My first post for the month of October! Oh, how time flies. I haven't been posting much for two reasons: 1.) I'm lazy. 2.) I've been tweaking my blog design. Yesterday, I just applied my new blog design to my blog. It took me a whole week to get this done although I'm pretty sure it would just take one hour for some people out there. I'm pretty happy with the results of the design template and I would sincerely be thankful if you give me your feedback in the comment section below. Okay, so enough about my excuses.
For 8 years now, I've been a fan of Korean movies, dramas and music. Because of this, I've grown fond of the Korean culture. One of the things I've grown fond of in the Korean culture is their beauty routines. Korea is well known for being forward when it comes to beauty trends and I can say that I fully trust them with this because based from my observations, most Korean women (and men) have great skin. This could also be because they have good genes and they've mastered the art of skin care.
I'm not sure if you're aware of this but Korean skin care routine is definitely longer than the usual Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize routine that most people know of. They also have a wide range of skin care products such as essense, serum, booster, ampoule, etc. In this post, I will be talking about an essence that I've tried before from the Korean brand THEFACESHOP.
Essence is a product that is most commonly compared to serums. This is because essence is also under the category of moisturizers. Almost the same as serums, it has a concentrated target ingredient that seeps deep into the skin. I think the only difference between the two is that serum has a more concentrated form of ingredients. So I guess essence are for people who need deep moisturization but cannot handle the richness of a serum. It's kind of an in-between product.
The container design looks lovely, don't you think?
This particular essence I'm talking about is called the Raspberry Roots Fitting Up Essence. It is design to tone and lift skin for refined facial contours. I mainly got this essence because 1.) I was curious as to how an essence performs. 2.) I wanted to have "refined facial contours", have tight pores and porcelain, youthful looking skin which are just some of the promises of the product. I got this from THEFACESHOP boutique in Glorietta, Makati.
True to my expectations, the essence was a nice thick, lotion consistency that gets absorbed quickly into the skin. It also helped make my skin look rejuvinated, if you know what I mean. It made my skin look fresh and tight. I wouldn't necessarily say that my pores got smaller after using this product but for some reason, it did help make it seem youthful. So I guess, in a way, it delivered its promises but like most products I've tried before, there are still some claims that weren't achieved.
One notable thing about this product is the packaging. It has a nice pump which is pictured above. I initially thought it looked weird but it functions just like a regular pump. You just press on the side across the opening and the product comes out effortlessly.
All in all, I still am satisfied with the performance of this product although I honestly don't think I would repurchase it. It's not because the performance was poor or anything but because I think I am in need of a different variant of essence or serum for my hyperpigmentations.
For more information on the product, feel free to visit THEFACESHOP's facebook page here.
Note: This is NOT a sponsored post.