Do you remember before I wrote an post called cheap version of LaMer cream-NIVEA cream. Today I would like to introduce a little blue tank of cream from local Shanghai. It’s very similar to NIVEA cream. It’s a 100% original Shanghai skincare brand called “Pehchaolin” (Bai Que Lin). Bai Que means hundreds of birds, Lin means very good in Shanghai dialect.
I can say I grew up with Pehchaolin cream in my memory. It’s a small flat round tin, blue edge with yellow bottom, a few colorful birds singing in the branches, white cream which is covered with silver foil. After washing the face every time, my mom with a little finger dipped in just a little cream and then rub in the palm, wipe carefully on my face. Suddenly the air was filled with a sweet smell, the smell has made me feel warm and comfortable.
Not just myself Pehchaolin has been growing up with several generations already. In 1931, Pehchaolin cream was born in Shanghai, it is said that the formula originally learned from the German Beiersdorf company under NIVEA’s formula. Whether the ingredients are all the same, we have no idea. But because the later world war, NIVEA left China. And this gave Pehchaolin opportunity to win the hearts of customers. At that time Pehchaolin was favored by the Shanghai socialite ladies, movie stars or Great Britain, Germany, France and other countries Embassy ladies. It was called the beauty secret of the local beauties during Shanghai’s golden years.
Although Pehchaolin only palm size of a box, it can be used for a long time, super practical. Autumn and winter moisture replenishment is very moist and maintain for a long time. Since Shanghai pehchaolin has 85 years of history, but it continued to develop, retain the classic products. Pehchaolin has now expanded its product line into herb based skincare items. Although we like the new products, the company’s signature cream still gets our vote with an all natural recipe. No matter what the age of the ordinary consumers can find the products suitable for them.
You may not know now China first lady in the mission Pehchaolin was given as a gift to foreign ambassadors. And the price definitely can make your wallet smile, about 4.5 yuan a tin. It’s very easy to buy , like Carrefour, WAL-MART, lotus any major supermarket in Shanghai can find it. Or like Watsons, Manning shops can also buy it. And not just the little blue tank Pehchaolin cream good. You can also try their facial mask, essential lotion, moisturizing cream or eye cream. All of them not cost a lot of money.