Review: Koelf Peeling Balm + Giveaway Winners!

This review was sponsored by Memebox. All thoughts and opinions expressed are mine and 100% honest. 

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry for this delayed post. I caught a cold this weekend and only just recently started feeling more alive. Don't you hate the cold/flu season? I never seem to get past it without catching a cold at least once. Anyways~

Today I'll be reviewing a product from the brand Koelf, and apparently it's the foot care of elves. Ooh, sounds intriguing. However, the name itself, Peeling Balm, is a bit misleading. 

코엘프 필링밤
Name: Koelf Peeling Balm
Price: 9,000원
Size: 40g
Ingredients: Water, Urea, Sodium Lactate, Glycerin, Beeswax, 1,2-Hexanediol, 
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactobacillus/Fermented Turmeric, Hexyl Laurate, Potassium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Shea Butter, Arachidyl Alochol, Avocado Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Almond Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Turmeric Extract, Glucose, Alder Tree Extract, Fructose, Lactic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Arachidyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Ascorbic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Dimethicone, Glycollic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Citric Acid

I'm not going to go into detail for any of the ingredients since this is a foot care product, so the reactions that could occur on your face doesn't necessarily apply to your feet (do people even have sensitive skin on their feet?). However, do note the amount of acids contained in this product. I think these acids are what help "peel" your skin, thus making it softer. Shea butter and avocado oil are both well known for their moisturizing properties. 

This comes in a simple box with the ingredients printed on the bottom of the box, and the directions for use on the back. 

The product itself is contained in a tube that has a similar design to the front of the box. The design itself is neat and simple. It looks like something that you would expect to find at a drugstore. On the back of the tube, the expiration date is printed near the end.

This product is scentless, which makes it suitable for those who are sensitive to scents. 

This is where the name gets confusing. A balm usually means that the product is a solid, with a texture similar to that of lip balms (in my mind at least). However, this product is more like a cream than a balm. It's semi-thick, and not sticky at all. Secondly, the word peeling usually refers to different things than what this product does. My first assumption was that it would react similarly to the peeling gels that are used to exfoliate your face. I thought that would start to roll into little bits of what looks like dead skin (but is actually mainly the product + your dead skin). However, it doesn't react that way at all. Instead, it acts just like any other cream. You rub it in and it absorbs into your skin. It takes a little bit of massaging but it does absorb quickly and doesn't leave any residue.
I was a bit disappointed, to be honest. Actually, quite a bit. Even though it turned out to be nothing like I assumed it would be, I was okay with that. As long as it performed well. Unfortunately, I don't really think it did much for my feet. I applied it almost daily for 2+ weeks but I didn't see much progress. My feet didn't get any softer, and the balm itself didn't feel moisturizing enough (it didn't advertise itself as a moisturizer though, so that's okay). It might be due to the reason that I don't really have noticeable calluses, but my feet aren't exactly soft to begin with either. For a product that would last for about 1-2 months, I don't think it's worth the money. You'd be better off getting a nice foot cream. I have read about positive results from using this product though, so maybe it might work better for those with really callused feet. 

-Tube packaging (hygienic)
-Travel friendly
-Doesn't leave any residue

-Doesn't live up to its claims
-Not moisturizing enough
-Small size
-A little expensive

Where to buy:
-eBay (various prices)

Overall Rating: 2/5

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And the announcement that you've all been waiting for! Here are the winners of the giveaway I hosted with Memebox:

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And for those who had joined but didn't win, don't despair! There'll be plenty of giveaways in the future, and many more chances for you to win something as well.  The weather is getting colder so please make sure to take care of yourself so you don't get sick like me and feel like you just came back from the dead lol Thanks to all that joined, and have a great day~!


  1. Hmm, bummer that it didn't do much for you. "The foot care of elves" is a funny tagline though!

  2. Yeah, it is pretty funny ^^ Thanks for reading Rebecca~

  3. I haven't tried any food products yet so this one caught my attention but sadly it doesn't live up to its claims =w=;;
    It's weird how it's a PEELING balm yet it's only acts like a cream lol. Thanks for the review!

  4. Yeah... it was disappointing. OTL I was so excited to try it too! I agree, they should have just named it ____ Cream, Peeling Balm doesn't really make sense. Thanks for reading Zyro ^^


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