Blithe Pressed Serum Crystal Iceplant is great because it is so light that it absorbs right into the skin. It hydrates my skin without leaving residue behind. Out of all Blithe Serums this one is the lightest in texture and is perfect for hot summer days, humid climate and oily skin. Mine tends to dehydrate in heat so badly that I was misting and spraying myself every hour. Now, thanks to this divine serum my skin gets less dry and produces less oil which is something I've been looking for in a good serum. AM routine only for me.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The all-in-one product is designed to condense serum and moisturizer into one step that nourishes and hydrates skin without heaviness
❇ Iceplant extract is combined with botanical extracts to provide skin with featherweight, lasting moisture while protecting against harsh climates and pollution
❇ Formulated into a cooling gel cream, iceplant extract from the Sahara
❇ It helps to soothe, hydrate, and minimize the appearance of pores

Directions from the manufacturer:

Spread a pea-size amount of Pressed Serum all over the face and neck after cleansing and toning

Ingredients:

Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract, Water(58.42%), Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, 1,2Hexanediol, Glycereth-26, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Allantoin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Xanthan Gum, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Disodium EDTA, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Polyglutamic Acid, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Amber Powder, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Selaginella Tamariscina Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Cuscuta Australis Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract

My experience:

Blithe Pressed Serum Crystal Iceplant has been my skin savior ever since I started composing my summer skin care. Since my skin was being acting quite normal during the winter I wanted to keep it in this state for as long as possible so I was on a hunt for lightweight yet potent formulas that would not aggravate my skin breakouts. Today's post is about the second must-have in my summer routine after NEOGEN Code 9 Glacial Magic Pore Gel. The third product is an SPF. I actually have 2 that I now rotate depending on the amount of sun outside.

What makes this serum special? First of all it is a hybrid product that can potentially replace moisturizer. It is rich in active ingredients and skin conditioning extracts that are meant for more oily and combination skin types. the main aim is to reduce pore appearance without overfeeding the skin. All aims are met 100% and I am truly glad I listened to my guts and bought. I won't think twice wether to repurchase it or not. The answer is YES!!!!

The pressed serum has a slightly minty green color. It is semi-opaque and has very light medium thick gel texture. Due to the added oils it spreads well and sinks into the skin within reasonable time. 5 minutes is all it takes and I am good to go after applying the SPF. I rotate this pressed serum with NEOGEN gel as follows. If the weather is dry, Blithe pressed serum is my go to item, when it is very humid, NEOGEN is more suitable for my skin. Essence is lightly scented and has a very fresh herbal smell to it. I find that both of the products are designed for the day time use only because of their lightness. In order to reimburse for the lost moisture, the Tundra Chaga serum would be a better alternative for me.

Since this pressed serum is so effective on my skin I'm not planning to replace it any time soon. When weather will turn towards more windy and cold, whatever will be left will travel into my winter getaway drawer. Considering that I am using it for a month and I am not even passed 25%, this jar will definitely last me for a while and then some more. My skin is super happy with the find and I am experiencing nearly zero breakouts and skin texture issues. I am head over heels in love with it and will keep saying, if you want to start trying K-beauty, Blithe is the brand I would recommend for anyone to try out. It's formulas are so effective and textures so versatile that it will always have something to offer for any skin type.

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Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben and sulfate free formulation
+ Contains probiotics, antioxidants, allantoin, plant oils and extracts for conditioning skin
+ Perfect light texture for summer
+ Economic in use
+ Beautiful simplistic packaging
+ Lovely scent
+ Easy to get in EU
+ Hydrating and nourishing for my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing, moisturizing, firming and sebu-controlling results on my skin
+ Great for all skin types

Cons:

– Steep price

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland, cosmania.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at feelunique, glowrecipe, stylekorean and other online retailers
❇ Price is 40-45€ per 50 ml plastic container with serum

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?