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 this second part will be about the eye cream, cream and essence. You can read the first part >>here<< if you have missed it!
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 Essence and SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Eye Cream
The SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Essence, which is used after cleansing and toning your face is designed to provide moisture to the skin, aswell as nourishment. Like the previously described products the essence contains a bunch of herbal essences and the fermented herbal solution. The ingredients are:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PPG-17/6 Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Trehalose, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Fragnance, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract, 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, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, C14-C22Alcohol, Squalane, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Butyrospermum Parkii, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Tromethamine, Peg-100 Stearate
The ingredients are almost all green labelled according to COSDNA. The key ingredients are the same as with the Toner and the Emulsion before and it is mostly herbal extracts you find here. There are some minor irritants here aswell, so be sure to patch-test the product before you use it. The essence has a clear gel-type consistency, which spreads nicely on the skin. It has a tacky feeling while absorbing, but the feeling disappears slowly, especially after using the emulsion and cream afterwards. The essence comes in a convenient pump bottle, which I really do like, although the bottles of the toner and emulsion look way more pretty.
The SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Eye Cream comes in a tiny jar with a pretty lid, similar to the big bottles of the toner and the emulsion. In general the eye cream jar is a miniature version of the cream. The eye cream is supposed to be a highly concentrated herbal eye cream, which absorbs quickly into the thin skin around our eyes. If we look at the ingredients list below, you will spot that it contains a bunch of flower extracts and oils in addition to the herbal ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Behenyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Arachidyl Glucoside, 1,2-Hexanediol, C14-C22Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Squalane, Fragnance, Dimethicone, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Butyrospermum Parkii, Adenosine, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 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, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Carbomer, Cholesterol, Tromethamine, Camelia Japonica Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Olea Europaea fruit Oil, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract, Tocopherol, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract,TBHQ
According to COSDNA almost all ingredients are safe to use with some minor possible irritants. The consistency of the eye cream is a cream-type one which emolifies quickly into the skin. It feels richer than the emulsion, but also absorbs fast.
SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Cream
The SNP Za Aryeon Eun Yoon Cream is probably the key piece of the whole set. It comes in a beautifully ornamented jar. A spatula is included in the set, so you do not have to use your fingers, which is more hygienic. The cream is designed to give high moisture and nutrients to the skin. It has the herbal ingredients as key ingredients as the whole line has, but it also contains olive oil. Here is the full ingredients of the cream:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diisostearyl Malate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Malate, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii, Propanediol, Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, C14-C22Alcohol, Squalane, Polysorbate 20, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fragnance, Adenosine, Arachidyl Glucoside, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, 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, Ceramide 3, Carbomer, Cholesterol, Tromethamine, Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, 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
As for all of the products of this set, there are mostly green flagged ingredients according to COSDNA with some minor irritants and acne triggers. Other than that, the cream is a rich and nourishing one with a soft, creamy texture. It makes a great night cream in my eyes, or is nice for dry skin and for cold seasons, since it is so rich.
From these three products the cream is definitively the highlight, but I do like the essence aswell. If I would choose one product from the whole line it would be the essence, but I wished it also came in a more beautiful bottle like the cream or the toner and emulsion. 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. Take a look at part I for the toner, essence and cleanser. 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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