This is the last of the HERA samples that I tried. I received this generous sample (10ml) from royalbeautycosmetics.com with purchase late last year and I used it last month for 2 weeks.
There isn’t a whole lot of info (in English at least) on this product (or most of the HERA products) so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I assume this is anti-aging because of the ‘collagenic’ name.
I first used this on my forehead, since it is the area that shows signs of aging (those darned fine lines!). The texture of this is very thick and not particularly easy to spread – I would say medium to high viscosity – but the fragrance is very nice, you can tell this is a high end product. Anyhow, my skin showed a reaction and my pores were congested overnight, with several milia forming. I discontinued it for one night and used a retinol product to clear it up and the milia went away overnight.
Just to confirm my hunch, I used this cream again on my forehead on day 3, and the same thing happened. I think this is just too rich for my skin, which is now dehydrated combination (instead of dry and dehydrated in winter). My skin didn’t feel like it could breathe while using this on the forehead, and it clogged my pores. I woke up with a super greasy forehead. After that, I didn’t use this on my face again, only on my neck. It didn’t have any effect on my neck after 2 weeks of use – it wasn’t a long enough duration to test anything anyway. But one thing is certain: my skin just doesn’t agree with HERA creams. This is the second cream from HERA that did that to me.
The full size (50ml) retails at US$169.96 at royalbeautycosmetics.com. The only thing I would recommend is for people to test out a small sample before committing to a full size product as expensive as this though – I for one can’t seem to use HERA creams without triggering a reaction. I can’t even say for certain if it’s the fragrance, since I was totally fine with most of the other Korean brands with heavy fragrance too. After this, I am saving the rest of my rich, anti-aging products (including The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang and Isa Knox Te’rvina) for fall/winter time!
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