Exfoliating is important for us to get rid of old, dead skin and giving our skin a chance to regenerate new fresh skin. But there are many who are confused with exfoliating, and the products that are available in the current market. To make things easy, there are two types of exfoliation are physical and chemical exfoliant, and the differences are pretty straight forward. Physical exfoliants uses brushes and scrubs while chemical exfoliants uses products that contain AHAs and BHAs.
I’ve been getting into AHAs and BHAs a couple of months ago especially from cosRX, as seen from my previous hauls cosRX Review – AHAs/BHAs. It seemed that it has been booming in the Kbeauty realm, therefor i really wanted to venture more onto it.
With that easy explanation, the NAKEUP Face Glycol Acid is considered to be under chemical exfoliant. But its not just an exfoliant that you remove after you are done exfoliating, its more of a moisturiser and exfoliator combined into one.
Before starting, let me introduce my skin type. I have combination skin and sensitive, oily on the t – zone and dry on the perimeter. I have a lot of acne scaring on the chin area due to hormonal acne.
NAKEUP FACE 10% Glycolic Acid AHA Scaling Cream 50ml
Argan tree kernel oil and sea grape extract form a moisture barrier on the skin to prevent moisture evaporation and keep the skin moist. Allantoin and centella asiatica soothe the sensitive and stressed skin quickly. Niacinamide helps tone up the skin clearly.
How i use it:
Use after basic skin care as moisturiser, i use it 3 times a week at night time only.
For sensitive skin or first use, use 1-2 times a week.
For dry skin, aging skin, use about three times a week.
For oily skin, combination skin, use 3-4 times a week.
A two in one product – moisturise and exfoliate at the same time. Perfect for lazy people like me who doesn’t want to spend more time on additional steps. There are no particular obvious beads one might think about in a exfoliator, so its extremely gentle on the skin.
Unlike typical exfoliating products, there are no harsh beads and is extremely creamy. While gently massaging onto skin, it turns fro ma creamy texture to a watery lotion type.
Despite my sensitive skin, it does not cause irritation nor redness. At places where acne is yet to surface, it leaves a tingling sensation that isn’t uncomfortable last. It only last for a good minute after it has all been blended into. My skin is left with a soft and smooth feeling after the cream has completely been blended in, and since it is so hydrating my skin does not dry out even after staying in air conditioned room till mid day!
I was not able to find its ingredients list in english, and to be honest when Jolse reached out for me to try it out i did have my doubts since i almost cannot find any reviews on this brand. But upon looking on its Korean website, they feature celebraties such as A – Pink trying their skincare and make up, and it is relatively new. Only debuting in 2014 and yet their brand isn’t crazily well known, it means that they aren’t as commercial as other beauty companies that has huge advertisement. Also, they have CJ Entertainment’s logo down under their website. Having A Pink and CJ Entertainment gave me a peace of heart to try the product out and it did not disappoint.
Would I repurchase? Definitely. They also have different percentages of Glycolic acid which i would like to try out. The 36,000 won price tag maybe heavy but its not a exfoliating moisturizer that is used daily. 50ML would last me for a good 6 months.
This product is sent to me by the company for reviewing purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation to state false statement. All opinions stated are true and of my own.