Troiareuke Aesthetic Start Kit Review

Juli 11, 2018

Hi there,

it’s so good to see you again! Life has been hectic and my job has me tightly in it’s grip, but I just miss writing so much that I’ll make a night shift to finally give you something new to read ๐Ÿ™‚ 
Just a few weeks ago, I have had the pleasure to be able to test the Aesthetic Start Kit from Troiareuke, which has been sent to me by stylekorean.com {pr-sample} I have not heard of this brand prior to testing it, but I was immediately intrigued by the presentation as well as their major ingredients in this line – Centella Asiatica (long time readers will know just how much my skin loves this!)
Since I barely had any knowledge about this brand, here are a few background facts, kindly provided by Katherine from skinfullofseoul.comskinfullofseoul.com :
“ They [Troiareuke] began as a professional brand, with only their spa treatments offered to the public. However after demand from spa customers, they created their premium skincare range, aimed at providing real skincare solutions to a variety of skin issues. Theyโ€™re a mid to high end brand, and each customer receives a skin consultation from the esthetician in store to help decide on products suitable for the individualโ€™s skin needs. „
Personally, even though I had ni prior knowledge about this particular brand, it definitely looked like a high end brand to me. Bonus point: The set came with a full ingredients list for every single item, yeah! Every item was carefully assembled in a set where every item had their own designated place. The packaging of the product itself was, to me at least, somewhere between hipster-minimalistic and medical cosmetics. It definitely gives the impression of a high end product to me. But can it really be called high end…? (Spoiler: One was a hit and one was a miss for me.)

The Aesthetics Start Kit comes with the following products:

Except for the cream, which is already the full size item, all items are a smaller „try-out“ version of the actual product. I really prefer those kind of sets instead of the full size items for various reasons: I am very often traveling back and forth between places, so smaller items are just easier to carry with. However, the bigger reason is that since my skin is very acne-prone, I like being able to try out various products in a set than having to commit to a fullsize item that may or might not work for me. Speaking of which, lets dive into the details!

– Troiareuke ACSEN Oil Cut Cleansing –

– holds 55ml (full size: 120ml)
– gel-type cleanser
I will not waste too much time discussing this cleanser, just because it didn’t do much for me. It was not bad, but it also was not great. So I personally don’t have too much to say about this cleanser. I have to say though, that I personally am not very enthusiastic about most cleansers in general.
This gel-type cleanser works well. It takes off my make-up, but didn’t lather up too much. Since I’m a big fan of bubbles and everything foam-y, this cleanser didn’t do much for my nightly routine. That being said, it was a solid product, it did not make my acne worse or made me break out. After trying the cleanser, I was a little less thrilled about the product line in general, but boy, was I wrong.

– Troiareuke Skin Complex Formula –

– Troiareuke Skin Complex Formula 60ml (full size: 180ml)
– spray watery formula
The Skin Complex Formula is a light, yet moisturizing water formula with hyaluronic acid that comes in a spray bottle. This reminded me a lot of Hada Labo’s Hyaluronic Acid toner, but this formula from Troiaereuke feels a little bit more rich on my skin and a little less than „just water“ (my main hiccup with the toners from Hada Labo). 
I used it as my first step after cleansing and it left my skin feeling super smooth and subtle. I felt it gave good preparation to my stressed skin and made othre products following absorbing a bit faster. There are a lot of plant extracts as well as hyaluronic acid and niacinamides in this formula, which made it a great moisturizing step for me, be it morning or night routine. Overall, I really liked this product more than most traditional toners that I have tried.

– Troiareuke Anti-Trouble Formula Ampoule –

– Troiareuke Anti-Trouble Formula Ampoule 10ml (full size: 20ml) 
– full ingredients list (cosdna)
– medium-rich ampoule targeted for troubled skin
This is the smallest product out of the bunch, but it had by far the longest ingredients list! That being said, I did not have any problem with this product and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is targeted towards troubled skin and aims to provide a calming effect. 
If you’ve been an avid reader of this blog, you know that I have a really soft spot for ampoules. I always found them helpful when I was going through my worst acne phases. They seem like a waste of money with such a small size, but they are really power punch in a bottle. Because they are stronger formulated than toners, you really need just a tiny amount. Even though I was worried by the size, as you can see in the picture, I barely used anything after roughly two weeks (used only in my night routine). I’d wager that this try out size will last me at least a month, so you should get out 2-3 months of use (once daily) out of the full size. It contains various root extracts and reminded me a bit of the Centella Asiatica ampoule from COSRX. Needless to say, I really enjoyed this product and hope it will be a while until I run out.

– ACSEN Recovery Cream or: the reason I’m writing all of this –

– ACSEN Recovery cream 25ml (already full size)
– light calming / moisturizing fluid for troubled skin
This was the product I was most excited about and boy, rightly so! After reading that this cream too contains Centella Asiatica, I was super intrigued to try it out. Many (most?) creams out there, even if targeted for troubled skin, are often too rich/greasy for me. Not only can I not stand the sticky residue feeling on my skin, but my skin basically immediately breaks out when I use something too occlusive.
Hence, it was a delight to try this and find out it’s a light fluid (I personally wouldn’t call it a cream or a gel – it’s pretty much exactly in that sweet sweet spot in between) that gets absorbed almost instantly by my skin. It feels moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling SO velvety. I am incredibly in love with this cream and are already getting panic attacks looking at the price tag for 25ml. Let’s face it: I love this, but this cream is not cheap. I definitely wouldn’t use this as my go-to daily cream, simply because that would be out of budget for me. I’d definitely splurge on it though, if I felt like it. This cream is definitely my absolute favorite out of everything. If you can afford it, you should definiely go for it! I also wish there was a bigger size, as international shipping sometimes takes a month or longer before it reaches me.
After trying out the whole set for approx. 2 weeks (I would have preferred to try it longer, but it was stuck in postage for forever), I must say that I’m really happy with this set. The line is definitely mid-high end not only from the packaging, but also the quality of products. My skin didn’t break out once when trying this, so it’s a yes for me! If you are currently in the midst of an acne breakout, please always introduce only one product at a time and make sure to spot-test. Your skin might react differently, so take everything here with a grain of salt. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you stylekorean.com for being so generous and sending me this set for review purposes! 
Disclaimer: The products were sent to me as a pr-sample. I did not receive money to write this review and all information is based on my own opinion of the products.
Lots of love,
xx

Sam

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