Since I emptied the BeautiControl Facial Spa Defend and Restore Moisture Creme SPF20, I switched back to the Leejiham 5 Alpha Control Cream. I already used this a few times, but decided to use up my older morning moisturizer.)
The 5 Alpha Control Cream (or now Hope 5alpha Control Cream) is the first Korean moisturizer I’ve tried. I was very curious and was 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. Besides that it could break during transit, it’s also heavy. I can’t be bothered with a heavy skincare in my bag.
For clarification, the packaging changed when Leejiham changed its name to Leegeehaam. If you try to search this, you’ll find more of that with the new packaging. I believe the ingredients are still the same (please correct me if I’m wrong).