Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lazy Review of Skin Food Platinum Grape Cell (Gift Set Sample)

Just realised I have a lot of samples in my closet (some from way back, courtesy of Princess Milk), others recently acquired from my 2013 Seoul trip.

I feel like clearing them before I touch on my purchase of snail cream (sadly that's the only skincare purchase I got there. I am very surprised and dissappointed with myself as well ).

Today I am touching on the first use of Skin Food Platinum Grape Cell. Sad to say I don't really like it. Mainly due to the packaging. More on that later.

Description of Skin Food Platinum Grape Cell Emulsion & Toner
(taken from

  • Skin Brightening & Anti-wrinkle.

  • A premium anti-aging emulsion containing grape cells and platinum particles that brighten  and firm aging skin from the inside out.
Sounds promising! I am already at the age where I need a lot of help to keep my face from sagging so this is really going on my Christmas list if it really works as claimed. Not to mentioned that the design is super unique! Looks totally like a wine bottle! ^^

I am just testing using the gift set sample.This is the box it comes with. I am a huge fan of the color purple and I like the rustic feel of the embossed design on the box. Up to there I am truly pleased.
Here's where things starts to go wrong. And no I am not complaining about the obviously not fully filled bottle of toner. Both toner and emulsion are thick liquids. Usually in this case, manufacturers with intelligence and those who give the slightest damn will place it in a sealed foil package instead of bottles like this. Don't get me wrong. I hate the sealed packages with a passion. Just that it makes more sense in this scenario.

In the end I got really frustrated, not to mention that it hurts a lot , trying to dump the slightest bit of the emulsion and toner on my palm.

The retail bottles looks like it might be some kind of pump. Hopefully that will be better as something with such a thick consistency really ought to be packaged in something beside just bottles like this.

After application it gives a sticky feeling and it doesn't fade away after 20 mins.

  • Cool design.  Especially on the retail versions.
  • Solution is slightly purplish!
  • Sweet smell, between wine and grape candy.

  • Solution is hard to retrieve (from sample bottles)
  • Solution stays on skin for a loooong time.
  • Sticky consistency

Verdict: Hmmm...don't think I will be purchasing the retail version. My skin seems helpless in absorbing the toner and emulsion. Got to look for other anti-aging alternatives then. :(

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