Thanks to my 2014 Memebox spree, my backstash of moisturizers and facial cream is positively insane. Today, I’m going to post my Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review – this is a product that I’ve been using for the past eight weeks, but I’ve actually owned since the Cleopatra Memebox was released way back in winter of 2014!! Seriously, guys, this is why I’ve been trying to make 2017 the year of depop, because things are a little out of control…
Anyhow, the Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream is one that I’ve had on my shortlist for when I needed a new wintertime moisturizer, due to its myriad hydrating ingredients. Among other standouts, this cream includes sodium hyaluronate, goat milk at 10,000 ppm, macadamia oil, jojoba esters, niacinamide, and glycerin. It seemed like a great choice for a season where my skin would be battered by cold temperature and winds when outside walking my dog and running errands, you know?
Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review: Ingredients & Claims
The marketing claim for the Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream is as follows: “The moisture protective film containing goat milk and abundant moisture element protects skin from fine dust or yellow dust (AN: ??? what). Keeps skin transparent and elastic like baby skin by providing abundant moisture to your skin.”
Okay, aside from the incomprehensible (to me, at least – anyone want to explain wtf this means?) “yellow dust” thing, this all sounds like a perfect winter moisturizer for city dwellers. Who doesn’t want skin to be protected from wind, weather, and pollution while having chewy, bouncy, youthful looking skin, right?
Of note, the name of the product says “whitening”, but this isn’t addressed in the product description! My best guess is that the whitening part simply refers to the niacinamide ingredient – a product known to speed healing of blemishes, dark spots, and other post-inflammatory marks.
Here is the full ingredients list:
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, triethylhexanoin, niacinamide, dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium hyaluronate (1%), jojoba esters, goat milk extract, glyceryl stearate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, betaine, cetearyl alcohol, phytosqualane, arachidyl alcool, 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, panthenol, PEG-100 stearate, behenyl alcohol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, grapefruit peel extract, PEG-40 stearate, tromethamine, sodium dehydroacetate, caulerpa lentillifera extract, glycine soja (soybean) phtoplacenta extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, adenosine, disodium EDTA, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, monarda didyma leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower/leaf extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, freesia alba flower extract
Somebody had already entered it at CosDNA, which reports nothing worse than a couple 1s (Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate) and one 2 (Cetearyl Alcohol) for possible acne triggers. I was a touch concerned about the various botanical oils included, but given they’re at the absolute bottom of the list and my sensitive skin had zero bad reaction to this product, I think that they’re included largely to just give the product its mild fragrance and thus not present in significant enough amounts for concern. That’s just my experience/opinion, though – if you know you’re super sensitive to, say, lavender oil, listen to that instinct!
Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review: Packaging & General Impressions
First of all, I have to say that I really enjoy the packaging – how cute is the little stand-up goat family on the outer packaging and the wooden-look lid? I thought it was so cute, I even posted about it on my instagram:
The downside is that this is yet another jar container. The jar itself is a heavy glass, with a “wood grain” lid. It’s very cute and elegant at the same time, in my opinion – the wood grain and cute goats do a good job of sending the “earthy” vibe that they want to give while still seeming high-quality because of the solid and weighty packaging. Obviously, due to the glass, you want to be careful and avoid dropping this jar!
I appreciated how the jar had an extra measure to keep the cream inside fresh – this is a true sealed tab, too, not just the extra plastic or styrafoam lid that a lot of jar products tend to use.
Once you remove the seal, you can see why they went for the jar packaging: this cream is very thick in texture. While I don’t think it’s thick enough that an airless pump wouldn’t work, it’s just heavy enough that there would probably be significant inaccessible product in such a packaging. So, I get why they went this route, but as always with jar packaging for cosmetic products – I recommend using a spatula rather than your fingers to remove product for hygienic reasons.
The cream itself as a very light fragrance that dissipates quite quickly when applied to the face. To my nose, it’s a lavender-citrus-rosewood combination; very reminiscent of some “lemongrass lavender” bath products that I used to have, like, ten years ago. It’s also how The Oaks at Ojai spa smelled when I went back in the mid-2000s. Isn’t it strange how long scent-based memories can linger? I hadn’t thought about that vacation in years, yet every time I open this cream, I’m instantly reminded of that trip!
Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review: Texture & Application
As for the actual texture upon application, the Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream emulsifies VERY quickly and spreads easily. As thick as it feels when you first pick it up, it feels significantly lighter when you smooth it onto your skin, which is awesome for skin types like mine that are naturally oily yet get dehydrated by winter weather and retinoid use.
The amount in the photo above is how much I use for my entire face/neck, FYI.
It actually absorbs into my skin quite quickly, even on top of my myriad other essences and serums that I apply beforehand. I usually give it about 5 minutes to fully absorb – just out of habit, honestly – and by then it’s easy breezy to apply any primer/CC cream/foundation/SPF. Everything that I’ve tried applies very smoothly over the Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream, so you don’t have to worry about it interfering with other products – it seems to play nice, texture-wise, with most finishing products.
Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review: Effects
However, for oily-skinned people like yours truly, I will say that the downside is that there is absolutely ZERO oil control. I went from using the Vicco Turmeric Cream, which had a definite mattifying effect, to this product – so it was probably a bit more obvious to me. After like ~4 hours, I do end up shiny. That’s totally fine for days when I’m just going to be at home or outside/working out, or when I’m sleeping – but I find myself going back to my tube of Vicco when I’m prepping for a full-makeup night out, you know? It doesn’t make the shine/oil situation worse, but it does nothing to mattify or stop the inevitable shine creep that such skin types have to deal with, unfortunately. Reapplying some of my Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover Powder helps, but if you’re looking for a mattifying daytime moisturizer, this is definitely not the ideal.
As a night cream, though, I think it knocks it out of the park – I apply this over my Curology prescription and wake up with super glowy, healthy-looking skin. I expect that I’ll probably switch to something lighter during the day once warmer weather hits, but I think I’ll continue using this as my night cream until the super humid gross weather kicks in – at that point, I’ll probably stash it until fall and switch back to a lighter nighttime moisture treatment, like the Ladykin Vanpir Dark Repairing Water Mask or Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water Max Sleeping Mask.
As for the “whitening” portion of the product, I do notice that any hormonal blemishes or irritations (I always end up with red skin where my winter hat touched my forehead, for example) do fade quickly when using this product, but I expect that’s the one-two punch of niacinamide plus my Curology cream.
I experienced no clogging or irritation at ALL from this product.
Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review: Overall Opinion
In sum, I think that this is an excellent cream for winter-parched skins or people who deal with dry skin and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If you’re looking for oil control, look elsewhere; but for days when you’re at home or as a night cream, this is an excellent choice for a big punch of moisture without any clogging or irritation.
Xaivita Goat Milk Whitening Cream Review: Where To Buy
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