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Belif is a Korean skincare brand which integrates the concepts of centuries-old herbal apothecary in its products. The company has a diverse portfolio of skin care products. The brand claims that it is the ‘most truthful skincare brand’. It draws inspiration from a renowned medical herbalist, Duncan Napier, who was able to cure his chronic cold symptoms using various herbs to make a cough syrup. Just like the renowned medical herbalist, the company incorporates true herbs in its products to give best results to the user.
About Numero 10 Essence
The Numero 10 Essence is a hydrating essence that helps retain the moisture on the face, that is said to evaporate within ten seconds of washing it. The formula of the essence consists of Rose of Jericho that hydrates the skin in 10 seconds. The product is free from mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, synthetic preservatives and animal origin ingredients.
The product has the following ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trehalose, Algae Extract, Selaginella Tamariscina Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract+, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract+, Nepeta Cataria Extract+, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract+, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract+, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract+, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract**, Viola Tricolor Extract**, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract**, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract**, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract**, Betaine, Panthenol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Octyldodeceth-16, Trisodium EDTA, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Tromethamine, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil++, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil++, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil++, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil++, Citronellol, Limonene
+: Napiers original formula
**: Napiers moisture formula
++: Fragrances of natural origin
|Function||Ingredients||What exactly they do|
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
These ingredients have anti-aging properties and help protect skin's collagen.
This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Panthenol
These help decrease the discomfort on the skin.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
These ingredients help in exfoliating the skin.
Alcohol Denat, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
These ingredients help avoid the growth of micro organisms, like bacteria or fungi on the skin.
This helps in keeping the formula stable.
These ingredients help in keeping the formula of the product stable.
Algae Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate
These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Octyldodeceth-16
These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.
Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Trehalose, Algae Extract, Betaine, Panthenol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.
Dipropylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citronellol, Limonene
Add fragrance to the product.
Water, Alcohol Denat, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Limonene
These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.
Alcohol Denat, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer
These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.
Price of the Product and Packaging
The product is priced at INR 2350 (USD 34.00) for 2.53 Fl. Oz. (75ML). It also comes in a 50 ML size. It comes in a plastic bottle with a pump attachment at the top to dispense the product. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly as there is a cap to keep the product from leaking.
The essence is transparent and extremely lightweight. It has a watery gel-like consistency and a really nice and fresh citrusy fragrance. The fragrance is very faint and is not overpowering. On application, the essence immediately blends into the skin and it is very hydrating. It doesn’t feel greasy on the skin.
How to Use The Product
The product is supposed to be applied in the bathroom after washing your face. I generally like to apply the essence to hydrate my skin, after washing it and drying my face a little with a towel. I then follow my normal face routine.
Pros of belif Numero 10 Essence:
- The watery gel is hydrating and feels refreshing.
- It blends into the skin instantly and is non-greasy.
- The packaging is travel friendly.
Cons of belif Numero 10 Essence:
- The product is not very long lasting. If I don;t apply anything else on my skin, the effect of this essence lasts for about 1.5-2 hours.
Some ingredients like
- Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
- Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil
can be a little too much for people with sensitive skin. These are essentially perfuming in nature and can trigger wrong reactions on sensitive skin.
The essence is good for hydrating your face after washing it. The effect of the essence does not stay for a very long period of time but it can be overcome by applying a moisturizer to your face. There has not been a great deal of change in the quality of my skin, but the feeling of the product is soothing. I would give this essence a rating of 3.5 out of 5.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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PGupta0919 (author) on November 12, 2020:
Kalpana Iyer from India on November 11, 2020:
Thanks for the review! Informative.