If you’ve ever been on the internet, chances are you’ve seen Hanacure’s All-In-One Facial–the viral mask that makes you look like you aged 40 years before rinsing off to reveal the best skin of your life. In addition to being an Instagram sensation, the treatment has a truly dedicated following of famous faces, and given that VIOLET shoppers have consistently added it to THE BAG in record numbers for years (seriously, often four or five at a time) it is clear that it isn’t just the red carpet cohort who can’t live without them. Given the undying love shown to this best-in-class product, it was a genuine no-brainer that the VIOLET LAB and STAFFERS alike had to try Hanacure’s latest achievement.
The featherweight Nano Emulsion moisturizer features proprietary nanotechnology that increases the surface area of contact between the product and the skin, allowing for a high concentration of ingredients to penetrate quickly and effectively in an extremely light texture that never feels heavy or greasy. With plumping and hydrating sodium hyaluronate, regenerative, line-reducing peptides, moisturizing and barrier-strengthening squalene, and a rare, patented “ruby of the forest” mushroom extract (used for centuries in eastern medicine to support liver health) that has remarkable anti-inflammatory and brightening properties, we were itching to get our hands on this new formula, and promptly requested samples.
The elegant, minimal glass bottles arrived on our doorsteps alongside the [also JUST APPROVED] Microphol Neutralizing Cleanser, so STAFFERS seized the opportunity to give them both a try. We first used a pea-sized amount of the balm cleanser, which we applied to dry skin, then emulsified with water for a light lather that easily removed makeup. With our skin now pristine (and surprisingly bouncy and soft) we dispensed one pump of the milky Nano Emulsion, and massaged it onto our faces.
The silky, fluid moisturizer absorbed immediately and instantly made skin look and feel quenched and plumped. Without leaving behind any residue whatsoever, skin appeared radiant and supple with a lit-from-within luminosity. As STAFFERS began incorporating this formula into our daily routines, we found it wore beautifully under makeup (even in hot, sweaty summer months) and that skin began to look more even and less red with a healthy glow. Given these results, we had every confidence that this product was destined for approval from our Committee of Industry Experts.
“I focus my skin care on anti-inflammatory ingredients because I have rosacea and allergies that cause my skin to be very reactive, so I love this lightweight formula that uses a proprietary mushroom extract (which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties). It’s also quick to absorb, fragrance-free, and perfect under makeup.”
—ROBIN BLACK, Makeup Artist & Photographer
“Leave it to the masterminds behind the famous Hanacure Mask to create a milky serum/moisturizer hybrid that, even after it absorbs, leaves a lasting, dewy finish all day. Obsessed.”
—ELIZABETH GRACE HAND, Esthetician
“I usually have to reapply my moisturizer throughout the day, but adding this emulsion to my skin care routine quenches my ultra-dry skin around the clock.”
—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist
With STAFFERS and Committee Members having found a weightless solution to dry, inflamed, uneven skin that also acts as a beautiful makeup primer (and is the perfect thing to use after a Hanacure mask!) Hanacure’s Nano Emulsion is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on THE SHELVES.
The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.