I’m sure you’ve seen these products in beauty stores but what does what? I admit, sometimes I get confused as well haha and just last month, I saw this TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom items and I didn’t know which one to get and which one works best for my skin. Yikes! Let’s all review and differentiate these skincare products.
As mentioned above, I saw these TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom whitening essence, lotion and cream in their stores and I got mental blocked what does what, probably because I was also in a hurry for a meeting. And they all look the same! I already forgot the differences! So I ended up purchasing all and reviewed my beauty lessons at home.
TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom contains 100% pure cherry blossom extract instead of distilled water giving more nutrients and leaf vitamins. It also contains Sakura Min leaving skin brighter after every application. I thought it would carry a strong floral sent, but no. I am loving its light refreshing scent.
TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom Whitenng Essence
Essence, contains ALL the essential ingredients that feed your skin nutrients in a less concentrated form. It is usually applied after toning your skin to add a layer of hydration. For my oily skin, essence works really well as I feel light and comfortable with its consistency.
Description: The Cherry Blossom Whitening Essence reminds one of the bright spring days of Jeju. The flower petals of Yoshino Cherry native to Hallasan Mountain in Jeju contain skin tone bright and clear, The firming gel essence provides pinkish glow and vitality to skin as it is absorbed densely into skin along skin texture.
If you’ve encountered a product in a serum form, it basically means it is the mini form of essence and it only carries the KEY ingredients that addresses a specific skin problem (ex. undereye wrinkles). Usually, it comes in a small bottle and it is more powerful than the essence. Emulsion, on the other hand, is the slightly watery form of essence. It is made lighter so you can use it together with the serum. It is basically used to hydrate and seal all the skincare products you’ve just pampered yourself with.
TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom Whitenng Lotion
In Korean skincare regimen and based on what I’ve read on the box description, you’ll apply the lotion after the essence. The lotion will act as the sealant of moisture.
TonyMoly The Hayan Cherry Blossom Whitening Cream
Cream is the richest form of moisturizer among all. It is most suitable for dry or ultra dry skin. Again, in a normal Korean skincare regimen and based on the instructions on its box, this is the last step to follow and apply.
If you have really dry skin, it would be great to apply the three in the right order. For me, I only use the essence in the morning then add the lotion at night as the final step. Yes, I skip the cream because it feels the heaviest.
It’s true, Koreans usually have a looong skincare routine to follow which, sometimes, reaches up to 15 steps! But you have to keep in mind that the weather in Korea is very different compared here in the Philippines. With four layers of moisturizer at night, I normally feel uncomfortable already. Is it okay to skip some steps? Yes, feel free to customize your own skincare regimen according to your needs.
For me, simpler packaging means that the product is more serious with its promise. That is main the reason why I picked these items. Second, it’s pink and it has whitening effects. I have yellowish skin tone and I really envy those people who have rosy white skin. I do hope that these products would help me achieve it as I finish the bottles. Will I recommend these products? Definitely! Since I don’t use any other product for clearing up the skin, I think The Hayan Cherry Blossom Whitening products helped me in clearing my pimple scars. Thank goodness they’re all healing slowly now. Other than that, I don’t see any other improvements on my skin.
Sorry for the long post! I hope you all learned something about essence vs serum vs lotion vs cream. If not, I hope it refreshed your memory about Korean skincare regimen or it made you want to get and try these products too. Do you agree with the info that I have? Let me know in the comment box below. 🙂