It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Effector Review:
Once I heard about these essences I was curious about them, especially since there are so many varieties and different types. I spent a lot of time researching different ones deciding which one to try. Of course, in the end I decided to pick the LI effector – which contains liquorice. Why liquorice? Well because it’s meant to be good at reducing redness which sounds perfect to me. After all I’m sick of looking like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer or like a tomato all year round.
The LI effector also had the best reviews, it seemed like it helped a lot of people’s redness. So, I was hopeful that maybe it would work for me. Despite the triethanolamine, I thought it also has a pretty good ingredient list with a good percentage of liquorice too.
Recovers skin tone and reduces redness through clarifying and brightening effects
Water, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Polyglutamic Acid, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA.
How to use:
Apply 2~3 drops to clean skin, pat skin gently to help it absorb
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea.
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Effector Review:
The It’s Skin LI Effector comes in a small dropper bottle, which has a plastic cap to protect the rubber top of it. The bottle itself is a dark blue and has very little English written on it. It’s the typical kind of dropper bottle that holds oils or serums. For some reason the bottom of my dropper tube is crooked, whether they are all like this I’m not sure.
The serum or “essence” is a light-yellow color, and it was quite runny once it’s spread. But if you put a drop on your skin it stays there until you spread it in. So, it’s runny once you spread and apply it, but holds it form otherwise. I can’t smell any kind of smell from this essence and from the ingredients it doesn’t contain fragrance.
As you can see it doesn’t have many ingredients and the liquorice (glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract is the second ingredient, so it should have a high percentage of liquorice. Liquorice itself while it is tasty (well I think so…) is also good for skin. As I previously mentioned it’s good for reducing redness and is very good for sensitive skin and reducing inflammation.
I guess that could also help reduce redness, because if your skin is inflamed or irritated then it’s most likely to be red. It also helps to prevent pigmentation due to sun exposure and possibly helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles as well as acne scars. Whether all of this is true or not, I’m not sure but it certainly makes liquorice sound like a miracle product doesn’t it?
Now for my experience with this liquorice essence, and to see whether it lives up to the hype. I’ve been using this for about a month, and at first, I only used it on one cheek so I could compare my cheeks. After a week I got really excited thinking it was working, the redness seemed to be gone on the cheek I was applying it to.
But then the next day I realized that my phone camera made my cheek look less red depending on the light and how I stood. So, I was quite disappointed that it was simply a trick of the light. At that point I felt that this essence was completely useless and wasn’t worth the hype at all. Of course, it was far too early to say that, because generally nothing works that fast.
What I noticed was that the cheek I was applying it to seemed to look more hydrated and less dehydrated than the other. Whether it was just a trick of the light or due to the li effector I’m unsure, but considering nothing else had changed in my routine, I think it was due to this essence.
After two weeks of using it on one cheek I started applying it to both cheeks, chin and my nose. I tried doing a stripe down one cheek to see if it made a difference in the redness, but it was too difficult to do that so I just applied it to my whole cheek. By the third week I wasn’t even checking my redness, assuming that this LI effector wasn’t going to work or do anything for me.
In fact, it helps some of my redness, but it doesn’t seem to help the tip of my nose for some reason. But my cheeks do look less red, although they aren’t completely normal. I guess liquorice takes some time to work, so the key is patience and to use it every day.
I don’t think it works overnight or that rapidly for anyone, but over time slowly I can notice a reduction in my red cheeks. As for the other things – such as inflammation or melanin production, well those factors are hard to measure.
In conclusion I think this liquorice essence does help to slowly reduce redness, it might not work on all of your redness, but overall it does make a difference. I think I would repurchase this, because it does seem to be effective for my redness, even if it is slow to reduce the redness.
If I no longer needed it then I might not repurchase it, but I doubt that I would ever be in that situation of not needing it. I think this essence can be used by all skin types and would benefit those with sensitive, irritated or red skin the most.
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