24 August 2018


You may recall some months ago when I put some gorgeous skin treats from esmi Skin Minerals to the test, including the Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum and the Golden Anti-Ageing Serum (If you missed it, you can read more about them here) - and now I’ve put some of their newest additions to the Skin Treats range to the test including;
  • esmi Skin Minerals Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie 
  • esmi Skin Minerals Pomegranate Serum Infused with Q10 Spheres
  • esmi Skin Minerals Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum Infused with 24K Gold Flakes
I love the fact that these serums are made in Australia, and are paraben free as well as they are also cruelty free and vegan, and each serum is designed to treat individual skin concerns.

But let’s talk about the actual serums, starting with the esmi Skin Minerals Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie, which is designed to fight redness and hydrate the skin. it is very gentle, and can be used past skin treatments, including laser and IPL. It contains among others;
  • Caffeine to reduce puffiness
  • Arnica to speed up healing 
  • Aloe Vera to calm the skin

I don’t really suffer with skin redness, so it is a little difficult to cast a verdict on this serum and how it performs. However, I can say that they bright green serum feels so lovely, cooling and calming on the skin. It is light and absorbs quick without greasiness, thanks to being water-based, which also means it doesn’t leave the pores clogged up. And really does leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and deeply hydrated. Because of the cooling sensation on the skin, I can also imagine that it would be lovely to sue on a hot day when the skin is warm and flushed from the sun, or of course during the winter when the skin is wind burnt. You also got to love the bright green serum, along with the fresh minty scent.

Next is the esmi Skin Minerals Pomegranate Serum Infused with Q10 Spheres, which is designed to help prevent excess pigmentation, and thereby it’s the perfect serum for my increasingly pigmented skin. It contains among others;
  • Bearberry Extract to reduce melanin production
  • Oligopeptide-68, to purify and brighten
  • Liquorice, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory 
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 3%, an antioxidant to brighten and lighten
  • Q10 Spheres to energise the cells

This light serum is also water-based, so it is light and non-greasy on my blemish prone combination skin. The serum can be used morning and night, but I admit to mainly using in the morning (and my usual retinol at night!). It feels so lovely on the skin, and I love how it feels so fresh and energising on the skin, instantly leaving it feeling soft, smooth and fresh. And after just a few uses, I did notice that my skin stated looking overall brighter and more even, also also healthier looking with a lovely radiant glow. The actual serum has a peachy-pink shade that is so girly and pretty. With the pomegranate contents, I admit that had expected it to have a fresh fruity scent, but it doesn’t, unfortunately. Rather he has a subtle scent that I can’t quite describe, though lovely nonetheless.

Finally, there’s the esmi Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum, which is a little different to the other two, as it is not a serum to be left on the skin, but rather a treatment exfoliator, so I guess in a way the name serum is a little misleading. The Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum contains among others;
  • Charcoal to detoxify, and act as anti-bacterial and anti-acne
  • 10% Fruit Acid Combination with 5% Glycolic Acid and 5% Lactic Acid to detoxify, smooth and exfoliate

The Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum is designed to gradually exfoliate the skin buffing away dead skin cells, smoothing and refining the skin, while also detoxifying the skin, drawing out impurities and underlying clogged pores, and reducing the appearance of blackheads.

The serum is intended to be used for 5 consecutive nights in a row, with a 2 day break. And it is used by applying a small amount to the semi charcoal brush, which is then massaged onto the freshly cleansed skin, avoiding the sensitive eye area. The serum is then left on the skin for about 5-10 minutes, and will start to tingle - on my skin it was every so slightly, but I am also used to strong glycolic acids. Afterwards you simply wet the charcoal brush and start buffing away the softened dead skin cells and any impurities it has drawn out, before washing it all off. You then dry your skin and follow with any of the esmi Skin Treat Serums.

You don’t need the brush, and can do it all with your fingers, but the brush does help give you an even better result, and personally I really like using it.

It did take ma little getting used to exactly how much product was needed, but I quickly discovered that it is quite concentrated so you only need a few drops. And I have to say that I am absolutely loving how soft and smooth it makes my skin. I have definitely also noticed that it has made a difference to some underlying pimples I’ve been fighting for some time, and it has helped clear up some hormonal breakouts on my chin I’ve been struggling with for some time too. And all while leaving my skin so super soft and smooth, clearer and fresher, and with such a radiant glow too.

Each of these skin treats are so beautiful on their own, that it is difficult to say which one is the best, and it really comes down to your skin type and concern, and even so, there are times where all will be handy to have in the beauty cabinet.

But needless to say, that with my blemish prone pigmented skin, I am absolutely loving the Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum, and the immediate effects it has on my skin, does mean that it is my favourite of all the semi skin treats that I’ve tried. But that said, I am also loving the Pomegranate Serum as it is clearly making my skin brighter, more even and more radiant too.

If you haven’t yet tried any of the semi Skin Treats, you really need to check then out, you wont regret it.

esmi Skin Minerals Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie - RRP: $65 / 30ml
esmi Skin Minerals Pomegranate Serum Infused with Q10 Spheres - RRP: $65 / 30ml
esmi Skin Minerals Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum Infused with 24K Gold Flakes - RRP: $65 / 30ml
esmi Charcoal Brush - RRP: $10

Available from esmi Skin Minerals and Makeup Cartel

* Some products may have been kindly provided for editorial consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy, and reviews are 100% honest and based on personal opinion and experience. Note that The Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter is not a professional or expert, so please do not substitute these opinions as professional advice. 

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