Review: make p:rem – Safe Me. Relief Watery Cream

Where to purchase: Yesstyle: LINK

Price: £30.03

Volume: 80ml

Made in: South Korea

What is it?: A Gel Moisturiser meant to soothe and cool dehydrated and irritated skin (and balance the skin’s oil-moisture balance).

From the Brand: This Cream is meant to moisturise dehydrated skin and soothe irritated skin with a cooling effect. It’s supposed to help calm down redness and blemishes while balancing the skin’s oil:water balance. Do I agree? Read below to find out…

Supposedly Good for: Dehydrated Skins (And Sensitive/Irritated Skin)

What I think: I would agree with Sensitive Skins, not sure about Irritated skins. Also this definitely suits Dry Skins > Oily Skins.


Vegan?: No

Cruelty Free?: Yes

How long does it last after opening?: 12 Motnhs

pH: 5.5

Packaging: Plastic tub with a screw-top lid (didn’t come with a spatula).

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Directions: ”Apply a moderate amount on face directly and dap for better adherence.”

How I use it: I applied this in the PM as I found it too thick in the AM. However I still found this too thick in the PM for my oily-combo skin (in dry weather too).

Key Ingredients: 74% Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract (Soothing), Panthenol (Soothing + Hydrating), Jojoba Seed Oil (Moisturising). Glycerin (Moisturiser)

Full Ingredients: Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Beta-Sitosterol, Water, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Trideceth-10, Hydrogenated Lecithin

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE

Texture: This looks like it would be a watery gel cream, but there is a higher ratio of emollients:hdyrators. It feels smooth on the skin however once this has set on the skin, it makes my skin feel uncomfortable (as if it’s sweating). It never fully absorbs and I don’t get a cooling sensation.

Sticky?: No

Greasy?: This isn’t greasy-feeling, but it’s heavy.

Balls up?: No

  • As you can see this is a transluscent cream
  • I hope you can see that slight silicone-base and that this will form a layer on the skin (doesn’t ball up however).

Swatch Comparison (no product vs product)

Does this Sting if the Skin has been Irritated / Sensitised by Shaving/Heavy Retinol Use?: Yes

Summer or Winter?: Just for Normal-Dry Skins all Year-round.

Layerable?: Yes


Video Swatch:

  • As you can see, This has a creamy texture. It’s definitely moisturising.

Fragrance?: Fragrance + EO Free

Good Under Makeup?: Yes (doesn’t ball up).

How long have I been using this?: 3 Months

Will I use until Completion?: No (too uncomfortable for my Oily-Combo Skin).

The Effect?: Definitely moisturises the skin. The brand states that this moisturises dehydrated skin and soothes irritated skin with a cooling effect: I do not feel this ”cooling effect” and also this doesn’t feel Hydrating > Moisturising and provides Oil > Water. Does this calm down redness and blemishes? I don’t think this would suit blemish-prone skin due to the quite suffocating and heavy feeling (more potential to clog pores> less potential). I definitely think this suits DRY skins that are flaky.

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What I like:

  • Fragrance + EO Free
  • Moisturising
  • Layerable (Doesn’t ball up)
  • Skin-beneficial ingredients

What I don’t like:

  • My skin feels like it can’t breathe after application (almost makes my skin sweat). It doesn;t feel weightless and is uncomfortable for my Oily-Combo Skin to wear

Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3 (nearly a 2.9)/5 – Although I appreciate that this is Fragrance + EO Free, and there are skin-beneficial ingredients, for my Oily-Combo Skin, this does NOT have a pleasant texture. It makes my skin feel like it can’t breathe and almost makes it sweat. Definitely more suitable for Normal-Dry Skins.

Would I repurchase?: No.

Dupe?: If you have dry skin and like this kind of texture, then the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask is a good texture dupe (Review HERE). A lighter version that’s still creamy, moisturising + hydrating are: Krave Oat So Simple Water Cream: HERE or the Curel Moisture Cream: HERE.

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

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.

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