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JKosmmune Product Review by Marjorie
I recently won samples of Jkosmmune enzyme powder cleanser, serum and lotion in exchange for my honest opinion. This brand is known for using natural and pure Beta-glucan in their products.
Beta glucan is getting a lot of buzz lately. I can see why. Briefly, beta glucan is a polysaccharide and derived from cellulose of plants, cereal grains, cell wall of fungi, and even bacteria. It has strong anti-oxidant properties since it can modulate the immune system and thus scavenge for free radicals. It is also able to stimulate collagen synthesis via release of immune mediators. This penetrates deeper into the skin all the way to the dermal level. Its high molecular weight gives it a good water binding capacity thus making the skin more hydrated.
For today's review, it is the JKosmmune enzyme cleansing powder.
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Beta-Glucan, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Pollen Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Papain, Allantoin, Collagen, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbitol, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA.
The enzyme wash is made of fine granules Once you add water, it lathers up to a creamy wash. It feels very rich and luxurious on my face while I cleanse.
After rinsing off, my face feels very silky and soft. Seriously, I can't stop touching my face. My skin also looks brighter. Checking hydration level with my Wayskin 5 minutes after rinsing, it shows that it actually has improved the level to almost normal! 😲 For a dry skin person like myself, this is amazing.
I've tried other enzyme powder washes in the past. I truly like this the best out of all of them. I find myself excited as I reach for this every night and feel sad at the same time that I am running out of it. I would definitely purchase this once I finish my other cleansers. This is available in their website for $26, which I feel is reasonably priced. They also sell it in individual packets which should be great for when you travel. I might save the remaining single packets that I have just for this reason.
Jkosmmune serum B-glucan 5000 ppm. As I said on my last post I won these packet of samples in exchange for my honest opinion. I've only been using this the past week and a half. And in this short week, I wished it was a full size product that I got since I really, really liked this.
Again, please refer to previous post about my short blurb about beta glucan.
This is a clear serum with some viscosity to it, similar to a thick toner. There is no detectable scent. As I patted/applied this, it glided onto my skin like silk. The sensation was quite pleasant and luxurious. I know I've used that word to describe the enzyme powder cleanser as well but I really love the sensorial experience associated with these two products. My skin rapidly absorbed this and that mild tight sensation that I was feeling prior to the application was totally eliminated. I didn't even realize my skin was feeling tight until I applied this.
Surprisingly, my Wayskin device consistently showed minimal increase in hydration. Let me clarify this, if I use this soon after my toner, the increase in hydration is more significant. But, if I use this after a few hydrating essences, it doesn't really increase hydration thereafter. Regardless, my skin feels quite balanced after.
This is one of the few times I totally disregard the findings of Wayskin. Typically, if I just apply a couple of products to my face, it still feels mildly tight. With this serum, 30 minutes after application and without any other hydrating essences or serums applied after, my skin didn't have that tight sensation. And for my dry self, this is significant.
I wonder why that is? Is it because the Wayskin only measures up to the epidermal level and this serum, by virtue of having beta glucan that penetrates deeper and Wayskin is unable to measure that? Not sure of the answer really. This means delving more into the workings of the Wayskin and/or researching beta glucan further.
Bottomline, I really like this serum and I wish I have more of it. Unfortunately, I am in a no buy state which means I won't get to enjoy this until later on once I use up some of my other stash.
This retails for $46 for a 50 ml bottle. Worth it.
JKosmmune lotion B-glucan 2000 ppm. This is the last of it.
I usually wait the last minute to review products that has a short deadline. This allows me to use it as much as I can so I can at least give a better than a first impression review. Again please refer to a few posts back for a short blurb on beta glucan.
Ingredients are: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beta-Glucan, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Unshiu Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Arginine, Allantoin, Carbomer, Ceramide NP, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Of the three that I had to review, the lotion I find is just okay. It is a light creamy lotion. Has a fresh clean scent to it that doesn't really linger. This spreads like butter on my skin and just like the enzyme powder wash and serum this also has a luxurious feel to it.
I am impressed how I like the sensorial experience with each product. This does have a slightly oily finish to it. After 15 minutes, it dries down to a satin finish. I like using this as a daytime moisturizer. At night I prefer the thicker and more occlusive creams. When I do use this during the night, I like to top it off with a sleeping mask. Again that is just a preference, folks with normal to oilier skin should be good with just this layer.
This retails for $36 for 1.7 ozs. Fairly affordable.