Secret Nature From Jeju Cream Review (And Mini MeMe Box Rant)
Sunday, 12 October 2014
I purchased my first MeMe box and it came around 1 month ago. I got the 2014 K-Beauty Wrap-Up and was so excited! Just read the description:
"We spritzed, powdered, lathered and puckered up our way through thousands of products- all to find the ultimate 2014 K-beauty collection! This beauty box is loaded with only buzz-worthy K-Beauty skincare staples, makeup must-haves, hair and body essentials, and other beauty breakthroughs that were the hallmark of K-Beauty in 2014! You’ll enjoy true K-beauty with all these beauty expert approved goodies, and have all the tools to recreate the hottest Korean looks of 2014!"
I mean who wouldn't want this box after reading that?!
When I opened it, I was so bitterly disappointed with the contents, I think I vented my feelings to all the beauty bloggers I know. I got 2 perfumes (not my thing at all), a sunscreen (really?!), an acne roll on stick (SERIOUSLY?!), a RiRe lip manicure (ok I guess) and the product I'm reviewing today. Overall, I was SO mad! I hadn't heard of any of these products except the RiRe. Buzz worthy staples my foot -__-.
The Secret Nature From Jeju cream is the only product I use!
An explosively hydrating and nourishing cream that creates clear and fresh complexion inside out with organic elements from pure Jeju Island.
WHAT IT DOES
Generates protective skin layer and enhance immunity. Provides long-lasting deep hydration and nutrition to skin.
HOW TO USE
Spread evenly on face after toner and serum. Let the skin absorb the cream.
Jeju complex: asparagus extracts, carrots extracts, aloe vera extracts, broccoli extracts, 1,2-Hexandiol, Clover flower extracts
As you can see I have used most of the cream.
Packaging wise, the tub is adorable and I love the 'wooden' lid, however the shape of the tub is awkward. You end up having to reach deep inside the narrow opening and scrape cream from the wide sides as you use up the cream. I wish more Korean companies would package their creams inside squeeze tubes which are a lot more hygienic.
The first thing I noticed was the smell of this product which is absolutely delightful! It smells very similar to the fresh smell of tea tree oil to me, so I was very surprised that it wasn't in the ingredients.
The cream is thick and glossy on the surface and when I rub it into my skin I can see small moisture beads forming on the surface. I do need a decent amount to cover my face though, around 3 times what you see in the swatch. It absorbs really quickly and does not leave a dewy sheen. The claims are correct in saying it provides long-lasting hydration because my dry skin does not feel tight after application.
The most remarkable thing happened in the first week of using this product. My skin is not terribly acne prone any more but sometimes I get little red dots (not pimples) on my cheekbones, and I have no clue what they are. After applying the cream at night, I woke up in the morning and my skin looked crystal clear! It was so even and bright without a sign of those random red marks! This cream is not advertised to be skin clearing, so this was a complete surprise to me.
Unfortunately, as my skin got used to it over the weeks, the clearing effect diminished but I still feel like this cream does a good job at calming my skin. It does contain aloe, so maybe that explains the phenomenon.
Because of the thick texture, this cream (50mL) would only last you a maximum 4-6 weeks if used morning and night. Considering it costs $18, I find it to be worth the price.
Overall, this is a good product that provides my skin with optimal hydration and a bonus skin brightening and evening effect. It is definitely worth a try if you see this around!
*I bought this product with my own money.