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11.10.17

Korean Skincare Picks

Korean Skincare Picks


If you haven't already gathered I'm pretty much a product junkie. I'm always trying and testing new products. For a number of years I've been fascinated with Korean skincare as it's very advanced. Their choice of ingredients are really interesting and are better formulated than a lot of products in the U.K market. That being said not everything is amazing. Be cautious of products that contain denatured alcohol and lots of fragrance. Here are some products that I love.

Caolion Pore White Cake Pack & Maskkorea Review

The Caolion White Cake Pack is a very interesting product. Initially I thought it would smell like cake due to the name but upon using it I realised that the face mask has a cake mix type of consistency. I normally dampen my face with water and apply this over my face. Once it comes in contact with the water it becomes easier to spread. The face mask contains exfoliating beads and provides a tingling sensation. Caolion state that the White Cake Pack is whitening but I could say its more brightening. If you have pigmentation this won't be the answer but if you are looking for a glow then this is perfect. I got mine from eBay and it came at a pretty costly price but I guess that depends of what part of the world you live in.

Another favourite is maskorea which ironically is a British brand inspired by korean skincare. Their 3-step sheet masks retail at £7.99 which isn't too bad if you are looking to treat yourself. Each pack contains a cleanser, sheet mask and a mositeriser to follow up. The thick cleanser is amazing because it transforms from a gooey consistency into foam. The amount in the sachet is very liberal - enough for even 2 uses to be honest. Once you are cleansed you follow up with the sheet mask which is soaked in a hydrating essence. The last step is to moisturise and seal in the hydration. I have combination oily skin and these were totally fine for me. I really love to use these on days I feel dry because the next day I wake up feeling super hydrated.

Time Revolution White Cure Blanc Tone-Up Toner - Missha Review
When I was in Canada I picked up this Missha Time Revolution White Cure Blanc Tone-Up Lotion. I've been using it for the past month and so far I'm impressed. I suffer from hyperpigmentation and I'm always looking for ways to get rid of it and make it less visible. The name suggests that it's some sort of whitening lotion (don't worry I'm not trying to become Michael Jackson) but in fact it's brightening. My healthy skin seems to glow and the pigmentation just looks so much more subtle. My only gripe with this product is that it's not easy to dispense and it has a slight floral fragrance to it. The smell doesn't last long and overall it's a great toner - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Only thing is it comes at a hefty price of $28 but for the amount of product you get its not too bad. 

Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser Review
Lastly one of my favourites is the Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser which I purchased based on Caroline Hirons' recommendation. Even though the name contains egg I have to state that it in fact has a floral smell. This product is for oily/ combination skin as it is very foamy. The foam is created by the pump and not SLS which is really bad for your skin. While it does leave my skin smooth I don't use this daily. I only use this when I want a thorough cleanse and this always leaves me feeling clean. The cleanser is available from Cult Beauty for £19.

That's it from me guys. If you have used any of these products before or have any other Korean skincare recommendations, please leave a comment below.

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