December 15, 2009

Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Jelly Cream Review

So dudes….I’m so into the Skinfood Lettuce and Cucumber Collection at the moment.  It’s totally taking over my skin life and making it so normal!   It’s pretty much Winter here in my little city and the harsh New York air should be getting busy around this time making my cheeks patchy, my middle brow area flaky, and other fun dry skin havoc.

But I beat that!

So far I’ve tried two items from the Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber line and it’s totally making my skin behave normal. No patchy dry skin, no flakes…this must be what it feels like to have normal skin!

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Last week I reviewed the Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Drop Essence Serum. Now the serum is actually a primary treatment prior to applying what I’ll be reviewing for you today, Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Jelly Cream.

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Ok….so quickie service interruption.

I got a few questions about dry skin going on here and I wanted to say my skin is all kinds of dry in the Winter. Many of you took one look at this collection and proceeded to e-mail to tell me NO way is that going to cure dry skin.

So true….I totally agree. When I first seen the products I was like, “eh? What? Nope, no way!”

Honestly, the formula is so light it doesn’t seem exactly like something that would cure my dry skin. My go to product for curing the dry skin woes in the Winter is Steam Cream so I was pretty shocked that I didn’t need a rich moisturizer to get great results.

Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Water Jelly Cream is just that, a gel moisturizer. The formula is a cooling gel cream that applies wet and absorbs easily into skin. Honestly, it’s been around two weeks or more since I started using both the serum and the cream and I’ve seen killer results on my dry skin. I love the fact that I don’t need to slather a ton of rich, heavy cream on my face to see beautiful results. I use this in the AM only as I do favor a heavier formula for night time use. The formula sinks in perfectly leaving behind cooled, refreshed skin that’s makeup ready.

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I love that I don’t have to work hard to get it to absorb, I love that it doesn’t make my face or hands greasy and oily feeling, I love that it creates a smooth, flawless finish to my skin, I love that it’s been keeping the dry skin at bay and making my skin more normal. No oily forehead, no dry patches on my cheeks, no flakes between my brows….

Overall, for the price point I couldn’t be happier. Skin Food is available exclusively in Korea but I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it on E-bay and Sasa, of course not at retail price sadly. I paid retail which was around $10 bucks probably? I think the cream is actual worth $25 or more for what it’s done for my skin. I’m looking forward to using this in the Summer as the formula is so light and refreshing I think it’ll be ideal for the warmer months as well as the Winter ones.

If you’re interested the Singapore Skin Food site is in English (so is the Korean one but it’s easier to navigate for first timers if you’re presented with an all English site) so you can check out the line just don’t go by the prices as they are considerably higher in ‘pore than they are in Korea.

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.

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  • Mandy

    Now I really want to get it! The weather’s been making my skin and dry, patchy, and flakey.

    I saw on the site that there’s a Water drop essence and a Water jelly essence, do you know what the different between the two are?

  • rachel

    i have this >__<
    i bought this like 2 months ago thinking i needed a new moisturizer for the winter and i heard good reviews about this…..
    i have dry skin, and i thought this would be good.
    but it broke me out!!!!! D:
    it was a bit moisturizing…..but i had to stop using it because it broke me out T___T

    • the Muse

      oh no rachel! that stinks 🙁 damn. so sorry it didn’t work on you! So far so good but than again my skin rarely breaks out…it’s bulletproof haha!

  • Melissa

    I wonder if this might make my combo/dry skin happy? I’ll have to check for next sasa order.

  • SheLovesHK

    This product sounds interesting. Might try it although I am a bit hesistant that it won’t work for my very dry skin!

    • the Muse

      hi sheloves!

      I’m pretty dry too, cursed dry skin! So far so good 😀 I’m trying to decide if it’s this, the new night cream I am using, or my retesting with a clarisonic skincare brush or a combination of them all 😀 but so far it’s a winner for me!

  • Jiawen

    Ooo!! I have this one too!! I love how refreshing it feels when I put it on! It’s like splashing cool water on the face. One of my favorite products 🙂 Makes me want to try all the products that Skinfood offers >_<.

    • the Muse

      omg me too jiawen it’s what convinced me that I should be indulging more in skin food. I have only a few pieces but I’m convinced I need more skin food now ;-D

    • the Muse

      linda you can wear foundation over any moisturizer…kinda would be pointless if you couldn’t 🙂

  • Saanjh

    haha I live RIGHT next to the department store that sells SkinFood 🙂 i count myself so lucky 😀
    I love this moisturizer, i use it night and day and it leaves my skin so soft and radiant that I’m like… “no way this is that pimply rough sandpaper I used to have on my face a week ago” in the mornings when I wake up.
    Muse, have you tried the Parsley and Mandarin Emulsion? It’s an absolute MustHave for me — if you’re looking for a light, yet hydrating wake-me-up that leaves your skin clear, smooth and radiant, then immediately ask someone to get you this. It’s seriously skin heaven in a bottle.
    I also really recommend the Eggplant Soft Stick Shadows in terms of SkinFood makeup as they are unbelievably creamy and longwearing. I use Peach as a highlight and I never fail to get compliments on my eyes 🙂
    Augh darn, I just realised my store doesn’t sell the cleansing oils… come to think about it, no one in S’pore sells SkinFood cleansing oils. Darn 🙁 I was really looking forward to the Grapeseed one 🙁 shoot.
    Well forgive me for blabbing but I just hauled in a lot of SkinFood and just wanted to share the joy 🙂 i’m always this way about hauls.

  • F^^

    do you recommend this for summer or winter??
    if for winter wouldn’t you get a cold shock from its cooling sensation or..?? I’m thinking of buying one 😉
    thanx for you sweet help ;P

  • Jessica

    hii.. i wonder which one will you choose if you have to choose between this one and moistfull from etude?
    I get confused to choose ^^

  • lin

    i actually layer it up 😀

    Toner > water drop jelly > water drop essence > water gel cream~