Serum is a powerful moisturizer that deliver active ingredients to the skin because its texture that is lighter but higher in consistency of ingredients. That is why serum is used after cleansing and toning the skin, just before the application of moisturizer and sunscreen. Every serum targets different skin concerns, and it is designed to contain certain properties such as anti-aging, skin brightening, anti-wrinkles, hydrating, or skin texture improvement.
Serums are rich in antioxidants, active botanicals and vitamins which sink deep into your pores and address your specific skin concern depending on which serum you choose. Today’s post is all about another serum which I have been using for 14 days now. I must say that I love how it makes my skin brighten and glowy, especially when I’m in my 30s and would love to get a youthful skin. This serum can help make calming, nourishing, brightening and wrinkle care with nature ingredients.
What They Say
This serum full of natural ingredients will help the skin to calm and hydrate with the use of Propolis and Centella. Sea buckthorn fruit extracts (Vitamin C, E, K), pomegranate, figs, ginkgo, will help to improve your skin tone. The effective optimal synergy serum includes Propolis Extract 70% and Vitamin C (Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract) 12%.
Propolis is processed by bees by collecting from tree buds, sap flowers and other botanical sources, propolis has been used in traditional medicines for centuries.
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) contains many times more Vitamin C (114 ~ 1550 mg per 100 grams) than other fruits (average 695 mg per 100 grams). Carotene, Vitamin E, K will help to clarify and improve skin tone.
NEWPLEX (pomegranate, fig, mulberry, ginkgo) contains plenty of nutrition and antioxidants to keep the skin youthful. They are effective in calming the damaged skin caused by UV rays.
This product contains 100% natural ingredients under Level 1 by EWG (Environmental Working Group)
Directions: Using the dropper, gently apply an appropriate amount onto your face and let it absorb.
What is iUNIK?
It means ideal Unique & Natural Ingredients Knowhow. The New Korean Cosmetics Brand, iUNIK will do to make the most effective cosmetics with natural ingredients and unique mixing by R&D.
What I Say
It comes in a 50ml amber bottle with a dropper. The packaging is rather simple with most of the details in Korean language. I had to look for the information on the benefits of this product on the Internet, which I find it is quite a hassle. It would be best if the packaging includes required details in English. This 50ml can last up to 3-4 months because it only requires a few drops to cover whole face and neck.
The serum has a quite thick consistency, not oil-based. More to water-based. It does not leave sticky residue on my face, and I love how it gives my skin with a boost. Perfect to be worn with moisturizer from other brands. Frankly speaking, it does not irritate my skin even when I tested on my pimples. The best thing about this serum is because its brightening properties. It brighten up my dull and tired skin (because I usually sleep late at night as I need to work on with my studies). COSDNA analysis also has listed the ingredients in this serum is safe enough for the skin. You can actually check the result of the analysis here.
Serum should be applied to the skin after cleansing and toning, twice daily. After that layer with heavy moisturizer and sunscreen. I usually apply this serum onto my skin during daytime.
I notice there is a subtle result within these 14 days. My skin has become more supple, and fewer dark spots. The desired effect is slow but I think the result will be noticeable in a few months or once I have finished the whole bottle. It does not matter as long as it is indicative of a good quality that works as it claimed to be.
I have a combination skin, and I have no problem applying it all over my face because it does not make my skin dry or even oily. It’s just nice. This serum is quite affordable considering its amount which I think it’s quite big. Worth to invest and recommended for those who really needs to boost up their skin. Great for those who need to start ‘anti-aging’ skincare routine early, too!
My Final Verdict
After trying this serum for about 14 days, I have noticed that my skin felt soft and a few of my scars have diminished. It does not cause breakouts or makes my skin greasy. I would recommend this to others because it really good on the skin. No joke.