Some By Mi Propolis B5 Glow Barrier Calming Cream

Hello everyone! Smriti here! 

I have been trying out the Some By MI Propolis B5 Glow Barrier Calming Cream & while that's a long name, I have seldom come across products where the name is so apt! Every word perfectly describes what the cream does. 

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What the brand says : Propolis B5 cream takes care of skin barrier, calming, anti-inflammatory and even skin glow by strengthening the skins immune system to solve multi problems of the skin.
  • A skin-nourishing moisturiser targeting troubled skin, irritated skin, dehydrated as well as oily skin.

  • Packed with rich Pro-Panthenol™ (Propolis & B5), Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly.

  • Contains SOME BY MI's signature ingredient Truecica™, Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid that leaves your skin smooth and soothed.

  • How & When to use Massage into the face as the last step of your basic skincare routine. When using in the evening, apply a thick layer and use it as a sleeping mask. 

    IngredientsPropolis Extract(70 %), Honey Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract Panthenol(1 %), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Royal Jelly Extract, Beeswax, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Malt Extract, Trehalose, Arginine, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Sorbitan Oleate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Behenyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Water, Benzyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Raspberry Ketone, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin

    🍯 Pro-Panthenol™ (Propolis 710,000 ppm + Vit B5) strengthens skin barrier & calms down any irritation. Propolis also has antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties.
    🍯 Jeju Canola honey (90,000ppm) + Manuka honey (10,000 ppm)+ Royal Jelly act as humectants, add moisture to the skin & work together to bless her skin with the classic propolis glow.
    🍯 Centella & Mugwort are extremely calming and Ceramide NP + Niacinamide help strengthen/repair skin barrier to protect it from any harsh environment. 

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    My Skin Type : Dry & Dehydrated 
    Current concerns : currently dealing with a lot of hormonal acne on the cheeks & post inflammatory erythema. 

    The moisturizer comes in a sturdy plastic jar, there's a lid inside to prevent spillage. The screw on cap looks has that honey jar vibe, which looks quite cute. 

    The gel itself is light, slightly runny & spreads well. There's a heavy sweet scent (added fragrance, so take that into account if you are sensitive to it). I personally don't mind it too much, but would have preferred the scent to be milder. 

    Absorbing into the skin takes a minute. While patting it down, it might feel slightly tacky but give it a few minutes and the gel settles down to a neutral finish. Not too matte, not too glowy. It doesn't feel heavy or greasy/sticky and leaves the skin feeling smoother, plump & supple with a nice hydration-moisture balance which I really like. 

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    Battling with hormonal acne is tough, but overnight application of this moisturizer helps to reduce redness & makes my cheeks look a lot calmer the next day. I haven't faced any irritation with it. Since I have dry skin, I build up 2-3 layers (depending on how dry my skin is feeling) of hydration (with a mist, toner/essence) before sealing it all in with this cream. 

    I made Swati try out this Propolis cream too - she has combination skin & the cream worked well for her too especially in the cold winter weather.

    Propolis is one of my favourite skincare ingredients and I have used it in toner/essence and serum forms. This was the first time I tried a Propolis creams and I wasn't disappointed. All in all, it's a really good find! 

    Who will it work for ?
    Almost all skin types, expect those who are  sensitive to fragrance. 
    - It will suit Combination-Normal skin especially well. 
    - Dry skin might feel the need to layer something more occlusive over it. Or build up a few hydrating layers under. 
    - Oily skin can use all year round but might prefer it more during winter.  
    Price : 19.8 $ for 60g

    xoxo,
    Smriti


    *Product gifted by the brand to try without any obligation to post here. The opinions shared are my own. 

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