Tone up creams are popular in Asia because they deliver that lovely, instant brightening effect, but are they really that important and useful? I got to review the JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream, so here’s what I think and I have got some before-after photos too as well 🙂
The JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream comes in a big tube (100 ml), the packaging is nice and simple, the cream is white, thick but easy to spread. I can totally understand why tone up creams are so trendy in Korea: it takes a few second to achieve a brighter look which lasts pretty long while a simple and usually inexpensive cream can create a more even skin tone as well. I noticed that most of these products contain Titanium Dioxide which is a very gentle physical sunscreen but it is not favored by many because it leaves a noticeable white cast behind. But if you don’t intend to use it as a sunscreen then you get the perfect tone up cream!
Besides Titanium Dioxide, the JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream contains many more beneficial ingredients such as B3 and B5 vitamins, plant extracts, moisturizers, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories etc., and it is paraben, mineral oil and alcohol free but it does have some perfume in it. Very gentle yet effective and very affordable: that 100 ml tube will last forever! I usually apply a very thin layer which easily evens out my skin tone, fades redness and pigment spots but it does make me look pale. It’s OK because I can fix it with a bit of foundation and if you have normal or dry skin then you will love the moisturizing effect but people with oily skin might find it a bit too heavy. My only complain is that it is not the best primer and by that I mean that it sits in my pores on my forehead but bare in mind, that I do have large pores.
The JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream is gentle, moisturizing cream which can easily brighten up and even out your skin tone. You can apply it above your sunscreen and follow up with a thin layer of foundation and you’ll need less or no concealer after that so I do find it useful especially for people with dry skin or in the autumn and winter.
JUICYFUL Vitalizer Tone-Up Cream JOLSE webshop
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconol, Grape Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Aluminum hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tea Tree Extract, Rosemary Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Lavender Flower Extract, Matricaria Flower Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Trehalose, Allantoin, Betaine, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated lecithin, Ceramide NP, Caprylyl Glycol, Agar, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Tromethamine, CI 77491, Mica, Algin, Pectin, Gellan gum, Perfume