Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mamonde First Energy Essence

The First Energy Essence is made up of vinegar obtained from the fermentation of the Honeysuckle flower over one year via a technology known as Floral Biotics™. Along with fermented Lactic Acid, these antioxidants will keep the skin healthy, firm and supple.

Name: Mamonde 마몽드 First Energy Essence 퍼스트 에너지 에센스
Price: ₩ 28,000 for 150 ml
Made in: Korea

Mamonde has a diagram that says one can either use the First Energy Essence or the First Energy Serum interchangeably, which judging by their names, puts them right after the cleansing step. It falls right into line with all the other boosting products put forth by brands such as Laneige (Clear C Advanced Effector) and IOPE (Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning).

Now that I have gotten its placement in my routine out of the way, I can move on to the serious business (as serious as a blog about beauty can be hurhurhur) and that is the consistency, ease of use, specific skin changes and so on! But before I begin, let me reiterate how practical the plastic bottle is: butterfingers + plastic = an unbreakable combination!

This beautifully put together essence is a great choice if you are looking for a boosting product that is light in texture and easy on the wallet. The watery lotion absorbs almost instantaneously into the skin yet feels really nourishing. My face feels firmer, the texture looks better and there is even a blooming tinge of clarity to it!

Unlike most of Mamonde's products, the First Energy Essence doesn't smell insanely nice. The vinegar scent (albeit with a flowery trace) takes some getting used to but at least it doesn't bear traces of being overtly fragranced like some of their products can be. I know, I know, I am a hard customer to please, haha!

So, what are your thoughts on this boosting product? Want it? I bought mine at global.gmarket.co.kr with a 20% off coupon!

The full ingredient list for First Energy Essence:
금은화추출물, 부틸렌글라이콜, 글리세린, 에탄올, 나이아신아마이드, 락토바실러스발효물, 아데노신, 글리세레스-26, 비스-피이지-18메칠에텔디메칠실란, 시트릭애씨드, 피이지-60하이드로제네이티드캐스터오일, 잔탄검, 소듐시트레이트, 에칠헥실글리세린, 디소듐이디티에이, 페녹시에탄올, 향료.