EDOBIO Saketernal Intensive Hydration Serum Review

May 13, 2021

Hi guys, today I'll be sharing all about Edobio's new Saketernal line, as well as my review of the Intensive Hydration Serum

If you guys remember a few years back, I reviewed their Floradiance Moisturizing Soufflé Soap. They recently expanded their skincare line to include a mask, toner and serum, and these products all fall under the Saketernal line.

If you're not yet familiar with Edobio, they're actually a Japanese brand inspired by the Edo period (1603-1868). Using cutting-edge Japanese biotechnology, they combine it with the ancient natural ingredients that have been in development in Japan since the Edo period. 

Focusing on a simple ritual, Edobio aims to optimize the skin's natural abilities by using natural ingredients. They understand that living in modern times can be stressful on our skin, and they aim to provide products that rejuvenate and gently revitalize our skin.

The new Saketernal skincare line features something called Lactobacillus Fermented Sake Lees Extract. This is a special ingredient that has been handed down for generations since the Edo period. Using the power of Sake, the aim of this skincare line is to rejuvenate the skin and address the signs of ageing, giving you eternally youthful skin.

Like I mentioned, this range consists of 3 products, a mask, a toner and a serum. In this post, I'll be sharing all about the serum.

If you'd like to watch my video review instead, you can watch it here:

Edobio's Saketernal Intensive Hydration Serum is a double-layered, multi-care serum that combines an extract layer of sake lees with a botanical oil layer. The extract contains a high level of lactobacillus fermented sake lees as well as a blend of naturally occurring beauty ingredients including blueberry leaf and sweet potato root. The oil layer contains a botanical oil complex to support barrier function and keep the skin’s natural protective moisture intact, and this serum can be used by all skin types.

The full-sized 30ml serum can be purchased online on Edobio's website here for RM345.45.

You can also opt for the Saketernal Trio Set that contains all 3 products for RM592.20 instead of RM814.28. Click here to check it out.

The packaging is really clean and minimalist:

Made from paper from sustainably managed forests, the boxes actually contain more info inside, and I find that better than including an additional leaflet as it's more environmentally conscious and they're actively reducing their paper waste which is great.

Not to worry, there's ample English information available on the packaging:

The serum comes in a little bottle and it comes with a slender dropper for easy dispersion:

This product contains no parabens, no artificial fragrances, no synthetic colours, no ethanol and no petroleum-based surfactants. It is also alcohol-free, silicone-free, EU-allergen free and contains very minimal ingredients. 

After analyzing the ingredients, I found that they are mostly EWG green or yellow-level rated, meaning they will nor or are very unlikely to cause any irritation:

Ingredient list: Water,Propanediol,Butylene Glycol,TriethyLhexanoin,Glycerin,Xylitol,Oryza Sativa Lees(Sake Kasu) Extract,Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil,Soybean Oil Glycereth-8 Esters,Phytosteryl / Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate,Glyceryl Glucoside,Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange)Peel Extract,Citrus Reticulata(Tanger- ine)Peel Extract,Illicium Verum(Anise)Oil,Rosa Damascena Flower Oil,Camellia Sinensis Seed Extract,Inositol,Camellia Japonica Seed Oil,Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil,Olea Europaea(Olive)Fruit Oil,Vaccinium Virgatum(Blueberry)Stem Extract,Soluble Proteoglycan,Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia(Bergamot)Fruit Oil,Pelargonium Graveolens Oil,Rosmarinus Officinalis(Rosemary)Leaf Oil,Phenoxyethanol

Like I mentioned above, the key ingredient in this product is Lactobacillus Fermented Sake Lees ExtractSake kasu (or sake lees) is the solid material left over from the sake fermentation process after pressing. As a result of the sake fermentation process, sake contains kojic acid which can provide lightening and brightening benefits. This compound reduces the amount of melanin that the skin produces. This can help to lighten skin and reduce the appearance of freckles, sun spots, age spots and other dark areas. It also helps even skin tone. Sake also contains lots of amino acids that help to maintain hydration + give a supple appearance, and these amino acids also help with smoothening the skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This serum also contains blueberries which are high in antioxidants and help fight cell-damaging free radicals, improve circulation & naturally boost collagen, as well as sweet potato root that is known for having high levels of beta-carotene, helps with collagen production and decreases sensitivity to sun damage.

Milky white in colour, this serum has a slightly more viscous texture than normal water, but it still is pretty runny. It absorbs pretty quickly into the skin and doesn't leave any sticky finish.

Edobio recommends to gently shake the product until the serum becomes white and to aply 5-6 drops onto your palms, gently patting and massaging it into the skin.

When I first got this serum and saw the runny texture, I assumed I would go through it quite quickly because I would need a not. Surprisingly, I actually only need to apply a bit to feel that my entire face is hydrated and nourished. Because of the nice hydration and suppleness that it gives my skin, I still ended up using it quite a lot and quite frequently haha.

Similar to the toner, I recommend this to someone like me who's still young but would like to incorporate some anti-ageing ingredients into my skin without any uncomfortable or sticky feeling. I love the lightweight texture of this serum, and I highly recommend using it both day and night to see the maximum results.

Definitely! I quite like using this together with the rest of the Saketernal line, and I would definitely consider purchasing them again.

And that's it for this post! I hope you guys found it helpful and informative.

See y'all in my next post!

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