Hola y’all~! How’s the week starting out for everybardy? I had an oddly productive weekend – all I did was organise my beauty stash whilst having Harry Potter movies playing on the comp. It was a back breaking task (alas, ageing sucks!). However, I now proudly declare my stash 50% organised (in boxes, sorted by brand :D) Having an organised and neat stash is so important, doncha think? With a proper system, I will no longer bury products in places where the sun don’t shine, cos then it means I’ll forget to try and review them (which is essentially what happened to this Cosme Decorte product). Heh.
Cosme Decorte Liposome Treatment Liquid – S$157
The Packaging: Tbh, there’s nothing fanciful about its packaging, which is somewhat of a minor letdown from its usual gorgeous and intricate detailing of its makeup products. It does come with a lovely gradient effect though. Another upside I must highlight is its material – finally. a treatment essence that does not come in a heavy glass bottle (well, theoretically, the first one that I tried without a heavy glass bottle was from Kiehl’s) My weak flabby butterfly underarms rejoice (I kid, I kid). But it really is a boon that I no longer have to worry about smashing a glass bottle (no thanks to my butterfingers). The cap swivels open very smoothly to reveal the tiny hole through which the liquid comes out from.
The Scent: A floral fragrant scent that isn’t overpowering.
The Texture: Lightweight and watery. You can choose to apply it via a soaked cotton pad or with your bare hands. It’s absorbed super quickly and leaves no traces of greasiness nor stickiness. The skin feels instantly more hydrated (which is why I sometimes soak a cotton pad with it and place it on drier portions of the skin. Indulgence much I know heh).
The Verdict: Hold up now. Before you balk and gasp at the price tag (which is exactly what I did) – this really does work! This is the brainchild of 12 years of research. What makes it special? Its ingredients such as loquat leaf extract and butcher’s broom root extract are encapsulated in ultraaaa small liposomes measuring just 0.1-0.2 microns in size, which allow them to really and deeply penetrate your skin. After just 2 weeks of use on just half my face, I noticed a refinement in texture, and more importantly, it somehow helped to dislodge the dirt in the clogged pores a lot more easily. I’m serious. I actually had a softer, smoother and less clogged right half of the nose, and bumpier, more clogged left half of the nose. Overall, the skin did feel more moisturised and hydrated (without that tight-skin feeling), and subsequently, slightly firmer. I suffered no breakouts whatsoever – it was super gentle and yet effective on the skin. Definitely ranks among one of the best treatment toners / activating essences I’ve tried. If you’ve yet to give yourself a treat with your 13th month or impending CNY angbaos, I’d recommend trying this 😀