About the product

What Is It:

Is an oily T-zone cramping your style? Get down to skincare basics with this mattifying essence from Swanicoco’s Bitamin E Extra Matt line! Instead of using water as its first ingredient, this emulsion contains Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract which boasts the skin-boosting, protective effects of Anthocyanin. The rest of this essence’s extensive list of ingredients include a plethora of skin-soothing and anti-aging components, the likes of ginseng root extract, a complex of ferments, and sodium hyaluronate! Use daily in your AM or PM routine to keeps sebum production at bay, balance skin’s moisture and oil levels, treat and keep pores clean, and improve skin texture. For those who are oily or acne prone, this calming, lightweight essence is the perfect addition to your acne-fighting skincare regimen.

Our insight:

If you’ve got oily, acne-prone skin, try this essence in conjunction with the rest of the Bitamin E Extra Matt line, including the skintoner and the emulsion!

How to use:

After cleansing and applying toner, apply a moderate amount of the essence all over the face and neck. Pat gently to enhance absorption, and follow with emulsion or moisturizer.


Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Methylpropanediol, Betaine, Allantoin, tinoyl Octapeptide-9, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Caffeoyl Heptapeptide-11, Lactobacillus/Angelica Gigas Root Extract/Panax Ginseng Root Extract/Raspberry Fruit Extract/Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Ecklonia Cava/Rice Bran Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Ganoderma Lucidum/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Leaf Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Oenanthe Javanica Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Larix Sibirica Wood Extract, Tocopherol, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Arginine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 80

Brand info:

Beauty brands that claim to be nature-based are a dime a dozen in South Korea, but Swanicoco takes that claim seriously. With the commitment to ensuring that each Swanicoco product consists of 90% to 100% natural ingredients, Swanicoco has risen to the top of Rankey.com’s list of natural cosmetics in Korea. And it’s no wonder. Beloved for their standout products like the Bitamin C line, the Centella Asiatica Salve (an editor favorite), and PHA 10% Coco Soft Peeling Cream, Swanicoco is on a mission to disprove the notion that natural ingredients are less effective. Swanicoco harnesses Korea’s high-tech biotechnology to provide products with not just time-honored botanical ingredients but those that are science-based, ranging from epidermal growth factors to snail mucin to fermented ingredients. Originally founded in 2000 by Seong Chunseon as a way to treat her family’s sensitive skin, Swanicoco soon expanded to a business after Seong started getting rave reviews of her naturally fermented soaps from her neighbors. Today, Swanicoco boasts a collection of over 150 products, ranging from skincare and color cosmetics to hair and body care and, of course, Seong’s fermented soaps (now offered in nine varieties). There are 28 Swanicoco retail locations throughout Korea as well as a robust online presence. A favorite of insiders in the beauty community, Swanicoco continues to operate in the spirit of its founder, making each product as if it were for their own family.