Note: This product, as it turns out, contains some potentially harmful ingredients. As stupid as this may sound, I went ahead with the review—I do not like backing out when I make a commitment. Judge me as you wish, but please read this review and its entirety so that you may make a careful and truly informed decision on whether or not to purchase this cream.
* Product and/or service provided for review without cost. As always, all opinions are my own.
Jaowying Beauty Milky Breast Massage Cream is a cream said to enlarge breasts, enhance breasts, and increase breast firmness. I was initially excited to review this cream for its firming properties, not necessarily to increase the size of my [already rather voluptuous] chest.
Upon opening the package that the cream arrived in, I noticed the attractive packaging. It is very simple, yet feminine, featuring hot pink writing on a black background.
After looking a little closer, I immediately realized that the package instructions and included information were a little strange. They didn't appear to be written by a Native English speaker. In fact, most of the information on the packaging was in an entirely different language.
The English instructions were written like so:
Helps firming the breast tissue & Uplifting the breasts naturally
The way the directions are written are also strange.
Apply cream before you take a shower every morning and evening. Massage it while your skin of breast area is dry, and massage in circles for 3 minutes, then drop water into the area and massage continuous until the color of cream turns like a milky color. Wash it off and take a shower after.
I can look past bad instructions, as long as they're generally understandable, so we'll push that aside.
The texture of the cream is oily. It is more like a balm than a cream.
The aroma of the cream is actually rather pleasant. It has a sweet, milky fragrance. However, there are petroleum undertones which concerned me quite a bit. This is what led me to research the ingredients a little more thoroughly. Read on to see what I found out.
The ingredients listed on the packaging are questionable. As a matter of fact, 33% of the ingredients in this product are very questionable. The ingredients in question are as follows:
- Petroleum Distillates
- DMDM Hydantoin
I included a bit of information about each of the ingredients below.
As you may already know, gasoline is a petroleum distillate, along with several other fuels including kerosene. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that petroleum distillates are exposed to the body via "inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact and feature symptoms such as irritation of the eyes, nose, and/or throat; dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea; dry cracked skin."
Now, I cannot say for sure exactly how much petroleum distillates are used in this product, or what particular kind, but I can say that petroleum distillates are a "possible human carcinogen." They are actually prohibited or restricted for use in cosmetics in Europe.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Ceteareth-20 "may contain potential toxic impurities such as 1,4-dioxane." The EWG also recommends that consumers stay away from products containing these ingredients, stating that it may have the potential to contaminate certain products with carcinogens. Any moisturizers that contain this ingredient should include a warning that it is not safe to use on injured or damaged skin. Unfortunately, this Jaowying Bust Cream does not contain any such warning.
Gelatin is a natural ingredient that is typically extracted from animal skin and bone. It is known to strengthen skin elasticity and is commonly found in cosmetics. The use of gelatin for beauty-related purposes has been traced back to many ancient civilizations.
Ginkgo Biloba is a type of tree that is used in Chinese medicine for a number of purposes. Ginkgo may be found in supplements to help improve memory, as it is said to increase blood flow to the brain. Those on antidepressants or anticoagulants and women who are pregnant and/or nursing should avoid using Ginkgo Biloba.
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
Panax Ginseng is a plant. The root is often used to make medicine. The root is also said to help improve thinking and memory and may improve overall well-being.
This ingredient seems to be necessary for this type of product. Hydrolyzed Collagen has the potential to increase the density of collagen fibrils, which may stimulate collagen production. This is ideal for a product that claims to have firming properties.
There is not a lot of information about this ingredient. It seems to just be a natural fragrance, one that is considered sweet, cozy, and comforting.
This is a common food additive that has particular solubility and emulsification properties. It is found often in beauty products, especially lightly scented beauty products.
This ingredient was the most concerning for me. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), DMDM Hydantoin has been "proven to be a human skin toxicant and allergen with strong evidence to approve such." Why a company would want to include this ingredient in a skin product is beyond me.
DMDM Hydantoin is considered dangerous, so dangerous in fact that it is prohibited for use in some types of cosmetics. It is a formaldehyde donor, which means it is a derivative of formaldehyde (embalming fluid). The chemical has been linked to allergies, chest pain, fatigue, depression, headaches, and may even cause cancer.
The Full Review
I'm committed to a fault, my friends. Despite the questionable ingredients, I always review a product throughout and it is incredibly rare that I back out on a commitment that I've made.
This time, however, I was quite hesitant. I do not like the idea of putting toxic chemicals onto my skin, let alone the sensitive breast tissue. I did, however, carry this review out to its logical conclusion. Find out whether or not I recommend this product at the very end of this review.
Following the instructions, I applied a small amount of the balm to my breasts and massaged it in for three minutes. I then added a drop of water to create the "milky color" that the instructions mention. Afterward, I hopped in the shower and washed it off—quickly. This was a daily routine for a week.
I didn't see any significant results with the Jaowying Beauty Milky Breast Massage Cream. To be perfectly honest, that angered me quite a bit, especially considering that I feel that I was putting my health at risk in order to try it.
Overall, my breasts still feel exactly the same as they did prior to using the breast cream. I noticed that one of the Amazon Reviews suggested that the cream shows results overnight. That couldn't be further from the truth, as I didn't even notice a slight difference over the course of a week.
I cannot recommend this product at all for two reasons:
- Harmful Ingredients
- No Results