This post contains gifted items – however I have not received payment to talk about any of the products mentioned. Thoughts and opinions are my own. You can read more about gifted items here.
We love a cruelty free kbeauty brand. We especially love a kbeauty brand that celebrates things that are good for you, and is built upon a message of celebrating yourself and nourishing not only the skin but focusing on mental health. ‘Stress less, breathe more’ is the company motto, and something I can very well get on board with as we move into a new season. I’ve been gifted their facial cream Super* via Cospinion, to see what I think, so here is ATEM‘s SUPER cream reviewed.
SUPER claims to be a cream for both day and night, ideal for normal, combination and sensitive skin (sorry oily’s T^T). It helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and maintains/builds a youthful glow.
Key ingredients are Milk Protein (so not vegan), and a peptide complex of Snap-8 Peptide, Beta-Glucan, and Allantoin. Milk Protein works to hydrate and lock in moisture whilst soothing irritation, Snap-8 Peptide is the anti-ageing ingredient that works to smooth out the wrinkles, and Beta-Glucan and Allantoin work together to remove the appearance of irritation and dryness.
Other ingredients of note are: arnica montana (also known as wolfs bane) which reduces the appearance of dry or damaged skin by removing flaking and restoring suppleness (great if you’re suffering from eczema); Squalane, an emollient (ingredient that softens or soothes the skin) prevents moisture loss and promotes cell regeneration; Sunflower Oil, a great source of topically applied vitamin E, rich in antioxidants, and great for fighting skin issues like acne, general redness, and inflammation; Jojoba Oil, an anti-inflammatory that helps tame chapping and chafing of the skin (effective against conditions like eczema and rosacea) to keep it calm and comfortable; and Baikal Skullcap, an ingredient that has been used in traditional herbal medicine for over 2000 years, has potent skin-brightening, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
So basically it’s got a whole host of great ingredients if you’re suffering from conditions like acne, eczema, and even psoriasis.
As we all know, I am horribly eczema prone, so I live for face creams that could possibly enter the arsenal against facial acne flareups.
ATEM SUPER Cream: Review
Recyclable packaging? Check. The jar container for the SUPER cream is glass, BPA free, and recyclable. The box is made of paper, also recyclable. I love the colour combination of the forest green label with baby pink lid – it’s one of those jars that even after the product is finished, I’ll most likely find a use for it. There’s a little plastic barrier between the cream and the lid to help keep the product in the right place and also minimise contamination from external factors. The product as a whole feels really expensive, my only criticism is that you have to dip your fingers into the pot, which isn’t the most hygienic.
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I really like the consistency of the ATEM SUPER cream. It feels very lightweight on the skin, but also super moisturising which can be a hard balance to strike. It absorbs quickly, leaving a slight sheen on the areas applied, but that mattifies within minutes to leave my skin feeling soft and supple.
I’m lucky that I’m eternally baby-faced and don’t suffer from prominent wrinkles, so I can’t comment on the anti-ageing properties of the product, but I have noticed that my skin does appear plumper and more moisturised even on days where I know my water intake has not been the best. It’s nice to know that the heavy-duty moisture-locking ingredients have my back.
I also haven’t experienced any irritation at all whilst using this cream, which probably comes as no surprise because all the ingredients are specifically meant to minimise any and all irritation – but I thought I’d note it anyway, just in case.
Overall, I genuinely enjoy using the ATEM SUPER cream in my nighttime routine, and I think as the weather warms up it might make its way into my daytime routine, as it has a nice lightweight feel without stickiness.
excuse the eye makeup – I hadn’t removed it before taking the picture. The rest of my face is makeup free, however. Not trying to pull a Kylie Jenner by ‘not using the products how they were intended’ 🙂
Another one to add to the growing list of cruelty free kbeautybrands! I’m so happy that I got to introduce this company, as they seem very intent on delivering products that adhere to their brand identity and also fall in line with the current movement of championing clean beauty – especially in a country where the air is literally the antithesis of clean.
I hope you found this review helpful! I love trying out new products and have a couple lined up ready to be swapped into my current routine to see how they fare, so look out for that! I’d love to know what your go-to moisturiser is!!