Review: Etvos Ceramide Moisturizing Skincare Set
Etvos is a very popular brand in Japan for its mineral makeup and ceramide skincare products which are great for sensitive skin. Among its skincare products, the Moisturizing line is the most popular, especially the Moisturizing Serum which is one of the best-selling serums in 2017. The ceramide skincare products are a hit because they contain many types of human-type ceramides which are ceramide 1, ceramide 2, ceramide 3, ceramide 5, and ceramide 6 II. You can hardly find these many ceramides in other ceramides-based skincare products. Ceramides are important to repair skin barrier so they are ideal for those with dehydrated, dry, aging, and/or sensitive skin.
Review: Etvos Moisturizing Lotion
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, lavender flower water, propanediol, diglycerin, BG, 1,2-hexanediol, phosphoryl oligosaccharide Ca, glucosylceramide, Na hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, glycosyl trehalose , Hydrolyzed hydrogenated starch, polyquaternium-51, hydroxyproline, PCA-Na, lactate Na, serine, glycine, glutamic acid, alanine, arginine, threonine, proline, taurine, leucine, valine, isoleucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, sodium aspartate , Ricin HCl, histidine HCl, inosinic acid 2Na, guanylic acid 2Na, allantoin, α-glucan, lavender flower extract, aloe vera leaf extract, scab roots extract, chlorella extract, xanthan gum, citric acid, ethylhexyl Glycerin, phenoxyethanol
Etvos Moisturizing Lotion contains moisturizing components like Glucosylceramide, hyaluronic acid, lipidia, NMF etc. It has high moisturizing power plus minimal chemical ingredient formulation. Etvos Moisturizing Lotion contains POs – Ca ® which is a remarkable moisturizing ingredient that would improve moisture barrier function and increase moisture retention capability of the skin. Lotions and toners containing POs – Ca ® are rare, and higher moisturizing effect can be expected compared to other lotions or toners. As a result, your skin will be moistened for a long time.
Etvos Moisturizing Lotion does not contain human ceramides. It has a very slippery texture which takes some time to absorb into the skin. This is a great toner which provides long-lasting hydration. I would use about the size of a 500 yen coin (2.65 cm in diameter).
Review: Etvos Moisturizing Serum
Ingredients: PCA-Na, serine, sodium hyaluronate, cholesterol, phytosterols, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, phytosterols, sodium hyaluronate, water, glycerin, lavender flower water, BG, 1,2-hexanediol, ceramide 1, ceramide 2, ceramide 3, ceramide 5, ceramide 6 II, Glycine, glutamic acid, alanine, arginine, threonine, proline, taurine, leucine, valine, isoleucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, Na aspartate, ricin HCl, histidine HCl, 2Na of inosinic acid, 2Na of guanylic acid, allantoin, squalane, jojoba seed oil, Meadow Foam Oil, Shea butter, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Kuzu Root Extract, Chlorella Extract, Roman Chamomile Flower Extract, Tuclucacca Flower Extract, Yagurumagiku Flower Extract, Camomile Flower Extract, Hermitaceae Flora / Leaves / Stem Extract, Fume Bodajie Flower Eki , Behenyl alcohol, hydroxide K, xanthan gum, carbomer, hydrogenated lecithin, penta monostearate polyglyceryl-10, lauroyl lactylate Na, stearoyl lactylate Na, lavender oil, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol
The star product, Etvos Moisturizing Serum is formulated with ceramide 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 II of human ceramides. Because it has the same lamella structure as human skin, the skin will be moisturized from within. In addition to ceramides, hyaluronic acid and amino acids are also included.
This serum has a milky texture which absorbs well into the skin. I heard people say that this also works as an emulsion / light moisturizer which is good enough for summer days, but I still apply moisturizer on top if I don’t use the Etvos Moisturizing Cream in the morning. I would use 2 pumps of the serum.
Review: Etvos Moisturizing Cream
Ingredients: Polyglyceryl-3, pentylene glycol di (citric acid / stearic acid), lavender flower water, behenyl alcohol, olive fruit oil, glyceryl stearate, BG, ceramide 1, ceramide 2, ceramide 3, ceramide 5, ceramide 6 II, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, phytosterols, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbyl tetrahexyldodecanoate, tocopherol, retinol palmitate, panthenol, PCA-Na, serine, glycine, glutamic acid, alanine, arginine , Threonine, proline, taurine, leucine, valine, isoleucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, aspartic acid Na, ricin HCl, histidine HCl, inosinic acid 2 Na, guanylic acid 2 Na, allantoin, theob Roman grunge flour seed fat, macadamia nut fatty acid phytosteryl, sunflower seed oil, methyl laurate heptyl, corn oil, aloe vera leaf extract, scab roots extract, chlorella extract, Roman chamomile flower extract, toed calendula flower extract, beetle flower extract, chamomile Flower extract, Hymenoptera leaf flower / leaf / stem extract, Fuyu Bodajie flower extract, diglycerin, xanthan gum, carbomer, hydrogenated lecithin, polyglyceryl pentastearate-10, lauroyl lactylate Na, stearoyl lactylate Na, lavender oil, ethylhexyl glycerin , Phenoxyethanol
Etvos Moisturizing Cream is also formulated with Ceramide 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 II. It also contains moisturizing ingredients necessary for maintaining the skin’s water retention such as hyaluronic acid and natural moisturizing factor (NMF). This cream is also formulated with macadamia nut oil which is rich in omega 7 (palmitoleic acid), squalane jojoba oil, shea butter and meadowfoam oil to prevent moisture evaporation of your skin.
It has a thick texture which is not easily spreadable as it is not oily. This cream will not leave your skin looking shiny or greasy. When there is still 1/4 of the product left in the tube, the pump stopped working so I have to cut the tube to get the product. I would use 2 pumps of cream for my face.
Review of Etvos Moisturizing Set
Despite the Etvos Moisturizing Serum being the most popular product, my favorite product is actually the Etvos Moisturizing Cream. When I only use the cream at night, I didn’t see much results. When I use it day and night, my skin is definitely more moisturized. I shouldn’t have listened to others who say that the serum is good enough as an emulsion or milk for the morning.
Etvos products are definitely high in quality and leave my skin looking healthy and plump. However, even though Etvos products contain more types of ceramides, Hifmid works better for my skin with better results in healing and moisturizing. Maybe Hifmid contains higher concentrations of ceramides that my skin need.
Nevertheless, Etvos is still a great brand. You can buy Etvos in LOFT or Tokyu Hands in Japan. The 3 products cost about 11,000 yen which is affordable for high quality ceramide products. You could also try your luck on Rakuten and Amazon.
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