Over the years, Korean skincare brands have been the preferred ones by Asians especially Singaporeans. The perception of Korean brands has always been tip top as they produce stellar results.
A new skincare line has made its way to our shores and that’s Crystal Moist, an exclusive Korean range by Guardian. The current available ranges are Hydra ION+ and Bright ION+, which are for hydration and brightening respectively. The common ingredients in both ranges are HY+3 Aqua-Channeling Factor with Korean deep ocean water to lock in water molecules, Regenerating Mineral Complex for skin health and last but not least, Perfect-Hydration 24 Complex to promote long-lasting hydration.
My skin has been fairly dry and Hydra ION+ is the perfect range for me to test it out. I have already finished using the range and here is my verdict for the products.
When it comes to cleansing, we have to take it seriously as good cleansers help to remove dirt and oil on our faces. Choosing the right cleanser is important as the wrong ones may result in drier skin and breakouts. A gentle and effective cleanser, a quarter-sized dollop of the Hydra ION+ Moisturising Facial Cleanser (S$15.90) foams up really well and makes the skin clean, refreshed and hydrated. The feeling after washing my face was amazing, which doesn’t feel tight nor dry.
Essence is a concentrated product that was created in Korea. As for its consistency, it is usually between a toner and serum. Meant to hydrate the skin, it allows better absorption of products and thus, promotes healthier skin. The Hydra ION+ Moisturising Face Essence (S$23.90) has a runny consistency that gets absorbed really quickly into the skin, leaving it silky smooth and supple.
Hydra ION+ Moisturising Face Gel (S$22.90) has a gel-like texture that glides on easily, especially using it after the essence. Gel moisturizers are usually more suitable for people with oily and combination skin. The consistency of the moisturizer is super lightweight that sinks into the skin almost immediately. Though it gets absorbed quickly, the skin still feel well-moisturized even after a few hours of application.
Bright ION+ Brightening CC Cream SPF36 PA+++ (S$15.90) is my to-go product whenever I do not feel like putting too much foundation on my skin. Works like a tinted moisturizer, it also provides brightening benefits to my skin.
If you are looking for an affordable skincare range, do check out Hydra ION+ and Bright ION+ which are available at all Guardian outlets and their e-store.