“ Brand: Wei / Texture: Serum / Type: Serum / Subcategory: Anti-Ageing / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Rejuvenates, „
This is a review of a Chinese beauty serum that is expected to be big news on the UK beauty market this year (if the hype is to be believed). Wei Jujube is an age control serum that claims the Chinese energy flow will transform your skin. Now I thought this sounded like a big claim for the small tube I'd received in a beauty box but I was still keen to give it a try.
A couple of drops is enough to do the whole face and neck so you don't need to use a lot of product to achieve coverage, which is good as it is costly with 1ml working out at £2. The product should be massaged in to cleansed skin prior to using moisturiser.
What's in it?
in the tradition of Chinese medicine, this anti-ageing serum boasts a potent complex of energising herbs to renew and revitalise your skin. Restoring precious moisture, its exclusive formula delivers a visible improvement in your skin's clarity, and reveals a healthy-looking, youthful radiance. I'm sure you're interested to know what's in this wonder-product as well: Infusion of Zizyphus Jujuba (Jujube) Fruit and Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf and Thuja Orientalis (Oriental Arborvitae) Seed and Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf and Panax Quinquefolium (American Gingseng) Root and Prunus Salicina (Plum) Flower and Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Orange) Peel and Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit and Momordica Charantia (Bitter Melon) Fruit, Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG 8/3 Diisostearate, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
I'm a big fan of skin serums and have tried a few in the past and liked the results. With this one I had an initial dislike to the actual smell coming from the product as I rubbed it over my face but that quickly died away - it was a sort of wet smell if you know what I mean when laundry doesn't dry fast enough and has a certain smell on it, and that was with a blocked nose too. I can't fault the feel of the results though. My skin felt silky soft and not at all oily or sticky as the product dried. You are encouraged to use the Wei moisturiser immediately after the serum but I don't have any of this and my skin did not feel in need of moisturising after the serum so I skipped this step.
A 30ml bottle costs £60 on the Spacenk website.
I just can't justify paying this much for a skin serum, especially that whiff I get up my nose when I apply the serum - it happens every time I can smell that horrible wet smell but maybe that's just me! I am not sure what I think about these energy flows coming from a product in to your skin. I don't really go for that sort of reasoning. Results wise I can see why everyone has been raving about this product, it is nice but is not one I will be purchasing.