June 25, 2018

Essence, Serum & Ampoule 101: What’s the Difference (& Does It Matter?)

Korean beauty may seem confusing at first, what with all the steps and layering and terminology.

About the product

What Is It:


This multi-functioning essence attacks all the signs of aging to smooth fine lines, brighten skin tone, and improve skin texture. Vitamin E, loads of antioxidants, over 40 botanical extracts and oils, including licorice extract, and bioflavonoids work together to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and laugh lines, lighten skin discoloration, and support and strengthen the healthy functioning of the skin. Specifically formulated for mature or aging skin, this essence absorbs quickly, soothes redness and irritation, and leaves your skin feeling firm and plumped. Like all SanDaWha products, there are no artificial fragrances or dyes, synthetic preservatives, PEGs, or alcohol. This is truly a must-have in any anti-aging skincare regimen.


How to use:


Apply a liberal amount of the essence on your face and neck, patting in to facilitate absorption. Use morning and night and follow with a moisturizer.


Ingredients:


Camellia japonica Flower Extract, Camellia japonica seed oil, water, glycerin, Propanediol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), Pentylene Glycol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbitan caprylate, Hydrogenated palm kernel oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, bisabolol, xanthan gum, Magnolia kobus bark extract, levulinic acid, Phosphatidylcholine, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, tocopherol, Centella asiatica extract, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, glycine soja oil, Cocos nucifera oil, panthenol, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract, trehalose, Orbignya oleifera seed oil, squalane, citric acid, Polygonum cuspidatum root extract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, carnitine, Glycine soja peptide, dimethyl sulfone, adenosine, Punica garnatum fruit extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Thujopsis dolabrata branch extract, rosa canina fruit oil, Salix alba (willow) bark extract, betaine, hydrolyzed pea protein, Pueraria lobata root extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Pisum sativum seed extract, Trifolium pretense flower extract, soy isoflavones, Equisetum Hiemale extract, Cimicifuga racemosa root extract, Angelica gigas extract, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, Hizikia fusiforme extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Panax ginseng root extract, Portulaca olerecea extract, bioflavonoids, Brassica oleracea italic extract, Opuntia ficus indica fruit extract, Houttuynia cordata extract, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Hyaluronic acid, Citrus unshiu peel extract, Vitis vinifera skin extact, Copper tripeptide-1, Glycine soja seed extract, Vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Silybum marianum extract, carnosine, hydroxyproline, lemon peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia fruit oil, Lavandula angustifolia oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil


Brand info:


In its nature-based skincare line, SanDaWha harnesses the purity and power of the camellia flower that thrives in the unique ecosystem of Jeju Island, considered Korea’s Hawaii for its tropical climate and lush greenery. Camellia seed oil is rich in vitamins, omega-3, -6, and -9, and oleic acid; absorbs well without stickiness; and helps to deeply hydrate skin. Using a cold-pressing process to naturally extract unrefined camellia oil, thereby preserving its skin-nourishing properties, SanDaWha emphasizes high quality ingredients over fancy packaging. SanDaWha believes in skincare that is kind to your skin, your health, and the environment, and never uses harmful ingredients.


Reviews & Comments 1

ctranasorus

Intense moisture but after one bottle, I don't think I can say anything beyond it feels nice on the skin and didn't cause me to have any skin reactions. It has a lot of antioxidants, but I need actives like tret to change my skin tone in any short period of time.