Salmon Oil in skincare? Eyenlip Salmon Oil & Peptide series impression

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Eyenlip beautynetkorea salmon oil & peptide

Korean beauty industry won't stop surprising me - I saw many new and sometimes strange ingredients in products like swiftlet nest, snail mucin or galactomyces but I guess the two last ingredients became normal to western people. But what about salmon oil? I had a chance to test Eyenlip Salmon Oil series, a series which seems to be very innovative in comparison to the beauty industry. How's my first impression and why salmon oil became a base ingredient for this series?

Couple words about the brand 

Eyenlip as a brand might not be very popular since it's quite a young brand. I found about it a couple months ago when I checked kbeauty shop called BeautyNetKorea. Even if it's a young brand, they already gained popularity. This brand is specialised in making affordable products but they also follow the trends like peptides and calamansi. I've tested some of the products from this brand and I want to share my thoughts about them. 

What does the salmon oil do?

Salmon Oil might seem like a weird ingredient in a skincare, to be honest, I would never expect to see Salmon Oil in a cream. I'm a dietitian and for me, salmon oil is known as a source of Omega-3 or as a supplement. Omega-3 in a skincare product reduces redness and strengthen the skin to make it less sensitive to the environment but it also helps with dehydrated skin. It's also a good anti-aging ingredient. It's also a source of Vitamin E. The Eyenlip Hydrogel Eye Patch Salmon Oil & Peptide costs 

Eyenlip beautynetkorea salmon oil & peptide eye patches

Eyenlip Hydrogel Eye Patch Salmon Oil & Peptide

Water, Glycerin, Agar, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Xanthan Gum, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carrageenan, Carbomer, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Sucrose, Disodium EDTA, Mica, CI 77492, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance, Salmon Oil (100ppm), CI 77491, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (110 ppb), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (110 ppb), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (105 ppd), Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7 (100 ppb), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (100 ppd), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (50 ppb), Copper Tripeptide-1 (50ppb), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 (10 ppd)

Eye patches were the first product I've tried, I literally planned to buy eye patches for ages but I couldn't find the ideal ones. Are these eye patches ideal? I wouldn't say that any product is 100% ideal especially when you see Methylparaben in a product. But this product has also lots of ingredients that should make you interested in it - Peptides! I really like peptides because they helped me a lot with my skin and post-acne inflammation. Here you can see 8 different peptides and each one is a bit different but they share some things together like anti-inflammatory properties. They protect your skin from losing firmness, elasticity and what's the most important - collagen. There are also Ceramides which I really like because they protect the skin barrier. The skin around the eye area is more sensitive and it needs a special treatment. Eye patches are a treatment which can be really helpful and relaxing. I store these eye patches in a fridge and literally, they save my day when I'm at work - I work in front of a computer for 5-15 hours per day and my eye area is really sensitive, I have some eye problems frequently so cold eye patches not only cool down my skin or relax me but they also help me with dark circles by brightening the area around my eyes. They are quite huge and on my face when can easily cover more than half of my cheek. The product has small plastic tweezers and at first, they seemed to be a bit annoying but they make the application process easier. Is it worth a purchase? I would say yes. The Eyenlip Hydrogel Eye Patch Salmon Oil & Peptide costs $20,95 for a box but usually you can find it in a better price on the website - in the moment when I published this post, a box costed bit more than $5. 

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Serum

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Serum

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Betaine,  PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Salmon Oil (0,1%), Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, CI 15985, CI 17200, Fragrance

The serum is a product that made me interested the most because it has a lovely texture - it's a texture I can fall for - a lightweight gel which literally melts on your skin and absorbs quickly. It doesn't leave your face sticky and that's what matters the most at least for me. The formula - I can't deny I've got mixed feelings about it even if I can see here Niacinamide or Adenosine. There's also Panthenol - a provitamin B5, it has quite a huge meaning for the skin moisture. Allantoin is a soothing ingredient and Sodium Hyaluronate is an ingredient which I feel like I don't have to introduce since it's the most wanted humectant in a skincare product. There are also lots of peptides but we can find in this formula colourants and fragrance. I didn't have any allergic reaction even if I was expecting that I might get one but I've got a huge problem with this product that is mostly related with my personal scent preferences - I like when the product has a nice scent but this product is heavily scented for me - the scent is creamy but on the other hand it reminds me of a lavender and that's a scent which I'm not a fan of. So is it worth a purchase? It's up to you, it's a lightweight serum for dry and combo skin and people that want to prevent skin from dehydration and loss of skin elasticity, but you need to have in mind that some people might not like the scent. Plus points if you look for a product that looks fancy because this one really does look fancy and expensive (+ peptides do it's job too). The Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Serum costs $45.71 for 50ml at regular price. 

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Eye Cream

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Eye Cream

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tri -C14-15 Alkyl Citrate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl  Glucoside, Beeswax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Salmon Oil (0,1%), Polyacrylate-13, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Fragrance, Adenosine, Polyisobutene, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5Copper Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4

Eye creams are one of my favourite products since they are delicate but powerful enough to protect the eye area but they are also good for the entire face. It's better to put an eye cream on the entire face than a face cream on the eye area. This one is packed with peptides but there are some other ingredients like Niacinamide, an ingredient that is mostly used for its anti-aging properties but it's also common in a skincare of every person that fights with pigmentation. There's also Adenosine, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that can help with skin elasticity and it might increase the collagen production. It's a creamy texture, quickly absorbed by the skin, it gives a nice feeling of well-moisturized skin without being sticky. I used a small bit of cream since too much eye cream is bad - if you use too much eye cream or the eye cream is too strong for you then you can see tiny white dots in eye area called milia and we would prefer to avoid it as much as we can. This cream didn't do anything bad for my skin but there's one reason why I can't use it - a strong scent that reminds me of lavender. It's a floral and harsh scent which I can feel all the time. Is it worth a purchase? I would say this cream will get only to the people that like scented products and peptides. It's a nice combination of ingredients but I feel like people of age 20-35 would like it more than older consumers because of the lightweight formula which still works pretty well. The Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Eye Cream costs $40 for 35 ml. 

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Cream

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Cream

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-240/HDI COPOLYMER BIS-DECYLTETRADECETH-20-ETHER, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trehalose, Propanediol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Behenyl Alcohol, Salmon Oil, Dimethicone, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Allantoin, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Myristic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Carbomer, Ceramide NP, Polysorbate 20, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, CI 15985, CI 17200, Fragrance

Can we talk a little bit about the packaging? We can't deny that the packaging of this product looks luxurious and it makes the whole "WOW" effect. The spatula is hidden in a box under the cream and the spatula shape reminds me of a fish. Is this a clever marketing or just I'm a weirdo and everything reminds me of a fish? Who knows... Salmon Oil Nutrition Cream has a light pink colour that reminds me of a salmon, it looks like a pink sorbet but when you put the small amount on the skin you can clearly feel that this sorbet is powerful! It's a smooth cream that spreads on the surface of the skin easily. The formula is rich and it takes a bit more than serum to absorb it by the skin. The formula feels a bit more sticky than a serum but it doesn't feel bad on the skin. The scent is not that harsh and more floral. Again, we've got here Peptides, Niacinamide, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Ceramide but also Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate - a substance related to liquorice, a helpful ingredient for acne-prone skin that regulates sebum production. There are ingredients that might be comedogenic like Myristic Acid but in general combo and dry skin types can find this cream interesting. This cream leaves my skin moist for a long time but is it worth a purchase? I think that next to eye patches this is one of the products that I would consider buying because the scent is not that heavy and the peptides - as I said before - really help my skin. Eyenlip Salmon Oil Nutrition Cream costs $56.20 for 50ml.

Eyenlip Moisture Essence Mask Salmon Oil

Eyenlip Moisture Essence Mask Salmon Oil

Water, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Salmon Oil (25mg), Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Flower Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Impatiens Balsamina Flower Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Centaurea Nigra Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

The prettiest sheet mask I've ever seen, the packaging is pretty but what's inside? Inside the packaging, you'll find a mask full of an essence, literally, this mask is so moist that before I put it on my face my whole sink was wet. The mask is very delicate and the fit is not ideal but it's very moisturizing and it makes my skin soft. The ingredients might not be ideal but for this price is a mask which I can see myself use a lot. The scent is delicate and there's lots of essence left to use later. The Eyenlip Moisture Essence Mask Salmon Oil is sold as a pack of 10 sheet masks and it costs $19.05. 

Eyenlip Calamansi Vitamin Solution Mask

Eyenlip Calamansi Vitamin Solution Mask

Water, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Alcohol, Citrofortunella Microcarpa Fruit Extract (1,000ppm), Dipropylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Balcaensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Pyridoxine HCI, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine, Polysorbate 80, Carbomer 940, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

This mask has a yellow colour and during the summer it saved me a lot. I used to put it in a fridge. The main ingredient here is Calamansi hidden under the name Citrofortunella Microcarpa Fruit Extract. Lately, this ingredient started to be trending in a skincare. It is told to help with acne and acne scars. I won't tell that this mask did that since it's not enough to see the results but I guess that after this mask I'll try to find more products with this ingredient. Obviously, this mask has a better formula and it's not as thin as Salmon mask. The scent is quite sour but the formula is soothing and rich in essence. I had no allergic reactions to this mask and the fit was actually not that bad. Eyenlip Calamansi Vitamin Solution Mask is sold for $14.29 but at this price, you get 5 sheet masks so it's not a bad deal.

Eyenlip Salmon Oil Peptide Eye Patches

Eyenlip is an affordable brand since usually product with peptides are quite expensive. The good thing is that you can find this brand on BeautyNetKorea - a shop where you can usually find good promotions so if you like to try new products and you're not scared of scents then this brand is for you. I'm sure that sheet masks and eye patches will end up in my bag soon and I feel like I might try Calamansi line in future since this ingredient looks really interesting and it started to gain huge popularity lately. 

Let me know which of the product sounds the best for you and if you ever tried Eyenlip products. 

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

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