BEAUTY | THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum Review

What is it that you need to know about facial serum? That it helps to hydrate, nourish, helps other products for better absorption and so much more. Face serum has better ingredients than any moisturizers or creams because of the active ingredients therefore serum is usually priced at a higher level. Face serum is to be applied after toner, before creams or moisturizers. But have you come across a serum that has to be applied after cleansing? Let me introduce you to THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum.

THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum is anti-aging serum that uses European natural blending method from Le Marche, Italy. This serum includes the the blending formula fro Europe Therapist's essential oil recipe and French Thalassotherapy essential ingredients. 

Thalasso means 'sea' while 'Therapia' means 'treatment', therefore Thalassotherapy is referred as method where it uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea and marine environment for wellbeing. The sea water used in a THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum is from the seas of France which has 100 times mineral than Evian mineral water.  The 3 main ingredients in the Thalassotherapy water includes :

 Sea Water ~ Enriched with Sodium Chloride and useful minerals such as magnesium, calcium, magnesium sulfate, calcium carbonate, etc. 
♥  Blue Algae ~ A blue seaic organism that contains an anti-oixidant property called phycocyanin
♥ Oligo-fur-cell-a-ran ~ A natural polysaccharide (sugar compound) that forms moiture barrier on the skin to retain water inside skin cells.

There are 3 essential oils mixed in this wonderful serum, Palmarosa, Avocado and Sandalwood. Palmarosa treats skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis and has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Avocado oil which is extracted from the fruit itself cares and moisture the skin. while Sandalwood promotes healthy skin, prevent blemishes, wrinkles and sagginess. 

When these 3 essential oils mixed with natural polysaccharide (thalassotherapy water), it creates micro crystal particles that helps to penetrate into skin quickly to moisturize and maximize anti-aging effects. Then it will form a crystal coating on top of the skin to prevent moisture from escaping! I know this such a lengthy information, but I need you to understand how does this First Serum really works! :D 

The consistency of the THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum is watery, it does not have the texture of the normal serum that is usually thick. It feels light weight, doesn't feel greasy and I love the scent! It has the same scent with all The Therapy Cream and I absolutely love the scent. I used this serum right after cleansing then proceed with my toner. Sometimes I have to admit that I skip my toner and just use this serum with the Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pads (exfoliation side). I love the feeling how smooth my skin feels! The serum refreshes my skin and makes the after products absorbs better into my skin. There's just something about it that feels magical.  I can feel that my skin is soaking up all the goodness of my serum and moisturizer right after I applied the first serum. I don't know how to explain it, but I really want you try this! It's amazing! :)

Volume indicator, useful to se how much you have used

THE FACE SHOP  The Therapy Green Tea Cotton Pads is a compressed double-sided soft 100% cotton pads with finely-milled Jade particles and Green Tea Powder to exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities. Most of the time I used the green side to exfoliate simply because I love the feeling of a clean and exfoliate feel. I used 3 drops each time and apply it all over my skin. If I don't use it on the cotton pads, I will pump directly on my skin and massage my face. Besides using it as a serum and exfoliate, there are other methods that you can use this serum too! Use it as face mask by soaking the serum on your dry sheet mask. Make sure that the mask is completely soaked. Use it on your face up to 15 minutes, and voila, supple and refreshed skin!

I love the glass packaging with gold accent, very luxury-feel. A bottle of 130ml THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum is retailed at RM148.29 (inclusive 6% GST) and you can get it via online and in physical store. Check out the all new Pavilion outlet, it is beautiful, you would want to spend hours in there! :)

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