Blithe Pressed Serum Velvet Yam is one of those super rich products that are a must-have for in the winter. It happened again! BLITHE rocked the formula and made an amazing skincare item.

stunning packaging
thick whipped texture

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Blihe Pressed Serum Velvet Yam is packed with 68 percent mountain yam extract for immediate and sustained hydration.
❇ Fermented argan and olive oil form a protective film to protect skin from harmful environmental damage, while shea butter and macadamia oil form a double protective layer.
❇ Contains mucin, which is a complex protein, combined with carbohydrates, to replenish the skin.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Use a pea sized amount of this treatment all over the face and neck after cleansing.

Ingredients:

Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract(68.5%), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Xanthan gum, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide

My experience:

Blithe Pressed Serum Velvet Yam is such a wonderful product! I am becoming a Blithe addict – after testing some bits and bobs from this brand I am entirely hooked. I can not live without their purple berry splash mask and now that I’ve stumbled across their serums I just don’t know which one to call a favorite. Why? Because they are all so amazing. Considering that my skin is oily and me starting off on the richest advertised pressed serum – Velvet Yam one, could end up being a disaster but no. I fell in love after the first swatch.

The texture of this pressed serum is so silky and smooth. It reminds me of finely whipped high density whipped cream. It is so thick that the swatch on my arm doesn’t slide around the skin when I move my arm. Neither it melts into a liquid blob when it gets warmed up by the skin. Instead it glides over the skin leaving a thin trace of moisture with satin finish. Once it absorbs into the skin there is no tackiness, shine, grease, oil, dullness, dryness, glitter on the skin as sometimes with other skin care items with such rich formula. The finish of it is semi-mate and it looks like the fine lines and deep pores are blurred out. Once the product is settled on my skin I do not feel it on my skin, it is such a great formula that lets my skin breathe. After I run with my fingers over the face I feel it is there. “A silky, velvety feel” is the best way to describe what’s happening on my skin after I use it.

Considering that it is a winter time now, it fits my skin needs like a glove. One thing I am afraid of is that it will be feeling more and more overpowering the warmer it get outside. My goal for now is to use this baby up by the end of this winter and I am almost half way there. I have been using it so often that I am 1/2 way through the 50 ml jar. And I just received it as a present from my hubby in the middle of December. There is definitely some sort of Blithe addiction developing on my end 🙂

So what does it do exactly, you may ask?  It nourishes my skin and works as well as a lifting cream on my face. Considering that this is a serum which you would still lock in under a layer of a barrier cream or a moisturizer, go for a light texture if your skin is combo or oily. I currently use the lightest formulation of barrier cream I currently own – the iUNIK Centella Calming Gel, and it does work great with the pressed serum. If your skin  dry go for a bit more heavy duty cream/SPF/foundation. In case your skin is normal, this baby is all your need in your daily regimen (besides toner and SPF cream).  I highly recommend this product to all the skin types despite whether it is sensitive or acne prone. Thanks to the amazing texture of the serum there won’t be any pore clogging or irritation.  I am so hyped about trying the other two serums from this range (they are flying to me in the mail this moment). Stay tuned for more Blithe reviews.

 

whipped like cream, melts like butter
absorbs entirely leaving no unwanted finish
Pros:

+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formulation
+ Easy to get in EU
+ Amazing soft fluffy texture,rich thick consistency
+ Glides over face with no effort
+ Amazing moisturizing properties
+ Leaves zero unwanted finish on the skin
+ Melts into the skin within seconds
+ Unique almost floral scent to it
+ Suitable for all skin types

+ Suitable for all-year-round use

Cons:

– Contains silicone
– High price
– Would love to see it in a pump container

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland and honeysu.be
❇ Internationally: Available at glowrecipe, beautybay, stylekorean  and other online retailers
❇ Price varies between 35-40€ per 50 ml jar when full price and half of that when on sale (frequently on Style Korean)

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati 🙂