I’m a beauty bloggers and build sites in my free time. I specialize exclusively on Korean cosmetics. Risking my health and well-being, I love testing any products on myself, even those completely unknown to science (such as dinosaur scale tincture). I’m happy owner of a zoo of two dogs, a cat, and a huge snail with a royal name Foublya. I live in the sunny country of Israel.
I ordered a spot treatment cream hoping to lighten pigmentation spots, but sadly couldn’t use it. The manufacturer promised that the cream will lighten troubled areas (pigmentation spots, post acne marks, etc), give the skin a healthy glow and even out the skin tone. Another selling point was that the cream could be used not only as a spot treatment but also as an eye cream and as a normal face cream.
Our summer is here and despite tons of sunscreen, my freckles are coming and coming 🙂 I stashed retinol and acids into the far corner of the cabinet and got out this whitening essence by Korean brand Ciracle. The essence is based on whitening mediterranean seaweed extracts. It will make the skin glow, get rid of dull coloring and will provide intense hydration. A so called safe alternative to cosmetics with synthetic whitening components.
K-Beauty Expo 2017 in Seoul say an interesting new thing – LED patches. Two weeks later, I had them. This cosmetic device combines IT technology with technologies from world renowned cosmetics manufacturers. A beautiful box includes the patches themselves, a charger, gel serum and a set of double sided stickers.
If the product has Sleeping Pack, Overnight Mask or Night Mask in the name, then it’s an overnight. What is an Sleeping Pack? These masks are meant for intensive care during the night. They are easy to use, don’t take a lot of time, help keep the skin ideally hydrated while you are asleep. Unlike night creams, masks are used only 1-2 times a week.
And then I realized that I’m a maniac 🙂 I’ve been planning to post about my morning and evening routines for a long time. I hope that my attempt to systematize all of my korean tricks will be successful and I’ll piece this puzzle together 🙂
A huge brag from my mom! Three months ago I put together Korean skincare regimen for my mom, and now she sends me daily selfies and says she gets younger every day. About her: 61 years old, aging skin prone to dryness and pigmentation. Before – Nivea cream morning and nights and complete neglect of sun protection. Now – uses all steps of Korean skincare daily (I made her cheat sheets for morning and evening routines). In two months, the skin became refreshed, hydrated and visibly lighter.
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.
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.
Hyaluronic acid is responsible for intracellular water retention, supporting a normal water balance, making the skin supple and elastic. Its production decreases with age and sun exposure. The skin becomes dry, thin, flaking and wrinkles appear. That’s why the Korean cosmetic market is full of treatments with hyaluronic acid in the ingredients. All of them attempt to make up for its loss.
A multi-step Korean lip care routine is a thing 🙂 I have tried a multitude of lip balms from local and European makers, but couldn’t find one that worked well. If I forgot to apply it, then my lips immediately got wind burnt and dry. I have read tons of Korean lip care reviews in our group and on other sites. I ordered and immediately hit the jackpot. I’m so happy!
A few months ago, before I started using Korean cosmetics, I was sure that the face should be washed with liquid gel or, at the very least, soap. Naive Chukchi girl. Back then I didn’t know about Korean multi-step method yet.
In this article I will attempt to tell you about the most popular lines by The Saem brand. The company was founded in 2010. Initially, the products were known only in the domestic Korean market, but they slowly gained recognition and trust around the world. The full name of the brand – Saem of Wise and Beauty – the Source of Wisdom and Beauty.
Is it worth it to buy special patches for the nasolabial zone? Today, we will compare three types of patches: nasolabial mustache and two types of eye patches (hydrogel and fabric with collagen). The regular hydrogel or fabric patch masks for the eye zone also hydrate the nasolabial region well. Nasolabial folds smooth out due to deep hydration. The visual effect from these masks lasts several hours.