Hello all! – I received these products from a brand called Bloomeffects (From the Netherlands): a relatively new, cruelty-free brand which produce fragrance free (not essential oil-free however). I wanted to review these products and share swatches, mainly because I liked the packaging so much; and the products seemed quite unique in their texture (particularly the Moisturising Nectar). And I wanted to share who exactly would enjoy these products after my experience with them.
The brand focuses on ethical and sustainable practices to source they ingredients and produce their skincare. Their aim is to provide products that don’t irritate the skin (let’s test that!).
I received the: Royal Tulip Moisturising Nectar, The Tulip Dew Drops, and the Royal Tulip Cleansing Jelly.
This brand is Cruelty- Free. And these particular products are Fragrance Free.
- Note: Bloomeffects is available to shop HERE
Packaging Note: The boxes are made from 100% recycled material and are printed with Soy Ink. The jars are glass so they can be glass recycled.
Tulip Dew Drops – Multivitamin Glow Serum
Price: £44.24 / $55
Available at: Bloomeffects: LINK
What is it + What does it do?: A daily serum (that can also be used as a makeup base) is meant to hydrate the skin (dewy finish) and provide antioxidative benefits. Providing prebiotics, squalane and plant extracts to overall help the skin’s resilience and brighten the skin.
Why Tulip?: Dutch Tulip Complex is included; it contains Natural Moisturising Factors and Amino Acids to hydrate the skin, and is antioxidative.
Directions: Apply in the AM + PM after cleansing (either with the fingers or a cotton pad, gently, swiping upwards and outwards).
How I use it: I tested this out in the PM after cleansing and using a liquid toner. This has a pump mechanism (See the Swatch Video Below). I used 2-3 pumps to apply onto the face. This was fine under makeup.
- The packaging is beautiful. The box is beautiful too (Recycled and recyclable box).
Packaging: The bottle is glass (has some weight to it) but the lid is plastic. The applicator has an interesting shape (not a dropper or a pump). It’s just a silicone stick which was slightly unhygienic for me as I didn’t want to swipe this onto the face directly.
Key Ingredients: Niacinamide (Anti-blemish, Brightening, Moisturising and skin-barrier reinforcing) / Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract + Ascorbyl Glucoside (Brightening and Antioxidative) + Huangqi (Soothing and Antioxidative) / Gluconolactone (a PHA – Gentle Exfoliant + Hydrating) / Squalane (Skin-identical emollient) / Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrating) / Allantoin + Sucrose (Soothing) / Xylitol + Sucrose (Hydrating and Moisturising).
Full Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Squalane, Propanediol, Betaine, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Undecane, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Niacinamide, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Tulipa Hybrid Flower Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Atractylodes Macrocephala Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Cholecalciferol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Allantoin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Lactate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Lecithin, Tridecane, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sucrose, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Calcium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Mica/Ci 77019, Titanium Dioxide/Ci 77891
- As you can see from the inclusion of Mica and Titanium Dioxide; they also provide the skin with a reflective, dewy and brightening look on the skin. Hence why this is suitable as a Makeup Primer (to provide a glowing base). However personally I didn’t see much shimmer when using this.
- As you can see this starts off as a transluscent cream. But once this product is spread along the skin; that corn starch / silicone base turns this translucent and with a lightweight layer on top of the skin to help fill in fine lines (good makeup base). This doesn’t feel sticky or greasy either.
- Hopefully you can see that silicone base of this product that spreads far. It does feel hydrating at first and then forms a lightweight layer on the skin.
(Left) No Product VS (Right) Product:
- As you can see, this has a lightweight, texture and isn’t sticky, tacky or greasy.
Scent: This is fragrance and essential oil free, so it simply smells of the ingredients (This almost smells like cold butter to me). It’s not the nicest smell but it does dissipate once rubbed in.
Overall + My Experience: A lovely, lightweight serum. This doesn’t make me look extra dewy or shimmery. It makes the skin feel smooth and it doesn’t feel oily or greasy. It does sit under makeup fine,
Suitable for: Definitely lightweight and fine for Normal, Combination and Dry Skins to use.
Dupe?: In terms of a lightweight, slightly pearlescent serum, The Inkey List’s Symbright Moisturiser is a possible dupe: LINK / LINK. An emollient serum with skin-beneficial, antioxidative ingredients: The KAINE Serum (Review HERE).
Royal Tulip Cleansing Jelly – Cleanser
Price: £31.35 / $39
Available at: Bloomeffects: LINK
What is it + What does it do?: A Cleansing Jelly containing Botanicals to keep the skin hydrated and not tight when cleansing. This is meant to dissolve both oil and makeup without stripping the skin.
Note: This is aimed at Flaky and Sensitive Skin.
Directions + How I use it: Use the Tulip Spatula supplied and scoop onto the fingers. Massage gently over Dry skin to melt makeup. Then wash away or wipe the skin with a damp cloth. This can also be used in a Double cleanse as it’s gentle enough. I use this as instructed. However I found the small spatula way too finnicky, so I ended up using a much bigger spatula (or my fingers if I’m lazy).
- The cleanser came with a tulip spatula which looks very cute! It’s metal and cooling on the skin. However personally I find small spatulas quite fiddly, so I opted for a bigger spatula (or just use my fingers).
Key Ingredients: Strawberry Seed Oil (Antioxidant) / Malic Acid (Exfoliant) / Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrating) / Prunus Seed Oil (Emollient) / Betaine (Moisturising and Hydrating).
Full Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Ethyl Macadamiate, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Palmitate, Tulipa Gesneriana/Kaurmanniana Meristem Cell Lysate Filtrate Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Prunus Cerasus Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Malic Acid, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Gluconate, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phytate, Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
- As you can see, this has a transparent gel texture and is easy to spread along the skin.
No Product (Left) VS Product (Right)
Does this turn milky when water is added? / Does this remove Makeup?
- As you can see from the video; this does turn slightly milky when water is added and doesn’t foam up significantly. In terms of makeup removal; this does a decent job! It’s not too stripping on the skin either.
Scent: This is Fragrance and Essential-oil free. It has an extremely mild scent and isn’t unpleasant to apply.
Dupes: In terms of Formulation, the Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser is quite similar (LINK) or the Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser (LINK). However in terms of texture; the Geek and Gorgeous Jelly Joker is quite similar (LINK).
Overall Effect + Experience: This has been a pleasant cleanser to use. I like to use it to remove SPF rather then use it for makeup removal (however it can remove makeup). I enjoy how this doesn’t have a scent, and that it washes off (emulsifies) easily. It hasn’t irritated my skin either. I’m not the biggest fan of the ease of use with the jar packaging (a pump or a tube would have been easier) but I like the juice in this product and the additional skin-beneficial ingredients.
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Royal Tulip Moisturising Nectar – Rich all-in-one Repair Ointment
Price: £23.32 / $29
Available at: Bloomeffects: LINK
What is it + What does it do?: This is a skin treatment, ointment-to-serum. It’s mean to plump up the skin and help repair it.
Suitable for: Sensitive, Dry and flaky skin.
Directions + How I use it: Due to the separation that occurs with this product; mixing with a spatula (not included) would be beneficial. This is meant to be added at the last step of one’s skincare routine (apply a pea-sized amount ad warm with the finger tips to melt the product into a honey-like texture. You can also apply this as a moisturising mask (wipe off after) or as a salve onto the elbows, knees and cuticles etc. For me, I tried to use the spatula which was a bit tricky with this product, and I also found that this was just too nourishing for my skin type (oily-combo).
As you can see even the box as well as the packaging is phenomenal to look at.
- This is a weighty jar, and came with a hygiene tab.
- This really reminds me of honey.
Key Ingredients: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Brightening + Antioxidative Vitamin C Derivative), Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower + Lipochroman-6 (Antioxidants) / Isosorbide Dicaprylate (Moisturiser + Humectant + Skin-barrier reinforcing) / Phospholipids (Emollients) / Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrating). Panthenol + Witch Hazel Water + Rumex Occidentalis Extract (Soothing) / Capric Triglyceride + Sunflower Seed Oil (Moisturising).
Full Ingredients: Glycerin, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water (Aqua), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tulipa Gesneriana/Kaurmanniana Meristem Cell Lysate Filtrate Extract, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Phospholipids, Nonapeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lactate, Panthenol, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Verbascum Thapsus Flower, Marrubium Vulgare Meristem Cell Culture, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Dextran, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Gluconate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Silk Amino Acids, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Hydroxide
Note: This contains Witch Hazel which could be potentially drying however Witch Hazel; is also soothing.
This has an interesting, jelly texture (which makes it slightly difficult to scoop out product), it’s a jelly that is also oily and as you can see, the oils run down the hand. It’s not sticky but it is greasy due to the oily texture. It feels moisturising.
- As you can see, this is very nourishing and has a balm-like texture (makes the skin look shiny).
No Product (Left) VS Product (Right)
- This has an oily, greasy texture.
Scent: This doesn’t contain Fragrance so it simply smells of the ingredients. It almost smells like honey (almost).
Dupes?: In terms of formulation, this is very similar to the Allies of Skin Peptides + Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment (LINK) or the Allies of skin Mandelic Pigmentation Corrector Night Serum (LINK).
The Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum is very similar in texture (nourishing and greasy-like finish): LINK
Overall Effect + Experience: This has a pretty unique texture and it really is an ”ointment” in its texture and the way it moisturises the skin. Unfortunately I found this to leak a lot. Even when I close the jar tightly, it has still managed to leak all over my shelf. Furthermore this product doesn’t suit my oily-combo skin and I would recommend it more to Dry and cracked skin (as this feels more like a balm).
Overall, these products’ best points are just how nice the packaging is. Really stunning pieces on a table, and also really lovely gift ideas. It’s great they’re fragrance and cruelty-free, however I did find the Honey mask a bit finnicky (greasy and leaking all over the place). I think the cleanser is the most pleasant to use however I did ultimately end up digging my fingers in, because the spatula is also very finnicky and it was just easier to dig product out that way. The Dew Serum is nicely lightweight and moisturising and I would recommend it if you like the look of the texture and a makeup-priming base.
Overall I will continue to use the cleanser as it’s been the most suitable to my skin and my needs.
Note: Bloomeffects is available to shop from the official website 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.