There is something about oriental ornaments that makes one think about something super luxurious and high quality directly…Please, let’s just appreciate this packaging design of SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Set for a moment! This skin care set contains all the products you need for an elaborate skin care routine from cleanser to essence. I divided this post into two parts. The first part is about the cleanser, skin and emulsion, whereas the second part will be about the eye cream, cream and essence.
SNP is a Korean brand developed by dermatologists and focusing on the creation of functional cosmetics combined with the knowledge of scientific cosmetic research. You may have heard from this brand before, mainly because of their sheet masks. I’m also a big fan of their hydrogel eye patches! But I never tried a full skin care set of this brand which makes it even more exciting to try out this beautiful set!
The products come in a ornamented gift box and if you open the box the inside looks even more breathtaking! All the products are embedded in a red fabric. This looks like a perfect present for any cosmetics lover! The set consists of the SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Skin, SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Emulsion, the SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Essence, SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Cream, and SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Eye Cream. The skin and emulsion also come in an additional travel size. Also, there is a plastic spatula for the cream.
All the products contain 7 different herbal ingredients such as wild ginseng, a kind of figwort, a kind of sage plant, sophora root, codonopsis, pilose bellflower and leguminosae. All these plant extracts are put through a 2-step fermentation process to gain the so-called extract “seonsu”, which is also known as “miraculous water”. Seonsu is a patented herbal fermented solution which supplies nourishment to the skin and maintains health. The skin care line is designed to have anti-aging benefits. The order of use for the products is like this:
Cleansing Foam -> Toner -> Essence -> Lotion -> Cream -> Eye Cream
SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Cleansing Foam
The cleansing foam is a hypoallergenic foam that effectively eliminates wastes and excessive sebum. It creates a rich, soft foam with more than enough bubbles. The cleansing foam comes in a regular tube. The product has a creamy, shiny consistency. Mixed with water the pH is around 8, which is slightly alkaline, so if you have problems with cleansers with high pH this one is not the right cleanser for you. For me it doesn’t really change anything, whether the pH is high or low because usually I use an pH adjusting toner afterwards. But, I must say that the more alkaline the cleanser is the more drying it can leave the skin, so it would not be my first choice to be honest. The cleansing performance is okay, but it is not an ideal makeup remover. As you can see below it does get rid of powders, bb cream and mascara, but it has problems with lip products. The ingredients of the SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Cleansing Foam are:
Glycerin, Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Peg-8, Lauric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polyquaternium-7, Fragnance, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, C14-C22Alcohol, Squalane, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Soy Isoflavones, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Butylospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Cimicfuga Dahurica Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Carbomer, Cholesterol, Tromethamine, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Scrophularia Buergeriana Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Codonopsis
The ingredients are marked mostly green on COSDNA, but there are some potential acne triggers, too. Please check out >>here<<.
SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Skin and SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Emulsion
The emulsion and the skin (or toner) are also based on herbal ingredients, like the whole line. The two products come in beautiful bottles of hard plastic. They are quite large, but not too heavy in the hand. It is really nice that the set comes with two smaller travel-sized bottles for the emulsion and the skin, since it would be really inconvenient to take along the larger bottles with you. The bottles have both regular openings. For the toner it is no problem to pour it out like that, but I can imagine that it will be difficult for the emulsion when it gets more empty over the time. A pump or a bottle which can be squeezed would be better suited for emulsions.
The skin/ toner has a liquid, watery consistency and an herbal scent. It absorbs fast and feels refreshing. The ingredients are:
Water, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Alcohol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl silane, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trehalose, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crossploymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Fragnance, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Scrophularia Buergeriana Extract, Salvia Miltorrhiza Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Codonopsis Pilosula Root Extract, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract, C14-C22Alcohol, Squalane, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Soy Isoflavones, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Carbomer, Peg-100 Stearate
According to COSDNA there are two red flagged ingredients, which are Alcohol and Triethanolamine. The other ingredients are mostly green flagged. Again, there are some potential acne triggers and irritants, so be sure to patch-test in advance. Other than that the toner does quite a good job as first step of the skin care routine. It refreshes the skin, which may be a bit dry because of the cleansers used. The damp skin makes it easier for the following steps to penetrate the skin.
The emulsion has a lotion like texture. A light cream which is not too heavy or rich and suited perfectly for oily skintypes, or for wearing it at daytime, if the emulsion plus the cream is too much for the skin. It has the same herbal scent as the toner. The ingredients are:
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Triethylhexanoin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Peg-100 Stearate, Trehalose, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Palmitic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Carbomer, C14-C22Alcohol, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Panthenol, Fragnance, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Adenisine, Arachidyl Glucoside, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Scrophularia Buergeriana Extract, Salvia Miltorrhiza Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Codonopsis Pilosula Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Tromethamine, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract
According to COSDNA Triethanolamine is the only red labelled ingredient. As before the others are mainly green labelled with some potential acne triggers and irritants. The emulsion absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave any greasyness or heavy feeling. It makes the skin soft on the same time and gives it some moisture.
From these three products the emulsion is my favourite so far. Of course the design of the whole box is awesome and it will make the most beautiful gift for someone. If we look closer at the ingredients we mainly spot a whole bunch of different plant extracts. The products all contain fragrance, but the scent is a herbal one. I had to get used to it at first, but that is typical for most products with oriental medicine inspired ingredients. In the next part I will take a closer look at the cream, eye cream and the essence. So far, I hope this review was helpful! By the way, the whole set retails for a proud 160000 Won (around 160 US$)!
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