Troiareuke In Depth Product Review- ‘Pimples Be Gone!’ ACSEN Selemix Serum

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This is going to be a lengthy and detailed review on three Troiareuke products. I separated each product into 3 post because all together it was too long. So at the bottom there are links to the other two products! I hope that will be helpful for you guys to read and navigate.

This brand is a branch from a bigger company called MK Universal. They have other spa brand products and spa services including Troipeel. I was gifted the Acsen Oil Cut Cleansing, Acsen Selemix Serum, and the Skin Complex Formula (H+ Cocktail Anti-Trouble Formula Ampoule) from the brand. I was first introduced to the brand at the Seoul Blogger Brunch that I attended in September this year. I knew that they were a spa brand and many of their clients go to treat acne and different skin problems. I was also gifted the Acsen UV Protector Essence, but I haven’t tried it yet since I have so many sunscreens open right now. Anyway, let’s get on with the review.

What’s with the name and what’s this brand about?

Troi-are-uke is a mouthful to say at first but after a while it rolls off the tongue. On their website they explain that -areuke means beginning in Greek, and with that they came up with ‘Troiareuke’ -the beginning with of prescription skincare cosmetics. They are proud of their 1:1 skincare prescription. I actually did a small survey and was matched with the Selemix Serum when they contacted me. They also take a holistic approach to skincare taking into consideration chromatherapy and aromatherapy.

ACSEN

Acsen is one of the Troiareuke skincare lines. It is a combination of two skin concerns, acne and sensitive. The main ingredient in this line is Centella Asiatica which is a great skin ingredient for skin recovery and regeneration. Another main ingredient is a combination of beansprout and magnolia tree bark which they call ‘Selemix An’, which is good for skin protection, recovery, and inflammation.

ACSEN Selemix Serum

This serum was sent to me for me to write a review some months after the Seoul Blogger Brunch. I was going to review this by itself, but I thought why not kill ‘troi’ birds with one stone! You get it? “Troi” is 3 in French and also it’s how the beginning of how Troiareuke is spelled… you know.. but since I have three products instead of 2.. birds.. yeah… ok. Anyway, I was a little confused when they sent me this serum since I told them I had very dry skin. I was a bit worried at first because whenever I think of ‘acne’ products that it was going to be drying. However, I had nothing to worry about! It claims to minimize skin trouble and reduce scars.

This is serum contains the Selemix An (beansprout, magnolia tree bark) , sciadopitys verticillata extract (Japanese Umbrella Pine), Chamomile extract, Salicylic Acid, Centella Asiatica, and essential oils. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients are great for acne and sensitive skin types. This serum looks exactly like the Acsen Oil Cut Cleansing. The texture is very light and 2 pumps is how much I use each time to get a generous coating on my skin. It absorbs quickly without any sticky feeling. I get a nice hydrated feeling and it doesn’t irritate my ezcema patches either which is a major plus.

I noticed that with this serum that any pimples I got went away much quicker than if I didn’t include it in my skincare routine. Especially when I use it before I start my period, when I get hormonal pimples here and there, it does a good job of controlling not only the amount of pimples I get but also the longevity of them, even if I’ve been bad and squeezed the crap out of it. I really think this is a really awesome product. The only down is the price. It is hella expensive… its 156,000KRW for 100ml, but they did come out with a smaller 40ml size for 62,000KRW. Would I buy this for myself though? I don’t think I would, and the only reason is that even though I think it’s a great product I don’t think my skin needs it that much for that amount of money. If you are having problems with acne and sensitivity and can afford it, do buy it! I don’t have anything bad to say about this serum.

Bonus Mini Review: AGT Hydro Essence & Cell Energy Cream

With the Selemix Serum they sent some samples of the AGT Hydro Essence and Cell Energy Cream. The essence is a clear gel that helps with skin moisture levels and soothes the skin with 7 different oriental herbs and rooibos. This was also a nice treat. I can’t give you any significant results other than it was hydrating. The full size is 52,000KRW for 100ml.
The Cell Energy Cream was also a nice sample. The cream is lightweight and is formulated with Galactomyces ferment and Bifida ferment to help with skin elasticity. It also has Hyaluronic Acid and Lactobacillus to moisturize the skin. I liked the cream a lot so I used up the sample pretty quickly. It absorbs nicely and gives your skin a light glowy coating. My skin felt very bouncy and filled up, I would love to try the full size for a longer length of time. The full size is 130,000KRW for 250ml.

They have a shop in Myeongdong across from exit 1 inside SkyPark Hotel and they have a Korean online shop.

Go to Oil Cut Cleansing review!

Go to Healing Cocktail Mist review!

Thank You Farmer – Back To Iceland Cleansing Water & Peeling Cream

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I am going to talk about two products from Thank You Farmer. This brand is pretty well known among the K-beauty community outside of Korea and there’s a steady brand following among the Korean consumers here. Thank You Farmer’s branding comes from the honesty that farmers represent and the natural ingredients they use in their products. The cleansing line from Thank You Farmer is called ‘Back To’ and the two products is the Iceland Cleansing Water and Iceland Peeling Cream. These two products use Iceland moss extract to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin without dryness or tightness. I will also review the Dual Premium Cotton Pad from Thank You Farmer that I used with the cleansing water.

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Cleansing Water & Dual Premium Cotton Pad

I have always been a fan of cleansing waters because they don’t leave an oily residue and it’s great to use when I need to fix my makeup and not having to worry about having to rinse and moisturize again. It’s also easy to transport, soak it in some cotton pads and put in a little baggie! This cleansing water is 83% Iceland Moss extract and the other 17% is made up of other natural extracts. That’s a huge amount of an original extract ingredient. What’s good about Iceland moss? It has good purifying effects, natural antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, and not sure if this counts but, it immunomodulating effects, something to do with stimulating white cells. The last one probably doesn’t really have any effect in the cleansing water because it would most likely have to be taken as a drug.

The other extracts include cloudberry extract which is high in vitamin C and helps in skin hydration, witch hazel which helps with enlarged and clogged pores, lemongrass extract for brightening, papain for exfoliation, wintergreen leaf extract which is a plant derived salicylic acid, and peppermint leaf extract for soothing. It does have added fragrance but it doesn’t smell very strong. It has an herbal scent.

Performance

The cleansing water works quite well, I do have to go in with a second cleanse. I do this with after using any type of cleansing water. Waterproof mascara takes some time to get off but it will come off. If you get some of it in your eye it will sting! Be aware. I think that this cleansing water is not as soft as other cleansing waters I’ve used. It has a more exfoliating and slightly cooling effect. I do like that it is effective and it takes off my makeup without tugging and rubbing. It takes about 3 cotton pads until I get a 95% clean cotton pad. Afterwards my skin feels exfoliated, clean, and hydrated. You can use this as a cleansing toner as well. I would recommend this cleansing water if you want something more invigorating than I would really recommend this. However even though I say invigorating it’s still gentle on the skin. For 260 ml / 9.15 fl.oz. it costs 22,000KRW.

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Cotton Pad

The cotton pad is 100% cotton and it is an exfoliating type with a mesh side and a stripped embossed side. It is definitely not your regular cotton pad. I really like using it for cleansing and it is a perfect pair with the cleansing water. For 80 pads it costs 3,000KRW.

Peeling Cream

The peeling cream has the same concept as the cleansing water. This product has 48% of Iceland moss extract. It also has salicylic acid (BHA) and lactobionic acid (PHA) that helps exfoliate dead skin. Also it has Oligo Ha, which is hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid. The peeling that comes off when you rub is a plant based cellulose. The fragrance is very similar to the cleansing water.

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This should be used after you wash your face and dried it, I’ve tried it on damp skin but it just takes longer for the peeling to happen. When it does happen it works really nicely and when I go to rinse off my skin, it feels so smooth, silky, and brightened. This is a mild exfoliator and I think its great for all skin types because it just rolls off the dead skin cells with the plant pulp and not scratching like granule based exfoliators. For 150ml / 5.27 fl.oz. it costs 24,000KRW.

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Final Thoughts

I think this cleansing line is really nice! I thoroughly enjoyed this line. I wish I could have tried the cleansing foam as well. They are sold in Ulta and Cult Beauty! They have an online shop in Korean at www.tyfmall.co.kr.

These products were sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes. My opinions are my own and 100% honest!

Thanks for reading!