Hello, Happy Huesday!
Today I will be reviewing two serums from a Korean skincare brand, Eleven Huesday. Eleven Huesday is a trademark of TMC Korea a company that specializes in trading, marketing, and consulting company for aesthetic & medical industry. With that experience they have researched and created their own skincare line so that the users are able to get the professional results at home. I really like the sound of their company’s expertise in the beauty industry. I was sent two out of the four serums in the 11 Huesday Ultradeep Finest Serum line from the K-Beauty Expo to review, which are the Antioxidant Aging Barrier serum and Anti-Stress Recover serum. All the serums come in the same dropper bottle. I really like the aesthetic of the labels, it has a 60s beauty vibe to it.
Antioxidant Aging Barrier
This is best and most recommended serum. It is said to have an…
- Anti-oxidant effect and enhancement of skin recuperative power
- Dual skin barrier for moisturizing
- Activation of collagen for enhancement of elasticity
The liquid is clear and has a viscous slippery texture that feels light and absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling. It has a light-ish powdery floral scent, not a huge fan. The main ingredients includes a multi-peptide mixture, EGF, and salmon DNA.
What are peptides and EGF?
Collagen is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain. When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These are the tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits. The multi peptide brew in the Antioxidant Aging Barrier serum includes Nicotinoyl Tripeptide-1 is a antioxidant that gives skin vitality, soothes and protects. The next two peptides are Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 that helps with hydration, wrinkle care, and skin elasticity. The last peptide is Tripeptide-29 that aids collagen synthesis, smooths wrinkles, and fights aging.
Epidermal Growth Factor or EGF for short is a polypeptide that helps skin heal faster and increase collagen production. It sounds great, but it’s a controversial ingredient because if used too much on healthy skin then it can over produce skin cells causing a similar effect to psoriasis.
The Antioxidant Aging Barrier serum also has added salmon DNA (salmon sperm…Yay?!) which helps with skin rejuvenation through increasing elasticity and hydration. It also helps production of hyaluronic acid.
Thoughts on the Serum
I haven’t seen any drastic results, but I do like using it in my skincare routine. It’s very gentle and because it absorbs into the skin quickly I feel like I’m not even putting it on, if you get what I mean. It just disappears after a few circular rubs. The 30 ml/1 fl oz bottle cost 52,000KRW so it’s not cheap.
Anti-Stress Recover Serum
This serum is a soothing SOS serum for troubled skin caused by the polluted external environment and stress. Here are some of the highlights of the serum.
- Soothing and trouble care
- Pure and natural medicinal plants
- No artificial fragrance
The serum has a thicker consistency compared to the AAB serum and it has a milky cast to it. There is no added fragrance which is great! The finish is not sticky and absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves the skin feeling very soft.
This serum contains pure natural patented ingredient, NAFLEX 1 and bee venom water. Bee venom is used cosmetically to ‘fool’ the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung. This causes the body to direct blood towards the area and stimulates the production of the naturally-occurring chemicals collagen and elastin. I thought it would sting my face but it didn’t have that effect. Phew.
It contains Neem oil that helps calm skin inflammation. The NAFLEX 1 ingredient is a mix of herbs used in oriental medicine. It includes polygonum multiflorum (Fo-ti), peony root, Korean angelica root, Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese cinnamon, and licorice root that all helps soothe, disinfect, and re-energize the skin.
Thoughts on the Serum
I honestly like this one better than the AAB serum. I reach for it more than I do the other. It has no smell and I just like how soft my skin feels after. Also, I feel that after a stressful day at work, hormones, and living in polluted Seoul, my skin feels much relaxed after I use it. The 30 ml/1 fl oz bottle cost 42,000KRW.
You can purchase the 11 Huesday products on their website at www.11huesday.com