Happy New Year! :-) I will start my first blog post for 2017 with my most used and really just my favorite skincare products. Thankfully I had no skin problems since childhood. In fact, I had great, clear skin and my skin type falls as combination: T-zone (forehead, down the nose) is oily, while my cheeks are dry. My skin is oilier in hot season and dry season my skin may experience breakouts and redness. I’m not a skincare expert, I just love taking care of my skin. Here is my list of my favorite Korean products and below I’ll highlight why I like each product. I hope you’ll enjoy this post!
These facial cleanser deep cleans pores and eliminates any build up from makeup. Each contains a great ingredients giving a silky and smooth skin! I use this stuff morning and night.
Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam
✓ I really love this cleanser. My skin feel softer, it easily removes impurities (great against oil) and dead skins cells and my pores are much cleaner which helps getting less blemishes and blackheads. It has a fine baking powder (sodium bicarbonate in the ingredient) is great for purifying pores, the rough texture which effectively cleanses away makeup residue and work on with dry and flaky skin. It has no paraben, has a light citrusy scent, thanks to the lemon and orange extracts in it.
Etude House Milky You One Step Cleansing Foam
✓ I love all Etude House products as they are perfect for my skin. This milky you facial cleanser can be used as makeup and facial cleansing. The consistency is fantastic and it has a gentle and nice clean smell (coconut milk) but isn’t foamy unlike other cleansers I have used before. It also contains Glycerin, Dimethicone and Ethylhexylglycerin which help leaving skin soft and smooth, Lactic Acid which brings many benefits to our skin such as moisturizes, hydrates, anti-aging, stimulates collagen production, removes dead skin cells and adjusts the pH of products formulations. Since using this cleanser I have seen visible results my face is bright, shiny, looks healthier and feel pretty soft like baby skin. :-) I truly recommend this product to anyone wanting more out of their normal cleaning routine.
Missha Creamy Latte Greentea Cleansing Foam
✓ I have been using this product for quite some time and I am almost about to finish one tube. The Green tea cleansing foam is for people with oilier skin types and it’s ingredients provide nutrients and control sebum secretion to make your skin clean and moisturized. It has a creamy green texture, really gentle on the skin and you can delicately smell the clean hint of green tea in the product. When I use it, I normally wet my skin and then apply it because it’s easier to lather that way and it becomes more foamy. It has a really soft smooth texture and feel relaxing when you apply it. One thing I really like about is, it can be a little drying because they formulated just for oily skin making feel more elastic, clearer and moisturized even after wash off.
I love this routine! This is a wonderful scrub sugar mask that I am enjoying while exfoliating my skin once or twice a week to clear dead skin cells and keep pores clearer.
Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
✓ Definitely my favorite, it’s not only smells amazing, it is effective! It is enriched with minerals and vitamins, exfoliates dead skin that prevents makeup application, while revitalizing skin. It has a real unrefined black sugar granules! When using it actually leaving a more of the natural benefit on skin because it is organically farmed. I was really surprised about the solid consistency and it dissolve slowly as I massage it gently on my face. My skin leaves so porcelain smooth and poreless. Using this product really makes my skin hydrate, it help to retain moisture and effectively way to treat signs of aging.
This facial toner helps remove excess dirt, oil and shrink the appearance of pores. It gives me that feeling of freshness every single day!
Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
✓ I like how this Wonder Pore 10-in-1 combines with toning with deep cleansing, removing dead skin cells, and controlling sebum, as well as it prep your skin for moisturizing, maintaining the elasticity of pores and balancing skin’s ph level. I can say that this toner lives up with satisfaction every time dirty stuff removed from my skin, feels less oily and leaves a cooling effect (special peppermint extract).
Etude House Skin [Mal:Gəm] Deep Moist
✓ This product is part of the famous ‘mal:gem’ line of Etude House which is the Korean word for cleanness, clarity and pureness. I love the feel and smell of this product. I also love the fact that it leaves me with a dewy finish and makes my skin feel super soft and moisturized almost instantly. It looks like a emulsion inside the bottle but when it came out it has a thick milky texture.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
✓ It comes in a transparent gel form and has a mild aloe vera fragrance. The gel itself feels very cooling and refreshing when applied to my face. I love that it absorbed quickly and fells very light without leaving oily residue or greasy. It also leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, soft and smooth after using. I used it as my face and body moisturizer, but there are so many different ways you can use it. Definitely must try.
Whenever my skin feeling tired and needs some love I apply a mask about twice a week after cleansing. I do love face masks because it brightens and improves my complexion instantly!
Etude House Skin Note Pore Tightening
✓ It’s a gel type mask sheet that has “Clay Apple” is meant to be a pore tightening and Hyaluronic Acid Seaweed for deep moisturizing ingredients. I like how it can absorb more serum onto the skin compared to the usual masks. I had a glowing and dewy skin after using the mask. Also, I love the feeling of tightness and my pores looked smaller. The only cons for this mask I think that this is best used at night while resting or lying on bed because it’s glossy and has a lot of serum it slips on face easily. Overall, I felt that my skin was incredibly softer and firmer after using this mask compared to the other masks I’ve used.
Etude House Sheet Mask: Green Tea, Lemon, Pearl
✓ My favorite product of Etude House by far are masks – of any type, shape and form. I’m totally obsessed with masks that’s why I chose Green Tea which is for moisturizing and soothing, Lemon for moisturizing and brightening and Pearl for a bright complexion. The Green Tea mask provides my skin refreshed and moisturized by soothing tired skin comfortably. I also notice it makes my skin produce less and it seemed really bright and clear. Lemon Mask smells very fresh and lemony. This mask seems to be suitable to all types and is meant for clearing skin and making it visually brighter. My skin became soft and hydrated I definitely could notice the instant brightening effect. I love all the whitening masks, especially the Pearl Mask. It softens your skins, whitens it, and makes it looks healthier. I also use all the other masks and they also help your face a lot. I highly recommend the three masks and I am really happy with overall results.
Etude House Black Charcoal Forehead T- Patch, Collagen Eye Patch, Green Tea Nose Pack
✓ This patch is a T-shaped forehead sheet mask that fits the forehead and nose area (T-zone area). It has specially formulated with black charcoal bringing them out to clean out and purify pores. I love how it really does controlling sebum and tightening pores my skin. Collagen Eye patch are great for a title tired eyes and it comes with contain a LOT of product. They feel really nice and feel like they wake up my eyes, improved hydration, firmer and brightened my skin. The green tea nose pack are nice for cleaning up my white whiteheads. My nose always feels so soft after using them.
I just love soft lips. Exfoliating lips will help to remove dead layers of skin and help generate regrowth of new skin cells. Nothing wrong with having kissable lips!
Etude House Kissfull Lip Care : Lip Scrub, Lip Concealer
✓ The scrub is a clear gel with grains of sugar which help to scrub off the dead skin, giving you softer and moist lips. My lips did feel moisturized and it smells like peachy juice but it has a bitter after taste. While Concealer has a creamy and soft texture, it works very well while also feeling nice and soft on the lips. But if you have a dry or flaky lips, concealer will leave and visible in your lips so it’s better to exfoliate first. I have a bad lip color so this product really goes well on my full and gradient lip. It’s so moisturizing and feels really good!
That’s all my fave product and religiously enjoying from time to time. My beauty tip for everyone is to stay hydrated! Drinking at least two liters of water a day, have a good and complete sleep (6-8 hours) and I believe that basis of good skin comes from what you put into your body.
What’s the one skincare product you can’t live without?! Leave a comment below your thoughts and if you have any questions. Annyeong!♥