Re:NK Cell to Cell Essence Review:
I once applied for a free treatment at the Re:NK “beauty center” and fell in love with it. From there I walked out with the most expensive beauty product I had ever owned, but on the bright side that made sure I used it to the very last drop. The product is “just an essence” but for the price and after the treatment I received it better be a damn good essence. I used it at first only as a night essence, but when I visited the beauty center they told me to use it in every skin care. And so I did, and this is my 1 million cell review.
From the website:
♥ The total anti-aging specialized essence makes the skin full of elasticity and moisture by charging the sagging skin with energy.
♥ The one million real cells help restore the skin’s smooth radiance and elasticity as they fill up the skin with moisture and elasticity from inside the skin.
♥ The real cells obtained from three kinds of plants (Everlasting, Nopal, Myrrh) provide rich nourishment, moisture, soft radiance and vitality to the lifeless, dull skin.
♥ The essence is created by using Re:NK’s core technology that separates cells from three kinds of plants without destroying the original cell forms.
♥ For day or night, and for all skin types. Whitening (in the sense that it prevents production of melanin) and wrinkle prevention functions.
From the leaflet:
Immediate effects “total anti-aging product with visible results”. Give your skin confidence a boost by addressing multiple skin issues with one effective product.
Mineral Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Niacinamide, PEG-75, Dimethicone, Commiphora Myrrha Leaf Cell Extract, Helichrysum italicum Leaf Cell Extract, Opuntia ficus-indica Leaf Cell Extract, Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Adenosine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycosphingolipids, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Water, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cyclohexanediol Bis-ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, polyphosphorylcholine glycol acrylate, Hydrogenated lecithin, Stearic Acid, bis-methoxy peg-40/polyepsilom Caprolactone, Alcohol, Disodium adenosine triphosphate, Hydrolyzed oat protein, Diisopropyl adipate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, bis-Retinamido Methylpentane, Acetyl Decapeptide-3, Oligopeptide-24, Oligopeptide-34, Decapeptide-4, Disodium Bis-Dioleoyl Glycerophosphoglycerin, Halidrys Siliquosa Extract, Jania Rubens Extract, Di-Potassium Glycyrrhizinate, Xantham Gum, Algin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool
Volume: 70ml (also available in 40ml and 100ml)
How to use:
Prepare the skin texture with toner, and evenly apply an adequate amount to the face.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
Re:NK Cell to Cell Essence Review:
The seal is very easy to break, actually, as you can see it was even a little lifted in one side. Since the surface shines so much there is a slight mark of glue that has to be cleaned (well, to me it has to be cleaned, we’re all different people).
The package outside, both in front and back, doesn’t give much information (or none at all) about the product, but it comes with a leaflet with a considerable amount of information. It comes in English, Chinese, Japanese and of course Korean. There is information about the cream from the same collection, and this essence (this information I put under the “claims” section). Then they explain some boring information against the Cell to Cell technology.
To put it short, real cells are extracted from the three plants I mentioned in the ingredient section, those plants represent eternal life. The cells are active, penetrate the skin’s surface, and basically “feed” it with moisture and restore their smoothness and elasticity. It was developed by an R&D network including, of course, Re:NK workers, and labs from the University of Bordeaux.
Then there is some statistic information about the people who tested the product, regarding satisfaction (90%) and repurchase (80%). Those values don’t seem like much, but at least it doesn’t give the feeling that the company tampered with the statistics (like honestly, I tried products that claimed those things, from cheaper brands, and they were just tacky so I’m sure those “statistics” were fabricated).
Here is the package information on the actual bottle. Again, not much. At least now you can see how my house looks like.
Here is the “only other information” but when I scan the code this is what I get: 110113161HE008116. If anyone knows what it means please write here? Pretty please?
To use it you have to press the button down, that will make it suck the essence into the pipette, and for you to take it out of there you just need to press the button again, like any other pipette. It’s not a perfect system though, sometimes I have to insist for the essence to get in the pipette.
It looks fancy regardless though, right? I use four small drops in total for my face.
In this image you can also see the texture, it’s dense and almost like liquid honey, a little less dense than that. But it is liquid on the skin, it just appears to be like honey (like most collagen based products do). It is not sticky on application but there is a short sticky moment between application and absorption. After that it is not sticky at all (seriously).
It is to my understanding that it is a very rich product, and lots of people (younger people) don’t like those products. Well, if you have dry skin you will probably like this regardless, then if you feel your skin is aging you will also like this. And then people at around 30 years old (me) and up will definitely like this. It just feels right (if you’re young, you’ll get what I mean later).
Regarding the smell, it smells like grown up cosmetics. You know, like “mom skincare”. Like Sulhwasoo minus the flowers. But it is not an intense smell, I was merely describing how it smells.
Now, about the actual product results.
You do see some results right away, just like they promise. My skin looks less tired right away, at least in my opinion. But it is not like when you use a good mask sheet, it’s not that strong. So for the first times I used it I thought I had wasted my money, that for this price I can just buy Innisfree and the results will be the same or better. I was using this for night only, during a whole week. I started counting the time after that one week (except for the first usage photo), since I think I was flawed in using it only at night.
One month later, though, the results are visible to anyone. My skin doesn’t look droopy. It is very rich in moisture but it is not greasy so I didn’t even have to adapt my skincare at all. With a plumped skin, and proper skin care (plus that amazing hydrating toner from Mamonde) my pores look less old and much better.
I think, if you have irregular pores like me, other than hydration (again, thank you Mamonde) you need some firming cream of some sort (collagen, anti-aging, or literally just firming) to help your pores by giving them the strength to start closing.
The whitening part, as I explained, it’s about not having crazy melanin outbreaks, not really whitening, so I can’t comment much on that. But my freckles are a little less obvious since I started using this, and I have had less dark spots (like sun spots) in the course of the usage of this essence (in total over one month already).
I loved using this essence, but it is a little out of my price range. However I know it’s something I would rather have than 5 of other essences. I would, at this moment, rather have this essence and Innisfree essences only, than have the (I think) 10 essences I have. A good essence really changes your whole skin care! I will definitely repurchase this one when I have the opportunity to. It went right up to my list of HG essences.
But a reminder: it is not for young skins who don’t like rich products. I think if you like the Innisfree enriched cream you might like this one already. Always let it absorb well before proceeding with your skin care.
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Have you tried Re:NK Cell to Cell Essence?
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