May 22, 2011
I am working hard to not procrastinate!
So this post is ganna be about two of the creams I tried from Skin Food. I figure if I only do review for one and not the other I will eventually not do review for the other one either, so in an effort to not procrastinate, they get to be reviewed together. Just as well anyways, because these two creams are actually fairly similar.
First one is Lettuce and Cucumber Jelly Cream.
So I got this cream about an year ago, and have actually finished using it. I got this one while trying to find a cheaper alternative to my all time HG night cream, Biotherm’s Age Fitness. This was purchased for $15.99USD on ebay. To my surprise, the cream came in a glass jar, and looked pretty high end I must say. But the cream has an odd scent, almost like a fake cucumber scent. The scent is similar to the newer version of St. Ive’s body lotion (the cucumber one), which I stopped using because the scent bothered me. But the scent of this cream doesn’t linger for very long, so it doesn’t bother me as much.
ok, sometimes I wish I can read Korean. There is English on the packaging of Skin Food, but generally just a description of what the cream claims to do, more like marketing wording, instead of informative information, such as ingredients.
The consistency of the cream is a bit jelly like (hence why it’s call jelly cream). When I first tried this out I was a bit suspicious of the effect, as I felt that it would not be moisturizing enough. In the end though, the cream did perform fairly well. After I got this, I got another lotion from Naruko that was for night time, so I switched this to the morning, and only used the Naruko at night. That did not work out. After about 2 weeks, I could feel my face feeling dry, so I put this on top of the Naruko at night, and it helped a lot. This was one of the creams that made my fell in love with the Skin Food brand. Not only was the price affordable (this was 50g for $15.99USD, compared to the Biotherm Age Fitness, 50g for $68 CND), the product itself was also good. The only reason I did not repurchase was because of the scent.
The claim of this cream was “a refreshing, moisturizing gel cream that contains lettuce and cucumber extracts. It provides prolonged hydration to skin in the summer, keeping it clear.” And I feel that the description was pretty accurate. What I love about this cream is how clean it feels. There’s no greasy film sitting on top of my face after I apply, which is very important for me. While I like my face moisturized I do not want a layer of grease covering my skin. So I tend to look for skin care that are more focused on feeling fresh, and Skin Food just fits the bill.
So after I finished the cucumber jelly cream, I tried another cream from Skin Food.
Facial Water Vitamin B Cream
I am currently still using this one. So this cream claims that it is ” A facial water cream that instantly fills thirsty skin with the refreshing hydrating energy of Vita B complex and Alaska glacier water. ” As I have mentioned previously, this cream and the other one is pretty similar. The performance is just as good. It was also very fresh feeling. The only difference I want to note is that this cream’s scent is not as strong, which is why I prefer this one over the cucumber one.
The consistency is pretty similar to the cucumber cream, and I love that. This was purchased for $15.19 USD (on sale from $15.99). I use this cream both in the morning and at night. It’s not too heavy for morning use, and definitely moisturizing enough for night time as well. I do feel that this cream is a bit heavier than the cucumber one, but not to the extent where it feels heavy on my skin. I think the moisturizing properties is slightly better with this cream. My skin feels as if I had a splash of water after I apply this. Skin Food skin care has yet to disappoint me, so I think after I finish this one I will try another cream from them. I would like to try the Vit C version of this cream