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Until a few months ago, I associated Papa Recipe with lovely sheet masks, but not much else. But then I got some more goodies from the brand and fell in love with their skincare - read all of the reviews so far by clicking #PapaRecipe (and more articles to come).
Papa Recipe Noble Rot Lifting Essence promises to hydrate and nourish sensitive skin, improve elasticity, the appearance of wrinkles, and even provide a lifting effect. It’s thicker than water (but still very easy to pour out and apply) and has a mild, barely noticeable scent. It’s not sticky or heavy. The essence is available on Papa Recipe official Amazon storefront. Save 20% until April 23rd with code 20PRNOBLE (works on the essence and the ampoule!).
How to use
Apply after cleansing, using a cotton pad or hands
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
Let’s talk about the product name - why “noble rot”? It’s not the most attractive title, at least not to an English speaker. Noble rot, or botrytis cinerea, is a type of fungus that grows on grapes (and other fruit) and is commonly utilized in wine making. Papa Recipe essence contains 82% Botrytis Cinerea/Grape Fruit Ferment Extract, and now the name makes sense. In addition, it features hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and adenosine. A full list of ingredients can be found at the end of the article.
Despite being called an essence, Papa Recipe Noble Rot can be used as a toner or layered with other toners / essences. My advice is to experiment and see what works best for your skin.
I’ve been using Papa Recipe Noble Rot Lifting Essence as part of my evening routine for several weeks. It should work just fine in the mornings as well, but my combination skin doesn’t need much in the AM (just vitamin C and an SPF most days).
I love all the hydration this essence offers! I have an oily t-zone that becomes even oilier when dehydrated, and dry/normal cheeks. I’ve also been using adapalene and going through the adjustment phase, so I needed all the extra care I could get.
Most nights, I use this right after cleansing, then follow with a serum and moisturizer. Sometimes, I’ll start with a more watery toner first. All the ways have been working well. My favorite has been to couple the essence with Papa Recipe Noble Rot ampoule (review here). My skin is soft, hydrated, and nourished (but not overwhelmed or congested). The essence plumps fine lines and wrinkles well too. The name isn’t my favorite, but the product surely is.
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Papa Recipe Noble Rot Lifting Essence ingredients: Water Butylene Glycol Glycerin Botrytis Cinerea/Grape Fruit Ferment Extract 1,2-Hexanediol Panthenol Chondrus Crispus Extract Ethylhexylglycerin Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer Hydroxyethylcellulose Adenosine Dipropylene Glycol PVM/MA Copolymer Sodium Hyaluronate Pantolactone Disodium EDTA