*Reklame/PR Gifted* Blithe is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for ages, especially after seeing how highly praised their products were on Instagram by fellow beauty and skincare lovers. I was browsing through Jolse for some skincare and this set instantly caught my attention.
Not only did I want to try both the treatment and serum, but it was also amazingly discounted. I do get to test out products from Jolse every now and then, like this one, but it’s also a site I purchase from myself. My experiences with them have only been positive, the only downside is that shipping can be slow at times. I can also recommend signing up for their newsletter as you’ll be the first to know about new releases & exclusive sales. Let’s get on with my thoughts on the set.
Vital Treatment Essence – 8 Nourishing Beans
This is the product that I’ve seen most people talk about from Blithe. Here’s the description of the product:
“Vital treatment is a vital essence which penetrates deeply into the skin with extracts from roots, seeds and beans to make a transparent and vital skin. Contains the extracts of 8 beans that contain rich isoflavone and phoshatide to raise elasticity and soften the wrinkle” (Jolse).
From the description it sounds like an essence that is mainly targeted towards mature skin that needs firming and improving the skin elasticity. But it also works for skin that looks dull and is looking for more radiance. I’m 26 y/o and wrinkles aren’t a big concern for me, but I’m always looking for ways to make my skin look more radiant.
The essence comes in a semi-frosty plastic bottle with a cap. It contains 150 ml of product which is a very generous size. I’ve been using it for almost 45 days and I’ve only gone through ¼ of the bottle even though I’m using it every day. I like using 1-2 drops in the morning and 3-4 drops in the evening. I feel a little bit goes a long way. The bottle has a narrow opening at the top, which makes is easy to dispense the essence. It’s clear in color with a hint of yellow and contains microscopical beads, which if I had to guess, were the different bean extracts. It has a light scent of citrus and peppermint which is very pleasing. The consistency feels like a light serum that has a nice slip and sinks nicely into the skin. I’m very pleased with its moisturizing properties despite its light feel. It also adds a nice glow to my skin without making me look oily.
Ingredients: Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Vulgaris (Kidney Bean) Seed Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Phaseolus Vulgaris (Kidney Bean) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Aqua (Water), 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Mannitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Caramel, Adenosine, Citrus Limon(Lemon) Peel Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Limonene, Disodium EDTA, Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil,Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1.
Pressed Serum – Tundra Chaga
Now a pressed serum is not something you see everywhere. I’ve actually only seen Blithe make these. The description of the serum says:
“Reduced purified water and contains 60% tundra chaga extracts. The chaga mushroom is a unique medical mushroom from tundra region that contains rich beta glucan. It provides elasticity to skin and protects from external environment. It is effective for improving skin elasticity and wrinkles”. (Jolse)
I’m not very experienced with chaga mushroom, but I know it’s considered to be a great skincare ingredient, that is supposed to protect the skin from environmental pollution. It’s also anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants that’ll help keep your skin hydrated.
The set included a mini version and a full size one. The product comes in a sturdy, plastic jar with a screw on cap. They’ve also included a spatula to avoid contaminating the serum. The consistency feels like a light balm/pudding that blends into the skin when in contact with body heat. The jar contains 50 ml and I like using the amount of a blueberry. Works really well for both day and nighttime. It has a similar scent to the Vital Treatment, so a citrussy and minty undertone. I especially loved using it in the colder months under my sunscreen or night cream. It feels more nourishing than a liquid serum but sinks into the skin quicker than a moisturizer would. The serum felt very nourishing and rich without feeling heavy or uncomfortable on my skin. It almost feels like it creates a moisturizing and protective barrier on my skin and make my skin feel bouncier.
Ingredients: Chaga Mushroom Extract minimises the look of fine lines and the appearance of rough skin. * Fermented Olive Oil locks in hydration without heaviness. * Fermented Argan Oil softens and hydrates * Meadowfoam Seed Oil nurtures and energises skin. Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract 60%, Water, Glycerin, Diglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Triethylhexanoin, Polyurethane-39, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Sparassis Crispa Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-13, C12-16 Alcohols, Caramel, Palmitic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Adenosine, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyldihydrojasmonate.
Since I’ve been using these two, I feel they’ve improved the moisture level in my skin and helped making my skin look plump and radiant. The essence feels lightweight but still makes your skin feel hydrated. A few layers of this will makes your skin look and feel great. The pressed serum is more nourishing and will work better for those who are looking for a richer serum and acts like a nutritious step .
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