March 8, 2010

The Skin Food Fresh Juice C Cream Review

Note to self:

Dear self,

You so do not need more skin care products, try to refrain.

Your self.

P.S. You are SO gorgeous!

Helpful hint: Whenever you’re writing to yourself remember to boost your ego with tons of kind compliments, even if they aren’t true.

I’ve tossed in my The Skin Food Lettuce and Cucumber Collection while I test out The Skin Food Fresh Juice C Collection. What? I have no shame! I’d cheat on my own husband (if I had one) for another skincare product if I had to!


I know, I know, you’ve probably noticed I’m slightly off my normal, “Lush skincare will save your skin life” campaign but I can’t help it, I just really love on Skin Food lately.

The Skin Food Fresh Juice C Collection caught my interested because it promises to whiten my skin. You know promising to whiten my skin is like promising world peace to this Muse, quite important and sometimes impossible.

The range consists several key pieces that contain Vitamin C-rich fruit complex and nano-engineered Vitamin C Derivatives which promise to lighten the skin while revitalizing it.

Yeah…well…not so much.

I guess I haven’t used it long enough to see any long term results but as of a month I haven’t really noticed much in the way of whitening so let’s not purchase this simply for that reason.

Today I’ll be reviewing the Skin Food Fresh Juice C Cream. Fresh Juice C Cream is actually the last step in the collection as you’ll be using an emulsion, toner, and serum prior to ending with the cream.

The cream comes housed in a darling little pot with a screw top lid. As with most Skin Food moisturizers it’s a gel based and a very light formula. It has a common scent that many Korean creams sport when associated with “fruit”. It’s a little difficult to explain but it is fruity, slightly citrus, and a tad sweet. Quite nice really. The moisturizer absorbs fairly easy into skin and doesn’t feel tacky or sticky as per some gel creams. It’s probably a bit too light for very dry skin but should be suitable for normal to combination skin types and perhaps even oily due to the lightness of the product.

My skin did take a moment to adjust to this as first few uses I got tiny little pimps around my chin and forehead. This is abnormal to say the least considering I never break out. I let this small break out clear up and proceeded to try again and so far, so good. Sadly, after testing for quite a while now I haven’t seen brighter, whiter skin. I like how to cream absorbs beautifully well, I like how pretty it smells, but it doesn’t seem to have any other added benefits aside from that.

Overall, it might make a nice light, moisturizer for Summer but aside from that I’m not seeing any great benefits of using it and I probably won’t purchase it again in the future after I’m done. I could change my mind at a later date but so far I’m left feeling a little disappointed.

The Skin Food is a Korean brand and not sold within the US however the Skin Food Singaporean site ships worldwide however pricing is considerably higher compared to original retail. Check out E-bay for better deals.

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.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Nia

    Ah, so I do not have to cheat on my current face care love La Roche-Posay.

    How are you Muse? Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey nia!!!!!! MWAH! How are you? Fab weekend thanks and yours?! You can prob stick to what you love, this isn’t making my millennium at the moment 😀

  • JoElla

    Oh Muse you bad bad girl! I am so wanting all of these goodies from far away you keep telling me about!

    • the Muse

      hehe joella 😀 You can find nice deals on E-bay hun for sure if you wanna explore skin food 🙂

  • Jiniya

    The Fresh Juice name caught my eye when I saw it on eBay.. I wanted to try it, but not for it’s whitening properties, just its name. XD My skin is pretty resilient too, hardly every breaks out.. but when I first tried the Agave Cactus toner and emulsion, my chin got itchy and I saw some small reddish bumps. They went away overnight, though. Used it a second time and they didn’t come back. Strange.

    Your other reviews convinced me to try the lettuce and cucumber line (which is what drew me into Skin Food to begin with)!! Can’t wait! 🙂 Thanks for your wonderful reviews!

    • the Muse

      jiniya that was one thing that had me as well plus the whitening helps 😀 same here for Fresh Juice wasn’t all out pimples but sort of a rash like and a bit of a breakout. Mine went away within a day or so as well. I guess your skin needs a little adjustment to it 😀 You’re most welcome! You’re going to love the L&C it’s a very nice collection and has become HG for me!

  • Chung

    You should check out the Skinfood’s tomato line. It promises to whiten as well (because it contains arbutin).

    • the Muse

      I have it Chung 😀 Haven’t tested yet though as I’ve been busy with this but it’s def in my tester box 🙂

      • Chung

        I should have known XD! I heard the tomato has worked for some people on Soompi so I’ll be curious to see whether it’s worked for you as well.

        • the Muse

          chung def moving on to it soon 😀 as I heard some great raves as well 😀

          • Christina

            Miss Muse please do try and review the tomato line soon!

            I love the L&C range but I’m running out of the toner, and thinking of repurchasing it or the tomato line (:

          • the Muse

            def trying christina 😀 so much skincare/beauty so little time lol!

  • aimee

    i like reading ur reviews on makeup alot. you try so many diff products!

    but im wondering do you take into consideration about the ingredients for skincare?
    ie. the masses think lavender and camomile are good for the skin, but they are actually irritants

    i would love to try asian skin care but there aren’t enough reviews including ingredients. (my skin is super easily irritated and sensitive)

    • the Muse

      hi aimee thanks so much for reading my reviews. No sadly I do not take any of that into consideration as my skin rarely breaks out or reacts badly to product. Sorry I don’t have ingreds on reviews particularly asian ones as most cases it’s not written in English. The pictures, writing the review, uploading, and editing take alot of time already so I sadly can’t sit and type on the ingredients too 🙂 that would make alot more work for me. If it’s any help many websites list the ingreds for you so if you see my review here visit the site and see the ingredients list. I hope this helps.

  • Jones

    Haha! That sounds like a letter that I would write to myself too! I don’t have any experience of Skinfood but it seems like a really interesting brand. Would you recommend some of the other Skinfood products?

    P.S Thanks for a great blog!

  • MeganeLady

    I tried out the other one, the Fresh Juice E cream.
    Like what you said, I didn’t really see the anti-wrinkle effect that it promised but it’s balanced enough to make my combination skin happy and doesn’t irritate the skin