Thanks to the brand Beauty of Joseon, we can try out hanbang (traditional Korean herban medicine) ingredients at an affordable price. There are 3 serums available: Glow, Calming and Repair. I decided to choose the Beauty of Joseon Repair Serum because it contains ginseng and snail mucin too!
The Beauty of Joseon Repair Serum is a light-weight, nourishing, anti-aging serum enriched with hanbang ingredients. Ginseng is a very popular and expensive ingredient, it helps preventing pigmentation and wrinkles, while snail mucin moisturizes the skin and repairs scars.
It contains 63.36% ginseng root water and 3% snail mucin, adenosine, matsutake extract, ginseng root extract with anti-wrinkle effects, licorice root extract (anti-inflammatory), niacinamide and cornus officinalis fruit extract to brighten the skin, and moisturizing hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate etc. It is alcohol, paraben and fragrance free.
If you take a look at the ingredient list, you can see that the serum lacks oils. The texture is great if you are searching for something lightweight, watery, I think it’s perfect for combination and oily skin. The serum absorbs quickly, it’s not sticky (maybe a little bit right after application), I find it moisturizing enough for my combination-oily skin. Although the packaging is very simple, I love how affordable this serum is! Honestly, I think of it as an essence, I use it once or twice a day, it goes well with anything else, layering is not a problem at all and it’s very gentle to the skin! I’m happy I’ve finally found a serum that contains ginseng and is alcohol and fragrance free, I thought it would be impossible to find something like this.
Panax Ginseng Root Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Water, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Propanediol, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, Glycereth-25 Pca Isostearate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Adenosine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Tromethamine, Rhododendron Chrysanthum Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Cicer Seed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Dextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Akebia Quinata Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract