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Urang Brightening Blue Oil
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Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum

the claim

A product that claims to brighten, heal and protect skin, the Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum is all natural, vegan and EWG green.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum
 

the ingredients

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Alpha-bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum Ingredients
 
The four ingredient formula returns an all green safe assessment from CosDNA and EWG resources.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum CosDNA Report
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum EWG Report
 

the science

Green Tea is a potent antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals, reduce inflammation, clear cell damage and repair wrinkles. Rich in Catechins, a group of natural compounds called Polyphenols (EGCG in particular) that protect against UV radiation and environmental stressors, green tea also helps to inhibit collagenase, the enzymes that break the peptide bonds in collagen, thus promoting skin firmness and elasticity.

Alpha-Bisabolol is the primary component of Chamomile essential oil and is sourced from the Candeia tree found in Brazil. It enhances hydration to reduce flaking and restore suppleness back to skin. It is also able to assist the penetration of other oils. Known as a potent antioxidant, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) supports Green tea to eliminate free radicals which can lead to premature ageing.

Derived from German Chamomile, Matricaria Flower Oil is packed with anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe troubled skin. It also comprises approximately 50% Bisabolol and 5% Chamazulene which is responsible for the serum’s beautiful blue hue.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum
 

the packaging

The oil serum comes in an elegant, frosted glass bottle with dropper.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum Packaging
 

the application

After cleansing and toning, apply to face and neck. Gently tap and press until fully absorbed. Combine or follow with moisturizer.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum Directions
 

the cost

This oil serum costs approximately USD$59.00 for 30ml of product.
 

the availability

The Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum is available at all reputable K-beauty stores. I picked mine up at YesStyle and have also purchased other products from the brand at Style Korean.
 

the expiry

The oil serum must be used within 8 months of opening and given the date received and timestamp, I believe it has a two year shelf life.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum Expiry
 

the performance

Presentation is elegant, aesthetically pleasing and functional. The frosted glass bottle is bottom heavy ensuring stability and brand consistency. The dropper provides a hygienic dispensing mechanism and the internal net catches serum along the the outside of the pipette to eliminate drips. The blue shade is simply beautiful, German chamomile delivering the eye catching natural colour. One this I adore about this product, is the simplicity of the four ingredient formula. Four carefully chosen components deliver a high performance, low sensitivity result.

Perfect texture comes lightweight and thin so there’s no greasiness or oiliness associated with this product, even if you over apply. In fact, this serum absorbs quickly and thoroughly leaving behind nothing more than dewiness and hydration. Additionally, it’s not the sort of oil you need to reserve for the depths of winter or super dry conditions. It really doesn’t even feel like an oil, rather comfortable on the skin throughout the year. I’ve been using it day and night throughout spring and summer. I like to press it into my skin for immediate benefits. The elegant light blend is such that it doesn’t block pores so is suitable for even oily skin types. It has a natural scent that’s refreshing and pleasant and dissipates upon full absorption.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum
I withheld my review until I finished the entire bottle of this liquid marvel. Although I loved the sensory experience from first use, I wanted to see if the calming the hyperpigmentation reduction claims were fulfilled. Using this oil serum is an absolute delight. The smell and feel are simply delightful. But, regardless of how pretty this bottle of goodness is and how elegantly it applies, its efficacy is what determines product quality for me.

Let me tell you, the instant dewiness and texture is outstanding. I can feel my skin being nourished and softened as I press this beautiful concoction into my face. My often dry jawline is supple and soft and my T-zone which can be a little oily, feels balanced and happy. I absolutely love the way this serum transforms my skin texture, truly making it glow!

Together with the moisture and radiance this adds to my complexion, it also works hard to help slow down the signs of aging with potent antioxidants and a vitamin rich formula to promote strength. Anti-inflammatory properties ensure a calming effect also. I don’t usually get pimples, but wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic has certainly taken me back to my teens with a few popping up around my chin regularly. Adding the Blue Serum to my routine has ensured these outbreaks heal well.
 
Urang Brightening Blue Oil Serum
 

the conclusion

This product is definitely one of the best oil serums I have experienced. Everything about it is a joy. It’s sure to please those that don’t generally like facial oils since it won’t clog pores and its lightweight, non greasy texture doesn’t really feel like an oil at all. Mature, dry and flaky skin will appreciate its superior moisturisation and hydration and antioxidant protection. Other than those reactive to any of the 4 ingredients (perhaps the most sensitive skin types), this is a universal winner!
 

the summary

Pros Cons
Beautiful packaging Expensive
Minimal, vegan, EWG green formula
Doesn’t clog pores
Elegant non greasy application with fast absorption
Instant delivery of dewiness and glow
Hydrating, moisturising and calming
Suitable for all skin type

 

the references

The Skin Benefits of Green Tea Extract Skin Care Club
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Truth In Aging
Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil INCI Decoder
 


 

the disclaimer

Please read in context with my disclaimer.
 

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