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DHC Fullerene Series Brief Review

Posted on: June 19, 2010


Fullerenes are molecules made of carbon and they are capable to soak up free radicals, thus also known as “Radical Sponge”, a powerful antioxidant. The fame of Nobel award-winning puts a dazzling crown on this ingredient that some cosmetics companies included Fullerenes in their skincare products. I came across some knowledgeable discussions here about this ingredient, have a read if you are concern the safety profile of this ingredient.


Do you like the purple packaging? I learnt that solutions of pure buckminsterfullerene (C60) have a deep purple color, which explained where the DHC gets the idea from. Meanwhile, the series is not fragranced but all of them have sort of chemical odour, not really offensive, not what I love also.  


As you have seen, I have samples of this new series from the June mailing, my brief reviews here are mainly tell you about their textures, nothing much. I hope you at least have a basic idea of the series when you do not get the chance to test it out at this moment.



Fullerene Lotion (THB3380/100ml)

This was watery and you can see it was in light-beige colour. It absorbed into skin quickly like toner and it left the skin a little bit sticky once it has been fully absorbed.

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Sorbitol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Phenoxyethanol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Pvp, Glycerin, Alcohol, Glycerin, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Pca Isostearate, Pyridoxine Hcl, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Hydrolyzed Collage, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract, Placental Protein, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dipeptide Diaminobutylroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Fullerenes, Tocopheryl Acetate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil


Fullerene Essence (THB3450/30ml)

This was watery as well. If not I was told by the name, I might have mistaken this as the DHC Fullerene lotion. They have very similar consistency, odour, colour as well as similar feeling on skin (hence a little bit sticky once it has been fully absorbed). That reminded me of EGF lotion and essence of DHC EGF series. Therefore, do treat this essence for treatment purpose only. May be, I should praise DHC for being so thoughtful, so that most skin types can use all three products at one time without heavy and suffocating feeling.



Fullerene Cream (THB3400/42g)

This oil-based cream was nourishing and creamy but easily absorbed by skin, leaving skin no oiliness in air-conditioned environment. In fact I think my skin was yelling for “water” in just two hours because I felt a mild stinging on inner cheeks. Oil-based moisturizer never solved my dehydration issue in my experience, so this did not win my heart.



Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glucose, Isohexadecane, Squalane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Batyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Glucoside, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, PVP, Tocotrienols, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Serine, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Pyridoxine HCI, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ubiquinone, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Polygamma-Glutamate, Silica, Zinc Oxide, Silver, Fullerenes, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7


Overall I think this is another anti-aging series of DHC by using highly-raved ingredient, after all, most DHC products already contain many good ingredients. I am not fond of their price and texture to be honest. Comparing to pricey brands such as Perricone Skin Smoother Serum and Dr.brandt Lineless Cream that contain Fullerenes, this DHC Fullerene series notably cheaper. Again, sample first if you are not sure.




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June 2010

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