Review Medicube Red Serum

Medicube Red Serum Review

Medicube Red Serum is a serum within Medicube's Red Range that is best suited for acne-prone skin. Medicube's Red Range is among Medicube's bestselling range, and their red serum is a must-get if you're planning to try this range. Read on to know what this Red Serum 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 Serum?

Medicube Red Serum is a daily sebum care serum to control acne development. Medicube claims that its Red Serum contains highly concentrated tea tree oil and 28 other types of plant extracts to specifically soothe and moisturize. It's said to be very effective for treating troubled skin. It also has a high absorbency rate and is best used before richer creams for best results. It is also certified as non-comedogenic and contains patented 'Ovalicin' to balance sebum production and treat severe acne.

What Medicube Claims on Its Red Serum

1. Soothing and low irritation serum
2. Contains over 29 natural plant extracts and oils
3. Clinically proven as non-irritating and suitable for acne skin
4. Contains highly concentrated Tea Tree Oil
5. High absorbency rate
6. Quickly targets troubled skin
7. Targets excessive sebum to improve skin and acne

Product Details
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Price: 153MYR | XXUSD (30ml)
Origin: Korea
Skin Concern: Control Sebum Production
Skin Types: Acne, All Skin Types
PAO: 12 Months
Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitol, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Sorbitol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyacrylamide, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Triethanolamine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Salicylic Acid, C12-14 Pareth-12, Carbomer, Colloidal Sulfur, Tocopheryl Acetate, Laureth-7 , Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Dinatrium Ethylendiaminetetracetic acid, Fragrance, Glycerin, Propanediol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Platycodon Grandiflorum Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygala Tenuifolia Root Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Citrus aradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Water, Borago Officinalis Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Hyacinthus Orientalis (Hyacinth) Extract (Hyacinthus Orientalis Extract), Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Ovalicin, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract

My Thoughts on Medicube Red Serum

This is my review of Medicube Red Serum
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Looking into the full list of ingredients for Medicube Red Serum, its main ingredients are plant extracts. Medicube promotes Ovalicin as its main ingredient, which functions to maintain and balances sebum production. The INCI list is long, and it's full of plant extracts placed at the bottom of the INCI list.

Some plant extracts to highlight are Green Tea, Centella Asiatica, Chamomile, Ginger, Mugwort, and many more soothing, skin-loving ingredients. This serum also contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Leaf Oil, which of course, are the main ingredients focusing on controlling sebum production and pores. Overall the INCI list seems acceptable; however, it does contain alcohol.

The packaging seems simple; it comes in a small, fully covered plastic bottle with a pump head. The serum does not come with a lid cover, just a lid protector, which I find better. I usually lose lids with pump heads because I don't think I need them. Packaging with pump heads is the best, and it's hygienic too. It also comes with an outer packaging box which labels are in English and Korean. I'm still mad that their INCI list is in Korean because that is the most important thing of all, so everyone should be able to read it straight away.

It's a lightweight runny serum that indeed absorbs super quick into the skin. It leaves a shiny finish after application, but that doesn't last after cream application.

It has quite a strong plant scent.

As I mentioned in my past posts for this range, I've been using this serum together with its other products in my morning routine for a month now. I have also not experienced any bad reaction while or after the application of this serum.

My skin is acne-prone, so it's normal for me to get new zits almost every week. But so far, using this range, I'm surprised that I only got one or two new zits within the entire month. My face hasn't been this clear from acne for quite a while already; what's left is just past scars that are so hard to heal.

What makes me even impressed is for my night routine, I've been using face oil. So you all know acne-prone skin should be on red alert with face oils, but my skin didn't break out. 

Medicube Red Serum Review Results
My skin condition 3 weeks using Medicube Red Range
See my final skin result on Medicube's Red Cream

Overall Thoughts
Medicube Red Serum is a decant serum for me. I can say it does its job, and I like how easily it absorbs into the skin. However, it may seem a bit pricey with the small size sold, but if it works then, it should be worth the price. I do recommend this serum for those who are dealing with acne most of the time.

My Rate
Rate: 5/5
Repurchase: If it was on sale, yes!
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Other Products From Range

1. Red Toner
Recharges moisture and helps absorbing future products

2. Red Foam Cleanser
Hypoallergenic, deep cleansing foam cleanser

3. Red Cream
 Preventing water evaporation and protecting sensitive skin surfaces