Review Medicube Red Cream

Medicube Red Cream Review

Medicube Red Cream is within Medicube's Red range for acne care.  The Red Cream contains botanical extracts and promises prevention from acne. It's one of Medicube's bestselling products. Read on to know what this Red Cream from Medicube has to offer.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different. Your Milage May Vary (YMMV). I am also not a skin expert, I'm only a skincare enthusiast. Hence, I do not qualify to suggest dermatological advice, please seek a certified medical practioner for further advice if needed.

What is Medicube Red Cream?

Medicube Red Cream is a daily soothing cream. Medicube claims it's Red Cream, a non-irritating and soothing cream for acne-prone skin. This cream controls sebum production and is dermatologically tested. With adenosine and 20 botanical extracts, it soothes and hydrates the skin's complexion while giving it a soft and fresh feeling.

What Medicube Claims on Its Red Cream

1. Non-irritating 
2. Soothing cream for acne-prone skin.
3. Soothe and hydrate skin complexion.
4. Contains  20 botanical extracts
5. Non-comedogenic
6. Controls sebum production
7. Certified as a non-irritant cream

Product Details
Price: 168MYR | XXUSD (50ml)
Origin: Korea
Skin Concern: Control Sebum Production
Skin Types: All Skin Types
PAO: 12 Months
Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Water, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Beeswax, Ceresin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Emu Oil, Colloidal Sulfur, Polysorbate 60, Beta-Glucan, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Betaine, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Dinatrium Ethylendiaminetetracetic acid, BHT, Salicylic Acid, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Propanediol, Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth) Extract, Adenosine, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Water, Borago Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Hyaluron Natrium, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Willow Bark Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ovalicin

My Thoughts on Medicube Red Cream

This is my review of Medicube Red Cream
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Looking into the full list of ingredients for Medicube Red Cream, its active ingredient is Niacinamide, Tea Tree, Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark and Ovalicin. Medicube highlights Ovalicin as this cream's main ingredient, but it's placed last in the INCI list. Ovalicin is said to be effective for acne, anti-pruritic and anti-inflammatory properties. While the rest are known to be good soothing and controlling agents.

Medicube highlights 19 botanical extracts and oils in their red cream; among them are Green Tea, Chamomile, Magnolia, and Sophora. Lavender EO is also included.

Overall looking into the INCI list, it does contain several low rated comedogenic ingredients such as Beeswax, Shea Butter and a few others. However, the overall list does not look bad.

It comes in a fully covered glass jar with a screw cap. Since the jar was fully coated with a white layer, I thought it was plastic at first, but when you unscrewed the cap, you'll see that it's glass. The size of the jar is just lovely, so I have no complaints. Just that the INCI list is in Korean, so that's a fail for me.

Think of thick and creamy; this cream will truly satisfy those who love rich creams. This milky white cream glides effortlessly onto the skin, but it does take some time to absorb properly. So if you're sloppy, you'll be able to see white patches of the cream not blended incorrectly. However, once dried and fully absorbed, this cream gives a lift of hydration to the skin. 

I love the scent. It has a strong scent of botanical herbs, but some may find it a bit overwhelming.

I've been using this cream for a month now in my morning skincare routine, and I can say I'm obsessed. Usually, I use thick and heavy creams in my night routine, so my skin does not get quickly greasy during the day, but this one isn't like that at all. I'm surprised how my skin can feel hydrated the whole day.

When I first tried this cream out, I felt soft tingling stings on my skin, but it lasted within a few seconds until the cream was fully absorbed in the skin. However, that tingling sting did last quite a while, for about a week of applying this cream in my routine, then only did my skin seem to fully accept it.

The texture of this cream is undoubtedly a win for me. It feels so satisfying applying it onto the skin, and I've been using it generously too. It absorbs into the skin well and maintains hydration to the skin throughout the day. It's an excellent pair for somewhat drying sunscreens, as it balances back the moisture in my skin. I still have a quarter left in the jar, but I was expecting to finish it within a month since I've been using it generously on my face and my neck too. So I figure for regular use, this jar could last at least 3 months of everyday use.

Medicube Red Range Review Results

Above are pictures of my skin's progress within a month of using Medicube's Red Range. If you look closely above, my skin condition was maintained within the month. I'm acne-prone, so I usually have a skin breakout once a month or more, depending on my hormones and food intake. The past month, I haven't been taking care of what I eat, and I've been drinking many sugary drinks due to stress. I expected my skin to react because it usually does; instead, I only got one or two new zits, which quickly healed and didn't leave a noticeable mark.

Honestly, I'm pretty impressed that I didn't get a breakout at all last month despite having such a hectic schedule.

Overall Thoughts
Medicube Red Cream is highly recommended for me. If you like thick creams that feels light on the skin, this cream is for you. It's indeed great for acne-prone skin too, so I guess it should be no problem for other types of skin as well. 

My Rate
Rate: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes! 
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Other Products From Medicube's Red Range

1. Red Foam Cleanser
Hypoallergenic, deep cleansing foam cleanser

2. Red Toner
Recharges moisture and helps absorbing future products

3. Red Serum
Boost moisture absorption and helps solve skin problems