Settling into blog life means figuring out how I want to format my reviews. Do I want chatty reviews that wax philosophical about how I feel about the products? Or do I want precise reviews complete with bullet points? I decided yesterday to dive right in and review three products I’ve been using and settled on a mix of both styles. Personally I like it when reviews are sectioned off so I can skim and scroll, but I also want some real opinions on the products.
After spending a good chunk of the day writing I’ve decided that I like this style but it took me SO LONG. I think that after this I’m going to have to limit myself to single product reviews, maaaaaybe two items if I’m feeling motivated. By 10:30 last night my eyes were blurry and I was far too sleepy to even try to finish. Yes, I know 10:30 isn’t actually late, but I’m woken up at 5:30 sharp every morning by insistent children, so I do try to have a reasonable bedtime.
Anyways! Let’s just get to it. Purito is a South Korean based company that has a focus on natural and safe ingredients, and is cruelty free. I don’t actively seek out cruelty free products but I do always appreciate when companies don’t test on animals. Purito has a smaller range of products, and they keep their prices reasonably low. Their most expensive product is $22 at full price, with an average cost of around $17.
They first came to my attention on Instagram a few months ago when @skinfullofseoul posted a picture of the sea buckthorn vital 70 cream in her stories. It caught my interest because I’ve been recently obsessed with sea buckthorn as an ingredient due to it’s antioxidant properties. A few weeks later during one of their review events, EopenMarket (all links in this post are non-affiliate) contacted me to ask if they could issue me a $20 credit to try out a few Purito items. After perusing the site I picked out the cream, the fermented complex 94 boosting essence, and the pure vitamin C serum. I ended up spending some of my own money on these, but did use the promotional credit as well.
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Purito sea buckthorn vital 70 cream
An anti aging cream which will whiten (brighten), soothe, and protect from exterior pollution.
Hippophea Rhamnoides fruit extract 70% aka Sea buckthorn extract. Seabuckthorn contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C, as well as omega 3, 6, 7, and 9. This little berry is a powerhouse of an antioxidant chock full of fatty acids, and has been shown to be an effective wound healer as well as having its own built-in sun protection. Please still wear SPF with it though.
Orange peel oil improves your skins ability to absorb vitamin C, thus increasing the benefits of the sea buckthorn extract. It also encourages the production of collagen, and is an antiseptic as well as being an anti-inflammatory.
Macadamia ternifolia seed oil is a lightweight oil that absorbs quickly and is high in fatty acids. This oil can help restore the skins barrier function while softening the skin.
Full ingredients list
Hippophea Rhamnoides fruit extract 70%, methylpropanediol, glycerin, cetyl ethylhexanoate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, niacinamide, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, cetearyl alcohol, phenyl trimethicone, portulaca oleracea extract, citrus unshiu extract, sodium hyaluronate, butylene glycol, adenosine, panthenol, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, sorbitan stearate, glyceryl stearate SE, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, 1,2-hexanediol, carbomer, arginine, ammonium acryloyldimethyltuarate/VP copolymer, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA
Packaging and price
This comes in a recycled cardboard box with both English and Hangul on it. It has a full ingredients list in both languages as well as some company information. The cream comes in a soft 50 ml tube that doesn’t scrunch up and bend like and aluminum tube does. This is currently listed on EopenMarket for $13.54 , though keep in mind they do charge shipping based on region and weight.
Usage and results
I began using this cream around 6 weeks ago and have gone through about half of the tube. I use about a blueberry sized amount (like a medium-sized blueberry maybe? Larger than a pea at least) all over my face and neck each morning as the final step before sunscreen. I could probably get away with using less but I just really love the way this stuff feels. Initially it appears to be a lighter cream, but as I massage it in it takes on a buttery richness. It doesn’t feel heavy once it’s on, in fact it dries down to a lovely silky finish.
This has a bright citrus fragrance thanks to the addition of orange peel oil and citrus unshiu extract. It’s very pleasant and natural smelling, and is a perfect scent for the mornings. If you’re looking for fragrance free this definitely is not that, though it does fade out quickly.
This cream is a rare gem for me in that it is rich enough to keep my skin well moisturized through the day without being so heavy it breaks me out. I have a hard time finding a cream that is so perfectly in the middle. It also leaves my skin very soft, bouncy, and bright. I don’t normally attribute Dat Glow to a moisturizer, but this one really does add a healthy radiance to the skin.
My final opinion on this is it’s a total keeper. I will not only finish this tube but will buy another the next time I’m in need of a cream. The price is amazing for such a quality product, even once I factor in shipping. While I’ve been using this during the dry months of winter I do think this would transition well to spring and summer weather. I would recommend this cream for anyone with combo, normal, or dry skin. Though I don’t find this to be heavy I do wonder if it would be too much for those with oily skin.
Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum
Smooths wrinkles, diminishes sunspots, increases skins vibrancy, reduces dark circles, brightens complexion, firms and smooths skin, and fades acne scars.
Ascorbic acid (also known as L-AA) An unstable and water-soluble form of vitamin C that must be stored in dark bottles (which Purito has done) and kept in a cool area. This can oxidize rather quickly, turning a dark orange or brown color. L-AA is a powerful antioxidant that aids in the regeneration of cells, fading scarring and sun spots, firming skin, and brightening the complexion.
Hyaluronic acid Another antioxidant, this ingredient is wonderful for hydrating, plumping, and protecting the skin. Our bodies naturally produce glycosaminoglycan (aka hyaluronic acid) and it helps to protect and renew our skin. A favorite ingredient of mine!
Complete ingredients list
Sodium hyaluronate liquid (84%), ascorbic acid (10%), 1,2-hexanediol, niacinamide, arginine, human-oligopeptide-1, hydrolyzed collagen, nelumbium speciosum flower extract, magnolia liliflora bude extract, lilium tigrinum extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, tuber magnatum extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, red ginseng extract, sodium polyacrylate, adenosine, disodium EDTA
Packaging and price
This comes in the same style box as the cream, and the bottle is dark brown plastic with a pump. This is 60 ml for $13.54 plus shipping at EopenMarket.
Usage and results
I’ve been using this for over 6 weeks now, three times a week in the evenings immediately after dermarolling. I find this to have the tiniest amount of sting but I suspect that has more to do with the micro needling then the serum. Purito recommends mixing this with the sea buckthorn cream to increase the antioxidant properties of each, but I haven’t tried it that way yet.
The texture of this is watery with a bit of body to it. It’s had a yellow tint to it for as long as I’ve been using it, though it has begun to darken in the last week. I haven’t been storing it in the refrigerator, just in a drawer in my room. It may be longer lived if stored in a colder place.
This has noticeably brightened my skin and evened out my tone. I have a smattering of redness on my cheeks that is ever-present, and this has actually managed to fade that a bit. I have a healthy glow that is normally reserved for summer months, in the winter I tend to be rather washed-out and pallid. Instead I look healthy and bright!
Final opinion is in line with how I feel about the cream. A great product at an affordable price. Even with the oxidation, that just means I’ll be using this up on my face and chest/shoulders. I have some sun damage I need to start to address across my clavicle, maybe I’ll be able to update later with some before and after pictures of that.
Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence
To whiten (brighten) skin, increase hydration, smooth wrinkles, and prevent pigmentation.
Lactobacillus rice ferment 94% Lactobacillus is an antibacterial ingredient which can be amazing for treating acne and rosacea. Studies have shown that the use of fermented ingredients can inhibit the production of melanin.
Niacinamide 3% Niacinamide is vitamin B3 and has some amazing benefits. Studies have shown that when applied regularly niacinamide can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, firm skin, and brighten the complexion.
Full ingredients list
butylene glycol, lactobaciollus/rice ferment, camellia sinensis leaf extract, taraxacum platycarpum extract, morus alba bark extract, niacinamide, 1,2-hexanediol, bifida ferment lysate, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, allantoin, viscum album (mistletoe) leaf extract, arginine, caprylyl glycol, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, portulaca oleracea extract, sodium hyaluronate, adenosine, perilla ocymoides seed extract, glycerin, saccharomyces/viscum album (mistletoe) ferment extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, disodium EDTA
Packaging and price
Same style of box as the other products, and comes in a dark brown bottle with a stopper to control the release of the product. This is listed at EopenMarket at 150 ml for $14.46 plus shipping.
Usage and results
I’ve been using this for around 5 weeks now. The ingredients are great and I LOVE lactobacillus in skincare, but I’m find this essence to be a bit boring. I kept trying to use it as a first essence but it dries down with a bit of stickiness. It’s very mild but it’s slightly annoying. I’ve been moving it around in my morning routines and find it serves better as a hydrating toner then as a first step.
The texture is watery with a faint sweet scent. It absorbs fairly quickly though it does leave that slight stickiness. This does disappear with subsequent layers but I find it mildly annoying. I do think this would make a good alternative to the lactobacillus product I already use, but right now it’s redundant in my routine.
My final opinion on this is it’s a nice enough essence and I’ll use it up, but I don’t think I’d purchase it again. It’s not a bad product at all, and I could see someone liking it a lot more than I do. I just have other essences that I like more and would prefer to use. However, as with the other Purito products this is a great price for a well formulated product. If you’re looking to add some lactobacillus in your skincare give it a try!
Purito sea buckthorn vital 70 cream LOVE
Purito pure vitamin C serum VERY NICE INDEED
Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence IT’S OK
Overall I think Purito is a brand to watch. They make some fantastic products (I keep seeing rave reviews on their peeling pads) and are very affordable. They’re well worth a try.
Thank you to EopenMarket for giving me the chance to try these!