Review | THE FACE SHOP Flebote White Crystal Effect Essence

Thursday 2 January 2014
Hello, beautiful people! it's the end of the week already and how's your 2014 so far? For me, I'm still in 2013 as I wrote the date on my exam paper wrongly yesterday. haha 

Anyway, as I mentioned in the previous post, today I'm going to review the next item from the Flebote White Crystal line which is the most expensive among others, the Effect Essence.

Product Description: Taken from the box.

86% improvement in skin pigmentation and 81% improvement in skin brightness.

A brightening essence with nano liposome of Korean White Pine and Mulberry Tree Extracts absorbs into skin quickly and inhibit formation of melanin. Additions of Opuntia Tuna Fruit Extract and Saffron extracts promote skin metabolism for brighter, even toned complexion.
What is Korean White Pine?
It's an evergreen tree native to korea that has prized since ancient times for its unchanging green colour. Rich in resveratrol, an excellent anti-oxidant and skin brightener, this unique ingredient specially developed by THE FACE SHOP laboratory, provides skin with last long lasting brightness and glow.

What is Saffron?
Saffron is a rare plant grown in the clean snows of beautiful, pristine Tibetan highlands, 5000m above sea level. It's Flebote's key ingredient that protects skin from free radicals and activates skin metabolism for improved clarity and resilience. 

Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Xylitol, Arbutin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Polymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate,  Pinus Strobus Bark Extract, Ceramide 3, Opuntia Tuna Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Crocus Sativus Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Methylpropanediol, Methylparaben and Fragrance. 

Vol.: 40ml/1.35 fl. oz. 


How to use: 
After cleansing and toning, pump once to dispense the product and apply for the whole area. 


Actually, as you definitely can't see it clearly from above photo, there's hologram-like fonts used on the box. Quite tricky to take photo for this one! 

As shown here, use to product within 12 months after opening. Use the product right after dispense.

As for the bottle, like the Brightening Skin Toner's, it's in the same grey and white hues with silver labeling. The bottle for this one is actually like 3/4 of the height of the toner's bottle . Well, it houses a merely 40ml product. Of course it should be smaller, right?

The back of the bottle. 

Different pump compared to toner's pump. After this product is finished, I screw it opened, and found there's no straw-like thing inside. Just the pump. I think it's quite interesting. :) I forgot to take photo for that. I will update later. hehe


As for the packaging, again I'm neutral about it. It's minimalistic which I love but I still think it's not much of an impact. But it does look elegant. Like I mentioned in previous post, 'mature, elegant 30 years old woman'. Especially with the silver touch on the bottle. 

Score: 3.5/5

The consistency is like gel. it doesn't run, small amount of product like this can cover the whole facial area. 

To me, this is my very first essence product and from what I know, some Korean cosmetics brands having different essence and serum while some define essence and serum in similar manner, but for this one THE FACE  SHOP named this product as Effect Essence. So, essence it is. 

I love the texture and the scent (though it's fragrance) and it doesn't break me out, doesn't make my face oilier, as this product is the most highlighted item from the line ( I think) so I guess this product really works in brightening up my face, and evens out my skin tone. Pigmentation due to sunburn are now less than before, and this product even lessen the pigmentation around my acne scars. 

This product doesn't make my skin dry or anything cause this is whitening/brightening product after all. but one thing about this product that I was hoping for it to help but NOT is my pores. Not until I use my Etude House Wonder Pore line, this product just ignoring my pores. Sigh

Final verdict: 4/5. If you ask me, yes this products works with my skin. My complexion is so much better than before. I would recommend if you guys have the same skin like me. Do get samples from the THE FACE  SHOP counters and try before you decide. So lucky as I tried my mom's before buying this one. hehe But will I repurchase? I want to but as I went to THE FACE  SHOP stores yesterday, this item has sold out in all 3 stores that I went. Sigh. But I'm asking my cousin to get some stuffs before coming back to Malaysia 2 weeks from now so I'm looking forward to get the new stuffs. :D

Again, I will post my skin photos after I'm done reviewing the whole line of products which are perfect for women who want to get into let's say, mature modelling?

Now, this product is retailed at RM125.90 and I got this during THE FACE  SHOP 10th Anniversary Sale on Mid September last year so I get 15% discount plus as I spend above RM300, I got lots of freebies. I love the Strawberry Hand & Body Chiffon Cream that my favourite BA in KL Festival Mall recommended to me! Will review that soon!

So that's it for today's review! I'll be reviewing the Emulsion next so until next post, annyeong!

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