M-Chloi Hypoa Hyaluronic Acid Waterdrop Cream Review

Saturday, 29 March 2014

I had never heard of this brand, M-Chloi before receiving this product from Bntnews and as a Google Search revealed, neither have any beauty bloggers! I found a website here, but not a single blogger review of their products. So behold, you are looking at one of the first M-Chloi product reviews!

The cream contains hyaluronic acid which is a natural component of connective tissue in the body which functions to cushion and lubricate. Hyaluronic in skin care is known to reverse the signs of aging and treat wrinkles and has been touted as the key to the 'fountain of youth'. Sounds promising!

The product claims to provide 24 hour lasting moisture that soothes and emulsifies dry skin. It also contains aloe vera to nourish and restore a healthy and even complexion. Ultimately, the product is aimed at dry, irritated skin.

The packaging is quite 'royal' looking with the sturdy box and deep purple color. I like how the box contains some rather interesting information, see below for the percentage of users who felt 'Intense Satisfaction' with the cream ;).

The tub is extremely large and is packed to the brim with product. In a weeks worth of use twice a day, I only used product from the lid, so this will last you a long time. However, the packaging combined with the runny nature of the product is not travel friendly- it had leaked all over the inside of the box when I received it.

The texture is quite unique- it's somewhat stiff in the tub yet is soft, translucent and watery at the same time- you can practically see the moisture in the cream! As always, I have to comment on the smell. I was immediately turned off the product because it smells like alcohol and fragrance. I dislike this sort of smell immensely because it feels unnatural and counterproductive- I do not like the idea of alcohol on my sensitive skin! Unfortunately the ingredients list is in Hangul so I can't actually discern whether it actually does contain alcohol. As a beauty blogger, I braved it and tried it for a full week anyway immediately after cleansing.

Upon application, the product breaks down quickly and forms water droplets on the skin! I have never used a cream like this before and was quite taken with the dew drop effect at first. Unfortunately the droplets do not absorb into my skin easily at all and sit on the surface of my skin for around 20-30 minutes. After the cream is either absorbed (or evaporated as I suspect), my skin feels dry and tight! This is definitely not an intensive moisturizer and needs to be used in conjunction with other products.

Before I started this cream, my skin was good, blemish free and even (for me anyway) from using my Doctorcos sheet free mask and Nature Republic's aqua cream together. Once I started using this product my skin very gradually turned patchier, redder and low and behold on the 7th day I got a huge pimple! I haven't had a pimple in so long that I thought it was a mosquito bite at first!

This is one of the first Korean skincare items that I have been unhappy with. I must be slightly allergic or sensitive to one of the ingredients in it and I'm quite annoyed that I now have a dark mark from the blemish. I received another waterdrop product in this month's box which yielded the same tight, dry skin result. I don't think I'll be trying any more waterdrop products from now on. As promising as this product sounds, I do not recommend it!

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

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  1. I know the Lioele water drop sleeping pack has a super alkaline pH so maybe this is similar and contributing to an acne-friendly environment? thanks for reviewing honestly =)

    1. Perhaps, although the hyaluronic acid makes me think acidic? I'm not too sure what effect the pH of skincare items would have on the the skin- what an interesting study that would be ^^ N3RD :P. Regardless, my skin hated it :( the 2nd water drop product has English ingredients and alcohol is number 6 :O