Viccal & Hanamei

Friday, April 29, 2011
Sponsored Review

Roughly about 2 months ago, i received a parcel from TSS for me to review. The products are from Viccal and Hanamei.

Sounds unfamiliar right? Even I, who frequently walk into Watsons and such to take a look at beauty products, have never seen nor heard of the brand prior to this. WHY?

Viccal( and Hanamei( are products that are both unavailable on the market yet, and can only be ordered online. (Viccal has their stocks at two clinics in Singapore and you can also grab their sample at their website ^^)

Some background on the two brands:

What is Hanamei®?
For most hair removal procedures including waxing, plucking and shaving, the undesirable can often be removed but not its side effects. Bumps, ingrown hair, darkening of the skin, inflammation and soreness are just some of the more common problems that your skin can suffer from.
Hanamei® is created specifically to care for your most intimate area especially after any hair removal therapies. Besides providing instant relief after waxing, Hanamei® also help keep delicate skin supple, smooth and fair over time.
Rich in pure Japanese botanical extracts, the Hanamei® Intimate Beauty Treatment range is gentle yet effective for everyday use, even on other areas like the underarms, elbows and kneecaps where skin is often rough and darkened.

What is Hanamei® made of?
Hanamei® is specially formulated with only natural Japanese plant ingredients. Each botanical extract is carefully chosen and blended together to care for your delicate skin. Free from alcohol, artificial preservatives and colourants, the Hanamei® Intimate Beauty Treatment range provides instant relief after any hair removal therapy and ensures that your skin stays healthy, smooth and fair naturally over time.

What are the Key Ingredients?
Sakura Extract moisturises and prevents rough skin.Amurense Bark is anti-bacterial and reduces the likelihood of follicle and pore infection.
Artichoke Extract reduces inflammation of skin and helps minimise itchiness.
Organic Rosewater gently calms the emotional and physiological aspects of skin.Aloe Vera Extract has a wound-healing effect and soothes the skin.


After trying out the products for slightly over a month, here's my review!

First up,
Viccal's serum 2.11 (Heal and Detoxify, R.T.P. $165)
I apologise for the lack of "before" and "after" photos as the "before" pictures were taken and put in my laptop before it died on me and i had to reformat my whole pc. Therefore, it would also be quite redundant for "after" pictures as no comparison can be established.

I really liked that the serum smelt good (it's pretty gross to be putting foul smelling stuffs on your face if you ask me) and that it has a watery and light consistency. Some serums are really thick and take a long time to get absorbed. This serum, however, absorbs into your skin really quickly and does not have a sticky after-feel.

I also like that it has a dripper instead of a pump (sometimes pumps are hard to control with regards to the amount of product it dispenses)

After 1 month of usage, i found that my skin got a LOT smoother, my pores have visibly shrunk, no more oil seeds on my face (I used to have some oil seeds under my eye area, around the cheeks) and i think it even helped lighten some of my acne scars!

They also have two other serums in their Basic Collection, all for different skin problems. Do check it out! (2.10 retails at $145 while 3.12 retails at $185)

Next up,
Hanamei's Hair Removal Aftercare Brightening Serum

Do you know that the constant friction from our shavings are actually part of the cause for our skin darkening? (Knees aside) This serum is aimed to lighten the dark pigmentation so that you will no longer have dark patches.

I used this product on my underarm (therefore no pictures...) and after a month of usage, i found that the skin around my underarm area actually got less flaky, and felt somewhat smoother. The whitening effect was not as good as i expected it to be, but the pigmentation did get slightly lighter. I also noticed that the amount of ingrown hairs decreased significantly

This product also has a dripper!

Last, but not least,
Hanamei's Comforting Mask

It was really easy to use the mask and it didn't smell foul.
As instructed, you're supposed to use one box for a week continuously (7 pieces a box)

After usage, the skin felt less itchy, the redness was reduced, and my skin didn't feel as irritated. After 7 days of continuous usage, there was also noticeably less ingrown hair, my skin felt a whole lot smoother, and more supple.

Thank you TSS (, Viccal( and Hanamei for the sponsorship (:.
This review was written entirely by me and reviews and personal thoughts are 100% honest and truthful.

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