Where to purchase: Available from Yesstyle
Fun fact: This is (Malassezia) Safe !
What is it?: Hydrating essence
Good for: Combo/oily skin and for those in hot and humid climates.
Description: ‘Refreshing moisturizing Essence with Green Mineral Water extracted from vegetables for dewy and clear skin.’
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Packaging: Glass bottle! Pump top and lid – very pretty and easy to use.
After using toner or emulsion, dispense 2-3 times
then divide onto the cheeks, forehead then chin. Massage to apply.
How I use it: I use this in the AM as a serum. I use this after toning and after my argirelline solution. Then I use this essence (3 pumps for the face and neck), and then apply my sunblock OR moisturiser.
Key Ingredients: ‘Ocean brew’ – apparently a method using 5-hour low temperature extraction (of vegetables – kale/water cress and beetroot) preserving minerals delivered in a high concentration (producing Green mineral water). Garden Cress (antioxidant).
Full Ingredients list: WATER / AQUA / EAU, PROPANEDIOL, HEXYLDECYL MYRISTOYL METHYLAMINOPROPIONATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, GLYCERIN, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, SEA WATER / MARIS AQUA / EAU DE MER, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, DIMETHICONE, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, TROMETHAMINE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CARBOMER, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, FRAGRANCE / PARFUM, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM CITRATE, CITRIC ACID, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT / EXTRAIT DE RACINE DE BETTERAVE, MANGANESE SULFATE, ZINC SULFATE, BRASSICA OLERACEA ACEPHALA LEAF EXTRACT, LECITHIN, NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, LEPIDIUM SATIVUM SPROUT EXTRACT, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
NOTE:Full cosmetic breakdown HERE
Yes there’s silicone in here and yes you can tell BUT I don’t have an issue with silicone.
Fragrance?: YES. And not happy that fragrance is HIGHER up on the list than the extracts from vegetables? There’s vitamin C and vitamin E but I believe them to be used simply as preservatives.
Texture: WATERY. I love how thin and light this is. Absorbs well – I think those in hot and humid countries would really enjoy the texture of this! And it does hydrate my skin (not moisturise)
Good under makeup?: Yes!
How long have I been using this?: A month
The effect?: Hydrated skin
What I like:
- Sits fine under makeup
- Very light/thin!
- Fast absorbing
What I don’t like:
- Not moisturising enough for dry skins (but that is what the thicker essence is for!)
Rating and Conclusion: 3.9/5 – deducted a lot due to the fragrance. But honestly those who live in hot sweaty climates I think would really enjoy this regardless of the fragrance. I think it would be close to excellent without the fragrance. The texture is like pure water but HYDRATING.
There is a moisture essence which would be better for DRY SKIN as it is more intensive/occlusive. The hydro essence is better for people like me who have oily-combo skins and don’t like thick formulas.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.