KOREAN BEAUTY Nature Republic – Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream
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I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique.
You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about 3 Concept Eyes Long Wear Eye Crayon that I published a few weeks ago.
Today I am reviewing Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream from Nature Republic. This is an extremely popular product in Korea with around 50,000 items being sold within 3 weeks of its launching.
The word ‘watery’ is used quite a bit in product names from Korea and Asia, it’s not really a term we would use to describe a beauty product here in the UK but it usually describes a product with moisturising properties that may be a gel formula.
Ginseng Royal Silk is a moisturising gel with ‘whitening and wrinkle improvement’ properties. I’m not too sure that whitening is something that’s particularly desirable in the western world, most of us here in the UK are yearning for more tanned skin rather than looking for products that whiten the skin. However wrinkle improvement is always welcome!
The ingredients within Ginseng Royal Silk include 6 year old Goryeo red ginseng, silk amino acids extracted from gold silkworms and royal jelly which is produced by bees.
The packaging of this product is particularly impressive, once you open the green cardboard box you are presented with a Perspex crystal-like cube pot that has a twist-off lid. There’s also a spatula included within the box that you can use to extract just the right amount of the Watery Cream from the pot. The product itself looks just as spectacular! It’s a clear jelly with thousands of tiny golden flecks suspended inside it. It looks quite regal!
I’ve only used Ginseng Royal Silk a few times though, despite it feeling nice and silky on the skin when you apply it and massage it in it leaves my skin feeling a bit sticky afterwards so I’ve been saving it for no make-up days as I don’t like the feeling of applying a foundation over the top of it. Skin does feel moisturised afterwards though, so it’s definitely worth persevering with – I might start using it at night before bed instead of in the morning.
Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream is priced at $56.60 (around £37) available from eBay with free shipping. It ships from South Korea though so will take a while to arrive here in the UK.
Have you ever tried any Korean beauty products? Which are your favourites and why?
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