Introducing Sigi Skin, a superfoods skincare brand that firmly believes you can achieve healthy, happy skin with just the mere essentials: a well-formulated cleanser, toner mist, sunscreen, eye serum and night cream. Each product in their line is thoughtfully developed using advanced Korean technology, backed by extensive research and customers’ feedback. Founder Xenia Wong stresses that it really isn’t about quick and frequent launches–perfecting the formulations and growing the relationship with Sigi Skin’s budding community comes first.
“We wanted our line to be straightforward and not overwhelming for consumers to navigate. Skincare should be a fun and enjoyable process, something that you look forward to at the start and end of the day. Sigi Skin’s dual-function products [help to achieve that] by decluttering your skincare wardrobe.” – Xenia Wong, Founder
With that, over a couple of weeks, I was on a mission to see if this streamlined, multitasking range could take the place of my usual day and night skincare routine which, by the way, consists of way more products. Read on to see how it fared!
1. Kaleanser Face Wash, S$38 for 100ml
Ingredients You’ll Love: Kale Extracts, Soy Extracts, Glycerin
What It Is: Cleanser/Makeup Remover
A punny take on the word, this gel cleanser doubles up as a makeup remover and promises to gently remove oil and dirt without stripping away your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Like the name suggests, it contains superfood kale extracts which help detoxify and give your complexion a glowy boost. Soy extracts and glycerin also soothe and hydrate the skin.
How It Fared: Right off the bat I noticed that it had a refreshing menthol and almost citrus-like scent which I personally like, but just note if you’re sensitive to scents. Kaleanser has a jelly-like texture and is non-foaming. Unlike some cleansers that sting or tug at my skin, this one is indeed very gentle and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. I do notice a visibly brighter complexion afterwards as well. As for removing makeup, I find it to effectively take off eye and face makeup but if you wear heavy or waterproof makeup, I would still go in with a dedicated makeup remover beforehand, just to be sure!
Verdict: I really like this cleanser! Compared to the one I’ve been using (which is at a similar price point for almost the same amount of product), I notice that this one really leaves my skin feeling more refreshed and radiant afterwards. For people with sensitive skin, you can definitely put this one down on your list as one that doesn’t cause irritation and leaves your skin feeling cleansed and soft.
2. Dew Potion, $48 for 100ml
Ingredients You’ll Love: Chamomile Extracts, Aqua 3G, Maqui Berry, Baikal Skullcap
What It Is: Essence Mist/Toner
A hydrating mist that contains no water? That’s the magic of Dew Potion. Made from 100% extracts, this anti-pollution essence mist packs a potent punch and leaves your skin fresh and dewy. It also has anti-inflammatory properties as the bulk of the potion is Chamomile Extracts so it’s suitable for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
How It Fared: After cleansing, I mist this over my face and gently pat it into my skin. Switching to a mist for toner is something new for me, as the two I usually use have a more viscous texture. I like that misting generally delivers the product more evenly across my skin, as compared to when I use cotton pads or my fingers to distribute the product. Dew Potion is excellent at giving an instant boost of moisture, and it left my skin feeling hydrated and supple.
My sensitive skin sometimes gets irritated and itchy during the day, so I typically have a bottle of Avène Thermal Spring Water in reach for a quick spritz. Dew Potion’s 100% extracts formula is expectedly ‘thicker’ than Avène’s, and definitely leaves my skin feeling more bouncy and quenched. Both mists do a splendid job at immediately calming my irritated skin. I would say that if your skin needs both soothing and hydration, then Dew Potion should be your pick.
Verdict: An excellent, calming toner for that extra boost of hydration before layering on other products. I might also be spritzing this on my face a little too often throughout the day for a quick pick-me-up, but I just really love how it revives tired and stressed skin. I can see myself replacing my toner and face mist with this one product once I’m finished with those.
3. Pink Nectar, S$62 for 30ml
Ingredients You’ll Love: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Vitamin E, 5 Kinds of Hyaluronic Acid, Propolis, Peach Extracts, Atractyloides Lancea Root Extract
What It Is: Eye Serum/Lip Mask
Give the delicate skin around your eyes a treat with this eye serum that boasts 5 different kinds of hyaluronic acid to provide intense hydration. It’s also packed with anti-aging powerhouses like Niacinamide and Vitamin E, and propolis to speed up regeneration. A tip on the website also says Pink Nectar doubles up as a lip mask.
How It Fared: I was pleasantly surprised by how lightweight the formula of Pink Nectar is. There’s a hint of orange fragrance (but nothing you would notice right away), and the milky consistency absorbs quickly without sitting on the skin. This leaves my eye area with just the right amount of hydration, and no milia popped up after using it which is great! I don’t typically have problems with puffy eyes or dark eye circles so I haven’t noticed anything new in that aspect.
Pink Nectar has been a joy to use during the daytime, considering that I usually reserve my eye cream for nighttime because the ones I have are really rich. As a lip mask, I felt a slight sting at first (probably only because my lips were so chapped, oops) but over time has really helped to soften and smoothen my lips and I have been using it in place of my lip balm.
Verdict: If you’re a fan of ultra-rich eye creams then perhaps this won’t be your cup of tea, though you can definitely layer this serum under for added hydration. I like the airy texture and think it’s perfect to use in the day, but I still prefer using a richer formula at night. Good-to-have, but not a must-have.
4. Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen, $58 for 50ml
Ingredients You’ll Love: Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide, 4% Niacinamide, Avocado Extracts, Acai Extracts, Adenosine, Ceramide NP
What It Is: Hydrating Physical Sunscreen
Fight UVA and UVB rays with this sunscreen that contains avocado and acai extracts to prevent premature ageing, and niacinamide to fortify the skin barrier.
How It Fared: A physical sunscreen that is lightweight and leaves no white cast?! Gasp. I’ve tried a number of physical sunscreens and all of them either felt too “heavy” or left a ghastly white sheen on my skin, so this one really impressed me. I love Morning Glow’s unique whipped texture and how it melts into the skin effortlessly–no stickiness afterwards too. For makeup wearers, Morning Glow sits nicely under makeup so you don’t have to fret about it changing how your foundation looks.
Verdict: Probably my favourite product in the line, and something I would repurchase! It takes the place of my usual moisturiser and sunscreen in the morning so it’s very fuss-free. I’ve been applying this daily and find it to be hydrating enough on its own so if you have oily skin, you could definitely skip moisturiser with this one.
5. Dream Capsule, $82 for 50ml
Ingredients You’ll Love: Bakuchiol, Purslane, Squalane, Niacinamide, Allantoin
What It Is: Sleeping Mask/Moisturiser
The latest edition to the line, Dream Capsule is a nourishing overnight sleeping mask that promises plump and radiant skin when you awake. Its concoction of botanical actives Bakuchiol, Purslane, Squalane, Niacinamide helps to visibly hydrate, soothe, firm, brighten and repair your skin—perfect for the stressed and sleep-deprived.
How It Fared: Don’t underestimate the air-whipped texture of Dream Capsule, a little goes a long way with this one. The first time I used it, I got carried away and slathered way too much on my face resulting in my T-zone feeling slightly greasy (My fault). Since then, I’ve been applying a thinner layer every night, and my skin happily drinks up the product. It immediately soothes the skin, leaving it feeling plump and quenched. The next day I always wake up to bright and dewy skin–even on the days I barely had any shut-eye. There’s also a whiff of lavender scent in this which is calming, especially for winding down at night.
Verdict: I was particularly excited to try this product because it contains Bakuchiol, a gentler alternative to Retinol. After a few weeks of religiously applying this, I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my skin–more even tone, smaller pores and no dry patches. This one requires a bit of an investment, as with any other night cream, but I don’t need to use a lot at one go to see the effects on my skin, so I do think one is worth every penny.
I will say that there are many perks of having a pared-down skincare regime: you get out the door more quickly, have more time for Netflix in the evening and chances are, your skin is much happier with a simpler routine. For myself, as someone who suffers from constant skin irritation, cutting down to the basics has also definitely helped with that. So, will I be whittling down my pile of skincare products on my vanity? Slowly, but surely. I’ll be sticking to the key steps–cleanser, toner, moisturiser and sunscreen– and adding a serum or mask here and there to target specific skin concerns!
If you’re looking for fuss-free skincare products that are gentle and effective, consider treating your skin to Sigi Skin’s decadent superfoods products for your next skincare purchase.