Verikos Tightening Collagen Cream Review

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

I received this item in November's Bntnews beauty box. When I first saw it was a collagen tightening cream the first thing that popped into my head was: Hurrah! I hope it makes my face smaller and my jaw more V shaped! ^^

The number 1 ingredient in the cream is hydrolysed collagen. From the box: collagen is a type of protein and is the main component of skin connective tissue found in skin, hair and bone. It is known to maintain moisture of the skin and controls it's elasticity.
  • Anti Wrinkle
  • 5 free formula for sensitive skin (See my Verikos primer review for more information)
  • Nutritious and elastic skin care
  • Creates a moisture barrier on dry skin
  • Strengthens, firms and hydrates skin
  • Protects from harmful elements
As you can see, face slimming is not a claim so do not be lead astray by the name of the cream like I was. Judging from the information, this cream seems be a moisturizer for dry or aging skin.

The product comes in a cream colored box (it is not white like the photo). Information is provided in English and Hangul, however not all of the Korean paragraphs are translated into English and some paragraphs are unfinished which seems a little unprofessional. 

The product itself is packaged in a heavy white screw top container with a silver lid. It's simple, functional and of high quality.

Texture and Application
Firstly, this product smells amazing! It has a tangy citrus scent that is not too overbearing but enough to delight my sensitive nose. This cream is thick, pale yellow and moderately easy to spread- you will need a moderate amount of it to cover your face. When trialing it, I omitted all other skincare items other than cleanser for a few days and used this cream daily. The moisturizer absorbs completely after 10 minutes and leaves no traces of tackiness, in fact my skin looks and stays matte and smooth for hours. My face feels slightly taught afterwards and there are no flakes to be seen, hence I assume this is the tightening effect and not inadequate moisture. 

I cannot comment on anything to do with wrinkle reduction as I have none. As a girl with dry skin, I still have not gotten used to the tight feeling as I usually use products that make my skin feel dewy and hydrated. However after a week of use, my skin is not noticeably dry. In fact, this cream has helped my makeup stay on longer by reducing the amount of 'slip', especially during these hot Summer days where my skin becomes slightly oilier. My sensitive skin has not broken out whilst using this product. I would say that this cream is slightly better suited to oily or normal skin types. For those with dry skin, you may need to use this in conjunction with another product, especially if you live in a colder climate.

Overall, I really like this product for its smell and mattifying effect but I do prefer the Mizon Returning Starfish Cream. In fact, I have been using both of them together for a few days and have been enjoying the best of both worlds!

*I received this product for free for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.



  1. I actually prefer this than the Mizon Starfish cream. I guess this is more on the wrinkle prevention side for us since we are still young and don't have premature wrinkles! :)

    1. I actually gave this to my mum to try out whilst I'm away- I'll be interested to see what she thinks because it wasn't moisturizing enough for me! Glad you liked it so much, I hope it's making a difference for you :) xx

  2. I have use some other collagen products and i wish to try this products. Will this causes any side effect. Why i am asking means the combination of both product will affect my skin.

    1. Hi Sherin! I have very sensitive skin that tends to break out easily and I did not notice any side effects from it. I would say to give this product a try, it's very reasonably priced!