Saturday Skin Review
Saturday Skin has been a sensation on Instagram from the K Beauty hype, as well as their super cute packaging. Who doesn’t love pink stuff? I, myself, also fell for it too. I ended up ordering the products I think I’ll get to use the most, from Cult Beauty. I went for the Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream, Balancing Act Skin Smoothing Lotion, Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist, and the Rise + Shine Purifying Cleanser.
First up, the Balancing Act Lotion. This is formulated like other Korean brand Lotions. Light and soft and is meant to be used after toner and after serum, but before cream. The texture will make you think it's runny, but its not.
Compared to other brand face lotions that I’ve used, this leans a bit richer, in which I mean it leaves more residue but feels super moisturizing. Most lotions I’ve used absorbed faster. I think this would suit dry skin and people who want more hydration. On another side, I think the bottle Is huge, so this wil llast you quite a long time.
Next, the Daily Moisturizing Cream, which I use after the Lotion. This one is advertised as a lightweight cream, which a presumed was to be used as a day cream. But don’t be fooled, you can actually use this as a night cream. The texture of the cream may appear runny and light, but oh man is it rich and moisturizing. It goes on light but I can tell this is actually thicker than most gel creams I’ve used. I can’t possible use this for a day cream for sure, but it’s perfect for night time. I just use this after the Lotion for extra hydration.
A good thing I like about this cream is the packaging. You push the lid down and the cream will pop up in a flower shape haha.
I love that brands are increasingly using this packaging because it’s very hygienic. Air and dirt can’t get in, which preserves the cream’s benefits. Another brand that uses this packaging is Drunk Elephant.
Next, the Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist. I’m not a fan of face mists, cause I don’t normally use them, but I got this one out of curiosity. To me, this is another face mist that boasts a lot of benefits, but I can’t really tell if it really works. I just use this to refreshen my face after cleansing when I don’t wanna put anything on just yet. Bottom line is it’s a nice mist with a cool packaging but nothing revolutionary.
On a side note, a face mist I find super revolutionary and just simply amazing is the Skin Inc Pure Onsen Water. This mist advertises that it contains pure onsen water from Japan. I’m not entirely sure what the benefits are, but I can FEEL it after I spray it on. It’s not normal water, its sth else in there that makes my skin feel super healthy. You have to try it to believe it. OK I’m getting sidetracked here but I wanna sat that if you’re gonna buy one face mist, it should be Skin Inc.
Lastly, the Rise + Shine Purifying Cleanser. Again, I’m not a big fan of foam cleanser, but I ordered this as an experiment. After using it, I still prefer my Indee Lee gel cleansers over this one, but I’m not saying this is a bad product. It’s just different preference.
One good thing I have to mention about this cleanser: a little goes a looooong way. Like you only need a tiny bit to foam your whole face. The first time I used it I ended up with a too much on my face and had to rinse it off. The second time I used it, I used about half, and it was still too much! I think this tube can last over a year if you use this amount haha. It’s really a cost worthy cleanse!
So there you have it, my honest opinion on the Saturday Skin products. I think it’s a nice skincare range, but no WOW factor. It maybe because I have tried other Korean skincare ranges that are just as good. I think you can find this quality from other brands as well, if you live in Asia.
I’m not saying these are bad, but just OK. If you want to try Korean skincare and like cut pink packaging, go for it, you won’t regret!