Here's a rare review from me--I'm reviewing an acne related skincare product, and I have to say I'm 1000% in love with it so if you have trouble keeping your hands away from picking, read on!
I bought mine from Tester Korea for 15000 Won (~$13.97 USD)
Left: Nasty popped blemishes, photo taken at midnight Right: Slathering it on (sad hahaha)
18 hours later
- Um...everything??? This stuff is a miracle in a tube.
- Large tube
- Does not dry hard or crusty
- Reduces inflammation and redness
- Heals skin SOOO fast
- Medicinal smell might be off-putting for some (almost ayurvedic)
First off, I apologize for not having a clear "after" picture for you. To be honest, I was convinced that this stuff wouldn't work so I didn't actually prepare to take before or after photos the first time I used it. These photos are from the second time I tried it just to make sure the first use wasn't a coincidence, but I completely forgot to take a close up the next morning.
I believe the most helpful and active ingredient in this cream is the centella asiatica, which I briefly mentioned in my post about Mizon's amazing All in One Snail Repair Cream review. If you'd like to read a little bit more about Centella Asiatica's the quickest way is to the Wikipedia article about it. For slightly more in depth reading, here is a brief explanation of the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of the planet. I encourage you to read up on it, because I truly believe this plant is why the Mizon products I've used have helped my skin so much!
Back to the review--this stuff is AMAZING. As you can see in the before picture, my skin looked horrible when I went to bed at night. I was picking at my skin because I don't normally have acne, and I wanted it to go away (please don't do what I did hahahaha). I actually was waiting for a good breakout to test this cream on. I applied it pretty liberally at night and just let it dry on my face while I slept. It did not harden like mud masks do, but it did dry up slightly so that it did not rub off on my pillow. When I woke up there was still some on my face so I wiped it off with warm water, and I literally couldn't believe how much my skin healed overnight. The redness was completely gone. There wasn't even a gross scab or anything the way most acne heals--it looked as if I had just squeezed a tiny blackhead or something, not like I had totally tore my face up the way it looked the night before. I cannot rave enough about this stuff having used it twice on two very bad blemishes and then waking up to almost healed skin. I'm tempted to try this on a paper cut or something like that next time (on one half) to see if it helps heal faster! One thing I note about this product is that it has a slightly medicial, almost ayurvedic smell--not really the way neem oil smells, but something that some people might find off putting. You'll get used to it once it's on your face, and I think if you try it you won't care what it smells like because it helps so much! Yet another awesome Mizon product.
Would definitely buy again (but I don't think I'll be running out any time soon!)