COSRX OIL FREE ULTRA MOISTURIZING LOTION WITH BIRCH SAP
January 19, 2017
Coconut, avocado, aloe, are fantastic ingredients that were once toted as the next big thing in the health and skincare industry and rightly so. The past couple years, Birch sap is slowly but surely gaining some attention in the health and wellness industry as one of the next it ingredient. Quite a few K- beauty skincare companies like COSRX, have tapped into the benefits of this ingredient harnessing it in effective and fantastic products like the oil free ultra-moisturizing lotion.
In order to fully understand why I love this lotion so much, first I have to answer the questionWhat is Birch sap?
Birch sap is the liquid that is extracted out of Birch trees. The Birch trees is usually found in Europe and Northern China and its water is tapped usually in the winter and spring. It is chuck full of antioxidants and beneficial ingredients like potassium, vitamin c, zinc and claims to detoxify, hydrate and heal when ingested. When applied topically, it hydrates, retains moisture, antioxidants like vitamin C replenish and brighten skin leaving you with a glow.
COSRX OIL FREE ULTRA MOISTURIZING LOTION WITH BIRCH SAP (CLAIM)
Suitable for all skin types, including, sensitive, oily, and acne -prone skin. Hydrates, protects, and comforts the skin with an oil free, lightweight formula. Contains 70 % of Birch sap, an exclusive ultra-moisturizing ingredient deeply on and under the skin.
BIRCH SAP: helps retain moisture in the skin
GLYCERIN: A good skin moisturizing agent
ETHYLHEXYL GLYCERIN: A skin conditioner and preservative derived from glycerin
HOW TO USE IT
Apply moisturizer after cleansing, toning and treatment.
I usually use a night cream at night but some nights I use this lotion when I need extra hydration.
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT?
Dec – Jan 19tt
Any skin that needs extra hydration
A simple plastic bottle with a pump on top ; the bottle is durable but the top comes off easily. My 10 month old effortlessly pulls it off anytime she gets a hold of it so I am not too pleased with the package.
It is non-greasy
The lotion absorbs immediately after applied
It leaves your skin hydrated almost all day
No burning or stinging
No irritation or breakout
No discoloration; my skin tone was even.
Great for humid climate and the summer months
Its light texture makes it wonderful to layer other products with it without leaving your face feeling heavy.
Recommend for people of colour, especially for those with hyperpigmentation.
There are no CONS in this review because there was not one negative reaction to this product. It has been a positive introduction BIRCH SAP to my skin and piqued my interest in exploring more products formulated with this versatile ingredient.