The only essence you'll ever need - Urang True Rose Repair Essence

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Urang True Rose Repair Essence oragnic kbeauty natural cruelty-free skincare

Rose products are bit tricky. You love them or hate them, lots of people hate a chemical scent of rose in ingredients or have allergies to rose. I found some rose 'pearls' before like rose oil - an ideal oil for acne-prone and mature skin but I guess they are nothing in comparison to Urang True Rose Repair Essence. 

About Urang

Urang is a South Korean brand founded by Jina Lee. The brand was launched in December 2016. The main idea behind the brand is something that lots of you will like - allergies and atopic skin started to be a common thing in the current century, Urang is making simple and safe formulas which you and your family - including kids can use. Products are very universal - for example, Urang True Rose Repair Essence is recommended for all skin types. Urang focuses on natural and organic products that are cruelty-free. Many of the products are vegan-friendly. 

Urang True Rose Repair Essence oragnic kbeauty natural cruelty-free skincare

Minimalistic design

The brand design is minimalistic just like the brand idea of simple and clean formulas, but there's something in the glass bottles that makes me super hyped about this brand - they look very professional and just pretty. You can see what's inside the product and how much of it is left and the idea of glass instead of plastic was the best marketing choice for an organic brand. The applicator works perfectly. 

Urang True Rose Repair Essence oragnic kbeauty natural cruelty-free skincare

Jellyfish texture? 

The texture of the product looks like a jellyfish - it's a gel with lots of water. The formula seems to be funny but very delicate at the same time. It's easy to apply and I feel like my skin is literally drinking the essence, it's not an essence which we might know from Galactomyces products or European essences. The scent is floral, you can smell rose and for some people, it might be problematic but it quickly disappears from the skin. According to the brand, True Rose Repair Essence is a moisturizing essence with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The essence is recommended to all skin types. 

Urang True Rose Repair Essence oragnic kbeauty natural cruelty-free skincare

What's inside Urang True Rose Repair Essence?

Let's look what's inside the product because that might surprise you. All the ingredients come from the box, some ingredients are organic and they are marked with (*)

Rosa Damascena Flower Water* (50.7%), Water, Glycerin* (7%), Sclerotium Gum, Betaine, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (0.1%), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract* (0.05%) (*Organic Ingredient)

Urang Essence is one of not many products which have floral water - Rose Water in this case - instead of Pure Water on the 1st place, it's still good since Rose Water is a powerful hydrosol and it makes over 50% of the product. We have to mention that all the ingredients have their own purpose - from Rose Water to Aloe Leaf Extract. Glycerin is a great moisturizer just like Betaine. Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract is an ingredient which is really close to salicylic acid and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. There are lots of antioxidants just like  Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract or Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract -also known as Japanese Knotweed
This product couldn't exist without Centella Asiatica Extract - probably one of the most popular ingredients. An anti-inflammatory ingredient that speeds up the healing process and is recommended for all skin types. Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract is another antioxidant with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it's a popular ingredient added to products for acne-prone skin, not only because it helps with acne but also it can make the inflammation and pigmentation less visible. 
I feel like about the next ingredient I don't have to talk - Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, we all know Green Tea because no matter if you drink it or use it on your skin it gives lots of positive effects. It's an antioxidant full in positive to our body catechins, it helps with acne and mature skin that needs a special treatment. If that's not enough then check the next ingredient - Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, even if I'm not a fan of Licorice candies, for my skin Licorice Root Extract is all I need - skin brightening and soothing effect. There's also another ingredient that's really interesting - Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, also known as Korean Pepper or Japanese Pepper. Both with Pulsatilla Koreana Extract and Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract are very popular natural preservatives used in organic skincare products. Do you need more rose? Here it goes! Rosa Damascena Flower Oil an antioxidant with positive meaning to acne and mature skin treatments, this ingredient might be sensitizing but it's a personal thing - no matter if you're allergic or not patch tests are a must! Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is last but not least ingredient, it's a moisturizing and soothing ingredient. I cannot say anything bad about this formula if it comes to the ingredients but how does it work on the skin?

Urang True Rose Repair Essence oragnic kbeauty natural cruelty-free skincare

My experience with Urang True Rose Repair Essence

I wasn't sure how Urang essence will work on my skin - it's quite a transparent formula and it might seem to be less exciting than other colourful Urang products but that's a real gem that changed my skin condition - I feel like my skin looks better and I have fewer problems with acne when I use it although last week hormones and diet decided to show me that even a great skincare can't always go well with your lifestyle still the acne I got is not as tragic as the acne I usually get. I didn't make before and after photo and I swear in 2019 I plan to change it. The essence is very light so during the summer I guess it might be used with delicate cream or instead of cream if your skin doesn't need lots of hydration. I usually get 1-2 pumps on the palm of my hands and then I try to spread it on both of my hands - while I spread it I also make the temperature of my hands higher so it doesn't feel cold on the skin. It's not a watery essence but more like the gel formula that gets absorbed quickly. I'm not allergic to any of the ingredients so I wasn't scared of this product and I think it's really good for all skin types just like Urang says. The essence works well with my skincare and makeup if you wonder how well it works with other products - but it's also a very personal thing. 

Urang True Rose Repair Essence oragnic kbeauty natural cruelty-free skincare

So where can I find Urang True Rose Repair Essence?

The price of Urang essence is £33 for 50 ml on Skinsider, for an organic product, it doesn't seem to be a bad price and sometimes you can find some special offers on it like buying it in a set, for example, set with Urang Rose Ceramide Cream costs £68 in regular price (you can expect the review of the cream too) or with Urang Brightening Oil Serum for £76. We have to remember that Kbeauty in Europe or the US has higher prices and when we add to this organic ingredient and small brands since Urang is not as huge as the main brands then the price doesn't seem to be as high. In Europe, we can easily get this brand at Skinsider and I don't hide that this post wouldn't exist without Skinsider's support. 

Overall, I'm sure that I'll go back to this essence but I'm also sure that I'll try other products from this brand since I already found products that can help me with my skin problem. I'm sure in 2019 we will look up to organic brands and healthier - sometimes even minimalistic compositions -  so why don't start the change with Urang?

Let me know what do you think about this product and do you use essences?

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*** This post was made in collaboration with Skinsider, even though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product**

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