Sensitive skincare with the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set

Monday, 18 March 2019

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

My skin during the winter freaks out - it gets super sensitive that's why my choice for this season was the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment. the Saem seems to be a brand which we sleep on, especially Derma Plan series because there are some gems that still needs to be found. The set I've tried contains two products - the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment and a mini version of the Saem Derma Plan Ultra Balm Cream thanks to Jolse and I want to share with you a product which I mix with skincare treatments like microdermabrasion, acids or different ways to exfoliate my skin and still keep my skin calm. 


About the brand

the Saem is a brand which I barely ever see, I've tried some of the sheet masks before but in fact this brand is available in so many countries already - since 2010 the Saem has opened shops in Russia, Thailand, Mongolia, USA, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Japan and many other countries - mostly Asian countries. The products aren't expensive - I got the Saem masks from local online stores for even less than 1$ which is really affordable in comparison to other brands (still it's always cheaper to order straight from Korea).

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

But why exactly Soothing Treatment?

When I search for products online I'm always trying to find the most interesting and mysterious product you can find but obviously, I try to fit them to my skin type. Even if my skin is freaking out because almost every week I go through a series of procedures like ultrasound cleansing, there is something that happens to me every year - January is the month of supersensitivity so soothing treatment was an obvious choice, also word derma sounds quite professional - at least it looks more professional than some professional treatments. 

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment

The first part of the product is a Sensitive Soothing Treatment - this is a full-sized product (30 ml) and it has a funny applicator that makes application easier because the texture of this treatment is like milk or creamy toner, it's very lightweight and it's invisible on the skin - it's absorbed by the skin quickly. Let's check the ingredients first so I'll be able to tell you bit more about it. 

Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Phosphate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Beta-Glucan, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Callus Culture Extract, Madecassoside, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Arginine, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Carbomer, Caramel, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin

This must be weird but even when I'm done with school (where I spend up to 10 hours or even more) I still love to check ingredients. Glycerin and Squalane are ingredients which you can also find in the skin, they actually help to keep the skin moist. Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate might seem to be dangerous but in fact, it's an emollient, the only thing is that it is not recommended to be used during the pregnancy but there's actually a huge group of ingredients - "natural" and chemical (even if natural ingredients should be also considered as chemical ones since (almost) everything around us is made out of atoms. There's another emollient that looks scary but it really isn't - Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, this one is used in cosmetics instead of lanolin and because it's derived from vegetables, it's suitable for vegans or vegetarians.  Some people might react to this ingredient - it might cause acne but sensitivity to ingredients is an individual thing. Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride is also an emollient just like C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol and Hydrogenated Lecithin. There's also silicone on the list Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone but just like not every alcohol is bad, not every silicone is bad, this one is preventing the texture from changing into a foam. 

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

Beta-glucan is one of my favourite moisturizers, it's very delicate and it helps with wounds and can help with wrinkles even if the molecule itself isn't that small (big molecules usually work on the surface of the skin, while smaller are getting through the epidermis to the deeper layers). Then we get some Centella ingredients - Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water and Madecassoside. They are great moisturizers with soothing and wound healing properties, in fact, all the skin types love it! Then we got Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Root Extract, it's also known as Hu Zhang, it is told that Japanese Knotweed is an antioxidant with antibacterial properties but it can speed up the wound healing process as well. It's mostly used in traditional medicine. Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract is also a traditional medicine, used in skincare because it has antibacterial properties. One of my favourite ingredients is Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, even if I hate Licorice - the taste is so bad - I can't deny it's a star ingredient for acne-prone skin. It brightens the skin and helps with redness and inflammation. I feel like Camellia Sinensis Leaf is an ingredient which I don't have to introduce since it's another star ingredient. Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract is another ingredient which acne-prone skin will like, even if it doesn't sound like a soothing ingredient. Panthenol is a great moisturizer which seems to be a base of many products lately and I totally understand it, it's provitamin B5 and I remember my mom using it after sunburns and accidents with hot water. 

This product contains some ingredients that focus on the texture and freshness of the product, there's also Disodium EDTA which is not really liked by certain groups of skincare enthusiasts. As I said, the product reminds me of milk, there's no fragrance ingredient and actually, it has no scent - maybe a delicate, creamy scent. The product is absorbed by skin quickly and I feel like it leaves a protective layer on the surface of the skin, in fact, it's made out of emollients. The skin is soft and I think it's really soothing since it helped me at the moment when my skin was sensitive. I had no problems with acne while using it but acne, as well as skin sensitivity, is a personal thing. If you search for a moisturizer then it might be not enough for dry skin. 

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

the saem Derma Plan Ultra Balm Cream

The small tube - only 10 ml - is the Saem Ultra Balm Cream. This one is thicker, still white but it actually reminds me of cream and has a bit stronger scent - even if still, the scent is very neutral/almost hard to find. I won't focus on ingredients we already know, but still, there are some ingredients worth a mention. 

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Beta-Glucan, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ceramide, Rosa Hybrid Callus Culture Extract, C12-16 Alcohols, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Carbomer, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Phytosphingosine, Citric Acid

I guess this one contains even more emollients than Soothing Treatment: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isododecane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C12-16 Alcohols, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol and Palmitic Acid. We've got here Ceramides -  lipids which we can find in our skins as well, they are amazing if you've got the problem with skin barrier and dehydrated skin. Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil is one of the most interesting here since it's emollient and antioxidant. We also have here Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, do you know that Black Currant Oil is an emollient with antibacterial properties. Still, the most interesting ingredient for me is Phytosphingosine, an ingredient which naturally occurs in the skin and it's an antioxidant with antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties, all skin type should like it. Obviously, we have here Disodium EDTA and this combination of ingredients might not fit every skin type - especially oily skin might have problems with it. 

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

My skin kinda likes it but because of the small amount in the package I've decided to use it as a spot treatment - it's ideal for all the dry patches on your skin and I feel like owners of dry skin will love it. It gets absorbed by the skin quite quickly (but not as fast as soothing treatment) and it leaves a delicate film on the skin, the skin feels smooth and soft. The scent shouldn't be a problem. 

the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set kbeauty jolse korean beauty

This duo together is ideal for damaged barrier and dry skin, I feel like it'll fit dehydrated skin as well. the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment contains 30 ml of emulsion, while the saem Derma Plan Ultra Balm Cream only 10 ml of cream. the Saem Derma Plan Sensitive Soothing Treatment set is available on Jolse for $16.66 but usually, you can get it at even lower price since Jolse has many offers, like in the moment I wrote this review the price was $14.16 - I believe it's not a lot, since in general, the Saem is a brand with affordable product and even if I wasn't expecting ideal - fully "green" ingredients for such price, it's a product worth recommendation. 

Have you ever tried any the Saem product?

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

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