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By now it is no news that I love the brand Klairs. And of course, I’m always excited to test and review new products from the brand. Today I have a review for one of the newer products from the brand, the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask. I received this product from Wishtrend for reviewing purpose. This mask targets brightening the complexion and has anti-aging benefits and can be used during day or night.
Klairs is a Korean brand which is eco-friendly, producing products which are animal-testing-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, artificial-color-free and recently they are vegan, too. Their products address people with sensitive skin and people who want to moisturize their skin. I reviewed some of their products before, like the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum (repurchased that one 3 times already!) or the Klairs Midnight Blue Cream, which both convinced me in their effects. I also love the Klairs Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, which has been updated and improved by now, too. Their saying “Simple but Enough” really nails it and I think that many people will agree in that point with me.
Why Vitamin E?
Vitamin E, with the chemical name Tocopherol, has a lot of benefits for our body. But apart from the benefits it has when digested, it also is of good use when applied on our skin. Tocopherol is skin conditioning, has anti-oxidant properties, and reduced the skin’s water loss… probably, there are even more effects. Another advantage of Tocopherol is, that it protects other ingredients from oxidizing, and thus is a perfect combination to be used with oils to keep them from going bad. It is also great in combination with Vitamin C, since the two vitamins enhance each others properties, and Vitamin C stays stable for a longer time.
Getting back to the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask: First of all, I love the holographic packaging design, which fits to the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum. The Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask comes in a jar, and of course includes a spatula for taking out the product from the jar. The jar has a volume of 90 ml. The cardboard box contains all the necessary information in Korean and English and also a full ingredients list:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carrageenan, Gellan Gum, Betaine, Algin, Mannan, Ceramide NP, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
If you are interested in the benefits of the single ingredients, I can recommend you to check out SkinCarisma. They really have a great cosmetics analysis tool, and I started to prefer this over COSDNA (but COSDNA is still great for quick use). There are several ingredients to point out: Niacinamide has brightening properties, but it also has anti-aging benefits. Also Adenosine and Ceramides have anti-aging properties, and are great in combination with Niacinamide. Cenetlla Asiatica Extract promotes wound healing and can be spotted as well. Additionally, you will find a bunch of other plant-based ingredients and oils. The plant-based oils are a critical point for sensitive skintypes though, so if you know that you react to any of these oils make sure to patch test the product before using it on your face.
Maybe you are wondering, why I haven’t talk about the Vitamin E yet. If you look at the ingredients list again, you see that one of the first ingredients mentioned is Tocopheryl Acetate. Tocopherol is Vitamin E, that makes Tocopheryl Acetate a derivate. When a vitamin derivate is delivered inside our body it will be transformed to the vitamin. Many cosmetics products use Tocopheryl Acetate, because Tocopherol is not stable, but the derivate is and thus has a longer shelf-life. It also has the same skin conditioning properties as Tocopherol, but it doesn’t have the anti-oxidative properties. In order to have anti-oxidative properties it has to be absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. In watery solutions 50% of the Tocopheryl Acetate absorbs into the skin, in oily solutions it is probably only 5%. The Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask is rich in oily ingredients and also in the description of the product on Wishtrend is says that the Vitamin E is coated in oil. That would mean that the amount of Tocopheryl Acetate that is delivered inside the skin and can be transformed into Tocopherol and acts anti-oxidative is only very low.
However, the consistency of the mask is really interesting. It has the so-called “shape-memory” properties. Once you spoon out a bit of the jelly, or pudding-like cream the surface of the cream will go back to a smooth and even surface after few minutes. The white cream really reminds me of custard-cream or jello. Once you start rubbing it emulsifies into a gel-like consistency, feeling moist and cooling. Once rubbed into the skin you will see the oils of the product leaving a nice glow. Also, a little of the product goes a long way, so start out with fewer and add some more if you feel necessary.
I used the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask as sleeping mask mainly. It feels nice when applied and I love the consistency of the “shape-memory” cream. I could observe the brightening effects that the cream has, due to the niacinamide. It also feels really moisturizing and makes the skin feel nice and smooth on the next morning.
My final verdict for this cream is, that I love the application and feeling of the cream. I can see some positive effects of the cream, like brighteining and moisturizing. I’m not convinced fully about the Tocopheryl Acetate, to be honest. It has of course benefits for the skin, like skin conditioning, but I doubt that a lot of the derivate will be incorporated into the skin to be turned into Vitamin E and show its anti-oxidative properties. Of course, I’m not a cosmetics expert, and if you know any more information on that point, I’d be glad to hear about it.
If you are curious about the product yourself you can get it for 27.00 US$ from Wishtrend. Keep in mind the friend-referral program from Wishtrend: You can receive a 5 Us$ referral coupon if you use my invitation code 17939205 upon registration and you’ll receive this voucher immediately. There will be a specific field in your registration form called “friends invitation program” where you can put the code mentioned above. This way new customers can safe 5 US$ which is a great possibility to safe some money. Also, Wishtrend has a Free-Shipping Area, were you can find products that can be bought with free shipping. You can additionally use the coupon WISHJAN05 for 5% off in January. The coupon code is stackable, by the way!
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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://www.wishtrend.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.