“Great things never come from comfort zones”, the belief Huxley breathes in as a company. I agree to this and so should we apply this to our normal lives to remain competitive. But we’ll know if this is a misleading statement or a fact Huxley claims just for the sake of branding.
Huxley has been lately a word of mouth in the world of skincare. It became hyped to celebrities to beauty reviewers and bloggers. Of course, company like Glow Recipe is promoting and raving about it, but you’ll be impressed by how quick the KBeauty market responses considering the price and how diverse their competition is especially in Korea. So that led my curiousity to try if it is worth the hype.
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Huxley products since I first heard it from Joan Kim but honestly, my first thought was that they’re so EXPENSIVE that I’d rather buy trusted high-end products or buy many cheap tested ones like “The Ordinary”. I guess my years of experience dealing with various skincare products have somehow pushed up my standard while still thinking cost. I am not easily vowed or impressed anymore neither inclined to fall for marketing traps and buy things that aren’t suitable for me. So there is good, and bad.
But boy I was lucky to receive a trial set as a gift. So I am here again to give my honest opinion if this will be added to my APPROVED list of products.
WHERE TO BUY?
Retailers offering international shipping like Stylekorean, Yesstyle, Ebay, Jolse, Hermo, and Sweet Corea are selling the products on their website too. Normally retailers do not react to new skincare brand that fast – unless they are positive that it will sell well in the future. But the abundance push marketing they made with Beauty YouTubers and bloggers as well as celebrities made a positive note to comsumers especially that they boomed during the season when the “7 x Toner/Essence” was introduced, mid of 2017.
From what I researched, this trial version from online sellers thru IG/shopee costs 780 PHP already! That’s way expensive already knowing each bottle only has 4 mL. Comparing it to even highend ones like Lancome or Estee Lauder who at least give 10-30 mL per product for FREE with every purchase or if you buy it from sellers costs only 300 – 500 PHP. Hmmmm. I might think twice.
As I checked upon, the full size bottles for these 3 in Korean original price is $26 while it ranges from $40-$50 depending on the online store. So its best to just ask someone going on a trip to Korea to buy it there rather than doing it online unless yheir offerinh discount. Because its so expensive with the amouny it contains.
Like the ingredients Huxley offers, they extend their minimalistic approach to their packaging. The three products were put in a clear glass dropper but the full size on the otherhand, even they’re also in a glass dropper, the oil essence’s bottle has a matte finish. The material used is not cheap for sure but it’s a little troublesome if ever the bottle will be dropped.
Like the usual, it has a box with labels and ingredients. Nothing over the top that’s why its attracting especially minimalism is a big thing now.
I will rate the products overall and will base it from its formulation and effectiveness. Please refer to the stars given. Highest is 5 and 1 is the lowest.
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