Blog about Korean cosmetics, reviews and articles
It all started with a sample, as usual. Curse the samples!
￼Before that, bb creams were just another mystery to me. I haven’t used foundation in years – I didn’t like the stuff I tried as a teenager, and by the time my teenage breakouts cleared, powder was sufficient. But, as the saying goes, there is no limit to perfection. (more…)
I am 28, have combination skin, freckles, and one forehead wrinkle (yes, one).
I bought this cleanser for two important reasons – a pretty packaging and a good discount on eopenmarket.com (but their shipping isn’t free). You can buy this on eBay or Amazon.
I must have been craving summer and watermelons. (more…)
Today, let’s talk about hydration. The subject is, of course, very broad, but we will not ramble on.
Let’s start with the fact that water enters skin from within. Because the skin is well protected by its outer layer and lipid barrier, it is quite difficult to penetrate it with moisture from the outside. Our skin loses moisture under the effects of the environment.
In a healthy, young person, up to ⅓ of the epidermis is made up of water. This level of hydration results in great appearance of skin, quick healing of any injuries, and absence of hypersensitivity. (more…)
So, Korean tricksters, did you think that the summer is ending so it’s time to put away all the sunscreen tubes until next summer?
First of all, there are ladies who live in the countries where winter is as far as the Chinese border.
Second of all, fall and winter are important seasons for skin rejuvenation. Because RETINOL. And without sun protection, we will all look like a herd of cute and smooth, but very spotted giraffes. (more…)
I have a combination skin with oily t-zone, which loves to shine by lunchtime. My nose could get so dry that it flakes, or shine like an oily skillet. I’m (almost) 28, have freckles, and very fair skin. Naturally, I have pores, but without any big issues.
Recently I have started to experiment with tubed and cushioned BB creams, and they pretty much require a primer, otherwise they fall into the pores.
Ladies, this cream by Korean brand Innisfree is a real miracle. (more…)
I don’t like the saying comparing women to berries. Let’s imagine how quickly berries wilt and shrivel. But the ginseng root doesn’t shrivel. It doesn’t really change much, maintaining its healing properties.
Especially if the ginseng is fermented, with gold and a whole “army” of skin-rejuvenating components. (more…)
All of us are looking for a miracle product that will cure everything at once. One of the contenders for this honorary title is niacinamide.
The ingredient, which can address skin’s main problems such as pigmentation, inflammation, early wrinkles, has been in active use in Korean cosmetics for a long time.
Niacinamide (nicotinamide, amide nicotinamide, vitamin PP, vitamin B3) – water-soluble vitamin B3. (more…)
Have you heard about foil masks? How are they different from regular sheet masks? Due to the sauna effect, the essence of the foil masks penetrates quicker and more deeply; in just ten minutes, the skin is hydrated and nourished to the max. The first shiny foil mask was made by Estée Lauder in 2016, and it was first sold in Korea, and the in the rest of the world. The price on the official site is $22. Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil A foil mask has a double structure. The bottom layer is […]
If you have oily or combination skin, prone to inflammation, enlarged pores, oily sheen, acne, ashen skin tone, then the snail cream will help with those issues.
Snail filtrate is one of the most popular ingredients in Korean cosmetics. Almost all brands have creams, serums, and entire lines of snail cosmetics. (more…)
In Korean beauty routine, toner is applied onto clean skin right after cleansing. Toner is the bridge between cleansing and the main skin care regimen. It tones the skin and gets it ready for the subsequent moisturizing steps. After the toner, the rest of the treatments are better absorbed. The toner is applied right after cleansing with either a cotton disc or hands.
This list was made using reviews and best sellers from 2016-2017. All toners are alcohol free and suitable for sensitive skin. (more…)