Well hello there! A while ago I made two orders from Korea and I am finally here to share my views on the products that I have been trying out for the past month! I decided to go with this one first because I had used it before. I received a sample of it last year and I was so gutted when the sample ran out so naturally I had to buy a full sized product and tell you my thoughts on it :)
Packaging & Directions:
It comes in a 176g plastic pump bottle and you get 45ml of product. I do have to say that I think that the packaging is very high quality material. The top bit feels almost like metal and the product has been condensed inside the bottle as you can see in the pics above.
The directions tell you to apply it after toner. You dispense an adequate amount and gently apply on the face in outward motion.
Ingredients & Texture:
It is free from 10 harsh chemicals which include: Surfactants, silicone, paraben, acrylamide, mineral oil, artificial coloring, animal-sourced ingredients, benzophenone, triethanolamine and sulfate.
It contains natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, honey, oatmeal extracts, carrot root extracts and olive oil.
The texture is quite thick but applies really smoothly. It is not like your usual facial oils instead the oil has been packed into to the serum so when you apply it to the skin, the oil and the serum mix together. If you apply too much of it, it can feel heavy on skin. The point with the product is that it is so condensed that you only apply a pea sized amount!
A little goes a long way with this product. I do think it sinks into my skin relatively fast but if it does leave a sticky residue on skin. I only apply the tiniest amount of it in the morning and slightly more in the evening.
My skin goes through a lot during the winter and no matter what I do I always end up with redness on my cheekbones and bumpy skin. This has been really effective getting rid of the bumpiness and the dryness of my skin.
I haven't seen any major difference with anti-aging effects after a month of using it other than that my skin looks quite supple and it seems like it has made some of the deep lines on my forehead slightly less deep. I think that with constant use for longer period of time it might have even better anti-aging effects.
- Little goes a long way
- Hydrates skin
- Makes skin look supple
- High quality packaging
- Condensed formula
- Feels sticky on skin
- Can take a while to sink in
Most of the facial oils that I have used in the past have turned out to be an absolute waste of money. That's why I was so happy to receive a sample of this because I got to see how good it was before I bought the full sized product. I am very pleased with it and I really love how it makes my skin feel. I really think that it is suitable for all skin types because it also contains olive oil which is good for acne skin. The key with this product is to only apply a pea sized amount! Otherwise your skin will feel heavy and sticky. I will continue using it in the hopes of it preventing any sings of aging that I might have in the future.
There are samples of this in most of the online shops but you can also get the full sized product from Testerkorea for 25,200KRW (approx. 21.8USD or 14.5GBP).