8 Apr 2018

Review: Lirikos Marine Oxygenic Essence EX

I can't believe that I am only reviewing this now. I started using this a few years ago, and despite the price (RM 250++), I still bought the full size product. I guess I just kinda assume that all of you know that I love this - the Lirikos Marine Oxygenic Essence EX. This review is meant for those who don't follow my blog, yet want to know more about the product before buying it!

I got my first Lirikos Marine Oxygenic Essence EX from Gmarket. I got to know Lirikos through Liah Yoo, an amazing vlogger who now has her own skincare line! My first Lirikos was the Marine Triple Treatment. This Essence was a free gift and it got me hooked ever since. No other moisturizing essences that I have tried works as good as this at refreshing and hydrating my skin. True to its name, this injects oxygen right into my skin. It feels good whenever I apply this. Out of popular moisturizing serums like Laneige Water Bank Essence EX, Huxley Oil Essence, Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum and so on, I like this the most!

The product is packed in a beautiful glass jar. I handle it with care because I am afraid that it might break. I don't want to test it out myself, maybe those who dropped it before can tell me if it is break-resistant?

The product comes in an pearly-white clear watery essence texture. It has a really nice soapy scent that I love. It gets absorbed really quick when you smooth it across your skin. It is not as lightweight as Laneige Water Bank Essence EX, but many times more hydrating and refreshing than Laneige!


Water, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Betaine, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Oxygen, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Himanthalia Elongata (Brown Algae) Extract, Plancton Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Arginine APC, Sea Water, Carrageenan, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Lotus Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cellulose Gum, Stearyl Behenate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Carbomer, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate-20, Propanediol, Propylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


This product uses a lot of moisturizing ingredients like green tea, various algae extracts, sodium hyaluronate, natto gum, beta glucan and so on. All these are commonly seen ingredients in most moisturizing serums. They offer gentle and effective moisture protection for the skin. Its key ingredient is of course the oxygen in there, that my skin is addicted to. Our cells need oxygen to flourish, and having a lot of oxygen definitely gives more pros than cons. I guess I really love marine ingredients. I used to really enjoy Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Cream that is full of algae extracts, and now this.


My skin was in a horrible state when I first used it. The Aromatica First Serum and Emulsion pair leaves my skin super dehydrated and rough. All other products seem not absorbing. It was this Lirikos Essence that helps to soothe and calm my upset skin back then! I can't describe how amazed I was when I started to use it. I can feel a lot of hydration channeled into my skin. Although the Essence no longer gives me the same surprise, I still really enjoy it everytime I am using it! As if I have imprinted on it!


I think anyone who follows me knows that this Lirikos Marine Oxygenic Essence EX is my holy grail moisturizing serum. This review is meant for those who don't follow me, or didn't read my other comparison reviews. So far there is nothing that can really beat my love for this Essence. I love Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence and Laneige Water Bank Essence. Recently, I am also deeply into Huxley Oil Essence. But none beats my love for this Lirikos one. Due to this, I think I owe you guys a proper review, especially those who are curious about what this Lirikos Marine Oxygenic Essence EX is. It is not easy to find it in Malaysia, but you can get them from major Kbeauty retailers like Qoo10, 11street, Testerkorea, Koreadepart and Gmarket. Go try it out now, and share with me your comment below!

Until then, see you next time!

- lightweight, non-sticky and easily-absorbed texture
- highly hydrating and refreshing
- pleasant soapy scent
- beautiful and practical packaging

- expensive

Extended Reading:

Comparison Review: Why Moisturizing Matters and Talking About 26 Moisturizing Serum, Ampoule and Essence I have Used

Deep Ocean Beauty Secret: A Brand Overview and Review of 12 LIRIKOS Products

Overall impression: ★★★★★
Repurchasing: ★★★★★
You can get this from: Gmarket | 11street etc.
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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