Thursday, October 31, 2013

Yuan Soap Momordica Travel Set

From knocking on doors of shops and stores with bags of soaps, Yuan Soap from Taiwan is now an internationally acclaimed brand with a variety of personal care products and teas under its belt.

As of now, Yuan Soap has three skincare ranges: Alpinia Speciosa (dry and ageing skin), Momordica (normal and brightening) and Bidens Pilosa (combination and oily skin). Due on my concerns, I got to trial Momordica. Did it leave a lasting impression? You will get to the answer in a bit!

Name: Yuan Soap 阿原肥皂
Price: RM 179 for the following
Momordica Restoring Toner 苦瓜素面水 50 ml
Momordica Restoring Serum 苦瓜菁華還原露 8 ml
Momordica Restoring Cream 苦瓜還原霜 8 g
Made in: Taiwan

Even without the frills, simplistic packaging can be both effective and beautiful. The clean, clinical lines earned my faith right from the start.

Momordica Restoring Toner (RM 159/150 ml) helps to give my skin an extra boost of moisture, leaving it supple and soft. At first I was flummoxed by the starchy, freshly diced raw potatoes scent, but I got used to it after a few days.

The full ingredient list for Momordica Restoring Toner:
Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Momordica Restoring Serum (RM 259/30 ml) is very moisturising yet penetrates easily and does not feel greasy on the skin.

The full ingredient list for Momordica Restoring Serum:
Water, Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycosyl Trehalose, Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glutathione, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Acetyl Tyrosine, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Sucrose Dilaurate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Arbutin, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Momordica Restoring Cream (RM 309/50 g) is light and almost a little gel-like in consistency. Once absorbed, it leaves my skin silky smooth and soft to the touch. And like the serum, it shares the same natural herbaceous fragrance.

The full ingredient list for Momordica Restoring Cream:
Water, Propanediol, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Sorbitan Olivate, Tranexamic Acid, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Tyrosine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Oil, Arbutin, Glutathione, Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Sucrose Dilaurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

I realised the cause for the price point once the science behind the products were divulged. The ingredients, most notably the precious plant oils, are extracted using a cold press technique (no heat and solvent). For those of you not in the know, cold-pressed oils have all their natural properties intact.

The ingredients are then synthesised into nano-sized particles. The small size of the nanoparticles (compared to particles in conventional emulsions) allows easy nutrient delivery to the skin, thus increasing efficacy. The awesome technology and the care that goes into these products ensure the manufacture of exceptional products.

I believe that Yuan Soap has a concept that resonates with women everywhere and stands out from the typical brands offered at the department stores.

Convinced? Shop here!

Disclosure: Press sample.


Makeup Morsels said...

Ok, how have I never heard of this brand before? Sometimes I think I live under a rock LOL. I love the packaging though, sometimes simple is best :)

Choulyin said...

Love that it's easy to absorb...some products I have take forever to absorb!

Cynthia Loh said...

That's so expensive. The packaging and texture reminds me so much of Kevin Beautymaker Hydrating Skincare range.

shasha sekharan said...

Ive never heard of this brand ever, but its pretty pricey too for such a small amount.

Somdatta said...

Never heard of this! But if it works, the price is OK as good serums which suits your skin are always great finds! the texture and packaging looks good too!

Ari said...

These seem like good products! And you're right about simplistic packaging. Sometimes they just make the product "look" more effective and like you can trust it :)

yuhjiun said...

wow never hear of the brand before but it looks good!

Sana said...

Travel size samples are always great to find out about the brands especially when they are new or you've to travel alot xx

Natasha said...

These look and sound like great products! I haven't heard of this brand before, hopefully I can find it in my area. GIG

Ninaonthemoon said...

sounds like it's a good product~haven't heard of this brand before

MissKattiey said...

Finally. I can comment on ur blog bijin ;)
This is new brand from me, actually for skincare i prefer from japan such as skii thank china or taiwan. But the package give me good impression ;)
I interest to try :) #GIG