Swanicoco Bitamin C Calm Down Emulsion: Review, and Are emulsions really worth it?

by - December 17, 2017

Given my wonderful skin type, I'm always struggling to find the right moisturizers (yes, plural) that would really hydrate my skin and take care of my dry patches, without making it greasy nor breaking it out... don't you think it's wonderful to have a sensitive, dehydrated, acne prone skin?

Don't know what your skin type is or what ingredients your skin type needs the most? check this Guide!

So like I've mentioned in my previous review, my friend got me a couple of Swanicoco Bitamin C products since she knows my how I like my hydrating products to be, what a huge fan I am to everything Vitamin C related, and how I love Rose scent, so of course (although a little reluctantly), I started using them and not so surprisingly (given that this great friend of mine never chooses the wrong products for me), I ended up actually loving them.

So after reviewing Swanicoco Bitamin C Clam Down Skin Toner here, I'm gonna review the emulsion from the same line today.

Description and claims:

A hypoallergic basic skin care for intensive sensitive skin care.
With Aspergillus/Rice Ferment extract base instead of purified water (just water), it helps overall skin elasticity and prioritizes calming and protection for sensitive skin against irritation along with supply of natural ferment, bio ingredient and nourishment.

Price: 24000 KRW

Volume: 120ml


Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrapeptide-32, Caffeoyl Decapeptide-17, rh-Oligopeptide-1, Saccharomyces/Camellia Japonica Flower/Castanea Crenata Shell/Diospyros Kaki Leaf/Paeonia Suffruticosa Root/Rhus Javanica/Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Ophiopogon Japonicus Root/Panax Ginseng Root/Poria Cocos/Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Pyrifolia (Pear) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Arginine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearic Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium PCA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate

What skin type might like this?

this line was developed for:
• Those with thin and sensitive skin.
• Those concerned about rough skin texture.
• Those concerned about dry skin.
• Those who do not want greasy and sticky products.
• Those looking for hypoallergenic natural ingredient product.


Just like the Bitamin C toner (and many of other Swanicoco products), this emulsion comes in a sleek frosted plastic 120ml bottle with simple lettering, and a wide opening to dispense the product (not too wide though. It is bigger than the toner's which it understandable since the emulsion is thicker than the toner obvs, and would be a pain in the derriere to dispense it). It used to come with a pump but since people complained about not being able to use it up, but I think it might have been better if they changed the packaging to a tube since it would be easier to squeeze it out, but maybe not since it's a little too runny? I don't know lol.

It also has some instructions and tips written inside the box, which might be helpful for some of you. Personally, I don't really care about it.


One of my favorite smells: Roses (Which means I have to go around looking for it every time I wanna use it because mom thinks "perfumes are too strong for me and this one smells nice", I asked her if I should buy her one but she refused...)


It has a creamy yet runny texture (kinda similar to Johnson baby white lotion, if not a tad bid runnier).


When I first used it, it reminded me of the It's skin prestige ginseng lotion and Holika Holika Good Cera Ultra emulsion, they all leave the skin soft and hydrated when you first use them, but that's all that's similar imo. The ginseng one broke me out (I  think I might be allergic to ginseng), and the good cera one didn't leave my face hydrated the whole day like this Swanicoco Bitamin C Emulsion does.

It is very light, yet gives a great boost to the skin and leaves it soft and smooth, it also helped with my dry patches, without leaving it extra greasy nor breaking me out.

I like using 2 thin layers of this emulsion in my AM routine since I don't really have time to layer different moisturizing products and waiting for them to absorb, and then use sunscreen (and sometimes a bb cream), and surprisingly it's enough to leave my skin hydrated throughout the day, and prevents my bb cream from caking up around my dry patches. (Note that I doubt it would be enough if I didn't have a long PM skincare routine, but still it's still the best results I could get from an emulsion)

I also noticed that this does a good  job toning down my redness, and kinda evening out my skin tone (it's nothing magical but after using it for weeks, I noticed that the hyper-pigmentation around my mouth is becoming less noticeable)

What's good?

- Soothes my skin and tones down my redness.
- Keeps my skin smooth and hydrated throughout the day
- Silicone free
- Contains Vitamin C
- Takes good care of my dry patches
- Absorbs quickly into the skin, and doesn't leave any extra greasy residue
- Many great fermented ingredients

What's not good?

- Availability.. Only few shops carry this brand, hopefully more brands will start selling it as well soon.

Will I repurchase it?
Duh! is that even a question?

Where to buy?
Amazon for $27.99

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  1. I also struggle trying to find the right moisturizers, and yes, I haven't found the right one yet. Most of them don't take care of my dry patches as well especially when I get sunburns. But thanks for sharing this, I'll give it a thought.

  2. Never heard of this brand before but it sounds amazing in your review! My skin is dry and sensitive. Therefore when it comes to moisturizer, I rely on Cetaphil because it makes my skin smooth and its gentle on my skin!

  3. I love it when you find products that suit your skin type. My skin is a weird combination of oily and dry type and I find it so hard to buy the perfect mosturiser! I have been using the body shop's aloe cream and have seen such a massive difference in my skin! Will definitely be checking this one out!

  4. Sounds like a great product! I have never struggled with sensitive skin, but I know plenty of people who have. Thanks for posting!