Tiam My Signature C-Source Review | Courtesy Tiam (sister company of Cosrx!)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
Fasting month/Ramadhan is coming to an end soon omg!
I feel like this year is the fastest Ramadhan month that I am going through.
Time. Flies. So. Fast.

Do you guys remember the popular OST C20 Vitamin C serum? If you never heard of it before you can check out my existing review on the product by clicking on the link below:

I loved that product, I considered it as my HOLY GRAIL and I am happy to be able to use it again this year!

This Tiam My Signature C-Source is the renewed version of the OST Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum. This is because the brand OST C20 is rebranded to TIAM. As for the product, ONLY the product name has been changed while the ingredients and everything else stayed the same.

Disclaimer: I received this product from TIAM in exchange for my honest review.

Texts on the box still looks the same except for the name.

Same old ingredients~

Water, Ascorbic Acid, Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Xanthan Gum, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glycerin, Zinc PCA, Panthenol, Niacinamide, t-Butyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ubiquinone, Diisopropyl Adipate

The serum contains 20% of PURE VITAMIN C and it promises:
Skin brightening
Lighten acne scars
Eliminates blackheads
Evening of skin tone

​How to Use

1. After applying toner, spread the C Source on your face and lightly tap the area to be fully absorbed. 
2. If your skin is sensitive and if you use pure vitamin C product for the first time, you can mix 1~2 drops
of the source into your toner or moisturizer. 
3. Make sure to spread sun block when going outside, after applying the C source. 
5. After C Source, apply a moisturizing product for better effect.


1. It is best to keep this product out of direct sunlight and high temperatures, 
as this will damage the product. (TIP: To keep the product fresh longer, store it in the 
2. When you use this product, please avoid using any product that contains high levels of 
AHA, BHA and Retinol.​

For more information, head over to: My Signature C-Source


Same old packaging too~

Hard glass bottle and uses a pipette to dispense the serum. When the serum is new it is sealed with a cap in the box, then you replace it with the given pipette.

Second time having the serum and I never hard problems with the pipette.

I put the serum in the fridge after every time I use it so the serum residue on the outside tends to crystallize if you notice in the above photo, but it is actually nothing to worry about. It is already warned on the box that sediments will occur on the bottle neck. I like the warning. It feels that the company thoroughly tested the product before selling.

If the serum inside the bottle itself started to crystallize then the temperate in your fridge must have been too cold.

Due to the high content of vitamin C, the serum has to be refrigerated and not exposed to (direct) sunlight or warm temperature.


Again, same old consistency~

Colour: When the serum is fresh the colour will look clear. If you don't keep it in the fridge, it might just oxidizes quickly and become light orange to deep orange to brown in colour. As it oxidizes, the effect of the serum too will deteriorate. Thank goodness that it was still fresh when I received it. I get worried when I have a vitamin C product in shipment. I heard that it can oxidize if you don't finish it within 2~3 months. The content is 30ml.

Smell: smells like orangey syrups~

The serum is not as runny as water but it still runs. It is easy to spread and it dries sticky, this is why this product is required to wait 20~30 minutes until it has deeply absorbed into skin then only you can continue with the next skincare step. It can be time consuming so you have to spare some time if you want to add this into your routine.

My Thoughts

ugh I should've taken a before and after photo! I have been using the serum for about 2 weeks now but inconsistency because there are times when I want to use my BHA treatments. I used to apply this serum twice everyday until I finish it, it lasted me close to two months when I use daily twice. This serum can't be mixed with products with high content of AHA/BHA/Retinol or else you'll get a bad reaction.

Though I hadn't been consistent with my vitamin C usage, I feel that the serum works! The above photo of my left and right cheeks were taken on 20th June 2017, about 2 weeks since I implemented the serum in my routine.


I feel that the serum indeed evens out my skin tone
➹ Lightens my existing acne scars
➹ Provides a decent glow to my highlighted areas
➹ Provides extra hydration in my skincare routine
➹ I don't observe any effects on blackheads, I don't really have them
➹ Doesn't break me out, I never experienced any irritation or negative effects


➹ Time consuming, have to wait 20~30 minutes for the stickiness to ease
➹ Have to use consistently before it expires
➹ Might not be travel friendly
➹ Have to keep it refrigerated

My Final Thoughts

The results in terms of lightening my acne scars would've been faster if I apply the serum like I used to~ which was twice daily, but anyway I still like this serum and I think that it is working on me, it is suited with my skin. This is far by the only vitamin C product that works on me.

I purchased my first bottle of this last year and when I finished with this one, I do plan on repurchasing it BUT I have a backup vitamin C in my stash which is from The Ordinary, so I'll be trying that one!

Where to Buy?

USD 14.99 + free shipping at Wishtrend*
USD 16.64 at StyleKorean*
USD 16.98 + free shipping at Jolse 

Links marked with * are affiliate links. I will gain a small commission if you made an order through the link. The commission will act as a donation to this blog and myself.

Thank you, TIAM for giving me the chance to use this serum (again) in exchange for my honest review! I enjoy using this serum so much.

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Shangpree Marine Energy Eye Mask Review | with Spirulina, Marine Complex and Pearl

Monday, June 19, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
I haven't been discovering new English songs on Youtube so I wanted to share amazing songs that I heard recently! All of them are from the band Imagine Dragons. O m g their music is DOPE.

Imagine Dragons - Walking The Wire (this one is my personal favourite because I can relate to this song).

Okay, now lets get on the Shangpree Marine Energy Eye Mask Review!

Disclaimer: I won this product in Shangpree's Instagram giveaway. I am not required by them to do a review of this product nor benefit any compensation but I am a self-proclaimed beauty blogger so of course I have to share about the beauty products that I tried!

I didn't expect quite a bulky packaging for this product! I thought eye masks are going to appear smaller haha. I also received a PINK Shangpree hand mirror in the package. Eeeekkk pink is my favourite colour and the mirror is just gorgeous! I love it~ Thank you Shangpree!💓

What It Is?

This eye-area specific mask is enriched with antioxidant-rich algae, spirulina and chondrus crispus. This anti-aging formula also features soothing herbal and botanical extracts along with deeply hydrating ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate ensures skin is beautifully conditioned and plumped up. Regular use will help balance and brighten the delicate skin about the eyes to promote a clear, smooth, and youthful complexion. 

Size: 1.4g / 0.05 oz x 60 pcs/container

(1) The silky hydrogel material holds moisture and won't dry out
(2) Algae, spirulina and chondrus crispus extracts are antioxidant rich ingredients that promote and maintain healthy skin
(3) Soothing herbal extracts like rosemary and chamomile calm skin
(4) Betaine, allantoin and castor oil condition skin to provide a silky smooth texture

Information taken from Peach & Lily

On one side of the box it is stated that a portion of proceeds from Shangpree sales is donated to Korea Green Foundation to assist climate change refugees.

The eye masks' longevity after opening is 2 months. It contains 60 patches inside so if you use every night for 2 months you can finish the product on time!

Product's MFG date: 27th December 2016
Product's EXP date: 26th December 2019

I actually didn't want to open this eye mask early and wanted to save it for next time because it is pricey and I can hardly afford any Shangpree products now but exams were approaching last time and I needed some eye masks to keep my eyes awake and steady.

The product comes with a spatula to pick up the eye masks! It also comes with a seal to avoid the essence to spill out from the tub.

I loveeeeee the beautiful algae/seaweed(??) green colour of the eye patches! They are glittery too.

Anyway, I commuted while I was having my exams and I think the tub isn't really travel friendly as I noticed a little leakage. The essence spilled out a bit and I don't know how it happened.

Thank goodness for the spatula to pick up the eye patches easily because I think picking up with our fingers will be hard as the patches can be slippery.

When I first opened the tub, the eye masks smell nice! Not perfumey, not florally, but just pleasantly nice. The smell isn't really strong and it disappears during application. I guess the botanical extracts make up the pleasant smell of it.

The eye patch itself is not too thin nor too thick. It does adhere well on the eyes within the instructed duration but at some cases I experienced it slipping down slowly but did not completely fall. So far the patches that I used are well saturated with essence.

Direction For Use:

1. Cleanse and tone your skin
2. Take our the masks with the enclosed spatula and place on the areas you desire
3. Leave on for about 20 to 30 minutes
.4. Remove the masks. No need to rinse.

OK guys so after typing out the directions above I just knew that I can place the masks on my forehead, neck and smile lines! I am going to do that!


Water, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Butylene Glycol, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Algae Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Sargassum Fulvellum Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Pearl Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Fragile Extract, Pearl Powder, Plankton Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaft Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Betaine, Allantoin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Calcium Chloride, Chromium Oxide Greens, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 77891, Titanium/Titanium Dioxdie, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Scutellaria Caicalensis Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the ingredients list! I think the ingredients list is beautiful. So many botanical extracts infused such as lavendar, rosemary, peppermint, matricaria etc. Its main ingredients are SPIRULINA EXTRACT, MARINE COMPLEX (Plankton Extract, Algae Extract etc) and PEARL POWDER for brightening dark circles.

No alcohol, parabens and colourings added. There is fragrance however but it is listed as the last ingredient. 


I have been using these for quite awhile now and I think I am already at half of the tub.

First of all I have been using day and night everyday ever since I opened the tub, the product's longevity is only 2 months so I wanted to use them up quickly. I also have been putting the product in the fridge after using in hopes for the expiry date to last longer.

For first impressions when I used it during my exam week, I like how it refreshes my sleepy eyes and make my eyes feel energized and awake. I guess thats why there is 'energy' in its name, it energizes my eyes!

Later I started to notice that using it twice daily doesn't suit my eye areas' current condition, it was too much so I reduced it to using once a day. I noticed that applying it twice daily makes my eye areas to pill up, the essence doesn't really absorb into my eyes anymore. I am 21 years old, my eye areas are not dry and un-nourished, I think they are normal.

Then using once a day also makes my eye areas to pill, now the fixed routine to put these on is once for every two days, then it won't pill for me.

The way I use them is as directed, place it under my eye areas, wait for 20~30 mins, take off and tap tap in the essence. The essence doesn't leave any sticky/greasy/heavy finish, hence it is plumping!

So overall...

🎔 it makes my eyes feel energized, refreshed and awake.
🎔 my eyes benefited from the anti-aging benefits
🎔 it hydrates, conditions and plumps up my eye areas
🎔 My eye areas did not experience any negative effects such as stinging, redness nor causes any bumps

The cons?

🎔 hmm the pillings? but it is not a really big weakness to me since that I can also apply the eye patch on my forehead, smile lines and neck!
🎔 I don't really notice much in term of brightening but I don't really have deep dark circles

My Final Thoughts

I think it is a great product to use and invest in! I want to purchase these myself in the future when I run out and when I have enough money.  I think that it is worth to buy this product due to the reasonably picked ingredients, you don't see spirulina and plakton extract often in skincare! Moreover if you have dry, aged or un-nourished eyes you might love this product alot! It is really amazing.


USD 30 at Peach & Lily
USD 30.55 at Beauty Box Korea
USD 21.22 at Roseroseshop
USD 26.27 at eBay

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Lui & Lei Diana Gen Prestige Cream Gold Caviar Review courtesy Jolse | USD 100 Kbeauty Cream

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Oh, Brunei's sunset, you never fail to amaze me.
Photo taken on 16th June 2017, while on the road to go home after sending babe to the airport. I miss him dearly already.

I already posted my review of the Liu & Lei Diana Gen Prestige Cream Gold Caviar on my Instagram last month. You can read it here: Liu & Lei Diana Gen Prestige Cream Gold Caviar Review

I am including the review of the cream in my blog so it is easier for people to search for its reviews on Google. I am that kind.

Disclaimer: I received this cream in exchange for my honest review from Jolse. I do not receive any compensation by doing so.

Liu & Lei Diana Gen Prestige Cream Gold Caviar Review

The box of the cream is really gorgeous~ crocodile-like skin pattern is printed on it, the box is bulky and printed with rose gold writings. I like the logo, it reminded me of Wonder Woman.

Features of the cream (taken from Jolse)

Deep and thick nourishments deliver fresh vitality to the skin.
Total Care Cream
Helps with maintaining moisture balance and tends the skin by delivering rich nourishment without stickiness.
Provide Skin Nourishment
Perfects elasticity with nourishments filling in from the skin when applied by delicately covering the skin.
Skin Safety Test Completed

The cream is diamond shaped~! So pretty. It also comes with a spatula and the cream itself sits on its pedestal.

The cream right now costs a shocking price of USD 99.98/55ml at Jolse after a USD 25 discount. SO. EXPENSIVE and the price is out of my league! This is far by the most expensive cream/beauty product that I have ever possessed. I was stunned upon receiving and unboxing this because I never thought in my entire life to own such cream!


The diamond shaped cream~ so beautiful that it is rose gold in colour. actually the shape makes it hard to hold that it can slip out from your hands. When I was using the cream, I always place it on its pedestal and pick up the cream that way. The whole thing actually feels so much like plastic, nothing special, it is not even metal or fancy material. Twist the cap to open.


Okay, heres the thing about the ingredients. I PERSONALLY think that this cream focuses more on the packaging than the quality of its ingredients. Right, the gold and caviar are in it but it is not listed high in the list, caviar is ranked in the middle while gold comes almost last.

There is alcohol in it too, fragrance, a few of silicones and caramel (???????). Gold and Yellow colourings are also added to the list. While the good ingredients such as Shea Butter (moisturizes dry skin), butylene glycol, hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate (moisturizers), niacinamide, ascorbic acid and pearl extract (whitening), adenosine (anti-aging) and betaine (antioxidant) can be found in way cheaper creams and skincare products too. I am not really impressed by the ingredients list because I notice common ingredients.


white cream with speckles of gold, has a hint of shea butter smell. If you have dry/un-nourished skin then this cream might be fully absorbed to your face and becomes your-cup-of-tea cream. I have an occasionally oily type so this cream is unable to absorb fully into my face. I feel that it was too nourishing and too much for my skin.


I am unable to use this cream for long because it was too much on me and I started breaking out after applying this cream for only a few days, I immediately stopped using. I don't think this cream will suit acne prone, clogged prone and oily skin types.

I already emptied this cream, I had been slathering it on my body. My body takes it better than my face.

Now....I am thinking if I should keep the packaging. I still have the box and the 'diamond' with me and it is hiding inside my cabinet, I barely have any space on my vanity to place it as a decoration. To keep the packaging or not hmmmmm the fact that it is expensive makes me don't want to throw it away!

My Final Thoughts

Again, if you have dry or un-nourished skin, this cream might be worthy for you, if you don't mind some major spending but there are ALOT of great and cheaper creams available in the kbeauty world. Even if I am rich, I don't think that the price is worth it. Unless if I am just captivated by the packaging....but still nahh

Direct link to purchase the cream on Jolse: Liu & Lei Diana Gen Prestige Cream Gold Caviar (USD 99.98). Not an affiliate link.

Thank you Jolse for giving the poor me the chance to review this pricey cream!

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Beautylab Rejuvera CC All In One 4# Cushion | Purple Gold Cushion

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Annyeong, Everyone~
PLEASE tell me that you guys have been watching Suspicious Partner too! Ji Chang Wook looks his upmost handsome in the drama. He looks handsome everywhere, everytime. Just LOOK. AT. HIM *heart eyes*

So handsome in that lawyer robe.

So handsome in glasses.

My favourite Ji Chang Wook is when he puts his hair up.


okay, done spazzing.

I am going to do a review on the Beautylab Rejuvera CC All In One 4# Cushion that was provided to me by UNJ Company for review purposes.

The cushion claims are:
UV Protection with SPF50+  PA+++
Act as a makeup primer and a makeup base BB pact

Notable ingredients in the cushion include:

Niacimaide - anti-redness and a whitening ingredient
Adenosine - anti-aging
Natto Gum - moisturizing and an antioxidant.

For more information about the cushion, you can head over here: Rejuvera All in One 4# Cushion

I think the cushion casing is stunning! I hardly see a purple + gold cushion casing.

The gold rims are just stunning. The cushion is not bulky at all.

Product expires on 7th April 2018.

I was sent the shade Light Beige and the colour is light for my skin tone to start with. I am going to briefly talk about how the cushion performs.

First off, wrong shade. It looks okay when under dim lighting but when I am out under the sun it will look obvious and awkward.

As usual with many cushions, it is easy to apply. Just tap tap tap on your face under it blended and done!

Finish - it gives off a DEWY finish at the highlighted points of the face (cheeks, tip of nose, forehead). The finish is dewy and the cushion is moisturizing at the same time, my face didn't feel dry while wearing. Since it is moisturizing, it actually leads to its anti-wrinkle claim. The cushion is already in a one tone lighter than my actual skin tone so it automatically whitens my face. So based from the cushion's claims, it is all going good! I didn't really go out under the sun for long so I am not sure if the its sun protection is effective but always apply a sunscreen underneath your cushion because I read that sun protection in makeup are not to its maximum.

I didn't test it as a makeup base and then apply another layer of makeup/foundation cause I think it is going to be CAKEY. Here comes the CONS of the cushion:

COVERAGE - the coverage is low to medium in my opinion. It doesn't completely cover my acne scars/dark spots and it emphasizes bumps. Not so much on the pore coverage too. Photo on the left above is my bare skin and the right is my skin after applying one layer of the cushion.

CAKEY - the photo above is in HD and it shows that the cushion is cakey even with just one later. It doesn't really blend one with my skin and feels like it is sitting on top. Also people can tell that I am wearing makeup when I apply this cushion. I just don't like how it looks.

My Final Thoughts

Well if the cushion comes in the correct shade then I think my thoughts on it will differ. I just don't like this cushion at all. Wrong shade, poor coverage, doesn't blend well and looks cakey. There are cushions that make your skin look at its best but this one is just not it for me. I won't be using this cushion again after writing this review even though it doesn't break me out.

I think the cushion will perform better for those who don't have much problems or texture on their skin.


Product was provided to me by beautylab/UNJ Company for review purposes. I do not gain any benefit from writing this review nor get paid. Always honest.

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I'm From Ginseng Serum Review (courtesy of Wishtrend) | contains 7.98% Ginseng Extract

Sunday, June 11, 2017

*brushing off the dusts that accumulated after almost 3 months of no updates*

Annyeong, Everyone! I'm back yeayyyy!
It's been a busy semester and as a diligent student, I barely have time to write blog posts.
and a longggg semester break has finally come! Now that I'm on a 3-month long semester break until the end of August, I have all the time in the world well not literally to catch up on the mountains of product reviews that needs to be published. You might see me getting back with my diligent postings!

I celebrated my first few days of vacation by binge watching Love In Trouble which starred my handsome Ji Chang Wook and actress Nam Ji Hyun. Now that I caught up until the latest aired episode and having to wait for a week until the next episode airs, I have the spare time to write a blog post calmly without worrying of any due dates.

My first comeback review after the hiatus is going to be on the I'm From Ginseng Serum (kindly provided to me for review purposes by Wishtrend*). I missed Wishtrend's reviewers recruitment for the ginseng serum and I am glad that Wishtrend provided a second chance for their affiliates the opportunity to receive the serum for free in exchange of our honest reviews by only paying for the shipping and handling fee. I jumped to the chance and only paid USD 9 (shipping fee to Brunei) for the serum. I also think that it was a great deal since the original price of the serum is USD 28.80. I was excited upon receiving this since I've seen people talking about it on Instagram and blogs. Now let's get into the review!

I'm From Ginseng Serum Review

What It Is? (taken from Wishtrend)

Naturally pamper your skin with Ginseng Serum.
Wrinkle improvement - Elasticity - Nourishes - Rejuvenates

Concentrated ginseng extract found in the Ginseng Serum enhances blood circulation
to make the complexion more fresh and lively. It then acts to replenish nutrients
to the skin to smoothen and restore youth. Fall in love with nature with the Ginseng Serum
today and let your skin thank you.


7.98% Ginseng Extract
Formulated with 7.98% concentrated ginseng extract, the Ginseng Serum is designed to naturally enhance blood circulation to make your complexion look more lively while replenishing the necessary nourishments for healthier, younger skin. Tired of losing elasticity in your skin? Give your skin the energy boost it needs with the Ginseng Serum. 

High-concentrate Nutrients
Ginseng extract penetrates deep into the skin to increase elasticity and make the complexion more luminous from the inside out. 

Increase Elasticity
The highly-concentrated Ginseng extract tightly adheres to the skin, working to add elasticity to flat, lifeless skin. 

Skin Purifying
The concentrated antioxidant properties of the Ginseng extract purifies skin that is fatigued from external stimuli and accumulated waste.

Recommended For

Those who want nourishment & enrichment.
Those who have fatigued, malnourished skin.
Those who want wrinkle repair & skin rejuvenation.

The serum came in a pretty brown box!!!! I have been reading reviews of this serum while I was waiting for my package to arrive and what I can compile from the reviews is that most of them are complaining about the serum's scent.


Product expires on 25th January 2020.

Hard glass bottle with a dropper. Content is 30ml.

I have no problem with the dropper and it works well.

Main Ingredients

6-year-old 7.98% Ginseng extract
Because ginseng extract is made with a moisture content of less than 14%, it is possible to store the taste, scent and active ingredients of ginseng in a concentrated state for a long time. Meticulous control of temperature, time and pressure is required until one ginseng is made into ginseng extract. Through this process, a new active ingredient unique to ginseng extract was discovered. The I’m from rejuvenating serum is formulated with the concentrate of high-quality ginseng extract at its purest. 

From Geumsan County, South Chungcheong Province
Korea’s Geumsan County is home to a species of Korean ginseng that has a history of 1,500 years. Due to its great natural environment, it has been evaluated as the ideal location to cultivate ginseng of the highest quality in the world. Geumsan ginseng contains about 30 various saponins, including ginsenoside, while western ginseng on the other hand contains only 13~15 kinds of saponin, which is half of that of Geumsan ginseng. The I’m from rejuvenating serum is formulated ginseng extract created from the best ginseng cultivated from Geumsan County. 

** Ginsenoside : Contrary to Saponin, which is found in an abundance of various other plants, this is a component that carries special pharmacological efficacy, found only in Ginseng. 

During the process of turning ginseng into ginseng extract, changes occur in the percentage of its main components. Ten components that aren’t originally present in ginseng, or were only present in small quantities - such as antioxidants and heavy metal detoxing agents - are newly formed or multiply in content.
The [I’M FROM] Ginseng Line is formulated with ginseng extracts to give antioxidant benefits to the skin.

Full Ingredients List

Water, Red Ginseng Extract, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Panax Ginseng Seed Oil, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Angelica Pubescens Root Extract, Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Ethoxydiglycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance 

3 Promises of I'm from
Ingredient Transparency - Honest Materials - No Harmful Additives
We at I’m from keep these three promises for each and every product we deliver to you.

How To Use

1) After cleansing, apply an adequate amount to the face, and spread out into a thin layer using the tips of your fingers. 
2) After applying the serum, gently wrap the area with the palms of the hand and use the heat to help the skin absorb the nutrients. 
3) Use daily at morning and night for best results.


First off, I want to clarify about the scent. Many people are complaining about it but for me, I can still bear the smell. My nose senses a sharp ginseng smell but others think it smells too florally. It doesn't smell florally at all to me but if you have a sensitive nose, you might not like the how this serum is strongly scented. In other case, I read that someone described the smell as a 'strong chinese medicine'. The smell dissipates after application and doesn't linger, I'm not sure if thats the case with other users.

Okay now, the texture. It is thick, light yellowish-brown colour and not so runny. It dries a bit sticky on my face so I had to wait for 5~10 minutes until it is fully absorbed so I can continue with my next skincare step.

My Thoughts

After a few days of patch testing, I am happy to report that this serum doesn't break me out into pimples or acne. There are a number of anti-aging ingredients such as red ginseng water, panax ginseng, adenosine, betaine and root extracts for wrinkle improvements. Green Tea Leaf Extract is present too for soothing and antioxidant. I have been using this serum for almost 3 weeks now and heres what I can say about it. Before that I want you guys to note that my current skin type is balanced, clogged prone, acne prone and having acne scars. I used to be oily and dehydrated oily.


♥ No breakouts
♥ Gives a hydrating layer to retain moisture day and night.
♥ Doesn't make my skin oily.
♥ I'm still young but I think my skin benefited from its anti-aging benefits.

Other than that, I am not sure if it is doing anything to my skin.


♥ I think this causes my pores to clog. I have a stubborn clogged comedone on near my mouth and I think it is because of the serum. I was the only new product that I introduced into my routine. I think I am going to stop using it due to this. Clogged poes take long to treat.
♥ I read reviews on the product page on Wishtrend (I'm From Ginseng Serum page) that the serum helps to ease acne and help fade acne scars. It unfortunately doesn't do that to me.
♥ Smell may be too strong for sensitive noses.
♥ You know what? I don't know what else it does to my skin other than providing a hydrating layer in my skincare routine and for wrinkle prevention.

My Overall Thoughts...

At this age, I don't think my skin benefit much from this serum. Maybe a mature skin type will notice a difference in their skin condition with the anti-wrinkle benefit and making the skin elastic (my skin has always been elastic thanks to my oil production before). I don't think I would want to use this serum again as it causes clogging.

Where to buy?

USD 28.80 + Free shipping at Wishtrend.com*

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Product is provided by Wishtrend for free. I paid USD 9 (shipping fee to my country) to get to review this honestly.

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