Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mamonde First Energy Serum

The World Cup has taken over my life (I have eyebags hanging down to the floor) but my passion for beauty products is still alive and kicking. So, while I am in between matches, please let me introduce you to the Mamonde First Energy Serum.

Name: Mamonde 마몽드 First Energy Serum 퍼스트 에너지 세럼
Price: ₩ 28,000 for 100 ml
Made in: Korea

81.31% of the First Energy Serum is harnessed from 'Flower Vinegar' obtained via natural fermentation of the honeysuckle flower over a year via a technology known as Floral Biotics. Along with antioxidant Lactobacillus, this first serum will keep the skin healthy and less susceptible to external aggression.

It has the freshness of a toner with the nourishment of an emulsion. Because of the thicker consistency, I apply this booster like how I would apply a serum: I use my fingers to gently tap it in.

There is also an Essence variant, which is lighter and more suitable for those with combination oily skin. Although the Serum version is recommended for those with dry skin, I think all skin types will benefit from this - I certainly do, and I have sensitive, dehydrated skin. My post on the Essence is fairly old now but still pretty much represents my view, is here.

Intensely fragranced, this could seriously overload your senses – it is not to be used if you prefer your products to be of the scent-free variety. Both First Energy products retail at RM 112 each and can be purchased at Mamonde's beauty counters.

Note: 0% GST prices.

The full ingredient list for First Energy Serum:
금은화추출물, 부틸렌글라이콜, 사이클로펜타실록산, 나이아신아마이드, 디프로필렌글라이콜, 에탄올, 디에톡시에칠석시네이트, 글리세레스-26, 디메치콘올, 락토바실러스발효물, 화이트윌로우껍질추출물, 정제수, 사이클로헥사실록산, 글리세릴폴리메타크릴레이트, 비스-피이지-18메칠에텔디메칠실란, 폴리소르베이트20, 세테아릴알코올, 하이드록시프로필스타치포스페이트, 피이지-60하이드로제네이티드캐스터오일, 잔탄검, 아크릴레이트/C10-30알킬아크릴레이트크로스폴리머, 글리세릴스테아레이트, 스테아릭애씨드, 하이드로제네이티드레시틴, 카라기난, 페닐트리메치콘, 아데노신, 폴리글리세릴-3메칠글루코오스디스테아레이트, 에칠헥실글리세린, 프로필렌글라이콜, 디소듐이디티에이, 페녹시에탄올, 향료.

Disclosure: Gift.