Primary Raw DoYou Soy Milk Facial Cream Review

The product featured was provided for review by Memebox. All thoughts and opinions expressed are based on my experiences and 100% honest.
DSC_9956 Memebox actually sent me this awhile back in early December, but due to me getting sick, school resuming and laptop problems, this review just kept getting pushed back. Until now, that is. Here's to another overdue post that is finally getting posted!

Primary Raw is a fairly unknown brand, but that may be due to the fact that they only launched about 2 months ago. Focused on using "primary" and "raw" ingredients from nature, Primary Raw chose doyou (soy milk in Korean) as the main ingredient of their first product. As of right now, their DoYou Soy Milk Facial Cream is the only product that they have released. I looked at the main page of their website, and one of the pictures shows that this cream was voted 2014 Best of Best Product in Korea, but by what or who, I don't know. So how does this supposedly "best of best" cream of 2014 fare?

Product Info: 
프라이머리로우 두유 소이 밀크 페이셜 크림
Name: Primary Raw DoYou Soy Milk Facial Cream
Size: 100g
Price: 38,000원

Description: Enriched with soy bean extracts, soy milk ferments, rice water, galactomyces, and other grain extracts, this Soy Milk Facial Cream is deeply hydrating, gentle in formula, and brightens up uneven, dull complexion for a clearer and healthier glow.

Ingredients: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Dipropylene glycol, Glycereth-26, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lactobacillus/Soymilk Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Beta-Glucan, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Algae Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii, Arginine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Lactobacillus/Aspergillus/Prunus Mume Extract Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Natto Gum, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Mannan, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Lysolecithin, Soy Isoflavone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ceramide 3, Ubiquinone, Caramel, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Juniperus Oxycedrus Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil

The cream came in this cute cloth sack which was a bit unnecessary, but added a touch of "naturalness" to the overall look.


This is what the jar looks like once you remove the paper on the top. 

  Isn't the jar adorable? It reminds me of French yogurt, actually, since some yogurts in France are packaged in extremely similar glass jars as the one pictured above. The glass jar does make the cream less travel-friendly, but since the glass is quite thick it doesn't feel that fragile.

Once you finish up your DoYou Cream, there's actually many ways for you to use the empty jar! That makes it a little more environmentally friendly, yes? (or maybe not) One of the ways you can reuse the jar is to make your own candle with it (tutorial here). You can also use it to store little things, such as candy, sugar, honey, etc. For more ideas watch the video below:

Some bloggers mentioned that the cream has a fresh soy milk scent, but I wasn't really smelling it. Then again I'm not quite familiar to how fresh soy milk smells. I would describe the scent of this cream as a refreshing floral scent. It's pleasant and definitely not overpowering, but nothing special.


The cream itself is a creamy, white color. Although the picture above makes the texture look stringy and sticky, it's actually not.



Despite its creamy appearance, the texture feels like a mix between a gel and a cream. It's easy to apply and absorbs well. A little goes a long way! The cream claims to be suitable for all skin types, and I think it's pretty accurate under certain circumstances. It'd be best for people with oily skin to use it as a night cream, whereas combination to dry skin types can use it as both a day and night cream. However, people with very dry skin probably wouldn't find it moisturizing enough. I personally feel that it'd be a little too much for me during the hotter months of the year, but it works perfectly fine during the winter.

After using this cream for a little over a month, it's well... average and not worth the price tag. The packaging is definitely cute, but the cream itself  doesn't do much other than moisturize. Although it claims to brighten up your skin, it didn't really have an overall effect on my complexion. My skin just looked hydrated, but that can be easily achieved by any other moisturizer that is much cheaper. The texture is nice, but for nearly $40 I believe I could find a better cream with more benefits than this one provided.

-Cute packaging
-Pleasant smell
-A little goes a long way
-Absorbs well
-Suitable for most skin types

-Contains cetearyl alcohol (acne trigger for some people)
-Glass jar (breakable)
-Doesn't meet its claims

Where to buy:
You can get this at Memebox for $40. This currently isn't available in their shop for now, but if enough people at this to their wishlists Memebox will stock it.

What do you guys think of this cream? Would you be interested in trying it out? 

Christmas Package from Skinfoodian!

Hello everyone!

Happy belated New Year! I hope that everyone's New Year started out a lot better than mine did, which was spending a few days in bed sick. Hence the extremely delayed posts. My deepest apologies

I have a few reviews to finish up, but I decided to write about this first because posting it any later would be inexcusable. So!

Zyro, the girl behind the blog Skinfoodian, and I also sent each other gifts this Christmas! We met each other through Beautifan as well, and have kept in touch ever since. If you guys don't know her, be sure to check out her blog, she's a great beauty blogger who posts really detailed reviews :D

When the package arrived, I was shocked by how big the box was, and how much it weighed. 20 pounds! OTL This is probably be the heaviest package I'll ever receive in my life.





There were a few more of the star ornaments in the box, but by the time I took this picture my mom had already hung them up on the tree. She's a sneaky one.
Here are the two cards Zyro included! Thank you so much for the sweet letter Zyro ^^ I'll be keeping it to myself. lol The Christmas tree shaped card just said Merry Christmas~


I first started by opening the small gifts, which Zyro had marked and numbered. Aren't the bags adorable?

In bag #1 there was... an armpit whitening cream.  When I saw this I just started laughing and Zyro and I just laughed for awhile on the phone over this, haha.

Here is what bag #2 contained: A ton of samples and masks. I've already tried the Innisfree Skin Solution Mask and omg I need to stock up on it. My skin hasn't been in its best condition, but when I used it that night my skin was a lot calmer the next day. Must. Buy. More.

Gift bag #3 included a hand cream from Too Cool For School, a Nature Republic cleansing stick, and a sample of the Primera Peeling Facial Mild. I have been wanting to try the Primera peeling gel since forever so I was really happy when I saw it. I've tried it a few times now and I'm thinking I might have to buy the full-sized one, so don't be surprised if a review of it appears on the blog in the future!
In addition to the masks in gift bag #2, there were also 6 more in the box! I can't wait to try all of them :D The Mamonde one looks interesting since I've never heard of sunflower and banana being used for skincare before.
This cleansing foam was one of the main reasons why I couldn't wait for Zyro's package to arrive LOL She warned me ahead of time not to buy any cleansing foam, and mine just happened to run out the day the package arrived. Perfect timing, I tell you. The It's Skin Cookies & Hand Cream is so cute and smells delicious! It actually looks like frosting with crushed Oreo cookies inside it.  

There was also this adorable Too Cool for School Art Class nail polish set! Th packaging really looks like something for art, which I suppose it is since nail art and manicures are a form of art.
There was another little box that contained a hand sanitizer from Nature Republic and a reindeer-shaped hair clip. Let me just say that the hand sanitizer smells amazing. It's just the right amount of fruitiness and not too strong.
PRIMERAAA. *-* The amount of it is just so damn high, haha. THANK YOU SO MUCH ZYRO! I was seriously shocked by all the Primera products when I saw them. Primera is a brand that I've been slightly (just slightly) lusting after, which Zyro knew, but I never even thought that she would get some of its products for me. ;__; You've totally spoiled me.

She also sent a teddy bear, tote bag, and a JYP snapback. I laughed when I saw the hat since Zyro proclaims her "love" for JYP all the time.
Lastly there was a huge gift bag near the bottom of the box. Can you guess what was inside it?


Shirts! Zyro told me ahead of time about how she got us all the same shirts but in different colors, but I had no idea she got 5. Sadly it's winter right now and pretty cold, so I can't wear any of the t-shirts. However I can't wait till the weather starts getting warmer so I can wear them~

Zyro told me to open this last, since it was an (at that time) early birthday present. At first I was really curious what it was because she told me it wasn't beauty-related, and right before I opened it I guessed what it was and...


I was right! It's a scarf watch with interchangeable scarves so you can change the band of the watch to match your outfit. It's absolutely gorgeous *-* I remember Zyro showed me this a few months back on Gmarket and I really wanted it, but I didn't think she'd remember. 고마워  친구야~! 

So now, moving on to the food:
Some Italian pastries.

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A lot of Korean snacks :D Finally got to try the famous Market O brownies and they're pretty good! I'm a huge fan of green tea so I was really happy when I saw the O'Sulloc Green Flake~
Some Japanese snacks! Apparently the one on the top (I forgot the name of it and I can't read Japanese OTL) is one of Zyro's favorites. I've never seen chocolate banana flavored Pocky or tom yum flavored Pretz here so I can't wait to give them a try.
Zyro told me that she bought the Roller Coaster solely because it's sold in Malaysia only. They're pretty good though~ Same goes for everything else in this picture actually, haha. The Perfecto chips remind me of Pringles. Also, the Real Potato Sticks are amazing. As you chew on them their texture becomes more and more like actual fries! I wish they sold them here in the US.

The Crispy chocolates are Zyro's favorites right now, and they're quite nice ^^ At first I thought it was cereal because of the misleading sub-title haha. Zyro told me that the seaweed snack is something that her mom and brother really like but not her, and I think I might have to agree with her on that lol OTL, I really love the Oat Krunch cookies though! They taste really good and I feel semi-healthy eating them lol The Diction fries are Zyro's favorite childhood snack, but I have yet to try them. My brother though, has already ate through 2 bags of them and keeps asking me for more, so they must be pretty good~
THE SOUR+ CANDIES. Why do we not sell them here in the States? They're not super sour but they are addicting OTL
Zyro asked me if we had Horlicks here in the US and I told her we didn't, so she included a few sachets in the package! I haven't tried them yet but Michelle told me they're similar to malt drinks. The Maggi ramen is so good, but really spicy. Zyro dared me to eat a bowl without drinking any water and I failed after the first two bites...

And that is the end of the package~ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING ZYRO image Why did you get me so much? OTL You've seriously spoiled me. ;__; And ruined my diet as well. LOL Thanks to Michelle and Zyro, I definitely have enough snacks to last me for at least the first half of 2015. I can't wait to try everything, especially my new Primera products :D

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Zyro, be sure to check out her blog:

Now that the holidays are over and a new year has begun, I will try to blog more often this year. I don't really make resolutions anymore because most of the time I never stick to them or I forget. However, I definitely will work harder this year and attempt to post at least once a week. That's progress, right? ^^; I suppose I also want to get a part-time job, and maintain my good grades lol

2014 was a great year, let's make 2015 an even better one! ♥

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