Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: Skin79 | White Reviving Skin Radiance Moisturizer


Skin79 has been one of my favourite BB cream brands and although I've always pondered at their skincare, I was hesitant to jump in because quite frankly there was so little information about them to begin with. When little incident with the Tony Moly moisturizing emulsion happened (mineral oil disaster) I ordered this one fill to fill in the missing gap in my routine.

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THE BASICS
Brand: Skin79 by WizCoz
Product: White Reviving Skin Radiance Cream
Complete Range: Emulsion, serum, eye treatment, cream, mask, sunblock
Size: 50ml
Price: $20-25CAD (via eBay)
Availability: eBay
Would I repurchase: Yes

I opened up the jar with absolutely no idea of what to expect at all. It claims to contain flower extracts to nourish the skin and provide a moisture barrier for hydration. I was surprised to find that the product was more of a lotion like consistency than a thick cream. (Update: It condenses a bit more in the winter into a light cream but still retains the easy to spread consistency of a lotion when on the skin.) It has a faint fragrance, reminiscent of something from Dove or Olay which provides an aromatic experience without numbing your nose. Although it did take a bit longer to absorb into my skin, it never left me feeling greasy or suffocated even during the warmer summer months.

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Ingredients wise it contains a combination of niacinamide and chamomile to calm inflammation, hylauronic acid and shea butter to hydrate the skin as well as macadamia extract, lily and cactus flower to provide further nourishment. (There is also the mysterious inclusion of platinum powder for which I have no idea what it does.) Bonus points here for being mineral oil free and paraben free as well!

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What I love most about this cream is the beautiful dewy glow it gives to my skin (platinum powder perhaps?), which looks really fresh and healthy. It's not a sticky, greasy look but a moist hydrated sheen that makes my skin look naturally radiant. The skin whitening function seems to work decently, I haven't noticed any significant unevenness to my skin this summer despite spending lots of time outdoors. (I have been coupling this with the Tony Moly Floria Whitening Capsule Essence, reviewed here.) I wouldn't say this is particularly good for fading specific spots but it's an excellent cream for maintaining a bright and even skin tone. The cherry on top? Absolutely no sensitivity, breakouts or adverse reactions!

Give this a go if you have normal to oily skin that is easily dehydrated and you want the moisture without the heavy feel of thicker creams. I think the light yet hydrating texture is something to be applauded for and puts this cream on par with something high end like Estee Lauder or Lancome. For dry skin types this may not be quite enough for you alone so try layering this over a heavier serum or essence. Personally I look forward to repurchasing this in the future along with more products from the range.


Have you tried anything from Skin79's skincare range?
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My skin type: Combination skin that is easily dehydrated, acne prone with large pores on my cheeks and with uneven skin tone (especially during the summer months). Horribly reactive to avobenzone and mineral oil.

8 comments:

  1. great review!
    definitely considering this ^_^
    Krissy xoxo

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  2. The ingredients look really good actually except for the dimethicone but it's further done on the list! It can be pore clogging for oily skin types!

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    1. Dodging the "cones" is like trying to avoid the raindrops in the storm...ridiculously hard. I can't use any pure silicone primers but a pinch of it in other products doesn't seem to bother my skin too badly. From time to time I try out more natural skincare lines but many of them just aren't up to par in terms of texture and over all feel :-(

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  3. I shall have to give this one a go at some point when I have finished my other moisturisers.

    I was wondering, I have found the Skin79 now has a Skin79 Snail Nutrition BB Cream out, I know you did a review for another BB Cream similar to it, would you try this one out as well?

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    1. Probably not any time soon, I'm too in love with my Mizon Snail Repair bb cream for one (see the review by clicking on the Mizon tab at the bottom of the page) and also that when I looked up the swatches, the skin79 version had a weird colour tone. I really got scared off by the Vital Orange one, quite disappointed. However they did just release a mousse chiffon bb that I may try out.

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  4. Thanks for the great review, this sounds totally like something I might like.
    I'm glad there's niacinamide in it, and the ingredients look quite nice to me overall with vitamin e etc.. - Thanks so much for showing the ingredients list as well!
    Maybe I'll get a sample of this on ebay one day.

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  5. another great review :) do you have a "best" or "current favourite" product that brightens the skin??? It's like a never ending journey trying to find one!

    www.tigerlilybeauty.blogspot.co.uk | UK beauty blog

    xx

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    1. I'm currently using the Laneige White Renew line and have been quite please but my favourite product from the range is probably the Original Essence, I tried a few samples and loved it so much I purchased the full size. It's not the most hydrating but it's very lightweight and I can tell a difference when I use it as part of my Laneige routine or not.

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