Sunday, February 1, 2015

Review: Hortaleza M.D. Total Solution Perfecting Cream

Reliving the moments of my childhood I watch Magical Doremi and Fushigi Yuugi. Thank you Channel 5 for such wonderful anime throwbacks. Now can anyone bring back Galaxy Angel, Alice Academy or Code Geass? My inner Otaku is out! Haha.

Okay, so enough anime babbling (hehe). I remember I have Hortaleza M.D. Total Solution Perfecting Cream which has been sitting in my drawer for a while now.I do recall browsing the internet for a whitening cream when I saw a video of a woman with dark underarms who used the product. She relayed her progress in the video and the end result was unbelievably an even-toned underarm. It was so amazing that the video went viral. Unfortunately I cannot find the link to the video anymore.

Hortaleza M.D. Total Solution Perfecting Cream Review
Photo and info from Hortaleza

What is it? 

Hortaleza, M.D. Total Solution Perfecting Cream is a multi-benefit product that is formulated with skin lightening and sun protection active ingredients plus vitamin antioxidants to offer total solution for different skin needs. With regular use, skin is soft and radiantly glowing.

Aqua, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Sodium Palmitate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Paeonia suffroticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria baicalensis Root Extract, Saxrifaga sermentosa Root Extract, n-Acetyl- L-Tyrosine, Glutathione, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Kojic Acid, Sorbitol Liquid, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Imidazolidinyl Urea

Look at the ones I underlined, maybe the key ingredients are Glutathione, Vitamin c and Kojic Acid. Hmmm~ (suma side comment ako. lol) Awesome because it also contains sunscreen.

After cleansing and toning, evenly apply on face and neck. Product may also be applied on other parts of the body such as elbows and underarms. Use in the morning and in the evening.

The little container contains all you need to know about the product. This is the smallest tube Hortaleza offers. If my memory serves me right they have 3 sizes.


Although I bought this for whitening underarms I still ended up in using it for the face. I am quite cautious when using creams for the face because I have combination skin and I easily break out from whitening products.But since they claim it as really effective, I took the risk and tried Hortaleza cream on the face. After my daily regimen I use this as my last step, no more moisturizers, serums or anything. In the morning I've used this as my sunscreen. I cannot actually describe the texture of the product, its like foamy or I remember mousse-like. It is cream, no questions with that but a different textured cream. I hope I make sense here. I can say it doesn't suffice as a moisturizer though, which made me think about it being called multi-benefit.

Sometimes I still apply it to my underarms (just for the sake of trying). After a month, I noticed that the acne marks on my face started to lighten but alas, not much change in terms of whitening of the face. However when I wake up in the morning my face looks radiant. No breakouts as well.

How much and where to buy? 
Hortaleza and HBC. I bought mine from HBC Victory Mall at P380 for 25g.

What I love 

  • It did not break me out
  • Made face radiant 
  • Accessible product
  • A little goes a long way
  • Faded acne marks
  • Local product
  • Complete product details in the label

What I don't

  • Not moisturizing
  • The packaging may be an issue for product contamination; always wash hands before using
  • A bit expensive

Will I repurchase? 
The results was quite slow, I kinda expected something more because of the promises in the video I've watched. Sooo~ maybe not this time.

I noticed difference with acne marks but its still there. I understand that there is really no overnight miracle. This is where patience is a virtue comes in. lol. Overall, Hortaleza M.D. Total Solution Perfecting Cream is still worth a try, after all results may vary from person to person. Who knows?

I'm dying to try the new HBC Instacurl. It looks like Babyliss curler, but I bet this one is more affordable. Tell me that I'm right!~

Do you know an effective whitening cream? I would love to read your suggestions below.

So this is me, skin is still far from being perfect but now I can confidently go out without makeup. For all things cute, colorful and adorable you can follow me on instagram @kvchien or click here this cutie blue Ig button below, loveyah!:

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All reviews are based on my personal experience with the product, so what works for me may or may not work for you. 
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated


  1. ganda! even without makeup :) great review guuurl :) kyaa. i remember magical doremi huhu

  2. Normal lng b ung may other noise bukod s beeping sound niya. The one I bought kasi ganun . :<


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