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I am already happily in Thailand but I managed to film this review before I left and I am excited to show you what I have for you!!
CREMORLAB has given me a great opportunity to test out one of their products that have JUST been launched in Korea.
I even had to translate all the descriptions from Korean (with my broken language skills).
Should I introduce the brand a bit first since it is my first review from them.
Cremorlab’s Magic Water
If you are a fan of Korean skincare you may have heard about Cremorlab as it was BIG few years ago. International Korean beauty sellers promoted Cremorlab so so bad, it was like a crime not having it in your collection! Now that hype is kind of over I finally got to try some of their products when I moved to Korea. Funnily, it is not that easy to find Cremorlab and I would even say, it is more known outside of here. But it doesn’t mean anything.
To the brand story. Well, that’s kind of crazy (but I honestly do not care). Here you have the description:
Cremorlab’s innovative skincare products harness the power of Thermal water therapy, Eco-energy, and Natural nourishment (T.E.N.). aka T.E.N. thermal water, a rare and mineral-rich water from Geumjin, a special region in Korea. Famous for its richness in minerals, T.E.N. is the foundation of all of Cremorlab’s products that focus on the hydration and health of your skin.
Well, I do not know if even this “magical water source” exists but I honestly care in the ingredients in each individual product and how they work for me. And so far, I have been pleased with everything I tried.
Skin Renewal Time
Cremorlab has several lines with multiple products targeting specific issues – brightening, hydrating,…. they emphasize the hydration pretty much every one of their products. And finally now they started an anti-aging line as well. I am very excited.
Called Skin Renewal Line, you can find anything from an eye cream to a toner. And I tried the serum/essence, T.E.N. Skin Renewal Fluid. It is supposed to come after toner and promises to hydrate, smoothen and revitalize your skin. The Korean description also mentions helping tired skin restore it to it’s radiant ideal condition. Well, we will see.
Part of the ingredient list (what I translated):
hot spring water, glycerin, cetyl ethylhexanoate, 1,2-hexanediol, propanediol, panthenol, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, pentaerythritol, magnesium pacia, alanine, magnesium chloride, threonine, histidine, aspartic acid, valine, proline, diphosphate phosphate, lysine, leucine, tyrosine, isoleucine, glutamine, magnesium citrate, glucosamine HCI, phenylalanine, glutamic acid, arginine, 1-methylhydantoin-2-imide, asparagine, citrulline,…cysteine, butyleneglycol, potassium hydroxide, capper gluconate, magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate, mung bean flower extract, camellia extracts, lotus extract, plum extract, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer,…, sodium isostearate, leaf leaf / stem Cysteine nevi, C14-22 alcohol, Vinyl dimethicone, Pigi-100 stearate, Tromethamine, Tartaric acid extract, Arbutin, Rice extract, Ricinus extract, Red ginseng extract, Rosemary leaf extract, Golden extract,…,adenosine
From the ingredients list (rather long one) I would definitely pick out my favorites: adenosine and red ginseng extract. Adenosine is a powerful anti aging ingredient. Derived from yeast, it also soothes the skin and is suitable for any skin type. Red ginseng is a very popular Korean anti-aging ingredient. I mean you can use it for anything, it is so great. It helps to brighten and renew your skin. My personal favorite.
But how is the product?
I think those two words summarize well my entire experience with this product. Bear in mind that although I have been testing it diligently for the past two weeks, anti-aging claims are hard to prove over such short period of time.
I will start from the packaging thought. It has the classic sleek one color with white printing style, so natural for Cremorlab. Some people consider it boring but i personally appreciate this nice minimalism. It looks classy. Even before I opened the box I was struck by the weight of the package. What is this? Turns out that despite having uniform look the bottle (not the lid though) is made out of glass. More ecological – yes, super useful – no. Especially as I am spending the next two months traveling from one place to another. And that was the most mundane problem of the bottle. Turns out, after you break your nails removing the protective seal, the product still won’t come out. I kept tossing and turning that damn bottle like a dumbbell for minutes with no result. I was even hoping for that disastrous spill, just to even SEE how this serum looks. No succes.
So did I get to even try it? I did. Everytime before I use this I turn it upside down, give it a GOOD shake and at least a small amount of serum makes it out. Looking at the bright side, you will definitely not waste this product.
And how did it work?
New Candle Suggestion
The texture of this serum is definitely much thicker than I expected, not fluid at all. I used it both day and night and although it might look thick, it dissolves into my skin in minutes. It hydrates very well and gives me nice glow. My skin so far had no problem accepting the product, no redness or breakouts. I feel like I noticed less dry patches and overall the longevity of my dewy skin has prolonged both in the day and night.
When it comes to scent I have come to accept that Cremorlab products all could be new Yankee candles. It smells so nice! I know certain people cannot stand scented products but I think this one is definitely still subtle enough even if you are one of them. It is light and very pleasant, not artificially feeling at all.
And the renewal?
+ absorbs quickly & well
+ strong hydration
+ pleasant smell
+ good ingredients
– horrible packaging (not looks)
– a bit pricey
Well, I hope you enjoyed this quick review. I will probably have more coming but in the meantime, I hope you join me on this two month trotting journey! Who knows where I will be writing from the next time 😉