[REVIEW] IUNIK CENTELLA CALMING GEL CREAM

Centella Asiatica/Cica is taking the whole skincare industry and community by storm because it’s pretty much everywhere now. Whether it’s from abroad or even western beauty. I just bought a l’oreal revitalift cica and retinol cream recently at the drugstore. Iunik has been in the skincare game for about 2 years now and they’ve grown and expanded a lot from they first started as. They’re still one of my favourite brands to use in my skincare regimine because of their affordability and how excellent their products work for my skin. Alright, let’s dive into the review on this cica gel cream.

Claims

  • iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream is a refreshing and moisturizing oil-free cream that makes the skin clearer and more vibrant.
  • Enriched with Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 70% and Tea tree Leaf Water 10%, gently lowers skin temperature, effectively soothes and calms sensitive skin with blemishes.
  • Lightweight gel texture containing 6 kinds of sprout extracts fully moisturizes the skin and helps relieve skin stress, creating clear, refreshed skin in a good condition.
  • Whitening & Wrinkle Care Double Functional Cosmetics
  • 6 patented sprout extracts
  • Quick absorbing and acts as an amazing perfect makeup base

Key Ingredients

Centella Asiatica is a plant-based ingredient that has multiple healing properties. The extract is rich with amino acids, fatty acids and etc that can help treat and prevent acne, calming down skin inflammation and promote collagen growth.

Niacinamide is ideal for those with acne-prone and oily skin as it works to minimize sebum production for a more balanced complexion.

Adenosine is a yeast-derived ingredient that has soothing properties and skin-restoring agents. It also has anti-wrinkle benefits due to its ability to energize the skin’s surface creating a youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic Acid is a very well-known and popular ingredient that has some great qualities and benefits such as it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and also speed skin recovery. It also is fantastic for retaining moisture in the skin.

Ingredient List:

Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Water, Niacinamide, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, C12-14 Pareth-12, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Brassica Napus (Canola) Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

My Skin Type and concerns:

Combination | PIE | Congested | Dehydrated | (Occasionally) Sensitive

How to use: After using toner, apply a moderate amount to face and gently pat until fully absorbed.

My thoughts

There are a lot of beautiful ingredients in this product that are packed with skin relieving properties. I would be curious to know if whether they decide to release a cream version of this because I think it would be amazing for those who have dry, dehydrated skin. This gel-cream is more ideal for those who have combination, oily skin and for those who live in hot climates. I don’t think this would be enough for anyone who suffers from dehydration issues, however, that being said, it is a great gel-cream used as a topical treatment because it does instantaneously relieve the skin from further inflammation and redness does gradually go away after application.

The one thing that really throws me off about this cream is the essential oils. I have developed a sensitivity towards essential oils so I would prefer to stray away from them as much as possible if I could. I personally did not experience any adverse effects when using this product however, I would rather be safe than sorry with my skin.

Be aware that there is also dimethicone in this product and some people are sensitive towards that. I found this gel-cream not effective as a makeup base simply because it pills on the skin and it even pills when you apply sunscreen on top.

Overall

  • Texture: 4/5 – Comfortable, lightweight gel formula however I just did not like it as a makeup base. As a skincare product, it performed fine.
  • Scent: 4/5 – I personally did not smell anything, maybe a super faint citrus scent from the bergamot oil but I would prefer to stray away from essential oils because they’re quite sensitizing.
  • Price: 5/5 – IUNIK products are always affordable and they have a nice range of choices to choose from so that is always nice.
  • Performance: 4/5 – It worked fine but I cannot say if I would repurchase this. It’s definitely a product I would use specifically for the hotter season but definitely not all year round.
  • Packaging: 3/5 – I like that it’s in a squeeze tube for hygienic reasons but I also do not like how difficult it is to squeeze product near the end. I’m only halfway through my bottle but it’s like pulling out teeth to get out just some product.
  • Overall: 3/5 – Not for me but I know a lot of oily skin folks would really enjoy this gel cream and would appreciate it for it’s fantastic soothing and cooling effects. If you’re interested in trying this out, here are the following links to purchase them on.

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[REVIEW] Iunik Black Snail Restore Serum

Hello, hello friends. It has been a VERY hectic little bit for bit I’m managing my time wisely today to share this wonderful serum I have been anticipating to share my thoughts on this serum I have been using consistently in my evening beauty routines. The reason why I don’t always share all of my products in my photos because it can quickly get all congested and look too busy. As well, I wanted to use this a fair amount of times to develop and actual opinion on this.

I was kindly gifted this product from Iunik in exchange an honest review.

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Iunik Black Snail Restore Serum – 50 ml

Available on: Unique4U | Yesstyle

  • Prices may vary where you purchase the serum from. It ranges between $20 USD -$23 USD

Product Claims

  1. Nutrition: Contains 70% of black Snail extract instead of purified water to nourish the skin’s natural strength
  2. Anti-Aging – Contains 5 Black Super Foods (black beans, black sesame, black rice, kelp and eggplant) to help with anti aging.
  3. Skin trail relaxation – Incoperates Centella asiatica extract to help alleviate traces
  4. Facilitate skin recovery – Contains patented Natural HG ingredients to help tired skin recover
  5. Whitening/wrinkle improvement – Confirmed as a pharmaceutical functional ingredients by KDFA Contains niacinamide and adenosine to improve whitening and wrinkle.

Key Ingredients

  • Snail mucin is shown to have antioxidant properties as well the ability to promote collagen production and increases wound healing. It is packed with hyaluronic acid, which is humectant ingredient that is able to retain moisture within the skin.
  • Centella Asiactica is a plant-based ingredient that has multiple healing properties. The extract is rich with amino acids, fatty acids and etc that can help treat and prevent acne, calming down skin inflammation and promote collagen growth.
  • 5 Black Super Food ingredients all have something in common, they are all rich in antioxidants, have natural dextoxifying properties and rich in Vitamins (B & E). Kelp in particular helps calm, soothe and nourish the skin.

Here is how the serum looks like when applied on my hand: 

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My thoughts

As you can see as the demonstrated photos, this serum is very lightweight and watery. It leaves no sticky/tacky residue behind and absorbs into the skin seamlessly. It can be layered with other products as desired. I have combination skin however it’s quite dehydrated even in my oily regions. I also have some acne scars on my cheeks. I would mix this serum into a skincare cocktail with my vitamin C serum and would notice my skin is not only brighter the following day but within a month of continuous usage, I noticed my acne scars were less red and prominent. One thing I really appreciate about iunik is that there is a generous amount of product and their dropper is high quality Their dropper is sturdy and allows you to control how much you want.

Overall:

  • Texture: 5/5 – Lightweight and perfect for layering with other skincare products, can be used in skincare cocktails.
  • Scent: 5/5 – There is no scent at all to this, which is fantastic for everyone since fragrance is unnecessary to have for skincare products.
  • Price: 4/5 – Standard pricing for serums and there’s a lot of product in this so you won’t need to repurchase for a while.
  • Performance: 5/5 – I’ve used this consistently every single night consistently for 2 whole entire months and I am impressed. Initially, I didn’t see any results on my skin because it was too short of duration for my product trial to even have an opinion of it however as I used this. I noticed a huge difference in my skin’s texture and overall moisture levels. Usually during the winter seasons, I would struggle with very dried and damage skin but with this, I feel like it’s protected my skin from the Canadian cold and harsh winter days.
  • Packaging: 5/5 – Packaging is simple, easy to read and you can visibly see how much product is left inside so you know when to repurchase. The dropper is sturdy and well made where you can control how much serum you want to apply onto your skin.
  • Overall: 5/5 – I have nothing to complain about this. This is another fantastic iunik product and I highly respect this brand for it’s reputation and quality. They honestly are the very few brands out in the market that care about their ingredients. See on Cosdna with the breakdown ingredients. There are no harmful filler ingredients and it’s completely free of silicones and parabens. Did I mention that they are cruelty free? I’m so blown away with iunik and I’ve been using their products even when I first started getting into skincare. I recommend this everyone because it’s such a beautiful and versatile serum that can be used in all skincare routines.

Thank you again for swinging by and reading my review on another fantastic skincare product. Cheers to beautiful skin days!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I was given this product in exchange for an honest review. All views and thoughts of this product are my own. What may work for me, may not work for you so please keep that in mind.

[REVIEW] IUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! Remember, today is not just a day to celebrate for our mothers, grandmothers, great mothers and aunts presence but we should remember to keep in touch and love them on the regular basis.
I talk to my mom every single day, I have no excuse to not call her unless I’m really sick. Even at work, I will call to check up on her.

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OK! So today’s review will be on the Iunik’s Tea Tree Relief Serum.
I was given this product to try out by iunik and 2 others that will share later on this week~ It’s quite funny how I chose to review this product first because I’ve used the other iunik products before using this one.

Product price may vary where you purchase it from (est. $20 CDN to $23 CDN) for 50mL

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What is your skin type?
My skin type is combination – dehydrated but oily t zone, sensitive and acne prone.
My cheeks and chin are often very dry.

What is tea tree oil used for?
Tea Tree oil is applied on the skin to treat acne and various infections.
Tea tree oil can reduce skin inflammation, allergic skin reactions and disinfecting the skin by killing bacteria and fungus.

Product Claims:
1. This can help to calm and relief the skin
2. Contains 67% Tea Tree Extract Water – soothing & moisturizing the skin
3. Contains 19.5% Centella Extract – help alleviate skin traces
4. 6% Sprout Extract for abundant moisturizing and nourishing the skin
5. Whitening and wrinkle improvement – Niacinamide & Adenosine to improve the appearance of skin complexion, brightening and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Here is the list of their ingredients taken straight from their website:

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I find it absolutely refreshing to see companies such as iunik being so transparent and honest about their brand and products. You don’t have many cosmetic brands who openly share the ingredients of their products. Usually you would have to search it up on google/third party website the sells it.

My thoughts:

This serum has a light green hue to it however it is odourless, spreads easily and leaves no residue behind. I’m VERY picky when it comes to serums because a lot of “nourishing” ones always seem to leave this tackiness to my skin and this does not do that. I’ve used this serum particularly on my breakouts as a spot treatment and it’s superb. Sometimes my pimple patches do absolutely nothing for me so I have to reach serums and ointments to cure and calm down the inflammation. I used this serum 4 nights in a row and my pimples near my chin have diminished. Within the 2nd and 3rd night, my pimples have shrunk, no more redness and faded beautifully. You can still see that it’s healing but hey, better than having an angry red pimple sitting there. FANTASTIC!

Overall:

Texture: 5/5 – Watery and lightweight

Scent: 5/5 – Odorless! I was hoping for a light tea tree scent. Nope, nothing! Great for those who are sensitive to scents or dislikes scents.

Price: 5/5 – Reasonable and lasts a long time

Performance: 5/5 – As always, you must be consistent with these sort of products until the pimple has diminished significantly

Packaging: 5/5 – Simple and easy to read – they are not extra with their packaging and it even states the claims at the front of the bottle! The dropper is well made and super easy to control. It doesn’t dispense too much product or too little.

1. Powerful Relief
2. Soothing Care
3. Natural Moisturizing
4. Whitening & Wrinkle Care

Until next time, friends!
Have a good day~