Korean goodies: Skinfood Glacier Water Multi Gel review
Today I'm reviewing Skinfood Glacier Water Multi Gel and I must say I find it hard to figure out what kind of product this is. If it hadn't been for the fact that I'd read the instructions saying that I'm supposed to use it after a toner I would have believed it to actually be a toner in a gel form. However, according to the manufacturer it is not. Here's what we can see on the label:
Pacifies skin.Contains mineral such as oxygen, potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesiumRecommended for sensitive skin and rich sebum skin.
[How to use]
¢º Face: After using multi-toner, apply a moderate mount around your face. Dry skin users must use this product more like a sleeping pack.
¢º Body: Apply an abundant amount on dry areas
Interesting, isn't it?
Well, the sample was much too small to use it on my body so I focused on my face. The substance inside is a strongly scented clear gel, which for me this is an advantage cause I like the fragrance a lot. Reminds me of a perfume I had years ago, just can't figure out which one it was.
Upon application the gel turns very watery and absorbs within seconds, leaving my skin feeling fresh and smooth. There's no greasy or dewy finish, I suppose this product is oil free. It left my oily skin beautifully matte, which is unusual in the summer.
My problem is whether I should leave it like this or follow with a cream. Normally Korean essence or serum is more than enough to moisturise my face, in the morning I don't really use any creams afterwards cause my make-up would definitely melt. Before sleep I do treat my skin with something richer. I'm wondering whether this gel could be followed straightaway with a foundation or a BB cream cause in this case it would make an excellent make-up base for owners of oily skin. But on the other hand this gel might be lacking in moisturising, nutritive and anti-wrinkle elements to make it a decent morning moisturiser for daily use. But the vision of successful sebum control is definitely tempting.
I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone with dry skin cause it does feel quite drying. It would need to be followed with a rich moisturiser for sure. The instruction that drier skin types should use this gel as a sleeping pack is very accurate. Small amount of the gel would very definitely be insufficient.
I'm tempted to get this gel full size together with the toner which I haven't had the opportunity to try out yet. What I like about this gel is that it's a versatile product appropriate for my skin type and sold in a huge 300ml bottle which resembles a typical mineral water bottle.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a sample for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.