Futuristic Korean Skincare: The Minnavi Customizable System

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Hi beauties! I’m always very excited to try new K-Beauty products and when I heard of Minnavi I was very happy when they offered to sent me four of their products to try and write a review about. It’s been a while since I’ve received these beauties, but I finally came around to write an extensive review about these products.

Minnavi’s goal is to improve the health of your skin. Their products are made in collaboration with the top dermatologists in South Korea. If you want to know more about the 2-system dream skincare products then keep on reading. 

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Minnavi’s goal is to improve the health of your skin because the natural result of healthy skin is confidence and happiness. Our products are made in collaboration with the top dermatologists in South Korea. We are always striving to use the best natural and effective ingredients. We know you’ll love it. That’s the Minnavi promise.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I laid my eyes on the ingredient lists of these products. Minnavi really kept their promise by using the best natural and effective ingredients. I’ve been using the products (the fluid in combination with the oils, sometimes two different oils mixed together) for over a year now and I really wanted the review online anyway, because these pearls deserve a post of their own.

Please note that the US website of Minnavi is not online anymore, I had to translate a lot of information from the ampoules from Korean to English. I really wanted to write a review about these products because they are amazing and tried to make the best from the translations.

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Time Release Delivery System – ALL-IN-ONE-FLUID

Which skin types is this fluid good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

Solution for:
✔ Dullness
✔ Hyper Pigmentation
✔ Dryness
✔  Pores
✔  Uneven Texture

What is it?
This is a 4-in-1 total skin care product that contains essence, lotion, face cream, and brightening/anti-wrinkle functionality.  It’s a one stop solution for all your basic skin care needs. The Minnavi Fluid promotes brightening and soothing of the skin.

The key ingredient is a patented ingredient called Whitenol. Whitenol is the key component to this product as it has a special ability to slowly penetrate deep into your skin throughout the day and known to give very strong skin lightening efficacy. Whitenol is 400 times stronger than Arbutin, which is most commonly used for whitening the skin. Due to Whitenol and other patented ingredients, these products provide much longer hydration and whitening effects for the skin. It’s important to note that ‘whitening’ doesn’t mean making your skin tone lighter but helping with pigmentation, uneven skin tone and spots on your face for a brighter look. This is a commonly used term in a lot of Korean skincare products and it frightens people because they think it will have a whitening effect on their skin which isn’t true.

How do I use this all-in-one fluid?
After cleansing the skin and applying toner (optional), pump a little bit of the Fluid on the back of your hand and add the oils to it (you can either mix different oils or just use one) and mix it together. Then apply evenly all over your face. You can use any combination of oils and choose how much hydration your skin needs. If you have really oily skin, I would suggest 1-2 drops, but if you have dry skin or if you live in dry conditions, I usually use up to 4 or 5 drops. Feel free to use any combination based on what functions you would like to focus.

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What are the ingredients?
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Rhodiola Sachalinensis Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Trehalose, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polysorbate 60, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxypropyl, Bispalmitamide MEA, Stearic Acid, Water, Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Tocopheryl, Acetate, 4-Butylresorcinol, Allantoin, Sorbitan Olivate, Dextrin, Polysorbate 80, Cetearyl, Olivate, Hyaluronic Acid, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Dimethiconol, Sorbitan Oleate, Lecithin, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

What are the claims?

‌• Whitenol, Malva Sylvestris, and Rhodiola Rosea brightens and revitalize dull and fatigued skin.
• Adenosine improves elasticity and highly absorbent ultra-low molecular weight hyaluronic acid creates moisturising membranes to improve wrinkles.
‌• Natural plant derived ingredients like Morus Alba and Cordyceps Ophioglossoides extracts are perfect for sensitive skin as they work as a soothing agents.

How does it look, feel and smell?

Both the fluid and ampoules smell amazing. They don’t smell like they have got a ton of perfume in them like a lot of products can smell. The oils are very smooth and feel really hydrating. Both products sink into my skin pretty quickly and don’t form a layer that’s just laying on top of my skin. The fluid is a bit watery and not greasy at all. It feels really nice on it’s own and is hydrating enough for my dry and dehydrated skin in the summertime.

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Sadly the US website from Minnavi isn’t online anymore. You can still purchase all Minnavi products from the Korean website (I’m not sure if they ship internationally anymore). The fluid costs $58.

The Customised Ampoule Care System

Minnavi offers 6 different ampoule concentrates: Sensitive, Nourishing, Vitality, Elasticity and Moisturising.  An ampoule is basically the same as the Western form of a serum, except it is much more concentrated than a ‘normal’ serum. Ampoules have higher concentrations of active ingredients which makes it a great booster in your skincare regimen. The ampoules cost around $42 each and contain 15ml.

All of the ampoules are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free. You can use them on their own or to mix them with the fluid.

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The Brightening Ampoule
The blend containing Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil cultivates clear skin while promoting firmer skin. It recharges and vitalises the skin.

Ingredients: Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil (93%), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (5%), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Caprylate (Emulsifier).

APPLE SEED OIL:
‌• Has natural UV filtration properties that protect skin against damage caused by the harsh rays of the sun
‌• Imparts elasticity and softness to the skin
‌• Helps in collagen production and activation, it makes the skin look youthful and firm

COCONUT OIL:
• Contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin’s natural flora
‌• Good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema
‌•  Great at repairing & restoring the skin as it is rapidly absorbed into the epidermis

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The Sensitive Ampoule
The blend containing Rosa Damasca Flower Oil and Simmondsia Chinensia (Jojoba) Seed Oil is excellent for cultivating a healthy and dewy complexion.

Ingredients: Rosa Damascena (Damasc Rose) Flower Oil (61%), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (35%), Camelia Japonica Seed Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Ecdipta Prostrata (False Daisy/Sunflower Family) Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Caprylate (Emulsifier).

DAMASK ROSE OIL:
‌• Natural astringent that tones and lifts the skin
‌• Helps to fade scars and acne marks
‌• It’s scent is known to bring positive thoughts and happy feelings

JOJOBA OIL:
‌• A natural emollient that absorbs easily and readily into your skin for long-acting moisturizing effects
‌• Contains nutrients like vitamin E and B, as well as minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which all nourish and protect skin from environmental stressors
‌• Recommended for people with very sensitive skin because of its gentle nature

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The Vitality Ampoule
The blend containing Heliuanthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil cultivates the skin to appear rejuvenated.

The ampoule smells like fresh tangerines and citrus.

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (50%), Prunus Amygdalius Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (45%), Camelia Japonica (Japanese Rose) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Edipta Prostrata (False Daisy) Extract, Edipta Prostrata (False Daisy) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Chinaberry) Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Chinaberry) Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Corallina Officinalis (Red Algae) Extract, Melia Azadirachta(Chinaberry) Bark Extract, Ocimum Sanctum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Caprylate (Emulsifier).

SUNFLOWER OIL:
• Improve blood circulation to increase nutrition absorption
• Abundant in calcium, potassium, iron, and minerals
• Contains vitamin E acts as an emollient that traps moisture inside skin cells
• Anti-inflammatory benefits of sunflower oil for skin is evidently strong as the oil is high in Omega-6

SWEET ALMOND OIL:
• Rich in vitamin A and E which are effective antioxidants
• Assists in the removal of dark circles
• Contains zinc which is effective against rashes
• Eases symptoms for eczema, severely dry skin, and itching

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Final thoughts:

I really love all three ampoules and the fluid. I have very sensitive skin and this did not make my skin burn, itch or break out. I love using the oils in the winter months when my skin is behaving like a dry desert. I love the fluid no matter the season, especially because it’s a multiple-in-one product which saves me a lot of time in the mornings.

I rate all products a five out of five paws!

🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾️/5

Do you like using oils in your skincare regimen? Let me know in the comments! ❤

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