If you are a K-Drama addict, you’ve surely seen KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm everywhere. It’s in fact one of the most promoted products in dramas and it has appeared in shows like The King: Eternal Monarch and Yumi’s Cells, just to name a couple. The balm went so viral in the past few years that for months it has been impossible to buy anywhere; KAHI sold over 3 million balms from April 2020 to May 2021. But is this product really worth the hype? In this KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm review of 2023, you will find all the information to decide whether this balm is worth your money and your time.
If you don’t have time to read the whole review, here is a little spoiler:
KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm is one of those products to like or hate. The consistency, the scent, and the general sensation are peculiar and so is the effect of the balm on the skin. The balm doesn’t have a long-lasting effect but if you’re looking for an immediate and natural glow effect, you want to try this product.
What is Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm?
The Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm by KAHI is a Korean product aiming at helping mature skin appear more nourished and “full”. It is part of a collection consisting of eight-step skin care products: cleansing foam, mist, essence, ampoule, mask, multi balm, cream and sunscreen.
The whole collection, and the Balm as well, make use of the salmon complex that is gotten from salmon sperm.
Salmon nourishes the skin, blocks UVA and UVB rays and keeps the skin hydrated.
These are exactly the three benefits promoted by KAHI when it comes to the Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm.
What are the main ingredients of KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm?
Fish collagen, salmon PDRN and salmon proteoglycan are three of the main ingredients of this balm and they respectively nourish and hydrate the wrinkled areas and improve skin elasticity. It also contains ingredients such as carrot root extract, beta carotene and carrot seed oil that block the blue light which causes skin cell ageing. On top of this, the fermented oils (turmeric, scion root, omija, gardenia) from Jeju Island prevent oily skin and dehydration.
If you want to go in-depth, this is the full list of ingredients:
Sunflower Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Candelilla Wax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Oil Soluble Licorice(Glycyrrhiza) Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Candida/Garcinia Cambogia Ferment, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Canola Oil, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Carrot Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beta-Carotene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Soluble Proteoglycan, Sodium Dna, BHT, Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract
How do you use Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm?
You can apply the balm before and after make-up around the areas prone to fine lines or wrinkles (eye area, cheeks, smile line around the mouth, chin, & etc.). You can then apply make-up or leave your skin as it is since the product will add a gloss over the skin. The balm can also be applied on the lips like a classic chapstick or on split ends in case of damaged hair.
Is there any risk in using KAHI Balm?
There’s no real risk in using the KAHI Balm but it has to be noted that someone may be allergic to some of its components and for some people the greasy consistency may be a concern and may cause a breakout and acne.
Does Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm by KAHI really work? Is it worth the hype?
Like every popular beauty product, the balm works if you have the right expectations. It doesn’t make wrinkles and fine lines disappear; instead, it gives a plumper look because it puts an occlusive gloss over the skin. Hence, it doesn’t have a long term effect.
One of the things to notice is that the product is quite glossy and greasy so you want to apply a small dose and eventually if it’s too much, dab it; overall, it can feel a bit heavy when applied but the effect on dry skin and chapped lips is quite remarkable. Some users also reported a skin lightening effect and others that their fine wrinkles are fading away day after day because of the salmon complex. One of the most useful features is that the balm is so easy to carry around that can become a go-to-product when travelling or being far from home for the day.
Where can I buy KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm?
KAHI Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm can be hard to be found outside of Korea. Despite its price, is in fact one of the most sold K-beauty items. The stick is pretty big so it will last a long time. We recommend checking Amazon, YesStyle and Stylevana for the best prices and availability; YesStyle and Stylevana often offer interesting promotions and discounts that you can use for buying KAHI Multi Balm.