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JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream
What are whitening creams (not brightening)
Whitening products are really popular in Korea. In my country (Sweden) they are really not, since swedes don’t tend to think that paler skin looks nicer.
I have a real problem using creams that whitens my skin. I really think they are making the skin look unnatural. Brightening and whitening are words that can be discussed for hours, and I want to clear up my views on the subject from the beginning.
Whitening products are (according to me) product that will make your skin look whiter than it is, that is leaving a film on the skin (sort of what some sun screen products do). Brightening products are, and again according to me, products that will make your skin look more even, they will neutralize redness and unevenness on the skin, scars, hyperpigmentation in the long term, without leaving any film on the face. For example, brightening products like Missha time revolution first treatment essence.
I first came across whitening products when I lived in Kenya. I was actually chocked to see these products actually existed. It was not in my mind that one would want to make the skin look whiter than their natural skin tone.
But since then I came across it many times, especially when I started with my Korean skincare.
Ingredient analysis: Skincarisma
Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconol, Grape Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Aluminum hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tea Tree Extract, Rosemary Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Lavender Flower Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Trehalose, Allantoin, Betaine, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated lecithin, Ceramide NP, Caprylyl Glycol, Agar, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Tromethamine, CI 77491, Mica, Algin, Pectin, Gellan gum, Perfume
The packaging is simple and nice, it comes in a tube (which is what I prefer, for hygienic reasons).
What are my thoughts on JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream
I know a lot of people like this cream for that it is a quick fix if you “need” to make your skin look whiter.
What I like about JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream is that is actually is a quick fixer upper. But you really need to use a small amount of it since it will leave a whitish film on the skin. If you have areas that are redder or you simply want whiter looking areas, this is a great product for you. I really will emphasis to not use too much of this one. if I apply a thicker layer it will definitely look really weird on my skin, since the rest of my body is darker. I can’t walk around with a face all pale. So, use this product with a light hand (meaning not so much product).
When I apply this I really notice the white in the cream, and it settles somewhat in my pores around my nose area and chin. When using a foundation on top the cast is no longer visible.
The cream is on the thicker side of creams but it is really easy to use. It absorbs really well on my skin, but leaves a whitish cast. If I use only this cream and nothing over it the effect doesn’t last all day. Maybe around half a day.
As for its moisturizing effects, it doesn’t last on my skin. I have extremely dry skin and there are a lot of creams that doesn’t add up to my skins moisture happiness.
The cream contains has a lot of nice ingredients and it seem to (according to CosDNA) to be suited for sensitive skin as well.
Can be used as spot treatment for areas of darker skin, elbows, knees, armpits etc.