) but this one is very mild and with only little hints of flower scents (but I can’t figure out what flowers they actually are).
Hand Cream: It does not really moisturise or soften my hands that much but it can counter the effects of the drying hand wash we have in our office toilet, so it’s good and helpful enough for me.
Price: THB245 (at 30 grams) =approximately US$8.50 It is probably reasonable if for the novelty of the packaging but there should be similarly-priced hand creams with better moisturising effects.
Availability: The Mini Pet hand creams are available at The Face Shop. There are several The Face Shop shops that can be found in Bangkok and other areas.
Do I recommend/ buy again? Yes, if you like cutely-packaged products but if you are looking for a moisturising hand cream, the mini pet may not be the one for you. And will I buy again? I have an unused one, remember? ;)
*** I realised that it will be such a waste to just chuck it in the recycling bin when I finish so I’ll recycle it myself and make it as a paper weight. Do you think it’s a good idea? :)
What’s your favourite hand cream? Care to share?
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