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.
I love the watery texture of this serum for summer skincare. My skin always looks and feels bright, tight, and happy when using this serum.
Norah (Eureka, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging
APH is a great place to start for any serum routine I’ve tried and is frequently the product I use even when I’m too tired or busy for more than a nod to skincare. It absorbs quickly and makes my skin feel great, hydrated and smooth.
LV (Honolulu, US)
Changed my mind about APH...
My first review of the APH was kind of meh because I didn't think it did anything, and so I let the sample/travel size run out. Then I noticed after a couple of weeks that I didn't wake up with soft smooth skin and after some trial and error, I concluded the only thing different was the APH. I also noticed that other serums and moisturizers weren't absorbed as fully or it didn't dry down as matte/less oily as when I applied the APH as first serum. I was also trying out other SB products during this time which was why I didn't notice the difference right away. As soon as I reordered and resumed using APH, I feel like my skin is happy again. I may not be able to see results just yet but I can definitely feel them!