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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula – A line of Korean serums covering all treatment areas

Let’s take a look at Korean brand It’s Skin’s Power 10 Formula line. A whole range of serums targeting all kinds of skin concerns.  Colorful affordable serums for all skin types and treatment areas. Just great!

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula line looks very inviting and I would like to try them all! We’re talking 15 different serums in all colors of the rainbow, for all types of treatment areas and skin concerns. Well, actually some of them are classified as essences, and some as ampoules !? But I would probably call them all serums for the sake of simplicity. Some treating wrinkles and lines, some treating acne scars or pigmentation. There’s something for everyone. This is It’s Skin Power 10 Formula line!

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula line offers a wide range of very affordable serums that only costs about 30ml / 10 euros with free shipping from Korea. Most serums in this line has received at least 4/5 or more in ratings and reviews online. I’ve not tried them all, but this Saturday I will share my review on It’s Skin Power 10 Formula CO Effector, you don’t want to miss that!

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula line

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VC Effector (Yellow)
Vitamin C and green tea for brightening and new glow. Reduces pigmentation and reduces pores for a more even skin tone & complexion.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula WR Effector (pearl)
Strengthening anti-aging essence for firmer skin, reduced wrinkles and new glow. The key ingredient is “Golden Caviar” and mistletoe. How lux!
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula WH Effector (white)
Whitening effect and new luster. Treating dark spots, age spots and pigmentation. Contains arbutin and whitening agents. For fresh skin with a bright finish.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VB Effector (green)
Packed with vitamin B6. Oil free serum that controls the sebum production and restores the oil / moisture balance in the skin.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula LI Effector (blue)
Contains vitamin V and licorice. Reduces redness caused by irritation of the skin. Brightening & reducing freckles, darks spots and hyperpigmentation.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula CO Effector (Yellow Brown)
Packed with concentrated phytocollagen, deeply nourishing for firmer more plump skin. Moisturizing and hydrating for fresh looking skin with glow.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula PO Effector (turquoise)
Formula containing houttuynia cordata extracts shrinking pores. Reduces enlarged pores for an even and silky smooth complexion.
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It’s skin power 10 formula VE Effector (red pink)
This serum is packed with Vitamin E. Deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin for a soft and silky smooth fresh looking skin.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Q10 Effector (Orange)
The key ingredient is coenzyme Q10 that helps the skin’s metabolism. Restores vitality and lost resilience of the skin.
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It’s skin power 10 formula YE Effector (Brown)
Highly concentrated essence packed with the key ingredient fermented yeast extract. Helps cell renewal and delays aging. For healthy skin with glow.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula GF Effector (blue)
GF Effector with GF-Biopolymer. Key ingredient is bio-based Biopolymers, a natural moisturizer with superior hydrating effects and skin relief agents. Relieves dry and oversensitive skin.
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It’s Skin Power 10 Formula SYN-AKE Effector (gray)
Highly concentrated & effective serum containing SYN-AKE peptides (which mimic snake poison). Wrinkles and lines “freeze up” and new lines are prevented from forming.
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It’s skin power 10 formula Propolis (yellow)
High concentrated ampoule containing propolis from bees. Strengthens the skin and protects the skin from stress and external pollutants.
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Imagine a good quality serum costing 10 euros or less. I love Korean skin care! Have I mentioned that before?

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COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch helps healing pimples & blemishes faster

It was a while since I got the COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch from Korea. And I haven’t had any pimples to test this product on until now.

I admit, I’ve gotten a bit lazy with my skin care routine lately. Between too much work, renovating my home, stress and family life, I’ve skipped some products on and off for the last couple of weeks. Then comes that time of the month,you know what I mean. I actually got a pimple right under my nose. A perfect opportunity to test out the COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch!

I will try to make a proper review on the COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch soon with nice photos and everything. For now, I would still like to recommend this Korean product because I thought it was very smart and actually worked quite well! The COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch is like a small transparent “sticker” applied on top of the pimple right after cleansing. COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch keeps bacteria away and decrease redness and inflammation to speed up the healing process.

It’s not like the pimple disappears without a trace within 24h, but I did experience less inflammation and less redness. No miracle cure, but the product definitely speeds up the healing process I feel. Use on the pimple before it breaks out, or after popping it to heal faster (yes, you should never pop pimples, but who can resist?). A great remedy to put on the night before a date, a party or the photograper. There are several Korean brands selling this type of product, but COSRX is definitely one of the most popular and best out there.

Tip: Apply the COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch to well-cleansed dry skin to make it stick better, especially on uneven areas around the nose and such. If you are using essence, serum and face creams on your face, then remove all product on your pimple using a Qtip. Make sure the pimple and the inflamed area is dry before applying COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch. Let it sit overnight.

COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch
Comes in a pack of 24 small stickers in different sizes and costs around 5 euros with free shipping from Korea.
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5 euros is a small investment against unwanted pimples. Because the COSRX Acne Master Pimple Patch is translucent, you could also use them in the daytime if you want.

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LJH Leejiham Vita Propolis Cream, new type of product video in K-beauty Blog.

Here comes a new type of Youtube video that’s faster for me to make. What do you think about short presentation videos showing only the products? No ratings, no fuzz.

One problem I was thinking about is that if I make a Youtube video review, the rating will be fixed forever. I can’t edit the video after it’s published on Youtube. When other testing panel members are then testing the same product, I usually go in and adjust some of the reviews in the blog. Maybe even change the rating a bit. Everyone has different skin types and I want the reviews in K-beauty blog to be as honest and accurate as possible, ie with inputs from dry, oily and sensitive skin, etc.

Here’s the first short product presentation video on one of my absolute favorite face creams, LJH Lee Jiham Vita Propolis Cream. What do you think:

My full review on LJH Lee Jiham Vita Propolis Cream here.

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This week in the K-beauty Blog, unboxing videos, reviews and more…

Monday again you guys! Here are this week’s plans in the K-beauty Blog, unboxing video, reviews and more…

Here are this week’s plans in the K-beauty blog. I’ve been thinking about a new type of product video that I’ll share with you guys this afternoon. (Haven’t made any Youtube videos lately as you may have noticed). Then we’ll dive in to It’s skin lovely colorful Power 10 line with all kinds of affordable serums! Saturday’s review will be on one of those serums, I’ll reveal which one later this week. I’ll share a Korean quick fix product treating pimples and spots. Then we’ll try to squeeze in an unboxing video. I’ve received a delivery from Korea and 5 new lovely packages…

Hope you’ll hang out with me in the blog, and don’t forget to follow me on instagram
@k_beauty_europe for more K-beauty news and daily updates.

Have a nice week everyone!

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum

Let’s test Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum. A light yet deeply hydrating serum with 76% hyaluronic acid.

The original serum Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 Serum has been a bestseller for long at Korean brand Mizon. Now Mizon has launched a new even more concentrated hyaluronic acid serum. I’m talking about Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum, which contains an astounding 76% hyaluronic acid.

The new hyaluronic acid serum from Mizon is called Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum. Compared to the original, the new 76 Premium Serum is slightly thicker in texture than the original one. The product looks like a thin light translucent gel. No direct scent at all. The product feels refreshing on the skin and absorbs quickly! Slippery feeling when applied. Slightly sticky but the stickyness disappears as soon as the product is fully absorbed.

First impression review Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum from Korea K-beauty Europe

Since Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum is such a lightweight serum that is quickly absorbed by the skin, the product is suitable for all skin types. The serum can be added to any skin care routine for extra moisture & hydration. Whether you have oily, combination, acne prone skin or dry, mature skin. Whether you are 25 or 40. Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum is even suitable for sensitive skin.

First impression review Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum from Korea K-beauty Europe

First impression review Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum from Korea K-beauty Europe

Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum is a serum with a total of 76% hyaluronic acid. An ingredient that holds up to 100 times its own weight in moisture or more. The serum costs just 13 euros with free shipping from Korea, clearly a K-beauty favorite if you ask me! Just beats the original “Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 Serum” in a new larger 50ml bottle with a handy pump. Cheap, fresh and hydrating. Awesome.

If you are looking for a light serum packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid, then Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum is great!

Product: Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum
Price: 50ml / 13 euros
Formula: Lightweight yet hydrating serum packed with an astounding 76% hyaluronic acid. Easily absorbed.
Skin Type: ALL. From dry, mature, combination skin to oily or sensitive skin.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.8 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum
5 (100%) 1 vote

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Top 3 best steam creams from Korea. Affordable and very popular!

Last week, we looked more closely at the concept steam cream. Here are some tips on some of the most popular and best steam creams from Korea, in case your curious to try for yourself.

If you are curious about what a steam cream really is and how the technology behind it works, then read this post about steam creams. Steam creams are very common in Korea and said to maximize the skin caring properties. The effect on the skin increases due to the unique steam cream manufacturing process. If you are curious about steam creams, and want to try one for yourself, then here are my tips on some of Korea’s best and most popular steam creams.

Top 3 best affordable steam creams from Korea

Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream
Benton’s steam cream with 64% snail secretion filtrate and bee venom stimulates the skin and helps skin renewal, treats wrinkles and lines, reduces pores and deeply hydrates the skin. Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream heals the skin and stimulates collagen production. A very popular steam cream in Korea suitable for all skin types. Especially good for acne prone skin, troubled skin or sensitive skin. Cost about 50gr / 16 euros with free shipping from Korea.
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SecretKey Argan Angel Moisture Steam Cream
Deeply moisturizing for dry, rough skin which lost its luster. SecretKey Argan Angel Moisture Steam Cream contains deeply nourishing argan oil and have a mild scent of rose. For fresh, hydrated skin with new luster. This steam cream is free from parabens, benzo phenon, artificial colors, animal oils and mineral oils. SecretKey Argan Angel Moisture Steam Cream comes in a variety of designer packages and costs 60gr / 18 euros with free shipping from Korea. I just bought 2 for 1 this minute from one of my favourite sellers.
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Nature Republic Moist Steam Cream
Nature Republic Steam Creams are very affordable and deeply hydrating. Available in several different variants such as moist, shea butter, ultra or fresh. Nature Republic Moist Steam Cream is mainly suitable for normal to dry and possibly combination skin, also for sensitive skin. The kind called “ultra” is for extra dry skin and if you have an oilier skin type, then choose the “fresh” one instead. Nature Republic Steam Creams are very affordable in a large jars 100ml and only costs 15 euros with free shipping from Korea. The packaging design may vary.
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New Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing Serum, concentrated and very cheap!

Here is the new and improved snail serum Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing Serum. Very good and very affordable if you are interested in snail products.

Last week I shared a post on the new hyaluronic acid serum from korean brand Mizon, review coming up this saturday. Read more about the hyaluronic serum here. Mizon has also improved the formula of the new snail serum Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing Serum. And the bottle is even larger at 50ml with a handy pump.

The original (to the left), Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule is one of Mizon’s best selling serums and a very popular product in Korea. The whole Mizon snail line is almost declared a cult classic in Korea by now. Most have tried or heard of the Mizon snail serum and snail cream. Even I have tested both products. Read more about the very popular face cream in the snail line here: Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream.

The new Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing Serum has a thicker formula than the original Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule. More like a light gel type product. The product contains a full 80% snail secretion filtrate. In the new serum, the ingredients doesn’t contain panthenol or peptides like the ampoule. But instead, Mizon added niacinamide, chia seed extract, centella and saccharide. Although the formula is more like a light gel, Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing Serum is absorbed quickly and easily by the skin. The product is suitable for most skin types since it’s so light. The serum is hydrating, calming and healing. Suitable for dry, combination and oily skin, mature skin and acne prone skin, also for sensitive skin.

Mizon Snail 80 Intensive Repairing Serum costs about 50ml / 13 euro.
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Mizon’s snail products are very popular in Korea since they are hydrating, calming and healing. Perfect for treating wrinkles, acne prone skin or acne scars.

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My top 4 “worst korean products” I won’t buy again!

A reader called @lkandlife on Instagram suggested a little challenge for me and the blog. To write about Korean products that I didn’t like! Here’s the result.

This challenge “worse Korean products I didn’t like”, was more difficult than expected. 99.9% of all Korean products I’ve tested so far are really good, great or awesome! But I gave this challenge a try and today I’ll share 4 products that haven’t really worked for me for different reasons.

My top 4 “worst Korean products” I won’t buy again!

OST Vitamin C20 serum
This was the first and truly only Korean skin care product that just didn’t work for my skin. (I might have used too much product). OST Vitamin C20 serum is highly concentrated and very effective serum which has worked very well on my sister’s acne and acne scars. Awesome serum in many ways. A maximum of 2-3 drops is more than enough. On my dry skin, this product just didn’t work. My skin became flushed and felt very tight. I had to stop using it after just a couple of weeks, read why here. OST vitamin C20 Serum therefore received 3.5 / 5 after testing the first few weeks. My full review and more information about the OST Vitamin C20 Serum here.

Missha The Style Nail Polish Remover, Sweet
Now, maybe Koreans are best at skin care produkcts I know. But Missha The Style Nail Polish Remover Sweet wasn’t really as good as I’d hoped for. It’s a perfectly ok nail polish remover that does the job. But it’s no better than anything you can buy cheaply at the nearest mall. A small plus is the cheap price and the sweet scent after using it, but that’s about all folks. I rated Missha The Style Nail Polish Remover to 3/5, read my review here.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 10 in 1
It’s perhaps surprising that this Korean toner made it to this list, not because it’s a bad product, but because it’s incredibly effective on pores. One should use this product sparingly when first testing it. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 10 in 1 is one of Korea’s most popular toners treating pores. Praised and loved by many. But this toner definitely doesn’t work on sensitive skin. If you have the slightest sensitive skin, then Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 10 in 1 might dehydrate your skin and give you breakouts and pimples. (I’ve seen this happening on 3 of my friends). The pore minimizing properties doesn’t work well on sensitive skin at all. With that said, this is a very effective and deeply cleansing toner treating pores, which nevertheless resulted in high ratings 4.7 / 5 in my review here.

Holika Holika Healing Nails Strengthener
I bought this product to strengthen my soft and fragile nails that easily breaks and divides. Holika Holika Healing Nails Strengthener is an ordinary nail strengthener. The nails became shiny and the product protects the nailes somewhat, but no wow effect what so ever. The quality is compareable to any old nail strengthener from budget brands like Depend or Essence. Considering the cheap price of 3 euros, it’s an OK product, but it’s been lying in my drawer for months barely used. That’s why it’s on my “worst products” list today. I rated this product 3.5 / 5 in my review. Read my full review on Holika Holika Healing Nails Strengthener here.

Have you tested a Korean products that were bad or that you just didn’t like at all, please share in the comments.

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Etude House Give Me Chocolate Eye Shadow & Sweet Recipe Collection from Korea

Have you seen the Korean brand Etude House Give Me Chocolate Eye Shadows? How cute are these eye shadows, and I just love chocolate!

You know this whole trend of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye shadow palettes. Here is Korean brand Etude House’s contribution to chocolate-inspired eye shadows. How about “Cherry Truffle”, “Salted Caramel” or “Cacao Fudge”. There is also a highlighter in the Sweet Recipe Collection called Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Highlighter and it’s supposed to be good. I’m getting chocolate cravings just talking about these products! And the packaging is so cute or should I say sweet. As always from Etude House.

I haven’t tested any of these eye shadows from Etude House myself, but the quality should be ok according to reviews online. Most of the colors are shiny in the palettes and the packages are smaller than they look in photos. But I mean, who doesn’t want one of this in the purse!

Etude House Give Me Chocolate Eye Shadow
Available in colors “Cherry Truffle”, “Salted Caramel” or “Cacao Fudge”. Available from 18 euros from Korea. Still a few left.
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