Product Critique: iWhite Korea Aqua Moisturizing Cream

Happy hot summer day ladies! Deym, I’m sweatin’ buckets these days! Do share your secrets to beating the heat, pretty please!
Today, I have for you a review of a great product that keeps my facial skin hydrated despite the unforgiving and glaring heat of the sun!
I was running out of my moisturizer then and iWhite Korea’s Aqua Moisturizing Cream came into my life just in the nick of time! I’ve been using it ever since I received the package sent by iWhite Korea.
Don’t you just hate it when you slather on your moisturizer and you end up feeling sticky and hot especially during the day? This moisturizer will knock out that dilemma!
The moisturizing cream is housed by this simple yet functional tube. I find the design pretty and the light blue color relaxing. ☺
Here are the important information on the product, printed at the back:

Product Description:
A water-based moisturizer refined by Bio-Nanotechnology, making it more potent, giving the user a more radiant and fair complexion. It revitalizes and improves skin condition, protects skin against cellular damage and premature aging, maintains elasticity and firmness of the skin and leaves a cool and refreshing feeling. iWhite Aqua Moisturizing Cream is ideal for all skin types.

What makes this moisturizer oh-so-good for your skin:
Mulberry Root Extract
It contains arbutin which inhibits melanin production. It helps even out our skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots. It also helps in cell regeneration. It’s also touted as a natural alternative to hydroquinone!
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
It reduces wrinkles and refines skin, promotes skin regeneration, helps in collagen production and helps removes scars.
Aloe Vera
Who doesn’t know the many benefits of aloe vera? From our ancestors to modern times, it’s a popular ingredient in many skin care and hair products! It protects and soothes our skin from sunburn, inflammation, redness, itching, and other allergies. It acts as a natural moisturizer and hydrates the skin sans the greasy feel. It contains salicylic acid and Vitamins C & E. It makes our skin firm, smooth and glowing. It can also help remove stretchmarks and blemishes!
Green Tea
Green tea contains Vitamin B for skin regeneration and Vitamin C for collagen production which aids in skin strengthening and repair, as well as anti-bacterial agents that help keep acne at bay.
I love looking at the cream. It’s sky blue!
Witness the magic right before your very eyes!
From cream (actually it’s more gel-like if you follow the traditional definition of a cream)…
……………….

…to refreshing moisture!

Yeah, I know. My eyes went wide when I first used it!
Couple that with feeling the product change as you apply it on your face!
I use this as my moisturizer both in the day and at night, after washing my face and toning. I also use it after every White Korea Whitening Pack session!

My take on the product loves and grrs style!
LOVES…
* Effective at hydrating my skin and is quickly absorbed
* My face feels soft and smooth right after using it!
* Oil-free and feels light on the skin! This is heaven-sent!
* I love, love, love the fresh and cool sensation it imparts on my skin!
* Perfect for our hot and humid weather especially now that it’s summer!
* People of different skin types can use this! (Oily, combi or dry)
* No irritation or breakouts occurred upon usage
* Can be used under makeup as it will not make your foundation or powder cakey
* A great joy to apply. I don’t find the transformation gimmicky at all. Instead I find it necessary (and entertaining heehee).
* I like the product’s color. Really representative of the refreshing feeling it gives the user.
* The scent is nice and mild
* Affordable and easy to get hold of
* Will last you a month more or less depending on the amount you use
* You have the option to try it out first via the sachet version
* You can easily see the expiration date printed on the tube/sachet (will expire in 3 years as seen on my tube)
GRRRS…
* Doesn’t have SPF. Just follow up with a light sunblock or day cream
* I don’t know how to tote the sachet version around inside my bag without the product spilling out all over the other contents of my vanity kit. I ended up bringing the tube instead
VERDICT:
I love this product and I will surely repurchase! Don’t let summer break your skin routine by removing the moisturizing step! I recommend iWhite Korea’s Aqua Moisturizing Cream because it definitely fits the bill and is affordable too!
iWhite Korea Moisturizing Cream retails at  Php169 for a 50g tube and Php 20 for a 6g sachet. Available at all leading drugstores and supermarkets.

A little background on iWhite Korea:

iWhite Korea is a brand launched by Biocostech Philippines back in 2004. They are a skin care brand formulated in Korea that specializes not only in lightening/whitening the skin but also in improving its overall texture by infusing natural plant extracts in their products that are refined through
Bio-Nanotechnology.

Aside from the Whitening Pack and Aqua Moisturizing Cream, they also have a dirt-removing Nose Pack (black packaging), Moisturizing Facial Wash (purple and white packaging), Facial Cream with sunscreen (golden yellow and white packaging), and whitening Gluta Berry body soap.

I would love to try their facial wash and facial cream with sunscreen next! I’ve yet to use the Gluta Berry soap that was also sent to me. Hopefully, I’d be able to make a review on it soon!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by iWhite Korea of Biocostech Philippines for review purposes. All opinions are mine and are based on my own experiences in using the product. What have worked for me may or may not work for you so please do a patch test first!
For the latest on iWhite Korea’s products and promos:
Have you tried this moisturizing cream?
Share your thoughts! ☺
P.S. What are your secrets to surviving this summer heat?
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Product Critique: iWhite Korea Whitening Pack

Hi guys! I’m back!
I wanted to blog sooner but unfortunately, my laptop has gone wonky again.
Actually, I’m typing this in an internet café at a mall nearest our place.
Praying I’d be able to get a better laptop so I could update as much as I want!
Anyway, I’d like to share to you this product that I’m currently loving.
I haven’t really tried many facial masks because I usually just cleanse, tone, moisturize daily and exfoliate twice or thrice a week, and that’s about it. Thanks to this product right here, I’m inching into taking better care of my facial skin! What product am I talking about?
It’s iWhite Korea’s Whitening Pack!
I’ve used their nose pack and I loved it so I was really excited to try this one!
I was so excited when I received it that I immediately took an IG photo! ☺
Product description at the back, with directions for use, the active ingredients and other contents of the product. I like that it has the manufacturing date and expiration date clearly printed. (Sorry the expiration date was hidden from view dahil natakpan ng watermark heehee).

 

In case you can’t read it well on the photo, here’s the product description with the active ingredients and what they do for your skin:
iWhite Whitening Pack instantly removes dead skin, deep-seated dirt and other impurities to reveal a radiant, glowing, younger-looking skin.  
Especially formulated with Mulberry Extract that whitens dark skin and evens out discolorations, Panax Ginseng Root Extract that revitalizes and improves skin health and Vitamins A, C, E and B5 to prevent premature aging.  

 
This is the amount of the product that I normally use on my face. It’s reminiscent of glue but it isn’t exactly like glue so don’t you worry about that. 😛 The scent is similar to that of the nose pack. It’s really thick and goopy. All the better to coat my face with to remove all the bad gunk!
 
I’ve actually been using this since the third week of March and I must say it really did help me relax from the stressful board exam self-review I subjected myself to. I’d like to share my funny first encounter (first time to use) with this whitening peel-off mask Kindly read my exchange with fellow IG users and beauty enthusiasts!
This was taken March 12th.

 

Yeah I was totally clueless. So for those who are first-time users of peel-off masks like moi, here’s a quick rundown of the steps I did in using this product, plus some Dos and Don’ts:
Step 1: Wash your face and pat it dry with a clean towel.
Step 2: Try to keep your hair away from your face by tying it up, using a headband, or a velcro hair pad.
Step 3: Apply a generous amount of iWhite Whitening Pack. Spread the product evenly while avoiding the eyes, nose, and mouth area but making sure it blends with the iWhite Nose Pack if you had previously applied it. (I actually used the same product on my nose and it works just fine for pore tightening in my opinion but not enough to remove stubborn blackheads. I’ll try using the Nose Pack along with it next time.)
Step 4: Chillax/read/watch TV/surf the net while waiting for 15 minutes or until it dries.
Step 5: Peel off upwards starting from the chin or the other way around depending on which is easier for you and on your tolerance for pain! 😛
Step 6: Moisturize your face to remove residual product and to soothe skin. (I love using iWhite’s Aqua Moisturizing Cream after peeling off the mask. Review on that one real’ soon!). For best results, use 2-4 times a week. 
Haha! A friend replied that I was effective at doing both (kindly read le caption) in this photo taken March 25th. I think I applied it a bit too thin on the upper area of my face, so don’t do that ladies and gents!
Aaaaand, here is me using the product which was freshly applied in this photo I took the other night!
I like the cool sensation it gives when I have this on. It’s very refreshing and soothing to me. I really find it fun whenever it starts to dry up, because I can really feel it tighten on my skin! And of course, those days of peeling off glue that was intentionally spread on your hand (tell me you didn’t do that when you were in elementary?) served as a bit of practice in removing this mask!

Some before and after photos.

The before photos are of my face still unwashed with what was left of my makeup on. Excuse the different lighting as I took the photos from different rooms at night (yikes).
But I love the effect! My face instantly looks refreshed, brighter, and stripped off of excess oil! My skin looks and feels smoother and softer too! My pores look somewhat tighter, but I have large pores to begin with, so I’d continue using this for more improvement! ☺
Now here’s my take on the product loves and grrs style!
LOVES…
* Easy to apply
* Removes dead skin cells effectively
* Gives brighter, smoother skin in an instant and tightened pores with continued use!
* Removes some of the shallow-seated blackheads and whiteheads
* The refreshing cooling effect will always be a big hit for me
* Those with oily or combination skin, rejoice! Your oilies would be removed and lessened in time (with continued use methinks)! Those with dry skin must take the extra step to moisturize well as it can possibly dry out your skin more and it might be a bit more painful for you gals (and guys).
* No skin irritation occurred upon usage
* Dries pretty quickly
* The scent is nice and not bothersome
* Affordable and easy to get hold of
* Will last you a month more or less depending on the amount you use
* You have the option to try it out first via the sachet version
* You can easily see the expiration date printed on the tube/sachet
GRRRS…
* Can be messy to use, but it’s easy to wash off or wipe off with wet tissue so it’s not a big deal.
* A bit painful to remove, but you know what they say “Tiis-ganda” and “No pain, no gain, no guts, no glory!”
VERDICT:
I love this product and will continue to use it all up! Including this in my skin regimen has become a treat for me as it makes me feel I’m doing something good for my skin! Stressful reviewing, grueling tasks and all-nighters had taken their toll on my skin and this product is a momentary respite from all that. I hope it helps lighten my acne scars with continued use, as I have a few on my right cheek at the moment. I’d like to try out other similar products to see how they compare but I have a feeling I’d go back to this from time to time in the future! ☺
iWhite Korea Whitening Pack retails for Php199 for the 95 g tube and it also comes in 8 g sachets for Php 22! You can buy this at Watsons and all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.
Thank you very much Ms. Kim for introducing this awesome product to me!
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by iWhite Korea of Biocostech Philippines for review purposes. All opinions are mine and are based on my own experiences in using the product. What have worked for me may or may not work for you so please do a patch test first!
For the latest on iWhite Korea’s products and promos:
Have you tried this whitening pack?
How’d your experience with this product go? ☺