Torriden Dive-In Serum first caught my eye when it was ranked as the best serum in the popular Hwahae Beauty Awards 2019 by customers, and it has since bagged Allure’s 2019 Year end Beauty awards as well. You should know by now that Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of the most potent molecules out there that can lock in up to 6000X the moisture levels as compared to usual molecules. The smaller these HA molecules are, the most effectively they penetrate and get absorbed by our skin.
With an unique, patented 5D Hyaluronic Acid Formula, the Torriden Dive-In Serum stands out from the rest with its combination of 5 types of differently-sized HA molecules, including Hyacross hyaluronic acid elastomer that forms a 3D breathable moisture layer on the skin which enhances its natural barrier, along with low molecule hyaluronic acid particles that penetrate and boost the moisture levels in the deepest layers of our skin. This is further combined with D-Panthenol, a sub-nutrient of vitamin B5 to aid in the repair of skin roughness, redness and fine lines, helping the skin attract and retain the extra moisture. Also, with malachite mineral extract, ceramide, allantoin and Witch Hazel to further protect the skin from oxidative stress, free radicals and environmental pollution.
Full list of ingredients as below, head over to CosDNA for details:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Trehalose, Betaine, Propanediol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) Extract, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Ceramide NP, Beta-Glucan, Malachite Extract, Cholesterol, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract
Another fact that I am impressed with is that Torriden, as a brand, has built its products via natural skin innovation, using natural ingredients, with no animal testing. On the bottle, you can see that its fact sheet comes with a long list of Nos against skin irritants, and being also free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, PEG, and artificial fragrance, its on high safety on CosDNA rating, which should suit well for even the most sensitive of skin types. Even the light blue color of the serum comes organically from the malachite mineral!
The serum itself comes in a dropper glass bottle, and the packaging is clean and minimal. I usually use this after cleanse and tone, and the serum itself is very runny, with a consistency closer to water than the usual serums. 1-2 drops go a long way with this one, pat it well into your skin and you will see that it absorbs in seconds, which surely lives up to its name of a “3 Second Serum”. I usually have dehydrated skin that is dry within and oily on top, and the after effect of this is amazing- you get this clear, dewy, hydrated complexion with a hand feel that is soft, bouncy and cool to touch. There is no oiliness, heaviness, or tightness at all, and you will immediately see those dry patches soaking the serum right up.
Been using this for a month or so right now, you can see that I am down to my last drops! It works fantastic and I would encourage to use this singularly, without any moisturiser for those with combination oily skin like myself. But for those with normal or dry skin, please follow up with one because it might not provide sufficient moisture on its own.
I got mine from Olive and Young here at ~USD20 for a 50ML bottle, definitely a steal for what it offers!