The editor’s opinion on the Village 11 Factory moisturizer


When the going gets tough, we lean on our favorite comfort foods and movies, right? Comfort items make you feel relaxed and safe, and I’ve often wondered if people do that with skincare too. Because I do!

Sure, you’ve got your glycerin lip balms or creamy cold creams waiting for those tough days. But what about functional products that also happen to be your safety net when the skin starts to break down? As someone with sensitive, acne-prone skin, I’m always on the lookout for comfort products that will wrap my skin in a giant hug of love when it starts to work. Recently I found one that almost looks like a lover I never had; and the one who got away!

Village 11 Factory Moisturizing Cream

My acne routine calls for a potent dose of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, both of which can over-dry my skin. Needless to say, an ingredient that is intensely hydrating, lightweight, and doesn’t weigh my skin down is absolutely essential. More often than not, my choice of moisturizer is either too heavy or too light; leaving my skin unsatisfied. This is why the Village Factory 11 Moisture Line has all my heart!

The range includes three products: an eye cream, an essence and a facial moisturizer. Starting with the moisturizer, the texture is a little heavier initially but with a light massage it melts into the skin. It tends to leave a slight sheen on the skin (hello, glassy skin) that stays throughout the day. It keeps my skin plump even after a long day of wearing the mask. Absolutely NO complaining about the compliments that come my way either!

The moisturizer contains vegetable oils to create a moisture barrier and provide a lasting moisture effect. I interpose my anti-acne care between the emulsion and the cream and I complete the routine with the eye contour cream which is also fast becoming my skincare favourite. FYI, skincare enthusiasts on “Skinstagram” are also raving about Village 11’s eye cream. Formulated with adenosine and vegetable butters, the eye cream works as a powerful anti-wrinkle which works by energizing the surface of your skin. What I absolutely love is that the products have been formulated without artificial fragrances. They have a sweet scent, which can be attributed to the house rose oil in the rose butter complex

The K-Beauty effect

Village Factory 11

Already established and cult beauty brand in Korea, Village 11 Factory was brought to the country by Gwang BioCare. The brand is part of the PFD Co. LTD group and is the brainchild of the same creators of the world’s first CC cream! Nishtha Kalia, co-founder of Gwang BioCare, revealed, K-Beauty has become popular worldwide for its unique formulations with natural and traditional ingredients. Ingredients.” As Indian consumers have also grown up with similar beauty practices, they find a relatability factor there.

The product line is also one of the few that are suitable for my skin and have shown no side effects on my sensitive skin – not even a single itch! “The moisturizing emulsion and the cream contain ingredients that are not only moisturizing, they are also anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-acne/antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-keratinization,” reveals Nishtha. All of their products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and cruelty-free!

The Village 11 factory experience

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fan of ingredients and an intriguing brand story. Village 11 is a mix of both, making it my current favorite. Therefore, we spoke with Nishtha to help us understand the key ingredients that power the brand’s product line. It comprises three major lines: the Moisture line for intense hydration, the Nutrition line for resilient skin and the Wrinkles line for skin firming.

1. The main ingredient of the Moisture range is devil’s claw root extract which has a powerful moisturizing effect. effect and brings nutrition and vitality to the skin. An aqua butter complex (containing aloe butter), rose butter and eco-friendly ceramides (which are naturally fermented and converted) make up the rest of the other key Ingredients.

2. In the Nutrition range, snail mucin is the main ingredient along with propolis extract which helps to providing hydration, nutrition and elasticity to the skin.

3. In the Wrinkles range, the main ingredient is hydrolyzed collagen and lemon verbena leaf extract. Formulations help provide skin elasticity and firmness from the inside out. It also contains trehalose, panthenol, chia seed extract, centella asiatica extract and houttuynia cordata extract.

The brand’s Moisture line reminds me of the drugstore brands I used and fell in love with when I was 9 and living in Assam. The texture and subtle scent of the line takes me back to my early days of obsessing over skincare when all we needed had the cosmic connection to this one is real! Special thanks to their experiential store in Korea as well. Nishtha also reveals that “The Village 11 Factory store has a unique space to feel pretty while having fun. The shop offers 365 days of fun events. The store expands over two floors and has a lab, shop, cafe, spa and hair salon.” BRB, booking a one-way trip to Seoul!


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