The Skin Care
The SAEM: Fruits Punch Sleeping Pack Apple (100ml)
- Contains Apple extract, Centella Asiatcia extract, Squalane, Manuka Honey, and Shea Butter to moisturise your face as you sleep
- This pack comes in 3 different types:
- Apple (Moisturising)
- Peach (Brightening)
- Banana (Firming)
Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, Trehalose, Squalane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Honey Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Extract, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Panthenol, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
- Squalane (Mildly Comedogenic): This ingredient can be derived from two places: Olives and a Shark’s Liver. Since this sleeping pack is marketed with the use of olives, I would like to believe it has refrained from obtaining Squalane from a shark’s liver. This ingredient is also naturally found within our facial oils, and when applied topically onto our skin Squalane is able to moisturise our skin, while also being a great source of antioxidants. Squalane is particularly great at these functions because it is able to penetrate deeply into our skin, and currently these are the only known benefits of applying Squalane topically on our skin. However, research is currently being conducted on Squalane and its ability to to treat scars, UV damage, and pigmentation (Source A & B).
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: This type of oil is derived from olives, and is mainly used in skin care products as an emollient to prevent water loss on the skin. Additionally, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil also has some antioxidant properties. Since olive oil seems like such an amazing ingredient, can we slather this common kitchen oil on our face? When applied in its raw form olive oil can be nourishing to our dry areas, however, olive oil takes a long time to absorb into our skin. During this time, the olive oil that is on your face can attract tiny substances like dirt. These substances can adhere to the face, and thus potentially clog you’re pores. To avoid this risk, olive oil is normally mixed in with other ingredients. From this, you obtain the benefits of olive oil, without the potential risk of it clogging your pores. Interestingly, a recent study comparing olive oil & sun flower oil, found that olive oil weakens the skin’s barrier ( Source C ).
- Butylene Glycol (Mildly Comedogenic): This ingredient stops the product from drying out, and enhances skin penetration to other ingredients. Butylene Glycol is a possible acne trigger if applied in its pure form. Numerous studies have been conducted on this ingredient, and have deemed it appropriate to be used in cosmetics/skincare.
Mildly Comedogenic = The chances of this ingredient clogging your pores is not likely.
Highly Comedogenic = A strong chance that this ingredient will clog your pores.
- Honey Extract (Manuka Honey): The effects of Manuka honey depends on the quantity called ‘Manuka Quality Factor’. Manuka honey aims to soothe the skin, and has anti -inflammatory, bacterial (powerful), and antioxidant properties. However, honey in general just seems like an amazing ingredient to use in skin care. (Source D).
- Centella Asiatica Extract: This ingredient is derived the Centalla Asiatcia herb, and is jam packed with antioxidants. Preclinical studies (these are studies that aren’t just ready to be conducted on humans just yet) and clinical studies (tested on humans) have shown Centella Asiatica Extract to have numerous benefits when applied topically on the skin. This ingredient can stimulate collagen, inhibit the inflammatory process, and increase the proliferation of cells ( create more cells) at open wounds, and thus has the ability to heal open wounds faster. Additionally, even at just 5% of this extract, Centella Asiatica Extract can increase the moisture content of the human skin (Source E & D).
- Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract: When applied topically onto the skin this ingredient acts as astringent and tightens our pores. Sadly Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract does not have much antioxidant properties, and the part of the fruit that actually has the antioxidants comes from Pyrus malus (apple) peel extract (Source E).
- Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract: This ingredient is great for individuals with dry skin, and is filled with antioxidants. Shea butter is able to retain the skin’s moisture, and thus reduces the amount of water loss by the skin. (Source F)
- Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract: This ingredient can be used in two ways in cosmetics: as a fragrance, and a strong antioxidant. Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract is derived from a flower plant, and is high in Ferulic Acid ( a strong antioxidant). When Ferulic Acid is applied topically onto the skin, it can assists in the absorption of vitamin C & E, and thus has been linked to improving the skin’s elasticity. Additionally Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract can soothe the skin, since it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. However due to the strong scent this ingredient brings to a product, you should stay away from products that focus heavily on this ingredient.
- Coptis Japonica Extract: This ingredient lacks research in the scientific field. However the suggested functions of Coptis Japonica Extract are it’s properties in skin issues that require “slimming” e.g. sagging skin, cellulite, and swelling (Source G).
- Sodium Hyaluronate: If you ever see this ingredient in a product, its just a fancy way of saying hyaluronic acid. This ingredient can hold up to 1000x times of its moisture content, and sadly can only work topically to keep the skin hydrated (this only applies if sodium hyaluronate is not in a serum). This ingredient works best as a serum, so it can penetrate deep within your skin! Always keep this in mind.
” A non irritating sleeping pack that provides light hydration to the skin while you sleep”
Scent (5/5): The SAEM’s Fruits Punch Apple Sleeping Pack has a light apple scent. It is nothing to strong, and it defiantly is of a lighter scent (the smell doesn’t smell artificial or ‘fake’, it really does smell like fresh apples). When the sleeping pack is applied to the face, the scent fades away immediately.
Texture of the product(5/5): The texture of this sleeping pack is a gel, and it is similar to the famous “Too Cool For School’s Pumpkin Sleeping Pack”.
Application(4/5): This sleeping pack applies smoothly to the skin, and like all sleeping packs they work by providing a layer of moisture that stays on top of the skin. Additionally, The SAEM’s Fruits Punch Apple Sleeping Pack does not leave a sticky layer/residue on top of the skin. ( If you see the photo above, you can see how it absorbs into the skin after time)
Quality of product (3/5): This is your standard sleeping pack. Normally for sleeping packs I look for skin loving and moisturising ingredients to coat the top layer of my skin, so I wake up the next day with supple and moisturised skin. Additionally since sleeping packs stay topically on your skin, it is very important that they do not contain ingredients that could clog your pores. The SAEM’s Fruits Punch Apple Sleeping Pack ticked both of these boxes for me, containing a decent amount of skin loving ingredients, while providing light hydration to my face.
Of note, I want to say that this sleeping pack alone isn’t enough to moisturise the face (the hydration this sleeping pack provides is very light). I don’t think this sleeping pack can treat dry & dehydrated skin, but it can certainly be used in conjunction to other skincare serums & moisturisers to help keep the skin nourished and moisturised!
I wasn’t experiencing any inflammation on my face while I was testing this product, so I can’t really give my 2 cents. Maybe one of you guys/girls can try it out and let us all know in the comments below!
Overall Performance/ Effects:
- Provides light hydration
- Has a very low price point for the decent amount of skin loving ingredients
- Gel texture (similar to Too School For School’s Pumpkin Sleeping Pack)
- Minimal apple scent that fades away
Repurchase: I am a huge fan of sleeping packs that don’t break me out! I would repurchase, but maybe after I have tried other sleeping packs.
Overall rating: 4.25/5
Price: $13 AUS
All products are purchased with my money. I am not sponsored to review any products, nor do i have affiliate links. I am however a proud affiliate with WishTrend, and I truly adore how they promote good skin health. All opinions are 100% honest, and written from my personal experience.
Irritants are flagged from skin care database: CosDNA
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