Belif is a skincare brand from Korea that provides “clean” skincare using Napier’s formula with no added mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, synthetic preservatives, and animal-derived ingredients. One of their most famous product is their Aqua Bomb gel moisturiser that supplies instant moisture to the skin while forming a protective layer that wraps the skin in comfort. While I was browsing their store, the salesperson recommended their Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate to me saying that it’s their best-selling essence. I tried out its texture and love it enough that I purchased this product, as well as their True Tincture of Chamomile, on the spot.

I had actually started using this product since June this year but needed more time to sort my thoughts on this product. Now that I’ve used it for around 4 months, I think that I’m finally ready to share with you my thoughts on this product. Let’s just check out its ingredients before we begin, shall we?

Ingredients

Water, Peat Extract (20%), Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-150, Aminobutyric Acid, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract*, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Viola Tricolor Extract*, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract*, Nepeta Cataria Extract+, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract+, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract+, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract+, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract+, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract+, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract**, Achillea Millefolium Flower Extract**, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract**, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Leaf Extract**, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract**, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract**, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract**, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Panthenol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Trisodium EDTA, Fragrance++, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool.

How does the Belif Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate fare?

Belif claims that their Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate is a rich-nutritious ampoule for intense skin care including concentrated peat extracts, coming from multiple herbs aged for thousands of years with clean glacial milk in civilisation-free peat land. The herb energy revitalises the skin and cares for potential wrinkles.

You see, the main reason why I took so long to gather my thoughts about this product is that I don’t really know how to categorise this product. Belif categorised it as an anti-ageing serum but for someone like me who’s already using active ingredients like AHAs/ BHAs/ Retinol/ Vitamin C/ Niacinamide and sunscreen that’s actually proven by science to provide genuine anti-ageing benefits, I’m highly sceptical of Belif’s claims, to say the least. Besides that, looking through the ingredients of this product, although it has many plant extracts (which looks nice..), I don’t see any ingredients which would give significant anti-ageing results (apart from perhaps improving the appearance of fine lines caused by dehydration). Therefore I’m not going to base my review of this product based on its claims to be an anti-ageing serum. I’ll just report on how this serum feels on my skin and the kind of results I saw after using it for 4 months.

This serum has a light watery texture that absorbs quite quickly into my skin after application. During the first month of testing this product, I used it in both my day and night time skincare routine as my hydrating serum step. This is the sequence in which I used this product:

Day Time Routine

Cleanser => pH Adjusting Toner => Vitamin C serum => Hydrating Toner/Mist =>  Belif Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate => Day Cream with a few drops of facial oil => Sunscreen

Night Time Routine

Double Cleanse => Acid Toner => OTC Retinol => Hydrating Toner/Mist => Belif Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate => Night Cream mixed with facial oil 

I find that this product did function adequately as my hydrating serum and I’ve had no issues with it breaking me out. However, the thing is… I’m not quite sure that this serum gave me any other effects. Did it brighten my skin? Did it tighten my skin? Did it firm my skin? Hmmm.. Not really… I mean.. I’ve been using so many other actives in my skincare routine which really gave me impressive results that the results of this serum pale in comparison. I think that if you are just starting to incorporate a serum into your skincare routine (like if you are around early 20s to mid 20s), this serum is more than adequate to address your initial signs of ageing, provided that you don’t have other major skincare concerns such as bad acne or rosacea. However if you are in your late 20s and beyond, I honestly do not think that this serum would give you very impressive results. You might be better off purchasing a cheaper hydrating serum and using other stronger actives for your skin. Personally, I wouldn’t re-purchase this product.

Where can you find it?

I bought this product from their standalone store. It retails at S$85 (30ml sized). You can find out more about the store locations of Belif’s products here.

Thank you for reading!

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