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Happy holidays from K-beauty Blog Europe!

I wish all of you lovely readers a wonderful and sunny summer! I’m off for an amazing holiday YEY. Hope the sun stays out for a while!

From the bottom of my heart, I wish all of you an amazing and restful summer! Thank you for all the wonderful support, cheering me on and all the tips you share with me every single day. Thank you for all the wonderful comments, gifts and sponsorship material. A huge thanks to My Masktime och Sephora who have sent me such lovely boxes this year. And an extra thank you to all of you lovely readers and especially to @mirandaluxskincare , @littlemissbeautygroupie  and @carolinerosenqvist who sent me very nice gifts this spring. Thank you, thank you, thank you, it means the world to me, you are the best! <3

You may have seen that I’ve received a lot of Korean products during this year which I haven’t yet tested or reviewed in this blog! This fall I thought of having a “Leaders week”, a “Bio Republic week” etc. I just want you to know that I have SO many K-beauty products at home to try, test and review, and I’m doing my very best to keep up. It may take some time but we’ll get there, I promise. If you see any Korean products in my feed that you wish some more information about, then please comment and I’ll hurry up with a review…

Don’t forget to check this blog during the summer as well. I’ll work a bit on the the structure and the usability of this website. I will soon launch a brand new landing page that brings together the latest posts, great deals and my best recommendations for awesome Korean skin care products. It will also be easier to find products based on skin type or brand. The web shop will be updated with new products. I may also post a few K-beauty posts in the blog and on instagram this summer, you never know. For now, I would like to wish you all a truly lovely summer holiday. See you again soon!

New design K-beauty Blog Europe All about Korean skin care and makeup
Above a sneek peak of the brand new landing page. Soon in K-beauty Blog.

By the way, in the photo above is Elizavecca CF-nest 97% B-jo Serum, a really great and affordable anti-age serum with bird saliva! Crazy exciting review coming up after the summer hihi!

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Delivery – Mask Time’s lovely subscription boxes!

Summer greetings from K-beauty Blog and Mask Time, Europe’s most luxurious sheet mask box in my opinion!

This is a sponsored post in the way that these products where sent to me from lovely Mask Time. My opinions are always 100% honest. Thank you so much Mask Time!

Mask Time sheet mask subscription box Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Mask Time sheet mask subscription box Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

I just have to share these lovely sheet mask boxes from amazing Mask Time that I got in my mailbox yesterday. I’m super happy every time I get a package from Mask Time. This is the silver lining on any old weekday for me, I love it!

I’ve mentioned Mask Time before because I think that their sheet mask boxes are very nice and affordable. Mask Time offers boxes of various sizes that cost between £9.95-24.99 / box. Each box contains about 5-12 sheet masks depending on the size, and you often get a little something extra. Mask Time always includes new, unusual, unique, fun and innovative sheet masks in their boxes. These sheet mask boxes are incredibly affordable in my opinion, because I don’t know any other mask box that includes up to 11-12 sheet masks for under £30! Below I’m sharing two of their latest boxes, a small “Glow Starter Box” and a big “Glow Setter Box”. You can subscribe to get a monthly box or buy individual mask boxes.

Right now you get 10% discount when you start a box subscription
Use discount code: FIRST10
Visit Mask Time web shop here ›

Mask Time Glow Starter Box

Mask Time sheet mask subscription box Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Scinic My Juicy Bottle Mask Soothing AmpouleJuice
♥ JM Solution
Water Luminous Golden Cocoon Mask
Skinion Honey Beer Pack U Will Glow
Ariul 7 Days Bamboo Water Mask
Missha Pure Sourse Pocket Pack

Mask Time Glow Setter Box

Mask Time sheet mask subscription box Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Merbliss Wedding Dress Ruby Mask
Dr. Althea Herb Therapy Velvet Mask
Wonjin Effect 3 Step Honey Bomb Mask
About Me Collagen Essential Mask
VT Probiotics Mask
Banobagi – Vita Cocktail Aqua Foil Mask
Hanyul Nature In Life Sheet Mask Pure Artemisia Watery Calming
JM Solution Glow Luminious Aurora Mask
Kocorium Mediskin Intensive Moisture & Calming Mask
ABIB Gummy Sheet Mask Milk Sticker
Missha Pure Sourse Pocket Pack

Mask Time sheet mask subscription box Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Have you found a sheet mask box that’s even better and cheaper than the Mask Time boxes? Please share in the comments. Have a lovely weekend everyone ♥

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm

Let’s test the cutest lip balms I’ve ever seen: adorable Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm. Here’s my review!

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is a line of super cute Korean lip balms with sheer and vibrant colors. The packaging is all about super pretty adorable jars that look like delicious mini pastries or cupcakes. The product is available in several different colors from pink to red and orange shades. Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is nourishing, softening and moisturizing the lips. And they add a delicious radiant tone to the lips which looks young and fresh. The original line of Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is available in 6 different colors: #1 Red Cupcake, #2 Pink Cupcake, #3 Peach Cupcake, #4 Plum Pink Cupcake, #5 Orange Cupcake and #6 Lemon Cupcake.

First impression review Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm from Korea Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

When I saw Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm for the very first time, I fell in love immediately. Look at the wonderful packaging that looks like mini desserts or cupcakes. Super cute right! Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm makes me happy, and I immediately felt that I wanted to test and review this Korean product. I have tested the colors #3 Peach Cupcake and #4 Plum Pink Cupcake shown in the image above.

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is definitely a fun product to have in your purse or on the bathroom shelf. It’s perhaps easy to think that these lip balms holds a cheap quality because of the plastic packaging, and being aimed towards a young audience. But the product itself is actually pretty good in my opinion. These lip balms are softening and moisturizing the lips, while providing a fresh vibrant yet “natural” sheer color.

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm makes you wanna buy them! Unbelievably cute packaging and a lovely moisturizing lip balm providing glossy, sheer and vibrant colors to the lips.

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm looks similar to solid vaselin in the jar, and you apply this product to your lips using your fingers. The lips immediately get a beautiful fresh color that is quite sheer and “natural” looking. Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is kind of buildable, especially the darker shades which are much more radiant and deep. But the finish is still not full coverage. You can still see your lips. The color #3 Peach Cupcake looks transparent in the jar, but when applied to the lips, the color turns pink. It appears that the colors are developing when applying. The lips instantly feel soft, moisturized and glossy. Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balms has sweet fruity scents to them. Such as peach, cherry or watermelon to name a few. The scent is not too heavy or overwhelming I feel.

The packaging of Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is plastic, fun and childish absolutely. And no, these lip balms do not feel like a high-end product. But the playfulness and the quality of the product is there. They do the job. And they are irresistibly cute and adorable in my opinion.

First impression review Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm from Korea Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

First impression review Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm from Korea Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

First impression review Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm from Korea Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

The vibrant and sheer colors of Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm are absorbed into the lips and lasts for a long time I feel, very nice!

Big plus for the packaging of Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm which is absolutely adorable and just too cute! Plus for the fruity scents and the lip balm being nourishing and moisturizing the lips which immediately becomes soft and smooth. Plus for the sheer and vibrant colors that feel fresh, healthy and “natural” on the lips. A perfect finish when you don’t want to look all covered up in makeup. Works excellent for creating a gradient lip. The only downside I see with Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is applying this product with your fingers right from the jar which is not very sanitary. Therefore, I prefer using a brush. Other than that, these lip balms give me that sheer and fresh result I’m looking for.

For about 5 with free shipping from Korea, Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is definitely worth buying and trying in my opinion. And if you’ve already fallen in love with any of these adorable lip balms, then I say go for it!

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balms are absolutely adorable. Super cute packaging. Moisturizing, softening and providing fresh vibrant colors to the lips.

Product: Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm
Price: 7gr / 5
Formula: Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm is similar to a vaselin type lip balm. They are softening och moisturizing and they provide fresh, sheer and radiant colors to the lips all in one step.
Skin type: ALL

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.5 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm
5 (100%) 1 vote

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask

Today, I’m testing a moisturizing & hydrating Korean face mask with the most wonderful scent of delicious coconut. Here’s my review of Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask.

Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask is a Korean face mask that is moisturizing, hydrating and strengthening the skin. The mask also makes the skin smooth, firm and resilient. Deeply hydrating and its bursting moisture droplets promote a soft and complete absorption. Contains the key ingredient coconut which have an excellent moisturizing effect and makes the skin firm. The face mask is also soothing the skin. Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask provides radiant, fresh, bouncy and healthy looking skin. The Skinfood Freshmade Mask line includes a whole range of face masks including Coconut, Watermelon, Cranberry, Lemon, Apple and Pineapple.

Review Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask Face Mask Coconut from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

I’m a coconut lover so my expectations of Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask were quite high. Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask comes in a white plastic jar with a label and a screw cap. Nothing strange there. The first thing I think of when I open the lid is the dreamy wonderful scent of coconut. It’s not a tacky sweet or artificial scent at all, but more of a authentic and fresh coconut scent I feel. Very nice indeed! I love the concept of ​​”freshly made” face masks in this line which comes in a whole range of different kinds. The concept feels inviting and exciting. There is a mask for everyone basically.

Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask has the most wonderful scent of delicious fresh coconut, the perfect holiday mask for sunny trips.

Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask looks light and airy in the jar. The texture is similar to a fluffy lotion. The face mask is white and glossy, and somewhat “transparent”. A little goes a long way, and a small amount of Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask is sufficient for the entire face.

Review Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask Face Mask Coconut from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

After using Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask a few times, I think this face mask feels somewhat “cheap” to be honest. The mask is definitely not bad and it’s absorbed well by the skin. But I do get the feeling that it almost leaves a film on the skin after application. Maybe it has to do with coconuts being somewhat “oily”? Unfortunately I’m not completely sold because of that.

The scent of Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask is, however, absolutely wonderful. This is a moisturizing facial mask that feels very cooling, refreshing and relaxing to the skin. I would say that this face mask is a really nice holiday mask to apply after a hot sunny day at the beach. You’re definitely thinking of palm trees because of the the lovely coconut scent. Store Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask in the fridge for an extra cooling, soothing and calming effect on sun kissed skin.

My sister with young, combination acne prone skin thinks that Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask really smells like fresh coconut. Not as artificial as other coconut products might do. She also gets a sense of alcohol, like the scent of Malibu liqueur, but in a nice way. On the skin she says that the face mask feels quite wet at application, yet rich and not watery at all. Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask is absorbed quite quickly and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky on the skin, my sister says.

Review Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask Face Mask Coconut from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

Review Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask Face Mask Coconut from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask is an absolute must for coconut lovers! If you have normal young skin without any major demands on your skin care products, then I would recommend this face mask during the summer holidays. It’s a leave-on mask. Use it as a moisturizing hydrating face mask, for example after a scrub, or as a sleeping mask in the evening routine. Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask should not be rinsed off, just let it absorb by the skin.

Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask moisturizes and softens the skin, but it leaves a bit of a film on my skin. The mask is good but not the best I’ve ever used!

I would mainly recommend Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask for normal, dry and possibly combination skin that needs extra moisturization and hydration. The face mask is also suitable for mature skin as the mask promises firmer skin and improved elasticity. Plus for the wonderful coconut scent and the lovely airy texture. Plus, because the skin becomes soft, smooth and moisturized just as promised. Plus for the cheap price of about €9 / 90ml with free shipping from Korea. Minus because the face mask feels somewhat cheap as I feel it leaves a film on the skin after application. Overall, a really cheap and affordable face mask suitable for most skin types except for oily skin. Good and it’s working, but not a new favorite of mine or my sister unfortunately.

Product: Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask
Price: 90ml / €9
Formula: Contains coconut that have an excellent moisturizing effect and makes the skin firmer and soothes the skin. For a brilliant fresh skin with new radiance.
Skin type: Normal, dry, mature and combination skin.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 3.5 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Skinfood Freshmade Coconut Mask
4 (80%) 2 votes

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Last week before holiday, K-beauty Blog summer edition!

Time for summer holiday in K-beauty Blog. Do you have any plans for this summer except for enjoying a whole lot of cooling hydrating Korean sheet masks?

Hi guys, have your summer holiday started yet? As a freelancer, I don’t ever have holidays I feel, I also never work full time. My “real” profession is web designer with various projects from time to time. Then, of course, this blog takes up a lot of my time. But that’s mostly fun anyway and I love it! During the summer, I may post a little something in the blog, we’ll see. But anyhow, this will be the last “regular” blog week before the holidays. Please join me!

This week I’m going to review 2, well actually 3 wonderful products from Korean brands Skinfood and Holika Holika. We are talking a hydrating face mask with lovely fresh coconut, and 2 lip balms which are soooo cute you guys! You just don’t wanna miss that.

Mimass Cliniccare K-beauty Blog Europe all about Korean skin care and makeup

If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen the nice package I received from Mimass and Cliniccare this weekend, see image above. 91% of you were curious about Cliniccare and wanted me to review these products. Cliniccare is a Swedish professional salon brand that has just started to sell their products at Beauty-bar to reach us private consumers. All products are manufactured in South Korea and holds a high level of active ingredients. I have met Mimass and Cliniccare myself during Stockholm Beauty Week this year. And Mimass CEO Håkan Wahlström hosted a very interesting presentation together with lovely Charlotta Flinkenberg about skin care of the future. Of course, there was a lot of talk about K-beauty! I’m really looking forward to testing Cliniccare, and reviews are coming up later on in this blog. Read more about the Cliniccare brand here.

Have a wonderful summer week everyone. See you in K-beauty Blog and on Instagram for sure.

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet x 3

Let’s test an innovative & very unique type of sheet mask from Korea. Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet looks like slices of fruits and vegetables. Very cute indeed! Here’s my review.

Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet is a line of innovative and unique sheet masks from Korea. Basically they are small mini sheet masks looking like slices of fruits and vegetables. I just love the concept of it all, very cute indeed. The sheet masks are targeting specific skin concerns and can be used on the face, the decolletage, on top of the hands or all over the body. The sheet masks contain fruit and vegetable extracts. Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet comes in a whole range of different slice masks like Lemon, Apple, Tomato, Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Banana, Cucumber, Kiwi, Coconut and Aloe Vera to name a few.

I bought 3 of these sheet masks for 2 euros / pc while visiting Spain, and it’s the first product I’m testing from Korean brand Kocostar. I’ve previously seen these slice masks on social media and have been curious testing them since they are so cute and fun. I had no expectations of this product prior to testing these slice masks.

First impression review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask lemon cucumber tomato from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog Europe

First impression review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask lemon cucumber tomato from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog Europe

My very first impression is that the sheet masks look square inside the packaging. There are 2 sheets in each one it says on the packaging. But how should I use these masks I’m wondering? After googling some I soon understood that “slice mask” means that there are many small sheet masks, and not a big one. Basically mini sheet masks that looks like slices of fruits and vegetables. This shall be fun!

The sheet masks are difficult to pull out of the packaging, especially if you don’t want to use them all at once. My tip is to pull out some of the protective plastic film at a time, because it’s hard to put the sheet masks back in the packaging once you’ve pulled them out! Each sheet contains 6 pieces of mini sized sheet masks which are placed on a transparent protective plastic film. A total of 12 small slice masks on 2 plastic films. Potentially one should be able to pull out one plastic film at a time and only use 6 slice masks, but I’ve tried that and it’s hard and fiddly. The material of the small slice masks is just like a usual classic sheet mask, but with fun prints on them.

First impression review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask tomato from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog Europe

First impression review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask lemon cucumber tomato from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog Europe

The Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet is incredibly affordable, fun & refreshing. But the tiny pieces of slice masks does feel a bit small and insignificant to be honest.

You can either use all 12 slice masks at once to cover the entire face and the decolletage, or just use a couple at a time for treating specific areas. You can also mix and match. For example use the lemon slice masks to treat tired dull skin and cucumber to target dryness. The slice masks have good adherence and sits tight to the skin. But I do have some problems getting the chin slice not to fall off. Because the slice masks are so small, they start to dry after 10 minutes. However, the Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet still keeps an OK quality and they are absolutely affordable costing from 2 euros / sheet mask.

Review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask lemon from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog EuropeLemon: Unbelievably lovely and fresh lemon scent, definitely not artificial and sweet but very fresh, somewhat towards a detergent type scent. Lovely translucent essence which my skin loves and absorbs with joy. Feels gentle and hydrating on the skin. Suitable for all skin types except maybe for sensitive skin. Perfect for targeting dull areas that lost its radiance. Lemon should brighten the skin and provide a new healthy glow. The skin felt absolutely fresh and almost “plump” after using Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet Lemon. I definitely saw improved glow and radiance in my skin. Hardly any stickiness, just fresh skin. The skin feels slightly moisturized after using Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet Lemon, nothing negative at all. If this had been a full size sheet mask then the rating would be higher. This was the slice mask that I liked the most out of the 3.

Review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask cucumber from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog EuropeCucumber: My first thought when I opened the packaging was that this sheet mask must contain alcohol (but it doesn’t). It smells like cucumber absolutely, but almost an “overripe” type scent in some way. I wasn’t 100% sold on the scent even though it’s quite mild and natural. Thin lovely fresh essence that my skin loved and absorbed like a sponge. The cucumber slice mask contains vitamin C and deeply hydrates the skin. The slice mask is gentle, cooling and refreshing without irritating the skin or causing redness. The skin feels fresh with a healthy glow after using Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet Cucumeber. Hardly any stickiness and the skin felt somewhat moisturized after using this mask, in a good way!

Review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask tomato from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog EuropeTomato: This slice mask has a strange scent I feel. Something like glue and spirits mixed with old vegetables (!) The expiration date is 1 year away so it should still be good for use! The slice mask feels nice, cooling, refreshing, hydrating and gentle without irritating the skin. After using Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet Tomato, the skin looked nice and fresh with some new radiance. Hardly any stickiness, and a moisturized type feeling on the skin. This was the slice mask I liked the least out of the 3, mostly because of the strange scent.

Overall, I think that Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet is a fun, colorful and exciting sheet mask, but not a “must have” product in my opinion. Only buy these slice sheet masks if you find them cheaply, and mostly because they are fun. The lemon slice mask is the best I feel, and the tomato one smelled weird! Plus for the colorful lovely packaging and the whole concept. The slice sheet masks themselves are super cute. Very Instagram friendly indeed! Plus for the cheap price and that they are hydrating and gentle without irritating the skin. Plus for the opportunity to mix and match the slices for treating different areas and skin concerns all at once. Minus because it’s difficult to pull out a few slice masks at a time from the packaging. They also feel a bit small and insignificant not making a whole lot of a difference I’m afraid. Minus because the masks started drying after 10 minutes.

Review Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet mask lemon cucumber tomato from Korea Korean sheet mask K-beauty Blog Europe

Personally, I prefer regular full size sheet masks that cover the entire face. But Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet are absolutely a line of colorful, fun masks and they are perfect for a fun SPA evening with friends. The slice masks are super cute, but they are not a “must have” type product in my opinion. Around average ratings from me, but not much more than that I’m afraid..

The Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet is incredible instagram friendly and pretty. Perfect for the fun SPA evening with friends.

Product: Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet cucumber / lemon / tomato
Price: from 2 euros / pc
Formula: Innovative mini sheet masks for targeting specific areas and skin concerns. The slice masks contain fruit and vegetable extracts.
Skin type: ALL

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 3.5 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Kocostar Slice Mask Sheet x 3
4 (80%) 2 votes

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Top best light face creams from Korea. Oily, combination & sensitive skin

Do you like light, fresh and airy face creams with fast absorption? Here are my best tips on fresh facial creams that absorbs well by the skin without feeling heavy or oily!

I’m sure you didn’t miss my 7 top best selection of light fresh Korean serums last week? Read more here. Heat, sunlight and higher humidity means time to update your skin care routine for the summer. Perhaps you’re going on holiday this summer? Maybe you have combination skin, oily skin, acne prone skin or enlarged pores? Regardless, here are my top best tips for light, fresh face creams that doesn’t clog pores, but still hydrates the skin without feeling heavy or oily. These Korean face creams work well both as day creams and night creams in my opinion.

Light face creams from Korea

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Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
Beautyiful bluw cream that relieves, soothes and calms irritated skin, redness and sensitive troubled skin. No scent. 20 / 30ml.
I want this ➥

Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream
Korean classic. Snail cream that is quickly absorbed by the skin. Healing, anti-age, no perfumes and suitable for acne prone skin, troubled skin & sensitive skin. 92% snail secret filtrate. 17 / 75ml.
I want this ➥

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion
Fresh lotion ideal for acne prone skin and enlarged pores. Contains 70% Birch sap juice. Doesn’t clog pores. Huge bottle. 15 / 100ml.
I want this ➥

Laneige Essential Balancing Emulsion
A light airy and fresh moisturizing lotion (moisture). Lovely scent. Chose “Light” if you have oily skin. Comes in Moisture, Ultra Moisture, Light och Sensitive. 22 / 120ml.
I want this ➥

Light gel creams from Korea

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Mizon Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream
Fruity oil-free gel cream. Fresh and light, fast absorption. The jar is huge with a full 125ml. I love this one! 18 / 125ml.
I want this ➥

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream
One of my personal favorites. Super fresh gel cream with a wonderful (quite strong) scent. A full 70% snail secret filtrate. (Recently changed the packaging). 25 / 52ml.
I want this ➥

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
Refreshing, cooling, soothing and hydrating gel cream that is quickly absorbed by the skin. I just love this one, wonderful scent! 25 / 50ml.
I want this ➥

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Lovely light, fresh and cooling gel cream loved by many. A little goes a long way! Super fresh and hydrating. In my current skin care routine and I love it. Refreshing lemon type scent. 35 / 50ml.
I want this ➥

Facial gel from Korea

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Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
An affordable Korean classic. Transparent gel, fast absorption. Healing and soothing with a full 74% snail secretion filtrate. 10 / 45ml.
I want this ➥

Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream
A translucent light face cream in the form of an oil-free hydrating gel. Mild faint scent. 18 / 80ml.
I want this ➥

Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
Translucent gel that relieves and calms irritated skin and redness. Contains Aloe Vera & propolis. 14 / 100ml.
I want this ➥

Natural Republic Aloe Vera Gel
Korea classic and perfect for the summer. Soothing, healing & hydrating. Universal product that can be used in the face, the body or even in the hair. 92% Aloe Vera. Huge jar 300ml, super affordable. 10 / 300ml.
I want this ➥

Do you use the same face cream all year around? Or do you switch to a lighter cream in the summer? Feel free to share a comment.

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad

Let’s test an innovative and multi-functional Korean skin care product. I’m talking about Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad. Here’s my review.

Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is an innovative Korean product with multi-function use. The pads has two different sides to them. One smooth soft side and one rough for exfoliation and deep cleanse. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pads exfoliates the skin, cleanses and moisturizes the skin which becomes smooth and soft in one single step.

The packaging of Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is absolutely wonderful! I don’t know what that guy is doing on the lid but very funny & charming indeed. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad comes in a white plastic jar filled with 70 cotton-like pads soaked in moisturizing propolis extract from bees and hyaluronic acid. The pads have a soft side and a rough side to them. If you’re cheap, it’s possible to cut the pads in half to make them last twice as long. Very smart!

First impression review Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad toner cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is a Korean product that is quite hyped on social media. The product is fairly new on the market and was first launched in Korea about 1.5 years ago. I’ve been curious to testing these pads for some time. But my first question is.. What is it? Should I think of this products as a cleanser and toner or more a moisturizing essence or serum?

On the packaging it’s stated that the product should be applied immediately after cleansing. The pads have 2 different sides to them. Start with the patterned rough side and finish using the soft side of the pad. Wipe the pads over your skin after cleansing simply as you would use a regular toner! Some use Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad instead of double cleansing. That may work well if you use little or no makeup. I’m thinking of using Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad much like a toner immediately after double cleansing, but before using essence.

First impression review Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad toner cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Review Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad toner cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad effectively removes makeup, exfoliates the skin and hydrates the skin in one single step. The first time I used this product, I felt that it was too strong and “active” for my skin, much like some kind of acid. Don’t know if my thoughts was due to the fresh scent or the pads being so very soaked in product. But after using them a couple of times, I feel this product is absolutely mild & gentle to the skin. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad creates a perfect fresh base for makeup in the morning. The main ingredient is soothing and anti-bacterial propolis that moisturizes and provides healthy radiance and glow. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad also contains deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid.

The pads are quite thin and really soaked in lovely product. Very refreshing feeling on the skin. Mild fresh scent of skin care and maybe a slight hint of citrus? The skin feels cleansed, smooth and hydrated. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is a handy product to carry in the bag while traveling. The product both cleanses and moisturizes in one single step.

Review Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad toner cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

I might not use Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad instead double cleansing when I use makeup, that’s too expensive (only in case of emergency). I’ll use these pads as an exfoliating and moisturizing toner 2-3 times / week. I’ll use the pads in the evening as a toner after cleansing, or in the morning instead of cleansing. If you don’t use makeup or just a little makeup, then Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad can definitely work as cleanser and toner in one easy step. The product is mainly suitable for dry skin types and combination skin in my opinion. Also suitable for acne prone skin as Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is naturally anti-septic treating blemishes and redness.

I like Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pads a lot! Perfect as a fresh “pick me up” after a late night at the club. Or instead of cleansing when you’re lazy. Plus because the product is fast, simple and effective. Plus for the multiple uses in one single product. Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is a handy products and easy to understand! The only negative is that the jar is quite expensive. Each pad costs just over 0.2 euros / pc. Overall, Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is a very nice and handy product that works well. Awesome!

Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad is perfect as a fresh “pick me up” after a late night at the club. Wipe the skin with the pads for a refreshing start of the day!

Product: Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad
Price: 70 pads / 15 euros
Formula: Pads submerged in propolis and hyaluronic acid. Clean, exfoliate and moisturise in a single step.
Skin type: Dry & combination skin types, acne prone skin

FIRST IMPRESSION rating 4.7 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad
5 (100%) 2 votes

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New lovely week in K-beauty Blog Europe!

Lovely summer, and this week I’ll share my top best light fresh hydrating Korean face creams in K-beauty Blog. Join me!

I hope you’ve all had a nice and restful midsummer-weekend guys! I went to Åland for the weekend, and it was basically raining all midsummer. But the weather got better towards the end of the weekend. I had some traditional Swedish midsummer food such as salmon, eggs, and “sill”. Did you celebrate midsummer this year?

Last week I talked about refreshing Korean serums perfect for the summer. This week I’m going to share some very good light, fresh and hydrating face creams in K-beauty Blog. There will be an amazing special about Korean face creams, gel creams and soothing gels perfect for summer when you need something lighter. Also perfect for oily and combination skin types. Or if you need to replace your thick heavy night cream with something lighter. I’ll share my best tips on good quality Korean face creams this week!

There will also be 2 exciting K-beauty reviews. One handy multi tasking product that has become extremely popular in a short period of time, as well as a sheet mask special that you definitely don’t want to miss. I’m going to test 3 Korean sheet masks in one single review, and they are very special sheet masks too. You’ve seen me use them on instagram earlier this spring. Super cute!

Did you know that you can review products in the webshop? By rating and sharing your thoughts, you’ll help others. My goal is to have only carefully selected products in the webshop that are 100% worth buying … What do you think, Have I done a good job so far?

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Have a super great week everyone. See you in K-beauty Blog ♥

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Happy midsummer from K-beauty Blog Europe!

I wish you all a wonderful midsummer, although it’s raining like crazy in all of Sweden right now…

Do you celebrate midsummer in your country? In Sweden it’s one of the biggest celebrations throughout the whole year. I guess it’s because we live in cold and darkness most of the year. Midsummer is the day when the sun reaches it’s highest point, meaning the brightest day of the whole year. Have a super great weekend everyone! Love from K-beauty Blog <3

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Let’t put Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask to the test. A very popular Korean bestseller that heals, nourishes and moisturizes dry flaky lips. Here’s my review.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a true Korean classic and a crazy popular bestseller in Korea and in Europe. This lip mask treats your lips during the night while you sleep and helps dry flaky lips to heal and become soft and smooth again. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants. The original one “Berry” also includes extracts of raspberries, strawberries, goji berries, cranberries and blueberries, hyaluronic acid and minerals. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask creates a protective film over the lips and locks in all the nutrients and active ingredients for maximum effect. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is soothing, healing, moisturizing and softening the lips. Contains no parabens or phthalates. The product comes in 4 different kinds: Apple, Lime, Vanilla, Grapefruit and the original one Berry which is the one I’m reviewing here today.

First impression review Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Lip mask from Korea Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

The packaging of Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is very nice and feels premium. A cute white box with prints and patterns on it. The spatula is of good quality and is nicely packed in a small plastic pocket. The jar of the product is made out of glass. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in original “Berry” is a lovely pink color! Very cute packaging indeed. Trying Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask for the first time is joyful and fun.

The product itself is a lovely pink and looks something like stiff honey in the jar. You simply scoop up some product using the spatula, and then apply the lip mask to your lips. Very cute! Lovely scent of sweet red berries. Apply the lip mask on your lips during your evening routine and let the mask work overnight. The lips instantly feel moisturized, soft and somewhat smeared, but in a good way. A perfect product to turn to when your lips are dry, flaky and hopeless. The texture of the lip mask is similar to a stiff balm inside the jar. But on the lips, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask melts and becomes more like a classic lip balm or petroleum jelly / vaseline.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a more lux kind of deeply nourishing lip balm, I love this product!

First impression review Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Lip mask from Korea Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

First impression review Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Lip mask from Korea Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

I like Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask very much. The product keeps a good quality in my opinion. The detail with the spatula feels luxurious and very cute. The product has a nice sweet scent to it, and makes a difference to the lips right away. The lips are immediately softened, moisturized and smooth. I like to use Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask both as an overnight mask, or any time during the day when my lips feel dry. For maximum effect, use a lip scrub before applying Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, and let the product work overnight. This lip mask can be described as a more luxurious kind of deeply nourishing lip balm. In short, a very nice Korean lip mask that softens and heals dry lips in a minute, I simply love it!

First impression review Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Lip mask from Korea Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

Big plus for the immediate effect on the lips, a true relief. The packaging feels premium and I love the sweet berry scent. If I’m going to complain about something, maybe it’s the price. Well, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask costs “only” around 12 euros with free shipping from Korea which is absolutely ok. That’s even affordable if you think of Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask as a lip mask. Kind of expensive if you think of the product as a lip balm. However, You only need a small amount of product and a full size jar of Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask will last you forever. The jar is huge! A good quality product and a really nice lip mask in my opinion. Good job Laneige!

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask keeps a good quality, and the detail with the spatula feels very lux and super cute. Who doesn’t want this little gem on the bathroom shelf!

Product: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Price: 20gr / 12 euros
Formula: Contains a variety of berries and fruits, as well as hyaluronic acid and minerals. Softening, nutritious and deeply moisturizing the lips.
Skin type: ALL suffering from dry flaky lips.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating: 4.7 / 5

FIRST IMPRESSION: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
5 (100%) 2 votes

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My 7 top best light & fresh Korean serums!

Some of you guys have asked me about light, fresh & hydrating Korean serums for the summer. Here are my top best tips!

In the summer, many adjust their skin care routine by adding light refreshing products that are better suitable for warm sunny weather and higher humidity. Maybe you have oily or combination skin and prefer light products throughout the whole year? In any case, I’ve tried a lot of different Korean serums over the years, and here are my top best favorites right now. Light fresh serums from Korea, which deeply hydrates the skin without feeling heavy or thick. Leaves no oily film on the skin and all of these serums work well under makeup.

Top 7 best light Korean serums

Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Serum
A light and fresh serum that really hydrates the skin in depth. Although the formula is light and the serum is absorbed quickly, Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Serum still makes a difference to the skin I feel. The serum contains hyaluronic acid with small molecules to penetrate deeper into the skin. The serum hydrates the skin from the inside and out, strengthening the skin’s protective barrier. Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Serum is suitable for all skin types I would say. From dry to combination and oily skin. Also for sensitive skin. Refreshing scent similar to a cleaning agent / citrus, but in a good way.
Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Serum 50ml / €12 – I want this ›

♥ PURITO Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum
Everybody needs hyaluronic acid in their skin care routine I feel! A light moist “watery” serum with incredibly high content of hyaluronic acid, a whole 90%! No scent. The serum is quickly absorbed by the skin without leaving an oily film. However, the skin does become properly sticky so I would recommend a face cream after using this serum. PURITO Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum is suitable for all skin types I feel. From oily to combination skin and dry skin. Can be added in any skin care routine at any age. Young and mature skin, acne prone skin or to reduce wrinkles & lines. This serum is a must for you who love hyaluronic acid and want to add pure moisture in your skin care routine. Hyaluronic acid holds more than 1000 times its own weight in water and is an excellent moisturizer in skin care.
PURITO Pure Hyaluronic Acid 90 Serum 60ml / €14 – I want this ›

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum
With strengthening organic ingredients like celery, carrot root and broccoli extract, Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum deeply hydrates the skin without irritating or causing breakouts. The serum calms redness and soothes warm, flushed, irritated skin. Light formula. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum feels similar to a light translucent gel and is quickly absorbed by the skin. Fresh refreshing SPA type scent of citrus. Suitable for all skin types and ideal for oily and combination skin types, acne prone skin, sensitive skin and troubled skin. No additives, dyes or added perfume. Cruelty-free and vegan friendly! The bottle is huge with a full 80ml, so worth it!
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum 80ml / €17.50 – I want this ›

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum
A true Korean classic loved by many. My friend 35+ with mature combination skin has ordered this serum over and over again. A budget friendly serum packed with antioxidants from green tea. Refreshing scent of green tea and pine. The perfect fresh serum for young skin, acne prone skin, combination and oily skin types. Light refreshing feel on the skin. Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum is hydrating and works both day and night. Absorbs quickly without leaving an oily film. An incredibly affordable green serum as the bottle is a full 80ml.
Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum 80ml / €18 – I want this ›

Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule
This product was previously named LJH Lee Jiham Vita Propolis Ampoule. This is a more expensive serum / ampoule in a small bottle of just 15ml. The texture is similar to a dry oil, difficult to explain. Light and not very oily, but still there’s an oil type feel when applying this product. I usually use this serum when I want to look extra fresh and healthy. Perfect as a base for makeup to create glow. Can be mixed in your foundation or BB cream for radiance & moisture. Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule soothes and hydrates the skin and gives a beautiful fresh glow to dull tired skin. The formula feels incredibly nice and clean. It basically contains propolis from bees and vitamins. Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule hydrates, moisturises and softens the skin without feeling fatty or heavy. This serum is suitable for dry skin, combination skin and tired dull skin. Also for sensitive skin and acne prone skin since propolis is naturally anti-inflammatory.
Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule 15ml / €13 – I want this ›

Thefaceshop The Therapy First Serum
The thinnest serum in the bunch, and just so incredibly fresh and refreshing. The product feels almost like a toner and serum in one product. Perfect for those who like to apply skin care in layers as the product is very thin. Use as the first serum in your skin care routine. Anti-age treating wrinkles and lines plus gentle exfoliation. If you want something really light and fresh but at the same time hydrating, then Thefaceshop The Therapy First Serum is really something for you. The scent is similar to a cleaning detergent, but in a good way I feel! Super fresh! I love this serum both morning and evening and I like to apply other serums on top of it for double effect. Gigantic bottle of a full 130ml!
Thefaceshop The Therapy First serum 130ml / €20 – I want this ›

Laneige Water Bank Essence EX
This essence is supposed to be a dupe for Chanel Hydra Serum. Most expensive serum I’m sharing today, but this is a good one. Wonderful refreshing “Laneige” scent. Although this is an essence, the product is similar to a serum as the texture is a bit thicker. Laneige Water Bank Essence EX adds moisture to the skin for 24h using their patented water technology. The texture is similar to a mix between a serum and a light face cream. Unbelievably light and refreshing but at the same time deeply hydrating. Suitable for all skin types in my opinion, and this serum is more premium as Laneige is a Korean middle class brand.
Laneige Water Bank Essence EX 60ml / €26 – I want this ›

Regardless of skin type, I would say that all of these serums are light, fresh and deeply hydrating. Perfect for the summer!

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