06 January 2013

Review: Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream

Hello ~
I wanted to review another item from the new Etude House Etoinette line, but it is so dark and gray outside that I cannot make any decent photos. (I also only have dim and yellow energy-saving lamps inside) I hate this kind of whether. Makes me so depressed.
I am going to review the Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C (Cream) instead. The photos were taken in artificial light and don't look too great, but it isn't such a waste for a sample product, while Etude's Etoinette items are so pretty that I have to get some decent photos of them to show you. I hope it will get a bit sunnier sometime next week.

So, to the  Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream:
The original product comes in a 75ml pot, the sample I got doesn't tell how much it contains, but it lasted for a few days.
Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C (Cream): A facial water cream that instantly fills thirsty skin with vital hydrating energy of Vita C complex and Alaska glacier water.
[Vita C Complex Story]
This complex delivers revitalizing hydration with effective ingredients from vitamin C-enriched berries-Rasberry, acai berry, cranberry, and strawberry.     
[Alaska Glacier Water Story]
Alaska is on initial source of water covered with over 20,000-year-old glaciers. Alaska glacier water is fresh water at mildly alkaline pH, enriched with oxygen, minerals and ions.      
[To Use]  
Use after mist or essence application. Apply an ample amount onto the face and pat gently until the cream is absorbed completely.
Refrigerate before use to enjoy a cooling skin treatment. When you experience unusual exhaustion and stress, apply liberally and use it as a hydrating mask pack. 
Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream Review

Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream

The name confused me a bit -  what is it, facial water (so basically a toner) or a cream? I guess in the end it is a very watery cream, actually more gel-like than cream-textured. At least this is the first product called "cream" I have encountered which had this kind of texture.

Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream

I don't really have dry skin, which is why I would not have bought such a product and only own samples, but my skin still becomes very problematic in winter and irritations and breakouts become worse than usual so I guess a bit of vitamins won't hurt. The cream smells very pleasant, yet it is only a faint hardly-noticable scent and feels super-refreshing the moment you put it on your skin. I can see how you can get an extra freshness-boost by putting this cream into the fridge, though I am not sure I would put it into the refrigerator like suggested. One should think it would freeze and become hard to apply. 
As I don't have dry skin to begin with I cannot really say how much the cream would improve such a skin condition, but I really like the feeling of freshness it gives.

I thought because of the very light gel-like texture this would be one of the absolutely non-sticky cream types, but sadly it is not so. The stickness isn't too noticeable or bothersome on the face, but it is clearly noticable on my hands, which I had to wash instantly after applying the cream to my face as I could not even touch anything anymore. 
Since stickiness is a big no-go for me the cream isn't a re-purchase product for me, no matter how awesome my skin felt after using the cream. 



  1. I've got the Vita-B cream, which targets oily skin, but I must say that while it's highly moisturising, it leaves a very sticky finish and I can't use it under make-up.


    1. The B-Vita one too? Oh damn, I thought, since I have oily skin, that this might be a product worth trying out, but if it is sticky too it's certainly not suitable for me. :(

  2. I don't really like sticky product because I have oily skin.. but I guess this product will be loved by people with dry skin.

  3. agree, stickyness is a big no, esp for oily skin like me, it tends to break me out >.<

  4. I agree too, I don´t like stickiness :<

  5. I hate stickiness, does it go away after a while? If so what amount of time does it take?


    1. It didn't go away for me when I use a normal amount. After I used it for the first time and noticed the stickiness I tried using way less of it (almost nothing at all), and then it wasn't so bad anymore and seemed to go away after maybe 30 minutes? I am not sure, I didn't check with the watch. ^^, But I think that I used so little of it then that it wasn't much use anyway.

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