KAINE is a Korean vegan skincare brand that launched earlier this year and the beautiful aesthetic packaging was the first thing that stood out to me. All the products look high-end but are quite affordable! Their skincare line is minimal and consists of only 5 products: a cleanser, which I reviewed in my previous post: here, a toner, two serums and a face cream. Here I’m reviewing the KAINE Vita Drop Serum – a serum that promises to help you achieve clearer and brighter skin.
Where to buy: It’s available at Yesstyle (reward code: KBEAUTYNOTES for 5% off your order, can be used together with other coupons), Stylevana US / Stylevana EU, and StyleKorean, Jolse.
Price: $15-$25 (depends on sales and seller)
Volume: 50ml (1.69 fl.oz.)
PAO: 12 months after opening.
Packaging: Glass bottle with a pump and a cap. Glass always gives that luxurious feel to skincare products, so I needless to say, I love it. Kaine uses recycled materials for their packaging.
What is the KAINE Vita Drop Serum
This serum is infused with 73% of Vitamin tree Fruit Extract (also known as Sea Buckthorn), 3% Niacinamide, 2 types of Vitamin C derivatives, and 3 different weights of Hyaluronic Acid to tackle dull-looking skin, dark spots, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. Sounds impressive, right?
I use 2-3 pumps for the whole face after cleansing and toner, massage it over the skin and pat until it’s absorbed. This can be used both morning and night.
Lightweight texture with a lot of slip that spreads beautifully and melts into the skin. Slightly tacky at first, but leaves no oily residue or stickiness behind. Absorbs quickly!
This doesn’t contain fragrance and its natural scent is subtle. So this can be used by those who are sensitive to fragrance as well.
When you’re massaging the serum, at first it feels nourishing and very emollient, but it starts sinking into the skin pretty fast leaving only a smooth finish. Hence, I think this would be suitable for all skin types and can be used as a morning serum too.
It won’t be enough moisturizing on its own for dry skin types so you’ll definitely need to follow with a moisturizer or with a moisturizing sunscreen in the AM. Works great with sunscreen without pilling. Also, for my dehydrated prone skin, using a toner prior gives me better results in terms of how the serum sits on the skin.
It contains a good percentage of Niacinamide which is amazing for pore care, brightening and lightening hyperpigmentation (if used long term). If you read my blog, you know that it’s one of my favorite ingredients.
The % of the Vitamin C derivative 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (30 ppm – 0.003%) is not that significant, but nonetheless I like that it’s present in the formula together with Ascorbyl Glucoside, for those that cannot tolerate pure Vitamin C. The later has shown in-vitro all 3 benefits of pure Vitamin C: antioxidant, collagen boosting, and fading hyperpigmentation.
The serum calms down my redness and works to reduce my acne spots faster! It’s great if you’re looking for an antioxidant serum to rejuvenate dull skin, even out the complexion, fight blemishes and reduce skin redness.
Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract (73.2%) – rich in vitamins.
Skin brightening: Niacinamide (3%), 2 Vitamin C derivatives: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (0.003%) and Ascorbyl Glucoside.
Hydrating: Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid.
Antioxidants & Soothing: Sea Buckthorn Oil (emollient plant oil, not an EO), Turmeric Root Extract, Panthenol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Coptis Japonica Root Extract.
Free of alcohol, fragrance and EOs.
Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract(73.2%), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide(3%), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Water, Glycereth-26, Cetearyl Olivate, Carbomer, Sorbitan Olivate, Tromethamine, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil(100ppm), Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Trideceth-10, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid(30ppm), Dextrin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ascorbyl Glucoside
Final Verdict on the KAINE Vita Drop Serum
- Lightly moisturizing.
- Smooth finish, non-greasy.
- Absorbs very fast.
- Evens out the skin tone.
- Fades acne spots faster.
- Reduces redness.
- Works well with sunscreen.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Free of alcohol, fragrance and EOs
- Cruelty-free and Vegan.
- Not enough emollient for dry skin.
I wouldn’t consider this a true Vitamin C serum, but it will help you with some of the things that Vitamin C can: a more even skin tone and fading acne spots faster. I like that it contains 2 promising derivatives, niacinamide, panthenol and sea buckthorn – which is one of the ingredients I love for reducing redness. This will be gentle enough for those that cannot handle strong actives. The texture makes this suitable for all skin types. I would suggest dry skin to pair it with other hydrating and moisturizing products.
Did you find the KAINE Vita Drop Serum Review helpful? Have you heard of this K-Beauty brand before?
*PR Sample – Product provided by KAINE, but opinions are completely my own.
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin.
I’m very happy to bring you on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy it! <3
My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.
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