I know that the market is filled with Antioxidant rich foods,supplements and other goodies. Those berries and all kind of other ingredients in your creams may also scream out anti-oxidants. To be frank, it is one of the over-abused word of this century! I do not have to tell you any more on anti-oxidants and how good they are. What I am going to tell you here is one of the most powerful antioxidant that I bet you never knew! Why am I telling you that? Well, your cream claims anti-oxidants, but have you questioned how much? Or how powerful is that antioxidant? Read on, I know you want to know more now.
Ever noticed those salmons, or shrimps having a light orange shade? That dainty orange is not just yummy goodness, but also the presence of a super-powerful antioxidant called – (Wait for it!) ASTAXANTHIN. Astaxanthin belongs to a class of naturally-occurring pigments called carotenoids. You probably have heard of only beta- carotene present in carrots right? Astaxanthin has so many skin benefits, I will need few posts to just cover them! Now, why am I telling you all this? BNT News recently send me Yeblang Special A Star Essence by Hwajin Cosmetics, whose key ingredient is Astaxanthin.
Super excited to try the Yeblang Special A Star Essence since I’ve heard a lot about Astaxanthin. The package was too cute.
What it Claims:
The product claims to be a wrinkle improvement functional cosmetic that contains peptides and Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a natural pigment that provide new and strong nutrients while peptides strengthen and nourish the skin. The product’s firming effect is certified from Korean Food and Drugs Administration.
This 30 gm of Astaxanthin goodness comes in an apt orange glass bottle with a dropper cap for precise application. Overall, the packaging is posh and feels great. The dropper gives the exact amount required for a single application.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Adenosine, glycerin, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium
Hyaluronate, Octyldodecanol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Helianthus
Annuus(Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Artichoke Extract, Sorbitol, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract,
Asparagopsis Armata Extract, schizophyllan, Copper tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,
Carbomer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated
Castor Oil, Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Benzophenone-3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol,
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance
How to Use:
Use one full dropper for a single time. Apply onto clean face after toner. Make sure you let it absorb in completely as it may stain your clothes due to the natural pigment. I have found that it gets absorbed within a few massage after applying and doesn’t feel sticky.
MIU Review of Yeblang Special A Star Essence:
- Astaxanthin is the major plus in this product- considering the amount of it too!
- One product that ACTUALLY works. I can see my skin texture improving overnight.
- No sticky feel or breakouts.
- Cant comment on wrinkle lifting, but skin feels smoother in a few days.
- Easy to apply dropper.