Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amore Pacific Newness: Age Correcting Cushion Foundation + Stellar Skincare

amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches

I've been intrigued by the Amore Pacific line since the early days of Beauty Professor.  In fact, the Amore Pacfic Color Control Cushion (reviewed HERE) was the first cushion I ever encountered!  Recently, I had the opportunity to try some new (to me) products from the line and this story is dedicated to my experience. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Amore Pacific products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches

In order to refamiliarize myself with the Amore Pacific line, I tried a combination of intense daily skincare, a formula for on the go revitalization and, of course, foundation...

Skincare pair. 
In terms of skincare, the *Time Response Skin Renewal Creme can be used day and night to hydrate, tone and smooth the skin.  Green tea is one of the star ingredients, fighting free radicals and infusing skin with anti-oxidants for powerful anti-aging benefits.  

The creme feels silky and rich; that being said, I was surprised by how quickly it absorbed into the skin!  A single pea-sized application leaves my canvas balanced and slightly dewy for the healthiest possible outcome as one heads into makeup application. 

I will continue to test this product for the next few weeks and weigh back in following that period but in the meanwhile, the reviews I've found for this opulent formula are absolutely stellar, thereby further supporting its inherent efficacy.  

Official details, courtesy of Amore Pacific


  • This luxurious creme utilizes Advanced TIME REPSONSE Complex™ consisting of Green Tea Stem Cell, Green Tea Polysaccharide EGCG, and Green Tea Saponin to improve the appearance of radiant, firm and smooth skin.
  • To help achieve optimum anti-aging benefits, all powerful botanical ingredients in TIME RESPONSE Skin Renewal Creme are delivered to the skin through Microfluidics technology developed by AMOREPACIFIC Technology & Research Institute.
  • The product contains 100% first-harvested green tea water for enhanced moisturizing effects


  • Lush and hydrating...the Time Response Skin Renewal Creme. 
    Time Response Skin Renewal Creme IngredientsCAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES JUICE, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL LAURYL ESTERS, JOJOBA ESTERS, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), DIMETHICONE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED POLY(C6-14 OLEFIN), BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BETAINE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE CONDITIONED MEDIA, HYDROLYZED CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF, CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL/PALM OIL AMINOPROPANEDIOL ESTERS, THEANINE, TREHALOSE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, NIACINAMIDE, CAFFEINE, ROSA DAVURICA BUD EXTRACT, ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, BETULA PLATYPHYLLA JAPONICA JUICE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT, LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE EXTRACT, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) EXTRACT, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM EXTRACT, GENTIANA LUTEA ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) LEAF EXTRACT, FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT, SILYBUM MARIANUM FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT, MAGNOLIA OBOVATA BARK EXTRACT, PAPAIN, VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, BETA-GLUCAN, NATTO GUM, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, HESPERIDIN, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT, CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT, SECALE CEREALE (RYE) SEED EXTRACT, HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS SEED EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, DEXTRIN, PEG-75, POLOXAMER 235, PEG-5 RAPESEED STEROL, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TROMETHAMINE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PPG-5-LAURETH-5, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, TOCOPHERSOLAN, POLOXAMER 338, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, C12-16 ALCOHOLS, POLYSILICONE-11, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPANEDIOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, PALMITIC ACID, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, STEARYL BEHENATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-8 STEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE, KAEMPFEROL, SOY STEROL ACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, CERAMIDE 3, PHYTANTRIOL, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, POLYSORBATE 20, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, POLOXAMER 407, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, HYALURONIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, RED 33 (CI 17200), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

    Next-level refreshment...the Time Response Skin Renewal Mist. 
    To give skin a revitalizing boost throughout the day, I am smitten with the *Time Reponse Skin Renewal Mist.  Fortified with a host of skin-soothing ingredients (see below) this refreshing formula can be misted on before and after makeup and anytime your canvas requires a pick-me-up.  I will be throwing this in my travel bag this weekend while beach camping and also envision the mist fitting into my work week, especially during long lecturing days! 

    Official details, courtesy of Amore Pacific

    • Advanced TIME RESPONSE Complex™ consisting of Green Tea Stem Cells, Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG, and Green Tea Saponin, helps improve the appearance of radiant, firm and smooth skin.
    • Microfluidics technology, developed by AMOREPACIFIC Technology & Research Institute, delivers powerful Asian botanical ingredients into the skin to help obtain optimum anti-aging benefits.
    Time Response Skin Renewal Mist IngredientsCAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL, EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE CONDITIONED MEDIA, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED EXTRACT, SQUALANE, DIMETHICONE, PEG-60 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PEG-20 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, WATER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE
    amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches

    Finally, let's take a closer look at the *Age Correcting Foundation Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 25, which I tried in both:
    •  #204: Light-Medium for skin with golden undertones...apropos for N/NC 23-27 skin tones
    •  #208: Medium for skin with golden undertones...apropos for N/NC 30-40 skin tones 
    In my experiece, this more recent release offers the convenience of a cushion compact with significantly better coverage (medium to full) than the original Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion (great for very dewy light-medium coverage).

    The sleek beige compact is reflective of the minimalist Korean beauty aesthetic and I love the fact that the applicator sponge is nestled on its own level, securely apart from the cushion to avoid cross-contamination.  

    With a light scent--synonomous with the Amore Pacific line--and a creamy yet weightless ultra smooth texture, this formula glides onto skin with ease; I get nearly full coverage with a single application and am impressed by the natural matte second skin appearance and tremendous lasting power (8+ hours).

    All in all, I have a major affinity for this foundation formula and know I'll be reaching for it frequently this summer! 

    Official details, courtesy of Amore Pacific

      This essential element in your routine instantly primes and perfects with full, long-lasting coverage for skin that is flawlessly smooth and soft to the touch. The luxurious formula combines potent anti-aging ingredients and cushion technology for a tightened, polished appearance and a light, effortless application. 

      The anti-aging formula contains a powerful combination of potent botanicals and proprietary technology that improves skin visibly and over time:
    • Even-Layer Protective Technology ™ conceals pores and visibly evens out skin tone to prime skin. 
    • Long-Lasting™ Complex maintains coverage even through hot and humid conditions. 
    • Green Miracle T™ , AMOREPACIFIC’s patented ingredient, helps to restore skin and boosts natural suppleness and density for a youthful appearance. 
    • Green Tea Polysaccharides, a powerful antioxidant, protects skin's surface from environmental aggressors. 
    • Broad Spectrum SPF 25 protects skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause skin aging.
    amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches

    Age Correcting Foundation Cushion IngredientsCAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, ARBUTIN, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, ALCOHOL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ADENOSINE, ACRYLATES/STEARYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENYL METHICONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, POLYETHYLENE, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, PEG/PPG-20/15 DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FRAGRANCE

    amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches
    The proper way to hold the cushion to apply the formula.
    amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches
    Swatches in direct sunlight with a flash. 



    I opted to combine the Amore Pacific products with a round of beauty selections in the dusty rose nude category for a subtle look that's clean and glowing...full product breakdown:
    Style Notes:
    Complexion perfectors.
    amore pacific age correcting foundation swatches
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    The Wayne Goss Buffing Brush is one of the softest brushes I've ever encountered...
    burberry eye palette blush nude swatches
    Eye pair. 
    burberry eye palette blush nude swatches
    Swatches of the Burberry Complete Eye Palette in natural sunlight.
    burberry eye palette blush nude swatches

    burberry eye palette blush nude swatches

    Lip trio. 
    gucci sensuous deep matte lipstick swatches
    Lip swatches in direct sunlight. 
    gucci sensuous deep matte lipstick swatches
    Gucci Spring Rose...so good. 
    gucci sensuous deep matte lipstick swatches
    Swatches of the Gucci Sensuous Deep Matte Lipstick in indoor lighting. 


    The following images reflect all products in action in natural light...










    Last look.
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    Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this Amore Pacific-centric story and would love hear what products from the line have caught your eye. 

    Do you currently use anything from Amore Pacific?  Do tell!

    Good things ahead including a travel diary, a fresh video and a host of new product procurements...xx,

    --The Beauty Professor


     ** Thanks to AmorePacific for sponsoring this post. PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

    1 comment:

    1. You look stunningly lovely as is the norm. I have been using AP Time Response moisturizer, eye cream, along with TNS Essential Serum for over two years now. For a 'change-up' I have used a few other medical grade products and Revive. Oddly this week I have just placed an order with Holt Renfrew here in Toronto, to top me up with the incredible AP line once again. I don't think the new version of the foundation is in TO yet, but I shall find out. I was not enamoured with their first go as colors were predominately yellow-hued, does not look that way on you this go-around. The feel of that cream is undeniably devine, the eye cream, for me, is the best I have ever encountered. I do enjoy the TNS serum under the moisturizer both day and night as opposed to the Renewal Serum, just my personal preference.
      Off topic, I did purchase the Surratt foundation after your introduction and have to say it is superb.....the packaging is 'off' IMHO, but the foundation is just the best, a thank you for that.
      Have a super week!
      Best
      Elaine

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