I recently had my first foray into the Erborian brand when I tried their new Yuza range, and I was left pretty impressed and eager to try more of their products. Their newest release is the Erborian 0.09 Touch au Ginseng Creamy Powder Compact which I have to be honest, when it arrived I had no idea what it was as it looked do unique to anything else I’ve ever tried. The Erborian 0.09 Touch au Ginseng Creamy Powder Compact is £27 and available in two options; Universelle and Clair, and I have the shade Universelle. If you’re new to Erborian, they’re a French Korean brand which specialises in high quality ingredients which are derived from Korean herbs to create innovative and exclusive formulas.
The Erborian 0.09 Touch au Ginseng Creamy Powder Compact contains the following ingredients;
White Ginseng Complex: Antioxidant, Anti-ageing
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract: Reduces the production of melanin – responsible for pigmentation marks
Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract
Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract
Equisetum Giganteum Extract
Centella Asiatica: increases collagen production and antioxidant activity. Anti-aging active ingredient.
Erborian describe the Touch au Ginseng as being an hybrid melting, silky powder that helps to beautify your skin without drying it for a perfect finish. Enriched with Ginseng, widely used in Korea for its multiple beneficial properties it melts onto the skin and helps to visibly:
1. Unify the skin tone
2. Matify the complexion
3. Reduce the appearance of imperfection
4. Refine the skins texture
5. Leave a velvety non oily powdery finish
The Erborian 0.09 Touch au Ginseng Creamy Powder Compact is packaged within a silver, plastic, domed compact which contains a mirror within the lid as well as a sponge. The surface of the powder looks fluffy almost as if it’s a cream, and it even feels like a cream but it applies like a powder.
Erborian recommend applying the powder using the sponge for a uniform coverage, and the compact contains 8g of product. The shade Universelle is much too dark for me sadly, and I would probably be better suited to the Clair shade which is for fairer skintones. However all is not lost as I’ve been able to make this shade work as a bronzer which has been a pleasant surprise.
This Powder is described as being a cross between a powder and a BB Cream offering the matte finish of a powder but with a soft and satin finish. The compact is exactly that – compact, making it an handbag staple for touch ups throughout the day, especially as you can use the sponge to press the powder onto the skin without moving your foundation around.
I have been using a large fluffy brush to apply the powder to my face for a little bronzing as the shade is around three shades darker than my natural skintone so it manages to work nicely as a natural bronzer which I’m really happy with, as I’d have been gutted if I couldn’t use it.
Have you ever tried Erborian?