End of last year I was also contaced by another new Korean brand called Swanicoco. I wrote some emails with the company and I received such a detailed insight into the brand and their products which made me really fascinated. After they asked for my skin type I received a recommendation of what products would suit me best. The Swanicoco Flower Silk Cream I’m reviewing today is one of the products they send to me, together with so many additional products and samples that I was really amazed and thankful!
First of all, Swanicoco is a Korean brand that stared off its business by creating naturally fermented soaps. Now, they have a huge range of products including skincare and make up products, but still all the products share the same believe in natural ingredients excluding artificial and chemical components. Swanicoco uses grains, fruits, herbs and oriental medicine materials as raw materials for their fermentation. By fermenting the products they can be much more easily absorbed into the skin, help retaining moisture and improve damaged skin. They state that instead of using purified water like in most exsiting cosmetics, Swanicoco has replaced the water with ferment filtrate. Additionally, pigments, synthetic perfumes, chemical preservatives, alcohol, mineral oil, paraben and benzophenones have been excluded from their products. Oh, and they are also free from animal testing!
The brand name Swanicoco is derived from the word “swan” and the term “coco”. “Swan” referrs to the elegance and feminine aspects of the bird we probably all now. “Coco” refers to the coconut, representing the natural ingredients. In the logo of the brand you will find the word “natural”, which refers to the brand as being a natural cosmetics brand. There is also a peony blossom in the middle of the logo that stands for richness and splendor.
The Swanicoco Flower Silk Cream is a moisturizing cream, perfectly suited for dry skin types, bringing elasticity and hydrate the skin. It contains yeast ferment filtrate instead of water, and Niacinamide, Glycerin, Panthnol and Shea Butter as moisturizing ingredients. It also contains Silk Amino Acids and Peptides to boost the skin with elasticity. You can check the ingredients via COSDNA and mostly they are safe to use and only few potential irritants have been labelled.
The Swanicoco Flower Silk Cream comes in a cardboard box. The cream is delivered in a tube containing 20 ml. I love it when moisturizers come in tubes. It is so much easier to squeeze them out and still be hygienic, without having to handle it with a spatula or spoon (Also, if the ingredients are prone to oxidization it keeps them better safe than jars do). Oh, and on the cardboard box you will also see the logo that I described earlier :D
What makes the Swanicoco Cream unique is its texture. It has a sticky texture remindig of spider web, which leads to long strands of cream if you squeeze it between your fingers. The reason for it is the peptide ingredient. On the skin it forms a protective shield and also gives back elasticity to your skin. Another thing is the flowery scent, which is really lovely and directly connects to the name. Although the cream can be used day and night I love using it during day-time. Despite being moisturizing I love that the finish of this cream is silky smooth. At first you might think that the cream has a dewy and slightly sticky finish. It gives the skin a moist and sparkling look – not greasy at all. After it absorbs fully the finish is satin-like, but still ou feel your skin has gained the necessary moisture it need during a regular day, also it feels more tight. There is still a tiny bit of tackyness left, but not of the unpleasant kind.
I espescially love that unique texture of the Swanicoco Flower Silk Cream. It has a lovely scent and contains nice ingredients, and if you don’t have a proer day-time moistuizer I can recommend you to try this one. It has a lovely scent contains nice and natural ingredients, plus it comes in a size that is realistic to be used up too. The only downside for me is the price that lies around 36 US$. I’ve been using this cream for 2 months now (alternating with another moisturizer during day time) and I didn’t experience any breakouts or problems at all. Still, each skin might react differently, so in case you will be tring out this cream, please to a patch test before starting to use it, just to be sure.
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://swanicoco.com which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.