My current fave oil-control serum!

8:01:00 PM

Hello lovelies!

Shout out to all the oily skin gals out there. I have discovered a skin care product that helps keep my oilies at bay. I have combi skin type and because of the hot and humid weather here in my country, I usually manage looking like a frying pan towards the end of the day (sans blotting). 

I have been dealing with this problem since I hit puberty and I used to believe that long lasting make up is the solution.Until I found out that having awesome skin care routine is the answer to my oily skin troubles. I recently discovered this oil control serum from Skin Food, a popular Korean brand that uses natural and organic ingredients in their products. Seeing the porcelain-like skin of Korean actresses, it was enough to convince me to try out their skin care products (Yep, what can I say, I'm pretty gullible).

skin food peach sake serum

I bought this serum together with the toner from the same line (which I have reviewed here) and have been using it everyday since. The serum's packaging is very similar to their toner, twist-off cap and clear, glass bottle that resembles a sake bottle. When you remove the cap, the product is dispensed by a pump, which is nice and hygienic. 


skin food peach sake serum



skin food peach sake serum

Just like you see from the bottle, the serum comes off white, with a gel-like consistency. It gives off a faint, alcohol/peachy kind of scent upon application which disappears after a few minutes. I'm not really a fan of its scent but because of its good oil control properties, I use it everyday.

skin food peach sake serum

The serum is very easy to blend and I think from the texture of my skin after application, it probably contains silicone. It makes my skin feel smoother which is good prior make up application. I almost don't use primer anymore and I noticed that my foundation / BB cream still manages to stay on for hours. I think together with the toner, it helps manage my T-zone area. If you use an oil-control primer with the two, your make up will be indestructible! 

This serum is pretty affordable too (Php 835 - Php510 + shipping or around $10-$16/AUD30-AUD17) so you get really good bargain for its price.

skin food peach sake serum

Trivia Time!!
I did some research on benefits of sake for our skin and here are some of the things I found out:

1. It has antioxidants and anti-aging properties. 
Sake is said to contain Ferulic acids. Ferulic acids are a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are chemicals that inhibit the oxidation process. Oxidation leads to breakdown of our cells, something that normally occurs as we get older. Antioxidants then help delay this process. Ferulic acids can inhibit Lipid Peroxidation. Lipids are important in maintaining the youthfulness of our skin thus,inhibiting its oxidation can lead to delay in skin ageing.

2. It can prevent allergies.
People with atopic eczema have dry patches on the parts with eczema. Sake has moisturising ingredients that can help relieve the effects of eczema.

3. It helps moisturize the skin.
Sake is found to contain ingredients such as Glycerol and amino acids. These ingredients are often found in cosmetics and skin care. It is said that it is not yet found which substances are responsible for this effect. However, the interactions among hundreds of nutrients in Sake such as Amino Acids, Organic Acids, Saccharides, Vitamins, Nucleic Acids and Esters are said to be attributed to it.

4. It helps whitens the skin.
Sake is said to have ingredients that controls the effects of Melanin, the skin's natural pigment. Melanin is responsible for our skin color, sun spots, age spots and freckles. That's probably why brewery workers have smooth, white hands!

5. It helps prevent rough skin.
In Japan, sake has been used as a skin toner for centuries. It contains plenty of saccharides and amino acids found in most skin care products. Some researches found out that it contains  α-Ethyl Glucoside (α-EG). This α-EG, which gives the bitter taste of sake, treats rough skin through cornification of epidermal cells

Reference:



Skin Food Toner
Hits:
Fancy sake like packaging 
Lots of organic ingredients
Makes skin smoother after application 
Good oil control properties 

Misses:
Inconvenient to open and might be easily broken
 Strong fragrance


Packaging: 4/5 (-1 for the twist cap)
Ingredients: 5/5
Product claims: 4/5
Price: 4/5 
Overall rating: 4.25/5

Here are some online stores I'm affiliated with that sells this serum. You can use my discount codes at the sidebar for additional discounts.
http://ph.althea.kr or http://althea.kr

Or you can try ebay or your fave online Korean stores that sells it. ^^

Hope you like this review. I also made a review of the toner from the same line which you can read here. Comment below your fave oil control serum or if you have tried this product. 

Have a good day, everyone!


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2 comments

  1. ooo this looks good! Might try this one as I need something to help with my skin x

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    1. You should. Hope it works for you as it does with me. :) x

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