When it comes to Korean & Japanese Beauty products, Rice is one of the ingredients that makes a huge impression. Ancient Japanese ladies used to put rice water directly on the skin and hair for an acne-free and healthy scalp. Rice has tons of minerals and antioxidants which help in tightening pores and acne. As for Ceramide, it is an important ingredient for restoring the skin barrier. I was looking for a product to calm down my angry skin after using a bad Vitamin C product. I was breaking out too much. Every product I was using left a burning sensation on my skin. That’s when I knew my skin barrier is on fire. Ceramides as the main ingredient on the list! I sensed I needed it bad at that moment. Today I am going to review The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Emulsion so if want to know the result then keep reading till the end.
Let me quickly tell you what is an emulsion first. Emulsion is lighter than your cream & lotions but thicker & less concentrated than your serum. Typically its a lightweight watered down facial lotion that can be used in place of a moisturizer or along with other moisturizers.
A mild emulsion made with rice to brighten and vegetable Ceramide to protect the skin barrier of the skin by leaving it soft and smooth throughout the day. It gives the most non-greasy look all day and leaves even the most sensitive skin moisturized.
Price: 820 INR
Quantity: 100 ML
The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Emulsion Review
Packaging: The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Emulsion comes in a bottle like a jar with no pump which I don’t like to be honest. It is not convenient at all and the bottle is made of plastic; we all know by now what plastic does to our environment and big brands like The Face Shop should stop it. The most problematic part is when you try to get the product in your hand; you have to shake and shake too much downwards to get the product out, and sometimes you spill the product so it can get everywhere. Although I got through two bottles of this I think I left too much product inside the bottle because the opening is too long to reach for the last bit of the emulsion. And I don’t like leaving the product I paid for. The packaging could have been better, in my opinion.
Texture: It is white colored and has a light lotion-like texture. It is not too runny or thick. But it is definitely on the thinner side.
Fragrance: The emulsion has a mild floral scent which goes away in few seconds, so it should not be a problem for those with sensitive noses.
Efficiency: The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisturizing Emulsion have definitely had its own pros and cons. First, it has sulphates in it, which is a big sucker when it comes to skincare. Now looking at the claims – Yes it does moisturize well but definitely gives a tacky look even on my dry skin. It takes time to absorb into the skin but even after fully absorbing you can still feel that the product is sticking on the surface of your face. Emulsions in general are meant to help other skincare products help to absorb better which this doesn’t do.
However, this product really calmed down my damaged & irritated skin barrier. My skin is in much better condition after using this. The breakout stopped completely and the burning sensation reduced. This is the only reason why I keep using this. My skin looks so much dull and dark whenever I use this so I only use this in the night before going to bed. It doesn’t do anything regarding brightening as I said. It probably does the reverse and in terms of smooth and soft skin, it is an okay product. It doesn’t do much! The emulsion is free from any skin clogging ingredients like mineral oils so you don’t have to worry about clogged pores. One bottle lasts a very long time. It lasted me at least 5 months if I use it once every day in the night.
- Helps in restoring skin barrier.
- Free from paraben, mineral oil, talc & colorant.
- Quantity is relatively good.
- Average moisturizer in this price.
- Doesn’t do its job which an emulsion should do.
- Packaging is inconvenient to use.
- Makes skin look dull and dark.
- Leaves a tacky feeling.
- Takes time to absorb into the skin.
- Has sulphates in it.
Would I recommend? If you have dry mature skin or your skin barrier is on the broken side, then only try this otherwise I don’t think this is worth the money. On the other hand, you can try the Etude House Soon Jung Line Products if you have irritated and damaged skin barrier. They are wonderful soothing moisturizers that are loved by many.