Reviewing Commonlabs' Vitamin E line

Have you heard of Commonlabs? They are a Korean brand that focuses in 'vitamin' skincare, with most of their skincare lines named after each vitamin. I think they are a sister brand to SKIN1004 as their campaigns are often linked, but I can't say for sure though 🤫


Similarly to SKIN1004, Commonlabs is also widely endorsed by many influencers and KOLs alike. Today, I'm here to give you guys an honest, unbiased review, so read on!

Commonlabs

Official Website - https://commonlabsmalaysia.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/commonlabs.malaysia

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/commonlabs._official/

Shopee - https://shopee.com.my/commonlabs.os


Today we'll be reviewing Commonlabs' Vitamin E line, which consists of -

  • Vitamin E Micro Needle Cream

  • Vitamin E Calming Ampoule

  • Vitamin E Calming Light Cream

Even though the line is named after Vitamin E, the key ingredient for this line is actually tea tree extract. All the products are targeted at acne-prone, sensitive skin - aiming to soothe and calm skin irritation. The products also consist of Gesolza™, which is a traditional blend of skin-soothing herbs that include - wormwood, pine tree leaf 🌲 and citron 🍊


Without further ado, let's move on to each of the products!


💖 To-know before you read my skincare reviews 💖

- I live in Malaysia (tropical, humid and hot af climate)

- I have dry to very dry skin

- My main issues with skin revolves around closed comedones and fungal acne


First Impressions

I really love Commonlabs packaging! They come in a textured carton box that is simple but feels really nice to the touch. For this line, all of the products have a dark green aesthetic, along with a giant 'E' printed on each of them. The company is really gracious with their samples and they tend to send products in a medium box even though the product is small. Even so, the practice is not very environmental friendly though 😖


For clarity, I received the Vitamin E Micro Needle Cream from Review Hunters Malaysia, while the other two - their Vitamin E Calming Ampoule and Vitamin E Calming Cream was sent to me to be reviewed by Picky.


Vitamin E Micro Needle Cream Review

Commonlabs - Vitamin E Micro Needle Cream Review
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Micro Needle Cream

Information

💸 Price - USD30 | RM82 (10ml)

📦 Packaging – Sleek plastic tube with a flat-headed applicator

💧 Texture – Light cream w/micro needles

🌸 Scent – Fragrance-free (Has a natural leafy, tea tree and pine scent 🌿)


Keypoints

✨ 54% tea tree leaf extract

✨ Micro needles are active for 72-hours


✔️ Fragrance-free, alcohol-free, cruelty-free, allergen-free

❗️ Patch test for sensitive skin


Review

This product features a very innovative and fresh concept, scientifically proven for quick-recovery of acne by delivering active ingredients into your skin via micro needles. It also contains a high concentration of tea tree leaf extract for acne and sebum problems, and Vitamin E to help with skin protection.


But I have to say, this is painful. As someone who has done microblading on my face, this is still painful 😂 (Or maybe I used too much? I'm actually not sure 😂). This has a flat-headed applicator that was designed to dispense the product more accurately, but it doesn't really fulfill its purpose because the micro needles are too small to actually pinpoint where you want them to penetrate. You'll end up smearing the product over a larger surface area than you'd want, and hence resulting in more pain.

Unfortunately, I'd personally give it a 1/5 ⭐️, I don't think I'll reach for this again unless I really need a fast solution. I feel like there are better alternatives to acne problems than to push yourself through with this, but if you can take the pain, definitely try this one out because it's effects are proven and this product is highly rated on Picky. Please remember to use it at the end of your routine!


Vitamin E Calming Ampoule Review

Commonlabs Vitamin E Calming Ampoule Review
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule

Information

💸 Price - USD19 | RM79 (30ml)

📦 Packaging – Glass dropper bottle

💧 Texture – Thick, viscous

🌸 Scent – Fragrance-free (Has a noticeable tea tree scent 🌿)


Keypoints

✨ 72% Tea Tree Leaf Extract

✨ Vitamin E, Gesolza™


✔️ Alcohol-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, non-comedogenic

❌ Not fungal-acne safe, not allergen-free


Review

Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule review
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule

While I was half expecting another centella ☘️ product due to it's name, I realized the main ingredient is actually tea tree extract 🌿 after reading it's ingredient list. So I feel like instead of 'calming', this is definitely more of an 'acne-control' product.

Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule review, dropper shot,
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule review, dropper shot, texture,
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Ampoule

Personally, I find the tea tree scent rather strong 😬, especially if you use this with the cream. This takes some time to absorb and also has a rather tacky finish on my skin. A lot of other reviews have no issues with the stickiness, but I don't know why this is tacky on my skin 👉👈 But in contrast, the ampoule seems to work well in controlling sebum and acne, being able to restrain both of these issues 👍 The thick viscosity allows it to provide a little moisture as well 💧

Overall, I would rate it a 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I would definitely reach for this more if not for the stickiness and the rather overbearing scent. Even so, it's still rather effective and does what it's supposed to do.


Vitamin E Calming Light Cream Review

Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Light Cream Review
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Light Cream
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Light Cream review,
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Light Cream (Travel-size)

Information

💸 Price - USD18 | RM75 (70g)

📦 Packaging – Squeezy tube (30ml), Plastic tub (70g)

💧 Texture – Light cream

🌸 Scent – Fragrance-free (Has a noticeable tea tree scent 🌿)


Keypoints

✨ 77% Tea Tree Leaf Extract

✨ Vitamin E, Gesolza™

✨ Ceramide, cholestrol, fatty acids


✔️ Alcohol-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free,

❌ Not fungal-acne safe, not non-comedogenic


Review

Similarly to the ampoule, the main ingredient of this cream is also tea tree extract 🌿, consisting of a hefty 77%. For the good part, this cream was surprisingly able to retain moisture 💧 quite well throughout the night, the scent 🌿 is also much gentler in this compared to the ampoule.


Even though it has a similar formulation with the ampoule, it doesn't seem to be as effective in controlling sebum and acne. This has a super tacky finish on my dry skin 😔 and is not non-comedogenic. A lot of other reviews have no issues with the stickiness, but I don't know why this is so sticky on my skin 😔

Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Light Cream texture, review
Commonlabs - Vitamin E Calming Light Cream

I have to be honest, a lot of of my friends love this cream. It's one of those products that I try and wonder why it isn't working for me. But then I also notice that most of my friends have combination or oily skin, so if you're in that category, you can opt for the mini and give it a shot before committing to the full-sized product. Giving this a 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ rating!


TL;DR - My friends love this, but not really for me.

Here's my personal ratings for the experience!

(5/10)

I actually had pretty high hopes for this line because I quite enjoyed the Commonlabs Vitamin C Brightening Gel Cream. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of their Vitamin E line. I have a lot of friends who really love this line, so I would still recommend trying these products if you're interested!


Vitamin E Micro Needle Cream ⭐️

Vitamin E Calming Ampoule ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vitamin E Calming Light Cream ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨


Have you tried this line from Commonlanbs? Let me know your thoughts!


Disclaimer: Please note that my articles are written according to my own personal experience. All opinions stated are my own and I tend to keep things as honest as possible for my readers. There will always be varying experiences and opinions from others, what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. As a consumer, the choice is ultimately yours to make. Feel free to go ahead and test products at your nearest outlet before making a purchasing decision.


Note: I am in no way affiliated with Commonlabs or Picky. None of the links attached in this blog article are affiliate links.