Rarely do we trust a super popular product that’s widely known to cause pain. But if South Korea says it works, well, we’ll try it! Ladies, meet our brand new skincare obsession: Natural Pacific’s Fresh Herb Origin Serum, A.K.A. the “Damn Serum.”
Said be a favorite of Korean movie star Jun Ji Hyun, this serum climbed the search ranks for its “painful” yet perfecting effect on the skin. We’re just going to say this outright: it’s NOT that bad. The “pain” is more of a prickling sensation that occurs when the solution is applied on damaged and oxidized skin. Apparently, the more damaged your skin is, the more the serum tingles! But the more you use it, the more your skin repairs and heals—which means the prickliness eventually fades and all you’re left with is smoother, brighter skin. TBH, what we love most about is the ingredients list! The serum itself is an amber gold liquid made primarily of aloe vera and botanical oils. Packed with potent fruit extracts and antioxidants, these target skin concerns like large pores, fine lines, uneven texture and acne. But does the “painful serum” really live up to its name? See it in action in just a few steps, below!


STEP 1: Shake the bottle before use. The serum usually settles into separate layers, so this will make sure everything is evenly blended.
STEP 2: Using 2-4 drops, spread the serum over your skin and pat gently until fully absorbed.
STEP 3: Let it settle and feel the tingle!
The lightweight serum absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. Like with any treatment, it does take time to see visible results. But in this case, you can see changes in as little as 7 days! Besides that, the serum leaves a subtle dewy effect right after. Apply this both during your morning and evening routine to maximize results.

So, are you brave enough to try it yourself?

The Natural Pacific Fresh Herb Origin Serum is available on BeautyMNL for P1,450. Shop it right here!

Credits: Video, Photos, and GIFs by Kat Echon.
Music: “A Bouquet of Roses” by Dj Quads.
Jun Ji Hyun’s photo via Instagram (@junjihyun_ph)

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