September 27, 2018

Hope in a Jar or Just Hype: Why You May Not Need That Heavy Cream

When we reach a certain age — or discover that first wrinkle or even that first pimple — we have a tendency to freak out and fall prey to the first marketing tactic that promises, basically, a brand new face.

About the product

What Is It:


Consider this the water cream version of SanDaWha’s must-have Extra Virgin Camellia Face Oil. Antioxidant powerhouse Camellia japonica flower extract is the first ingredient in this Water Cream, but it also contains over 30 botanical extracts and oils, including mango seed butter, olive fruit oil, and grape skin extract, to fight free radicals and protect skin from environmental pollution. Proven skincare ingredients like niacinamide, squalane, and hyaluronic acid prevent melanin buildup and draws moisture to skin for a healthy, radiant glow. And like its name implies, the cream melts like water on your skin, leaving it plumped, hydrated, and without a sticky after feel.


Our insight:


This heavenly (and naturally) scented cream at first has the texture of softened butter but it immediately melts into an almost liquid texture upon contact with the skin. Take a moment to breathe in the scent before applying for a mini aromatherapy session. And remember, with this rich yet lightweight cream, a little goes a long way. Read our review of this gorgeous face cream on the editorial site.


How to use:


Using the included spatula, scoop a dime size amount onto fingertips. Warm product between fingertips and apply on face and neck, gently patting in to increase absorption. Use morning and night or as needed.


Ingredients:


Camellia japonica Flower Extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, water, glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Propanediol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), Pentylene Glycol (EcoCert, Natural Origin), Camellia japonica seed oil, Phosphatidylcholine, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Camellia japonica seed extract, Xanthan gum, panthenol, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, bisabolol, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract, Thujopsis dolabrata branch extract, niacinamide, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, sorbitan caprylate, arginine, trehalose, tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Squalane, Betaine, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Magnolia kobus bark extract, Salix alba (willow) bark extract, Centella asiatica extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, bioflavonoids, Brassica oleracea italic (broccoli) extract, Coco nucifera (coconut) oil, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Hyaluronic Acid, Adenosine, dimethyl sulfone, Opuntia ficus indica fruit extract, Hizikia fusiforme extract, Orbignya oleifera seed oil, Rosa canina fruit oil, Citrus unshiu peel extract, Polygonum cuspidatum root extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Vitis vinifera (grape) skin extract, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Houttuynia cordata extract, Portulaca olerecea extract, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Silybum marianum extract, Vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, Stearyl glycyrrhetinate, Levulinic acid, Glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, Pueraria lobata root extract, Jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil, Rose Flower 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 2

brease1121

Yes. Please.
My skin craves this. It is amazing. It says it is a water cream, but I feel like it is quite a bit heavier than other water creams I've tried. I have very dry skin and need extra moisture; this does the trick! I like the texture and feel of the cream. The scent is not overwhelming at all. I've been using this as my everyday moisturizer for a year now. It is my absolute favorite!!!

annapark

This is the first cream I fell in love with at Beautytap. I'm normally not a scent person, but this face cream just smells so divine. It's like a bit floral but also a bit like some super yummy dessert — it's hard to describe, but I can just sit there and smell it all day. And though the cream is dense and firm when you first scoop it out, it just melts into this lovely watery texture and absorbs into your skin so well, leaving a velvety, never sticky finish. It's amazing.