Here is another review for the new Korean brand called Swanicoco. Previously, I reviewed their Swanicoco Flower Silk Cream, a light day-time cream and today I’ll review the Swanicoco Swan Cream Butter Edition, a rich and highly moisturizing butter. This product was also part of the package that Swanicoco send to me, together with many additional products and samples! I’m still very thankful for that!:)
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 Swan Cream has a beautiful and clean design. Everything comes in white with black font and ornaments and illustrations. This product even shows a very cute illustration of a swan. It is printed on the card board box and on top of the lid of the plastic jar. The cream also comes with a plastic spatula for taking out the cream without using your fingers. The Swanicoco Swan Cream comes with the sub title to be the highest moisturizer butter edition and is suited for very dry skin types.
I translated the ingredients with help of Google Translate, so I hope there are not too many mistakes. The Swanicoco Swan Cream lists bamboo water, Shea Butter, and Camellia extract (Green Tea) as key ingredients, together with a patented ingredient called Moist 24™PH. Below you see the full ingredients list:
Bamboo water, Shea Butter (20%), butylene glycol, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, horsehair root extract, purified water, glycerin, carbomer, 1,2-hexanediol, green tea extract, honey extract, camellia bark extracts, camellia leaf extract, betaine, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, argan oil, jojoba seed oil, tocopherol, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, glyceryl stearate, sorbitan stearate, olive oil, hydrolized milk protein, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl oleate, Potassium hydroxide, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, Sedema Moist 24™PH, lavender oil, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, arginine, caprylhydroxamic acid, propanediol
You can also check the ingredients via COSDNA. There are some ingredients that are labelled as potential acne triggers and irritants so please be sure to patch-test the product before using it. I also found some information about the Moist 24™PH. It says in the patent that Moist 24™PH is a “hydroglycolic extract of Imperata Cylindrica root”, providing the skin with “considerable hydration”. It is “used for dehydrated skin, make-up foundations and dry scalp treatment” and “creates water supplies and moisturises the epidermis for 24 hours.”
The cream is a thickly textured butter that feels like silk, with a subtle scent. The jar is small and only contains 50 ml, but since the cream is very rich and nourishing only a small amount is needed on the skin.
It melts when applying it to the skin by the temperature of our body. After rubbing it in it is fully absorbed by the skin with no trace of greasiness. The skin feels plump and bouncy, but there is no feeling of heaviness.
I personally love creams with butter textures, especially for winter or for my night-time skincare. I love that feeling of waking up with fresh and bouncy skin that feels hydrated. I’ve been testing this cream during nights for the last two months alternating with the Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream and I didn’t experience any negative aspects or downsides of the Swanicoco Swan Cream Butter Edition. The cream retails from KoreaDepart for 28 US$.
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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.