I emptied out two 3ml. xela packs of this which lasted one month of nightly use.

The full 50ml tub costs Php 3,650 and despite this being one of the best moisturizers I’ve tried, I can’t ever justify spending that exorbitant amount of money on a face cream (especially now that I’m back on track with my life and I’m aiming to be debt-free before the year ends).

On the EmerginC website, they market this as a moisturizer overloaded with antioxidants. I’m not totally sold on their sales pitch, but they had me with the experience.

I have very oily skin but the topical acne medication I use makes my skin so dry that water-based gel moisturizers just won’t cut it.

I tend to favor lightweight cream-type ones that sink in to the skin super fast like Olay Age Protect Anti-aging Cream.

I like this moisturizer because:

  • It absorbs fast without ANY greasy feeling at all. I didn’t expect that considering that it’s a cream product.
  • It’s lightweight.
  • I wake up looking refreshed, and pretty, and smooth, and glowing, and with remarkably less oil on my face–much like my experience with Olay Age Protect only a few notches better.
  • It’s a very good moisturizer. It can handle the dryness my skin gets from clindamycin phosphate toner and tretinoin.
  • It didn’t break me out.

Other notes:

  • If I’m going to nitpick, I’d say I dislike that it smelled like roses. The scent is tolerable though and it fades away fast. I’m just not a fan of rose-scented anything.

If not for the price, EmerginC Hyper-Vitalizer can easily kick Age Protect off the top of my favorite moisturizers list. EmerginC is 10x as expensive but it isn’t 10x better.

I can only thank Glamourbox for including it in the sample box. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of experiencing such luxury of a skin care product.

Ingredients (as stated on their website):

Polysilicone-11, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), PEG-40 Stearate, Lecithin, PEG-150 Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Lutein (Xanthophyll), Butylene Glycol, Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Glycerin, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil. Biotin, Panthenol, Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Ubiquinone (Co Enzyme Q-10), Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: scatterbraintures@gmail.com | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. Ha! And I thought you refrained from subscribing to any beauty boxes! In fact I was about to subscribe to one until I read your post. hahahaha! Have you tried sampleroom.ph? Their format suits me more. I hardly spend for anything.


  2. Wander Woman Reply

    I love the witty name! :) My skin reacts well to vit. C creams. I hope they have it here in Jakarta. I'd love to give it a try.

  3. Gahh. EmergenC= emergency. lol. Too bad I didn't seem to get it at first considering I'm a health care provider. Great review dear! I really must sign up for a glamourbox subscription:)

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