One thing I really appreciate is when the founders of a brand actually communicate and relate to their customers ~ not just talking about their products, but injecting personal stories, thoughts and actually having conversations on Social Media ~ Chloe at 107 One O Seven is one such person and now Park Jung Hyun at ENS Skin 진정성 is another. Seriously, the @ens_junjungsung Instagram account is run by him and he is always chatting up a storm with his followers, from all over the world. Great sense of humor, interesting posts and always willing to talk about skincare, pop music, books, movies and so on. About a month ago, he reached out to me to see if I would like to test and review the Jin Jung Sung Soothing Moisture Essence Serum.
Skin Type/Concerns: Oily, blemish prone, pores, aging skin with fine lines/wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation (both sun damage and PIH)
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Oh My…Look at all these Ingredients
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a powerful antioxidant that acts as an anti-inflammatory, improves your skin elasticity, enhance the skin barrier function and also it helps to even out skin tone and reduce post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Licorice root is also a brightening ingredient as well as reducing flaking and smoothing your skin. It is also an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory. Yeast derived adenosine also provides anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory benefits
Ceramides are lipids (fats) which are important in helping to repair and protect your moisture barrier. They will keep your skin hydrated and plump as they retain water. Ceramides are found naturally in your body and you lose the ability to produce as you age, so adding them to skincare products helps with anti-aging. Beta glucan is another amazing skin conditioning and repairing, moisturizing ingredient that helps stimulate the production of collagen, speeds up wound healing, soothes and calms skin due to its anti-irritant and strong anti-inflammatory properties. Applied topically, collagen deeply moisturizes the skin.
Oh and there is a TON of hydrating humancants in here ~ not only is our good old friend glycerin in here, but SEVEN types of hyaluronic acid: sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, potassium hyaluronate, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, hydroxypropyltrimonium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer. This complex will help attract moisture and deeply improve hydration to your skin, reduces skin flakes and makes skin supple. Acetyl hexapeptide-8 helps bind water to your skin, helps regenerate skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Centella is a common herbal ingredient that is used medicinally to help speed up wound healing, such as blemishes and skin rashes. It also helps minimize the appearance of pores. Centella derived madecassoside helps soothe, reduce redness and inflammation and helps heal your skin. Chamomile can calm down the skin and relieve redness effectively while mugwort has been used in traditional European and Asain herbal medicine to help heal and soothe skin wounds and contains a rich source of antioxidants.
Idebenone, otherwise known as hydroxydecyl ubiquinone, is a powerful antioxidant ~ preventing dryness, refining skin texture, protects skin from free radicals, so that fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.. Glutathione is another anti-aging antioxidant ingredient that will help fight free radicals and repair skin damage. Green tea is full of powerful anti-oxidants, due to its high concentration of polyphenols, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There is also slew of botanical ingredients in here with antioxidant, soothing and purifying benefits: Japanese knotweet, rosemary, Chinese skullcap, Chinese quince, persimmon, cinnamon, Indian chrysanthemum, celery, avocado, kale, Japanese pepper, Korean pasque and lichen.
Jin Jung Sung Soothing Moisture Essence Serum comes in a tall 150 mL frosted glass bottle with a bright silver cap This has a pin hole applicator and at times, I wish this was a pump bottle. Why? Because the clear, scentless essence is so thick ~ it is truly more of an serum than a watery essence ~ its texture is a very light gel that does turn watery once it is applied to the skin. I have to shake the bottle to get my product out ~ I feel like that old Heinz ketchup commercial ♩♪♫ Anticipation is making me wait!♫ ♩♪ But just like Heinz ketchup, this essence is worth the wait.
It is very thick, but it isn’t sticky. It is slick and slides over my skin nicely ~this essence does have a tendency to “sit” on my skin initially after I pat it in ~ but within a few minutes, this essence does absorb into my skin, leaving it so soft and supple, but with no sticky or tacky residue. It helps plump up my skin, so it looks refreshed and smooth, with no irritation.
This also has a nice cooling effect as well ~ with a skin balancing pH level of a 5, this is a great product to use in layers too ~ I personally just like applying it directly to my skin without a pad to get the maximum moisture effect. This is a great product to use to make your own mask packs ~ if you have dry patches or just need a burst of moisture, soak some cotton pads with this and place all over your face. If you are a minimalist, you can use this and a nice moisturizer to top it off, as this is so hydrating and soothing that I feel if you layer it, you can get away with just products, plus sunscreen.
Where to Purchase
- Amazon USA $22.99 and has Prime Shipping
- CrediThink $19.99 Ships Globally with restrictions
- eBay varies ~ around $20.00 Ships Globally
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