Hi everyone! It’s Ayu here. Today I want to talk about a special package sent by StyleKorean. These products are gathered to fight post-acne marks and dark spots.
There are five products from Neogen and also Surmedic. I’m writing this post after two weeks of using them. Two of them are exfoliating products, one brightening serum, one soothing ampoule, and a moisturizer.
Let’s start with the exfoliating products.
Surmedic Deep Clear Bright Calming Peeling Gel is an exfoliating product in a form of cellulose-free clear peeling gel. It is formulated with PHA, Centella, Cica, Tea tree, Green tea water. Besides removing dead skin cell, it also gives a soothing and brightening effect. It has a lemon scent but very subtle.
It has a gel texture and will turn into scrubs once I massage it on my face. After that, I rinse it off and I can my skin feels smooth but not drying at all. For me, this peeling gel is quite gentle for an exfoliating product. And I like how it has soothing ingredients besides the PHA.
Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Quaternium-60, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Honey Extract, Glycerin, Octyldodeceth-16, Coptis Japonica Extract, Butylene Glycol, Gluconic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract,Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panthenol, Mannitol, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium PCA,Sodium Lactate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus Extract,Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale Vasmine) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Squalane, Arginine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Glycine, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Alanine, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Serine, Valine, Beta-Glucan, Isoleucine, Threonine, Proline, Phenylalanine, Histidine Acetyl Tetrapeptide-11, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phaeodactylum tricornutum Extract, Fragrance
The next one is Neogen Lemon Bright PHA Gauze Peeling Pad. This is a patented triple structured pure cotton pad, on one side, the soft gauze cotton removes dead skin cells and impurities from the skin, while the other embossed side is soaked with the essence that replenishes skin’s radiance, leaving skin brighter and clearer. The ingredients are Lemon (which helps revitalize, brighten skin and boost radiance), Glutathione, and also contains PHA, AHA, BHA LHA.
This peeling pad is a bit tricky for me because the gauze side is a bit rough so I have to swipe it gently on my face, but the embossed side is very convenient to use. It leaves my skin smoother after use. So far, this pad didn’t irritate me so I will continue to use it to see the final results.
Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Water (9,800ppm), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract (1,000ppm), Gluconolactone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Salicylic Acid, Coptis Japonica Extract, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Xylitol, Tartaric Acid, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Glycolic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopentyldiol, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum, Honey Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Propolis Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Cholesterol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Glutathione, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AS, Propanediol, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide AP, Glucose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Arginine, Hyaluronic Acid, Riboflavin, Cyanocobalamin, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ubiquinone, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Tocopherol, Thiamine HCl, Inositol, Biotin, Phytosterols, Beta-Carotene, Pyridoxine, Folic Acid, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Linalool
This one is a super potent Vitamin C Serum enriched with Niacinamide and 22% of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate along with citrus fruit extracts and vitamin complex that all work together to brighten and firm the appearance of skin for a healthy-looking complexion. As for firming and revitalizing this serum has five citrus fruit (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit) extracts that are abundant in Vitamin c. The formula also contains Tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Panthenol (Vitamin B3) which provide nutritive benefit to the skin and keeping skin healthy, preventing further skin troubles. Other than that, this serum has Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid as a hydrating and moisturizing agent. This serum has a short PAO which is 6 months.
It has a water oily texture and a light yellow transparent color. I can smell a bit f citrus scent but it vanished once I applied it. I’ve been using the Vita C serum for three months (I had this one before I got the package from StyleKorean). Mine has changed its color but not really noticeable, I store it in a fridge to keep it from oxidation. This one is a great vitamin C product for me. It didn’t irritate my skin at all and I can see the brightening effect as soon as two weeks of usage. For fading acne scar, it takes around three weeks. At first, I use it once a day at night (4-6 drops) and after a few weeks, I started to use it twice a day. This serum really helps brighten acne marks and makes my skin looks healthier.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate(10%), Isopentyldiol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid(12ppm), Citric Acid, Octyldodeceth-16, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Coptis Japonica Extract, Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate(0.1ppm), Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool
This is an ampoule enriched with Blue Capsules containing highly concentrated Azulene and 10 kinds of peptides for an instantly soothing effect, as well as Ceramide Capsules to moisturize the skin. It’s also formulated with five core Centella Asiatica ingredients to instantly soothe sensitive skin. Blue capsules and Ceramide capsules also deliver intensive hydrating and tightening benefits to the skin. It’s also formulated Panthenol, Calamine, and Ceramide to help improve the skin’s barrier while preventing moisture loss.
The ampoule has a gel texture, light transparent blue color, and tiny white capsules in it. This ampoule feels cool on the skin makes it a great product for soothing irritated skin. It has no scent and feels hydrating as well. It doesn’t leave any stickiness and absorbs easily into the skin. I use it almost every day, even when my skin isn’t angry because it has hydrating and tightening agent too. I can say this a perfect soothing product that will suit any skin type, even sensitive skin.
Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Isopentyldiol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polydecene, Adenosine, Guiaazulene, Copper Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyltripeptide-1, Tripeptide-2, Hexapeptide-11, Acetylhexapeptide-8, Palmitoyltetrapeptide-7, Palmitoylpentapeptide-4, Hexapeptide-9, Nonapeptide-1, Ceramide NP, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camelia Japonica Seed Extract, Camelia Asiatica Extract, Camelia Japonica Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadenisis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Propolis Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seeed Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil, Zinc Oxide, Beta-Glucan, Asiaticoside, Madecaic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Madecassoside, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Allantoin, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Calamine, Melaleuca Altermifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Panthenol, Artemisia Capillaris Extract, Alcohol Denat, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodeces-16, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Cellulose Gum, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Arabic Senegal Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Agar, Mannitol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch,Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Disodium EDTA, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrogendimethicone.
This moisturizer is a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula and lightweight on the skin, also free of artificial fragrance and colors, parabens, sulfates, and mineral oil. It
has five types of Ceramides combine with Hyaluronic Acid that gives moisturization to create a hydrating skin barrier. Also contains Adenosine which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Other than that, it also has Centella Asiatica Extract and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extracts that help soothe irritated skin. The cream is a bit thick has a bit of lemon scent and has a light yellow color.
This Ceramide cream is an emollient thick cream that is great for my dry skin. Even though it’s a little bit thick, this cream absorbs really quickly into the skin and didn’t leave any sticky or greasy finish. It leaves my skin glow and well moisturized. I used to prefer a lighter moisturizer but since last year, I started to like thicker moisturizer more. This quickly became one of my favorite thick moisturizers.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Methyltrimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Coco-Ca Prylate/Caprate, Diisostearylmaleate, Phenyltrimethicone, Palmitic Acid, Hydroxyethylacrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Glyceres-25PCAI Source Thearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylate/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Butylene Glycol, Yellow Lotus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ceramide NP (502 Ppm), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Adenosine, Bergamot Oil, Lavender Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Bifida Fermentation Seafood, Orange Peel Oil, Rosewood Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Baobab Seed Oil, Hydrogenei Tidrecithin, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Squalane, Bulgaris Mugwort Extract, Allantoin, Coconut Oil, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ceramide NS (0.1ppm), Ceramide AS (0.1ppm), Mannitol , Bentonite, Ceramide EP (0.05ppm), Ceramide AP (0.05ppm), Xylitol Glucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Xylitol, Olive Oil Decyl Ester, Green Tea Extract, Chamomile Flower Oil, Lime Extract, Baobab Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Hydrated Silica, Glucose, Scented Geranium Flower Oil, Pseudoalteromonas Fermentation Extract, Spearmint Leaf Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Rose Flower Oil, Port Marie Gold Extract, Matricaria Extract, Propolis Extract, Squalene, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Chlorella Minutisima Extract, Acetyltetrapeptide-11, Mud Mushroom Extract, Dipeptidediaminobutyroylbenzylamide Diacetate, Lemon Chestnut Leaf Extract, Serine, Alanine, Proline, Sodium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Acetylhexapeptide-8, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Hydroxide, Tea Tree Leaf Extract, Oligopeptide-1, Disodium EDTA.
And this is the before and after photo from 10 days using these products (top: before, below: after).
In the before photo, I have some acne below my mouth that has just dried up, you can see there’s still a little bump on it. After 10 days, the bumps are gone and I just need to deal with some PIE that will fade in few more weeks using these products, especially the Vita C serum.
Overall, these are a must-have if you’re battling acne marks or dark spots. The Vita C Serum and Ceramide cream are my favorites of them all, but the other products also work great on me too. Lastly, thank you so much StlyeKorean for giving me a chance to discover these amazing products from Neogen. And I just found out that Surmedic is actually a sister brand from Neogen!