January 28, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Intro to Humectants, Occlusives, Emollients

Whether you’re dry or drying out from this frigid winter weather, you need to hone up on three classes of ingredients that will keep you hydrated and bouncy all year long: humectants, occlusives, emollients.

About the product

What Is It:


Looking for the impossible when it comes to your dry skin? With Swanicoco Swan Cream Intensive Vital, nature finds a way!
If your skin is feeling dull, dry, or just flat-out dehydrated, boy do we have a lifesaver for you! The Swanicoco Swan Cream Intensive Vital boasts Poria Cocos Mushroom Extract as its very first ingredient, a skin-soothing, antioxidant-rich extract loaded with antioxidant properties. The second ingredient, Cornus Officinalis Fruit, has well-known anti-inflammatory effects. And the hits keeps coming! Aloe Vera Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate soothe, calm, and deeply hydrate the skin while three (!) different ferments deliver their nutritious bounty into your skin, fortifying it with powerful nutrients.

This seriously intense moisturizer kicks butt without any extra harmful chemicals. It’s totally USDA Organic Approved and ECO Certified! Swanicoco Swan Cream Intensive Vital takes the best gifts from nature to naturally restore skin vitality, elasticity, and resilience, making it a perfect choice for sensitive skin looking to tackle dryness organically.

※ Real Tip from Swanicoco※ Q : While I was using the product, the cream turned yellow. Is it normal? A : Yes. This product contains ‘unrefined’ Argan Oil for hydration, which could turn into yellow as it’s exposed to the air. It doesn’t affect any quality of the cream, and it is safe to use.


Our insight:


This cream has the most delightful, whipped-cream texture. It feels ultra lightweight and fluffy, but once massaged into skin, melts into a rich, thick lather.


How to use:


After cleansing and applying toner and essence/serum, apply a generous amount of the Swan Cream to your face and neck. Pat gently to promote absorption.


Ingredients:


Poria Cocos Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hyacinthus Orientalis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ceramide 1, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Carbomer, Allantoin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Polysorbate 60, Pearl Powder, Arginine, Bacillus/Cordyceps Sinensis/Ganoderma Lucidum/Inonotus Obliquus/Lentinus Edodes/Phellinus Linteus/Schizophyllum Commune/Tricholoma Matsutake Extract Ferment Filtrate, and Ormenis Multicaulis Oil.


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.


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