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Would you use a moisturiser on your precious face that had past its expiry date?  I did, with Shiffa Dubai Tamanu Moisturising Cream – and let me tell you, I have no regrets!

It was my fault really.  Being a beauty blogger, I have an abundance of beauty products waiting to grace my face / hair / body.  So it wasn’t as if I had bypassed Shiffa Dubai Tamanu Moisturising Cream because I didn’t WANT to try it, but its because it looked so luxe in its pretty packaging with the cardboard box and ribbon.  I didn’t want to disturb it.  But when I eventually did, I realised the cream had expired!!!

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I was faced (pun alert!) with a dilemma – either risk it and slather it on my precious dry / sensitive face or slap the expensive cream on my dehydrated legs.  I chose the former.  And it was a great choice!

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Shiffa Dubai Tamanu Moisturising Cream is a very rich cream that works wonder on dry-skinned ladies like me.  Not only is it nourishing, but I feel that it has helped firm up my skin too.  The key ingredients are tamanu plant oil (yeah, I’ve not heard of it either), Chilean rosehip oil (oh yes, I know that one), jojoba and avocado oil.

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It may not be the most hygienic practice to dip fingers into a tub, but I can definitely think of less hygienic finger-dipping activities and I shall say no more! *ahem* 😛

So yes, I slap this on at night and wake up with smooth, soft and supple skin!  And it is so rich that I don’t need a serum beforehand to boost the hydration.

But, an important point to note is that my Husband thinks it has an unpleasant smell as it is very pungent.  It is a Husband-repellent, but I personally, do not mind it myself 🙂

Shiffa Dubai Tamanu Moisturising Cream retails at $160 AUD for 50ml – so you can see why I was hesitant to waste it on my legs 😛

Shiffa Dubai products are available to purchase online at Miss Fox in Melbourne or in their beautiful salon.

Disclosure :  This moisturiser was part of the awesome MBBE 2011 goody bag.  I do not normally recommend applying expired beauty products.  If in doubt, chuck it out.

8 Comments on Shiffa Dubai Tamanu Moisturising Cream – Past Its Expiry Date But Still So Good!!!

  1. E-von
    19/02/2013 at 2:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the new look of the blog Ling! I’m guilty of using overdue products too. It could be why the smell is so funny…but as long as it hasn’t been opened and exposed to air, it should be fine to use for a month or so.
    Cute packaging! I like anything tied up in ribbon 🙂

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:39 pm (4 years ago)

      @E-von, Thanks E-von. I have been trying to tweak the design but it’s still not perfect…but oh well. Anyway, yeah – maybe that explains the smell….I am nearly finished with it so yay!!!

      P.S. – I tried to comment on your blog but it doesn’t work!! I also tried RSS Feed but also, doesn’t work 🙁 So I’m sorry for not being able to comment on your blog

  2. Lexi
    19/02/2013 at 3:36 pm (4 years ago)

    I am SO bad at using past best before dated products, but I am kind of lucky in that my skin isn’t as sensitive as it used to be.
    This looks super luxe – though, I would say that being a husband repellent could actually be a positive attribute 🙂

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:40 pm (4 years ago)

      @Lexi, Yes, a husband repellent is great for “those nights” if ya know what I mean…wait, you probably do 😛

  3. The made up maiden
    24/02/2013 at 4:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Blog looks fantastic, Ling!

    Gosh, I think I’ve been in that position myself regarding éxpired’ products, it’s a tough one, isn’t it?!

    I’ve heard of Tamanu oil but not of this particular brand! Great review as always!

    xx

    • Ling
      25/02/2013 at 9:45 pm (4 years ago)

      @The made up maiden, Expired products is like expired food. I can’t bear for it to go to waste so I am willing to chance it 😉

  4. emmabovary
    26/02/2013 at 9:59 am (4 years ago)

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