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The beauty world isn’t likely to hit a brick wall anytime soon, with brands creating the ‘next best thing’ in the skincare world such as the current CBD craze, an ingredient phenomenon that almost every single brand has appeared to executed within their next product installation.
Taking a step back on current skincare trends, how can we forget the long-standing Korean beauty revelation. From blemish balms to cushions and essences, we should be grateful that these treasure gems are still around, and why not, they’re a key element to most of our skincare routines, including mine. Carry on reading as I introduce you, my readers to two must-try Korean beauty finds to date and why you should think about adding at least one into your current skincare routine.
I don’t have to ramble on about how proper cleansing is the key to a clear, glowing complexion. We all know how important it is to cleanse the skin, first thing in the morning and last thing at night, in fact, a second cleanse is recommended at night to first remove surface impurities and makeup. The second cleanse is actually very important, this is where the skin and our pores are deeply cleansed to remove traces of dirt, oil and grime collected throughout the day or overnight.
Acwell created a Bubble-Free Ph Balanced Cleanser that not only contains a helpful amount of anti-inflammatory ingredients but will also ensure your skin won’t feel stripped or overly cleaned after application. So what’s actually inside this ‘bubble-free’ cleanser? Aloe Leaf Juice acts as a natural humectant by attracting moisture from the air to prevent skin irritation and dryness. Tiger Grass extract compels a trio of compartments to calm, soothe and restore the skins natural barrier that may have been compromised in the past. Salicylic is also included to offer light exfoliation, removing dead skin cells to reveal a fresher complexion.
My personal preference in a cleanser is I like to see it foam or lather at least a little for me to feel like it’s actually doing something, with this cleanser, you see ‘almost’ no visible cleansing action due to its non-foaming formulation. This doesn’t mean it’s not doing its jobs-worth, it’s just a formulation I’m not familiar with. PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is used in replacement of your typical cleansing detergents such as SLS and SLES that can affect the skins natural barrier function and potentially cause the skin to behave badly.
If you’re like me who prefers to see a cleanser working its magic then this might not be for you, however, my skin did look and feel miraculously cleansed after use.
A cleansing toner from Acwell that incorporates a hefty amount of Licorice root to brighten, soothe and gently cleanse away the leftovers from your favourite cleanser. This is, in fact, the first-ever Korean product I have ever tried so you could imagine how excited I felt upon initial application. Peony Flower Extract withholds outstanding anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin making this a great solution for sensitive and blemish-prone skin.
There’s also the delights of Green Tea Extract that offers an anti-bacterial effect on the skin whilst acting as a natural skin astringent. With a slightly acidic pH level of 5.5, our skin is able to work it’s optimum, reducing the likelihood of possible skin irritations. Chamomile rose water and bergamot combined together provide an unimaginable uplifting herbal scent that you really need to experience for yourself.
Upon application, it’s yellowish-coloured consistency may come at a surprise for some, it’s one of the very few toners I have experienced with such depth of colour. As I swept a cotton pad over the skin with the toner applied, I noticed a touch of freshness, a hint of satisfaction from the initial application. It’s still early days to judge whether this product has long-term skin benefits but initially, I did notice an improvement in brightness which is something I’m most definitely needing during the cold, winter months. Our skin can become dull and tired-looking since the warmer weather has taken a long vacation until next year. Without the warmth of sun-rays and that magical Summer radiance, our skin can become compressed because of this, so by incorporating a toner with brightening properties like this one could be your answer to a new, profound gleam.
Will you be indulging into South Korean beauty finds like these two above? This is a gifted feature in partnership with The Skin Library. All opinions, experiences and words my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
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