Hi it’s Irene here! I am becoming a recurrent guest blogger in this amazing blog. My friend Cecile, converted me to Korean Beauty. You need to see pictures of her skin and her glowing complexion to understand why it was an easy conversion. Korean products are effective, affordable and fun. But let’s get down to business, shall we?
This is a review of Missha’s Super Aqua Pore Correcting Refine Serum 40ml. According to the brand this product treats uneven, enlarged pores to keep the skin soft and silky. As you know, I have oily/combination skin, see a picture of me and my skin characteristics here. Cleaning and treating enlarged pores is something I require because my excess oil can get into them leading to breakouts. This product contains sesamum indicum protein and sesaflash & mastic tree extracts that help tighten wide and enlarged pores, while light-diffusing powder covers the pores for flawless, even skin.
- Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, PEG-11 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hammamelic Virginiana (Witch Hazel) water, Porfulaca Oleracea Extract, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment, Sea Still Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow), Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloldimethyl, Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Glycolic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hydroxide, Butyl Avocadate, Hexylene Glycol, VP/Polycarbamyl, Polyglycol Ester, Capryloyl Glycin, Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Sesame Protein, PG-Propyl Methylsilanedio, Lecithin, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Sarcosine, Propyl Galate, Caffein, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).
When you first apply this serum you get a cooling sensation followed by a silkening effect. Your skin feels more even after you apply it. In terms of long term effects, I did not see any pore reduction or shrinkage in my skin, and I’ve finished my second bottle already! But I purchased it again because it does give you instant pore correcting effects, may be due to the light-diffusing powder that makes your skin smoother. It can be used without makeup but it also goes well under makeup. It gives you the effect of a pore correcting primer, like Benefit’s the POREfessional, but without the feeling you are clogging your pores.
This serum is part of the Super Aqua 4-Step Pore care line. My thoughts are that maybe with a regime of the three products, including the corrective cleanser and the pore correcting toner, you can get more long term results.
I will definitely be purchasing again, I will have to wait to go to Target, as I have not seen it on Missha’s website lately.
Until next time please follow Cecile on Instagram, where she updates her K-beauty routine regularly with new products she is trying. In the future I might do a blog/rant about K-beauty makeup and how I mix BB creams and powders to get my actual skin color, as I find that there is not a lot of options for darker skin tones in the K-beauty industry.
My rating? It is one of my favorite Kbeauty products so of course I give it the highest KinBeauty rating!
Where to get it? You can find it in Target (US) it is frequently sold out on Amazon but you can still look for it there.