Haruharu Wonder Honey Green Brilliant Cream is a lightweight gel like cream that absorbs quickly with no tacky dry down. It is lightweight enough for day use but packs the ingredients of a decadent treating night cream, including several synergistic fermented ingredients that promote collagen synthesis.
Why HaruHaru Wonder is Special
This Clean Beauty brand boasts 95% natural origin ingredients, including the highly effective Camellia Japonica is also known as Japanese Camellia or tsubaki. It is the authentic Japanese Camellia seen in brands like Tatcha and SK-II.
It is chemical free, paraben free and cruelty free.
HaruHaru Wonder counteracts environmental stressors, brightens the skin and leaves it dewy and soft. This is done, in part, by the K-Beauty method of using fermented ingredients.
Fermented ingredients such as fermented green tea and Saccharomyces Ferment both protect the skin and rejuvenate. Fermented ingredients also enable better ingredient absorption as they break down ingredient molecules into smaller molecules easier for the skin to absorb. In this regard, Saccharomyces Ferment is a superstar.
Check out this ingredient lineup:
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Camelia Sinensis is the leaves of green and white tea. It is gentle yet powerful. This green tea is fermented for extra skincare benefits.
It contains phenols and EGCG which evens the skin tone, and is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant. It reduces redness and inflammation around the delicate eye area.
EGCG enables the production of new cells in the epidermis  . It contains phenols to strengthen collagen and elastin. This gives skin a bouncy, younger look while delaying wrinkles.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and moisturizing humectant.
Raw honey is a gentle spot acne treatment and anti-aging antioxidant. Honey is a pore clarifier and a moisturizer.
Niacinamide is a Vitamin B3 derivative.
Niacinamide promotes collagen, addresses a loss of elasticity and reduces redness. It fades acne scars and brightens the skin. It reduces the inflammation of rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions 
An effective brightening and lightening tool all own its’ own, when paired with Vitamin K results in brighter and firmer skin. It decreases sebum production,  fine lines and enlarged pores. It inhibits melanin production in hyperpigmentation. 
Niacinamide reduces the impact of environmental damage because it improves skin’s barrier and Ceramide levels  .
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil functions as a lipid buffer against drying ingredients or topical medicines  It retains moisture in the skin and is also rich in vitamin E.
Sunflower Oil is non-comedogenic and can moisturize acne-prone areas. It soothes eczema, scarring, redness, and irritation. It is a natural treatment for atopic dermatitis. 
Linoleic acid gives sunflower seed oil anti-inflammatory properties.
Camellia Japonica Seed Oil
Camellia Japonica is an excellent antioxidant and moisturizer, Camellia japonica oil is rich in Omega 9. Omega 9 helps the skin retain hydration. Camellia japonica oil also contains polyphenols, vitamins A, D, C, and E.
This non-comedogenic oil promotes skin elasticity. It the most effective at transdermal collagen and elastin delivery.
A moisturizing, skin- soothing, nutrient rich yeast ferment that stimulates cell renewal with amino acids and peptides. It is well tolerated even by sensitive skin types.
Saccharomyces Ferment is a probiotic yeast obtained by fermentation. It is considered a postbiotic. 
Fermentation increases nutrient density like a skincare ingredient “power level up”. In Saccharomyces Ferment, it adds nutrients to a formulation as it produces amino acids and peptides. Amino acids and peptides can be easily absorbed by the skin to promote collagen synthesis and nourish our skin cells.
Saccharomyces lysate extract neutralizes toxins such as trace heavy metals and pesticides. 
It increases oxygen flow to skin cells. The better the oxygen flow and consumption, the better vital skin components such as collagen and elastin are maintained.
A probiotic to maintain the microbiome for a healthy skin barrier, reducing skin issues such as acne.
Hyaluronic Acid retains moisture and increases the effectiveness of other ingredients.
Hyaluronic acid holds its’ weight in moisturizer, plumping the skin, making fine wrinkles and mild sagging disappear temporarily. It also drives active ingredients to deep skin layers for better results.
Derived from oat, Beta-Glucan is a polysaccharide sugar derived from yeast or oats. It is an antioxidant and skin-soother especially helpful for calming red, irritated skin.
Glycerin is a natural vegetable-derived humectant. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture.
Glycerin fills in gaps in dryer skin which makes skin look better and keeps the outer layer of the skin intact.
Hydrogenated lecithin is a phospholipid that is produced by controlled hydrogenation of the skin-restoring ingredient lecithin.
A fatty acid that is a natural emollient found in a variety of palms. Helps skin retain moisture longer, and is particularly soothing to sensitive skin conditions such as eczema.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols
An emollient and an anti-oxidant. Soybeans are rich in Vitamin E which softens and reduces inflammation.
Jojoba Seed Oil removes impurities and flakes, reduces inflammation, and soothes skin. Jojoba oil is an emollient, made of 98% monounsaturated fats.
Jojoba gives elasticity and softness to the skin without causing acne or clogged pores.
One of the “good” alcohols that binds to moisture. A humectant.
Caprylyl Glycol is skin-conditioning. It is an alcohol derived from caprylic acid. Caprylic acid is a fatty acid found in milk, coconut and and palm oil
Tocopherol is a form of Vitamin E derived from vegetable oils. It is a moisturizing and skin softening antioxidant.
Cetearyl Olivate is a combination of the ester of Cetearyl Alcohol and the fatty acids from Olives.
It is not drying because Cetearyl Olivate is moisture attracting and retaining. Olive oil fatty acids have skin-enhancing Omega-3s and polyphenols. These make skin glow! Cetearyl Olivate will not clog pores.
Sorbitan Olivate is a combination of the fatty acids of olives and a fruit-based sugar alcohol. It is commonly paired with Cetearyl Olivate to lend a creamy consistency. Quite moisturizing.
We love how it counteracts the irritation of aHAs or Retinol without feeling greasy or sticky. It goes on well underneath sunscreen with no pilling. Not heavily scented. And it comes in a generously sized container with this adorable little scoop!
We have been using it for a long time and still can’t get over how effective and decadent it is!?
TIP: spread the cream out from the inside of the face outward and upward. After a moment, tap the skin lightly to enhance absorption.
Where to Find It
Find Haruharu Wonder Honey Green Brilliant Cream at haruharuusa.com and YesStyle
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