Skinmiso Spot Repairing Serum Review:
Many Korean products that are meant for people with acne, use before and after photos of people who supposedly used their products. It’s impossible to not stumble upon one of these. I personally always react like “eyy there’s no way that’s real” and then I proceed to read more about the product and get mesmerized by the photos.. until I finally use it and realize it’s a complete let-down.
This serum was one of these cases however, knowing that many people love and swear by Skinmiso’s products, I really felt a “this is the one” vibe. I truly had a feeling that this product will make my scars fade away right away- or will it; Read the rest of the review and see for yourself!
+ gets rid of red or dark spots (aka my problem)
+ gets rid of pimple scars (again, my problem)
+ gets rid of redness in the skin (this was made for me)
+ Supposedly, 89% of the people who tried this serum, have reported seeing improvements on their trouble acne spots.
+ This acne treatment soothes and calms irritated spots on the skin.
+ It creates a protective layer on the skin to protect and seal acne spots from the outside world (which plays a huge role in most skin issues).
+ Whitening, making the skin smooth and clear
+ Stabilizes sebum-water balance
+ Prevents breakouts
Water, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, PVP, Methylpropanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Salicylic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid
WCPGA Complex: Skinmiso’s formula that contains witch hazel extract, asiatic penny-wort extract, phellinus linteus extract, tea tree oil, aloe extract and liquorice extract. It’s supposed to soothe irritated skin by calming inflammation.
Niancinamide: godsend gift to fight acne.
Alcohol: It’s a bit concerning that it’s the second ingredient since it can be irritating to so many people, and sometimes me.
How to use:
1. After cleansing and toning your face, take a small amount and apply it on top of the spots you want to go away.
2. In case your whole face is the issue- like me, just take a larger amount and apply all over it.
My skin Type: oily, with acne scars, red spots, redness.
Skinmiso Spot Repairing Serum Review:
I’d like to elaborate on this product’s effectiveness by time passing since I’ve finished it and have a complete image of its abilities.
I was very biased and I believed that even the slightest change on my skin was thanks to this product. I subconsciously took extreme care of my skin and did see satisfying results that made me believe that this product is curing my acne fast. The serum did work nicely as it made my face look clearer however, in my head I exaggerated that x 100 times more.
I slowly started waking up from the lies I told myself. I did start viewing this product more objectively but I didn’t lose faith, you know what they say, it ain’t over till it’s over! I got a couple of breakouts during that month but my skin remained healthy-sh looking; the parts I don’t have scars on look flawless and my pores are minimized.
Time in Between:
This is where the plot is supposed to change and the product’s supposed to do its job. Sadly, no. Though I have to mention, until I used the last drop of this serum, I still somehow expected it to miraculously change my face. I have no idea why I became so obsessed with it, I’ve never had as much faith in anything else. If I were to criticize this as a random serum, I’d say it’s OK however, judging from its claims, it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to.
As time passed, approximately a couple of months, before the tube was empty (I have to admit that I applied a generous amount), my skin started becoming worse. Nothing dramatic happened, it’s just that my complexion went back to how it was before I started using this.
After using it all up:
Surprisingly, as soon as I stopped using it, my skin started acting really weird. The one thing that I did understand the serum did to my face was protection. I barely had any breakouts while using it. Even now, that a whole month has passed from the last time I applied this on my face, I’m having issues with it. Pores, scars, oiliness- you name it.
Even though my scars didn’t go away, I guess it helped a lot with how things regulated on my face and everything stayed balanced. Saying that, I noticed some changes on my skin in terms of moisture however, that has stayed the same till now. It’s possible that the changes weren’t caused by this but from Mamonde’s AC Balance emulsion.
Not much to say here, it has a nice design but that’s all. I’m still not sure if I like this type of packaging more than dropper serums but there’s one thing I’m sure about, it’s more hygienic which is great- especially if you have acne. A small detail about it that I liked it the fact that it has a sticker on it to write the date you opened the tube. Sad thing is that as soon as I wrote a date on it, it went away.
Consistency, finish and smell:
In the ingredients section, I mentioned that alcohol is on top of the list. Well, you can tell that even if you’re at the opposite side of the room. The smell of alcohol is too strong and it takes a bit to go away. Its consistency is relatively thick, like a gel yet runny and watery. It’s very easy to spread but it’s sticky. The stickiness goes away after ~5 minutes- which is the time I waited before applying the next product of my routine.
Honestly; I’m a bit torn. This serum just played with my mind (even though I’m the one to blame here), but it wasn’t a bad product at all. I liked using it though I feel like it needs a boost. For the price it’s sold (~20USD), I wouldn’t repurchase. However, if I found it on a great discount, I would repurchase.
I’m not sure if I recommend this; My skin was the exact same with the description they gave, yet it did nothing. If it did nothing to mine why would it work on different skin issues? Well, we honestly never know, if you’ve tried it, tell me if it worked because I find it a bit weird that I was part of the 11% that didn’t see improvements to their skin.
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Have you tried Skinmiso Spot Repairing Serum?
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