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Best K-beauty favorites from 2019
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Today I’m sharing all of the new amazing Korean favorites that I discovered in the year of 2019.

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I try and test loads of Korean products you guys. I’m actually struggling to share the most information possible about these amazing products the best I can, in posts and reviews. Some become first impression reviews, Insta stories or posts for inspiration, information, tips and recommendations. Some products are tested and used both by me and other members of the testing panel for a longer period of time, and end up in “full reviews”. In 2019, I discovered several new amazing K-beauty products and favorites that I’m sharing with you today. Here are my absolute best Korean products that I’ve used and loved the most during 2019. Be inspired you guys!

Best of K-beauty products 2019

Farmstay Grape Stem Cell Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream

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I had no expectations for this Korean eye cream which I bought for 6€ on sale! But Farmstay Grape Stem Cell Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream is actually pretty good. Just the right amount of rich and creamy texture and nice absorption. The jar is also extremely luxurious made of glass with gold details, and a full 50ml. Mild pleasant grape/skin care scent and suitable for most skin types including mature skin and wrinkles. Farmstay Grape Stem Cell Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream costs from 7.50€ / 50ml. An incredibly affordable and good quality Korean eye cream in my opinion. As you can see in the picture I’ve bought a few of these already.
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Huxley Secret of Sahara Anti-gravity Cream

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In 2019, I tested the Huxley brand for the first time, and the Huxley Secret of Sahara Anti-gravity Cream quickly became a favorite of mine. This unique face cream looks and feels much like creamy, firm body butter in the jar. And it melts on the skin to this nourishing, softening and properly moisturizing cream. It’s basically like silky smooth shea butter for your face. Amazing floral scent towards jasmine and lilies. This cream is most suitable for dry and mature skin types as you do get almost oily using it. A great relief for dry skin types. This face cream costs from 20€ / 50ml.
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Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum

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Both me and my sister have tested and used a number of Korean Vitamin C serums by now, and Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum has quickly become a new favorite of ours in 2019. What I like about Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is that the contents of vitamin C are pretty high at 10% yet this serum doesn’t irritate nor sting the skin. Good absorption and not excessively sticky. Mild scent. Suitable for most skin types, and should be stored in the refrigerator to avoid the product from oxidizing. Costs from 13€ / 60ml.
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Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream

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Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream is the best Korean snail cream I’ve tested and used so far. No perfume, incredibly gentle formula that is healing the skin with a full 90% snail secretion filtrate from Black Snails. This face cream is truly suitable for most skin types including acne prone skin, troubled skin, sensitive skin, rosacea, redness and irritated skin that is out of balance. The face cream also prevents wrinkles and pigmentation, and can be used both day and night. The Mizon snail cream costs about 15€ for a full 75ml and it’s highly recommended by me!
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Missha Near Skin PH Balancing Cleansing Oil

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Out of all the Korean cleansing oils I tried and tested in 2019, I really fell in love with Missha Near Skin PH Balancing Cleansing Oil. There is something special about this oil that feels luxurious and premium. It has this super refreshing scent of eucalyptus and the SPA. This cleansing oil feels pretty rich and sturdy, and it melts away makeup and impurities without irritating the skin. No oily residue after rinse. Ideal for sensitive skin types, troubled skin and skin that is out of balance. The price is somewhere from 10€ with free shipping from Korea. I simply love this one!
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Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence

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There’s something about the Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence. Not only that the bottle looks incredibly luxurious, filled with gold flakes and the price is crazy cheap. This product feels very nice and gentle on the skin as well. A serum-like texture that is healing, soothing and hydrating the skin without irritation. This product claims to have a lifting effect and improving the skin’s elasticity. Nothing could ever go wrong with snail & gold right. This essence is suitable for all skin types really! I just love this affordable Korean essence a lot, costing like 13€/150ml.
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Farmstay Snail Repair Eye Cream

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Yet another great eye cream from Korean brand Farmstay. If you are looking for a crazy cheap, light weight and hydrating eye cream in a hygienic handy tube then this one is absolutely perfect. Farmstay Snail Repair Eye Cream is uncomplicated, easily absorbed and the perfect eye cream for those who dislike heavy creams. Handy tube, and a somewhat lighter texture. Gentle formula with no irritation. Not oily or greasy at all, but more moist. Anti-age targeting wrinkles and packed with healing and restoring snail secretion filtrate. Discreet skin care scent. A tube of 40ml goes a long way and costs from incredible 4€. So cheap, so easy to use, so very nice!
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Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

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Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is the perfect refreshing moisturizer to use in the morning routine to wake up the skin. The texture is very similar to a gel cream and it’s packed with a full 70% birch sap. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is hydrating, soothing and calming the skin without clogging pores. Good absorption and a fresh minty scent. Ideal for combination skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin, troubled skin, red irritated skin or to use after exfoliation. An incredibly affordable moisturizer as the bottle is huge at a full 100ml! The price is about 13€ with free shipping from Korea, and worth every penny!
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It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid line

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You’ve probably already seen me talk about this line several times before. A cheap and super affordable Korean skin care line providing very nice hydration and moisturization. The key ingredient is hyaluronic acid and these products have the most lovely flowery scent towards lilacs. The toner is absolutely amazing and has this almost serum-like texture. These products cost between 10-15€ / pc and they are mainly suitable for normal, dry, combination and sensitive skin types. Good quality skin care within a very cheap price range indeed.
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Holika Holika Aqua Petit BB Cream

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One have to search hard to find a cheaper BB cream than the Holika Holika Aqua Petit BB Cream. It works wonders on my dry mature skin. This product is hydrating and the finish is fresh and natural, looking like actual skin. Light to medium coverage. It doesn’t emphasize dryness or wrinkles. Apply this one quickly and easily using your hands or a makeup sponge. There’s no major differences between the blue and the green one, except the color shade as the green one is lighter and more suitable for my skin tone. These Korean BB Creams are ideal for normal to dry skin types. Super affordable from 5€ / pc.
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Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black

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If you are looking for a liquid eye liner that does it all, then Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black might be the one. This set includes Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black and a mini 2-component makeup remover of 30ml. I love the remover and I love this eye liner. I have never failed with this liner that holds an incredibly high quality creating a perfect wing every time with full control and perfect precision. The color is pitch black and the liner stays on all day without smudging. This liquid eyeliner is about 13€ and the whole set costs from 20€.
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Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence RX + Night Repair Probio Ampoule

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My K-beauty favorites wouldn’t be complete without my holy grail essence and anti-age serum from Missha which launched their new improved formula in 2019. If it’s cell renewal and skin care targeting wrinkles and signs of aging you are after, then this duo is unbeatable. Incredibly affordable Korean skin care with highly concentrated powerful ingredients. Fermented yeast and probiotic ingredients are hydrating the skin and targeting wrinkles, lines, pigmentation and providing new radiance to the skin. These products costs about 17€ (serum) and 23€ (essence).
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I hope you got some valuable tips from my personal K-beauty favorites 2019. Have you found any new Korean products that have blown your mind lately? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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Best Korean sheet masks 2019

Today I’m sharing my very best and most loved Korean sheet masks that I discovered, tested and used in 2019.

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I’ve had the chance to test quite a few awesome Korean sheet masks in 2019. Here are my top best recommendations of sheet masks that keep a very good quality within an affordable price range. There are thick creamy masks and thin refreshing masks, anti-age masks targeting wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven skin and much more. Affordable Korean sheet masks that shows actual results on the skin. I hope you get inspired for sure. Later this week I’ll also share my top picks for K-beauty makeup and skin care 2019, stay tuned!

Best of sheet masks 2019

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask

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The Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask line offers 3 amazing high quality sheet masks. These masks are thick and made of this soft cotton-like material. The Sheet masks have an embracing mild skin care scent. Very good fit with perfect adherence. Ingredients include hydrating hyaluronic acid and egg extracts. Choose the sheet mask that’s best suited for your skin type: firming, pore tightening or hydration. These sheet masks cost about 3€ / pc and they are truly great!
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Too Cool For School Coconut Mask

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Too Cool For School Coconut Ceramide Mask + Coconut Milk Cream Mask are 2 wonderful sheet masks of good quality, and a must for coconut lovers. Really nice packaging. The ceramide mask is made of a thin material with transparent refreshing serum-like essence. It’s deeply hydrating the skin. The Milk Cream mask is properly thick and heavy almost like a “knitted” fabric. This mask is packed with creamy rich essence and it’s deeply nourishing. Both sheet masks has the most wonderful coconut scent. These masks cost about 4€ / pc and I love them both!
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Oozoo Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask

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The Oozoo Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask is an exciting sheet mask that comes with this extra ampoule in the bear’s ear. Simply squeeze the ampoule into the mask before application. Lovely mild flowery skin care scent. The sheet mask is black and made of bamboo charcoal. Ingredients include tea tree and hazel. This sheet mask is purifying and pore minimizing. An exciting, stylish and very nice sheet mask that makes the skin even and fresh looking. Costs from about 4€ / pc and it’s suitable for most skin types. Really nice indeed!
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Goodal Premium Snail Tone-up Hydro Gel Mask

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The Goodal Premium Snail Tone-up Hydro Gel Mask is a wonderful Korean sheet mask of premium quality. The mask is divided in 2 parts for a perfect fit. And it’s made of hydro-gel, this soft plastic-like material. Lovely mild skin care scent. This sheet mask contains gold snail secretion filtrate, white ginseng and pearl extract. Goodal Premium Snail Tone-up Hydro Gel Mask is deeply hydrating the skin and provides improved elasticity and new radiance. This sheet mask holds moisture incredibly well. You might be lucky to find a pack of 5 sheet masks for 15€.
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Tonymoly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Mask Sheet

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I actually discovered the Tonymoly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Mask Sheet back in 2017. But since I’ve used and loved this mask in 2019 and it is one of my absolute favorites, I simply had to mention it. A luxurious premium mask made of hydro-gel. It’s packed with snail secretion filtrate. A 2-piece mask for that custom fit and very nice adherence indeed. Actual visible results on the skin that immediately feels refreshed and well rested. A so-called “Cinderella” effect. This sheet mask costs about 6-8€ / pc.
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Kocostar Princess Eye Patch

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I like to use eye masks as a complement to my skin care routine. The Kocostar Princess Eye Patch is an absolute favorite of mine. These are incredibly affordable and luxurious hydro-gel masks I think. They feel firming and hydrating targeting the thin delicate skin in the under eye area. Nice skin care scent and luxurious gold packaging. I can’t say that Kocostar Princess Eye Patch removes wrinkles but the skin does feels firmer and more plumped in some way. 60 masks (30 pairs) cost around 20€!
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More awesome sheet masks

In the image below, 18 more of my favorite Korean sheet masks that I recommended in 2019. There are all kinds, from deeply nourishing and creamy sheet masks to refreshing and hydrating sheet masks. There’s truly something for every skin type and skin concern. And best of all, they all hold a very nice quality within an affordable price range costing from just 1-2.50€ / pc.

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I really love Korean sheet masks! With prices from 1-2€ / pc, these types of masks both serve as a quick fix when you want to freshen up the skin and instantly add new radiance and a healthy glow. But also as a more profound boost for long-lasting hydration as a complement to your regular skin care routine. I like to use sheet masks about 2 times a week, but you can use them as often as you like depending on your skin’s needs.

Have you tried any awesome sheet masks that have produced actual visible results on your skin? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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Maximum hydration using 2 Korean favorites!

I just need to share this amazing Korean duo, 2 lovely products that work very well together and forms the perfect hydrating base for any skin care routine!

I have naturally dry skin, and especially dry during the cold winter season. Therefore, I like to maximize my skin care routine by layering several products one after the other. This year I’ve found a Korean duo that works very well for just about any skin type. A toner and an essence that creates the perfect hydrating base in any skin care routine. These products work very well together, and even though both products have a relatively thin texture, much like light-flowing serum, they really do provide a deeply hydrating effect on the skin. And best of all, these products are ridiculously cheap and very gentle as they don’t irritate the skin at all, and therefor suitable for sensitive skin types as well. How about snail, gold and hyaluronic acid in a lovely mix! Apply these products directly after cleansing. First the toner followed by the essence. Then continue with your favorite serum and face cream as you normally would. I swear, you will feel the difference right away!

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Good absorption and maximum hydration. These products makes the perfect Korean skin care base in the winter season!

Step 1.
It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner

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You’ve probably already heard me talk about the entire It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture line in 2019, and these products are truly great. The toner is one of my absolute favorites from this line. An incredibly hydrating and nourishing toner perfect for the winter. This product is thicker than your average toner and the texture is similar to a light translucent serum. Wonderful floral scent towards lilacs that is just enough. Apply this toner using your hands by patting in the product into the skin immediately after cleansing. Good absorption and the skin is instantly hydrated and de-stressed. I love that It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner feels so very gentle on the skin and it soothes dry and irritated skin as well. This line is calming the skin and the key ingredient is hyaluronic acid. A great and gentle toner that is suitable for most skin types in my opinion. From normal, dry and mature skin, to combination and sensitive skin types. Highly recommended and this toner costs from about 11€ / 150ml with free shipping from Korea!
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Step 2.
Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence

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To be honest, I only bought the Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence because the bottle looks incredibly luxurious and it’s crazy cheap. But this wonderful essence has really grown on me! A new favorite from 2019 for sure. This product is lifting and targeting wrinkles. The essence includes snail secretion and gold. The bottle is incredibly luxurious with gold details and the product itself looks like golden honey with gold flakes inside the bottle. I love the texture that feels like a soothing moist light serum on the skin. The bottle is also huge at a full 150ml! This product has a faint skin care scent and very nice absorption. It can be applied in several layers if desired. The skin feels hydrated and sticky after application, but the stickiness goes away as soon as you apply the next product. The only negative is the dispenser as you have to shake the bottle properly to get the right amount of product. Having that said, this is an incredibly affordable good quality Korean essence. Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence costs about 10€ / 150ml with free shipping from Korea. So worth it you guys and highly recommended by me!
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This Korean combo is truly amazing as these products work great together as a hydrating base in any skin care routine. No irritation what so ever, and both products feel incredibly gentle to the skin. I find that these products together helps dry and dehydrated skin which is sometimes red and irritated. A nice relief that is hydrating, healing and calming the skin. Both products have a thin serum-like texture and good absorption. This duo works great for most skin types in my opinion. Whether you have dry, normal, combination, mature or sensitive skin. Morning or evening. Both products are highly recommended and also work great individually on their own. And best of all, they only cost from 10€ / pc with free shipping from Korea. Incredibly affordable for this quality in my opinion!

Did you find any new Korean skin care favorites in 2019? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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Happy new year 2020! This is my Korean skin care routine.

Hi everyone, how are you? I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I so look forward to more lovely Korean skincare and K-beauty news for 2020.

Hi everyone. How are you? Was Christmas and New Year’s good to you this year? Have you started working yet? For me, it’s been a lot lately, let me tell you. Not only did we travel home from 2 amazing months in Spain with tons of luggage, overweight and a child. We also barely landed in Sweden before celebrating our “little Christmas” with family 1, Åland/Finland Christmas and Santa with family 2, catching a cold just before the New Year’s party closely followed by my daughter’s birthday in early January. Just saying. This might explain why I haven’t had much time for blogging lately. But now I’m finally back you guys!

I would like to start off this year 2020 by presenting my current skin care routine. A wonderful mix of new products and “old” Korean favorites of mine. The drier my skin gets, the more I tend to apply products in layers, especially in the evening routine. My skin has always been naturally dry and nowadays it’s also mature at the age of 41.

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In the winter season especially, I like to use sleeping masks as often as possible to maximize the hydration and nourish my skin to keep that healthy looking glow. I must also add that Spain did wonders for my skin this year. Replacing the rain, the cold and the darkness in Sweden during October-December with fresh fruits, vegetables and sunlight just can’t be replaced. The skin and my whole body came alive filled with energy. It wasn’t easy coming home to Sweden at the end of December, let me tell you! I’m not even kidding when I tell you that the sun comes up at 9am and sets before 3pm. There’s a lot of darkness these months in the Nordic Countries. But now the days are finally starting to get longer and brighter again, thankfully.

My current Korean skin care routine

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Using all of these Korean products may feel like a crazy exaggeration, and you absolutely don’t really need this many products in your skin care routine. But after all, I am a K-beauty blogger and I constantly like to try out new products. I often switch between serums, sleeping masks and creams, depending on how I feel and the skin’s needs. In the morning I usually use a foam cleanser, a toner, an essence/serum and a face cream. And for the night I go all in with the double cleansing, toner, essence, serum, eye cream, face cream and a sleeping mask. These are my Korean products that I’ve used the most for the last couple of months.

Most Korean products that I recommend in this post are incredibly cheap and affordable costing like €8-20 / pc. Click on the links below to search for the best price.

Cleansing and facial masks

Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil ➥
Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser ➥
G9 Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel ➥
Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off ➥
Huxley Secret Of Sahara Keep Calm Healing Mask ➥

Toner, essence & mist

It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner ➥
Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx ➥
Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence ➥
Huxley Secret of Sahara Oil Essence ➥
Aritaum Baby Face Ampoule Mist Hyaluronic ➥

Serum & ampouls

It’s Skin Power 10 GF Serum ➥
It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum ➥
Blithe Pressed Serum Gold Apricot ➥
Blithe Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga ➥

Emulsion, eye cream & face cream

It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Emulsion ➥
Farmstay Grape Stem Cell Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream ➥
Huxley Secret of Sahara Anti-Gravity Cream ➥
Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream ➥

Sleeping masks & lip masks

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack ➥
Hanyul Yuja Sleeping Mask ➥
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ➥
Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask ➥

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All of these Korean products are great and absolutely 100% worth buying and trying. No product has disappointed me but each and every product keeps a good quality in my opinion. But if I’m going to pick some new amazing favorites to recommend, I’d like to mention the Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil, Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off, Farmstay Grape Stem Cell Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream and the Farmstay Gold Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence. Several other products I’ve also previously recommended and reviewed here in this blog. Other products will show up more in 2020. Please leave me a note if there’s any special Korean product you are extra curious about!

Already in the next post I’ll share a wonderful combo with 2 Korean favorites that provides the perfect hydrating skin care base this winter. Stay tuned!

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Best Korean face creams for dry skin types!

Dry or dull skin? Time to upgrade your face cream? Today, I’m sharing some very affordable good quality Korean face creams that are rich and deeply nourishing!

Sometimes, the skin may feel extra dry, dull, lifeless and even flaky, especially during the winter season. Then it’s time to scrub away those dead skin cells and upgrade your face cream to a more rich and deeply nourishing cream. Today I’m sharing four awesome Korean face creams that are great for dry skin types. Or for those with normal, mature or combination skin in need of something rich and properly moisturizing during the winter season. I’m talking rich, creamy, softening, thoroughly moisturizing and nourishing face creams and night creams that really goes deeply into the skin. And best of all, they are all incredibly affordable as well, costing 15-20€ / pc with free shipping from Korea. Here are my top best tips!

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4 x Korean deeply nourishing face creams

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Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream / Innisfree Jeju Orchid Intense Cream
The Innisfree Orchid line is an incredibly popular and bestselling skin care line in Korea. Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream is the creamiest and “heaviest” of them all. An anti-age cream targeting wrinkles, lines and improving the skin elasticity. Green mild scent. A properly rich face cream that doesn’t get too heavy. The cream is softening and moisturizing the skin, making the skin supple and resilient. Ideal for mature skin, dry skin types, normal and combination skin. A very cheap price for this quality I think! 17€ / 50ml.
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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream Deeply Nourishing Face Cream from Korea Dry Skin Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream
The collagen line is probably Etude House’s best-selling skin care line I would guess. The products are packed with hydrolyzed collagen which makes the skin supple, plump and bouncy. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream is a sturdy, rich and creamy facial cream especially made for dry skin types. Deeply moisturizing, softening and nourishing. Green plant type scent. In addition, the jar is large at a full 75ml for 15€ only ! Great value for your money in my opinion for this quality. Do not confuse this cream with the original, but make sure you get the “deep cream” if you have dry or really dry skin. (This product has recently changed the packaging and may be different from the image)
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Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream anti-age face cream dry skin mature skin Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream
This is an extremely special and unique Korean face cream and an experience to use. The texture is viscous and the product looks like a rich and creamy flowing caramel sauce inside the jar. The feeling on the skin is almost like a balm. I just love how soft and supple my skin gets when using this face cream. The product has a very special scent towards adult liqueur chocolates that may not suit everyone. But if you want to test a truly unique Korean face cream, then Thefacehop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is an exciting and good alternative. It contains 21 herbs and 3 different keratin ingredients, and it’s ideal for mature and dry skin types. If you are lucky you might find it for 18€!
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Pyunkang Yul Nutrition Cream
This is the face cream for those who likes a pure formula with no additives. A high quality face cream that doesn’t irritate the skin. Anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-oxidants. Anti-age preventing wrinkles and improving the skin elasticity. Gentle creamy formula that’s soothing the skin and no added perfume. Ideal for normal to dry skin types, combination skin, sensitive skin, redness and troubled skin. The jar is huge at a full 100ml and costs from 20€ with free shipping from Korea! A very good deal in my opinion!
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All these Korean face creams hold an incredibly good quality at a cheap price range in my opinion. Absolutely perfect for dry and dull skin!

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FULL REVIEW: Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil

After 2+ months of use

Product: Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil
Type of product: Cleansing oil
Price: 10€ / 150ml
Texture: Like a light oil
Color: Transparent
Scent: SPA scent towards medical herbs, mint & eucalyptus
Skin type: All, but ideal for sensitive skin, troubled skin out of balance and acne prone skin.
How to use: Apply on dry skin and massage until all impurities and makeup has fully dissolved. Add some water to make the product turn white and emulsify. Rinse your face.
Formula: Mild and gentle formula that doesn’t irritate the skin. The product has a balanced PH level 5. The oil contains macadamia oil, grape seed oil and amino acids to hydrate and moisturize the skin.
Good: A sturdy and effective cleansing oil that is also gentle to the skin. Doesn’t cause redness, and can be applied on the eyes without irritation. The product feels high quality but at the same time it’s cheap and affordable. The oil does not disturb the natural balance of the skin.
Bad: The scent may be perceived as too strong?
Results on the skin: The skin becomes clean and fresh without leaving an oily residue.
Buy again: YES absolutely!

FULL REVIEW Rating 4.9 / 5

Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is one of the best Korean cleansing oils I’ve used so far! Here’s my review.

Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is a nice Korean cleansing oil that is very gentle to the skin. With a level of PH 5 it’s protecting the skin’s natural barrier. Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil effectively cleanses the skin without irritating or causing redness. The oil contains macadamia oil, grape seed oil and amino acids to help moisturizing and hydrating the skin. A gentle cleansing oil that doesn’t disturb the skin’s natural balance. The product is effectively dissolving makeup, oily BB creams, SPF and mascara without problems. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and troubled skin.

Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil comes in a nice green plastic bottle of 150ml with a pump. Nice looking, handy, hygienic and nothing strange there. The product is transparent and looks like a classic rather thin cleansing oil. On the skin however, the oil feels thick and sturdy. I would not describe this product as a light and thin oil in that sense. Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil has this expensive high-end SPA type scent in my opinion. The scent goes towards medical herbs, mint and eucalyptus I would say. You might think that this oil is going to be too strong at first use, especially if you have sensitive skin. But quite frankly, to me this was love at first sight and now I’m gonna tell you why!

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Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is a fairly thick and rich cleansing oil that effectively dissolves dirt, impurities and multiple layers of makeup without any problems. The product does not irritate the skin or the eyes and it feels gentle on the skin with a PH level 5. Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is easy to rinse off and leaves no residue on the skin. The skin feels clean without being oily nor dehydrated. Really nice indeed!

Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is a refreshing, high quality Korean cleansing oil in my opinion.

I fell in love with Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil from the first moment. It’s something about this oil that makes it feel premium and expensive in some way. If the packaging had been more luxurious, then Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil could easily have been sold for 50€ in my opinion. The product itself feels high-end, gentle and effective with its refreshing herbal, medical SPA scent.

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Review Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil from Korea acne sensitive troubled skin Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

I would recommend Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil to anyone who wants a solid and effective cleansing oil that is also very gentle. The product removes makeup such as waxy BB creams, mascara, spf and other impurities without any problems. Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil easily dissolves multiple layers of makeup without irritating the skin or disturbing the skin’s natural barrier. Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is ideal for sensitive skin types, acne prone skin and troubled skin out of balance. The product is also suitable for normal, dry and combination skin in my opinion.

Plus because Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil feels like a high-quality product that’s also incredibly cheap and affordable from about 10€ with free shipping from Korea. That’s a pure steal for this quality in my opinion. Plus for the handy pump bottle. Plus because the product is effective without irritating the skin. Plus for a PH level of 5 helping the skin’s natural balance. Plus for the herbal minty medical SPA scent. Personally, I love Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil and it’s one of the best cleansing oils I’ve tested so far! On the downside, maybe the herbal minty scent isn’t for everyone. Overall, this is a good quality Korean cleansing oil that is highly recommended by me. Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil is simply lovely, and it gets nothing but high ratings from me!

Missha Near Skin pH Balancing Cleansing Oil has a skin friendly PH level 5 that’s protecting the skin’s natural barrier.

Ingredients
Water(Aqua), PEG-8 Glyceryl Isostearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, PEG-32, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance(Parfum), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Onsen-Sui, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract, Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Yucca Vera Extract, Silk Amino Acids

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13 Korean skin care products targeting enlarged pores

Let’s take a closer look at Korean skin care targeting enlarged pores, blackheads and sebum! We all want smooth skin, right!

As you probably already know, Koreans are constantly aiming for smooth porcelain-like skin with no visible pores. It’s really their obsession with perfect skin that’s made the Korean beauty industry hold such high quality and it’s also trend-setting in Europe and around the world. And today I thought I’d tell you more about a bunch of lovely Korean skin care products targeting enlarged pores. I’ll also share some personal tips for pore treatment. We’re talking deep cleansing, skin care for every day use, quick fixes and pore minimizing products. If you suffer from enlarged pores, or if your skin is aging, meaning that the pores often become larger losing their elasticity. Then these products are for you! And best of all, the prices are withing the cheap range of 0.5-15€ / pc. In other words, affordable skin care at it’s best.

I want to start by saying that you can’t remove pores, I’m sorry. They have their purpose in the skin and we all have different starting points for how our pores look and how they’re balancing the sebum production. With age, the skin and also the pores lose their elasticity and thus often become larger and more prominent. Young skin on the other hand, especially in the teens and early 20s can often suffer from enlarged pores, clogged pores and blackheads due to hormonal changes in the body. Well, we can’t remove the pores, but we can keep the skin and the pores clean and elastic in balance, giving the skin the best conditions possible. The results are hopefully less prominent pores and a pore-minimizing effect. Here are tips on good quality Korean skin care targeting enlarged pores, blackheads and sebum.

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13 Korean products targeting enlarged pores

First impression review Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam Foaming Scrub cleanser from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
A gentle and fresh daily cleaning that foams well. The product is especially designed for enlarged pores and sebum. Suitable for most skin types. The price is from 7.50€!
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FIRST IMPRESSION: Review Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 10 in 1 Korean Skin care K-beauty Europe

Etude House Pore Freshner
A concentrated 10 in 1 solution targeting pores. An incredibly effective and deeply cleansing toner that really removes impurities, black heads and clogged pores. Can be used on affected areas only. It costs about 10€.
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Secret Key Witch-Hazel Pore Clear Toner targeting pores blackheads Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Secret Key Witch-Hazel Pore Clear Toner
With witch hazel and botanical extracts, this toner soothes and calms the skin while having a pore-minimizing effect and sebum control. Costs about 10€.
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Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule Snail Serum from Korea Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
An incredibly gentle and light serum with 80% snail secretion filtrate that restores, heals and balances the skin. Good absorption and doesn’t clog the pores. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Costs about 15€.
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Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum pores blackheads hyaluronic acid Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Elizavecca Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum
A light, smooth and moist hyaluronic serum that both hydrates the skin and targeting enlarged pores. Incredibly affordable and contains as much as 97% hyaluronic acid. No scent. About 8€.
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COSRX Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
A light and refreshing moisturizer packed with a full 70% birch sap. This lotion is soothing and calming redness, acne and sensitive skin. Oil-free formula that doesn’t clog pores. Minty scent. Costs from 13€.
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Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream
An incredibly gentle face cream that repairs, restores, balances and heals the skin. Good absorption and contains a full 90% snail secretion filtrate. Ideal for enlarged pores and blackheads. Also for sensitive skin types. No scent and it costs from 15€.
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First impression review Skinfood Egg White Pore Hot Steam Pack Clay mask Scrub from Korea Korean Skin Care K-Beauty Blog Europe

Skinfood Egg White Pore Hot Steam Pack
A facial scrub with a warming effect and incredibly finely milled grains that really cleanses the skin in depth. Specially designed for targeting pores, blackheads and sebum control. Leaves skin clean and silky smooth. Can be a bit difficult to get hold of. It’s about 10€.
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Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask facial scrub mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask
A sugar-based scrub with strawberry seeds in it that provides a good tear and deep exfoliation. Deeply cleanses the skin and has the most wonderful scent of strawberries. Costs about 9€.
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Skinfood Egg White Pore Mask
An incredibly soft and smooth facial mask that glides on the skin with ease. Targeting enlarged pores and above all, clogged pores and excess oils. A gentle tear-free mask that deeply cleanses the skin. Nice scent and costs about 9€.
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Innisfree Color Clay Mask Purifying
A classic clay mask in a handy tube that cleanses the pores and balances the sebum. Contains purifying jeju volcanic clay. This face mask goes from a clay mask to a foaming cleanser when adding water. Costs around 7€ but is often available even cheaper.
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Tonymoly Egg Pore Nose Pack
A quick fix to remove blackheads and impurities from the nose. The product sticks to the skin and pulls out the blackheads in a minute. One of the cheapest and most effective pore strips I’ve tested so far. 7st strips cost from about 4€.
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Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask Hyaluronic Acid best sheet mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beatuy Blog Europe

Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask Hyaluronic Acid
An incredibly cooling and refreshing sheet mask suitable for all skin types. Packed with hyaluronic acid and it’s deeply hydrating the skin without the mask feeling heavy or greasy. Use 1-2 times a week for that extra moisture. From 1€ / pc when you buy multi-packs.
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Go for proper cleansing and moisture, moisture moisture! Those are my best tips for a well balanced and healthy looking skin.

Skin that’s out of balance?
Dry at the surface, acne or too much sebum?

If you suffer from skin that is out of balance, such as skin that is both dry but shiny. If you are dry at the surface without really having dry skin. Or if you feel that your skin produces way too much sebum. Then I would like to advice you to invest in some good daily cleansing products, both a cleansing oil + foaming cleaner, some deeply cleansing facial masks and scrubs, but above all: MOISTURE MOISTURE MOISTURE! For example, if you have acne prone skin with clogged pores that often feel oily and shiny, your skin may actually be trying to make up for the lack of moisture. In this case, instead of hydrating the skin, it’s very common to use dehydrating products only making the problem worse. Dried stripped skin try to produce more sebum, which leads to even more clogged pores and pimples. See where I’m going with this? To keep the pores and skin in balance, invest in a good cleansing routine and add a lot of moisture regardless of skin type.

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Do you know any other Korean products that have actually reduced enlarged pores? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion

Both me and my sister have tested the Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with birch sap. A light and fresh moisturizer that’s hydrating the skin! Here’s my review.

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is a Korean oil free facial lotion that comes in a giant bottle of a full 100ml. This refreshing and hydrating lotion contains 70% birch sap that’s soothing the skin and providing a nice relief for redness and irritation. This product is perfect to use after exfoliation, in dry and cold winter climates, if you use dehydrating acne medicine, if you have acne prone skin, troubled skin that’s out of balance, if you suffer from redness or rosacea or if you have generally sensitive skin. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is calming, soothing and hydrating the skin and has a of PH 5.5!

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion comes in a huge 100ml plastic bottle with a pump, nice & hygienic. This Korean moisturizer is very affordable indeed considering the amount of product that you get. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion feels like a modern and fresh product with its blue label and lovely milky appearance. I like the minimalist design and the handy pump bottle. Nice and simple, nothing strange there!

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Review Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion light face cream acne troubled skin redness sensitive skin Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion looks like a glossy white gel cream. It’s not quite like the classic airy moist light lotion one might expect, but a rather firm texture actually. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion surprisingly has this minty and herbal scent towards eucalyptus. The scent is very refreshing and awakening, but not too strong in my opinion. The skin immediately feels alive and refreshed after application. The product also feels very “pure” and clean in some sense. If you are sensitive to scents in skin care though, then this lotion may not be for you. I personally like to use Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion to wake my skin in the morning. The perfect refreshing moisturizer and a great light base under makeup.

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is a light moisturizer that awakes the skin in the morning with its minty refreshing scent.

Review Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion light face cream acne troubled skin redness sensitive skin Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion has good absorption and feels light, airy and fresh after application. The gel cream melts into the skin and the skin is immediately soft, supple, hydrated and moisturized but without being greasy. The formula contains no oils. Although the texture of Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is similar to a gel cream and feels fresh and light on the skin, the product is still effective in hydration. The skin becomes slightly moisturized after application, and even my dry skin actually feels soft and supple. I usually use 1-2 pumps. Sticky feeling immediately after application, but noting that’s bothering me. Good absorption, and the product doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on the skin at all. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is a light moisturizer that wakes the skin with its refreshing minty herbal scent.

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion contains a full 70% birch sap. This means that this product is naturally calming and soothing the skin without irritating or causing redness. Also, this lotion doesn’t clog the pores. I would therefore recommend Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion as an ideal moisturizer for acne prone skin, rebellious troubled skin, red irritated skin and sensitive skin types. This product also works great for normal, oily and combination skin as an only moisturizer. Maybe even as a light daytime moisturizer for dry skin types.

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My sister with sensitive acne prone combination skin loves Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion. She would gladly re-purchase this lotion and she recommends it to her friends. She loves that Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion has a super light weight formula, that it’s absorbed quickly by the skin but it stills hydrates the skin nicely. She thinks the scent is super refreshing as well. She likes to use the Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion in combination with COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser in the morning routine to wake the skin getting ready for a new day! My sister rates Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion at a full 5/5, and she’s pretty tough in her ratings which says a lot about this amazing product!

I also really like the Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion. Plus for a light and fresh gel cream texture. Plus, because the lotion really makes a difference to the skin providing hydration. Plus for a pure formula with a full 70% birch sap. Plus for good absorption and that the skin becomes soft, supple and slightly moisturized after application but without the skin ever feeling greasy or oily. Plus because Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion doesn’t irritate the skin and it’s suitable for sensitive skin types as well. Plus for an incredibly affordable bottle of a full 100ml! Plus for the refreshing awakening feeling on the skin. Actually, I have nothing bad to say about Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion! Maybe the scent towards mint and eucalyptus isn’t for everyone though. Overall, this is a very nice and affordable moisturizer that’s suitable for most skin types. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion is highly recommended by me. Especially for acne prone skin, redness and sensitive skin types. Simply another great Korean product!

Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion soothes the skin calming redness, acne and troubled skin. And the product does not clog pores either!

Product: Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
Price: 13€ / 100ml
Formula: 70% birch sap that calms, soothes and hydrates the skin. Cosrx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion prevents redness and irritation. The product is oil free and doesn’t clog the pores.
Skin type: Normal, combination and oily skin. Acne, irritated skin, redness and troubled skin, sensitive skin types.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.9 / 5

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K-beauty haul from PRIMOR in Spain!

I’ve said it before. If you’re going to Spain this winter, do not forget to visit Primor!

If you follow me on Instagram here, you may have already seen a little sneak peek from my recent K-beauty shopping in Spain? Primor is one of my absolute favorite stores in Spain. They’re not only selling brands like Milani, Makeup Revolution, Essence and Catrice, but they also have a good selection of K-beauty. The Korean section varies from store to store, but in the larger cities, I think the range of K-beauty is absolutely great. Especially when there’s a SALE! Today I’ll share my latest K-beauty finds from Primor in Malaga / Fuengirola.

Primor has the best and cheapest price range of K-beauty products in Spain in my opinion. Really nice prices and you will find brands like It’s Skin, Tonymoly, Holika Holika and Skin79 to name a few. Also, there’s El Corte Inglés. A more luxurious department store also selling K-beauty but it’s usually more expensive in my experience. I like Primor’s Korean section the best and the prices are absolutely the cheapest, especially when there’s a SALE. I’ve purchased Korean sheet masks for like 1-1.99€/pc many times at Primor.

K-beauty SALE on Primor!

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K-beauty SALE at Primor Spain cheap Korean skin care affordable K-beauty Blog Europe
Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap Too Cool For School Silky Foam Cleanser Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe
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K-beauty shopping list!

♥️ Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Sherbet Cleanser
♥️ Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Moisture Gel Cream
♥️ Tonymoly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Mask
♥️ Tonymoly Magic Food Banana Lip Balm
♥️ Tonymoly Kiss Kiss Lip Balm
♥️ Tonymoly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Mask Sheet
♥️ Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask
♥️ Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap
♥️ Too Cool For School Silky Foam Cleanser

All of these products are top sellers in Korea. Especially the Tonymoly panda line and the banana line are super popular!

Ops! I bought a lot of K-beauty even though I don’t really need anything. But the sheet masks were like 1-1.99€/pc. The Too Cool For School full size products were 8.99€ / pc and the Tonymoly products were 2.99-4.99/pc! If I see a good K-beauty deal then I just have to buy some, do you agree? OPS, I also bought 8 x Tonymoly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Sheet Masks. But seriously, they only cost me 1€ / pc! And the price in stores is usually around 6-7€/pc! This is an absolutely amazing hydro-gel mask in premium quality. Packed with snail secretion and comes in this luxurious golden packaging. It’s actually one of the best sheet masks I’ve tried so far because I saw visible results on my skin. I highly recommend this sheet mask for targeting wrinkles and lines! Read more about Tonymoly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Mask here.

Do you have any favorite stores that often have decent K-beauty SALES? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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The Etude House Moistfull Collagen line

Today I’ll tell you all about 3 incredibly popular and affordable products from the well-known Korean brand Etude House, and the Moistfull Collagen line.

One of Etude House’s most popular and best-selling skin care lines is definitely the Etude House Moistfull Collagen line with the key ingredient hydrolyzed collagen. The Etude House Moistfull Collagen line promises long lasting hydration and healthy plump skin with a bouncy feel like “jelly”. What I really like about the Etude House Moistfull Collagen line is that the skin really do become soft, supple and resilient after application. And the fact that all these products are incredibly affordable from 10€ / pc is a very nice bonus.

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All of these creams come in large jars with a full 75-100ml of product. And they only cost from 10€ / pc with free shipping from Korea. The Etude House Moistfull Collagen line is an excellent line for those who are curious about Korean skin care but don’t really know where to start. This line works for both young and old in my opinion. We’re talking good quality hydrating skin care that actually works at an incredibly cheap price range! Let me tell you more about the Etude House best-selling face cream, a deep care cream for dry skin types, and their sleeping mask. I present 3 x recommended favorites from Etude House.

NOTE! The Etude House Moistfull Collagen line is changing the packaging in 2019 and may therefore be different from the images below.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream

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The most well known product from this line is definitely the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream. A true bestseller that is supposed to be a dupe for the Clinique Moisture Surge. I have actually tested both products side by side, see my full test here. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream is a decent face cream that is just right in every way, not too rich and not too light. It’s a glossy, moist and fresh gel cream that is hydrating and softening the skin. Good absorption and the cream doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the skin. Nice green scent. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream is suitable for most skin types really. For normal and combination skin both as a day and night cream. And even for dry skin types mainly as lighter day cream. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream is one of Etude House’s absolute best-selling products ever, and I really understand why. This is a truly affordable and budget friendly face cream. Highly recommended for normal and combination skin types!
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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream

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If you have normal to dry skin or very dry skin in need of deep care, then take a closer look at Etude House Moistfull Collagen “Deep” Cream. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream is a great face cream that really softensa and properly moisturizes the skin in depth. The face cream is thick, creamy and rich. The same nice green scent as the other products from this line. The skin feels properly moisturized and deeply nourished after application. Depending on your skin type, you might get a bit shiny after application. So I wouldn’t recommend this face cream as a base under makeup. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream is excellent as a rich night cream, but also as a day cream if you have dry or very dry skin. The cream also works great in dry and cold winter climates to relieve the effects of dryness, irritation and sheer cold weather. My friend’s mom with dry mature skin absolutely loves this face cream and has probably bought 5-6 jars by now. Highly recommended for dry skin types!
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Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack

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The Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack is a so-called sleeping mask that is applied last in the skin care routine at night. Let the product work overnight and wash your face as usual in the morning. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack is a glossy and moist sleeping mask that comes in a huge jar of a full 100ml! Almost a somewhat gel like feeling on the skin when applied. The product is not heavy but more lightweight and fresh, and it really makes a difference to the skin. Refreshing green scent, and if you have a very sensitive nose you might feel a slight hint of alcohol. Nothing that’s bothering me though as I feel this mask very refreshing indeed. It’s adding that extra something when your skin needs a lot of care. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack can be added to any skin care routine really as it’s suitable for most skin types. From normal to dry and combination skin. I like that my skin feels soft, supple and resilient after application. An incredibly cheap and affordable sleeping mask in my opinion. Highly recommended for all skin types!
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Above: Etude House x 3. In addition to Etude House Moistfull Collagen face creams and sleeping mask, I have also tested the essence and the sheet mask. And I think that this line is incredibly nice, fresh and very affordable. Good quality skin care at a cheap price range! A trademark for Korean skin care indeed.

Have you tried anything from the Etude House Moistfull Collagen line? What did you think? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is the most popular anti-age serum from Korea for sure. Here’s my review.

The Missha Time Revolution line is one of the most popular lines from Korean brand Missha. This serum is a huge bestseller and it was initially launched as a dupe for the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. This serum or ampoule contains, just like the Estee Lauder serum, key ingredient fermented yeast / bifida. This is an anti-age serum targeting signs of aging, wrinkles, lines and pigmentation. And it makes the skin supple, resilient and bright with improved elasticity.

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I have previously tested both the Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule with the silver cap, and Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule with the gold cap. Now the 3rd generation is here with the new improved Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule in a modern design. More concentrated than ever. Although all of these serums are very similar to each other, Missha is constantly developing and improving the formula to become even more effective and reach deeper into the skin.

The new improved formula in Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule contains a full 50% bifida ferment lysate!

The new Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule has a much more concentrated formula then the previous serums. It contains a full 50% fermented bifida compared to 5% in the previous serum. Missha also uses a unique “Hot & Cold Double Fermentation Process”. This makes the serum absorb more easily and further into the layers of skin to maximize the effect as much as possible. This serum is highly concentrated as it also contains 10 probiotic ingredients which helps to hydrate the skin and strengthen the skin barrier. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is a powerful anti-age serum targeting signs of ageing, wrinkles, lines and pigmentation. The serum is also brightening and improving the skin elasticity. Use this product in the evening routine.

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I was so curious to testing the new Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule, and the product really do live up to the hype. The bottle is a bit different from previous serums, mainly the colors. The shape of the bottle and the pipette are still the same shape as before. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule comes in a glass bottle that feels luxurious with a nice purple golden gradient to it. The bottle feels sturdy and heavy holding it. The pipette is made of glass and the lid is in dark purple metal. Very posh indeed. The product feels luxurious sitting on the bathroom shelf I must say.

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule looks like a rather thick almost gel-like serum at first glance. The product is slightly firmer than previous serums. The texture is similar to a translucent light gel with a golden hue. The serum melts on the skin and the product is easily absorbed without feeling heavy or greasy. Maybe a very, very faint scent towards citrus, I’m not sure. This is pretty much a scentless product I would say. But the “scent” still feels more fresh than previous serums that smelled more towards rubber. Sticky feeling immediately after application but that goes away as soon as you apply the next product. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule definitely doesn’t feel thick or heavy on the skin. This is a medium light serum with nice absorption.

Review Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule Anti-age Serum Wrinkles Pigmentation Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe
Review Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule Anti-age Serum Wrinkles Pigmentation Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

I would recommend Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule for all skin types that want to prevent wrinkles, lines and pigmentation. Both for mature skin 40+ and for young skin 25+ who want to slow down the aging process. Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule has good absorption and therefore it’s suitable for normal skin, combination skin and oily skin types as well as dry and mature skin. The serum can be used with other serums applied in layers. Use this serum at night. I would personally not mix this serum with acids like vitamin C. I experience this serum as more gentle than previous versions. But still, take it easy if you have sensitive skin. I don’t feel that Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule neither irritates the skin nor causes redness. However, I would not recommend this serum if you have sore or inflamed skin as the ingredients are powerful and highly concentrated.

Plus for the powerful formula of the new improved Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule. Plus for a full 50% fermented bifida. Plus, because this serum feels more modern and fresh than previous versions. Plus for the luxurious packaging that feels premium. Plus for good absorption and that the serum is suitable for most skin types. I actually have nothing bad to say about Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule! I think this is a great anti-age serum at a really cheap and budget friendly price range. Highly recommended as you do get great value for your money!

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule is a great and affordable night serum that’s targeting wrinkles and pigmentation!

Product: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule
Price: 18€ / 50ml
Formula: 50% fermented bifida and 10 probiotic ingredients. A powerful anti-age serum targeting wrinkles, lines and pigmentation. Provides improved elasticity and a brightening effect.
Skin type: All, but mainly mature skin.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 5/5

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Best Korean Eyebrow Pens x 3!

Let’s talk about eyebrows and Korean eyebrow pens for a minute. I’ve tested a few different ones that I’m going to tell you more about today …

Eyebrows have been in focus for a long time now and the trend is still ongoing. That’s why I want to share a couple of really nice and affordable Korean eyebrow pens with you guys today. I prefer eyebrow pencils myself rather than shadows or pomades as you get good precision and natural brows without messing around when using a pen. If I wish to emphasize the shape of my brows further, I also add a colored or transparent brow gel. Here are my best tips on 3 awesome eyebrow pens from Korea that I’ve tested in 2019. From budget to luxury, I’ve got you covered!

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil Eyebrow Pen from Korea Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

A true favorite of mine. And I’m already on my second Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil. This is a twist-up pen with a spoolie brush in one end. The pen itself is of a triangular shape and therefore it’s always kept sharp in at least one side. I use the color #02 Gray Brown and it’s really the perfect gray-brown shade for light blonde, medium blonde and dark blonde brows. The pen is pretty dry and quite hard but at the same time it’s somewhat waxy. It applies well on both the skin and the hairs without smudging. Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil is easy and quick to use once you get the hang of the triangular shape. The eyebrow color lasts throughout the whole day. And the fact that I bought this pen for like 2€ is absolutely incredible for this quality I think. Sure, the packaging absolutely feels plastic and it’s not a high-end product at all. But the pencil itself really works. I love this product very much because of the formula and the shade #02 gray brown. This pencil comes in 7 different shades.
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Missha Perfect Eye Brow Styler

Missha Perfect Eye Brow Styler eyebrow pen from Korea Korean makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

Missha Perfect Eye Brow Styler is another Korean eyebrow pen that is triangular, and very cheap as well. The pen is a twist-up and there’s an eyebrow spoolie brush in one end. Nice design, and nothing strange. The eyebrow pen never needs to be sharpened as it’s always kept sharp because of the triangle shape. You can draw both thin and slightly thicker lines with this pen. Good precision. I think I bought this one for like 3.50€ with free shipping from Korea. So it’s obviously a very affordable eyebrow pencil. I find Missha Perfect Eye Brow Styler to be somewhat more dry and hard than the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil. If you want an eyebrow pen to create a soft and natural result that can slowly be built up, then Missha Perfect Eye Brow Styler is perfect. No smudging and nice precision, in addition it’s very cheap. Missha Perfect Eye Brow Styler comes in 6 different shades.
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Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer

Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer eyebrow pen from Korea Korean makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

If you are looking for the luxury edition of Korean eyebrow pens then don’t miss the Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer. We’re talking the same quality as Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz but in a cheaper price range. The Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer comes in a luxurious black packaging with gold details. The pen has a fine eyebrow spoolie brush in one end, and an ultra slim tip for perfect control and precision. The pen is easily twisted up and never needs to be sharpened. Easy to apply formula that glides on the brows and the skin with no effort. Nicely pigmented and can easily be built up to the desired result. Obviously the most expensive eyebrow pen out of my tips, but also the most luxurious one with the very best precision. My sister loves this one and she thinks that the formula is easy to work with and the thin tip helps with perfect control. If you are looking for a luxurious eyebrow pen with an ultra slim tip, then Pony Effect Sharping Brow Definer is absolutely perfect. Comes in 5 different shades and costs from 15€.
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Shaping and defining the eyebrows makes a big difference to both the eyes and the shape of the face, do you agree?

Best Korean Eyebrow Pens from Korea Etude House Missha Pony Effect Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

In the image above I’ve used Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil in the shade #02 Gray brown.

Have you tried any crazy good eyebrow pens from Korea lately? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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