Shop safely on Ebay ordering directly from Korea.

Here’s my complete guide to safe K-beauty shopping ordering products directly from Korea from trusted sellers on Ebay. Save up to 50-75% off compared to European prices!

I’ve been shopping on Ebay frequently for at least 15 years or more. I’m talking hundreds of products and transactions, and orders from many different countries and continents such as Asia, the US and European countries. My experience is that Ebay is absolutely safe! And also much cheaper than buying the exact same products in regular European stores. On 1 occasion only in 15 years, my product went missing without being refunded, and the seller just disappeared. In some cases I got the wrong item or a broken item and I was always fully refunded plus keeping the item. Most Ebay purchases run smoothly with no interruption. However, there are some details to keep in mind to secure your purchases and make sure that your products are genuine goods. Are you curious to buy affordable products on Ebay? Do you feel a bit unsure about Ebay? Here’s my complete guide to safe K-beauty shopping on Ebay.

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I consider Ebay absolutely safe. Most Ebay purchases run smoothly with no interruption what so ever!

Shop K-beauty via Ebay

Several of the largest genuine Korean webshops are also available on Ebay. These sellers are considered 100% trusted with genuine Korean products. Some examples are Ebay sellers beautynetkorea, iamlove-shop (JOLSE) and kr.cfactory (Wishtrend). Also visit my webshop here to find my best recommended Korean products from well established trusted Korean sellers from which I order myself. The links in the webshop are updated weekly.

Before you order

♥ ️Set up a Paypal account, it’s free!
♥ ️Transfer money to your Paypal account before shopping on Ebay, it’s like a regular transfer
♥ ️Make sure the money will be drawn from your Paypal account and not from your credit card
(check your settings in Paypal if you have a card connected to Paypal)

Shop smartly from Ebay

♥ ️Avoid credit card payments on Ebay, even if it’s considered safe.
♥ ️Always use Paypal for high security.
♥ ️Always double check if it’s free shipping to you country.
♥ Check you country’s customs fees before ordering.
(There are different fees in different countries, some have none)
♥ ️Try to buy everything from one seller to lower the customs fees.
♥ ️Click on the seller’s name to find all of their products.
♥ ️Use “Buy Now” and “Lowest price including shipping” to sort products by the lowest fixed total price to Europe.
♥ ️If the seller is offering returns and money back guarantee then it’s a good sign of genuine products.
♥ ️Put all products in your shopping cart “add to cart” before paying.
♥ ️It’s easy to remove or update items inside the cart before payment.
♥ ️Pay for all products with one transaction, especially if you buy from one single seller.
♥ ️1 package = 1 postal fee / customs fee.
♥ ️Order together with friends and share postal and customs fees.

How to avoid K-beauty copies / fakes

♥ ️Make sure that the seller is located in Korea / South Korea
♥ ️Don’t shop from China as they often sell K-beauty fakes & copies
♥ ️Make sure the seller is well-established, preferably a “top-seller”
♥ ️The seller should have at least 3000 sales in the past
♥ ️The seller should have at least 99% good ratings or even higher
♥ ️If the price is extremely low the product might be fake, pay attention!
♥ ️Read the seller’s reviews before placing an order
♥ ️Check out my entire list of trusted K-beauty sellers here

If the item doesn’t show up, is broken or fails?

♥ Contact the seller directly via Ebay’s own messaging feature
♥ Contact the seller after 28 days if the item has not arrived
♥ ️Ask Ebay to step in if the seller doesn’t respond
♥ ️Do not wait more than 30-32 days before notifying Ebay
♥ ️You can usually choose whether you want a new item or a full refund
♥ ️When Ebay steps in, you usually receive a full refund within 48h-72h

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You usually save up to 50-75% by ordering K-beauty directly from Korea. However, the shipping time is between 2-4 weeks to Europe.

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FULL REVIEW: G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel

After 3+ months of use

Product: G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel
Type of product: Exfoliating peeling gel
Price: About 10€ / 150ml
Texture: Similar to an airy light glossy gel cream
Color: White, slightly translucent
Scent: Smells like grapefruit, rubber and glue
Skin type: All.
How to use: Apply on dry skin and massage in circular motions until the skin is exfoliated and small pieces of residue are formed. Rinse your face.
Formula: The product includes ingredients like grapefruit extract, AHA and BHA which effectively dissolves dead skin cells and impurities from the skin.
Results on the skin: The skin feels exfoliated, deeply cleansed and incredibly soft and smooth after use. Fresh clean feel.
Good: The mask is gentle and deeply cleanses the skin without any sharp tearing grains, and no pain. Impurities are dissolved in a few minutes. A gentle cleansing and exfoliating facial mask with no sharp grains.
Bad: The scent is not that nice.
Buy again: Yes, why not

FULL REVIEW Rating 4.6 / 5

I have been using the G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel for a couple of months now, finally sharing my full review on this Korean Peeling Gel.

G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel is a peeling mask that dissolves dead skin cells and impurities without any sharp tearing or grains what so ever. A revitalizing exfoliating gel that is restoring the skin’s natural radiance and removing dead skin in a gentle matter. G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel contains grapefruit extract, AHA and BHA which helps cell renewal, hydrates the skin and has a soothing effect. The product works great both for the face and body, including rough skin on the elbows and knees.

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G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel comes in this giant plastic tube of a full 150ml. Very handy and hygienic, and pretty straight forward. Colorful prints with orange-pink grapefruits on the packaging. The peeling gel can be used on both the face and the entire body. For example on dry elbows or knees. The product itself is quite light and airy in its texture, looking much like a soft white glossy gel cream.

If you want a deep cleanse and exfoliation without any sharp grains or tearing, then G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel is a very good option.

Because G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel has this light texture, it makes the product very easy to apply, spread and massage into the skin smoothly. I usually use a generous amount of product, like the size of a 2-3 peas for my face. Apply G9Skin Grapefruit White Peeling Gel on dry skin and massage the skin in circular motions for a minute. Avoid the most sensitive skin in the eye and mouth area. Soon the face mask has fully dissolved dead skin and impurities. And small white grains and pieces of residue are starting to form. I’m not sure if it’s actually skin residue or something in the cream. I usually massage some extra where the skin needs it the most, for example around the nose area. Then rinse your face with lukewarm water.

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Review G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel Exfoliating face mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel exfoliates and deeply cleanses the skin without tearing or sharp grains. After application, the skin feels soft, clean and super smooth to the touch. However, it might tighten on dry skin, so make sure to use hydrating products immediately after application.

It feels like skin care is more easily absorbed by the skin after using the G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel. That’s great!

From what I understand, the acids from grapefruit, AHA and BHA dissolves impurities and dead skin cells on the skin surface, without any sharp grains. But it’s unclear to me if the white bits and pieces that are formed are really dead skin cells, or something in the cream? Well, one thing is for sure, the skin feels fresh and deeply cleansed after application. And it definitely feels like the skin can absorb skin care much better after using this exfoliating mask. The peeling gel is gentle without tearing and the G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel leaves no oily film or residue on the skin after use.

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I would mainly recommend the G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel to those who want a deep cleanse and a gentle yet effective exfoliation without tearing or sharp grains. This peeling gel is ideal for normal, combination and oily skin types, enlarged pores, blackheads and “unclean” skin. Also good for mature and sensitive skin types that can’t take any sharp grains or tearing. G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel can also work well on slightly drier skin types. However, your skin may feel tight and dehydrated after application if you have dry skin. Therefore, make sure to moisturize properly after use.

Plus because the G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel comes in a large tube within an incredibly cheap price range. 10€ for this generous amount of product is incredibly affordable I must say. Plus as the skin feels exfoliated and deeply cleansed after application. And skin care is easier absorbed after using this face mask. Minus for the scent which is the worst thing about this product in my opinion. The scent could definitely use some improvements as it goes towards glue and rubber mixed with grapefruit. Overall, still an amazing and affordable gentle exfoliating peeling gel that really do work. I very much like the effect on the skin!

G9Skin Grapefruit Vita Peeling Gel really do work, but the scent could have been nicer in my opinion.

Ingredients
Water, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, cetrimonium chloride, cellulose, propylene glycol, zanthoxylum piperitum fruit extract, pulsatilla koreana extract, usnea barbata (lichen) extract, carbomer, polysorbate 80, 1,2-hexanediol, tocopheryl acetate, disodium edta, fragrance, salicylic acid, camellia sinensis extract, centella asiatica extract, glycyrrhiza glabra extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, polygonum cuspidatum extract, rosemarinus officinalis extract, scutellaria baicalensis extract, citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract, prunus persica (peach) fruit extract, passiflora edulis flower extract, mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract, fragaria vesca (strawberry) fruit extract, rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, psidium guajava fruit extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, houttuynia cordata extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) extract, portulaca oleracea extract, hamamelis veirginiana (witch hazel) extract, rose extract, nelumbo nucifera flower water, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, origanum vulgare leaf extract, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, hedera helix (ivy) leaf extract, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed extract, salvia hispanica seed extract, pinus sylvestris leaf extract.

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6 x Korean lip balms

Today I’ll tell you more about 6 Korean lip balms that I’m using and testing right now. They are from brands Tonymoly, Laneige, Etude House and It’s Skin!

If there’s anything that really sets Korean products apart from the rest of the world, then it’s their super cute and fun packaging. Today I’m going to share 6 different Korean lip sleeping masks and lip balms that I’m using and testing right now. Some are more emollient and deeply moisturizing, while others are super cheap and affordable if you are on a budget, perfect to throw in your purse. I mean wow, how cute are all of these!

My Korean lip balms

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Korean Lip Sleeping Masks

I’m curently using two products that are so called lip sleeping masks, Korean classic Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask which I have in “Berry” and Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping mask. Lip sleeping masks are applied on the lips in the evening routine. Then let the lip mask work overnight. Lip sleeping masks are more intense than regular lip balms, providing deep care while you sleep.

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a cult classic by now, both in Korea and in Europe. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is the most expensive out of all these lip products but also the one that feels the most “premium”. It comes in a very nice packaging including a super cute little mini spatula. Costing about 11€ and still quite affordable in my opinion. This product is different from the other lip balms and feels more like a deeply nourishing lip mask, while the others are more similar to classic lip balms. I use Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask for the evening routine, but also during the day. I love how emollient and properly moisturized my lips feel and the product provides this lovely light pink shine to the lips. The lips look very healthy and youthful. The product is wonderfully creamy and soft inside the jar, and moisturizes the lips very well without feeling excessively oily or fatty. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in “Berry” has this sweet scent of red berries and it’s absolutely wonderful. Although the product costs 11€ it’s still very affordable as it lasts for at least 6 months. The jar is a full 20gr. Highly recommended by me and one of my absolute favorites!

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Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask comes in a nice sturdy glass jar and has the most delicious scent of white chocolate. Quite an oily and glossy texture in the jar but still in a solid form. The product pretty much looks like a classic lip balm. Somewhat more concentrated and sturdy than your every day lip balm I would say. The lips stay moisturized for a long time and I just love the amazing chocolate scent. I like to use Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask both at night and during the day. A premium quality lip balm if I were to describe this product. Etude House Melting Chocolat Lip Sleeping Mask lasts for several months and the product costs about 9€ / 15gr.

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All of these Korean lip balms are pretty much translucent and made for moisturizing, nourishing and softening dry flaky lips.

Classic Korean Lip Balms

Moving on to It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm, Tonymoly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm and Tonymoly Magic Food Mini Lip Balm in Banana and Peach. All of these are more traditional classic lip balms that come in incredibly cute and fun packaging. How about lips in pink chrome, fruits and pastries. I love it, looks so jummy!

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Tonymoly Magic Food Mini Lip Balm Banana is the fattest most lubricating lip balm out of all of these lip balms. And the little cute banana is a squeeze tube for handy and smooth application. The product is firm and concentrated. The lips feel super emollient, fatty and properly smeared after application, in a good way! I just love the sweet banana scent and the packaging is totally irresistible. 7gr costs 6€ and I would have liked a larger amount of product inside the tube, although the price is very cheap. This balm is definitely the fattest of them all and it will probably run out the fastest too. Not a high-end balm, but the Tonymoly Magic Food Mini Lip Balm Banana does the job and it’s easy to carry in your pocket. Plus for not having to use dirty fingers inside the product. Also, I love the fatty feeling on my lips.

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Review Tonymoly Magic Food Mini Lip Balm Peach fruit lip balm peach from Korea K-beauty Blog Europe

Tonymoly Magic Food Mini Lip Balm Peach looks like the cutest little mini peach. The product comes in this plastic packaging with a screw cap, nothing weird there. Pretty solid firm texture inside the jar and the product becomes incredibly glossy and shiny as soon as you stick your finger into it. A slightly more firm and “thin” glossy lip balm that applies easily on the lips. It’s softening and lubricating providing nice moisturization. Some kind of mild sweet peachy scent. I like that this balm is pretty firm and solid inside the jar, as these types of balms can sometimes become too soft and messy. This one doesn’t. No high-end product, but it works nicely for everyday use, and it’s very cute indeed. I like to carry this one with me in my purse. If you want a handy and slightly more firm, “thin” and glossy lip balm that’s not as soft and messy, then this one works very well. Tonymoly Magic Food Mini Lip Balm Peach costs about 5€ and contains 7.2gr product which will last you a long time.

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Review Tonymoly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm Blueberry Kiss kiss lip balm from Korea K-beauty Blog Europe

The Tonymoly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm clearly has the most startling packaging out of the bunch. How about these luscious lips in bright pink chrome. The packaging is completely irresistible and I love having this lip balm in my purse. Especially on Friday nights when I’m out and about with my girls. I have Tonymoly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm in Blueberry but I can’t really say that the scent is 100% blueberries. More of an artificial sweet and fruity scent towards blueberries and maybe cherries, although the scent is still OK. Tonymoly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm feels softer and more “bouncy” inside the jar than many other lip balms. A somewhat creamier fattier texture more similar to vaseline or solid rich honey. The product is wonderfully creamy and lubricating. I really like the feel on my lips at application as the lips are properly smeared and fatty, softened and super kissable. I don’t really know if there’s a difference between the Tonymoly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm and their Kiss Kiss lip balm in similar packaging? But 7.2gr of product costs from about 5€. Super affordable although you will go through a jar pretty quickly. I still like this one and the packaging is super cute indeed!

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It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm comes in the cutest little macaron packaging and it’s available in several different kinds and colors. I have It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm in #3 grape which has the most wonderful sweet scent of grapes. I would probably say that It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm is the most moderate and traditional lip balm in the bunch. Just as one would expect a classic lip balm to be. It’s solid yet soft, creamy, a little bit fatty and just the right amount of lubricating. I like to carry It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm with me in my everyday purse and I use it as soon as my lips feel dry and flaky. The product lasts for pretty long and works well without a fuss. 9gr of product costs about 5€ and this one’s really nice in my opinion. If you love macarons then you’ll love this lip balm, it’s too cute!

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I just love opening up a new Korean lip balm. You know that wonderful feeling when using a product for the very first time!

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Do you have any favorite lip balms from Korea? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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FIRST IMPRESSION: The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask

I have tried and tested 2 different sheet masks called The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet. Good quality Korean sheet masks in 2 separate steps. Here’s my review.

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet is a line of Korean sheet masks made in 2 separate steps. Step 1 cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates and prepares the skin for the actual sheet mask. Step 2 is the sheet mask itself, which includes extracts from plants, fruits and flowers. These sheet masks are made from a natural rayon fabric that is soaked in red camellia oil. This makes the actual material in these sheet masks soothing and hydrating the skin with perfect adherence throughout the treatment period. Both sheet masks are deeply hydrating the skin, and anti-age targeting wrinkles and lines.

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet come in nice premium packaging that looks a bit like thick paper. Hand painted prints on the packaging with beautiful lotus flowers. These sheet masks feel luxurious and inviting I think.

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Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet from Korea soothing brightening wrinkle treatment anti-age K-beauty Blog Europe

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheets are made in 2 separate steps. At the top of each mask in the little pink / blue section there’s a “starter pad” that’s preparing and cleansing the skin before applying the actual sheet mask. The pad has one rough tearing side and one patterned soft side. Step 1 exfoliates and cleanses the skin to insure the best absorption of the essence in the actual sheet mask in step 2. The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet feels luxurious and I really like that extra step with the starter pad.

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet is all about both exfoliation and deep hydration. A powerful 2-step mask that really works!

Step 1. Starter pad

Step 1 is a small two-sided pad that’s exfoliating, cleansing and preparing the skin before applying the actual sheet mask. One side is stiff and harsh like a gauze fabric, while the other side is patterned and much softer similar to cotton. Use the side that’s best suitable for your skin, or start with the gauze side and finish off with the soft cotton side. Incredibly fresh feeling when exfoliating the skin with the pad and it’s really tearing and deeply cleansing the skin. The pad is soaked in translucent light flowing essence with the most refreshing and clean scent on both sheet masks. The skin is actually hydrated while exfoliating. I like that the pad has 2 sides which makes you able to adjust the tear perfectly to suit your skin’s needs. After the starting pad, the skin is clean and wonderfully hydrated and refreshed with a dewy fresh glow.

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Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet from Korea soothing brightening wrinkle treatment anti-age K-beauty Blog Europe
Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet from Korea soothing brightening wrinkle treatment anti-age K-beauty Blog Europe

The pads really cleanses the skin thoroughly and you do get rid of a lot of dirt and impurities indeed (see image above). The pad is not dehydrating or tightening the skin. The skin actually feels hydrated and refreshed with a healthy glow after exfoliation.

Step 2. Sheet mask

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The sheet masks are made of this fiber rich natural rayon material that is very soft like baby cotton. These are good quality premium sheet masks in my opinion. Both masks are made of the exact same soft pink material. But the milky creamy essence in the pink wrinkle treatment mask makes that one feel a bit sturdier than the blue brightening mask which have a lighter gel-like essence. It’s actually the essence of these sheet masks that sets them apart the most. Both sheet masks have this pure clean green scent towards lotus. The lotus scent is more prominent in the pink wrinkle treatment sheet mask. The blue brightening mask has a more fresh scent with a hint of lemon. Both sheet masks hold moisture well for about 20 minutes. And both sheet masks are anti-age targeting wrinkles while having a smoothing effect to even out the complexion.

The skin becomes visibly smoother and more even looking using The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheets. I simply love both of these sheet masks!

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Wrinkle Treatment

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Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Wrinkle Treatment sheet mask mature skin Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

The pink mask, The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Wrinkle Treatment include ingredients like antioxidants, green tea, vitamin C and several different extracts from plants, fruits and flowers for example lavender, centella, chamomile, rosemary, eucalyptus, lime and lemon oil. The sheet mask is anti-age targeting wrinkles and has a lifting effect. The mask is also soothing and smoothing out the skin making the skin even, plump and fresh looking. The sheet mask is deeply moisturizing and nourishing the skin with its lovely creamy essence, but without feeling too thick or heavy.

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Wrinkle Treatment is perfectly soaked in lovely thick white and creamy essence. Nice, clean and fresh scent towards plants and lotus. The material of the sheet mask is light pink and incredibly soft. The fit and the adherence is pure perfection! This sheet mask hugs every part of the skin without moving or slipping. Incredibly nice, deeply hydrating and a cooling effect on the skin. Although the essence is rich, thick and creamy, it still doesn’t feel oily or heavy on the skin. After treatment, the skin is sticky for a little while. The skin feels properly hydrated and moisturized after use, looking even, smooth and healthy without being particularly shiny or glossy. I can’t say that The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Wrinkle Treatment removed my wrinkles, but I definitely saw a lifting smoothing effect on my skin. You feel rested, healthy and refreshed after using this anti-wrinkle sheet mask. This sheet mask really does something to the skin. Very nice indeed, and I would recommended it mainly for normal, dry and mature skin types.

The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening

Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening sheet mask from Korea anti-age wrinkles K-beauty Blog Europe
Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening sheet mask from Korea anti-age wrinkles K-beauty Blog Europe

The blue mask, The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening is a cooling and soothing sheet mask that calms irritated skin and makes the skin even, clear and fresh looking. This sheet mask is targeting pigmentation and dark under eye circles. It brightens the skin improving radiance and it’s also anti-age against wrinkles and lines. For clear, healthy and even looking skin. The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening includes lotus, fruit extracts and botanical ingredients such as green tea, lavender oil, lemon oil, orange oil and geranium flower oil. The essence is wonderfully refreshing and looks like a transparent gel.

The material of the sheet mask itself is also pink and feels a bit thinner than the wrinkle treatment mask. However, that’s only because the essence is lighter and more gel-like in this mask. Nice fit and perfect adherence. The essence looks like a translucent gel and the mask has this pure clean and fresh scent towards green plants with a hint of citrus. The Blue Mask, The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening feels incredibly cooling, soothing and refreshing. It’s deeply hydrating the skin and it’s very comfortable to wear. The skin is immediately de-stressed and relaxed. Sticky feeling when you tap in the remaining essence but the stickiness soon goes away. The skin feels hydrated, healthy, fresh and even looking with a healthy radiance, but without the skin being oily or excessively shiny. A very nice sheet mask that freshens up and smooths out the skin complexion. However, I was expecting a blue mask inside the packaging as the other mask was pink, a small rather unimportant detail. The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Soothing & Brightening is a really good sheet mask in my opinion and it’s highly recommended by me. Especially for those with irritated skin, redness, pigmentation, dark spots or dark circles. Ideal for normal, dry and combination skin types.

The fit and the adherence is pure perfection. The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Sheet line are good-quality Korean sheet masks and highly recommended by me!

Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask sheet mask from Korea soothing brightening wrinkle treatment anti-age wrinkles K-beauty Blog Europe
Review The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask sheet mask from Korea soothing brightening wrinkle treatment anti-age wrinkles K-beauty Blog Europe

A big plus for the premium feel of these sheet masks. Nice packaging and high quality masks. Plus as you get an extra starter pad that effectively prepares, exfoliates and cleanses the skin before application. The pad leaves the skin cleansed, dewy and hydrated. The fit and the adherence of both sheet masks is amazing as these masks hug every little part of the skin without slipping or moving. A big plus for the premium feel and effect on the skin. These are high quality sheet masks in my opinion. Plus for the mild refreshing green scents. A little minus because the paper packaging itself made it difficult to tear it open and remove the masks. One tip is to cut step 1 and step 2 apart before starting. Minus also for the price which is quite high around 5-7€ / pc. Other than that, top quality sheet masks in my opinion. The Pure Lotus Leaf Masks are great Korean sheet masks and highly recommended by me, perfect for pampering your skin with that extra something!

Product: The Pure Lotus Leaf Mask Wrinkle Treatment / Soothing & Brightening
Price: about 5-7€ / pc
Formula: Soft rayon fabric sheet masks containing a variety of botanical extracts and plant based ingredients from fruits and flowers such as lotus, lemon, lime, orange, lavender, centella, chamomile, geranium and rosemary.
Skin type: Mature skin, normal, dry and combination skin. Irritated skin. Pigmentation, dark spots and dark under eye circles.

FIRST IMPRESSION Rating 4.9 / 5

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Dermaheal, high-tech skin care with peptides made in Korea

Today I’m gonna tell you more about the luxury salon brand Dermaheal that specializes in advanced technology with peptides. The products are developed and manufactured in Korea.

Dermaheal is a brand under the Caregen concern where they do research on the skin’s stem cells. Dermaheal’s skin care is innovative and high-tech, and based on a variety of biomimetic peptides. Caregen / Dermaheal holds several patents on their research with peptides around the world. The products are developed and manufactured in Korea and contain several types of peptides that are strengthening and growing new skin from the inside. The Dermaheal Vitalizing line is an anti-age line that’s targeting wrinkles and lines using various biomimetic peptides. The products are deeply nourishing and helping the skin’s cell renewal. The products also increase the skin’s elasticity and resilience. The Dermaheal Anti-wrinkle line is targeting wrinkles and aged skin with the focus on growth. The products reduce and prevent wrinkles from forming by generating new skin cells and increasing skin elasticity. The key ingredients of this line are powerful patented peptides, collagen, elastin, fibronectin and hyaluronic acid.

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I have tried and tested both skin care, hair care and eyelash and brow products from Caregen and Dermaheal. Caregen specializes in peptides and also develops a range of products targeting hair loss and improving hair growth. Today however, I will focus mainly on skin care, which I think holds an incredibly high quality. Let’s take a closer look at the Dermaheal brand.

The Dermaheal Vitalizing line and the Dermaheal Anti-wrinkle line are very similar to each other regarding the deeply nourishing properties, the rich texture and the feel at application.

Dermaheal Anti-wrinkle line

Caregen Dermaheal Cosmeceutical anti-wrinkle cream & serum mature skin wrinkles Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

If you are looking for skin care targeting wrinkles then go for the Dermaheal Anti-wrinkle line. This is highly advanced skin care at a cellular level!

The Dermaheal Anti-wrinkle line is targeting mature skin, aged skin and signs of aging such as wrinkles and lines. The key ingredients of this line are several types of peptides and the so-called “growth factors” helping the growth of new cells. These products also contain collagen, elastin, fibronectin and hyaluronic acid. The products in the anti-wrinkle line are rich, creamy and deeply nourishing the skin. They are moisturizing, softening and improving the skin’s elasticity. I would therefore mainly recommend the Dermaheal Anti-wrinkle line to normal, dry and mature skin types 40+ and 50+. The packaging looks expensive and goes in red / dark brown colors with luxurious gold details.

Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser

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Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser is a pretty much straight forward classic foam cleanser with no fuzz. The product comes in this large handy plastic tube of 150ml. Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser has a concentrated formula, and a small amount of product is enough for the entire face. The cleanser is creamy and white with that classic “soap pearl sheen” to it. The product has a nice soapy skin care scent. Add water to work up a creamy foam. Wash your face and rinse. The skin feels properly cleansed and fresh as the product effectively removes makeup and impurities without any problems. Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser is an uncomplicated foam cleanser that is suitable for most skin types I feel. The cleanser works great together with the other products from the Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle line. The foam cleanser was the least luxurious product in this line I feel. Much because of the plastic tube even though it’s functional.

Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Serum

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Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Serum looks similar to a glossy whitish gel cream. Pretty firm texture that melts into the skin with ease. The serum has a fresh marine type skin care scent. The scent is nice and not too heavy. The skin is immediately hydrated and nourished with a sticky feel. The skin feels moisturized, supple and soft. Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Serum is a great serum that really goes deep into the skin. The feel of Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Serum is pure luxury. The serum is mainly suitable for normal, dry and mature skin types and can be used as a single moisturizer during the day time as it’s pretty rich and moisturizing.

Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Cream

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Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Cream is a sturdy, rich and deeply caring face cream that really nourishes the skin thoroughly. The product is white, creamy and pretty thick. I love the handy pump function that disposes just the right amount of product, avoiding dirty fingers inside the jar. 1 pump is the perfect amount for one application. Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Cream has a luxurious and fresh skin care scent. Highly nourishing, nurturing, moisturizing and softening feel on the skin at application. Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Cream is primarily a night cream as the formula is very rich and creamy. I would mainly recommend Dermaheal Cosmeceutical Anti-wrinkle Cream for normal, mature and dry skin types, and for those who are 40+ or ​​older and want to target wrinkles and signs of aging.

Dermaheal Vitalizing line

The Dermaheal Vitalizing line is perfect for deeply nourishing anti-age skin care 30+. Skin feels properly moisturized without being oily or sticky.

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The Dermaheal Vitalizing line is all about high-quality nourishing skin care products. The Dermaheal Vitalizing line is an anti-age line targeting wrinkles and lines using various biomimetic peptides. The Dermaheal Vitalizing line helps skin regeneration and increases skin elasticity and resilience. The products are mainly suitable for normal, dry and mature skin types that needs proper moisturizing and deep nutrition. The packaging is luxurious in turquoise with silver details. I spontaneously think of Estee Lauder and Biotherm as I test this line. I would recommend the Dermaheal Vitalizing line around the age of 30+.

Dermaheal Vitalizing Serum

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Dermaheal Vitalizing Serum is a fairly thick whitish serum almost looking like a gel cream. The serum is properly moisturizing and deeply nourishing the skin. A somewhat sticky feel at application. Dermaheal Vitalizing Serum has this fresh marine skin care scent to it. The skin immediately feels moisturized, soft and resilient after application. I would mainly recommend Dermaheal Vitalizing Serum for mature skin, dry and possibly combination skin in need of some extra nourishment and deep care. A really nice and deeply nourishing serum of good quality in my opinion. The product may be used as a single moisturizer daytime, as this serum is pretty rich in its formula.

Dermaheal Vitalizing Cream

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The face cream is white and properly creamy, thick and rich, but without being oily or fatty. Dermaheal Vitalizing Cream feels like a sturdy and deeply nourishing face cream of good quality in my opinion. This is mainly a night cream I feel, because the cream is pretty rich and thick. Fresh marine skin care scent that brings the brand Biotherm to mind. The face cream is absorbed well and the skin immediately feels deeply moisturized, soft, nourished and resilient. The skin may become slightly shiny after application depending on your skin type. I would mainly recommend Dermaheal Vitalizing Cream to normal skin, dry skin, mature skin and possibly combination skin as a night cream. I love the handy pump feature that keeps away dirty fingers from inside the jar. 1 pump provides the perfect amount of product for the entire face.

The Dermaheal Vitalizing line feels luxurious and lavish, and I just love the turquoise modern innovative packaging.

Dermaheal Exfoliating Scrub Cleanser

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The Dermaheal Exfoliating Scrub Cleanser is like a facial scrub and a foam cleanser all in one. The product is white, thick and concentrated with lots of small grains in it. Fresh skin care scent towards detergents. The grains are quite small and sharp. Add less water if you want a lot of tearing. Add more water and foam the product in your hands before applying for daily cleansing and more of a gentle exfoliation. The skin is immediately cleansed and incredibly soft after application. I mainly use the Dermaheal Exfoliating Scrub Cleanser twice a week as a regular facial scrub. Apply the product in circular motions, rinse the face as usual. I like that the product feels concentrated with lots of small grains. Dermaheal Exfoliating Scrub Cleanser doesn’t feel excessively drying or stripping, which is positive.

Dermaheal Face filler sheet mask

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Dermaheal sheet masks are absolutely amazing. Very luxurious and stylish packaging with nice purple, blue and gold prints on them. This is premium quality masks in my opinion. The sheet masks are sturdy and made of this quite thick material. But at the same time they are incredibly soft as the finest baby-cotton fabric. The fit is good and the adherence is absolutely perfect. These sheet masks feels embracing huging every part of the skin like a lovely soft cocoon. Mild luxurious skin care scent. Afterwards, the skin feels nourished, deeply moisturized, supple and soft with this lovely healthy looking glow. Dermaheal Face filler sheet mask is highly recommended for most skin types. Especially for normal, dry, combination and mature skin. Very nice high quality sheet masks in my opinion!

Dermaheal skin care products

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Dermaheal’s products feel very lux in general, and I immediately think of luxury brands like Estee Lauder. The packaging goes in turquoise and brown with silver / gold details and feels expensive and lux. I really love the pump inside the face creams, keeping away dirty fingers from the product. Very hygienic and innovative, really nice indeed! The foam cleanser comes in a handy plastic tube. The serums come in huge luxurious pump bottles and the sheet masks look incredibly stylish and hold the best quality. I would describe Dermaheal as a luxury salon brand for home use. The formula of the products in both lines are very similar to each other regarding the texture, scent and feel on the skin. Maybe the Anti-wrinkle line is a tiny bit richer. Dermaheal skin care is all about deeply nourishing products. Mainly suitable for normal, combination, dry and mature skin types. A creamy and rich anti-age skin care routine perfect for night time use. Nothing for oily skin as these products are way too rich, especially the face creams.

Dermaheal skin care holds a very high quality in my opinion. I’m thinking European high-end skin care made in Korea. The best out of two worlds. If you are curious about Korean skin care but want a proper deep care salon brand with anti-age effect that is well established in Europe, then Dermaheal skin care is absolutely perfect.

I love the luxurious packaging of the Dermaheal skin care products and the products are incredibly rich in their formula. Both the Dermaheal Vitalizing line and the Anti-wrinkle line hold a very high quality in my opinion. My only minus is actually the prices which are around 100€ / pc for the cream and the serum. Pricing is therefore more European oriented. Another thing, you can’t see how much product is left inside the bottles, but I’ll survive that. Other than that, really good quality skin care in my opinion. These skin care products are absolutely comparable to any expensive European high-end brand I feel. Good job Dermaheal. I’m actually impressed! For more info, please email Caregen at [email protected]  

Dermaheal skin care keeps a high quality in my opinion. The products reminds me of high-end brands like Estee Lauder!

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FULL REVIEW: Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream

Review after 2+ months of use

Product: Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream
Type of product: Face cream / night cream
Price: 50ml / 20€
Texture: Glue-like & viscous like honey
Color: Light brown / beige
Scent: Smells like adult liqueur chocolates
Skin type: Dry skin, flaky skin & dull rough skin
How to use: Apply morning and night after cleansing and serum.
Formula: Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream contains a total of 21 herbs, Herbal Complex, Moroheya (Molochia), Marshmallow Root, Apple Yam (Apple Yam, Round Yam) and 3 keratin. Soothing ingredients that makes the skin silky, supple and deeply moisturized. This cream is especially designed to remove flaky skin and protect the skin during dry climates, for example the winter season.
Results on the skin: The skin feels properly and deeply moisturized. The product has this balm type feel to it, and the cream basically melts into the skin which becomes incredibly soft and silky. The skin feels even, smooth, resilient and supple using this cream.
Good: Unique face cream that really makes a difference to dry skin and very dry flaky skin types. The product feels like a lovely, smooth honey type balm which the skin absorbs with ease. Wonderful adult scent of chocolates.
Bad: Extremely extremely sticky after application. A viscous “glue like” texture that gets very messy in the jar. The scent is a bit too heavy.
Buy again: YES absolutely!

FULL REWIEW Rating 4.5 / 5

I’ve tested & used the Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream. A truly unique Korean face cream and like nothing I have ever tried before. Here’s my review.

Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream comes in a lovely large jar made of brown glass. Screw cap in silver and nothing weird about this product which looks like any ordinary face cream at first glance. But this is in fact a very unique product of its kind, and probably not like any other face cream you’ve ever tried before. It might even take a while to understand and get used to Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream to be honest. The texture is truly unique and almost glue-like. And I don’t even know if I want to call this product a cream, it’s rather a liquid balm…

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If you dream of smearing your skin with creamy smooth honey then Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is the perfect cream for you.

The first thing I noticed was the glue-like viscous texture inside the jar. Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream looks similar to creamy caramel sauce at first glance. Light brown / beige color in the jar. Really thick but still viscous and the product might easily run out of the jar if you tilt it. The face cream has this lovely scent towards adult chocolate pralines, the ones with liqueur inside. The scent is very unique and really gives that premium feel to the product. However, the scent is quite strong, actually a bit too heavy for my taste. Nothing for those who dislike the scented skin care. But one thing is for sure, Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is unlike any other cream I’ve ever used before!

Review Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream face cream night cream from Korea anti-age wrinkles mature skin K-beauty Blog Europe
Review Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream face cream night cream from Korea anti-age wrinkles mature skin K-beauty Blog Europe

Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is definitely not an everyday cream for beginners. This face cream is very unique indeed, with its fluid texture and sticky feel.

The feeling on the skin at application is absolutely amazing and very special. Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream melts into the skin like the sweetest honey balm. My dry skin just loves this cream and soaks it right up. I would say good absorption even though the skin becomes extremely sticky immediately after application. It takes a while before most of the stickiness has disappeared and the product has been 100% fully absorbed. Nothing that bothers me though, but maybe not a face cream for skin care newbies. Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream feels like honey for your soul, and the skin is thoroughly moisturized absorbing this lovely nurturing balm. Incredibly satisfying for dry skin types I must say. I would mainly describe Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream as a liquid balm, rather than a cream.

Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream has an incredibly rich and deeply nourishing formula that looks like creamy caramel sauce inside the jar.

Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is primarily a night cream that is suitable for dry and very dry flaky skin as the formula is incredibly rich and moisturizing. It literally feels like smearing your face with liquid honey, for real! Extremely sticky feel, but lovely at the same time. Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is also suitable for sensitive skin types as the formula is calming, gentle and embracing without irritating the skin. However, the product is quite heavily scented.

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A big plus for this incredibly satisfying and unique face cream that really makes a difference for dry and really dry flaky skin. Plus for the wonderful silky balm feel on the skin and the unique scent of adult chocolates. Plus for the results as the skin immediately feels deeply nourished, moisturized, smooth, soft and supple. Plus for the gentle and calming formula. The skin becomes silky smooth as velvet using the Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream. Plus also for the price range which is around 20€ / 50ml. Very affordable for this quality in my opinion. Minus as the scent is a bit too strong and overwhelming, especially if you’re sensitive to scented skin care. Minus as the cream can easily get messy in the jar with its sticky glue-like texture. However, this product is also available in a handy tube with a pump. Overall an incredibly nice face cream that really makes a difference to dry, really dry and sensitive skin. The smooth embracing feel is absolutely wonderful! My skin simply loves Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream. However, I would have rated this face cream even higher if it wasn’t this heavily scented!

Thefaceshop The Signature Keratin Calming Cream is primarily a deeply nourishing and softening night cream for dry skin, very dry flaky skin and sensitive skin types.

Ingredients
Water, glycerin, propanediol, dimethicone, 1,2-hexanediol, triethylhexanoin, peg-150 distearate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, panthenol, biosaccharide gum-1, peg-12 dimethicone, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tromethamine, rosa damascena flower extract, althaea officinalis root extract, spiraea ulmaria flower extract, viola tricolor extract, alchemilla vulgaris leaf extract, corchorus olitorius leaf extract, monarda didyma leaf extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, sodium polyacrylate, beta-glucan, butylene glycol, trisodium edta, soluble proteoglycan, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, chaenomeles sinensis fruit extract, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus junos fruit extract, hizikia fusiforme extract, phenoxyethanol, geranium thunbergii extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, tremella fuciformis (mushroom) extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, chrysanthemum indicum flower extract, diospyros kaki leaf extract, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, portulaca oleracea extract, anemarrhena asphodeloides root extract, tricholoma matsutake extract,, camellia japonica flower extract, cornus officinalis fruit extract, sasa quelpaertensis extract, cymbopogon citratus extract, punica granatum fruit extract, morinda citrifolia fruit extract, viola mandshurica flower extract, parfum/fragrance

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Innisfree 3 best skin care lines!

Let’s take a closer look at Korean brand Innisfree and some of their absolute best, most popular and bestselling skin care lines. As well as my personal recommendations.

The Innisfree brand is one of the very largest and most popular Korean brands in K-beauty for sure. Innisfree’s philosophy is to create natural skin care using natural ingredients, and doing so in balance and harmony with nature. Innisfree’s formula usually includes organic plant and herbal ingredients from Jeju Islands. One could describe Innisfree as a green brand that offers good quality skin care within a cheap price range.

Innisfree’s products like face creams, eye creams, serums and cleansing products usually cost around 6-20€ / pc with free shipping from Korea. A super affordable Korean brand in my opinion as these products all hold a very nice quality. And if you’re new to K-beauty and don’t really know where to start, then why not give Innisfree a try!

Innisfree has recently changed their packaging on several of the products mentioned, and may therefore be slightly different from the images in this post.

Innisfree 3 best & most well-known skin care lines

Innisfree Jeju Orchid line

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The cute purple Innisfree Jeju Orchid line includes the key ingredient orchids from Jeju Islands. After years of research, a special extraction process has been developed Orchidelixir 2.0 ™ that takes advantage of the entire plant, from root to petal. Jeju orchids are packed with natural antioxidants that protects and strengthens the skin. And the line is also anti-age targeting early signs of aging, wrinkles, lines and saggy skin. The products from the Innisfree Jeju Orchid line also contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid from Jeju soybeans, niacinamide, peptides and amino acids that are strengthening the skin and improving the skin’s elasticity. I would mainly recommend the Innisfree Orchid line between the age of 25-35 although there are products that also work well for mature skin 35-40+ for example the Innisfree Jeju Orchid Intense Cream and the Innisfree Jeju Orchid Eye Cream. 2 products that I highly recommend!

The Innisfree orchid line offers a whole range of products and not only a toner, emulsion, lotion, serum, eye cream, face cream and sleeping mask etc. This line includes several different kinds of face creams developed for different skin types and ages. Within the Innisfree Orchid line you will find both lighter gel creams, a day cream, night creams and deeply nourishing rich creams for very dry skin types. There’s something for every skin type really. Check out the Innisfree Orchid Youth Care Collection for example! The packaging is nice and handy in plastic jars, and the products has this mild green scent to them.

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Innisfree Green Tea Seed line

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The Innisfree Green Tea Seed line primarily specializes in pure hydration and moisture. This skin care line offers a range of fresh products with good absorption. The line’s key ingredients includes organic green tea extract and green tea seed oil from the Jeju Islands which contains a total of 16 hydrating amino acids and antioxidants. This line is balancing the skin, locking in and retaining moisture for a longer period of time. The Innisfree Green Tea Seed line includes a whole range of face creams, balms, lotions, emulsions, facial oils and much more. You got everything from light gel products and gel creams down to intense moisturization with the Deep Cream. The Innisfree Green Tea Seed line is mainly a hydrating line and the products feel uncomplicated, lightweight and very fresh indeed.

I would describe the Innisfree Green Tea line as a fresh, green and balancing skin care line that is suitable for both boys and girls between the age of 20-30. I highly recommend the Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream for young skin, acne prone skin, combination skin or skin that is out of balance. Another fresh and lightweight best-seller is the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. What I like about the Innisfree Green Tea Seed line is that these products do feel green and fresh, and they are hydrating the skin well without feeling heavy or oily. The products from this line has this mild green unisex type scent towards green tea and pine, suitable for both boy and girl. I would say that the Green Tea line is mainly targeting young skin, normal skin and combination skin types. And the lightest products from this line might also be suitable for oilier skin types as well. The products in the Innisfree Green Tea line are incredibly affordable costing from about 6-7€ /pc!

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic / Super Volcanic line

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The Innisfree Super Volcanic line is all about targeting enlarged pores, blackheads and sebum. The key ingredient is Jeju Volcanic Clusters from Jeju Islands. The products from this line are purifying, removing excess sebum and balancing the sebum levels in the skin. This skin care line mainly includes different types of facial masks with the bestseller Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask in the front. The line also includes a foam cleanser, deep cleansing, a mousse mask, a 3-step mask, peel off masks and facial scrubs. The Innisfree Super Volcanic line also includes a volcanic konjac sponge, a pore targeting toner and a blackhead balm.

My personal favorites include the very popular bestseller Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, which is the smoothest of soft clay masks and pretty much unscented. I also love the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam which cleanses the skin gently but effectively with it’s lovely creamy foam. The cleanser is for every day use. Innisfree Color Clay Masks are very affordable and come in 7 different kinds customized to suit every skin concern and skin type, for examlpe purifying, brightening or hydrating etc. I would mainly recommend the Innisfree Super Volcanic line for normal, combination and oily skin types, enlarged pores, blackheads and sebum. And if your skin always feels way too greasy, shiny and oily. One can use products from the Volcanic line together with creams and serums from Innisfree’s other skin care lines. Just find what’s most suitable for your skin type and skin concerns.

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Top best Korean clay masks deeply cleansing Innisfree clay mask from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Personally, I love the Innisfree brand! I have tested quite a few products and I have never been disappointed so far. Do you have any Innisfree favorites? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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FULL REVIEW: Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser

After 3+ months of use

Product: Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser
Product type: Foam cleanser
Price: from 5.50€ / 150ml
Texture: Creamy & smooth
Color: White
Scent: Mild sweet scent of Aloe Vera
Skin type: All skin types really. But especially good for dry skin, sensitive skin, troubled skin and acne prone skin in need of gentle cleansing.
How to use: Put a small amount of product in the palm of your hand and add water. Work up a creamy foam. Wash your face, then rinse.
Formula: Contains hydrating and soothing Aloe Vera extract.
Good: The skin becomes clean and fresh without feeling stripped, tight or dried out. No irritation. An effective cleanser that removes impurities and makeup while still being gentle on the skin.
Bad: No luxury feel
Results on the skin: The skin feels clean and fresh but without being stripped or excessively dry. No irritation.
Buy again: YES absolutely!

FULL REVIEW Rating 4.7 / 5

I have tested a true Korean classic, the Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser. Here’s my full review.

Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser is a hydrating, soothing and gentle foam cleanser that effectively cleanses the skin without irritating. This cleanser contains, as its name suggests, Aloe Vera extract. This product is an incredibly popular and highly rated bestseller both in and outside of Korea.

Review Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser is a very popular, loved and highly rated Korean foam cleanser. And that’s why I was extra curious to try and test this skin care product. And yes, it might even be worth the hype! Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser comes in a large white plastic tube with green prints on it, nothing strange there. The tube itself is generous with a full 150ml of product, making this an extremely affordable and cheap foam cleanser in my opinion. At first glance it might not impress very much, but this product will grow on you for sure.

Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser is an uncomplicated foaming cleanser from Korea that does the job with no fuss!

Review Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

The product itself is creamy and white but doesn’t exactly look like your average foam cleanser. It doesn’t have that classic white pearl soap sheen to it. This cleanser looks more like a moist thick cream or lotion. Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser foams easily, and the foam is airy and creamy. The cleanser has a nice scent to it, but it’s not exactly that classic refreshing Aloe Vera scent that one might expect. Instead, the scent is very mild and almost sweet I would say. Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser effectively cleanses the skin without irritating or stripping away the skin’s natural oils. It barely tightens after wash on dry skin which is unusual for my skin type. This cleanser feels very gentle on the skin. And therefor I feel that Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser should also work well for sensitive skin types, troubled skin and acne prone skin in need of something gentle. And I really do understand why this product is so very popular in Korea and in Europe.

You simply can’t get a better quality foam cleanser for this kind of cheap price! It’s super affordable indeed.

I’ve been using Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser for several months in my daily skin care routine. Both as a single cleanser in my morning routine, and in my double cleansing routine at night when used after a cleansing oil. Even if my skin has occasionally been extra sensitive from exfoliation, cold, dryness or heavy makeup, for example around my eyelids, Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser still gets the job done with no irritation or redness whatsoever. This product is gentle yet still effective.

Review Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe
Review Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser from Korea Korean skin care K-beauty Blog Europe

I would recommend Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser to all skin types really. From normal, dry and combination skin to oily skin in need of a gentle cleanser. Also for acne prone skin and sensitive skin types as this product doesn’t strip or irritate the skin. I think that Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser might also be suitable for troubled skin, red irritated skin and rosacea due to its gentle formula. Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser works great on its own or as the second step when double cleansing.

If you’re looking for a crazy cheap and affordable foam cleanser that is gentle, then Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser is absolutely perfect.

Plus because Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser is an incredibly cheap and affordable cleanser that holds a good quality in my opinion. Plus for the handy hygienic tube which is also big and generous. You do get a lot of product for your money. Plus because Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser cleanses the skin effectively without drying out or stripping the skin. Plus because the product is gentle without irritating or causing redness. Plus for the pleasant somewhat sweet scent.

Really, I have nothing to complain about regarding the Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser. Maybe the scent could have been more refreshing instead of somewhat sweet. And there’s no sense of luxury. But for the cheap price of like 5.50€ with free shipping from Korea, this is in fact the best cleanser I’ve tested in this price range. One can hardly get anything cheaper for this kind of quality in my opinion. Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser does the job and it’s very budget friendly! In addition, gentle yet efficient. I highly recommend this cleanser, especially for dry skin and slightly more sensitive skin types.

Ingredients
Water, glycerin, stearic acid. myristic acid, peg-32, potassium hydroxide, lauric acid, butylene glycol, cocamidopropyl betaine, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, sodium laureth sulfate, peg-75, tea-lauryl sulfate, sodium chloride, laureth-2, sodium sulfate, disodium edta, sodium benzoate, fragrance (parfum), caramel, yellow 5 (cl 19140), blue 1 (cl 42090)

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Best wrinkle skin care! Mature skin 30+ 40+ and 50+

Today I’m sharing my best tips on how to best prevent wrinkles and signs of aging at the age of 30, 40 and 50+. Which ingredients to look for and products that really work!

Today I’ll share my best tips for radiant, even and healthy looking skin with a natural glow after the age of 30, 40 and 50+. The key is, in my opinion: proper cleansing, exfoliation and above all hydration hydration hydration! And yes, there are skin care ingredients specifically targeting elasticity, enlarged saggy pores, wrinkles and pigmentation, but the level of moisture is crucial in my opinion. I personally started a proper skin care routine late in life. It wasn’t until I was 35 years old that started testing and using Korean skin care. I had gone through skin cancer and my skin was dry, dull, wrinkly and not very nice looking. I chose K-beauty mostly because the products were cheap and still highly rated. In addition, I’d heard that snail creams could remove wrinkles and signs of aging. Since then I am hooked on K-beauty, and I would never dream of going to bed with makeup as we speak today! I’ve personally used 100% Korean skin care ever since, and will continue to do so for sure.

NOTE! I am not a skin therapist by any means but this post contains my personal tips for radiant and healthy looking skin.

It may not be possible to reverse time! But you can prevent signs of aging by keeping your skin healthy, fresh and hydrated, regardless of age!

Korean skin care 20+

Young skin produces large amounts of collagen and has high metabolism which makes the skin look naturally youthful, healthy and plump. The amount of collagen decreases with age, making the skin look increasingly thinner and more wrinkly. Your skin can heal itself and recovers more easily when you’re young. And you may have increased levels of sebum making your skin slightly shiny or oily? The skin might be perceived as resilient when young, and more sensitive when mature. The pores are elastic, as is the overall complexion in general. Maybe you don’t notice any signs of aging at all before turning 30? Despite of partying a lot and sleeping too little…

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Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea line is a very affordable Korean skin care line suitable for most skin types. Not too light and not too heavy providing good hydration.

No wrinkles no worries, right?! But in fact, we can damage our skin at the age of 20 even though it’s not visible to the eye. Later in life, both wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots will appear sooner or later. It’s always a good idea to use SPF and avoid harmful sunrays for preventive purposes. Sun-damaged skin will show permanent visible dark spots and wrinkles in a few years even though it doesn’t seem like that when you’re young. Make sure to protect and moisturize both your face, your neck, the decolletage and the top of your hands where pigmentation and wrinkles are often most visible. If you have dry skin, you can probably spot some dryness and fine lines around the eye area as you approach 30. Invest in good hydrating skin care products suitable for your skin type. Never neglect cleansing your skin, and definitely do not sleep wearing makeup. Hyaluronic acid is a deeply hydrating key ingredient that works for most skin types. Also look for ingredients like green tea. Cheap and affordable Korean skin care lines that I highly recommend are the Innisfree Green Tea line, the Innisfree Orchid line, the Etude House Moistfull Collagen line, the Etude House Pink Vital Water line, the It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture line and the Tonymoly Chok Chok Green Tea line. Follow the links to read more about each skin care line.

Korean skin care 30+

Somewhere between the age of 30 and 40, most people notice that the skin is slowly starting to change. The level of collagen is slowly decreasing and the skin might no longer look as youthful and dewy as before. Lines and wrinkles are forming and the skin may feel less plump and more saggy than before. The pores slowly lose their elasticity and can look larger and more prominent. The skin becomes thinner and more sensitive and may not heal as easily. In worst case, a popped pimple might end up like a permanent red / dark spot or even a scar. Some get drier skin as they get older due to reduced levels of sebum.

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COSRX and Mizon makes very nice AHA and BHA products that exfoliates the skin and dissolves clogged pores. Choose BHA if you have an oily skin type with blackheads. Choose AHA if you have a dry skin type with wrinkles and lines.

Continue using hydrating and moisturizing skin care products. Add an eye cream and an anti-age serum if you haven’t already. 2-3 sheet masks / week do wonders for dry skin types. Keeping radiance and glow makes the skin look younger. Use SPF and avoid harmful sunrays which lead to more wrinkles, increased pigmentation and visible dark spots and age spots. Make sure to protect and moisturize both face, neck, decolletage and hands where pigmentation, wrinkles and aging skin is most visible. Skin care that helps the skin’s cell renewal, repairing, restoring and exfoliating the skin can help to maintain the freshness and radiance even as the skin is aging. Examples of such types of products are, for example, fermented ingredients, AHA acids, enzymes, peptides, collagen, vitamin C, Retinol, scrub masks & peels and snail products. For my recommendations, I really like the Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack which gently exfoliates the skin while you sleep. Purito Vitamin C serum is a gentle vitamin C serum that doesn’t irritate the skin. Both COSRX and Mizon offer very nice AHA products, including the Mizon AHA 8% Peeling Serum which is said to be as good as Paula’s Choice AHA serum. Mizon is also significantly cheaper! Mizon also offer great snail products including the Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream which I absolutely love. Exfoliating the skin frequently, ie removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, promotes the cell turnover and new healthy skin. However, be careful not to over exfoliate as too much exfoliation can lead to sensitivity, redness, irritation or at the worst damaged skin. After exfoliation, hydration is much required and hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient that works for most skin types. Korean classic Mizon Hyaluronic Acid Serum 100 or the Purito Hyaluronic Acid Serum are great ones to add in your routine. Follow the links to read more about the products mentioned.

Korean skin care 40+

By now, most people have noticed signs of aging in their skin. Diminished fullness, sagging pores, less elasticity, more lines and wrinkles and permanent pigmentation or age spots. Continue using deeply moisturizing and nourishing skin care products, especially at night. Apply several products in layers for maximum hydration. Finish off with a sleeping mask, especially if you have dry skin. I personally like to apply both an essence and several serums one after the other. Continue to exfoliate your skin weekly. But keep in mind that as we age, our skin might get thinner and more sensitive to harsh grains. Peeling gels effectively remove dead skin cells without sharp tearing. More tips in my recommendations for the best Korean exfoliating products in this post. In their 40s, many people take their skin care regime one step further and begin to do cosmetic treatments and procedures at the salon. For example microneedling, fillers and botox to maintain a youthful appearance. I personally have never done any such types of procedures this far, but I am curious about microneedling and Retinoid / Retin A in the future. Retin A is a form of vitamin A but much stronger than retinol. From which I know, by far the only substance that has proven to actually “reverse time” removing spots, wrinkles, pigmentation, melasma and acne scars improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Retin A should be used in small doses with great moderation as it’s an incredibly strong and effective ingredient that can cause irritation and flaky skin. Educate yourself carefully before testing this! Retin A / retinoid is sold at regular pharmacies in Spain or on prescription in the rest of Europe.

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Koreans make very nice high quality snail products with high contents of snail secret filtrate, up 90% actually. Snail products work against wrinkles, pigmentation and signs of aging, but they are also gentle enough for sensitive skin types.

Further, I also recommend continuing using SPF, fermented ingredients, AHA acids, enzymes, peptides, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, peeling and snail products. Remember to add extra nourishment and moisturization after exfoliation. I also recommend premium quality sheet masks, such as hydro-gel masks like this one from Tonymoly. Try different products until you find what works for your skin. Maybe you need to add spot treatment targeting dark spots or enlarged pores? Some of my personal favorite anti-age products from Korea include Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream, Tonymoly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Mask Sheet and the Missha Time Revolution line mainly the essence + the night serum. Also check out Korean brand Iope which has several good quality skin care lines targeting wrinkles. Including the Ipoe Age Corrector line and the Iope Nutrition Anti-wrinkle line. A more budget friendly alternative to targeting single wrinkles is the Innisfree Wrinkle Science Spot Treatment.

Mature skin 40+ makeup tips!
Avoid thick, powdery makeup that makes your skin look dry and even more wrinkly after the age of 40. Instead, focus on light and fresh makeup products that smoothes out the skin just enough, but still keeping that natural radiance and healthy looking glowy skin. Less is more as you get older I think. An example of simple everyday makeup is a hydrating light BB cream or a light powder foundation that smoothes out the skin but keeping the radiance and glow without ever feeling cakey. Possibly a creamy concealer if you need to cover up dark circles or age spots. A blush to create that rosy dewy fresh skin. Some mascara and lip gloss. That’s it! Try to enhance that healthy glow to maintain a youthful look. Avoid cakey matte powdery makeup. Well, your skin care routine is of great importance actually as it’s the foundation for your overall complexion. Also, try to accept that we are all aging and that it is perfectly OK. And remember, a smile makes all people even more beautiful!

Korean skin care 50+

By now the skin has definitely aged some. You’ll probably see visible lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, blemishes and age spots. The skin might feel softer, thinner and more saggy as it has reduced its elasticity. During and after menopause, the skin can change quite dramatically and become drier and less plump. This is because of decreased estrogen levels which breaks down collagen and elasticity of the skin. Your natural moisture barrier deteriorates as well. Pigmentation, age spots and sun damage can darken and become more prominent in your 50s. Cell renewal decreases as well.

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In the photo my mother-in-law 60+, One of the members in the K-beauty Blog testing panel.

Maybe you are thinking of more drastic methods to maintain youthful looking skin? Such as treatments and procedures at the salon or even surgery? Of course, everyone does as they please, but I’d like to promote natural beauty with or without wrinkles. Continue to using a complete nourishing, gentle and above all deeply moisturizing skin care routine both morning and evening. Use products that are targeting wrinkles, lines and pigmentation. Focus on products that do not dry out the skin, protecting the skin’s barrier, providing radiance and gently exfoliating the skin. Ingredients to look for are for example, fermented yeast, collagen, ginseng, rice, mushroom extract, glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol, niacinamide, snail secretion, peptides, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Exfoliate the skin 1-2g / week to promote cell renewal and good absorption of your skin care. Also read more about Retin A / retinoid above (the 40+ section) if you are considering more drastic methods that do not include surgery. Use makeup in moderation and go for a dewy healthy glow to achieve that youthful look. Check my personal makeup tips above under 40+. Use makeup sparingly on wrinkly areas under the eyes or in the smile lines. Your hair style, hair color and clothing style also contribute to how people perceive your age. It might be time to upgrade your style with the help of professionals. A welcoming smile makes all people more beautiful regardless of age. You have lived a rich life that shows, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Be proud to be you!

If you have sensitive skin that doesn’t tolerate retinol, AHA acids nor vitamin C, then invest in Korean snail products that are very gentle and still targeting wrinkles, blemishes and pigmentation.

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Best K-beauty favorites from 2019
– Skin care & makeup

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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Maximum hydration 2 Korean Favorite products Toner & Essence from Korea Korean Skin Care K-beauty Blog Europe

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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