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Our summer is here and despite tons of sunscreen, my freckles are coming and coming 🙂 I stashed retinol and acids into the far corner of the cabinet and got out this whitening essence by Korean brand Ciracle. The essence is based on whitening mediterranean seaweed extracts. It will make the skin glow, get rid of dull coloring and will provide intense hydration. A so called safe alternative to cosmetics with synthetic whitening components.
The essence has a pretty thick consistency of a light lotion. The scent is very weak, cosmetic. Gets absorbed quickly, doesn’t feel heavy and doesn’t leave any stickiness behind. Hydrates fairly well without overloading the skin. Will work great in the summer for any skin type including oily and troubled. It soothes redness, doesn’t clog pores, works as an astringent on inflammation. By the way, post breakout spots disappear faster with this essence.
I’ve been using it morning and night for about a month, freckles became a bit lighter, but sadly the pigmentation spot above my lip and on the bridge of the nose remain in place. The essence evens out the tone well but you shouldn’t expect any miracles of whitening. I would say this essence isn’t whitening but is refreshing to the skin coloring. Packaging – a fat 40 ml bottle from pearlescent plastic. Pipette dispenser. I’m not a big fan of droppers like that, and this one is very short and uncomfortable. To get the needed amount of essence, you have to dip the dropper into the bottle twice.
In general, I like this essence. The skin is even and fresh after use. I didn’t expect powerful whitening. The packaging is slightly irritating but that’s not critical.
Information from the manufacturer:
Ciracle Radiance Whitening essence contains patented Sea Laclar Radiance, a unique combination of Mediterranean seaweed extracts. Thanks to this component you can achieve not only prolonged hydration but also clear, fresh, and translucent skin.
The essence also contains a natural whitening complex which lightens, helps get rid of pigmentation and even out the skin tone.
Beside seaweed extracts, it also contains bisabolol – an ingredients derived from pharmaceutical chamomile. It reduces redness, flaking, itchiness and restores skin’s vitality. Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract which soothes irritation, lightens post acne marks and pigmentation and strengthens capillary walls.
And the most famous antioxidant – one of the stable forms of vitamin C – Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate.
Ingredients Ciracle Radiance Whitening Essence: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sasa Quelpaertensis Extract, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Wine Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Silica, Polysorbate 80, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Bisabolol, Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Alcohol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance