Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Reviewette: The Face Shop Intevia Active Original Cream

productinfo
Brand: The Face Shop
Name: Intevia Active Original Cream
Price: $51.77
Where to buy: Koreadepart

This cream is formulated with placenta protein ingredients (doesn't say if it's animal, plant placenta, etc), controls skin balance and takes care of wrinkles. You get a spatula to apply the product with the full sized item.
packaging
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Because this is higher-end cosmetics, the packaging is very muted and sophisticated - comparing the sample packaging to the full sized product, I realise that the sample packaging is a 2D version of the full sized jar! That's pretty cool! Even though this packaging isn't that cute, it doesn't really bother me - I don't take any notice of it; it doesn't offend me or anything, cute packaging is an added bonus rather than a right, I guess!

The back of the packaging was in Korean so, because I can't read Hangul, it didn't add anything extra for me.
application
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Here's a really bad quality photo of the product on my finger. XD I was applying this at night to see the effects after a good night's sleep. It's quite thick and balmy so it's good for dry skin. It absorbed easily with no greasy residue or feel. I didn't go to bed straight after application, I was up for another half an hour or so.

To be honest, when I woke up and felt my skin, it just felt like my regular moisturisers. This cream is kind of in the middle of my Secret Key EGF & Snail Cream and Garnier Moisture Mtch "Goodbye Dry" cream - it's thicker than the former but not as thick as the latter so it provided a good amount of moisture for my skin. Still, it isn't worth $50+ for me, I'd rather just have one of my other moisturisers for a far less price.

mythoughts
This cream is slightly thick and balmy so it's good for dry skin types and makes you skin feel dewy, repaired and nourished. However, I feel you can get the same feel from other, cheaper face creams so even though this product is good and works for me, it's just not worth the price.

4 comments:

  1. The proteins must be "animal", I think (plants don't have a placenta or any other structure that could be called so)... But I don't think it's human, that would probably kill the product in the eyes of the customers. XD

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    1. Yeah, I didn't think plants had placenta too - maybe it was vegetable? I can't remember although that counts as plant too! Never mind, it doesn't bother me but it might make other people wary. :)

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  2. I really love the skin of the Korean people and I am also curious of their beauty product but as I've read this article is this really effective for you? and its quite expensive. I am currently using the lifecell cream right now and I am contented with it just like a Botox alternative cream for me.

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    1. The cream is quite expensive, yes but I think you can get products that are just as effective for a much cheaper price. This cream was similar to Secret Key EGF & Snail Repairing Cream, which is $5 on en.koreadepart.com and it's also similar to Senite Polynesian Intensive Cream which is $34 so I feel you can get good results and effective Korean products no matter what your budget! :)

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