Saturday, March 28, 2020

THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream: Review

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THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream: Review
A subsidiary of Korean beauty brand THE FACE SHOP, Yehwadam Hwansaenggo is a premium skincare range known for its anti-aging products inspired by the traditional wisdom of oriental herbal medicine. New from the brand comes a glow-boosting collection and I have here the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream (C$109 for 50 ml Set) to share with you today. To read all about it, click......
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream: Review
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream Set
Packaging:
The Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream is available as a part of a special gift set that includes a full-sized 50 ml Rejuvenating Radiance Cream, a 10 ml Rejuvenating Radiance Serum, a 32 ml Rejuvenating Radiance Toner, and a 32 ml Rejuvenating Radiance Emulsion.
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream: Review
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream
The Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream comes in a luxurious, oversized jar. It features a translucent, double-layered barrel and a super fancy lid adorned with a jewel-like emblem. The cream also comes with an equally fancy applicator to help keep your fingertips out of the jar.
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream: Review
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream Set
Formulation:
Described as a "soft, ultra-moisturizing and anti-aging cream", the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream promises a "clarified, glowing complexion". The cream features two proprietary complexes, the first of which is called "Cheonhyemyeonnguidan".  A secret formulation dedicated to the Hwansaenggo range, Cheonhyemyeonnguidan is a combination of various oriental herbal extracts designed to restore the skin and promote elasticity. Some of the key ingredients include Chinese cucumber, Chinese bellflower, Chinese foxglove, Chinese knotweed, Korean Angelica, safflower,  peony, and golgi berry. The second proprietary complex is called "Hwayoondan". This radiance complex features soothing, antioxidant white willow extract, brightening sea buckthorn extract high in vitamin C, vitamin E, and amino acids, and anti-aging honeysuckle extract which boosts cell activity.
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream: Review
THE FACE SHOP | Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream
With a lightweight and non-greasy texture, the Rejuvenating Radiance Cream actually has a very pleasant floral fragrance, unlike other traditional oriental medicine inspired skincare, which can have a distinct medicinal smell. The cream spreads nicely on the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving behind a slightly dewy finish. Two forms of silicone (5th and 9th ingredients) are used in the formulation so depending on what you layer beneath and on top of the cream, some pilling and patching may be of concern. I've personally not experienced any but I am still not a fan of their inclusion. Additionally, it's worth noting that the 8th ingredient, C14-22 alcohols, is a mixture of synthetic fatty alcohols that won't dry out the skin.
Overall, this is a really nourishing cream appropriate for both day and night use, depending on your skin type. I find it a tad heavy for daytime use on my oily, combination skin but if you have dry skin, I can easily see this as an everyday moisturizer appropriate for pre-makeup prep. I've not noticed a significant brightening effect but I'm sure the plethora of herbal extracts provides lots of calming and antioxidant effects that will surely benefit the skin. I personally would have preferred a silicone-free formulation but it's not a dealbreaker here as I've not experienced any pilling or heaviness.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, C14-22 Alcohols, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexaoate, Glyceryl Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Betaine, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit (Sea Buckthorn) Extract, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Panax Ginseng (Korean Ginseng) Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus (Mushroom) Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Branch/Flower/Leaf Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum (Chinese Knotweed) Root Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium (China Root) Extract, Platycodon Grandiflorus (Chinese Bellflower) Root Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa (Chinese Foxglove) Root Extract, Angelica Gigas (Korean Angelica) Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii (Chinese Cucumber) Root Extract, Lycium Chinense (Golgi Berry) Fruit Extract, Carthmus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Cnidium Officinale (Chunkung) Root Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus (Mung Bean) Seed Extract, Cuscuta Japonica (Japanese Dodder) Seed Extract, Angelica Tenuissima (Slender Angelica) Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Extract, Ceratoia Siliqua (Carob) Fruit Extract, Menyanthes Trifoliata (Buckbean) Leaf Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Panthenol, Ceramide NP, Adenosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Squalane, Gold, Silica, Methylpropanediol, Steraryl Glycyrrheatinate, Polyisobutene, Glucose, Stearic Acid, Polyacrylate-13, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol,  Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, SOrbitan Isostearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Beheneth-20, Arachidyl ALcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Trisodium EDTA, Trimethamine, Parfum/Fragrance.

Availability:
The Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance line is available beginning February 2020 exclusively at Nature Collection/THE FACE SHOP stores across Canada.
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