ZYMOGEN - Green apple AHA reviews

Saturday, April 06, 2013

ZYMOGEN - Green apple AHA reviews

So what is zymogen about?

It's a korean based brand company which uses enzyme extrated from plants (Which means its 100% organic :)) to gently effective stimulate our skin to produce new skin cells.  (http://zymogen.asia/brandstory.html)

What are their best seller?

1. Zymogen Active Source-Ferment Houttuynia Cordata Extract – Fermented houttuyunia extract reduce sebum and minimize the wide pore to regenerate clean skin through trouble care (Also treat pimple and blemishes)

2. Zymogen NutriActive Centella Ferment Essence – Fermented Centella Asiatica extracts act on skin to regenerate the damaged skin and remove the trouble spot

3. Zymogen Green Apple AHA10 Essence – Natural AHA is from apple blossoms care skin turn-over for darkness skin to bright and clean, also skin peeling at once for becoming fresh skin.

I was provided the Zymogen Green Apple AHA10 Essence

Just a background info about what is AHA/BHA?

Both AHAs and BHA are brilliant options for exfoliating the surface of skin. Both AHA and BHA work to reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen, and firm skin but each has its special qualities you'll want to consider when deciding which one to use:

  • AHAs are preferred for sun-damaged and dry skin because they exfoliate on the surface of skin and have the added benefit of also improving moisture content.
  • BHA is preferred for oily, acne-prone skin and for treating blackheads and white bumpsbecause BHA can get through the oil that's clogging your pores, normalizing the lining of the misshapen pore that contributes to acne.
  • BHA has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. Those are two more reasons to use a BHA exfoliant if you have acne or sensitive, reddened skin.
  • BHA is preferred for those struggling with rosacea. Not everyone with rosacea can tolerate an exfoliant, but it is wise to experiment with a BHA product to see how your rosacea responds. It is quite likely you'll see less redness and a smoother, more even skin with fewer breakouts.

If your skin is sun-damaged and you're also struggling with acne or clogged pores, add a BHA product to your routine. If you'd like to use an AHA and BHA at the same time, that is an option, though not really necessary. Some people find they work well when they're applied at the same time, but if you want to give this a try it is best to apply them separately, one during the day and one in the evening.

Credits from Paula Choice

So far i only tried the BHA 2% liquid from PC and i am quite interested to try out the AHA - although i know that this isnt a comparision with the PC brand. But my skin so far react well with the BHA and i want to know how it does for AHA. 

so i ask the level of concentration for the AHA product that they are going to sent to me (so this is what i copy + paste from the email and what they recommend to whom)


Green Apple AHA Washform (AHA level 0.1%)
Green Apple AHA Toner (AHA level 0.4%)
Green Apple AHA 10 Essence (AHA level 10%)
Green Apple AHA Emulsion (AHA level 0.3%)
Green Apple AHA Cream (AHA level 0.1%)

Basically AHA products have been recommended for Oily Skin Type People.
In General, over 0.5% of AHA level products can stimulate your skin.
In other words, we recommend you to do Patch Test before you use ‘Green Apple AHA 10 Essence’.
In addition, we also recommend you to use ‘Green Apple AHA 10 Essence’ after using Toner and Lotion.
If you have Oily Skin Type, you might not have to worry about using the product.

If you notice there is toner, essence, emlusion... its a sort of confusion right. Basically you want to start with the lightest texture/concentration and work your way up. This is the best way that your face can properly absorb the product into the skin in the quickest and effective way.

Washfoam > Toner > 
Emulsion >  Essence> Cream

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Green Apple AHA Washform (AHA level 0.1%)
I love how this smell, it doesnt lather into foam like texture like my HG hada labo cleanser but it cleans my face well and not tight at all!

Should i mention that 1 pump is enough for my face and i do not need to measure how much do i need :) plus plus point! 

3.5/5 stars

Green Apple AHA Toner (AHA level 0.4%)
Green Apple AHA Emulsion (AHA level 0.3%)
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i like that they have this little cap/stopper/protector thingy that makes it more hygenic and travel friendly :) (details details details)
(Left is the toner, Right is the emlusion)

Toner: It "double" cleanse my face really well! even after the face wash, i notice after wiping the cotton soaked toner it somehow grabs the "dust" that is undetectable by my other toner. Which really amazes me and i look forward to this step haha! because it some how give me a surprise effect to make sure every residue is being clean away! 

4.5/5 stars

Emlusion: Its light weight and slight green apple scented product (All product has but it not noticeable when settle into the skin). it absorb into the skin really well and does not leave any sticky or tacky feeling at all. Plus 1 pump is enough for my face for thin application. But i go for 2 pump so that my skin is able to handle the harsh concentrated essence that i going to put next :)

3.5/5 stars

Green Apple AHA 10 Essence (AHA level 10%)

i have to say this is by far the most surprising essence - not about the product/essence just yet. Look at the dropper it has a so call stopper that prevent less air getting into the product/essence possible. I am already wow by the details the company trying to pull off!

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Story: Before application i do not know how much i need to put. So i basically did like 5 drops which is 5 Main point of my face. after which i just slater it on my face without doing any test patch etc because when i try it on my hand for test patch it has no reaction what so ever!

MY FACE TINGLE AND HAVE A SLIGHT BURN!! then i recall that anything above 5% have reaction on the face. so i let it be and the feeling subside!

Result: Thankfully the tingly feeling subside and result is i enjoy the essence - as compare with the BHA (8% liquid) i have its a totally new experience and it leaves my face slightly dry even after i apply emlusion before that so i recommend that to apply your suitable moisturiser after that immediately :)

** NOTE! - do not do test patch on hand because its not accurate at all! hahaha! always do at the corner of you jaw line area to see how you react.

3.5/5 stars

Green Apple AHA Cream (AHA level 0.1%)

you can see how thick the cream is. and my first though was "oh dear this is not gonna work for me.. its too thick!" but when i tried it on my face (half a pea size amount) it gives a nice lovely texture like a "flim" over my face and my hand just wont stop touching my face. This should not be call cream - its basically like a gel + silicon texture that makes my face so so smooth!! 

However when i tried it with more then what i suppose to reach out for (more then pea size), my face turns super oily greasy feeling that i think more suitable for "night sleep mask effect" with aircon on of course! hahah!

2/5 stars

What is my overall opinion about the brand? 

So far what i tried - Zymogen Green Apple AHA10 is really good. Especially toner and essence, because this 2 product surprise me and i immediately fall in love with the effect that my skin feel when applying the product that it. But the one that disappoint me is the cream because this is a product that its either you love or hate at 1st sight and to me it's in-between because i always sleep with my aircon on and only can use it at night while it not okay to use it in the day because you will feel sticky immediately! alternative it works as a great moisturiser for your crack heels or dry patches you have around the arms :)

Do like Zymogen at their facebook and what i know is that they going to launch their brand in singapore soon but you can visit their website for more info and purchase over there via qoo10 !

thanks for the read and feel free to ask any question about it :)

** PS i having my exams soon and finger cross that i able to grad this year!! hehe!

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