Playing With Pressed Serum
This little jar is all sorts of wonderful. Designed to be a hybrid between serum and moisturizer, the Blithe Crystal Iceplant Pressed Serum is a Korean-made concoction that is absolute heaven for those of us with oily/combination skin.
I was skeptical at first, but was won over in record time. I've now been testing this product out over the last 6 weeks and it's a joy to apply each time. Think of it like a tall glass of cold water for your skin. The texture is gel-like, with a bit of bounce to it. It feels slightly cooling on the skin and has a very light refreshing fragrance - nothing too overpowering. The fragrance does not linger onto the skin, which I like.
Blithe Crystal Iceplant Pressed Serum comes with a clear plastic scoop to avoid sticking your hands in the jar. This helps keep things more sanitary. I scoop out a nickel-sized amount of product into my palms and press it in my skin. It sinks into the skin quickly and feel so soothing! Cooling hydration at its best. It's the perfect remedy for skin that is oily and dehydrated at the same time because the texture is so light and refreshing. It instantly hydrates my skin and makes makes it look more plump without leaving a heavy or greasy residue behind.
It also claims to refine the appearance of pores over time. While I have not noticed a tangible difference in that regard, I still consider this product a win. The price is just under $50 for 1.68oz of product, a little goes a long way, and it is not comedogenic. The verdict? Blithe Crystal Iceplant Pressed Serum is a must-try product for the warmer months if your skin is on the oily side and tends to be dehydrated. You can find it online at Glow Recipe, Sephora (US site only) and Cult Beauty.
Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract (63%), Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycereth-26, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Polyglutamic Acid, Selaginella Tamariscina Extract, Cuscuta Australis Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Amber Powder, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Chamomilla Recutita.