Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Skinmiso: Pore Zero Night Cream Review

I have been slowly working through my seemingly endless jars of cream for years now. I try to keep track of them by date I received them so I can make sure to use up as many as possible, but it takes so long to plow through one jar that I'm almost positive I'll end up giving some away that I most likely won't get around to using. The strange thing is, no matter how many creams I end up with in my stash, I have yet to find one that is memorable enough to really stick with me, or one that makes me want to repurchase it again and again. Cupidrop gave me the opportunity to review some of the products they feature on their site, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to not only try a product from a brand that is completely new to me, but possibly find a cream that moisturizes my combination skin while also working some mini-magic and helping me with redness, pore size, etc. This Pore Zero Night Cream from Skinmiso seemed like match made in heaven!

Cupidrop website is really unique in that they have a nice variety of brands that aren't easily available in other places. Not only that, but it's very clean and organized, has lots of information on the products along with a detailed description, ingredients, and sometimes even pH levels are listed! There are also reviews from customers that make decision-making a bit easier. Cupidrop is based in the US (out of New York!) so there's also the added benefit of not having to wait ages for your products to ship direct from Korea!

About Cupidrop:
Based in New York City, Cupidrop began with the simple idea of offering great skincare products at great prices.
Korean skincare & makeup products are well-made, beautifully packaged and reasonably priced - Every single product we carry has been tested by our team to ensure our customers have a great experience with them.
Here at Cupidrop, we make sure to address all matters of the skin.
While so many of the existing online retailers carry already prominent name brands, Cupidrop discover and share new, exciting brands with our customers.
For the latest beauty trends and innovative products from Korea,
Cupidrop is the ultimate online destination for your favorite K-beauty needs.

I'm pretty picky about Korean Beauty websites, but I've been really impressed with the interactions I've had with Cupidrop and how passionate they are about Korean skincare and beauty. I highly recommend checking out their site for some interesting and unique brands and products as well as great service! 

Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream
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Description:
A night cream that effectively tighten and minimize the size of pores.  This Multi-functional night cream is designed to hydrate, brighten complexion, tighten pores and improve fine lines & wrinkles while you sleep.  Use together with the Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum & Spot Repairing Serum for best results.   - See more at: http://www.cupidrop.com/products/pore-zero-night-cream#sthash.HbRtVFJ6.dpuf
A night cream that effectively tightens and minimizes the size of pores. This multi-functional night cream is designed to hydrate, brighten complexion, tighten pores and improve fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. Use together with the Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum and Spot Repairing Serum for best results. 

Designed only with natural ingredients to replenish the skin with pure antioxidants and hydration from nature, the Pore Zero Night Cream is made to hydrate, calm, whiten, control, prevent, tighten, and restore—all in one product. Contains effective anti-aging and wrinkle care ingredients for the optimal control and balance your skin needs.
A night cream that effectively tighten and minimize the size of pores.  This Multi-functional night cream is designed to hydrate, brighten complexion, tighten pores and improve fine lines & wrinkles while you sleep.  Use together with the Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum & Spot Repairing Serum for best results.   - See more at: http://www.cupidrop.com/products/pore-zero-night-cream#sthash.HbRtVFJ6.dpuf
Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Arbutin, Stearic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Steareth-2, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Poper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alky Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Phytosphingosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, BHT, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita Extract, Chlorphenesin

How to Use
  Use after cleansing, toning and serum as a night time regimen. Apply generous amount onto face and massage the product until completely absorbed. 

I'll admit I wasn't overly impressed with the ingredients list, however it wasn't enough to send this product packing. The not-so-great ingredients are not necessarily deal-breakers for me or my skin, and the good ingredients that were included were interesting enough for me to want to test this out and see how it worked.
Since this is considered a night cream, the consistency is quite thick and creamy. It has a very pleasing scent (at least to me!) which is sort of a light, fresh mix of something minty with a little undertone of fruity. I really love it and it has a ever-so-slight cooling effect when applied to the skin, so this is a great cream to use during those warmer months that are right around the corner!
Even though the consistency is thick, it actually smooths out beautifully on the skin an absorbs very quickly as well. I found I needed very little of this cream to cover my face and neck, and that it absorbed quite well which in my opinion would make this a great possibility for anyone with oily/combination skin who struggles to find a fast-absorbing night cream that doesn't over-moisturize.

Results and Thoughts
I've been using this Skinmiso Pore Zero Night Cream now for 2 weeks, and I can say that so far I'm really enjoying it! Not only do I love the consistency and how quickly it absorbs, my skin look absolutely glow-y when I wake up in the morning! Let's take a look at each of the claims made my Skinmiso about this cream along with my thoughts on whether or not this cream achieved the desired results.

Hydrate
I found this cream to be very hydrating, but not overly so. I tested this cream before bed without a sleeping pack to see how my skin felt in the morning, and day after day I woke up with moisturized, refreshed skin.

Calm
I can honestly say I didn't notice much of a calming effect on any red or inflamed skin or breakout areas. I wouldn't say this product was irritating to those areas, but I wasn't able to notice much of an effect on soothing them, either.

Whiten
While I didn't see any major redness reduction within 2 weeks, I did notice that my skin looked more uniform and less blotchy overall. This cream isn't going to remove the redness from a bad breakout, but I do find that it evens out my skintone nicely.

Control/Prevent
Since I have relatively in-depth hormonal issues that are beyond my control, I get acne. There's no magic in any skincare product that is going to change that no matter what I use. However, there are instances where products help lessen how often I get a breakout. I did notice that while using this cream, the small breakouts that I normally get on my forehead were fewer and then within a week, weren't showing up at all. I'm not entirely positive if I can attribute that to this cream in particular, though.

Tighten
Yup. Definitely does this. I'm not really one of those people who is looking for a cure-all for my massive pores, and I also realize that pretty much everything on the market is a temporary fix. This cream definitely minimizes the appearance of pores, however since it's a night cream the effect tends to wear off by the time I've showered and done my makeup the following day. Interestingly enough, this cream is light enough and absorbs quickly enough that I think it could definitely be used during the day as well if you were looking specifically for a product that helps minimize the appearance of pores.

Restore/ Anti-Aging
This is always one of those categories that is difficult for me to rate. It's only been 2 weeks, but since I have minimal fine lines and wrinkles to begin with, it's pretty hard to determine whether or not this product is helping prevent or clear up aging skin. I can say that my fine lines haven't gotten worse, and if anything, they do look slightly improved/ less noticeable. That could just be due to the moisturizing aspects of this cream, but regardless, I always leave the anti-aging results up to each individual person because it's not easy for me to determine them at this stage in the game!
Overall Thoughts
I have been enjoying nothing but a great experience using this cream during my nightly routine. Not only does it apply smoothly, but you need so little that I can see this jar lasting me an incredibly long time. It's also fast absorbing, which makes this a fantastic option for anyone with oil/combo-oily skin. It has a refreshing scent, helps even out my skin tone and minimize my pores, and keep breakouts at bay. While I did find the ingredients to be a little less than stellar, I think that the results I've been receiving speak for themselves in terms of how well this product works. This is something that I like enough that I will repurchase, and that is speaking volumes considering the huge amount of creams I have in my stash.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the results and performance of the Skinmiso Pore Zero Night cream! So much so, that I'm starting to look into the other products from Skinmiso that Cupidrop has available. You can check those out as well if you're interested by following this link: Skinmiso Products.

If you're interested in grabbing this cream for yourself, you can do so HERE.
If you want to check out Cupidrop's website, you can hop on over there through this link!
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1 comment:

  1. In my daily routine,I am doing a quick wash of my face before I head to bed and use natural anti aging cream from Revitol which can save my skin from tons of breakouts and all signs of aging and will make it look beautiful!

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