@Skinwithlinh x Rovectin Reviews: Lotus Water Cream & Skin Essentials Aqua Activating Serum

Hi everyone! My name is Linh, I’m 27 and currently working full-time. I started my ‘skinstagram’ @skinwithlinh_ back in September 2020 when we were all in lockdown as a way to share my obsession with skincare and also as a way to keep myself busy. It’s been such a fun (and sometimes challenging) journey so far, but it brings me so much joy being able to share my love for skincare. Before I start the review, a little about my skin. I have oily breakout-prone skin that can sometimes be dehydrated. Here’s a photo of me and my bare-face skin:

Rovectin, the brand

If you haven’t tried Rovectin, I would highly recommend! The brand focuses on developing high quality skincare with restorative properties. They are clean, hypoallergenic, gentle and effective, making it suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.

Rovectin Lotus Water Cream

Claims & Key Ingredients

The Lotus Water Cream is a gentle moisturiser that is lightweight and delivers long-lasting hydration throughout the day. It contains 75% lotus water extract, which works as an antioxidant; niacinamide that works to brighten the skin and maintain a healthy skin barrier, as well as glycerine, panthenol and allantoin to simultaneously hydrate and soothe the skin. It also contains high contents of natural moisturizing factors (NMF) to increase moisture retention and prevent dryness or dehydration in the skin.

Packaging

It comes in a 60ml tube which is a pretty average size for water creams, and also includes a sheet of cute stickers which you can use to personalise your tube. I personally love these little details as they make the product more enjoyable and fun. The tube packaging also makes it more hygienic, alleviating the need to stick your fingers into a product.

Texture & Scent

In terms of texture, this water cream has a very lightweight gel texture that is water-based, and does not leave a tacky or greasy residue on the skin. It’s also fragrance free, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Price

At $26 AUD for 60ml at La Cosmetique, or approximately 45c per ml, this water cream is quite affordable and a great option for those looking for a new moisturiser that won’t break the bank.

Performance & Rating

I love how hydrated and plump my skin looks every time I use this water cream. It’s light enough to not turn me into a grease ball, and locks in hydration for the whole day. This cream is perfect for those with normal to oily skin, and I think would work as a great AM moisturiser for those with dry skin. 5/5.

Skin Essentials Aqua Activating Serum

Claims & Key Ingredients

The Aqua Activating Serum is a lightweight and hypoallergenic serum that works to provide long-lasting hydration, minimise the appearance of fine lines and improve uneven skin tone. It contains glycerine, trehalose, arginine and hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate the skin; niacinamide to help improve uneven skin tone and maintain the skin barrier; and peptides & adenosine to assist with anti-aging and fine lines.

Packaging

This serum comes in a gorgeous frosted glass bottle, making the product feel very weighty and luxurious. It contains 35ml of product, which is slightly larger than the average serum bottle (usually 30ml). It has an airless pump that dispenses an even amount of product, making it easy to determine how much product is required. I usually use around 3-4 pumps.

Texture & Scent

In terms of texture, the serum has a thick but lightweight gel texture that is almost a similarly consistency to the water cream. However, when spread across the skin, the serum is quickly absorbed without leaving any kind of residue. It is also fragrance free. 

Price

At $45 AUD for 35ml at La Cosmetique, or approximately $1.30 per ml, this serum is a bit on the pricey side. However, if you have the change, then this serum is great for that hydration boost.

Performance & Rating

I do enjoy how hydrated my skin feels when using this serum, and when used in conjunction with the water cream, my skin never feels dry or dehydrated. However, I do think that you can get other hydrating serums for a more affordable price. So, for that reason, this serum is a 3/5 for me.

Skin Essential Dr. Mask Cica & Aqua

Claims & Key Ingredients

These sheet masks work to target different skin concerns with their Cica mask aiming to hydrate, soothe and fight breakouts while their Aqua mask works to intensely hydrate and plump the skin. The Cica masks contain calming and soothing ingredients such as centella, madecassoside and houttuynia cordata, as well as calamine to help fight breakouts. The Aqua masks contain glycerin, 7 types of hyaluronic acid, arginine, allantoin and panthenol to help maintain a healthy water barrier and lock in moisture.

Packaging

Each box contains 5 individually packaged sheet masks. The individual packets are also made of paper, making it easy to tear open.

Texture & Scent

All masks are soft and very well saturated with plenty of leftover serum to add to the mask or apply to your neck. The masks are well fitted and do not slide off. Once the mask is removed, and serum fully absorbed into the skin, I found that the Aqua left a tacky feeling on the skin, however not so much an issue with the Cica mask. All masks are fragrance free.

Price

At $20 AUD for a pack of 5 masks at La Cosmetique, or $4 a mask, this mask is decently priced.

Performance & Rating

I personally don’t use masks or sheet masks that often, however when I do, it always feels like a pamper night! My skin felt well hydrated, soft and supple after using these masks. 4/5.

Overall, I really enjoy using Rovectin products! They’re always so gentle and perfect for sensitive or irritated skin. If you haven’t tried them already, do check them out! Not included in the products for review, but I also love their Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion and the Cica Care Balm!

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you over on Instagram!

Linh xx.


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