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Today’s weather in Seoul was pouring, so I decided to post up a review on the Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum. How perfect! I received this from the K-beauty Expo and I have been testing this out on and off for a few months now. I’ve tried out and reviewed my first TYF products, Back to Iceland cleansing line which you can read more about by clicking the link. The serum is from their True Water line. This line is specifically for hydration, but the products do have anti-wrinkle and whitening ingredients. The serum specifically has adenosine so it is a hydrating and anti wrinkle product.
The serum comes in an airless pump dispenser, which is my preferred way for any skincare because then you don’t have to scrape it out with your fingers or a spatula, or you don’t have to do that thing where you flip it upside down to get the last bit of the product because the tube inside is too short. The container is a frosted plastic, so it looks quite nice in my opinion. You get 60ml of product which is quite a lot since for most skincare brands ranges from 30-50mls for a serum.
The main notable ingredients in serum is dioscorea japonica root extract, adenosine, and ceramide 3. These ingredients hydrate and helps with wrinkles. Other extracts include, Kava leaf/stem/root, aloe, Phellinus linteus (medicinal mushroom), burdock, green purselane, kudzu, licorice, peony root, and marsh parsley. This does contain some PEGs and PPG so if you are sensitive to these then just take caution. There is added fragrance but it is very light fresh scent. They also added blue color to it so it might not appeal to some. I don’t understand why they added it when the packaging could have been blue or something.
The texture is really strange…ermmm, unique? It is a clear viscous fluid that glides on, but it has a slight snail secretion-y texture, or kinda like clear watery glue, or think of if you snap a plant root or stem the gooey secretion that comes out. I don’t mean anything bad by saying this it’s just a very different texture than I’m used to. As you rub it in to the skin it has a slightly oily texture but not as heavy. It’s definitely not sticky but it does leave the thinnest coating on top of the skin. I personally like this feeling because I have dry skin and it feels like my skin is protected from dryness.
I will say that a little goes a long way. I only need one one pump for my whole face, two is a lot for me and It not a great feeling when the extra product is being rubbed over and over again. Also it gets sticky of you apply too much.
It’ not a bad serum, I do like a good hydrating product and it does have anti-wrinkle effect added to it. I think it really good for all skin types, especially dry skin types. I do think sensitive skin types should take some caution because of the PEGs and the blue dye. I did really like using it this summer because it was very light, but still hydrated my skin. It’s a solid serum in my book, a 3.8 out of 5 if I had to give it a number rating. They are sold in Ulta and Cult Beauty! They have an online shop in Korean at www.tyfmall.co.kr and the serum costs 40,000KRW for 60ml/2.11 fl. oz.
Again, these products were sent to me from the K-Beauty Expo for review purposes. My opinions are my own and 100% honest!