I am not a skin-care junkie, but now I’m approaching my mid-twenties, I’m gradually becoming more invested in my haphazard skin-care regime. So, when Cosmetic-Love asked me if I wanted to try Sheer Skin R100D Goodbye Trouble Clear Serum & R100D Ultra Healing Propolis Serum, I jumped at the chance…
Sheer Skin is a Korean skin-care company that is committed to bringing its customers products with “reliable ingredients” for a reasonably inexpensive price. Although the site itself is in Korean, the packaging explains that Sheer Skin strives to combine natural resources with science to create the best products possible. They also note that they’re less concerned with marketing and fancy packaging than content, which is interesting.
Sheer Skin R100D Goodbye Trouble Clear Serum is part of the Goodbye Trouble line. It comes in a simple pink and white package with the brand message emblazoned on the front. The 30ml container inside is a glass (?) bottle with similar packaging. It utilizes a pump to disburse product.
The product is billed as a hypo-allergenic serum formulated for sensitive skin. It’s marketed at people with acne-prone skin, enlarged pores and sebum control issues. It’s also supposed to fade scars and leave your skin feeling moisturised.
I’m afraid I don’t have an ingredients list, but here are a few of the main ingredients:
- Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract – Promotes hydration, astringent properties shrink pores.
- Coptis Chinensis Root Extract – Protects the skin with antibiotic and anti-fungal properties.
- Taraxacum Platycarpum Extract – Soothes and conditions sensitive skin.
- Paeonia Lactiflora bark/sap Extract – Soothes skin, provides anti-inflammatory properties.
- Pueraria Lobata Root Extract – Clarifies and soothes the skin, also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
- Ficus Carica Fruit/leaf Extract – Smooths the skin.
- Punica Granatum Extract – Improves skin elasticity and tightens pores
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Soothes irritated skin with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Taraxacum Playcarpum Extract – Removes grime from pores.
- Centella Asiatica Extract – Promotes collagen production, improves elasticity, minimises pores.
- Glycerin – Prevents dehydration.
Sheer Skin R100D Goodbye Trouble Clear Serum should be applied morning/night after your cleanser.
Sheer Skin R100D Ultra Healing Propolis Serum comes packaged in the same fashion as the Goodbye Trouble Clear Serum and also contains 30 mls of product. It’s focus is on nourishing anddeeply hydrating the skin while easing any areas of irritation. It contains 10% propolis to promote a soothing effect and smoother skin.
Here are some of the listed ingredients:
- Swiss Alpine Herb Extracts (Malva Sylvestris Extract, Peppermint Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Lemon Balm Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract) – These herbs promote blood circulation, while clarifying and norishing the skin. Some also promote brightening of the skin.
- Propolis Extract – Contains antioxidants for skin recovery.
- Avena Sativa Kernal Extract – Promotes skin resistance and elasticity.
- Allanoin – Combats skin damage.
- Punica Granatum Extract – Promotes skin elasticity and minimises pores.
- Ficus Carica Fruit/leaf Extract – Smooths the skin.
- Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract – Contains various medicinal properties.
Apply Sheer Skin R100D Ultra Healing Propolis Serum after your cleansing routine.
HOW DO THEY PERFORM?
To start with, I incorporated just the Sheer Skin R100D Goodbye Trouble Clear Serum into my nightly routine for three weeks or so. It’s a serum, not a mist, so you simply pump a squirt or two into the palm of your hand and apply it to your face post cleansing routine.
The smell was the first thing I noticed. I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is. Not tea tree oil, not eucalyptus oil. It’s very herbal, for lack of a better worse. It’s kind of strong, but that kind of gives me faith that it’s potent? Lol. It’s not unbearable or anything.
When I apply it to my face, I avoid the eye area due to the aforementioned potency. It makes them water if it gets too close.
The consistency is like water, but slightly heavier, if that makes sense.
Those of you who are familiar with my blog will know that my skin is oily/combination. I don’t get much acne, but my skin is sensitive and prone to break outs near my chin around “that time of the month”.
To test Sheer Skin R100D Goodbye Trouble Clear Serum’s efficacy at fighting breakouts, I stopped using the awesome Benton Aloe BHA toner and let my skin rebel for a few days while my hormones were going wild. As usual, I forgot to take pictures. Sorry! But take my word for it, the serum works. It soothed redness and irritation on day one and two, and by day three, any spots had dried up significantly.
Despite the fact that the product has some astringent properties, it doesn’t dry out my skin. However, like most astringent products, I can’t use it for upwards of 4 days in a row without getting some tiny red marks on my cheeks. I’m not sure what they’re called. They aren’t raised and go away within a day or so. They just seem to be a sign that I’m using something too strong for my skin too frequently. No biggie.
Moving onto the Sheer Skin R100D Ultra Healing Propolis Serum, the scent is a lot less strong. I can’t quite describe it, actually. It’s fresh but light and inoffensive. Like the Goodbye Trouble Serum, you’re supposed to apply it morning/night after your cleanser. I’m lazy, so I only do it at night.
The consistency is watery, but slightly heavier than the other serum. Both spread easily and arequickly absorbed into the skin.
I’m not sure if it fights break outs, because I haven’t had any since I started testing this one (unless it’s the reason for that ). However, it makes me skin feel really moisturised and smooth without leaving any kind of greasy film or making me more oily than I already am. It also makes my skin look brighter in the morning. Probably not a long-term effect, but I’ll take what I can get!
Speaking of long-term, 30mls sounds small, but you only need a single pump for your whole face, so I think it’ll last quite a while. That might be what the ’100D(ays)’ refers to.
WHERE TO BUY?
THE ORIGINAL LINK AT