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 yuja one.
Abib Yuja Essence Vitalizing Pump promises to rejuvenate the skin, making it glow from within. It’s available on YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT for extra savings), Olive Young, Stylevana, and Amazon.
Yuja (or yuzu) is a small citrus fruit known for its anti-aging properties. Rich in antioxidants, yuja can boost collagen production and even help with the appearance of fine lines. I have combination skin that’s very prone to freckles. Some signs of aging (and parenting / sleep deprivation) are showing, so this essence got me super excited.
How to use
Apply after toner
Pat in for better absorption
I follow with sunscreen in the mornings, or serum / cream at night.
Despite being described as “watery”, the milky-white substance inside the pump bottle has a thin gel consistency. I’m used to liquid essences, almost toners, but this one is different. It’s something between an essence and a serum. Abib Yuja Essence is light, non sticky, and gets absorbed quickly.
The smell deserves a special note - it’s reminiscent of lemon, but not the artificial sweet lemon of children’s candy. No, this is the real thing - slightly bitter, mouth-puckering, deliciously citrusy.
Dullness is one of the subtle signs of aging. With time, the cell turnover slows down and the complexion stops looking as bright. Of course, lifestyle factors play a role too, but topical skin care can help.
I’ve had a good experience with Abib Yuja Essence Vitalizing Pump. I do see a slight brightening effect. I’ve been storing mine in the bathroom and there has been no change in color or appearance (I’m thinking about some vitamin C brightening products that oxidize quickly - this isn’t like that). I would maybe rename this into a serum vs an essence, but that’s a small thing. Just know that it’s not a watery essence you may be used to.
I’m excited to keep using this product as part of my skincare routine and see how my skin looks long-term. The scent alone makes me perk up in the mornings.
Abib Yuja Essence Vitalizing Pump ingredients: Citrus Junos Peel Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Choleth-24, Glycerin, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Tromethamine, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Junos Peel Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Limonene