As Daily Vanity’s Associate Editor, Jade, entered her 30s, her acne-prone and sensitive skin welcomed another unwanted addition to the family — eczema.
She often found herself in a “Goldilocks” situation: If she treated her blemishes with exfoliants, it triggered her eczema. And if she soothed the dry eczema patches with a rich moisturiser, her pores became clogged.
While weekly sheet masks have helped, she’s since switched to something new — the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum.
“I’ve been looking to replace my weekly sheet masks for a while now as they tend to be more wasteful, being individually wrapped and made for one-time use. Not to mention, their effects are often short-lived,” she said.
Find out what she thought about this K-beauty serum, and what convinced her to make the switch!
- The serum uses a clean approach to its formula
- Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum review: First impressions
- I saw immediate results that got even better over the following 2 weeks
- How Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum fares compared to other serums I've tried
- Final thoughts on the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum
The serum uses a clean approach to its formula
“As you may have guessed, my skin gets aggravated easily, especially when I use products containing essential oils or fragrances.
Finding a convenient solution that can soothe, hydrate, and improve my skin’s texture without causing adverse effects has always been a struggle.
Vegreen’s Fragrance-Free Cica Serum first stood out to me for its plant-based, vegan, and clean formulation.
It uses a key ingredient, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, which makes up a whopping 70.7% of the product.
As this plant-derived ingredient boasts anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ageing benefits, I found that the serum was primed to target multiple of my current skin concerns.
Being fragrance-free as well, the gentle formula of the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum made my sensitive, eczema-prone skin very happy.”
Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum review: First impressions
“First off, let’s talk about the packaging. I like that the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum comes in a hygienic pump bottle, which provides a mess-free application experience. It’s also made from eco-friendly packaging, making it easier on the planet compared to most skincare products on the market.
One to two pumps of the watery and slightly gel-like serum were enough for my face and neck.
Vegreen’s Fragrance-Free Cica Serum is also incredibly lightweight and my skin drank it up fast, so there wasn’t a trace of stickiness or greasiness.
I could layer on my moisturiser and sunscreen right after without experiencing any pilling too, which was a major plus for me!
After cleansing I applied the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum generously on my face and neck, ensuring thorough coverage. I massaged any remaining serum gently onto the back of my hands (which is what we all do with sheet masks anyway, iykyk).”
I saw immediate results that got even better over the following 2 weeks
“After the first application, my skin felt instantly hydrated and noticeably softer. The redness on my cheeks and forehead, which often accompanies my eczema flare-ups, appeared calmer within minutes.
Following a two-week trial period, I observed significant improvements in my skin. Problem areas, like my forehead and chin, which are prone to eczema, felt smoother and much more hydrated.
My overall complexion also seemed to take on a healthy, glass-like texture.
And even though I experienced hormonal breakouts along my jawline during this period, the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum effectively addressed redness and irritation.”
How Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum fares compared to other serums I’ve tried
“I was surprised to find that despite its lightweight, watery texture, the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum was able to keep my skin well-hydrated throughout the day and night.
Other soothing serums I’ve tried in the past didn’t really do much to address the dryness and redness my skin experienced.
I appreciated how quickly the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum was able to soothe redness, which also meant that I didn’t have to turn to my weekly sheet masks to deeply hydrate my skin and bring down that redness.
Its non-sticky and non-greasy residue also made the overall application experience really pleasant!”
Final thoughts on the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum
“It felt like the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum arrived at just the right time, allowing me to reduce my reliance on single-use sheet masks! My skin is now much calmer, even during hormonal breakouts, and my dry, scaly patches have also improved significantly.
Surprisingly, the dark spots along my jawline (from previous blemishes) have lightened a little too.
My forehead and chin feel much more hydrated now, and my skin feels softer and less scaly.
If you have trouble balancing finicky, combination skin that’s in dire need of hydration, the Vegreen Fragrance-Free Cica Serum serum would be perfect for you!”