Since I emptied the BeautiControl Facial Spa Defend and Restore Moisture Creme SPF20, I switched back to the Leegeehaam (formerly Leejiham) 5alpha Control Cream. (I already used this until I realized I still have to use up the BeautiControl moisturizer.)
The Leegeehaam 5alpha Control Cream (or now Hope 5alpha Control Cream) is the first Korean moisturizer I’ve tried. I was very curious and attracted to its oil and shine control benefit.
Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Oleanolic Acid, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Bisabolol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glucose, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Propylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance
Description and Use
Lightweight mineral oil-free technology with patented special formula of LGH is combined together to provide the optimal oil and shine control effect. It is a strongly recommended cream for those who have shiny skin surface but dehydrated inside. (a good moisturizing cream for oily skin types) —LGH.com
The key ingredients are Witch Hazel that reduces visibility of large pores and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice that soothes skin and acne.
The moisturizer _is_ lightweight, dries fast, and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling or any residue. I only use it in the morning because I love that it doesn’t mess my makeup and I prefer a heavier moisturizer in my evening routine. When I switched moisturizers to use up the BeautiControl first, I always felt like switching back right away because it does keep my face oil-free for hours.
I don’t find the glass tub/jar ideal for travel especially for short trips. I can’t be bothered with heavy items in my bag.
Besides the packaging, I also dislike its high price. Price varies among local resellers, but it’s consistently above Php1500. Using it once a day extends its use though. :3
For clarification, the packaging also changed when Leegeehaam changed its name from Leejiham. I don’t have the moisturizer in its new packaging, but it looks to be a plastic tub now.