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Review | THE FACE SHOP THE THERAPY Toning Moisture Blending Formula Cream

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
I have recently made a major change in my skincare routine as I've been indulging my skin with more anti-ageing skincare products and I have to say that my skin has never been so well-moisturised though I have to admit that for the past few years ever since I've started using Korean skincare, I've only been using brightening skincare products that sometimes tends to dry out my skin. Then, in order to counter that dryness especially around the lower half of my facial area, I got myself a different moisturiser just to smooth out the dry patches. Then again, I still want to have a brightening skincare product that can help me to achieve that healthy, glowing and bright-looking skin. 


As I mentioned in my previous post, this product is a type of Blending Cream from THE FACE SHOP's THE THERAPY anti-ageing skincare line with brightening and tone-up function. A Blending Cream that is luxuriously moisturising anti-ageing cream that holds a blend of French Sea Water that is rich in mineral and natural Essential Oils extracted from Sandalwood, Avocado and Palmarosa; now added with Calamine Powder and Niacinamide to give the skin intense hydration, anti-ageing benefits and instant brightening effect. 

First, let's go a little bit into the basic details for this product. 

Product Description:

The premium ultra-moisturizing, anti-aging toning cream is a blend of natural essential oils and French sea water.
  • The ultra-moisturizing toning cream, formulated with French sea water and a blend of essential oils based on European beauty therapy, is a one-step skincare solution that provides anti-aging effects, intense hydration and revitalizing benefits.
  • The pink oil gel cream infused with mineral-rich French sea water and essential oils on the top with the toning cream combined with the toning cream on the bottom drenches skin with moisture and leaves it looking radiant.
  • The Fresh Pink-Oil Carrier method uses a low temperature to stabilize the pink powder and natural essential oils in the pink oil which helps produce glowing, moisturised skin.
How to Use: 
  • Mix the two layers just once before you use the cream for the first time. Using the spatula provided, combine the two layers for 10 seconds using a circular motion. Blending the cream by hand instead of using a mechanical process results in a coarse mixture with a unique soft texture that intensely moisturizes and adds glow to skin. 
  • Apply to face in the morning and at night after cream, working from center outwards. 
Capacity: 50ml

Packaging:


 


To my observation, basically the whole THE THERAPY skincare line comes in that creamy beige colour and there are different toners, serums and moisturisers for different type of skin within the line. For example, last year, during the first launch of these products, I bought the special set and got the First Serum and deluxe samples of Essential Tonic Treatment (toner) and Essential Formula Emulsion. I've tried all the products and I found both Essential toner and emulsion are actually too rich for my skin hence they went to my mum. I went back to the store early this month to get a toner, Hydrating Tonic Treatment which is lighter and much more suitable to my normal to oily skin


 


On one side of the box is a little bit of story on the blending method of the blending cream and on the other contains product description and of course, the ingredients list in English. Do note that the product is formulated without 7 additives (parabens, tart colorant, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil, talc, paraffin, polyacrylamide).

WATER, PROPANEDIOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL,  CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL, SEA WATER, HONEY EXTRACT, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) MEAL EXTRACT, ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT, CALAMINE, HYDROLYZED ALGIN, SUCROSE, BETAINE, SODIUM ACRYLATE, SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PANTHENOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, ISOHEXADECANE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONOL, C18-21 ALKANE, POLYSORBATE 80, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, SORBITAN OLEATE, ADENOSINE, TRIDECETH-6, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, THEOBROMA  CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, TRISODIUM EDTA, TIN OXIDE, DIETHYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE.


 


The product comes in a double-walled tub with a golden lid and at the outer rim of the opening, there's THE THERAPY being embossed on the golden rim. There's pink hues on the transparent outer wall of the tub with pinkish cream on the inner wall of the tub that house the product. It looks so pretty and classy on my vanity. I figured I'm definitely gonna keep this tub even after I finished it. 


 


Recently, I've been noticing Korean brands printing the expiring date instead of the manufacturing date on their products which is highly welcomed by me as some products have longer or shorter than 3 years of shelf lives. 

The product also comes with an inner lid with that cute petal holder attached to it so you can take the lid out easily. I do love products having inner lids as I just hate it to see the product spread all over the outer lid and makes lots of messes plus it's a waste of product, too!


 


Prior to using the product for the first time, you have to mix or hand-blending the top layer i.e. the pink oil-gel cream that contains Calamine Powder, natural Essential Oils and the French sea water; and the bottom layer of tone-up anti-ageing cream for about 10 seconds. These two layers form double layered formula that give a luxurious and soft texture that sets this tone-up cream apart of its predecessor, the Moisture Blending  Formula Cream. 


Application:


 


The cream actually looks pinkish on our naked eyes but once it is blended out, it gives that a really nice, subtle pinkish glow to the skin but naturally looking at the same time. 


 


Left: bare-faced. I'm just using my regular morning gel-moisturiser to prep my skin for this.
Right: I applied a pea-sized amount of the product all over my facial area. Ugh! Just look at those unforgiving panda eyes!




Here's my full makeup look with a matte cushion foundation for base and I set it with a mineral sebum-controlling loose powder. I could totally see that subtle tone-up effect and it's such a bonus that this tone-up cream doesn't interfere the cushion foundation semi-matte texture and this look lasted all morning through evening. 

Final verdict: 

Overall, I give this product 5/5. From the formulation, to the texture, finishes and how it holds really well even under makeup, it smoothes out my dry patches and above all, giving me that nice glow that I've always want to achieve with skincare and not makeup. 

I would love to recommend this to those of you aged 25 and above; who are looking for something in between skincare and makeup that is both giving intense moisture to your skin and that toning up effect or whether you just want to improve your overall looks of your skin by using a brightening skincare product as let's not forget that this product actually contains Niacinamide; an ingredient with brightening function. 

I guess that's all for now. Let me know what you think on this product and I'll be seeing you guys in my next post. Annyeong~



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