Good morning/afternoon/evening, beauty nerds! Today I have a review on a Korean skincare product, the Hwajin Cosmetics Yeblang Special A Star Essence. This essence contains one of the most potent and powerful antioxidants – Astaxanthin, a natural red pigment that has many benefits to the health and skin. Astaxanthin helps protect the skin from all types of damage, mainly UV damage, and also has anti-aging properties. This Special A Star Essence has the ability to smooth, firm, and improve the texture of the skin.
The packaging of this product is beautiful. It comes in a glass bottle, with gold accents and a dropper. When I first saw this, I thought “Oh wow, the bottle is orange, how cool!” but it turned out the actual product is orange, which freaked me out a little in the beginning. After some research, I found out that the orange is actually caused by the natural colour of the Astaxanthin.
I really appreciate the fact that they included a dropper because it’s so much easier to use and so much harder to mess up. However, I’m not sure if there’s something wrong with my dropper because this is the maximum amount I can pick up, which drops out to one tiny drop.
The consistency of the product is a super light gel texture, which is great because liquids are too runny and can get messy. The light gel texture turns into a liquid upon application, which allows it to be easily absorbed by the skin. Once the product is completely absorbed into the skin, the orange colour disappears and does not tint the skin or clothes. The product has a very faint floral scent, but it doesn’t linger.
I’ve been using this for the past two weeks or so, and I’m really liking it. It’s very lightweight, and it makes my skin feel fresh and hydrated. As for the texture of my skin, I haven’t noticed any changes in elasticity, but my skin does feel and look a lot smoother. I’m guilty of skipping sunscreen and that has definitely caused my skin to look dull. But after using this, I’ve noticed that my skin does look a little brighter because Astaxanthin does protect against damage from the sun.
This is a great product, especially if you have dull skin or aging skin concerns. It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin and prevent your skin from aging prematurely. I highly recommend this product, whether you need to reverse the damage caused by the sun, or if you’re just looking to get gorgeous, radiant skin.
Thanks for reading, xoxo