SkinFood Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence Review

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I swear most bloggers (and perhaps readers too!) would look down their noses at me for reviewing skincare within a week or two of testing it out but that’s how the Muse rolls.

In all seriousness my skin is like a bulletproof vest. I can pretty much test out anything and not break out. I imagine if I took to slathering acid on my face I’d probably be quite alright. That’s just how my skin is. So of course I do declare that I can pretty much get a feel for a moisturizer within first use. I can make a snap decision on the spot if I love it or if I hate it after first use.

My experience with Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence was a quickie I love you, I can’t live without you situation.


Skin Food is a Korean Brand available within Korea, I should sob so hard that I have to go through so much trouble to get my hands on it as it’s slowly worming it’s way into my heart with many a must have product.

Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence is a water-based serum that relaxes tired skin and is enriched with lettuce and cucumber extracts, collagen, and vitamins. It’s supposed to provide long lasting hydration while maintaining moisture retention on your skin.

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Now I did say supposed up above didn’t I? Let’s change that to it does indeed provide long lasting hydration and maintains moisture throughout the day making my dry, tired skin breath a sigh of absolute relief.

I can honestly see this complete line becoming staple products for me as it’s awesome particularly if you suffer from dry skin. Strangely enough the formula is not heavy nor is it rich. Most products that are meant for dry skin tend to lean towards being heavier and richer this is the exact opposite. It’s a gel-like formula that’s extremely light and refreshing. First try I was thinking, “yea right this is so NOT going to do anything for my dry, flaky skin”. After nearly two weeks of use I’m a convert. It’s light formula has successfully made my skin almost normal. My forehead isn’t oily, between my brows is not flaking, my cheeks aren’t patchy and dry, my skin is simply dewy and fresh throughout the entire day!

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Since this is a serum I do follow up with Skinfood Lettuce & Cucumber Jelly Cream (review coming soon). The combination of the two products keeps my skin in beautiful shape. I imagine this will easily replace my regular moisturizer and I’ll be indulging further in other items from the line.

Overall, I’d say this was absolutely incredible especially for the price tag (Under $10 USD). I’m hopeful it’s light formula will also work well into the Summer months. My idea of taming dry skin is always about heavier creams, lotions, and potions, but Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence has changed my mind completely.

Truly incredible and Muse Approved for purchase.

Although not available in the US I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it on E-bay for as little as $14.99. In my humblest it’s worth that or a little higher.

Loves it!

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

  • 12/9/09 13:28 Jamie:

    yay~~ Muse there’s a reason I love your blog so much :)
    I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while now, but do you think I ccan use this under Skinfood’s Gingko BB cream during the day time?


    • 12/9/09 13:29 the Muse:

      hey jamie!

      aw shucks thanks darlin’! Sure why not. I use BB Cream daily and this is fine for that. Wait for it to dry down of course prior to doing your face as it stays dewy for a sec or two :)


  • 12/9/09 18:12 Mandy:

    Oh this review would have really helped me out a couple of days ago. My skin has been all flaky and weird since the cold weather in NY set in
    Do you think this will work in the summer for combination/oily skin?


    • 12/10/09 10:38 the Muse:

      Hey Mandy! Same prob here. New York is always harsh on my skin! I dunno I haven’t had the chance to use in the Summer months but I hope so :)


  • 12/9/09 19:40 Emily:

    Muse! I’m so thrilled you reviewed another Skinfood product because I’m having a coworker haul me some stuff from Korea over the winter holidays and I wanted to ask your opinion about what to get! This Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence sounds lovely (I think I will ask for it!), and I plan on asking for the Salmon Eye Concealer and the Salmon Under Eye Powder (or whatever they’re called), but I was wondering if there are any other skincare or makeup products you highly recommend from Skinfood? It’s soooo cheap in Korea, so I want to haul as much as my poor coworker is willing to bring back! Thanks in advance for any suggestions :)


  • 12/9/09 20:25 Tina Matuchniak:

    Hmm, I wonder if some of the Asian markets might carry this . . . ? Only one way to find out, right? :)


    • 12/10/09 9:31 the Muse:

      Good Luck Tina hope you come across it. I haven’t seen skin food in any sadly :( Sasa carries some of the line online :)


    • 1/11/10 7:34 Ceriene:

      They do! As far as I’ve seen, there are Skinfood stores and counters in cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing. All of which carry this product. 😀


      • 1/14/10 20:46 the Muse:

        yup Ceriene 😀 for sure. now we need the US one :)


  • 12/9/09 21:53 TerriB:

    Will this replace your Steamcream???!!! *Gasp*


    • 12/10/09 9:30 the Muse:

      haha terri nope steamcream stays on my vanity and is always used every single night 😀 love that stuff!


  • 12/9/09 22:36 Ivo:

    Hi Muse,

    I’ve tried the Skinfood Lettuce & Cucumber Water Drop Essence too. And I’m loving it. However I think Skinfood Water in Pear Essence has more hydrating properties. I recommend you to try it!


    • 12/10/09 9:27 the Muse:

      Will do Ivo! Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I’m on it!


  • 12/9/09 23:44 Christina:


    I have been lurking around your blog for quite a while.. sorry for not point any comment earlier.

    I would just like to add that I love this line of products as well! I got them in the mail a few days ago, and have been surprised at how the product sinks into my skin instead of lying on it. (:


    • 12/10/09 9:25 the Muse:

      hey christina that’s quite alright I’m glad you decided to comment today! I was impressed at how well they just sink in without feeling heavy on my face or feel as if it’s laying on my skin. incredible stuff! getting the massage gel, emulsion, and mist next 😀


  • 12/22/09 3:36 Jin:

    Hello Muse!
    Long ago, I tried a sample sachet of this and liked the smell, but that was all. Skinfood isnt exactly the cheapest here so I don’t buy their products. Do you think this would work on oily skin? Mine’s oily but has recently felt like both the sahara desert and at other times, the usual oil slick it is @__@ (prolly due to me going swimming)


    • 12/22/09 15:35 the Muse:

      hi jin! not oily I don’t think hun but you can see. It’s quite a nice light moisturizer but it may feel slick on oily skin. Skinfood has an entire line of product for oily skin perhaps you might want to go with that :)


  • 10/31/10 17:31 Tracy:

    Hey Muse !
    I was wondering, what’s the different between essence and emulsion ? Because Skin food offers both products, and I dont know which one to pick !
    Thanks !


    • 11/1/10 11:55 the Muse:

      Hi Tracy.

      Essential emulsion, essence, and moisturizer are the same thing but the formula’s are a tad different. Emulsion is more of a lighter texture. Asian’s typical use emulsion first as a prep for other skincare items. You don’t really need it to be honest, it’s just an extra step in skincare but regardless I tend to embrace it when using Asian skincare items. Essence is a stronger moisturizer but still as thin as emulsion. This you only use a little of and allow to sink in well prior to apply your normal moisturizer which will run a bit thicker than the prior two.
      The Lettuce Skincare System and most Skin Food skincare is meant to be applied in 5 steps so you actually need to purchase all of them to get the entire benefit.

      Hope this helps!


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