This review contains affiliate links. I won this product in a giveaway.
Abib is a new to me brand. I won a wonderful package through Picky (highly recommend that app. Sign up here using invitation code 982961C6), and have had a great time getting to know the products. Watch the unboxing reel here.
The prize included four different essences - today’s review is about the okjuk one.
Abib Okjuk Essence Nutrition Pump promises to rejuvenate the skin and help with elasticity. It’s available on YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT for extra savings), Olive Young, Stylevana, and Amazon.
The brand calls this essence “cream type”. The consistency is that of an emulsion, and I think it would have been less confusing to title it as such. When I hear “essence”, I think of watery ones or at least thin gels. This is completely different.
How to use:
Apply to clean skin after toner
Sometimes I use other watery essences before this
Seal with moisturizer
Okjuk is a plant (also called Solomon seal) that promises to provide nutrition to the skin. I have not (to the best of my knowledge) had other skincare products with this ingredients before.
This essence is made without alcohol, fragrance, and essential oils.
I wish I had this in the Fall and Winter, when the cold weather outside and the indoor heat made my combination skin extra dry and angry. The Abib Okjuk Essence feels like a hug for battered skin. It has no scent (fragrance free doesn’t always mean scent free, but it does in this case) and goes on wonderfully.
I mostly use it in the evening toward the end of my skincare steps, and then follow with a moisturizer. In the morning, I would go in with SPF without any other creams or emulations.
I have combination skin and the Okjuk Essence nourishes the dry parts without congesting the oily ones.
I notice that my skin looks plump and nourished after using this. I can’t comment on elasticity as those kinds of results would be gradual over a prolonged period of time. My only wish would be for a name change. This feels a lot more like an emulsion / lotion than an essence (in my understanding of the essence concept, anyway).
Pro tip - put a little bit on dry hands and then follow with a sleeping mask or a heavy cream to restore over-sanitized, over-washed hands to their former glory.
Have you tried this essence? What did you think?
Abib Okjuk Essence ingredients: Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Methyl Gluceth-20, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Adenosine, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA