I’m all about this skin elixir right now
My skincare routine is in a constant state of flux, and my morning, evening and post-workout product regimens are different from day to day. Sure, I always include the essentials like cleanser (duh), an antioxidant (in the morning) and some sort of treatment to target my skin’s unique needs at the time. But I also enjoy working in a wild card or two (which are usually sent to me for a potential review), and it’s always a pleasant surprise when one of these “random” products finds its way into my regular rotation.
This was the case with Whal Myung Skin Elixir. I use a lot of products throughout the day, but I will admit that a liquid-based elixir or essence isn’t generally one of them. But when I received this product and saw “The Secret Formula 1897, Royal Recipe, All-in-one Liquid” on the bottle, I was more than a little intrigued. Upon further label inspection, I learned this herbal-based Korean product was formulated to support the skin’s natural renewal process, protect against environmental pollutants with antioxidants, calm, nourish and revitalize all types of skin at any age. So of course I was in.
It took me a few tries to get the hang of applying it—because it’s really liquidy and not meant to be applied with a cotton ball or pad. Eventually I learned to gingerly tilt the bottle to pour a small amount in my palm and get it onto my face without it spilling everywhere. And this effort was well worth it, because I find it provides the perfect amount of mid-day moisture (I use it after my post-Pilates shower) without leaving even the slightest bit of greasiness. I also love that it absorbs really quickly so I can move on to my makeup and get back into my office without wasting any time. I’ve been using it pretty regularly for the past two weeks and I have to say my skin is very happy with it (and so am I).
The only outstanding question I have about this “elixir” is how did I not know about it sooner—and I’m starting to think I should look into adding essences to my morning and evening skincare routines as well!