Made from 93% maple tree sap, the May Coop Raw Sauce is a very interesting Korean skincare product that I didn’t know I wanted until I tested it out the Tonic15 K-Beauty Pop-Up Shop in Westfield London a little while back. Recently I’ve been doing some research looking into the newest Korean Skincare trend; Skip-care.

It would seem that the 10-step and ‘7 step’ skincare routine is starting to lose its momento in the Korean market with Koreans now looking to restrict how much skincare they purchase. If you consider that there are over 20,000 Korean Skincare brands all fighting for recognition and every brand is the new ‘it’ brand, sooner than later you will find yourself turning into a skincare hoarder.

Skip-care is a simpler approach to the ’10-step’ skincare routine as you identify the essential ingredients that your skin reacts positively to and the opt for skincare products that contain these products, essentially using less products without sacrificing your results. The Skip-care Skincare Methods essentially means that opting for products that do one or more things that your skin needs in one step – maximizing your time AND your funds.

And this is where the May Coop Raw Sauce comes in.

Made from 93% maple tree sap, The May Coop Raw Sauce – £12.00 for 40ml via Tonic15 – is a deeply-hydrating essence that will quickly add a glow to your complexion. The formula contains nourishing botanical extracts and antioxidant properties to protect your skin against free-radicals.  I know that the May Coop Raw Sauce is described as an essence but considering the consistency and “feel” of this product, I think that it is more of an essence-toner hybrid product.

I actually like how much of a time-effective this product is as I just have to put a few drops into a cotton-pad, swipe it across my skin and let it air-dry. I know some people prefer to use products like the May Coop Raw Sauce into the palm of their hands and then pat it into their skin but I only apply moisturisers (and Hyalaronic Acid) with my fingers . . . . not sure why but that’s just my routine.

I don’t normally use a toner in the morning as I do not like to use alcohol based products in the morning BUT and this is a big but I have started using the May Coop Raw Sauce in the mornings as I just love how refreshing and hydrating it is and how well it works with my current makeup routine. If we look at the Raw Sauce ingredient list, it does list alcohol as it’s second ingredient – no surprise, it IS a toner – but the amount of  maple tree sap extract alongside other plant & fruit extracts makes this an amazing base.

Ingredients

Acer Mono Sap, Alcohol, Glycerin, Peg-8, Sea Water Maris Aqua (sea Water), Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Water, Betula Alba Bark/leaf Extract, Castanea Sativa (chestnut) Bark Extract, Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Bark Extract, Ribes Nigrum (black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Vitis-idaea Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (wheat) Flour Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Extract, Zea Mays (corn) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (soybean) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Arginine, Panthenol, Creatine, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Fructan Powder, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Parfum, Sodium Hyaluranate, Ci 15510

Personally I feel like the May Coop Raw Sauce actually boosts the effectiveness of my daytime skincare routine and leaves my skin feeling smoother and hydrated all day – regardless of whether I am wearing makeup or not

The May Coop Raw Sauce is available to purchase from Tonic15 and costs £12.00 for 40ml & £34.00 for 150ml.