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 deeply cleansing facial mask clay mask pores sebum K-beauty Blog Europe

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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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.

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

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.

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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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FULL REVIEW: Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream

After 2+ months of use

Product: Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream
Type of product: Eye cream
Price: 11€ / 30ml
Texture: Rich, creamy and smooth formula
Color: warm white / beige
Scent: Mild skin care scent towards soap
Skin type: Mainly normal and dry skin types. Also combination skin and mature skin.
How to use: Apply a small amount of product under the eyes, and around the eye area morning and night. Use the product after cleansing and serum, but before your face cream.
Formula: Contains Pinus Thunbergii / black pine, Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract and Kyungokdan Extract (including ginseng and honey) which makes the skin nourished, moisturized, even and soft, calming and relieving irritation. The skin is revitalized and firmer with improved elasticity and a healthy glow. The eye cream gives new power to tired and dull skin that’s lost its energy.
Good: An incredibly luxurious and nice looking premium packaging. Good quality product. The eye cream is creamy, rich and deeply nourishing but at the same time it has good absorption. Not too thick in my opinion. The scent is mild and subtle.
Bad: Nothing really. Maybe the scent goes a little towards soap. The cream might be perceived as too rich and intense?
Results on the skin: The skin is deeply moisturized and nourished. The skin feels soft, supple and resilient.
Buy again: YES absolutely!

FULL REVIEW Rating 4.9 / 5

I’ve used a whole jar of Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream. A rich, creamy and nourishing eye cream from Korea. Here’s my review.

The Missha Misa Yei Hyun line is an oriental herbal based skin care line that is deeply nourishing. The eye cream contains the key ingredient Pinus Thunbergii extract, a unique and strong pine tree also called Black Pine. Black pine survives in the most harsh environments by the sea with strong sun and strong winds, giving the tree incredible power and very strong roots. Pinus Thunbergii / Black Pine has long been used in ancient oriental medicine. The skin becomes healthy and moisturized and the eye cream gives new power to tired and dull skin that has lost its energy. Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream also contains Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract and Kyungokdan Extract (including ginseng and honey) which makes the skin nourished, moisturized, even and soft relieving irritation. The skin is revitalized and firm with improved elasticity and a healthy glow.

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Review Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream from Korea anti age wrinkles mature dry skin Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

I mean, the packaging of Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is absolutely divine. This Korean eye cream really looks like an expensive luxury cream that costs at least 100€, but it certainly doesn’t. Try 10€ instead! The jar is made of glass with a pink and white gradient, and incredibly nice details. The lid has a detailed relief ornaments and the prints on the jar is in silver, I love it. The jar itself has this soft rounded “flower” shape to it. The packaging is absolutely amazing and Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream certainly feels like an expensive luxurious premium product sitting on the bathroom shelf.

Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is an incredibly cheap and affordable Korean eye cream of really good quality.

Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is a deeply nourishing and rich eye cream. The product has a mild scent of skin care that goes towards soap. A pleasant scent that doesn’t get too heavy at all. Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream looks like a thick, smooth and creamy white / beige cream inside the jar. A small amount of product is just enough and a little goes a long way. The feeling on the skin is deeply nourishing, softening and moisturizing. Although the eye cream is creamy and rich, it’s still easy to apply and has good absorption in my opinion. The product doesn’t feel too thick or heavy on the skin, but a perfectly nice texture that really makes a difference in depth. The skin immediately feels de-stressed, nourished and properly moisturized, but without being greasy. Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is more of an intense eye cream, but it’s definitely not too thick. I feel that the skin in the eye area is incredibly nourished, soft and supple using Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream. I simply love it!

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The packaging of Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is absolutely amazing with incredible details. This really feels like an expensive luxurious premium product!

I would mainly recommend Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream for normal and dry skin types as the cream is quite rich. Also good for combination skin, mature skin and for those who want a deeply nourishing eye cream. This is not a product for those who like thin, light and airy eye creams.

Review Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream from Korea anti age wrinkles mature dry skin Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Plus for the absolutely wonderful packaging. Plus, because Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is properly nourishing and moisturizing, yet easy to apply. It has good absorption without feeling too heavy. I love the creamy, soft and smooth formula which is absolutely perfect in my opinion. A big plus for the price from an incredible 11€ / 30ml. That’s a pure steal for this amount of product and for the quality I think. In fact, I have nothing bad to say about Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream! At first I thought the scent was too “soapy” but it doesn’t bother me anymore. This is a really good and deeply nourishing eye cream in luxury packaging in my opinion. Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is highly recommended to anyone who wants a good quality and yet inexpensive eye cream that provides nourishment, hydration, firmer skin and improved elasticity.

Missha Misa Yei Hyun Eye Cream is a rich and creamy deeply nourishing eye cream with good absorption. This product is highly recommended by me!

Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Squalane, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycol Stearate SE, Pinus Thunbergii Branch/Leaf Extract, Ethyl Hexanediol, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Beta-Sitosterol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Choleth-24, Ceteth-24, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Adenophora Stricta Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Fritillaria Verticillata Bulb Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract, Lecithin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Adenosine, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance.

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Best Korean sheet mask favourites autumn 2019

Today I’m sharing the best Korean sheet masks I’ve tested in the months of September and October. These masks are highly recommended by me!

Here they are, my top selection and favorite sheet masks of this fall which I highly recommend! You may already have seen some of them on my instagram and in my mini reviews / insta-stories? The theme goes in blue / green colors and there’s really something for every skin type. Some of these sheet masks are all about hard core deep care while others are incredibly cooling and refreshing. Some are anti-inflammatory and soothing while others are nourishing and softening the skin. The prices range goes from 2€ / pc when you buy multi-pack from Korea. But several of these sheet masks are also available in European stores.

FG Jelly Me Mask Pack

Best sheet masks from Korea recommended favourite FG Jelly Me Mask Pack sheet mask Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

This is the first sheet mask I’ve ever tried from Korean brand FG Beauty. I had no expectations for this sheet mask what so ever, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a so-called “Jelly Pack” sheet mask with lovely transparent “slimy” slippery and somewhat thicker gel like essence. The sheet mask is packed with deeply hydrating cactus extract. The material is quite thin, soft and cotton-like. The scent is absolutely delightful and goes towards floral, sweet, refreshing orange flavored candy and maybe white jelly bears? OK fit and good adherence. Wonderful cooling feeling on the skin. Afterwards, the skin is extremely sticky and almost greasy, so this sheet mask may not be for everyone. The FG Jelly Me Mask Pack is primarily a sheet mask for dry skin types as the skin is properly moisturized and deeply nourished. The skin looks saturated, healthy, smooth and nice with a healthy glow. And the amazing scent is absolutely divine. The FG Jelly Me Mask Pack can be difficult to get hold of, but if you see this mask, buy it! Highly recommended for dry and very dry skin types.
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Leaders Step Solution Aloe Soothing Mask

Best sheet mask from Korea recommended favorite Leaders Step Solution Aloe Soothing Mask sheet mask Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

To be honest, I’ve never ever been disappointed with sheet masks from the Leaders brand. They always seem to hold a very nice quality. And the Leaders Step Solution Aloe Soothing Mask is no exception. A soothing Aloe Vera sheet mask that’s calming redness and irritation, deeply hydrating the skin and it’s suitable even for sensitive skin types. The material of the sheet mask is thin and soft and looks like a white mesh type fabric. The sheet mask is packed with a lot of wonderful refreshing translucent serum like essence. Very generous amount of essence indeed! And the scent is lovely, mild and fresh towards nature and “pure” healthy skin care. The sheet mask has a good fit and very nice adherence. An incredibly comfortable sheet mask and a truly cooling and refreshing feeling on the skin throughout the whole treatment period. This sheet mask holds moisture incredibly well despite being thin. I could even squeeze out leftover essence after the treatment to the point the mask was actually dripping! After treatment, the essence feels almost like an aloe vera gel on the skin. The skin is very sticky, properly moisturized and deeply nourished. The skin looks fresh and nice with a healthy glow, but without being excessively shiny. I would mainly recommend the Leaders Step Solution Aloe Soothing Mask for normal, dry, combination and sensitive skin types and especially for the night. A great, high quality sheet mask that really has a profound effect on the skin. I love this one!
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Missha Real Solution Tencel Sheet Mask AHA / BHA

Best sheet mask from Korea recommended favorite Missha Real Solution Tencel Sheet Mask AHA / BHA Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

Missha Real Solution Tencel Sheet Mask AHA / BHA is a “pore control” mask targeting enlarged pores. This sheet mask contains AHA / BHA acids that gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and smoothing out the skin surface. The sheet mask also contains eucalyptus, seaweed and lotus root. The material is thin and quite soft, almost like a mixture of a fabric and a paper tea bag. The sheet mask has the most wonderful scent of sweet fruity skin care. The mask is soaked in lovely translucent whitish essence that’s dripping, super fresh indeed! OK fit, nice adherence. The feeling on the skin is incredibly cooling and refreshing. And after treatment it feels like you’ve just dived into a cool pool. Count on fresh peachy skin. Sticky feeling that’s soon passing. The skin looks healthy and fresh with improved radiance after treatment. This is one of the better sheet masks from this affordable line I think. Suitable for all skin types except maybe for sensitive skin. Especially good for targeting enlarged pores, acne scars and uneven skin. And perfect if you want something super refreshing and cooling. A very nice sheet mask indeed!
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Missha Phytochemical Skin Supplement Sheet Mask Chlorophyll / AC Care

Best sheet mask from Korea recommended favorite Missha Phytochemical Skin Supplement Sheet Mask Chlorophyll / AC Care Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

This is a colorful and exciting Korean sheet mask that I highly recommend for acne, acne prone skin, troubled skin or sensitive skin types that sometimes gets break outs. Missha Phytochemical Skin Supplement Sheet Mask Chlorophyll / AC Care is a super refreshing sheet mask packed with chlorophyll, including broccoli, kale and spinach. The sheet mask is soothing and calming the skin preventing irritation and inflammation. The sheet mask itself is turquoise and looks like a soft cotton fabric. OK fit and excellent adherence. This sheet mask is basically hugging every little part of the skin throughout the whole treatment period. Generous amount of essence that is light flowing, transparent and incredibly fresh. The sheet mask has this clean and refreshing minty pine kinda scent. The feeling on the skin from the first moment and throughout the whole treatment period is cooling and super fresh. Somewhat sticky when you pat in the remaining essence. The skin feels cooled off, hydrated and very fresh with improved radiance after treatment. Like after diving in to a cool pool. Suitable for most skin types from normal to combination and oily skin. But it’s ideal for sensitive skin types, acne prone skin and troubled skin. Don’t forget to use all of the remaining essence from the packaging. Enough for at least 4 extra applications. A really nice sheet mask that costs from about 2-2.50€ / pc. It’s the best!
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Holika Holika Skin Rescuer Mask Sheet Madecassoside

Best sheet mask from Korea recommended favorite Holika Holika Skin Rescuer Mask Sheet Madecassoside Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

Last but not least I present to you Holika Holika Skin Rescuer Mask Sheet Madecassoside! This lovely hard core deeply nourishing sheet mask contains ingredients line centella, chamomile and lavender. A soothing, hydrating, moisturizing and deeply nourishing and anti-inflammatory sheet mask providing a new healthy glow. Holika Holika Skin Rescuer Mask Sheet Madecassoside has this lovely rich milky essence that looks like a white creamy lotion. The scent is fresh, mild and very nice towards lovely skin care. The material is incredibly soft and somewhat elastic, similar to the softest gauze baby cotton fabric. Good adherence and OK fit. There are 2 strange extra pieces at the top of this mask for “easy application”, see image above. These can be removed and they are really completely unnecessary in my opinion. Lovely cooling and soothing feeling on the skin. Afterwards, the skin is extremely sticky for a little while. Almost an oily feel and a bit “greasy” like from applying shea butter. The skin feels properly moisturized and supple, deeply nourished and saturated with moisture. This is a hard core deep care sheet mask that I would highly recommend for dry, very dry and extremely dry skin types, and especially for the night. This sheet mask is also ideal for irritated, rebellious and troubled skin and acne prone skin as it’s soothing and calming inflammation. The “oily” type feel after treatment may not suit everyone, but my dry skin just loves this sheet mask. It’s also incredibly affordable from 2€ / pc when buying multi-packs. A really nice budget friendly Korean sheet mask!
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Have you tested any awesome sheet masks this fall that I should know about? Feel free to share in the comments.

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Korean skin care in fun packaging

Something that’s constantly recurring in Korean skin care, is the playful fun and colorful packaging. Korean brand Tonymoly definitely takes the lead.

When I first started using Korean skin care some years ago, I really didn’t understand the fun and almost childish packaging. I thought that the products looked like toys from MacDonalds to be honest. This made me extremely doubtful about the quality. But that’s exactly what K-beauty is all about you guys. Fun packaging or not, Korean skin care always seem to keep a good quality I feel! And the innovative fun looking jars only makes the skin care routine more joyful, what’s not to love?

Tonymoly is a well-known Korean brand that is constantly coming up with innovative, fun and very colorful packaging. Tonymoly offers hand creams, sleeping masks and lip balms looking like delicious fruits, berries and cute animals. The quality is still there, and at the same time these products are very joyful and fun to use. Other Korean brands such as It’s Skin, Etude House and Holika Holika also embraces this lovely K-beauty trend. What do you think, weird or fun?

K-beauty,
good quality skin care in fun packaging!

K-beauty good quality skin care in fun colorful fruit packaging Korean skin care & makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

In the image above some of my personal favorites when it comes to K-beauty and fun packaging. All these products cost between 5-12€ / pc and that’s incredibly affordable in my opinion. These are sleeping masks, various facial masks, lip balms and hand creams etc. OMG so cute I love it! Sure, it’s not a question about high-end products, but these products really do work well, and the price range is very budget friendly.

Korean lip balms!

K-beauty lip balm fun colorful cute dessert cake fruit packaging Korean skin care & makeup K-beauty Blog Europe
First impression review Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm from Korea Korean Makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

OMG! How cute are these you guys !! Who doesn’t like sweet irresistible packaging any way? These are also great for fun gifts. I can’t get enough of Korean lip balms as they often cost around 3-6€ / pc. They come in an endless variety of lovely packaging looking like sweets, pastries, ice creams, fruits, animals and much more. Some of my favorite lippies are shown in the image above. It’s Skin Macaron lip balm is transparent and has the most wonderful scent of grapes. Tonymoly Cherry Lip Balm provides more coverage and a summer fresh coral / peach tone to the lips. The small pink rabbit is Tonymoly Bunny Petit Gloss Bar and comes in a whole range of lovely colors, and is both softening and moisturizing giving a nice color to the lips. Not to mention the super cute Holika Holika Dessert Lip Balm in the form of small desserts. Sheer youthful “natural” color on the lips that can be built up. I mean how cute are these!

It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm ➥
Holika Holika Dessert Lip Balm ➥
Tonymoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar ➥
Tonymoly Mini Cherry Lip Balm ➥

Tonymoly fruit packaging

Tonymoly fun cute fruit packaging Korean skin care & makeup K-beauty Blog Europe
Tonymoly fun cute fruit packaging Korean skin care & makeup K-beauty Blog Europe

The popular and well-known Korean brand Tonymoly is in the lead when it comes to incredibly inviting, colorful and fun fruity packaging, shown in the image above. A very good sales point for sure. You absolutely want to feel, squeeze and buy these products! Tonymoly’s colorful products are very hard to resist. And even if the fruit line is more of a fun budget line, you still get good quality products I feel. Sure, this isn’t high-end skin care by any means, but Tonymoly’s products really do work. In addition, these products are cheap and affordable as well, costing from just 4-10€ / pc. And these fruity products also has the most wonderful scent of sweet fruits and berries! How about mango hand cream, or maybe peach or banana? Or an apple face mask, or maybe a colored lip balm looking like a cherry!

Tonymoly Mini Cherry Lip Balm ➥
Tonymoly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk ➥
Tonymoly Magic Food Mango Hand Butter ➥
Tonymoly Peach Hand Cream ➥
Tonymoly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream ➥
Tonymoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack ➥

Shopping for fun K-beauty products?

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I usually buy K-beauty ordering directly from Korea because it’s almost always much cheaper than buying from European stores & web shops. Make sure to check your country’s custom fees before ordering from Korea. Several of the Tonymoly products mentioned are also sold at Sephora if you want to smell, squeeze and try them before ordering. Last but not least, the rest of the Korean products seen in the pictures not already listed above:

Tonymoly Tako Pore Bubble Pore Pack ➥
Tonymoly Golden Mushroom Sleeping Mask ➥
Tonymoly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm ➥
Tonymoly Egg Pore Blackhead steam balm ➥
Tonymoly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack ➥
Tonymoly Panda’s Dream White Sleeping Pack ➥
Tonymoly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick ➥

What do you think about Korean skin care in playful, colorful and almost childish packaging? Fun or just corny? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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FIRST IMPRESSION: Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum

Let’s test a really affordable vitamin C serum from Korea which is also hydrating the skin. Here’s my review of Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum.

Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is a Korean Vitamin C serum containing 10% Vitamin C and 84% Hyaluronic Acid. Ingredients also include niacinamide, red ginseng, various fruit, flower and plant extracts and hydrolyzed collagen. Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is made of 99% natural ingredients. This product has an anti-age formula targeting wrinkles and lines, and brightening the skin for a more even complexion. Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum also reduces sun damaged skin and smoothing out acne scars, removing dark circles and making the skin more even and firm looking.

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This is my first full size product that I’ve tried and tested from the Korean brand Purito. But if you have ordered Korean skin care recently, you’ve surely, just like me, received various Purito samples? In the Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum samples, the serum might have become orange or quite dark towards red. The product is still supposed to be good for use even though the serum has darkened. But I’m pretty sure it’s the vitamin C that has oxidized, making the serum much less effective. A fresh bottle of Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum should contain a light yellow serum. Good to know.

Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum comes in a dark brown frosted plastic bottle that feels nice and solid. Classic pump applicator at the top. Handy packaging and nothing strange there. The serum itself is light-flowing and translucent with a yellow hue. I think of liquid gold. 1 pump is perfect for one application I feel. The product is easy to apply on the skin and the texture is moist, smooth and almost like a light “oil”? Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is extremely sticky on the skin, but the stickiness goes away as soon as you apply the next product. The serum has good absorption in my opinion. And the stickiness is soon passing anyway. After a while it hardly feels like you’ve applied anything at all and the skin looks healthy without being oily or shiny. In other words, the formula is light and fresh. Very faint vitamin type scent. Nothing heavy or bothering at all.

Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is an incredibly affordable Korean vitamin C serum with a full 99% natural ingredients. 1 pump is just enough!

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I’ve noticed from the first moment that Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum felt more gentle on the skin than many other Vitamin C Serums I have tried and tested in the past (eg Wishtrend or Tiam / OST). That’s because Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum “only” contains 10% vitamin C and a full 84% hydrating hyaluronic acid. Because I have dry skin, my skin often feels dehydrated, tight and red after using vitamin C serums. At least if I use the concentrated ones with up to 20-30% vitamin C. Vitamin C products can sometimes be too strong and harsh for the skin, so use them with caution. One can often feel that tingling or burning sensation on the skin. But using 1 pump of Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum I don’t feel any discomfort. No stinging, burning or redness. I really like the formula, and that you do get both hydration and vitamin C in one easy step. I also find that Purito’s serum feels less “tacky”, smells better and feels more fresh than many other vitamin C serums I’ve used in the past. Really nice indeed!

If the serum changes color to dark orange, that means that the vitamin C has oxidized and lost its effect. It’s not dangerous to continue to use the serum despite the darkening color. However, I prefer to use fresh vitamin C serums and I throw them away them as soon as they are oxidized. The shelf life is usually about 6 months.

Vitamin C oxidizes over time. Therefore, keep Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum in a dark and cool place for storage. For example in the fridge.

The effect on the skin is nice. After a few weeks use, my skin looks fresh and even in the morning. Much like when you’ve had a good night’s sleep. The long-lasting effect is supposed to reduce wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots making the skin even, firm and youthful looking. I would recommend Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum to most skin types actually. From normal, dry, mature and combination skin to oily skin types. Also good for acne prone skin. The serum is fresh and light, has good absorption and can be added to any skin care routine in my opinion. However, this product still contains 10% Vitamin C which is a powerful ingredient in skin care. Be careful if you have sensitive skin, irritated troubled skin or redness.

My sister with sensitive acne prone and combination skin likes Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum very much and she’s already using her second bottle. She mainly uses vitamin C to target pimples and acne, and to keep her skin even, fresh and bright looking. She has tested most of the well known Korean vitamin C serums including Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum, Tiam My Signature Red C Serum and Tiam C20 My Signature C-Source Serum (previously named OST C20 Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum). So the fact that she chooses to continue with Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum actually says a lot!

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Plus because Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum has a pure formula with a full 99% natural ingredients. Plus for a neat and handy packaging. Plus for the price which is around 15€ with free shipping from Korea, and you do get a full 60ml of product which is very generous. I like the pure formula that contains a lot of vitamin C, but at the same time it’s packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid. No tightening, burning or stinging the skin. Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum is an effective but at the same time gentle vitamin C serum in my opinion. Very nice and highly recommended by me. The only thing I might miss is maybe an even nicer scent? Other than that, high ratings from me!

If you often feel that burning, stinging or tightening sensation after using vitamin C serums, then go for Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum. It has a gentle and hydrating formula!

Product: Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum
Price: 15€ / 60ml
Formula: Contains 10% Vitamin C and 84% Hyaluronic Acid. Ingredients also includes niacinamide, red ginseng, various fruits, flowers and plant extracts and hydrolyzed collagen. The serum reduces wrinkles, pigmentation and acne scars, providing a smoother and firmer skin. Skin type: ALL. Dry, combination and oily skin types, mature skin and acne prone skin.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.8 / 5

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JOLSE Mega haul: 5kg Korean skin care 250€!

Last week I received this huge order from Jolse with a full 5kg of Korean skin care. Today I’m sharing this amazing K-beauty haul YEY!

In my instagram stories, you amazing readers voted for a sneak peek of this huge JOLSE package I received in the mail last week. And today I’m sharing the full order! We’re talking 5kg of Korean skin care worth 250€! Here comes the full post with all the products listed as well as more info about shipping and customs. I’ve said it before, JOLSE aka iamlove-shop on Ebay is one of my favorite sellers from Korea. Always free shipping and the delivery time is about 3 weeks to Europe. And you always get free samples with every order, and sometimes even sheet masks and full size products. Customs to Sweden is usually about SEK 200-300 (20-30€) for packages of this size and value. This package was 25€ in customs. I always order together with friends and then we share customs. Prices in Korea are usually 50-60% cheaper than in Europe, so there is a lot of money to be saved despite customs fees. Make sure to check out the customs in your country before ordering products from Korea.

You know that feeling when you have a large Korea package in front of you and you don’t fully remember exactly what you’ve ordered. I love it!

K-beauty unboxing delux!

K-beauty JOLSE haul 5kg buy Korean skin care directly from Korea customs fee K-beauty Blog Europe
K-beauty JOLSE haul 5kg buy Korean skin care directly from Korea customs fee K-beauty Blog Europe
K-beauty JOLSE haul 5kg buy Korean skin care directly from Korea customs fee K-beauty Blog Europe

K-beauty shopping list:

♥️ Tonymoly Wonder Apricot Seed Deep Cleansing Oil 190ml ➥
♥️ Shiseido Perfect Whip Foam Cleanser 120g x 2pcs (Japanese) ➥
♥️ Secret Key Fresh Toner Witchhazel 248ml ➥
♥️ Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 500ml ➥
♥️ Farmstay Escargot Noblesse Intensive Lifting Essence 150ml x 2pcs ➥
♥️ Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule 50ml ➥
♥️ Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid 97% ➥
♥️ Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum 60ml ➥
♥️ Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream EX 50ml ➥
♥️ Farmstay Snail Repair Cream 100g ➥
♥️ Huxley Secret of Sahara Cream Anti-gravity 50ml x 2pcs ➥
♥️ Haruharu Wonder Honey Green Repairative Cream 38g ➥
♥️ Farmstay Snail Repair Eye Cream 40ml ➥
♥️ Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off 100g ➥
♥️ Beauty of Joseon Apricot Peeling Gel 120ml ➥
♥️ It’s skin Green Tea Watery Mask Sheet x 3pcs ➥
♥️ It’s skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask Sheet x 3pcs ➥
♥️ Farmstay Visible Difference Mask Sheet x 12 kinds ➥
♥️ Free samples
♥️️ Free sheet mask
♥️ Free italian cleansing cloth
♥️ Free socks x 2 pairs

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TIP! Above x 4 Korean classics and popular top sellers that keep a high quality at a cheap price range. From left: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule, a powerful anti-age serum with a full 50% fermented bifida 20€. Innisfree Green Tea Balansing Cream, a very nice and fresh facial cream suitable for most people, including acne prone skin and sensitive skin types 15€. Skinfood Black Sugar Mask exfoliating scrub masks are well known throughout the world by now, here with lovely honey 13€ . And last but not least Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner. An incredibly powerful and deeply cleansing toner and a 10 in 1 solution targeting enlarged pores, sebum, blackheads and impurities. 20€ for a huge bottle of a full 500ml!

Do you see any Korean products you’re curious about? Feel free to comment and I’ll tell you more…

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