Sometime back, I wrote a review on the DCS Aquaderm range, where I tried out the toner, day cream and ampoule. This time, I got to try out a couple more products from the DCS Nutriderm range and am quite pleased with the Ultra Nutrition Night Cream, in particular.
Like all DCS products, this range contains skin-loving volcanic seawater from Jeju, Seoul, which is rich in minerals like selenium and zinc, that help to repair and regenerate skin. The main difference between the Nutriderm and Aquaderm ranges is that the Nutriderm range is targeted towards anti-ageing because it contains the key ingredient of Korean red ginseng berry.
I am a huge fan of Korean red ginseng skincare products, as not only is this ingredient so rare (it’s harvested once every four years over a seven-day period), it really works wonders to help maintain youthful skin. If you haven’t given Korean red ginseng a try, I highly recommend it.
The main thing you’ll notice about both the Ultra Nutrition Toner and Ultra Nutrition Night Cream – and the other products in the range, I’m sure – is the smell of ginseng the moment you place the product close to your skin. Two words: It’s heavenly. It could actually mostly be fragrance but the scent is enough to make me feel like I’m really applying full-on ginseng to my skin. Now that I think of it, I’m not even sure how ginseng fragrance is made. Maybe it’s just ginseng.
Ingredient List (Ultra Nutrition Toner):
Water, Sea Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Pleurotus Ferulea Mycelium/Panax Ginseng Berry Extract Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-32, Acrylic Acid/Phosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Extract, Allantoin, Coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Beta-Glucan, Hydrolysed Collagen, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycryyhizate, Cordyceps Sinesis Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, PEG-8, Honey Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Bark/Sap Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Seed Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Yeast Extract, PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-1, Theanine, Milk Lipids, Glutathione and Fragrance.
Taking a look at the ingredients above, you’ll see that there isn’t alcohol in the toner, which is great since the only thing that alcohol does for the skin is to dry it out. A worthy mention is that DCS products are free from paraben, lanolin, ethanol (a kind of alcohol), methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone and carbomer. They are also not tested on animals, as is stated on the packaging. I don’t have the ingredient list of the night cream, but I know that it also contains niacin amide, that helps in skin whitening.
The texture of the DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition Night Cream is thick, which is great for a nighttime skincare product. I’ve used this a few times and have woken up to brighter, firmer skin. I feel like the Nutriderm range is better suited to my skin than the Aquaderm range, especially since I’ll soon cross over the bridge to get a decade older.
Other products in the range include the Ultra Nutrition Ampoule (30ml, S$53) and the Ultra Nutrition Day Cream (50ml, S$41). You can find DCS exclusively at selected Watsons stores. You can also check out all the products on the Watsons online store here.
To great skin and beyond,