Saturday, July 20, 2013

Review: THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream

I was on the search for a moisturizing cream that feels lightweight and moisturizing, so when I heard about the Chia Seed Sebum Control Moisture Cream (a.ka. Suzy Cream), I did a lot of research on it before leaving for Korea. The product had very good reviews from various Korean bloggers, so of course this was the first product I purchased when I arrived in Korea. I've been using it  for about 7 weeks now and I think it is time I write a review about it~ 

Do you have combination or oily skin? There is finally a moisture cream that provides moisture and controls sebum(oil) at the same time! Isn't it exciting!?

Product Description (from thefaceshop): The first in Korea!
A crystal clear transparent cream without any flaws!
100% pure! It can't get any milder than this!

For those who are concerned of excess sebum even when applying moisture cream, but are also concerned that their skin will become dry without it, the heaven's solution has now arrived.
An extraordinary addition to the Chia Seed brand line, a symbolic skincare of THEFACESHOP, the cream with two exceptional skincare functions will surely be loved by many women (and men) in their 20s and 30s.

For more information:

Price: 22,000 won for 50ml
39,000 won for 100ml (Super Size)

The product comes in a cute clear container with a mint blue cap and it also comes with a little clear spatula. 
I purchased the SUPER SIZE because it was on sale for 19,000 won in South Korea (Gangnam Station). 
They were having a 20-50% sale on all their items. 

Five promises:
Contains 100% chia seed extracts
Uses organic chia seeds
A moisture hug system
7-Free: no benzophnone, artificial coloring, sulfate, mineral oil, animal sourced ingredients, and triethanolamine
Dermataology Tested

Oil-free translucent cream providing hydration with moisture seeds and sebum control with cotton seeds
-Moisturizing cream that replenishes moisture while controlling sebum
Chia seeds that hold moisture 10 times their own weight fill inside the skin with moisture, while native cotton seeds control unnecessary sebum to maintain the skin fully moisturized without any sheen all day long.

 -Mild oil-free translucent cream nade with environment-friendly technique
This 100% pure mild and translucent moisturizing cream protects the environment as well through oil-free formula that uses low-carbon, emvironment-friendly technique.

-100% organic chia seed extracts' sap in lieu of water
This moisturizing cream delivers freshness and efficacy effect by using 100% organic chia seed extract' sap in Lieu of water.

What is low-carbon, environment-friendly technique?
It is a special technique that ddes not apply any heat at all during production. It is an environment-friendly technique that minimizes the emission of carbon dioxide while perfectly preserving the efficacy of raw materials.

How to use:
Every morning and evening, dispense an adequate amount during the final stage of skincare and gently apply along the skin texture in an outward direction and let absorb.

Once you open it, it has a plastic cover inside which makes it more hygenic. 

0% oil! Good news to those who have combination or oily skin~ 

Texture:  Lightweight gel type texture
I love the smell of the moisture cream, it has such a clean and refreshing scent.

I only put a lot to show you what the texture looks like but for regular use you don't need this much! 
A little goes a long way. 

The gel absorbs very quickly and is very lightweight. It doesn't leave a sticky or heavy feeling like many other moisture creams. 

 Doesn't expire until 5/15/2016
This makes me happy~ I don't have to worry about tossing it before it expires.

No Genetically Modified Organisms
TheFaceShop did a really good job in trying to use natural ingredients which I think is really good for those who have acne-prone skin. 

Pros: Oil Free
Lightweight yet moisturizing and absorbs quickly
Doesn't cause breakouts! (What a relief~)
7-free, I especially like the fact it has no artificial coloring or scents
Controls Sebum (Oil)
Little goes a long way

Cons: NONE for me!!! 
I think those with dry skin might not like how light weight the product feels? I'm not too sure since I have very oily skin. 

If you have acne prone and oily skin, I really recommend this product!
 I am so glad I found this because my skin feels and looks a lot better than before. (Feels more soft & smooth)
I rarely change my skin routine but I'm glad I've added this to my routine and I can see myself using this for a long time! 

If you are in need of a moisture cream, I really recommend trying this! 

Where to buy? 
I purchased mine at TheFaceShop store in South Korea. I always recommend Gmarket because I know I can trust them. 
Also, I recommend sites like and because I've heard very good reviews about these sites. 


  1. Oo, thanks for the review, Sally! You got this for a seriously good price, haha - it looks really promising! C: I love how it's GMO free, whoohoo~

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    1. When I saw the sale price, I knew I had to get it! Now I wish i bought a couple more because I absolutely love it.

    2. Good sharing, for healthy purpose, Chia seeds offer the highest volume of Omega-3, as well as addition fiber (soluble and insoluble) along with vitamins or perhaps minerals you don’t usually get whenever you take sea food oil. Chia seeds giving you long lasting energy during the day moving in deep, restful sleep during the night time. Read more about Chia seeds at:

  2. *-* thanks for the awesome review!^^
    I think I'll try this! Seems like a super good product!

    1. It's probably one of the best skin care products I've used! ^^

  3. Omg I have to buy this! *O*
    I have oily skin :< Thanks for the review!! <3

    1. You should def try this! It's an awesome product.

  4. Thanks for the review I will try this!

    1. thanks for reading~ you really should give this a try!

  5. I love this cream!!! It smells like green tea :)

    1. I agreeee! It has such a nice refreshing scent.

  6. OMG thanks for the review, I have to buy this asap!! *o*

    1. you should~ I rarely use new skin products but this one is really good!

  7. nice review sally,
    i'm so interested with this cream. I've oily skin :(

    1. thanks~ if you need a good moisture cream, you should def try it!

  8. This cream looks great, especially for those with oily skin (like me). Thanks for the review!

    1. This is such a wonderful product for oily skin girls like us!

  9. Thank you for this review! I love your blog so much! (:

  10. Sally,.... Your review makes me wanna purchase this cream asap ^_^

  11. Thanks for sharing this Sally! This is really an interesting product since I have combination-oily skin! This is a must try. Nice review, thanks! :)

  12. I really love the packaging. Unfortunately it doesn't work for ,my skintype (dry), at least that's what I thing. But great review!:)

  13. i'm having a giveaway!

  14. Thanks for the review, it sounds really good! I've wanted to try this for some time now, but it's a little bit expensive and I still have other creams that I haven't used up yet. Maybe I'll get it when I'm almost done with my other creams! (:

  15. Thanks for the review :) It looks nice and previously I thought of getting this but there is a shop, not sure what's the name but it is the same shop as w2beauty/koreadepart..they said they don't really recommend this to everyone as there are a lot of cases which this cause terrible breakout.They was very kind to share that and I hesitate to buy because of that..

  16. The product just come to Indonesia now, but I see "Alcohol Denat" in the ingredients. Will it be okay? I suspect that ingredients, because am currently using Pond's toner and anti blemish cream which contains alcohol denat too and the acnes still not clear enough. Don't know is it because the alcohol denat or not...

    Btw, thanks for the review. Helps me to get more information.

  17. Great review! Been eyeing this product for a while but am reading reviews first to know more about it- yours has been really helpful! Really like your blog too btw- having so much fun browsing through your posts! =D

  18. Finally a review on this product! Iʻve been interested in it for a while. I am going to Seoul next week and I am excited to try it out... so tired of my Japanese moisturizers which make me oily! :D I like your blog

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  20. Hi, first of all i see you make a good review of this product :)
    I just made an English subtitles for the CF of The Face Shop Sebum Control Moisture Cream

    I hope this helps making your reviews even better, if you don’t mind ^^
    Korean Subbed CF


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