I’m up again with another skincare series review for y’all to read up on. It took me approximately three weeks to jot down my thoughts.
Super excited to introduce 9wishes to y’all out there!
9wishes??? What’s that?
A renowned skincare line based in Korea, 9wishes has launched its RICE SERIES!
Let’s get started!
Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been using on a daily basis:
- 9wishes Rice 72% White Lucent Refining Toner
- 9wishes Rice 72% White Lucent Serum
- 9wishes SAGE Repairing Capsule Treatment
- 9wishes Rice Radiant Cream
As the name goes, its main ingredient is the rice bran extract, existing in a concentrated solution of 72% in both toner and serum. Overall, the product series claims to improve skin tone, texture and boost radiance for a smooth, even, bright and luminous complexion!
For a person like me who takes quite a while to regain my original skin tone after getting sun-tanned, I was quite sceptical but nonetheless, excited to get my hands on them!
READ TIL THE END TO SEE A BEFORE & AFTER PICTURE OF ME!:)
1. 9wishes Rice 72% White Lucent Refining Toner
Something I’d look forward to after cleansing my face, the toner refreshes while providing a level of moisture. I’m not even exaggerating but it brings instant radiance to my skin, by far the most moisturising toner I’ve ever used in my life (not kidding!).
Long story short, it’s simply amazing!
And because it’s so moisturising, a small amount works more than enough for me! My advice is not to do overdo it as it leaves a sticky texture if left unabsorbed by the skin.
2. 9wishes Rice 72% White Lucent Serum
A commonly missed out product in skincare regimen, serums are meant to deliver active ingredients to deeper layers of your skin due to its lightweight formula. With this serum, you can feel its concentration the moment you lather it on your skin.
3. 9wishes SAGE Repairing Capsule Treatment
As the name suggests, you’ll find broken gems of sage capsules while lathering onto your skin.
Sage is a staple herb belonging to the mint family. It is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! Renowned for its health benefits, sage also does wonders to your skin!
With a very light, earthy, minty scent, it provides a barrier against moisture loss while treating your skin from within! Claiming to maximise the renewal process of the skin at night, don’t use it during the day (although recommended in its description) especially if your skin tends to get oily easily.
Matured skin aside, a small amount will suffice!
4. 9wishes Rice Radiant Cream
Like many skincare product in the market, this cream claims to improve the appearance of fine lines while adding moisture. Does it live up to its claims? Yes.
However, there’s nothing more special about this product than its ABILITY TO HELP BRIGHTEN (WHITEN) UP MY SKIN as most of the time, it’s just a marketing gimmick to trick consumers into buying their products.
In my opinion, the selling point of all skincare series lies in its facial cream and what it claims to deliver. Normally, brands will recommend to use all the products in their series to bring out maximum result. Yet, there were days when I used this cream without its counterparts and it worked well. Certainly not a disappointment!
On top of that, what’s a skincare regime without a cleanser and exfoliator?
5. 9wishes Rice Foaming Cleanser
Diligently using this day and night whenever I wash my face, it contains micro-ground rice powder to remove dead skin cells while thoroughly cleansing off leftover makeup and impurities. At the beginning, I was surprised at its scrub-like texture and was a little worried about using this daily due to my sensitive skin. However, after the first use, I became immediately convinced of its formula. Being made of rice powder, my skin doesn’t feel dry or “overly scrubbed”! Instead, it feels clean and very hydrated!
6. 9wishes Rice Powder Polish
Being an exfoliator, it appears creamy and temptingly edible! Having said that, please do not try to eat it okayyy! Anyway, ensure your skin is moist (make sure it’s wet but not too wet) before applying! I tried using on dry skin while massaging with wet fingers and my skin didn’t feel good at all. No side effects, just felt a little “overly scrubbed”. Therefore, the next time when I used it, I wet my face a little before proceeding and I loved how it felt.
A great way to gently exfoliate your skin while retaining skin moisture!
Exfoliation is extremely important to ensure that skin pores are not clogged with dead skin cells, excess sebum and stubborn impurities. A build-up will lead to less oxygen absorbed by skin, increase free radicals and prevent other skincare products from being effectively absorbed. I exfoliate once a week and I certainly recommend this product to those with sensitive skin. Do not exfoliate your skin on a daily basis!
Lastly, here’s a RICE water sheet mask! It claims to deliver exceptional brightening and moisture in a single use. I love how it makes my skin feel so soft, moisturised and lucent!
EXTRA TIPS: Refrigerate before use!
Overall, this product helps maintain healthy skin while improving speed of cellular regeneration. I recommend this to all ages and all skin type. A quick introduction to its main ingredient, rice bran/rice water, it is a well-honoured skincare ingredient from generations to generations in Korea, Japan and China. It boasts antioxidants, vitamins B & E and minerals. If left to ferment, it will contain traces of pitera which improves cell regeneration. At the same time, when sourced carefully, it will contain linoleic acid which is anti-inflammatory and moisturising. The market is filled with brands trying to sell off their “rice products” so be sure that you’re getting those with concentrated formula! To make life easier, simply purchase 9wishes’ Rice Series from BEAUTY JOUR SINGAPORE and don’t forget to follow them on their facebook page! Will be leaving the links below!
Here’s the before-and-after picture y’all have been waiting to see! Don’t judge me please!
Before: Week 1
After: Week 3
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Once again, this review is in no way promoting the idea of “fair skin” as a standard of beauty. At the end of the day, you got to feel comfortable in your skin, no matter the colour. At the same time, there’s nothing wrong in wanting the best for your skin!