I was sent a range of HistoLab products from Korea about a month ago and it’s time for a review!
One unique point about HistoLab is that it’s products are more widely used in dermatologists and cosmetics clinics in Korea. Using Histo Plant Stem Cell across all it’s products, they focus on skin healing and repairing and rejuvenation based on active ingredients.
Focusing on Skin Science, the packaging of the products are simple and fuss free, odorless and colorless. Any fragrant are derived from the plant ingredients used, which is all natural.
The Basic Science Range
Bio Stem Cell Ampoule – Used after the toner, this ampoule acts like an essence which helps protect the skin against ageing caused by UV damage and also promotes collagen production to improve the firmness of our skin. It absorbs into the skin quick and makes the skin feel supple.
Bio Sheet Mask(*) in 3 variants to cater to different needs: Post Laser Cool Sheet Mask, Acne-Aid Sheet Mask and Multi-Vitamin Mask.
The Bio Sheet Mask is of a slightly thick cotton material which adheres to the skin pretty well. I like how the mask extends to actually covers the skin right under the skin which is often neglected. The 3 variants of the masks all provides moisturizing properties to the skin, leaving it smooth and supple after use. My favorite out of the 3 will be the Acne Aid one as I can see redness greatly reduced after use.
The Aqua Science Range
Water-Max Foam Cleanser (*)
This foam cleanser comes in a pump bottle and its texture is of a clear gel that will lather up in fine foam. The foam is more of a bubbly light texture rather than a dense creamy foam. Skin definitely felt clean,refreshed and supple after wash. No tightness experienced after wash as it does not strips of the skin natural moisture while removing excess oil. It is lightly scented from the plant extracts. This foam cleanser is my top pick from the Aqua Science range.
Water-Max Infusion Mist
This is a toner is a mist form. You can either spray it onto the face directly and pats the product in or spray it on a cotton and use the cotton to apply it on the face. I personally like spraying it on direct as it gives a more cooling effect and I do save product in a way. But if it’s after removal of a long day of makeup, I will apply with cotton to remove any residue. This toner is pretty hydrating but I would actually prefer to use it as a hydrating mist after makeup or after skincare at night.
Water-Max Hydrating Moisturizer(*)
This Moisturizer have a gel like texture, of a translucent white color. It goes on the skin smoothly and is quickly absorbed. I like how my skin feels cool and soft after using this moisturizer.
Water-Max Hydrating Cream
The hydrating cream is of a similar texture to the moisturizer but thicker. I would say it’s a thick gel but light cream. I use this only at night to give extra hydration to my skin.
The Vital Science Range
Vital-X Realizing Serum (*)
This serum have a similar gel light texture to the Water Max Moisturizer but lighter. It consists of 6 different kinds of vitamins and acts as an antioxidant. This is one of my favorite out of the products I’ve received. My skin looks more fresh and supple after using this.
The Derma Science Range
Aqua Mineral Moisture Drop
A unique gel texture that will turns into water upon application. This product is absorbed by the skin very quickly leaving it feeling soft and firm with moisture. I highly recommend this for people with dehydrated skin as it provides the moisture that our skin lacks.
Post Laser Sun Blemish Balm (*)
BB creams were first designed for post laser use to protect the sensitive skin from harmful agents from the environment and also the UV rays. This BB cream consists of ample sun protection and Anti-Oxidants to protect the skin while covering up the blemishes. The texture is not too thick yet the coverage is really good. The photo above is a swatch of the BB cream slightly blended out. At first I was afraid that it might be slightly dark for my skin tone, but to my surprised it sits on my skin very nicely.
This is how I look with the BB cream on, set with powder after an average 5 hours wear. Coverage is great and oil control is pretty good as well. I only need to blot once after 3 hours.
COVERME (Light/Natural Beige Tones)
The CoverMe is a compact creme designed for damaged skin after laser or any dermatological procedures. You can use it if you have sensitive skin like mine and is nursing a healing blemish. This powder will protect your skin against from external irritants from the environment.
The CoverMe base comes in two tones to cater for different skin type. I personally use the Light Beige tone which fits just right for my skin tones.
Just showing you all the sequence in which I used the products. The hydrating cream is used instead of my own sunblock at night.
The White Science Range
Platinum Spot Corrector
From the whitening range, we have this Spot Corrector of high concentration. It is recommended to apply with either a cotton bud or gloves as it is a strong product. I’ve yet to use to product as there’s no Spots to be treated currently but I’ll most probably let my mum try it on her dark spots. Will update when tried!
Products that have been marked by a (*) are my favorites!