K-Beauty Review: iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream Review
July 11, 2018
Trying out the up-and-coming K-Beauty brand iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream
iUNIK brands themselves on providing minimalism skin care in simple, clean, and fresh packaging. They utilize good-for-you ingredients in each of their products ranging from toners and cleansers to serums and creams. The active main ingredients in their products convinced me to buy the iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream. The packaging (shown below) is clean and straight forward with the benefits and ingredients. Just what I like! iUNIK is a skin care line that’s around the midpoint, price wise. Compared to COSRX, it’s a little more expensive. Personally, I’d compare the price point to be around that of Missha or Neogen.
Details and Review:
Item Claims: This gel works for sensitive skin to help calm blemishes and redness by using ingredients (centella asiatica leaf water and tea tree leaf water) that also aide in brightening and fine lines.
Directions: After cleansing, toning, and serums/essences, apply an even layer over face or as a spot treatment for blemishes and redness.
Notable Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water (70%) and Tea tree Leaf Water (10%)
Overall Rating: 4/5
Review: During my trip to Korea, I came across this brand and decided to take a gamble. I had never heard of iUNIK before. But their packaging and ingredient list convinced me they were worth the try. Out of all the iUNIK products they had at the ALand in Myeongdong, I chose the Centella Calming Gel Cream. With my skin being really sensitive/inflamed lately, I wanted natural ingredients to help calm it down. Centella Asiatica and Tea Tree are two of my favorite ingredients for acne as they are very gentle and natural. This gel is a very light and clear consistency (picture below) that soaks into the skin quickly. I’m not exactly sure why this product is called a “gel cream” as those are two contradictory words in my eyes. Honestly, this product isn’t a cream at all, but that makes me extremely happy. I love how easily the gel absorbs and leaves behind no residue or tackiness. After 30 minutes, I definitely could see a difference in my skin. The redness had calmed down around my cheeks. And, I’m convinced it also helped speed up my acne healing. In addition to those benefits, the iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream is one of those where a little goes a long way. So with the price point of this product, I think it’s a great buy! I love that iUNIK utilizes basic, natural ingredients that work well with all skin types. Also, look at the packaging! The minimalism and clean packaging gives it a “fresh” feeling which is a huge plus to me. I absolutely cannot wait to try more products from iUNIK. I have a feeling they’re going to be extremely popular in the near future….at least with me they will be!