TGIF, dear readers! It has been a BUSY week around here, both on the blog front and with my family, so I am looking forward to getting a little relaxation in somehow over the next few days. I'm hoping to head to the beach for a couple hours and am crossing my fingers the weather is cooperative. It's never particularly relaxing with two little boys in tow, but I might be able to get them to sit down for a picnic lunch at some point. Here's hoping, at least! Now on to today's blog post!
For today's blog post, I wanted to share with you a fabulous beauty find from last month's Cosmoprof North America. I had the pleasure of visiting with numerous Korean Beauty brands, and one of the products that really stuck out to me is the Lisse Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream. Rather than an ice cream meant for consumption, the Yuza Snow Ice Cream is a cooling cream that is meant to be applied to the skin. This intriguing product utilizes hydrogen water to remove toxic waste from the skin and adds moisture to skin. It also contains aqua micro capsules that burst upon the tapping application onto your skin, resulting in a true cooling sensation as your skin temperature is actually lowered. Rather than mint products that give the illusion of a cooling effect, the Yuza Snow Ice Cream is the real deal on that front!
In addition to hydrogen water and aqua micro capsules, the Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream obviously contains yuza extract. Yuza contains three times the vitamin C as lemons and 22 times the vitamin C found in apples; needless to say, yuza is an excellent source of this vitamin! Vitamin C is well known to tighten pores, brighten skin tone, and restore elasticity to the skin. It also contains their patented formula for Evermat to tighten pores, reduce shine, and provide sebum control. Papaya extract and grapefruit peel oil are also included to remove dead skin cells and leaving your skin feeling smoother. With all these quality ingredients, I was certainly looking forward to testing out this product!
The Lisse Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream is applied to the skin after you have already washed your wash and applied you usual toner and moisturizer. Because this product already has a moisturizing effect and my skin does not always agree with extra layers of products over the hot summer months, I tested this out both with an without my normal lightweight gel moisturizer. My skin felt about the same to me regardless of which method I used, so I continued to apply my moisturizer first for subsequent tests.
The Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream is packaged in a 3.5oz/100g screw-lid jar and comes with a small plastic spoon for scooping. Once you open the jar, there is a light plastic barrier between the lid and product. It is not sealed to the jar and serves to keep pressure on the product so it remains in the jar rather than spreading all over the lid, especially during transit. I removed this layer and scooped the product with the included spoon before removing it with a clean finger and spreading it evenly over my face. I then followed up with tapping my fingers across my face to pop the aqua micro capsules and cool my skin down.
I am really impressed with this product! My skin felt cooler almost immediately after gently tapping my face, and given that it's still summer around here, I can appreciate the cooling sensation. While it did make my skin feel cooler, it didn't at any point feel cold; the Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream will still be comfortable to use during the colder winter months, at least for me. My skin definitely felt softer after applying this to my skin, and I'm sure it appreciated the added boost of moisture while removing cellular waste products that might have been having around on my face. The only issue I had with this product is it made my face feel the slightest bit sticky to the touch. It wasn't a big problem for me as I continued on with my primer and makeup routine each day, but it was a slight annoyance on the days I didn't add anything else to my face. Of course I normally don't go around touching my face so I likely wouldn't have noticed it if I weren't specifically touching my skin to get more in site on this particular product, but I'm still mentioning it here should the tackiness be a sensation that would bother you. The finish of this cream is matte after application to the skin
I have really enjoyed trying out the Lisse Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream! It applies easily to the skin, and I suspect the cooling effect has helped to keep my makeup in place over the hit summer days. Because of all the ingredients, it isn't exactly scent-free, but scent is light and fresh, even for my ultra-sensitive nose! I generally can't wear a lot of scented products on my face just due to smell alone, so if you're like me, you likely won't mind it unless you don't care for the scent of yuza. I did appreciate that it can with its own scooper so I'm not inadvertently introducing my normal facial bacteria to the product and causing it to spoil or have contamination issues. While this can be stored at room temperature, something I will be doing in the cold winter months, it can be stored in the refrigerator for an extra cooling sensation for application. I have applied this product pulled from both storage conditions, and I certainly could appreciate the extra cooling on our really hot days this summer! It still has a cooling effect even at room temperature although it is more subtle. Ultimately how you choose to store it will come down to your own personal preference.
The Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream can be purchased from the Lisse website located hereThe retail price is $29 for 3.5oz (100g).
Have you previously heard of the Lisse Real Hydrogen Yuza Snow Ice Cream? Is it a product that you would be interested in trying? I'd love to hear your thoughts about this innovative K-Beauty product!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!