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REVIEW: Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence*

The Korean skincare routine differs from our usual steps of cleanse-tone-moisturize, going up to as much as 10 steps per routine. It sounds crazy, but there is some logic behind all of it. Korean skincare systems are a bit intimidating to try for the first time because they’re so extensive, but I’ll save the meat of everything for a later post this week. For now, I’ll write a bit about the Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence* which I got in my latest BNT box.

Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence

This serum is “formulated with Biocell System Originated in Fermentation Science.” Because most of the information is in Hangul, it’s hard to decipher what this serum/essence is for. Going from my understanding of the many-stepped Korean skin care process, I’ve gathered that “essence” is usually a pre-moisturizer step, to prep the cleansed skin that’s stripped of moisture for the bigger molecules of heavier moisturizer. These usually come in a light, more liquid-y form that’s easily absorbed by the skin, and allow for easier absorption of the follow-up moisturizers.

Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence - Nozzle

The Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence is not a popular product with my fellow BNT Girls, Kine and Joanne. The formula is quite heavily perfumed, which detracts from its performance. I don’t like heavily-scented skin care, so instead of spraying it directly on my face, I spray this essence on my hand and pat it on my face.

Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer S-Essence - Hand

I quite enjoy it for daytime use, along with a light moisturizer or emulsion. The scent is pretty heavy, but I don’t mind it as much when I spray it on my hand and pat it all over my face instead of spraying it directly on my face, which is something I never really liked doing anyway. I like this essence a lot, but I feel like its performance would be more obvious if it were tested with the rest of the Bello-Vita Cell Optimizer line.

Say hello to the bntgirls official badge! * PR Sample. Product was sampled and reviewed as part of the terms outlined for the BNT Girls.

Other BNT Girls: Joanne, Kine, Doris, Bella.

I have no information regarding Bello-Vita’s animal testing policy.

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2 Comments

  1. I go back and forth with how many steps I can take in my daily routine. Half the time I add in a step because I just want to use the bugger up ;P
    This essence looks very nice, sad to hear about the strong scent.

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