Just a quick breakdown:
Vita-A is for dry skin type (deep hydration)
Vita-B is for oily skin type (refreshing hydration)
Vita-C is for normal skin/all skin types (vital hydration)
I actually started with Vita-B first during the summer, and then switched to Vita-C. In general, my skin type is dry but it is more combination during the warm seasons. This means I like using light moisturizers in spring and summer, and then usually something deeply hydrating in the winter.
Description(taken from website)
A facial water cream that instantly fills thirsty skin with the hydrating energy of Vita A/Vita B/Vita C complex and Alaska glacier water.
Alaska is on initial source of water covered with over 20,000-year-old glaciers. Alaska glacier water is fresh water at mildly alkaline pH, enriched with oxygen, minerals and ions.
Vita A Complex Story
This complex delivers rich hydration with effective ingredients from vitamin A-enriched pumpkin, carrot, tomato and apple.
Vita B Complex Story
This complex delivers rich yet non-greasy hydration with effective ingredients from vitamin B-enriched cabbage, broccoli, celery and asparagus.
Vita C Complex Story
This complex delivers revitalizing hydration with effective ingredients from vitamin C-enriched berries - Rasberry, acai berry, cranberry, and strawberry.
Ingredients are listed in English on the packaging but just a quick FYI, some of the ingredients are water, butylene glycol, glycerin, methylparaben, and parfum; there are no oils (may be different for Vita A, I can't confirm since I didn't use that one), mineral oil or petrolatum.
- Use after mist or essence application. Apply an ample amount onto the face and pat gently until the cream is absorbed completely.
- Refrigerate before use to enjoy a cooling skin treatment. When you experience unusual exhaustion and stress, apply liberally and use it as a hydrating mask pack.
Pricevaries but I believe the Korean retail price is about $13 for 75g
Where to Buy
Skin Food stores, although I bough mine online from this eBay store. When I saw these at the California Skin Food stores, they were about $24 plus tax. The ebay store sells it for $12.99 plus $3 shipping.
Pros♥ feels light on skin
♥ affordable at Korean retail price
♥ simple and cute packaging
♥ jar is made of glass, not plastic
♥ has English on packaging, including list of ingredients
Cons♥ no WOW factor
My ThoughtsThese are light-weight, oil-free and water-based facial moisturizers that work really well for warm months and those who don't want heavy or sticky feeling face creams. The consistency is more like a watery gel than a cream. It absorbs quickly and easily. It really does feel very "waterful" but not watery, if that makes any sense.
They're surprisingly hydrating, considering how light they feel. Of course, the moisturizing power varies from Vita-B to Vita-C to Vita-A (yes, in that order). I found that Vita-B worked well in the summer for my combination skin and oily T-zone, but as the weather cools down, my skin gets less oily and so I reach for Vita-C to get more hydration.
The jars are actually clear and the creams have a pale hint of color (green for Vita-B and pink for Vita-C). Vita-C has a fruity-floral scent that I find more pleasant than Vita-B.
I also used them with the accompanying mists, but I must say the mists were not impressive at all. Vita-B had a very strong, off-putting scent of alcohol. Vita-C did not smell as harshly but it was apparent that it also contained alcohol. This always baffles me a bit since alcohol in general is dehydrating and drying, and yes, I can feel its effect in the mists. I think for the price, which is only a few dollars less than the creams, there are better, more refreshing mists out there that actually cost much less.
Would I repurchase?Hm, I would say most likely not, at least not for myself. Although these work well for light moisturizers and are very affordable, I do prefer slightly more moisturizing creams and more creamy types versus these gel types. I liked them but didn't find anything that stood out to make me repurchase these rather than trying other products.
I also received some SkinFood samples when I'd ordered these and still have yet to show you my SkinFood haul from Korea! I'll give you a hint: it will include the next moisturizer I'll be trying out very soon. ;)
SkinFood still remains to be a pretty popular brand in Korea. What's your experience like with their products?