• Blithe Vital Treatment 8 Nourishing Beans Essence
    Blithe,  essence

    Blithe Vital Treatment, 8 Nourishing Beans Essence

    the claim Packed with eight different peptide and vitamin-rich beans, the Blithe Vital Treatment, 8 Nourishing Beans Essence claims to be a bouncy and light liquid that rejuvenates dull skin for a youthful effect. The ‘pulp’ efficiently delivers nourishment, helping to slow signs of aging while invigorating the skin.     the ingredients Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract (13.17%), Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Fruit Extract (9.66%), Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract (9.66%), Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract (9.66%), Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract (9.66%), Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract (9.665%), Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract (9.66%), Phaseolus Vulgaris (Kidney Bean) Seed Extract (9.66%), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,…

  • ByWishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence
    ByWishtrend,  essence

    ByWishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence

    the claim Recommended as a serum booster, the Quad Active Boosting Essence contains complex extracts to help with anti-inflammatory, antipollution and antibacterial effects in an effort to maintain skin health. It is also said to provide moisturizing effects. the ingredients Aqua (Water), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (10%), Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Water (9%), Schisandra Chinensis (Magnolia) Fruit Extract (9%), Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Bark Extract (8.7%), Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract (8.7%), Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Saccharomyces/Honey Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propolis Extract (1%), Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin CosDNA returns favourable all green results for the essence, indicating excellent product safety. the science…

  • essence,  Huxley

    Huxley Grab Water Essence

    the claim Huxley Grab Water Essence is a lightweight gel essence that delivers intense hydration and helps to retain moisture with Sahara Cactus Extract.     the science Prickly Pear Extract has been used medicinally for centuries and is the star ingredient of the brand’s Secret of Sahara range. Sourced from Morocco, it’s present at a dominant concentration in this essence, leading the INCI. The plant is hand picked and cold-pressed to procure maximum benefit. In addition to being antioxidant-rich, it’s a competent humectant (complementing Glycerin), displaying exceptional moisture retention to keep skin hydrated. Anti-aging properties result from a vitamin rich composition effective at preventing free-radical damage. The oil from…

  • essence,  May Coop

    May Coop Raw Sauce

    the claim The May Coop Raw Sauce is a combined toner, emulsion and essence that hydrates and nourishes the skin. Made from 93% maple tree sap, fructan powder to nourish the skin and antioxidant rich botanical extracts, it claims to achieve more hydrated and dewy skin, ideal for all skin types.     the science The hero ingredient in the entire May Coop Raw range is Maple Tree Sap. Featuring at 93% concentration, it retains an ability to absorb easily and hydrate deeply due to its low molecular size. Sap molecules are even smaller than those of water. Additionally, it delivers anti-ageing benefits due to amino peptides and antioxidants in…

  • PURITO Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence
    essence,  Purito

    Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence

    the claim The Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence⁣⁣ claims to be the one drop miracle for glowing healthy skin. The fine particles of the 94% fermentation complex boast high absorption and deep penetration compared to non-fermented counterparts. It promises to firm, tone and strengthen the dermal layer in an FDA certified safe formulation.     the science Reduction of particle size is the result of product fermentation. This process adds microorganisms that release enzymes to breakdown ingredient molecules for deeper and more effective penetration. Furthermore, fermentation creates additional benefits, including new amino acids, organic acids and antioxidants to help hydrate and nourish the skin, essentially increasing ingredient potency. Mostly,…

  • Commleaf Rose Moisture Pads
    Commleaf,  essence

    Commleaf Rose Moisture Pad

    the claim The Commleaf Rose Moisture Pad claims to be an essence soaked pad that invigorates and vitalizes tired skin.     the science The essence within these pads is water free and dominated by Propolis Extract which is basically a combination of beeswax, enzymes and tree sap used by bees to seal, disinfect and waterproof their hive. It has been used medicinally to help heal wounds for centuries. Rich in flavonoids, propolis displays powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Its high antioxidant content assists to keep free radicals from causing cell damage. It works to regenerate and moisturize skin, helping make it smooth, supple and hydrated. It also assists…

  • Su:m37 Secret Essence
    essence,  Su:m37°

    Su:m37° Secret Essence

    the claim Enriched with fermented extracts from over 80 plants, the Su:m37° Secret Essence transforms skin to give it a smooth, baby-like softness. It is said to hydrate, tone, soothe and leave skin feeling revitalised and glowing.     the science It’s not exactly a short ingredient list although not unexpected given the product boasts over 80 fermented botanical extracts. I counted 115 ingredients in total. Fermentation increases the potency of ingredients by breaking them down into a smaller molecular size for easier absorption into the skin. Fermentation adds microorganisms that release enzymes to achieve this. It also introduces amino acids, organic acids and antioxidants to optimise product benefits and…

  • Style Korean Try Me Review Me - Rovectin Brand Review
    essence,  moisturize,  oil,  Rovectin,  second cleanse,  Style Korean

    Style Korean Rovectin Brand Review

    the set This Style Korean Try Me Review Me Set comprises five products from US skincare brand, Rovectin : * Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser * Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil * Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion * Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Cream * Skin Essentials Cica Care Balm The brand derives its name from the Latin word reverti, meaning “to go back to where it was”, reflecting their philosophy to use restorative ingredients to gently repair damage and calm skin. Rovectin creates products using non-irritating but effective formulas to soothe and revitalise the most sensitive skin. Their Barrier Repair Complex™ features in cream created exclusively for hospitals and physicians worldwide.…

  • Missha First Treatment Essence
    essence,  Missha

    Missha First Treatment Essence (Intensive Moist)

    the claim The Missha First Treatment Essence (Intensive Moist) claims it is a highly concentrated essential essence for the first step of skin care which helps maintain optimal balance and condition of skin by developing the skin’s reserves of water.     the science The star ingredient in the Missha First Treatment Essence (Intensive Moist) formula is Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate (Yeast Essence E100), a water-like liquid which results from the fermenting and filtering of yeast obtained from Himalayan purple barley. Fermentation is common in Korean skincare. The process basically reduces the molecular structure of actives for deeper penetration and absorption. Yeast Essence E100 contains at least 30% amino acids, 15%…

  • Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
    essence,  hydrating toner,  Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

    the claim The Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner claims to nurture, hydrate, soothe and revitalise dull skin.     the science Another offering from the renowned Pyunkang Oriental Medicine Clinic in Seoul, Pyunkang Yul, this essence toner follows the principles of minimal ingredients for maximum concentrated benefits. The key active in the formula is present at a huge concentration of 91.3%. Astragalus Membranaceus (Milk Vecht) Root Extract has been used in eastern medicine for over 4,000 years as a tonic and an antipathogen.   It is able to revitalise by improving circulation which increases blood flow to areas of topical application. This activity removes toxins caused by inflammation and allows nutrients…