Modeblancs Birch Moisture Line (Toner, Emulsion, Cream) Review

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Betula Alba, or birch extract, white birch tree and its leaf and bark extract to be exact is an old folk’s remedy for many conditions including the psoriasis, eczema, kidney stones, gout, or various kinds of infections occurring in body. A powerful antioxidant, diuretic and laxative with astringent properties.

All of this inspired Modeblancs, a Korean skin care company to create a whole skin care line based on this star ingredient – birch extract.

Modeblancs promotes their products as very mild and suitable for very sensitive skin with “5 Free Treatment System” meaning no: synthesized surfactants, artificial fragrance, synthesized preservative, animal ingredients and colour pigments.

“All products are formulated without 5 ingredients that may cause allergies and the vegetable ingredients to be used are suitable for sensitive skin or people who suffer from allergic rhinitis.” /Modeblancs/

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Cream Review

All of these products are also suitable while pregnant or lactating.

Birch Moisture Line consists of Toner as the step 1 to calm and moisturize skin after cleansing, Emulsion as the step 2 to balance the moisture level and the step 3 – Cream to keep the moisture deep within the skin.

Birch Moisture Toner

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Toner Review

 

What is it?

The usual step two after cleansing. A slightly viscous colourless and scentless liquid that comes in 120 ml white plastic bottle with very convenient airless pump.

 

How to use it?

After cleansing, apply it (best with fingers without cotton pad) on clean skin and let it absorb.

Ingredients

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Toner Ingredients

Aqua, Betula Alba Juice (17,500 ppm), Butylene Glycol, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Glycerin, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin,  Carbomer, Aminolevulinic Acid HCl , Ascorbic Acid, Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Arginine

Besides birch extract, water-binding ingredients like trehalose, inositol and anti-aging taurine, soothing betaine and nice botanical extracts of blueberry, acai palm, emblic and cranberry. Humectants sodium hyaluronate and glycerine round up this moisturizing part of this ingredients list to very hydrating, soothing and calming expected results.

Rosacea safe?

Yes (unless your rosacea cannot bear astringents (mentioned here) or any of here listed botanical extracts)

Who is it for?

Sensitive skin, rosacea, acne, eczema, all skin types.

Does it work?

This is very, and I mean very mild toner. Used by itself, it might be a tad too lean. Very, very mild toner, but when I started using it, was exactly what my skin could bear. My skin was in a bad place then. Rosacea flare-up at its worst, spring allergy wreaked havoc, you name it… Then I found this toner, ordered it, and the Modeblancs was kind enough to send me the whole Birch Moisture Line.

 

I used toner, emulsion and cream of this line almost religiously mornings and evenings. And that was the only thing my rosacea responded nicely to.

But this toner is just the introducing part of the line and a nice prepping step to its bigger sister:

Birch Moisture Emulsion

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Emulsion Review

What is it?

Step two after toner. The usual emulsion form, white colour, slightly viscous, scentless.

120 ml bottle, same as the toner, airless pump system. Very convenient.

How to use it?

After toner, apply it to face and let it absorb. You won’t have to wait long for it to happen.

Ingredients

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Emulsion Ingredients

Aqua, Betula Alba Juice (17,500 ppm), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteth-20, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Aminolevulinic Acid HCl, Ascorbic Acid

Very similar ingredients list to the toner, but some changes are plain to see. Humectants and conditioners are now in higher concentrations with added jojoba oil and shea butter. Thicker, more moisturizing formula than the toner. But, with the same philosophy.

Rosacea safe?

Yes (unless your rosacea cannot bear astringents (mentioned here) or any of here listed botanical extracts)

Who is it for?

Sensitive skin, rosacea, acne, eczema, all skin types

Does it work?

This emulsion is now the step that rounds up the line philosophy. Soothing and calming properties are more visible when used together with toner. Where toner was too lean, this emulsion fills up the blanks and gets job done.

To add more serious touch to it, I like to use this duo during the day and then finish with The Ordinary EUK 134 0,1% for added powerful anti-oxidative properties. Very compatible and very soothing.

But the true star of this collection is:

Birch Moisture Cream

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Cream Review

What is it?

Final, step three of this line, soothing and calming cream. It comes in 50 ml, very elegant, nice jar made of very sturdy plastic, almost glass like. White colour, rather thick, faint pharmacy/baby powder/herbal scent to it.

How to use it?

As the last step of the evening routine, and the last step before sunscreen in the morning routine.

Ingredients

Mode Blancs Birch Moisture Cream Ingredients

Aqua, Betula Alba Juice (17,500 ppm), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Minutissima Extract, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteth-20, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Aminolevulinic Acid HCl, Ascorbic Acid

Again, very similar to toner and emulsion, but now concrete concentrations of moisturizing agents with added rosemary leaf water, hydrolysed algin and extract of algae Chlorella Minutissima  for anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Rosacea safe?

Yes (unless your rosacea cannot bear astringents (mentioned here) or any of here listed botanical extracts)

Who is it for?

Sensitive skin, rosacea, acne, eczema, all skin types

Does it work?

This is the queen of the Birch Moisture Line. I have never seen anything that worked so fast for my rosacea! This cream doesn’t contain any steroids, but it sure works for my dermatitis like rosacea flare-up like a prescription steroidal cream. I love it.

Although it does seem like rather thick cream, when on skin, it melts instantly and it’s applied very easily. It leaves no sticky or heavy, balmy feeling that can smother sensitive skin. Especially when it is compromised. So I had no problem having it in my morning routines.

This collection and especially its cream is my go-to remedy to my rosacea flare-ups. I almost finished all of it and now use it sparingly hoping I will never need it again. But, I don’t want to be without it if/when it  happens again.

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