I was wrong!
Top qualities of Beauty Charge
While the atrix Hand Cream will still be a favorite when I want a thicker coating, Beauty Charge is better for a few reasons.
The tube has 30 more grams than the Hand Cream, bringing the total to 80. This is a big plus for heavy cream users.
At first touch, the cream is slightly watery and smoothes easily. While the atrix Hand Cream is not difficult to smooth, it is closer to an ointment in its heaviness and Beauty Charge is more like a cream.
If you don’t like fragrance, you are in luck. Beauty Charge has no smell compared to the faint scent I swear (or perhaps imagine) the atrix Hand Cream has.
After a moment, the cream feels smooth and slightly dry, but not like the atrix Hand Gel. Layering the cream brings the texture closer to that of the very thick atrix Hand Cream.
As for price, I don’t know. I will check with my Japan family to see what was paid.
The Collagen and the C
Beauty Charge has “Collagen C” in it. Perhaps the C is for carrots since the label mentions them in relation to the collagen source. (How interesting.)
While living in Japan, Hitoshi and his mother often spoke of the benefits of collagen for gorgeous skin and encouraged eating it. This didn’t impress me enough to stock up but if collagen is already in a product, even if it’s only hype, that’s fine.
The atrix ownership matrix
As with the atrix Hand Cream and Hand Gel, Beauty Charge is made in Japan. That’s great but I was still puzzled why there is no mention of Japan on the main atrix website. Does it have something to do with licensing and branding?
In tiny text at the bottom of the Beauty Charge tube are the letters for the company Beiersdorf. Hmmm… Searching for the Japan Beiersdorf site got me to a homepage with an atrix logo. Success! Almost.
Strangely or not, the url for the site is Nivea-Kao. A quick side search helped me discover that Nivea (that ubiquitous brand) is owned by Beiersdorf. I already knew of the large Japanese company, Kao. They sell skin care products amongst others.
Two more clicks eventually landed me on the Japan atrix site (Japanese only), with a main address of Kao. How complex but intriguing.
Have you tried this product or the Hand Cream or Hand Gel? What do you think? Do you have any other favorite cosmetics you’ve discovered by accident?