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? 


  1. OMG THE PACKAGING IS ADORABLE! Too bad the cream is not mind-blowing >.< but $40 for that.... wowwww

  2. Yes! Such a shame though, I was hoping it'd do more than just moisturize. You can't have it all, I guess.

  3. I know right? I love how detailed the packaging is! But yeah... the price is definitely a bit ridiculous for what the cream actually does. >__<


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