Interested in Korean skincare? New to Korean skincare products? Have no fear I’m here to give you an overview and review of products I’ve tried and tested. Lets go on this iUNIK – Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum (50 mL) journey together!
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About the Brand
iUNIK is a simple and minimalistic brand that focuses on effectiveness of their products. Hence, the company prides on simple natural ingredients, simplistic design and packaging, and affordable prices. They aim at providing straightforward products in an era of excess. The name itself stands for: Ideal, Unique, Natural, Ingredients and Knowhow. They currently have multiple products to give you a full skincare routine using natural ingredients.
First impression of the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
Product description of Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
This serum is infused with Propolis Extract and Centella Asiatica Extract for faster skin calming. It also delivers nourishment from minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.
iUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum is an effective optimal synergy serum that includes the unique and optimal ratio of Propolis Extract 70%, Vitamin C (Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract) 12%, and other great ingredients by iUNIK. This serum helps to calm & vitalize sensitive skin.
Propolis Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Glycosyl Trehalose, Honey Extract, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Arginine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.
Moving on, the brand aims at simplicity and affordable prices, don’t confuse that with cheap! The packaging is absolutely beautiful and does not feel cheap at all. The serum is in a glass dropper bottle with a glass dropper. The glass dropper is also a little slanted at the tip to allow you to get the very last drop. Lastly, I really like the quality and design of the packaging.
The consistency is very fluid and water-like. Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum is not sticky and it spreads smoothly and is easily absorbed by my skin.
The fragrance of the serum is really light with a faint hint of citrus orange. The scent is extremely light and it does not bother me at all.
Product experience review
This is my first time using propolis which is a resin-like material that bees use to construct their bee hives. Although little scientific studies proves the full effects of this compound, it has been linked to soothing, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.
I used the Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum as the first serum after toner. Notably, my skin also absorbs it really well, does not leave a film and it does not pile or leave my face tight. The serum application is really nice and when cold, it feels really cooling and calming.
After 2 weeks, I noticed the red blemishes on my cheeks disappeared (I didn’t think they would ever). Lastly, I did not experience any skin brightening, I do think it helped with skin irritation that I was experiencing.
Pros and Cons
- ✅Good on sensitive skin
- ✅Non-sticky, no residue
- ✅Experience anti-inflammatory effects
- ✅Light fragrance
- ✅Rapid absorption
- ❌Did not experience skin brightening
📝Rating (based on 5 stars)📝
Overall, the serum was really nice. I did not experience the claimed skin brightening, however, I would buy this. Additionally, the results with my red blemishes were so great that I would include it into my routine.
Where to buy iUNIK – Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
- Directly from iUNIK’s site
- Found on Amazon through iUNIK’s Amazon store
- Alternatively, you can use my discount code INF10LEESA during checkout at Stylevana to receive 10-15% off your order. The discount code excludes instant deals and weekend deals and will expire by the end of February 2022 (I get a small commission if you use my discount code!)