Neogen has been a brand on my radar for the longest time.  If you think you haven’t seen this brand, you might actually be wrong.  Does Neogen Derma Bio-peel pads, cleansers with real green tea leaves ring a bell?  Well that is Neogen!  I believe they were even in Sephora at one point but it doesn’t seem like they are anymore.  I’ve actually been eyeing this specific product long ago when Memebox was still in operations.  A couple of people have reviewed it and has said great things about it but I just personally never got to try it, until now!  I am on Neogen’s PR list so I will be receiving some of their products here and there to try and report back for you guys.  Pads of any sorts have easily became a favourite for someone lazy like me hehe.  Peeling, essence, serum pads, you name it.. just send them my way :P.  Okay, let’s get started with the review!

Full name of product:
Neogen Gold black caviar essence & gold tightening pack kit

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Feel a gold rush in your skin as you pamper yourself with the benefits of gold! 
A premium 9-in-1 mask pad provides professional skin care results with at-home convenience: Anti-aging, Lifting, Boosting Elasticity, Improving Skin tone, Improving Skin Texture, Detoxifying, Proven 50hour Lasting Moisturizing, Nourishing, Glowing.

These kits were designed with the intention of reducing and minimizing the oxidation process of the essential ingredients by packaging the essence formula in a separately sealed container, so you can freshly open and pour right before you start using. The fresh essence formula delivers luxe ingredients like Gold and Black Caviar at their most active & fresh state, allowing maximized benefits to the skin.

You will receive fresher and elevated skin benefits throughout the complete duration of use achieving a brighter, ultra-hydrated, firmer, and healthier skin than ever!

Price:
$48 USD/ 39,000 won in Korea

Amount of product:
250 mL + 25 sheets

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Neogen US
Amazon

Ingredients:
Water(Aqua), PEG/PPG-17/6Copolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera(Grape) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Oil, Cyclodextrin, Caviar Extract, Panthenol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rutin, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polycaprolactone, Retinol, Polysorbate20, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Machilus Odoratissima Bark Extract, Benincasa Cerifera Seed Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Bark Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Extract, Pinus Koraiensis Seed Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Broussonetia Kazinoki Bark Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pearl Extract, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Adenosine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Gold, Triethanolamine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Fragrance(Parfum)

How to use:
Use once a day in the morning or evening.
1. When you are ready to use, pour the essence into the container of triple-layer pads until they are fully submerged. *For increased effectiveness, refrigerate up to nine hours.
2. Use the tweezers to remove pads from container. Slip your fingers into pad pocket and use the threaded side to gently wipe off dead skin and exfoliate.
3. After you finish exfoliating using the threaded side, use the embossed side to wipe over the exfoliated areas again using a wiping motion starting from inner to outwards for further essence absorption.
4. When done, discard the pads and gently pat down all leftover essence formula until it is fully absorbed. *You can store the remaining soaked pads in room temperature or in the refrigerator if you prefer an additional cooling effect during use.

Product packaging:
Packaging for this essence pad is actually really extra, and I absolutely love it!!  It comes with a stand which holds the black jar that contains the pads itself.  On the side of the stand, you actually have your tweezers standing at attention like those soldiers standing outside of the Buckingham Palace.  Along with the jar of pads, there is a separate jar which contains the essence with the gold flakes, because we are super booshie queens like that.

Okay, don’t laugh… but I haven’t got the heart to pour the essence into the jar.  I’ve just been cheap and dipping the pads into the jar of essence when I need to use it because I don’t want to waste the liquid gold, nor do I want it to dry out.

Texture/ Finish:
The pads itself are really well built and good quality.  On one side, we have the textured side which seems like it is a tightly woven texture.  If you guys have been with me for a while, you know I love me the Wishformula bubbling peeling pad and the first time I used it, I was actually able to save the sponge with the textured side to it.  But it seems like nowadays, you can’t keep the sponge because the acid has been breaking down the sponge which makes me sad…  So I’ve been living off of this pad and it does the exact same thing but it does a two in one, moisturize and gets rid of my dead skin as well.

The other side is a soft, slightly textured side which your suppose to use after you used the first side.  This side is suppose to aid in pushing in the essence into the skin as well as wiping away any leftover dead skin on your face.

The essence itself is a liquidy consistency that contains little gold flakes.  This product truly has some amazing moisturizing powers because I did underestimate if this product could even save my dry skin.  On the packaging, it says it works for all skin types.  If you are an oily skin type, can you comment down below and tell me if this product works for you or not?  I’m scared it might be too moisturizing but I could be wrong.

As for the essence on the face, it takes no time at all for it to absorb into the skin.  You can definitely use this product in the morning or night and it doesn’t make cosmetics slip and slide on your face which is an advantage.

Moisture level measurements:
As you can see from my chart, this product truly delivers the hydrating I need.  The jump from before and after is quite shocking and I don’t think my little device is lying since my skin definitely feels hydrated.

pH level:
pH 5

Fragrance?:
This product has a very citrus scent to it, but it doesn’t smell like citrus toilet cleaner or lemon pledge, so don’t worry. Smell-o-scale: 7.5/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.

Pro:
-super hydrating
-easy to use
-peeling side is very effective

Con:
Nothing!

Repurchase?:
Yes!

Stars given out of 5:
🌟🌟🌟🌟

Overall thoughts:
This product is definitely worth the hype.  It is easy to use, a two in one product where it gets rid of my dead skin while hydrating.  The essence is surprisingly super moisturizing and everything is very travel friendly… well if you put it into a smaller jar haha.  Overall there’s nothing much to say about this product other then it is really good, does what it says it will do and I do feel like my skin is dewy, plumper, more rejuvenated afterwards.  Two thumbs up and I do recommend this product.Product provided by Neogen

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