Following my recent influx of Korean cosmetics review, I am going to give you skincare review today (and the next few days) instead! I was sent 3 products from HKCPlaza
some time back in Mid may to test them out. Very thankful that they have been extremely patient with me and their genorisity to provide me with 3 of their newest products. On top of that, they have provided me with special 10% discount code for my readers as well as a link for you guys to get a free starter kit from them. Oh yes, did I mention that it provides free worldwide delivery
? Read till the end to find out!
I have been sent 3 products, namely:
1. LJH Doctor's Care Vita Propolis Ampoule (Honey Ampoule)
2. LJH SMART Power Cleansing Foam
3. LJH SMART Power Cream (3 Tubes)
Credit: stock images from HKCPlaza
Before I move onto today's review, let me share a little bit about Lee JiHam products with you. It is not highly publicized in Singapore but in Korea, they are actually the first cosmetics company to introduce "doctor cosmetics." They are pioneers of Cosmeceutical in Korea (cosmetics combines the beautifying effects of cosmetics and the healing power of pharmaceutical.) Not just that, they are also one of the most famous providers of functional cosmetics. Their first clinic established in Korea is in Ehwa Women's University [I went to the University during my Korea trip in June!] and now has over 50 clinics nationwide with 9 under own management! The LeeJiHam Dermatology R&D Center has 7 patents for cosmetics composition and manufacturing process and also received the Science Technology Merit Award in 2006 for its innovative research and development. It is definitely such a pity that it is so underrated in Singapore and thus I am glad I can share this amazing brand with you guys and hopefully, you will get a lot of benefit out of their products! They have an amazing range of products for different skin types - do check out their website
for the full range.
Enough on the background, let us move onto today's review on their LJH Doctor's Care Vita Propolis Ampoule (Honey Ampoule)
Packed in a box which folds into a cute little prism
Upon opening, information about the product is revealed along with the ampoule.
See the chart? Translated, it says that the product contains 50% Propolis, 10% Vitamin Derivatives (B3. B5 and C), 10% Vitamin Tree and 26% combination of witch hazel, Centella Asiatica, Portulaca Orelacea and Rose Extract.
Major effects of Propolis include Soothing, Skin Protection, Nutrition and Vitality Supply.
Oh yes, did I mention this is Paraben-free, Artificial Coloring free and Ethanol-free
I have so much love this dropper products! In case you guys are wondering why is the product filled to such an awkward amount, that is because I have already started using it prior to taking the pictures. The product was filled up to somewhere near the neck of the ampoule when I first received it.
Lee JiHam Doctor's Care Vita Propolis Ampoule (Honey Ampoule)
Packaging: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡ 8/10
I love the cute box! That aside, the packaging of the bottle which contains the product is small and thus easy to bring around. Bottle is transparent with minimal words - no frills like clinical products.
Brightening Efficiency: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡ 8/10
Performs very well in this aspect and the difference is especially prominent when you use this to sleep! I wake up the next morning with glowy and more even looking skin!
Moisturizing Efficieny: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡ 7/10
It does help to keep my skin moisturized throughout the day and overnight. Though my skin don't look exceptionally supple, this is a multi-functional product so I did not expect the result to be prominent either. It is good enough for me that it does help my skin maintain a healthy moisture level.
Application: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡ 9/10
I LOVE the dropper on this product! It is extremely easy to get the product and no leakage from the dropper! I have tried quite a few serums before and this is by far one of the best dropper ever! Being liquid and slightly viscous, it is easy to apply and spread on my face.
Availability: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡ 8/10
While outside of Korea, it is only available in some salons and clinics for Singapore and Malaysia, HKCPlaza provides free worldwide delivery, making it extremely convenient to purchase since one does not have to worry about ridiculous shipping fees.
Price: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡ 7/10
Serums do not come cheap. For 15ml, it might seem expensive to some but the price point is still very acceptable for me. I only have to use 2 drops per applicable for my whole face so this product actually last me quite a while (I have been using it since I got it back in May and still have around half a bottle)
It is considered reasonably priced to me and given the size, I will very much love to repurchase this for me to bring around in my skincare pouch whenever I travel.
Overall Rating: 8/10
Head over to HKCPlaza to browse all the products and use the special VIP Code: SB01000JAD for additonal 10% discount - that's right, you get this discount ON TOP of products that are already on sale/discounted! (Click here to see how to use coupon)
Also, there are some starter kits for you guys to redeem and try so do not hestitate any longer! Do watch this video to see how to use the Honey Ampoule in different ways.
Next review from the same line will be on the SMART Power Cream!