Erborian. A premium Korean-French hybrid skincare line that believes in mixing “ancient Korean traditions with signature Parisian luxury.” The product line is technologically advanced (uses high-tech cosmetic engineering), blended with the inclusion of ingredients such as Matcha Green Tea, Bamboo, and Ginseng. It breaks down the typical Korean skincare routine down from twelve steps to three, which saves time, and yet does not sacrifice quality. A simplified routine, with products that are gentle, yet effective on the skin. So, why hadn’t I tried them before? Goodness! 😍
I was sent a few of the brand’s products to try out, and I am so happy for the opportunity to use a few items from the Ginseng collection. Between the Eau Ginseng Concentrated Lotion, the Elixir au Ginseng, and the Ginseng Shot Mask, my skin is super smooth and soft. I can’t stop touching my face. Seriously. It’s a problem. It typically doesn’t take long for skincare products to work on me, which greatly reduces testing time. But these three products worked so quickly on me that I was almost startled. I remember standing in front of the mirror for awhile, because something about my face was different, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. Until I realized that the few fine lines that I had around my eyes were drastically reduced. That was Day 5.
Eau Ginseng Concentrated Lotion – This is an energizing lotion (toner) that was made to moisturize and smooth the skin, while giving it a beautiful glow. I can attest to its hydrating properties, and how good it feels on the skin. This is one that you want to pat into your skin after cleansing your face in the morning and in the evening. ($39.00)
Elixir au Ginseng – This is the brand’s Youth Micellar Emulsion Essence. This is an anti-aging serum designed to help achieve younger looking skin. Panax Ginseng (aged 6 years) is used in this product for moisturizing and smoothing purposes, and the serum is immediately absorbed into the skin due to its fine emulsion. This is also applied to the skin in the morning and the evening, and although it has been said that you only need two drops, I find myself having to use four or five (or half of a dropper!) in order to really spread it around my face and neck. Given the price point, though, I understand why less drops at a time are recommended. ($110.00)
Ginseng Shot Mask – This mask is again noted for its moisturizing and smoothing properties (see a theme here? 😉 ). Firming, smoothing, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving the skin with a beautiful glow are the goals of this product. 15 minutes is all that it takes. ($7.50)
I strongly recommend this product, and that’s not something that I normally do. For me, Erborian is the real deal, and the above products are now staples in my routine. Of course, what works for one may not work for another, but I strongly believe that this brand is worth a try. The entire line can be bought at Erborian.com and at Sephora.com. If you decide to give Erborian a try, or have already tried their products, let me know your thoughts in the comments!