Review | THE FACE SHOP White Seed Spotlight Radiance Cream

Thursday, 19 October 2017
When it comes to Korean base makeup these days, it is more than just applying a cushion foundation and a primer together. There are colour-correcting base that even comes in cushion type of packaging, many types of primers that are not merely focusing on hydration level of the skin and so much more. All of that however, are makeup products and if you're someone like me who emphasise more on skincare and want to use less amount of makeup to achieve a healthy-looking skin then you're going to like this new cream from the THE FACE SHOP.


As mentioned in my previous post, White Seed is a basic brightening skincare targeting beauty enthusiasts aged 25 and below that uses white seed complex and 3-step real brightening system to keep skin bright and transparent. As the moisturiser from this skincare line is a cream with brightening function; this product shares the same concept with added instant brightening effect to skin complexion.

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

Product Description:

A radiance cream that illuminates your complexion like an instant spotlight.

  • Brighten your complexion with Spotlight Radiance Cream. Our cream containing white seed complex instantly hydrates skin and illuminates bare skin like an instant spotlight.
  • Brightens and moisturises dull, flaky skin. The cream containing hyaluronic acid and white willow extract that deliver moisturising effect and reveal a brighter and smoother complexion.
  • White Seed Complex contains GMO-free White Lupin Extract and Daisy Extract. The GMO-free white seed complex enables Spotlight Radiance Cream to infuse skin with the fresh effects of nature.
  • Formulated without 7 additives (parabens, tar colorant, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil, talc, polyacrylamide, paraffin)
How to Use: After applying lotion, dispense sufficient amount and spread over face from the centre out. 


Capacity: 50ml

Packaging:

 

The whole White Seed line products came in that cool grey colour box packaging with a very nice texture on the outer side of it. There's basic information printed at the front and if you're unfamiliar with Korean makeup, this is a kind of product that being referred to as tone-up cream; a cream that gives an instant brightening up effect on your skin that usually one or two tones lighter than your natural skin tone.


 

There is of course the product description printed on the side of the box (both in English and French) and on the lid, there's the brand emblem embossed on it.

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, BETAINE, NIACINAMIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PANTHENOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT, BELLIS PERENNIS (DAISY) FLOWER EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, DIMETHICONOL, POLYSORBATE 80, C18-21 ALKANE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TRIDECETH-6, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, SORBITAN OLEATE, TRISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), FRAGRANCE.

  

Now, onto the tub that the product comes in! The tub basically is a double-walled type of packaging with soft grey colour and silver lid. Thankfully, the cream comes with a spatula which is so important when it comes to hygiene. Make sure to wash and dry it properly and regularly to ensure the product's freshness.

 

Do note that moisturisers are usually can be used within 12 months after opened. There's the Expiration Date printed at the bottom of the tub and it comes with that cute white inner lid with a bunny ear to take it out.


The cream is actually in that pretty peachy pink pastel colour. With one look you might think that this is merely a pink or peach base makeup product that usually applied after primer or before your cushion foundation but the creamy texture of this product definitely gives you a different vibe. Why? Check out my swatches below!

 

As you can see in the left photo, the product applied so well and even. It gives an instant brightening effect but still naturally-looking and far off from that ghost-looking white cast. Only a small amount of product needed to cover the whole facial area so if you got a little extra scooped out, not to worry as you can definitely apply some  for your neck, decolletage, even your hands that are exposed as much as your face actually.


Application:

 

Left: Cleansed, toned and lotioned bare face. Right: Applied one layer of the cream. 
Photos are taken indoors with daylight on top of my head. I got some comments on my Instagram to do mugshot instead of my classic half-faced. haha

As you can see, the cream gives me that bright-looking complexion, with non-greasy, breathable, smoother and overall, it actually helps with my skin's yellowness as it naturalises my skin tone thanks to its peachy colour.


Here's my full makeup look with my usual semi-matte cushion foundation and set with a mineral sebum-controlling loose powder. I just love how this gives me that brightened up complexion. The finishing of the cream doesn't interfere with my cushion foundation finishing as it stays semi-matte all day. For point makeup, I went with also a peachy pinkish blusher and lipstick. What do you think? I do like this slightly more feminine than my usual look. 

Final verdict: 

Overall, I give this 4.5/5. A minor half point deducted merely because this cream is slightly less hydrating that I expect it to be especially these days my cheek area is drier compared to the rest of my facial area but rest assured as with a little extra amount of lotion prior application of this cream, all is good and my T-zone area doesn't turn oily-looking midday and I don't see my dry patches appearing along my jawline as well.



I would love to recommend this product for those of you aged 25 and below or those who are looking for tone-up product infused with skin brightening benefits that come from natural plant extracts. This product is also ideal for those of you who love no-makeup makeup look as this cream works great underneath your favourite sunscreen. I actually tried several types of sunscreen; from sebum-controlling sunscreen to sun cream for those with dry skin, the cream still gives that brightening effect and doesn't change the performance of those sunscreens. Just top it all off with a loose powder and your favourite point makeup items, you're good to go!



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RM131.33 (Inc. 6% GST)

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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