Hi gorgeous 😃,
I am sure you know that I am all about acne prone skincare products since I acne prone skin. Do you understand my pain of some people giving you unsolicited advise when they never have acne before? Oh, if only we could outgrown that acne phase just by using ONLY water. If only skincare is that easy 😶😔.
I have been using this Korean serum for more than a month, iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum. This is a gentle and a plant based serum to treat acne and for even dry skin type.
iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum comes in a glass dropper style 50ml bottle. For the price of USD15.49, I think it is really affordable for the ingredients in it. The green colour comes from the ingredients and it has not synthetic colouring or fragrance in it.
What I like and find interesting is the simple ingredients consisting of Tea Tree Leaf Water 67%, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 19.5% and the other 13.5 % are extract from plants and preservative.
There are butylene Gylcol, niacinamide, Broccoli extract, alfalfa extract, cabbage extract, wheat germ extract, rapeseed, radish seed, allantoin, beta glucan, adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin and sodium copper chlorophyllin.
Sodium copper chlorophyllin is to reduce odor since not every plant smells like sugar and flowers since this product does not contain any added synthetic fragrance. It is a safe ingredients that had been using for a long time.
I like the short and simple ingredients. Still do check the ingredients list since there can be some people who are allergic to ingredients in it.
iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum is for calming the skin and to treat the acne at the same time. It does not dry my skin at all even when I only apply this serum as the last step since my place is at 35 Celcius (93 F) and humidity that is at least 92%.
Tea tree water is not the same as tea tree oil as it could be a steam distilled fraction from the leaves or is the left over after the tea tree oil is distilled from the plant. It contains part of the tea tree plant that are soluble in water and usually has a similar smell to the essential oil. So technicality no tea tree oil, but comes from the tea tree plant. In other words, tea water is much gentler that tea tree oil because tea tree oil usually will cause burn if it goes undiluted on the skin.
Terpinen-4-ol is a terpene that has an antibacterial and antifungal effect which is an active ingredient of tea tree oil. The water-soluble fraction identified as terpinen-4-ol, α-terpineol, and 1,8-cineol. Terpinen-4-ol was able to diminish the production of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-8, IL-10, and prostaglandin E2 by lipopolysaccharide-activated monocytes.
It means that it is a potential antioxidant. Tree Leaf Water 67% with Centella Asiatica Leaf Water 19.5% and other ingredients to soothe the skin irritation, whack the pimples into submission and then corn it with healing wound ingredients such as vitamin E, adenosine (for proper healing with no scars), anti-irritating and stimulate growth of healthy tissue.
Beta glucan, Broccoli, alfalfa, cabbage contains great antioxidants like vitamin A, C, and E work to support health function of immune cells and boost immune system. Our skin do absorb some product of what we put on our skin so serum does help the skin to heal faster.
iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum is a great nice gentle serum. The serum is unscented and it is a very watery liquid. It absorb almost immediately upon application on my skin. It is not drying at all given that I use it twice a day. My pimples actually get really tiny the next day and disappeared the day after. As for underground pimples, the one you can feel painful but there is no head to press, it does flatten them out and some immediately come up to a head the next day. I think it must be the high percentage of all the great ingredients put into this bottle of serum.
I actually stop using all my other acne products to try it for two days and the effect is still wonderfully fast and gentle. Given that the bottle is 50ml, I think it is a great deal and I myself would recommend it for someone who could not deal with strong BHA, AHA or just wanted something that they can use daily, show fast result but being gentle at the same time.
Overall, iUNIK Tea Tree Relief Serum is a great acne prone serum for all skin types. The simple short ingredients make it great for even sensitive skin like mine. Currently, it is one of my staple product for acne.