E Nature Birch Juice Hydro Emulsion is a good product from the brand. I love E Nature sheet masks so I decided to snoop around in the skin care section while restocking on my favorite masks. Hydro Emulsion seemed to be a nice place to start getting acquainted with the range and here is what I think of it...

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The Birch Juice Hydro Emulsion is the perfect lightweight moisturizer that contains 70% birch water to hydrate your skin and help you achieve a soft, glowing complexion.
❇ Perfect for those with oily skin types who are in need of a lotion that is hydrating but not greasy.
❇ Formulated with 70% birch tree sap instead of regular H2O to boost moisturizing power
❇ Contains chamomile extract to calm the skin
❇ Plantain extract improves the skin barrier by strengthening skin’s natural moisture layer
❇ Paraben-free, mineral oil-free, artificial fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable packaging, skin safety tested

Directions from the manufacturer:

After cleansing and toning, take one to two pumps of the emulsion and apply onto the skin as you would a regular lotion. Follow up with a thicker moisturizer on top if in need of extra hydration.

Ingredients:

Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Propanediol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Disodium EDTA, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Plantago Ovata Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Panthenol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Biotin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine, Cyanocobalamin

My experience:

E Nature Birch Juice Hydro Emulsion has pleasantly surprised me. I was using it as a daily moisturizer for few weeks now and finally sat down to write my thoughts on it on paper. Now that the air is more cold my skin has been lacking moisture above anything else. More cold it gets, more my skin is liking it. I prefer using it in pm care in the summer and will be using it am and pm throughought the winter.

 

The texture of this emulsion is weightless on skin and has gel consistency. It is opaque milky white in color and has a pleasant scent to it. The fluid is highly spreadable making is very efficient in long time use. After using it for nearly a full month of October I got 3/4 of a bottle left. So far so good. Essence absorbs well leaving my skin slightly dewy and very soft. It is definitely very hydrating. Ingredients are good too. There is a tad of silicone added to the mix mainly to lock in the moisture and I am happy that it is there. Added fragrance is very fresh in nature and is very pleasant, almost herbal.

 

If I would have to recommend it to specific skin types, I'd say oily skin is reacting better to it in more cold and dry weather. I did test it out in the summer but due to the dewiness I felt like it is more appropriate to keep it for time with more challenging weather conditions. If you have combination and dry skin, you would love this product and it could be used as all-year-rounder. People with very dry skin should be layering this one as it absorbs very quickly if your skin is screaming for moisture.

 

One severe down side for me is the price. Paying 30+$ for 150ml of product is a crime. Yes the packaging is minimalistic, beautiful, handy and sturdy. Yes, the product inside is good. But good is not divine, at least not on me. I have been sniffing round various skincare brands Korean or otherwise and all I can tell. You have to in love with it to justify the purchase. I would consider repurchasing it once on sale though...

watery gel texture
satin finish
Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben and sulfate free formulation
+ Contains vitamin C, squalane, vitamin E, panthenol, biotin, folic acid and lecithin
+ Watery light gel texture
+ Great packaging
+ Dewy/satin, non-oily finish on my skin
+ Lovely fresh bergamot alike scent
+ Moderately nourishing for my skin
+ Visible skin smoothing + glow increasing results on my skin
+ Great for all skin types

 

Cons:

– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Contains silicone
– Steep price

 

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: littlewonderland and haruharubeauty
❇ Internationally: Available at enature, amazon, sokoglam  and few other online retailers
❇ Price is 32-36€ per 120 ml plastic container with a pump depending on where you get it from

 

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?