Thursday, May 30, 2013

[Review] V10 Plus Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Sorry for the hiatus my ♥s! tinyceci was away attending many events in the month of May! Audi Fashion Festival, Wine Voyage, Music Matters, YouTube Fan Fest, The Great Gatsby Premiere and etc... ^^;;

Today tinyceci will review a Japanese brand V10 plus, most famous for their serum, even local stars with flawless skin like Fann Wong swears by them. 

Aren't you just jealous how these lovely ladies NEVER seem to age? I'm so inspired after meeting celebrities like Sharon Au, Jacelyn Tay and Andrea de Cruz whom I've practically grown up watching them on telly when tinyceci was just a little kid to now an adult. They are FABULOUS.

Okay yet I digress again.

A few weeks ago, tinyceci attended a bloggers event organized by Spa Symphony and V 10 Plus for a product demonstration. Did you know that Spa Symphony is owned by National Swimmer Leslie Kwok? The place is cozy and pretty accessible in ION.

We had the lovely Akiko Yokota-san, the founder of V 10 Plus, speak to us about V 10 Plus star products, the serums in colorful and pretty drip bottles, followed by the Water Base Peeling Gel. 

There are a total of 10 serums to suit and ameliorate all types of skin conditions. We were each given the Hyaluronic Serum and the Water Base Peeling Gel to try out. Both products won the Cosmopolitan Beauty Award in 2012 and 2013.

♥ BIO CELL Serum
♥ Vitamin-A Serum
♥ Amino Serum
♥ Pcynogenol Serum
♥ Placenta Serum
♥ Licorice Serum
♥ Hyaluronic Serum [That's what tinyceci is going to review today!~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋ] 
♥ Ceramide Serum
♥ Collagen Serum
♥ Vitamin-C Serum

1. The Product

V10 Plus Hyaluronic Acid Serum

2. Price 
128SGD for 30ml 

3. Packaging
I love nozzle drip type bottles. My favorite serum for lightening acne scars is the Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution which is a nozzle drip bottle. It's perfect for controlling the amount you want, which usually for me is just a single drop, to cover the entire face.

V 10 Plus has a little something extra. Remember the first picture of serum bottles in beautiful rainbow colors? Akiko-san calls it color therapy. Simply put, when you do your skincare in the morning, seeing these pretty bottles lightens and brightens your mood, making you and your skin happier! 

I love aqua blue and intense light blue like this Hyaluronic Acid Serum! I have to agree with Akiko-san, seeing these pretty bottles makes me want to collect-em all! Especially looking at the helpful leaflet with a checklist for skin issues, I think I seriously need to use 90%, if not all of them! T.T

There are also Finnish label instructions. Apparently V 10 Plus can also be purchased in Finnish Departmental Stores. 

 4. Shelf Life
6 months after opening. Manufactured in Sept 2012 and expires in Sept 2015.

5. Ingredient list
YES it's in English! And also, not too many ingredients which is good. 

However, this contains glycols so people who are OCD towards glycols may need to take extra care.

6. Application
The instructions on the box say to take 3 drops and apply all over the face and neck after cleansing. 

I find that 1 drop is more than enough for my whole face and neck because the product is pretty viscous and 1 drop is relatively big.

For serums like this (SKII for example), it is better to use them right after cleansing, before your usual skincare routine for the serums to penetrate the skin better.

The photo on the lower left shows my hand after applying the serum and the right hand without. I can see an immediate effect of softer and smoother skin! The texture is also very good, soothing and deeply hydrates.

7. Stickiness
Some of my friends who also tried this product commented that the serum has a bit of a sticky after feeling.

I think the key is not to apply too much product, because I got the "sticky" feeling too after applying 3 drops.

And also, try to spread it evenly all over face first before lightly patting the skin till it is dry. In this way, the serum will be absorbed better into the skin, and there will be lesser chances of the stickiness from occurring. 
Let me know if you have any other tips!


Pretty bottle 
Deeply hydrating
Easy to apply
Can be applied with other serums

May have a little sticky after feeling
Not that easily available, can only purchase in Spas

Recommended for:
- Ladies with dry skin or outer oily, inner dry skin (like tinyceci T.T) looking to deeply hydrate their skin
- Ladies exposed to long hours in dry environments like air conditioned offices 
- Those heading over to dry countries for vacation
- Mature ladies who are starting to see signs of aging like fine lines
- Everyone, really!

Want to try V10 plus? 

Check their website link here for a list of the stores which carry V 10 Plus!

Stand a chance to win a mystery gift from V10 plus! 

photo on facebook! 


Spread the news and good luck to yall~! ^^

I love how V10 Plus gives back to the society, 
props for Corporate Social Responsibility!

Please also remember to 'like' V 10 plus on facebook! 

Do check out the reviews from my dear friends,Ciramisu for more skin tests and TheHieno for the finnish perspective! ^^

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