6 Apr 2018

Review: Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Essence Serum


I wonder do you guys know the feeling when everybody is raving about something, which you think is just “meh”? Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Essence Serum is something that I would call "meh", not because of the product itself, but also because of its high price tag. I think the products are seriously overpriced for something so small, and so unimpressive. Well, maybe the texture and the scent are impressive, but not the performance itself.

I have tried many moisturizing serum. I also have a lot of anti-aging serum too, so I know my opinion is not an overstatement. My favourite moisturizing serum at similar price with Blossom Jeju would be the Lirikos Marine Oxygenic Essence EX. Even Huxley Oil Essence at a much lower price works better at hydrating and plumping my skin than this. And it is not like I didn't give it enough chance. I have been using it for more than 6 months, not frequently but quite consistent just to test its efficacy, but am still unimpressed by its performance.

Let's read on for a more detailed review about this serum!


I got my Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Essence Serum from Kurator Malaysia. Glow Recipe is the one that starts carrying it but I cannot afford paying so much to get it shipped here so Kurator is a better place to find Blossom Jeju if you are their fan.

Blossom Jeju has a short shelf life of one year or one year and a half like Yuri Pibu, so you must use it the moment you buy it. The products have a very enticing and pleasant jasmine scent that jasmine lovers will love. It is the scent that keeps me going back for the serum over and over.



The product comes in a viscous, transparent gel essence like texture. It doesn't do well with dry skin, probably due to the high oil content, so I would suggest that you dab it on damp or freshly cleansed skin, preferably after toner. The serum will sink in immediately leaving a soft and smooth finish.

INGREDIENTS


Camellia Japonica Flower Extract (55.22%), Glycerin, Propanediol (EcoCert®, Natural Origin), Water, Pentylene Glycol (Eco-Cert®, Natural Origin), Niacinamide, Xanthan Gum, Akebia Quinata Extract, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Betaine, Adenosine, Sorbitan Caprylate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Trehalose, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Bioflavonoids, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Levulinic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Silybum Marianum Extract, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Fragrance

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS


55.22% of the ingredient is the camellia flower extract, which means your money doesn't mostly go to water or glycerin. The camellia used here is native to Japan, and is rich in antioxidants. It can inhibit the expression of collagen-depleting MMP-1, promote the production of hyaluronic acid and even out wrinkles and fine lines. In short, it is a great anti-aging ingredient. The stronger camellia oil is also added here for additional moisture protection.

Remaining beneficial ones are niacinamide (great for skin-elasticity improving and hyperpigmentation), panthenol (soothing and moisturizing), indian fig extract (treat skin burns and enzyme, skin firming properties), centella asiatica extract (double soothing effect), green tea extract (antioxidizing and moisturizing), aloe vera, apple fruit extract (reduces flakiness) and so on. The ingredients look super delicious just like its eye cream counterpart.

PERFORMANCE


This works as a good moisturizing serum that smooth and soften your skin. It is great if you have dry skin, but not really good if you have dehydrated or oily skin. For some reason, I just never feel the hydration or moisture bomb. And there is a handful of antioxidizing herbs inside to keep your skin free of radical damages and external aggressors.

CONCLUSION


In conclusion, I am NOT IMPRESSED. I think dry or flaky skin will like this better, but not my normal-to-dry and sometimes dehydrated skin. I like Huxley Oil Essence better than this, and even the Huxley one is at least twice cheaper than Blossom Jeju. I like the scent very much so I might getting the toner, booster or cleanser, but I won't repurchase the serum anymore.


Pros:
- loads of antioxidizing and moisturizing ingredients
- smells amazing
- luxurious texture

Cons:
- expensive, may not worth the price you're paying for
- nothing special in its performance

Overall impression: ★★★
Repurchasing: ★
You can get this from: Kurator | Glow Recipe
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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