🌸 first of all: WOW! I am so impressed and surprised with this product! I really like the cica line from skin1004, but this is even better than the others - new HG for sure!
🌸 is product is truly power-packed, it contains hyaluronic acid for hydration, cica for calming, ceramides for barrier strengthening, niaciamide for oil regulation and even skin tone, adenosine for anti-aging, and the list goes on. It promises to hydrate, soothe, improve elasticity and even out skin tone. In my opinion it delivers on most of its promises! After using this for only one night, I woke up the next morning with such even, calm and glowing skin I couldn’t really believe it. My skin was so supple and glass-like. I experienced no irritation either, except that it makes my eyes water a bit if it comes into contact with them.
🌸 I got this as a freebie when I won the centella ampule from the Picky giveaway, so I didn’t have a chance to experience the original packaging as I only received a sample. From the marketing pictures, it looks like the original comes in a tube with a cap, that you have to squeeze to portion out the product. This is my preferred packaging for creams, as it’s much more hygienic compared to scooping it out with your fingers and introducing bacteria into the remaining product. The packaging is also so so pretty, both the sample I got, the original packaging and the skin1004 packaging in general. Always look very professional, clean and intriguing.
🌸 the texture is a very light gel consistency, that turn almost water-like when you start to massage it into the skin with your fingers. Is super super light weight, so I could imagine this would fit almost any skin type. Although for my dry skin, I felt it was a little _too_ lightweight, so I topped it up with my normal night moisturizer for a more occlusive finish, which worked perfectly. In that way, it is very easy to adjust to your skin type and needs.
🌸 contains no artificial fragrance, and no harmful ingredients according to Picky
🌸 from what I can read online, it seems to me that all skin1004 products are cruelty free - love to see it!
🌸 a little goes a long way, so great value for your money
🥀 I wish the product was more occlusive, so that I could use it as my main night moisturizer without having to layer a more occlusive cream on top. Although on the bright side, this makes it more versatile and probably fit a lot more skin types
🥀 melatonin is one of the main ingredients advertised in this product. From what I have read, and what we have been thought in med school, melatonin simply does not really work when applied topically. The claims that it will “help your skin rest deeply” etc, therefore seems a little misleading to me, but I am not a dermatologist so take into consideration that it might have effects that I am not knowledgeable about.