Fernberry Bodycare Range
Mochi Lips | Petals & Cream | Moisturizing Mousse | Replenishing Smoothie
Naturally, whenever I think of skincare I automatically think of it only applying to my face. When in reality I have to remember that the skin on the rest of my body needs care as well.
I admit even with all the information I know now about caring for my skin I continue to neglect needs from my shoulders down. I don’t do the whole SPF to my body and moisturise once or twice a week. Totally not acceptable but it’s the reality.
When I was contacted by Fernberry to ask if I’d be interested in trying and reviewing their body care products I had a look at their website to learn more and realised how much neglect I’ve put into my body skincare. I felt as if I must have a fairy godmother that is sending me the signs I ignore.
Fernberry creates Japanese skincare and was founded by Fern Koh.
Currently, they carry 4 products, one is a lip treatment, hand cream, foot cream and a daily moisturising scrub.
The star ingredient in Fernberry products is Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, which is derived from Hyaluronic Acid. Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer is a next generation solution for 24-hour moisture replenishment. It has a 3-dimensional lattice structure that is made up of numerous Sodium Hyaluronate units held tightly together. As enzymes break the bonds of the lattice due to daily metabolism, Sodium Hyaluronate units are released and are allowed to move freely. This enables skin to be continuously replenished with Sodium Hyaluronate over long periods of time. (sourced from Fernberry’s website)
Fernberry products are cruelty free, contain no parabens, no phthalates, no triclosan and no dyes.
Mochi Lips Nourishing Lip Conditioner
First product up for review is the Mochi Lips, nourishing lip conditioner. This has become one of my favourite lip treatments that I am currently using in my rotations.
It’s almost like a lip oil but without the stickiness or oily feeling making it hard to drink water or risk my lips sticking to the pillowcase when I’m sleeping. Waking up stuck to my pillowcase has happened to me more times than I care to count! Admittedly this has happened with a combination of thick, oily lip treatments and slobber, just don’t visualise the latter because it may taint the lady like image of myself that I like to believe I am hehe.
Another bonus for me is the packaging, it comes in a lip tube instead of a tub. This rates highly in my book because one of the things that make me drop usage of a product, quicker than I can polish off a bag of peanut M&Ms, is when I have to stick my finger in a tub to get the product out and then it ends up under my fingernails.
How I use Mochi Lips Nourishing Lip Conditioner
I use this product as needed, usually about 3 – 5 times a day. Sometimes I may use it more depending on how much I drink or eat throughout the day. But even so, it stays in place and doesn’t leave those unsightly lip marks on a glass of water.
When I do my pm skincare routine I make an effort to use a lip scrub and then put this on as my last step.
What is in Mochi Lips Nourishing Lip Conditioner
Is made with a blend of yuzu, tsubaki flower, sweet almond and sunflower seed oils. All making the product perfect for nourishing and giving you smooth lips.
Yuzu: a citrus fruit
Tsubaki flower: contains antioxidants and is non-greasy
Sweet Almond Oil: is rich in vitamin E along with other minerals and vitamins
Sunflower Seed Oil: containing fatty-acid
All these mixed together plus a dash of Fernberry’s Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer makes it an excellent lip conditioner.
What Mochi Lips Nourishing Lip Conditioner looks like
The texture of the lip conditioner looks like an ointment but glides very easily and you don’t need a ton to give you an appropriate layer.
It’s clear and doesn’t leave any type of colour or tint behind.
There is a slight scent in this lip product, it’s a minuscule sweet scent. Definitely not like some of the bubblegum flavoured lip balms.
Petals & Cream Softening Hand Cream
Hand cream is something I can not live without, especially during the winter. I get the most horrendous painful and dry knuckles and need to apply hand cream dozens of times a day. I am very picky on which hand creams to use because I don’t want anything greasy that restricts me from using my computer or carrying on with my day. I don’t have time or patience to give creams time to absorb into my skin.
Given my history with dry hands I take it very seriously on what kind of hand creams to use.
Again, I love the packaging of this tube vs a tub. I have a Lush hand cream that I love but I dread using it because I hate having to dig into the tub to get the product out.
How I use Petals & Cream Softening Hand Cream
I use this cream as needed, generally about 3 or 4 times a day. Usually in the mornings when I wake up sometimes a couple of tops up during the day and then again at night before going to sleep.
This cream absorbs into my skin so quickly and gives me tons of moisture. Since using this hand cream for the last couple of weeks my hands are healthy looking and that is taking into account the current winter temperatures.
What is in Petals & Cream Softening Hand Cream
To name a few ingredients contained in this hand cream:
Yuzu: a citrus fruit
Cherry blossom extract: helps retain moisture
Japanese plum: helps with slowing skin ageing
Tsubaki oil: helps to soften cuticles
Shea butter: restores nutrients in nails
This combination of ingredients helps to retain moisture, provide vitamins and antioxidants. Tsubaki oil and shea butter provide benefits to your nails.
I don’t wear nail polish so my nails are very low maintenance, I pretty much just trim them and that is it. If I let them grow too long then they break, crack or bend, overall they aren’t a concern for me. I wish I could wear nail polish, it looks so beautiful. My problem is that I pick the polish off within hours of applying. Maybe it’s a good thing, imagine how broke I’d be if I had another obsession!
What Petals & Cream Softening Hand Cream looks like
The consistency is very light and absorbs very quickly. It doesn’t leave a film or any type of residue behind. In fact, if I wash my hands a few minutes latter for whatever reason it doesn’t wash off. I’ve come across a few hand creams that when I wash my hands after application it starts to break down the lotion and I have to wipe it off then start all over again.
The scent to this may take you by surprise at first. It has a very earthy scent but disappears quickly, I have gotten used to it and I don’t notice it anymore.
When I tried it the first time I was slightly devasted thinking that I wouldn’t be able to use it. Products that contain a strong scent or lots of fragrance I can’t handle and then end up not being able to use them. Luckily that wasn’t the case for me with this product.
Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub
I’ll be the first to admit I am extremely lazy when it comes to exfoliating my skin, it’s just something that is not a priority to me. I have my moments when I really get into a routine of doing it twice a week and then I’ll go months without doing it again. So I wasn’t sure exactly sure how much use I would get out of this one.
I felt that this would be a little bit of a challenge to test but sometimes I feel spontaneous and need to get out of my comfort zone. Challenge accepted! I’m so glad I did, it’s a great scrub that is so gentle and also very moisturising on my skin, I can almost forego applying body lotion when I’m feeling slack.
How I use Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub
It can be used daily but I’ve used it 4 times a week, remember I’m a slacker so 4 times a week is like me running a marathon…..if it was only a 10 meters race!
Once I wash my hair and am leaving the conditioner in to try to work some hocus pocus on my curly locks I squeeze a walnut size amount and get to scrubbing. I start with my legs focusing on my knees and if my back pain allows me to, I’ll do my ankles as well. Then I’ll apply another portion of the same size to do my torso, shoulders, neck and arms. When applying I massage in a gentle circular motion.
What is in Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub
It contains ultra-fine sea salt that makes it gentle for everyday use. When I say ultra fine, I mean itty bitty, I don’t think there is a way for me to over scrub as I once used to do way back when.
Yuzu: a citrus fruit
Blueberry: contains natural vitamin E that moisturises and nourishes
Chamomile flower: soothes the skin (may be helpful as an anti-inflammatory)
Argan oil: is a natural moisturiser
Jojoba oil: creates a natural barrier to lock in moisture
Another good thing about this scrub is the relaxation ingredients that may be helpful to use during a nighttime shower.
What Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub looks like
As the name states it’s a mousse, it’s very fluffy and light. I’m not sure if you can see how fine the sea salt is but I tried to capture it in these photos the best I could.
Once I add water it emulsifies and creates a little bit of a barrier that moisturises the skin, but it doesn’t leave a film. Once you start washing it off it melts off the skin fairly easily.
The scent is incredible, I feel like it’s a blueberry smoothie in a bottle. It’s not a scent that lingers on the skin in case you aren’t a fan of blueberies.
This is what it looks like after I have washed it off and dried my skin. I feel like it shows how nourished my skin is left after use. I didn’t retouch the photo other than increasing the brightness. This is what it looks like before I even add any additional body lotion.
Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream
Now for the last product but not least, the great foot cream that has changed my nighttime routine.
I tend to get some dryness on my feet but luckily no cracking of my heels, my husband falls victim to this problem. I’ve tried many many times to use foot creams and balms in the past but never end up sticking to an ongoing routine since it is more of a hassle to use.
Let me tell you my history using foot creams that way you can understand how much this cream has changed my mind. Typically I’d put the foot cream on after I have done my whole skincare routine and am laying in bed, add some cream on to my feet and rub my feet together to massage it in. I don’t like to rub it in with my hands because then I have to wash my hands after and having cream on my feet I slip and slide to the sink leaving behind a slippery trail of lotion footprints, then I have to mop up the floor.
You can sense where I am going with this story and why I hated trying to use foot creams. Of course, you may be saying well put some socks on after and that will solve the problem, total no brainer, but I am not a fan wearing socks to while I sleep.
How I use Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream
Once I have done my whole pm skincare routine, I put two almond sized portions, one on each foot and then rub my feet together so the cream gets into my heels and toes. It absorbs into my skin very quickly so I don’t end up with lotion drenched sheets.
Guess what, no slippin’ and sliding all over the place to wash my hands! Yay to a safe home environment!
I suffer from chronic pain and it leaves me with insomnia, this has helped me with a tiny more relaxation. It’s not the be all and end all for sleeping problems or my chronic pain issues but I have noticed it helps, even if it’s the tinest amount. Maybe it’s coincidence or maybe it’s it’s all in my mind, whatever the case may be I’m happy to use this product.
What is in Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream
Rice Brand Oil: deeply hydrates
Shea butter: restores nutrients
Algae extract: provides nutrients for rejuvenation
Lavender Oil: provides relaxation
Marshmallow Oil: provides conditioning to skin
A nice combination to help relaxation and moisture for your feet while you sleep. It’s important to look after your footsies since they do so much for us during our day to day life. I really want to make more of an effort to look after my feet from this point onwards.
What Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream looks like
It’s a thick cream that doesn’t need a whole lot to do its job. On the below swatch you’ll see how thick it is using a small amount providing you with a visual of how thick it is between the skin and the top layer of the cream.
The scent is very mild but because it’s on my feet I don’t really have to deal with any of the sensitivity of scents. When I take a whiff of it I feel like I’m walking into a candlelit spa.
I really enjoy using these products and love it even more that I get to treat so many different parts of my body at once with products I enjoy. Sometimes the fact that I can purchase one brand with an already laid out plan is easier for me to follow than trying to customise something myself.
The scents are delightful and the products work! I actually use them, which shows how much I like them.
Since it’s winter in Australia these have come to be extremely useful.
I would love to buy these products to use on a regular basis but they are too expensive for my personal preferences.
- Moisturizing Mousse $45
- Petals & Cream $34
- Mochi Lips $29
- Replenishing Smoothie $39
Now, I know you get what you pay for and the ingredients used to make these products are high quality. Maybe it may be something that I may splurge on for a special treat but I feel like I could find something at the beauty shop for a fraction of the price. Granted I most likely won’t get the same results but by trying these products it’s made me more aware of caring for my body.
These products were generously gifted to me by Fernberry in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own honest experiences using these products. Thank you Fernberry, I appreciate the opportunity.
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What are your preferences for body care products? Do you look for something specific when shopping for body care products or do you prefer to go with something that smells nice?