Monday, October 26, 2015

Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream Review

A multi functioning cream that is made to whiten and improve wrinkles, the Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream has become such a popular skin care product. 

This cream boasts of expensive, high quality ingredients made from ginseng extracts, 99% pure gold, royal jelly and gold silkworm. 

Ginseng has been used as an anti-aging ingredient in a lot of skin care products and has been known to have a lot of benefits to one's health. It is greatly used in Oriental herbal medicine and has the properties for vitality and skin rejuvenation and regeneration. It boosts skin firming collagen that helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It also has a whitening property which gives the skin a brighter and youthful look.

Royal jelly is another popular ingredient in skin care products.  Royal jelly is a creamy white or pale yellowish substance made by worker bees to nurse baby bees. It is basically the "milk of bees" and cannot be reproduced by any laboratory. Some of its skin care benefits are reducing inflammation, prevents premature aging and increases circulation.

Anything that uses gold in skin care helps with reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well.  It also helps improve blood circulation, reduce skin dryness and lightens the complexion. The use of silkworm increases protein and collagen production.

I am quite pleased with how the packaging looks - it's very pretty and looks great on top of a white vanity. If there's one thing I must point out about the packaging, too much material is wasted because the jar is too big and the content is little, although the actual product is quite a generous amount, the jar is just too big and bulky. This reminds me of the Nature Republic Snail Solution Cream I reviewed awhile back wherein the jar was pretty big too. 

The first thing I always do when I open up any skin care product is to smell it. The scent of this cream was fresh, it didn't have any herbal scent as I expected it to have since it's made out of ginseng. Ginseng itself has a strong aroma and I was expecting it to smell like freshly boiled ginseng root but it has a cool, fresh, watery scent. I particularly like that kind of scent and I always love skin care product that smells fresh and clean. However, I was quite disappointed after my first use because a strong, heavy, perfume scent lingered on my skin and it gave me quite a headache and it immediately took me right to bed.

The cream itself is not as "watery" as I expected it to be.  I was expecting it to be like the Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream that I really loved which dissolves into a watery formula when applied on the skin. The Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream however has that slippery feel that is reminiscent of silicone based face primers. It doesn't absorb fast on the skin and leaves a slightly tacky feeling which is not that bad but just slightly uncomfortable to me since I can definitely feel it sit on top of the skin.

I find the gold flecks on the cream really cool and I like how it dissolves well. You can seen how pretty the cream is on the jar and it looks like a pot of gold honey. 

I have been using this product for quite awhile, almost 4 weeks, but I haven't seen much difference on my skin. It does leave the skin fully hydrated (a great sign that it is a great anti-wtibkle product) but I couldn't see any brightening and whitening effect.

I was very hopeful about this cream and I had a lot of expectations but I'm really sorry to say that it just didn't suit me. That strong perfume scent after application was my biggest concern since it gave me headaches. I didn't get used to it even after using it for awhile. I also recommend using this as a night cream if you have problems with strong scents like I do.

The Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Retails for about $66. It is quite pricey because you're paying for the quality of the ingredients used. This product is certified by the Korean Institute for Skin and Clinical Sciences for its moisture, wrinkles and elasticity improvement.

 *This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.

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