I have been using su:m37 1102 Extreme Time Control Skin and Lotion twice a day for a month now. These were part of a starter kit which also contains the eye cream (to be reviewed separately), Youth Activator Night Treatment and cream (both were previously reviewed here – and may I also point out, copied without permission on cosmeticplatform.com).
Both of the products were 25ml, which lasted exactly one month (when used twice daily).
su:m37 1102 Extreme Time Control Skin is a toner, very much like a real toner (most other Korean toners tend to be a rich, gelly texture but this is like water). There is a very light scent to it, but very subtle (su:m37 products are fragrance free). I suspect the alcohol in this product was rather strong, because at times, when my skin was a little chapped (I had a cold) around my nose, this stung a little! Also, when I used it with a cotton pad, within a few minutes, the cotton pad was completely dry. Anyway, I wanted to point that out because personally, if this was meant for antiaging and for more mature/drier skin, this toner may be a little harsh.
Other than that, the toner isn’t really all that special. It doesn’t really plump up the skin like many of the richer, more gel-like Korean toners do (think Sulwhasoo’s Balancing Water – that’s already a lot more hydrating than this one). You don’t really need it – even if you don’t use it, I doubt it makes any difference at all.
As for the 1102 Extreme Time Control Lotion, which is the moisturizer, it does a decent job of hydrating my skin. It feels very basic though – a light citrous scent, doesn’t take too long to sink in, but it just doesn’t do much. My fine lines are not plumped by both the Skin and the Lotion, and these together don’t keep my skin hydrated thoughout the day or night without another cream on top. I just feel that this is a rather average set of toner and emulsion, nothing special at all, and if they did anything at all I didn’t notice.
I understand that most wrinkle products take at least a few months to see results, but I am just not feeling these two. At least the Youth Activator Cream was emollient enough for my dry skin overnight, I just don’t feel that the toner and emulsion made the slightest bit of difference even in terms of hydration. Very short term, maybe – I am guessing the first hour but no longer. They didn’t feel as if they were some time-release formula. My skin didn’t look radiant they way su:m37′s White Award line made it look. Even su:m37′s Water Full line was way better in terms of hydration and plumping the fine lines.
All in all, I wasn’t impressed with this toner and moisturizer. Considering they are not cheap, there are much better products out there. Sulwhasoo’s most basic line (Balancing Water and Emulsion), for example, outperforms this a thousand times over!
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