[Mizon] Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream Review

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Today’s quick review is on Mizon’s Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream. I finished the tube quite a while ago (purchased it from RoseRoseShop) and published this review on my old blog. I haven’t tried the cream ever since but I thought it may come useful to some of you and so I decided to repost it here.

What drew my attention to this Hyaluronic Ultra Subook Cream was its relative affordability (relative, because it was quite cheap but with a shipping cost not so much anymore) and the cream’s ingredients- it was supposed to contain 30% of Hyaluronic Acid- a very potent hydrating ingredient. The reality turned out a bit different, though. But! Let me explain everything in order so let’s dive right in.

 

Ingredients and Texture

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Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2- Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Panthenol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Ceramide NP, Betula Alba Juice, Alcohol, Glucose, BHT, Tocopherol, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phosphatidylcholine, Serine, Lysine, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline, Phenoxyethanol

 

The good:

  • contains a variety of plant extracts, such as Arnica Montana Flower Extract, which come with a number of skin benefits (for example the Arnica extract mentioned above has anti-inflammatory properties) as well as two plant oils (Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil and Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil)
  • there’s also the staple Sodium Hyaluronate (derived from Hyaluronic Acid and supposedly absorbing faster) that hydrates the skin very well, and Panthenol which attracts and holds the moisture in the skin
  • the cream also contains ceramides (Ceramide NP helps to restore the natural lipid barrier of the skin and keeps the skin’s moisture balance in check), Biosaccharide Gum-1 (soothes and moisturizes) and Adenosine (provides anti-wrinkle benefits)
  • and a range of amino acids (Serine, Lysine, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Proline)- each of them has a different function in skincare- some transport moisture through the skin and some work as antioxidants (but most help your skin to reproduce its own antioxidants)
  • most of the ingredients have a green rating meaning they’re safe for the skin

 

The bad:

  • there are a number of ingredients that have 1 or 2 rating for acne/irritation (Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Carbomer, Tocopherol, ) which means if your skin is sensitive to any of them they can potentially irritate your skin or break it out
  • contains three potentially skin-irritating types of alcohol– Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Alcohol
  • according to Skincarisma, there are five ingredients that may trigger fungal acne: Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stereate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and Polysorbate 20
  • some ingredients are yellow-rated (lower rating than green which is the highest)

 

 

When it comes to the texture, Mizon’s Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream itself is white, light and extremely easy to spread. It absorbs quickly, too. And that’s pretty much all I can say about the texture. Nothing to complain about.

 

My thoughts

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So, here comes the verdict. First of all, I’d like to voice my disappointment regarding the ingredients, more specifically the claim that the Mizon cream contains 30% of Hyaluronic Acid. It’s a kind of a shady claim (which as far as I remember was on the website from which I bought it and, just as a side note, it’s a legit website) and seems to be totally invalid- Sodium Hyaluronate is put as the 23rd ingredient on the ingredients list! I’m already aware that the order of the ingredients list does not fully reflect the ingredients’ proportions in the product (at least when it comes to Korean products) but it definitely does not even slightly indicate that the cream contains 30% of Sodium Hyaluronate. And there’s no Hyaluronic Acid in it either. So I feel totally misled. After all, it was one of the two major reasons why I bought it.

However, despite being disappointed, I finished the cream. What are my thoughts on its effectiveness? It definitely didn’t break me out. Didn’t clog my pores. Did moisturize my skin but I wonder if it was any more moisturizing than an ordinary moisturizer. It felt good on my face, especially after applying a bit of a drying vitamin C serum. It was lightweight and left a nice feeling after application. And there was no sticky feeling left either.

How much would I give it?

I think 6 out of 10, on a 10-point scale.

The Mizon Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream wasn’t an outstanding discovery- it wasn’t as impressive as I thought it would’ve been. But it wasn’t bad either. A big minus was definitely that lack of the 30% of Hyaluronic Acid but it worked well on my skin and didn’t cause me any issues.

I wouldn’t purchase it again though. I’d find it a bit of a waste of money-  a good and cheap regular moisturizer can do as well as this cream.

 

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[PURITO] Centella Green Level All in One Mild Pad Review

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PURITO Centella Green Level All in One Mild Pad Review

 

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I was so glad to be able to try out Purito’s Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pads. The founder contacted me first and I was kindly gifted a few products in exchange for my honest opinions.

Founded in 2014, Purito is a brand committed to using safe and honest ingredients. They do not perform animal testing and produce eco-friendly products at reasonable prices.

The founder is very friendly and open to any forms of feedback, regardless of positive or negative ones which I am very impressed of.

 

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The Purito Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad uses all EWG Green Level ingredients, BHA, and 10% Centella Asiatica Extract to gently exfoliate the skin, decrease inflammation, and remove make-up and sebum.

The Purito Centella Green Level All In One Mild Pad is gentle on the skin and great for sensitive skin leaving the skin feeling clean and refreshed. It gently assists the skin in removing excess sebum and make up without irritating the pores or skin, re-enforces the skin barrier and leaves the skin softly moisturized.

 

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Ingredient List:
Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Myristyl Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Melaleuca Quinquenervia Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid

 

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The ingredient list is very clean. Madecassoside, Centella are my favourite ingredients for intense soothing.

 

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A lightweight plastic tub packaging. I love the graphics inside the box, showing how it can be used. This is suitable for various usage. A versatile product which is suitable even for your body. Like for me, I have back-acne and this acts like a scrub for my back too.

 

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Nothing over fanciful. Clean and simple packaging.

 

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Comes with a seal for freshness. The seal is not loose, the pads inside are well soaked but I don’t see any additional essence inside.

 

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It comes with a little tool, so as to not contaminate the entire tub with your fingers.

 

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There are two sides. One side is with texture while the other side is smooth. I forgot to take a photo of the other side, sorry. I will update it again!

How to use: After cleansing, use the raised side of the pad to gently wipe off any remaining make-up and debris from the skin. Use the opposite smooth side of the pad to gently wipe away any excess dirt or sebum. Let air dry, patting gently over the skin. Follow-up with your favourite moisturizer and/or cream.

 

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It’s very watery so the skin absorbs it fast without any residue left behind.

Does it do what it claims?

 
Claim 1: Gently exfoliates the skin, decreases inflammation, and removes make-up and sebum. 

It does gentle exfoliation when my skin is sensitive, whenever I need something less strong. It does remove impurities off my face as I can see the leftovers on the cotton pad.

 
Claim 2: Gentle on the skin and great for sensitive skin leaving the skin feeling clean and refreshed. It gently assists the skin in removing excess sebum and make up without irritating the pores or skin, re-enforces the skin barrier and leaves the skin softly moisturized.

Yes, it does. However, I have to give a heads up, the rough side can be quite irritating if you rub it too vigorously. So please, do it gently. I do regular exfoliation these days, so yes, my skin’s texture is softer than usual.

 

 

Summary of product:

| Packaging |

~ Plastic tub that comes securely sealed. A plastic tweezer was included too.

 
| Smell |

~ A medicinal, tea tree scent?

 

| Color? |

~ Colorless liquid.

 

| Pros |
~ Great for days I needed gentle exfoliation without compromising my skin barrier.
~ Not irritating for my sensitive red skin.
~ Softer skin after prolonged usage.
~ They packed it in a travel size which is so convenient.
~ Reasonably priced.
~ Helps with little pimples, I wouldn’t say big acne though.

 

| Cons |
~ It will dry up so use asap.

 

| Thoughts |

This ended up great for lazy days or days I needed something gentler (emergency). I was quite impressed as it helps with the tiny stubborn pimples. It did not work very well on my big acne though. However, I am ok with it as for the bigger acne, I tend to use other spots treatments to deal with it. There’s a lot of dead skin around my mouth area, which can look very pronounced when I do my makeup. With this, I simply wipe the mouth area and the make up adheres better! Emergency use as always. I will be repurchasing this product.

 

| Where to buy? |

It’s available on Eopenmarket (International) & Ezbuy (SG customers).

 

| Disclaimer |

~~Above are my actual thoughts. All thoughts are based on what I truly feel.

~ ~ This product is kindly provided by Purito in exchange for my honest reviews and thoughts on it.

 

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