Have you been wondering about the new 𝘊𝘖𝘚𝘙𝘟 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘌 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘮 (𝘌 𝟸𝟶)? I’ve been testing it out for just a month now, so here’s what I think of it so far – starting with a little background information on this product…
This serum replenishes, moisturises & nourishes skin – all in all giving depleted and inner dehydrated skin a plumper feel. It’s formulated with 𝘛𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘭 – an organic chemical compound with high Vitamin E activity, cetyl ethylhexanoate, triethylhexanoin, sunflower seed oil, etc.
“E 20” refers to the 20% of Vitamin E contained within the serum.
All the oils selected for this serum are non-comedogenic, so that even acne prone skin types can use this serum for its hyperpigmentation and acne scar fading benefits, which are mainly supplied by grape seed oil, without the concern of congesting pores or triggering additional breakouts.
Full ingredients list:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil
I appreciate that it contains 20% pure Vitamin E because most Vitamin E skincare, which are often developed by drugstore own brands in the UK, typically contain only upwards to 10% of Vit E.
The texture isn’t exactly what I was expecting, not that it’s a negative thing. I expected it to be runny but to still have some thickness. This serum has a similar viscosity to oil, however it’s not like a oil at all in the sense that it’s not greasy or sticky and it absorbs very quickly. Sometimes Jojoba oil doesn’t feel comfortable on my skin, however this wasn’t the case when using the serum once per day.
I would however prefer that it didn’t contain Macadamia oil, not as a personal preference, but I think brands should be more aware that using nut extracts enhances the probability of someone experiencing an allergic reaction of some sort. Even if you aren’t allergic to nuts when ingested, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will be fine for applying on your skin.
The one minor concern aside, I’m liking this serum so far – although I will say at this stage I’m more inclined to repurchase the COSRX Real Fit Vitamin C Serum C 23 from the same serum range, simply because it provides more of a blemish correcting effect than the Vitamin E Serum. The Vitamin E Serum is moreso for improving the overall health of skin with less of a focus on diminishing the prominence of blemishes.
See a short video clip of the texture ➡️ here
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Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was gifted by COSRX in exchange for honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own and have therefore not been influenced by the brand or any company in association.