Give your skin the rich herbal cocktail of many an Asian grandmother’s loving herbal soups with the Asian Powerhouse Serum. I formulated this serum by using herbal extracts that remind me of traditional Asian health-boosting soups and stews made for me when I was little by my mother and grandmother.
Ingredient Deep Dive:
🌿 Ginseng: this antioxidant powerhouse is revered in traditional Chinese medicine for its ability to revive tired skin and its anti-aging properties.
🌿 Sake: Sake is incredible for evening skin tone and diminishing the appearance of scars, as well as to make skin appear younger and fresher.
🌿 Turmeric: a traditional ingredient used across Asia to speed scar healing, to even skin tone and brighten skin.
🌿 Camellia Japonica: also known as Tsubaki, this beautiful flower and plant is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E, and Omega 3, 6 and 9 and is many a Japanese woman’s skin secret.
🌿Goji Berries are antioxidant rich and helps rejuvenate sun damaged skin
🌿 Mushroom extract mix: mushrooms are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and have anti-aging effects
🌿Bamboo and fermented Bamboo: provides deep hydration and helps with hyperpigmentation.
Asian Powerhouse Serum functions like a K-Beauty "essence" to be applied right after cleansing, and before heavier layers like the Marine Serum and facial oils. Pairs extremely well with Marine Serum (which will go on after you apply Asian Powerhouse).
Travel Size 7ml $15 | Full Size 1 oz $75
Evens skin tone
Instructions: Apply after double cleansing and toning, and follow with facial oils and moisturizers. Can be layered with other serums or essences, and also used as an essence toner.
Note: some studies say to avoid Ginseng, an ingredient in this serum, during pregnancy. Check with your healthcare professional before using.
Ingredients: (Distilled Water and 1% Hyaluronic Acid), Ginseng Extract, Sake Extract, Camellia Japonica Extract, Goji Berry (Wolfberry) Extract, Mushroom Extract, Bamboo Bioferment, Fermented Bamboo Water, Turmeric Extract, Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) Extract, (Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol).
Huge fan of this serum, using it twice a day after applying toner. Really nourishes my skin!
My expectations were raised after I read the review that healed a user’s acne. This serum stings every time I use it. I’m guessing I’ll need more time to see an improvement although I’m not sure I’ll be able to tell anyway… I think I’ve not been picking the right products and/or distracted by stellar reviews of products that are not relevant to my needs. 🤷🏻♀️ Otherwise the serum spreads easily enough and absorbs really quickly.
This was just the right serum to serve as a base for all other serums to add onto. This serum helped my face feel neutralized, clean and soaked in well as opposed to just sitting on top of my skin. I tried the sample which was a perfect size for me to try and get a sense of its effectiveness. I will be sure to buy the full size soon!
For the last month I've been trying different serum samples (Marine, Snail, Hydra, this one) and none make my skin look and feel like APH. My skin instanly calms down and I have no redness, puffiness or overproduction of oil. I think I found a winnner. I love this so much I'd bathe in it if I could.
I have been using APH for several years now and can't imagine my skin without it. It's my base serum and I use it twice a day, every day. It is light and a few drops absorb well and cover my whole face. My skin is brighter, dark spots from old acne lesions have disappeared and my skin is the healthiest it has ever been. I struggled with acne since age 10 and now I'm in my 40s and I can *finally* say that I don't have acne anymore. APH is a must-have. It pairs nicely with Marine to make my skin happy.