Skincare has been a great focus of mine so far this year. I’m always on the look out for great new skincare – serums, eye creams, face creams, you name it!
One brand that’s been making highlights on Instagram was Kosmea and I was lucky enough to be sent their signature serum and eye cream to trial*.
Let’s admire the packing first shall we? The simple blue and white design is very understated and absolutely elegant visually. The bottle inside the cardboard box mirrors the same simple design.
Eight Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum
This is a great light weight serum that aims at fighting the visible signs of ageing. I love this buttercup yellow colour serum that helps with luminosity and targeting fine lines and wrinkles. I did experience a little bit of tingling during application (more noticeable at the start of this journey as compared to now); I believe this is because the ingredients were fighting the big fight against my (developing) laugh lines. I can’t imagine a world without laughter, so I’m going to continue laughing and using any product I can to help fight the lines.
This serum comes in an airless pump, which is great because it reduces the amount of contact with bacteria and contaminants with the serum; thereby keeping the integrity of the product longer. The product smells like Rosehip Oil (one of the ingredients) that doesn’t feel too overwhelming to the nose. The serum smooths well onto the skin and sinks in immediately. My parched skin drinks it up easily.
Ingredients taken off the website:
Water (Aqua),Rosa Eglanteria (Rose Hip) Seed Oil*, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract (Myoxinol™), Dextrin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Polyglyceryl-3- Polyricinoleate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid Potassium Sorbate, Linalool Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Citral
Apple of My Eye Cream
I love, LOVE the name of this cream (marketing win!). Like I mentioned before, I love to see the lighter side of life. This does result in lines developing at the corner of my eyes. So, I like my eye cream to battle the lines.
The applicator is a funny one with this product in that it’s really unique. I’m so used to the airless pumps and the droppers that at first I didn’t know what to make of this applicator. If you look at it closely, it looks like a tiny spoon with a hole on the back. The shape of the applicator is perfect for smoothing product into the eye area. The instructional pamphlet says to apply the product twice a day using the applicator and then pat in with fingers.
The cream is a pale yellow shade (a paler version of the serum) and it definitely tingles a couple of seconds after application. There is a faint scent of rosehip oil in the eye cream too, but it hasn’t been a big bother for me – I love the smell of rosehip oil. I haven’t noticed too much of a difference to my eye area except that it looks hydrated and some of the darkness under my eyes are fading away. I will definitely need to continue this cream long term to see the full effect on the skin under my eyes. I only wish I took some before photos to compare for a proper evaluation.
Ingredients taken off the website:
Water (Aqua), Rosa Eglentaria (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Glycerin, Tocopherol(Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Camellia sinesis (white tea) leaf extract*, Beta-Carotene, Xanthan gum, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum**, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Geraniol
From the simply designed packaging to the fun names (and most importantly, the results I’ve seen on my face), these are really good skincare items. My skin has a little bit of luminosity from the face serum and my eyes look less tired. The fragrance is mild and it didn’t bother me one bit. The skin under my eyes need a bit more TLC, so I will keep using the eye cream as the results seem promising.
Hey, if I can cheat looking like I’ve had more than 4 hours of sleep and gallons of water to drink, sign me up! I only wish I took a “before” photo prior to using these products. Next up on my purchase list is their toner.
Have you tried Kosmea products before? Which of these products appeal to you?