Ever wondered about being a mermaid? Enjoy the chance to use a skin care product that comes right from the world of mermaids. We review the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater aka Mermaid Potion here.
Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Review – UPDATED 2018
Innisfree is a Korean skincare brand established in 2000 and engaged in offering skin care products across a vast range of toners, creams and masks that use fruit, vegetable and mineral extracts to beat skin problems. The products combine natural, pure ingredients and feature eco-friendly exterior. They are made using seaweed, green tea, volcanic clay and other ingredients from the mineral-rich, volcanic Jeju Island in Korea.
A skincare line containing Jeju lava seawater was launched by the brand to aim at anti-aging and hydration. Seawater being extremely rich in minerals and nutrients owing to the marine life is an excellent ingredient for skin benefits.
The minerals found within the Jeju volcanic rock strengthen three types of moisturizing factors and hydrating factors to create a strong, resilient moisture barrier. These three components give you a healthy skin glow.
Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Review – The Mermaid Potion Recipe
Jeju Lava Seawater is a moisture-rich gel cream that activates the hydration power of the skin to achieve a smoother, firmer skin. It is also known to fight wrinkles and aging signs. The entire line of Jeju Lava Seawater features plastic gradated ocean blue containers symbolizing sea moisture. The cream is suitable for all skin types and especially suits dehydrated and dry skins.
Mermaid potion is recommended for use by those in their 20s and 30s seeking light-weighted hydrating essence with anti-aging properties. This essence is to be used after cleansing and first treatment step but before any serum. To use this gel, one or two pumps should be applied on the face and neck and patted before proceeding with the rest of the skincare routine.
The primary ingredients of this product include seawater, botanical extracts and ceramide capsules along with silicones, fragrance, alcohol and others. Seawater is the main ingredient in Jeju Lava Seawater essence and contains 84.5% of it. This is what makes the product so effective and popular. The micronutrients coming from seaweed, algae and other marine organisms are beneficial to skin and helps fight problems like aging. This skincare product also contains glycerine which is a common yet highly effective skin-repairing agent. It also has squalane, an effective barrier-repairing agent that works to improve moisture retention.
The product also consists of adenosine, an anti-aging ingredient. Being a part of the Jeju Lava Seawater line, the Mermaid Potion even includes Jeju juice, a special blend of botanical extracts found in almost all Innisfree products. This juice along with the floral and fruit extracts provide the right amount of antioxidants required to free radicals responsible for early aging of the skin. The combination of ingredients it contains makes the cream perfect for anti-oxidizing, firming, soothing, moisturizing, anti-aging and brightening purposes.
The appearance and smell of the cream are pretty impressive. It comes in a generously packed 50 ml airless pump bottle. The mechanism is trouble-free and sturdy. Airless pump bottles help preserve the effectiveness of the antioxidants contained in the product by preventing any air exposure. Transparent packing lets you see how much product is left. It is a light bottle that can be carried anywhere you go.
The essence smells like lemongrass. The cream is lightweight and contains minute ceramide capsules which melt once touched. Its texture and consistency are amazing. The cream applies smoothly and gets absorbed instantly in the skin without any stickiness or residue. When applied, the cream gives a cooling sensation, making it perfect for summer as well. It is a great choice for a day cream since it provides the middle performance between a gel that doesn’t give so much moisture that lasts all day and a more emollient cream which feels heavier and greasier on the skin as the day passes.
The Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater essence, when used as a day cream, keeps the skin healthy looking and smooth with a little bounce. It has a pleasant feel on the skin and can be applied whenever the skin gets tired anytime during the day. It is a good cream to apply before makeup. Regular use can yield results like firming and wrinkle reduction. It feels as if it is sinking into the skin rather than evaporating like gel creams as they feel often. With continuous use, one would feel that the skin gets healthier and clearer. It works as a great preventive care against early aging and oxidation.
The Jeju Lava Seawater essence is an amazing hydrating product that revitalizes the skin affected by the dryness of winter. As the temperature rises, it is a good idea to replace heavy serums with lighter essences such as this one. Mermaid potion recipe is intended to help the skin stay juicy with antioxidant protection and without suffocating the face. This essence is an extremely slippy product which glides like a manta ray smoothly over the skin of the face and neck and sinks without a trace just like manta ray as it dives beneath the waves.
The mermaid potion essence is also good on days when you don’t have enough time to put on multiple layers. One or two pumps of the product can make your skin feeling fresh and confident with hydration from inside and plumped and silky on the top. What makes this cream more exciting is its fully watery texture without any greasy or oily hint. Oily complexions which need some hydration and barrier support would find this consistency ideal.
Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater (Mermaid Potion) is worth giving a try as it feels quite hydrating while being lightweight. Those who are looking for preventive skin care measures would find it a great choice. If you want a reliable daytime moisturizer that suits all types of skin and that absorbs fast to allow quick skincare routine, this product is for you. This cream would surely help you give your skin moisture levels a boost, help fight against premature aging signs and dazzle like mermaids!