My eyes lit up like a child when I found this box waiting for me at home. I'm exhausted but in all my excitement I've just un-boxed, opened and photographed everything. I then proceeded to have a shower and try some of my new discoveries. I probably don't mention it a lot on this blog but I'm obsessed with Korean beauty. Mainly their skincare and technologies and branding and the number of steps to their skincare routines. It's fascinating. I spoke about sheet masks here if you're interested but for now let's keep on topic. It's been about 90 minutes from when I opened this box to now. Good ol' "live blogging" at its finest.
Hands up who spotted the odd one out? Yes, it's the Biore Cleansing Oil. A Japanese buy but nonetheless a good one. I love the Biore nose strips (especially the charcoal ones) so this seemed like a good progression into the brand. It smells like pears which threw me at first. Will definitely have to get used to that but otherwise the oil itself breaks down makeup well. It doesn't wash off with water as efficiently as the Superfacialist Oil I currently use but I suppose that's what my giant crate of muslin cloths are for.
One time, I spent a Sunday morning browsing Korean mask recommendations and Skin Food came up a lot. This Wash Off Rice Mask looks like finely blended Muller Rice in a pot. Thankfully it has no scent (that I could pick up on). It's extremely light and I just took a dollop and massaged it into clean, dry skin. I spent a good few minutes gently massaging this into my skin. It has rice bran water, rice grains and gamma oryzanol which is supposed to be good for moisturising and lightening the skin. That sounds kind of scary but I do use products to help lighten the dark acne scarring. My skin feels super smooth and supple now. This seems like a nice calming treatment.
I was desperately wanting to add an essence into my skincare routine. Etude House's Moistfull Aloe First Essence is the perfect light, calming and soothing one for tired and sensitive skin. It's a light gel/liquid (not runny at all) with baobab tree and organic aloe. Some in the palm of my hand, rub it in a little and pat onto my face. It felt cooling and a great way to calm my skin down from the heat of the shower.
Finally, is a travel size of the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack. An overnight mask in a very light gel texture. It's supposed to deeply hydrate, nourish and purify the skin and hopefully you should have supple, plumped, soft skin in the morning. I'll give this a try on the weekend but I'll be saving this as a post flight treatment.
Okay, now that I've gotten all this excitement off my chest in the form of this blog post, it's time for dinner.
Have you tried any Korean beauty products?