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I have been looking for an eye cream with anti-aging properties for a long time. Since I am finishing my 30s ( and I am 38 ) this is more than necessary as you get wrinkles. Besides, I had to struggle with bags under eyes, dark circles and dullness, because drank too much liquid before going to bed. I was simply thirsty, but next morning got a surprise of puffy eyes. Yes, I said to myself follow the rule: no liquids 2 hours before going to bed.
Recently, during Black Friday Sale, an eye cream from Yadah caught my attention and after reading the details I was inflamed to get it and did.
Yadah is a Korean cosmetic brand known to use natural and safe ingredients for its cosmetics. It was launched in 2009 by Anna Kang in collaboration with Seoul’s university laboratories. I watched an interview with her on Youtube a couple of days ago. It seems to be that the reason to found a new brand was her teen daughter. As a Mom who takes care of her kid she decided to develop effective, but mild and not irritating formulas suitable even for sensitive skin and last but not least the ingredients should be natural and safe. So, you won’t find in their cosmetics parabens and mineral oil, sulfates or dyes. The brand is using herbal extracts, it es EWG certified, vegan and creulty-free.
All Yadah product lines I saw were made for teenies in my opinion, as they have a lot of products against acne and the packaging is also too funny. This is because it surprised me as I found this Red Energy line.
Red Energy line contains till now only two products: an eye cream and a sheet mask. Both products contain the same key ngredients namely eight extracts from plants with red fruits or berries with a enourmos power to revitalize and energize. This is from where the name of the line derives. The brand calls them “the 8-Lucks”. I think maybe this is the meaning of the word “ba-fu” – Luck? I guess it’s Chinese, but they don’t give an explanation about.
Wild strawberry extract
Mulberry fruit extract
Long-stemmed bokbunja extract (Bokbunja is a kind of Asian raspberries)
Red Ginseng Root extract (I don’t know whether it’s a pic of red ginseng, but I found only this free picture)
Red Tea Leaf extract (Red tea is Rooibos, a South African plant used as tea, I drank it in the past a lot, but this is not my pic)
Schisandra Fruit extract
Yadah Red Energy Eye cream
Nicely looking tube and box in luxury style, very unusual for Yadah, as I wrote above their target group are mostly teens. Maybe they want to conquer new markets, or their current consumers are getting older and don’t wanna leave them?
A white unperfumed cream. No, it has a scent, but so slight. Not to thick, not to liquid. A bit fat.
Applies well. Absorbs fully, but not at once and leaves first some greasy layer which disappears with the time. Doesn’t feel heavy at all, but very pleasant. Very good under makeup.
Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, Butylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Rubus Chingii Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Arginine, Acrylate/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
the 8-Lucks extracts are real vitamin and antioxidant bombs,
Adenosine – against wrinkles, fights signs of age
Niacinamide – for brightening
Panthenol – moisturizer, prohibits dehydration
What should it do? According to Yadah: “An eye cream that will give dark circles, wrinkles and puffy eyes instant smoothness and brightness.”
This cream is a multifuctional treatment to fulfil several tasks at once, hence it is stuffed with many valueable igredients.
- First, Adenosine has to reduce wrinkles and signs of age,
- Second, to remove the dark circles and brighten is the job of Niacinamide.
- Third: The 8 extracts enrich the skin with vitamins and other useful substances to nourish and provide moisture, restore skin’s vitality and health.
- Fourth: though it’s called eye cream, but the producer recommends to apply not only under eyes, but also in the laugh lines and on the forehead between the eyes.
I’ve been using it for about 3-4 weeks now, enough time to build an own opinion.
- Applies good, behaves good under makeup.
- Moisturizes and nourishes very well, the skin is well hydrated all day long and doesn’t dry out.
- Works well against dark circles and bags. This is great, before using this I looked for a solution how to get rid of puffy eyes. After applying this cream I don’t have to deal with it anymore. Brightens dark circles in a night.
- Reduces fine lines and makes the skin under eyes plumper.
- Revitalizes and gives the skin the energy promised. Really, this is great! After a week of using my skin looks so much healthier and vitalized.
- Natural product, Cruelty-free and EWG certified. I always prefer such products even if they are a couple of euros expensive.
- Big amount
- High price, I’ve bought it for about 22 €. I mean, for such big amount and good performance it’s OK, if you use it only under eyes, but to treat other parts of face I don’t think it would last for a long time.
- I apply it only under eyes, coz for my combo skin it would be too greasy.
- I couldn’t notice any reduction of deeper wrinkles. It works well against fine lines, but if you already have deep wrinkles and are going to become some, for me it didn’t work.
Yadah Red Energy Sheet Mask
After using the cream for a couple of weeks I decided to get the mask too. I was guessing how it would work and expected a wonder. Uhmmmmm…… )))))
To say I AM EXCITED, to say nothing!
The sheet of the mask is red coloured and made not of cellulose fabric (?), but of something like an aluminum foil, but don’t scare it’s very soft an flexible.
A bit too wide for my face. This was my first “alu-foil” sheet mask, so I didn’t know how they behave on the face, but the only thing I disliked was, that the sheet is very slippery. It wasn’t easy to take a photo)))))))
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Rubus Chingii Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Adenosine, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone, CaprylyL Glycol, polyglyceryl-10 myristate, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
The mask is made of the same 8-plant-extracts ingredients like the cream. Besides it contains Beta-Glucan (soothing), Hyaluronic Acid (hydrating) and Coccina Indica Extract (a plant from gourd family, it is used for medical porposes, to decrease sugar in blood).
What should it do? According to Yadah: “Heating mask with moisturizing sauna effect that will give vitality and life to your skin.” The online shop where I bought this mask, described it as a heating foil mask which provides warmness after putting on and helps to a better absorbstion of useful substances it is made of. The purposes of the mask and cream are similar: fight signs of age, moisturize, nourish, revitalize and restore skin’s health.
How to use: Put the sheet on your face after using a toner for 15-20 minutes than remove and massage the solution into the skin.
- Is very well infused with the solution
- The solution isn’t sticky and absorbs fully without leaving any residue
- Refreshes amazingly
- Has a wonderful scent of pommegarante juice mixed with berries
- A waterfull of moisture, this felt so good!
- Brightens? YES! YES! YES! This is by far the mostly effective brightening cosmetic product I’ve ever used! I had some red spots I couldn’t remove for a long time and this mask nearly blowed them away.
- After removing the sheet I was amazingly surprised hoe smooth and plump my skin was
Forget tired and dull gray skin with this mask forever! Provides so much energy, vitalizes and soothes the skin at the same time.
- Feels sooooooo pleasant on skin. I didn’t want to remove this mask from my face. I literally wanted go to bed having it on my face. 15 minutes after I said to myself: “OK, there’re 5 minutes left.” After 25 minutes, I said: “No, I won’t remove…” After 30 minutes, I said: “Never!”, but the voice of reason said to me YES, YOU WILL! Symply a wonderful experience!
- High price. 3,95 € for a sheet.
- There was no promised sauna effect. OK, there was some warmness, but not sauna.
Conclusion and recommendations
Both products are working and I really love them. Buy them if you:
- want to revitalize your skin
- want to brighten your skin
- want to get rid of puffy eyes
- to smooth, soothe, nourish, moisturize your skin and simply want to fill it with more energy
- are vegan and look for natural cosmetic
- take responsibility of animals, because it’s cruelty-free.
The mask I’ll definitely buy again and can recommend it to everyone no matter how old you are. The cream, I’ll speak only after my experience, I’ll recommend it for girls after 25 till 37 (max. 40). If you’re in your 30s this is a perfecr remedy, but like I wrote above it did nothing against deeper wrinkles. I cannot say at the moment will it be my last tube or not. Though I love it, but I think I have to look for something more effective against wrinkles.