The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer
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The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer review

*This product was send to me for review purposes

Background

Sensitive, dry and combination skin types
50g
19 USD

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Vegetable Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Panax Ginseng Berry Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethiconol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Methylpropanediol, Betaine, Cholesterol, Cellulose Gum, Adenosine, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Ceramide NP, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-51, Sorbitan Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Glucose, Raffinose, Folic Acid, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin

The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer
The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer

Description

This Centella Asiatica based cream moisturizer combines a thoughtfully selected assortment of ingredients including kelp, ginseng, squalane, and niacinamide to intensely hydrate, strengthen, balance, and improve skin’s defences.

How to use it

Use as a regular moisturizer, pat into your skin until fully absorbed
Or you can mix the cream together with the ampoule’s before applying to your skin.

My thoughts on The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer

A moisturizer is what normally is a game changer for my skin. Whenever I am testing a moisturizer it is crucial that it is helping with my dry skin and not only stays on top doing nothing.

My skin is super dry and if I don’t use really nice product my skin actually hurts from dryness by cracking. Since I do follow the Korean skincare method, which is adding layers of products on top of each other. A moisturizer should be able to lock all those products in without making my skin feel weird or oily.

So when it comes to testing moisturizers I know after only a few uses if this is going to be amazing, good or terrible for my skin. And if the cream ends up in the last category I use it as a body moisturizer instead. That doesn’t mean that I am finished testing it on my skin after only a few times. It only means that I do get a good feel for the product really fast. Usually I go for about 4 weeks before writing my reviews on a product. This time I was asked to do it in 3 weeks.

The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer
The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer

Packaging

I love the packaging of The Potions Cica Complex Cream Mixer. It is simple yet nice and clean looking. I do prefer my creams to come in tubes rather than a jar due to hygienic reasons.

The cream is white and medium thick in consistency. Still it feels like a really nice light cream on my skin.

Cica (Centella asiatica) creams are great for dry skin and for scar healing and has been used for just scar healing for quite a long time. I have tried a few Cica creams before but never really thought they were amazing for my skin.

There is some scent to it, but it is really not very strong at all. Just a hint of orange. The scent isn’t there when I smell the tube but comes after a while when I apply it to my skin. I really love when products doesn’t smell too much. I do prefer my skincare to be unscented normally but this is perfectly fine. My nose is really sensitive to smells and some people will probably not even notice a scent.

It is a fast absorbing cream (at least on my dry skin) and it doesn’t leave any sticky feeling behind. My skin feels really smooth and nice and that feeling last me the whole day. I am really impressed and I find this one to be amazing.

It does penetrate my skin as well, without leaving an oily finish on top. This is super common with moisturizers for dry skin (not so much when it comes to Korean brands, they know better) but with European skincare for sure. I often end up thinking that a product feels nice on my skin but then it never penetrates the surface leaving only a greasy feeling on the skin instead. But this one is the opposite.

If you have oily skin I am not sure this would be a good match for you, but you can always use it as a nice night cream instead if that is the case for you. Oily skin needs moisture too.

Swatch
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Conclusion

YES, absolutely Yes. This is for sure one of my favorite moisturizers I tried this year and will be on my favorite list. It is a perfect moisturizer both for Korean skincare method and for a regular skincare routine.

I give this product 7/7

 

Where to get it

Coreelle

 

Other moisturizers

Vegreen 730 Daily Moisture cream

Real barrier intense moisture cream

 

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