This is the first product I’ve tried from Erborian, and I’m liking it! I’ve seen their products at Sephora before and normally I wouldn’t have bought it since it’s on the pricey end, but I splurged and decided to get it when I saw it was discounted during Soko Glam’s Black Friday sale last year. I’ve been using this for a few months now and enjoying the product a lot so I have no regrets, although in my opinion it’s a bit overpriced for what it does.
Let’s take a look!
Erborian Yuza Double Lotion, 6.4 oz, $36
Description: A bi-phase lotion for dual performance. Enriched with yuzu, known for its antioxidant properties, YUZA DOUBLE LOTION combines the benefits of two phases that work together: an aqueous phase that contains an ingredient which helps to reveal skin’s radiance, and an oily phase that helps to nourish. This bi-phase formula helps to smooth the skin and reveal the radiance of even dull and tired complexions: the skin looks supple and full of vitality.
Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ceteareth-20, Panthenol, Glycerin, Biosaccharidegum-1, Sodiumhyaluronate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene, Ci19140/Yellow5.
Per CosDNA, there is one minor acne trigger, butylene glycol (1). Unfortunately there are also several flags for potential irritants: PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil (3), ceteareth-20 (3), linalool (5), limonene (6), and Yellow5 (3). I have to admit that I didn’t look up the ingredients before I bought this, or I may have had second thoughts! The most problematic ingredients appear to be fragrance, so if that is something you are sensitive to, the Yuza Double Lotion may not be for you.
The star of this product, yuza, or more commonly known as yuzu, is the ninth ingredient on the list (citrus junos fruit extract). According to Erborian it’s a powerful antioxidant. On CosDNA its function is listed as “skin conditioning,” which I’ve found is pretty accurate.
Despite the product’s name, this has the consistency of water and is most definitely a toner. Erborian’s instructions even say to use a cotton pad when applying it, although I find that wasteful given the small size of the bottle. I usually just pour a little bit of the milky liquid out onto my palm and pat it onto my skin.
In all honesty I don’t care about the bi-phase formula, but what I like most about this is that it is very nourishing and hydrating. Best of all, this makes my skin super soft, which usually doesn’t happen with my other toners. I also really enjoy the light citrus-y scent, which makes the experience of using this more luxurious for me.
Unfortunately, the Yuza Double Lotion doesn’t do anything for me with regards to making my skin more radiant, but I didn’t really expect that anyway given that I rely on my actives to do the heavy lifting.
Rating: 4/5 – I really enjoyed the experience of using this, given that it made my skin really soft and smelled amazing! I would repurchase this… but not at full price.
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