Thursday, June 8, 2017

Korean Beauty Products Review [Innisfree]

Everyone is heading to South Korea to visit locations seen in our favourite Korean Dramas, dreamily wandering around in high hopes of meeting a cute guy we can call our "Oppa." We are so smitten by Lee Min Ho, Gong Yoo, Song Joong Ki, Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Woo Bin and many more! We fell in love with their looks, perfect smile, romantic gestures and good humor. But what does it take for these "oppas" to like us back? 

Aside from the increasing number of KDrama and KPop fans, there is also a remarkable sales growth in most South Korean products. As a matter of fact, the world is now so into discovering the fascinating beauty and skin care benefits of Korean beauty products too. From the Laneige lipstick used by Kim Bok Joo in Weightlifting Fairy to the social media frenzy over peel off masks and bubble face masks, we can't deny KDrama and KPop's huge impact on the market and their influence to customer buying behavior. I, myself, have tried Korean beauty products and here are my six favourites from Innisfree:

No Sebum Mineral Powder in limited edition emoji packaging
No Sebum Mineral Powdwer. Description says it absorbs excess sebum and oil to prevent makeup from becoming patchy, while correcting dull skin tone to keep the skin bright and radiant all day. But what is a sebum anyway? Answer: Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin. [see source: wikipedia]
Why I like it: On lazy days when I don't feel like wearing heavy makeup, I put on my moisturizer, sunscreen with spf50 and this mineral powder for a nice finish. It's like putting on baby powder, it keeps my face from looking oily and makes it look naturally good. No need for foundation!

It's real squeeze mask in Green Tea and Aloe Vera
It's Real Squeeze Face Masks. Product description says it hydrates and recharges skin [...]Three-layered sheet for longer moisturizing and great adherence. Using these products will leave skin feeling smooth, supple, and deeply hydrated.
Why I like it: It comes in different packs and fruit or petal extracts. They have Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Acai Berry, Rose, Rice, Blackberry, Strawberry, Lemon, Pomegranate, etc. But my favorite is It's Real Squeeze face mask sheet in Manuka Honey. It leaves my face feeling so hydrated! I use it on nights when my face feels dry or when I want to rid of my haggard look.

Apple seed lip & eye makeup remover
 Apple seed eye and lip makeup remover. The description says, "Refreshingly and cleanly removes lip and eye makeup without leaving the skin greasy or oily. Apple seed oil rich in moisture and nutrients protects delicate skin from any irritation after point makeup removal. Formulation with 5-Free system - Free of 5 harmful additives such as mineral oil, synthetic colorants, animal ingredients, sulfate-based surfactants and fragrance."
Why I like it: We have thinner skin around the eyes and lips, that's why we need a more delicate makeup remover for these areas. Some makeup remover that I've tried are harsh on the skin, making my skin feel prickly and red. But this product made removing eye makeup an ease, I highly recommend this.

Olive oil real cleansing tissue 30 sheets
 Olive Oil real cleansing wipes. Product description says, "A deep-hydration cleansing tissue made with organic golden olives. Contains antioxidants, olives, and vitamins. Cleanses and moisturizes with just a wipe."
Why I like it: I now realized that oil-based makeup remover is more effective than the others. After a long, tiring day.. all we wanted to do is remove our makeup immediately and wash our face. But, I don't recommend using makeup remover wipes all the time. You must always follow a thorough face cleansing routine every night.

Eco fruit lip tint in Cherry shade
 Eco fruit lip tint. Product description says it contains raspberry extract giving the lips a bright, lively color. Free from: talc, silicon, and mineral oil. Apply some tint to the tip and gently tap the inside of your lips.
Why I like it: One can easily recognize how Koreans put lipstick. It's like a gradient style, a light shade on the outer lip and darker shade on the inner lip. It's like the natural lip tint you get from drinking red wine or eating a bunch of cherries. Innisfree Eco Fruit Lip Tint is the perfect lip tint for it! I like it because it's easy to use once you master the art of putting lippie the Korean way. Plus you can taste the cherry flavor! I sometimes dab it on my cheek too, spread it out with my fingers and wait for it to dry. It looks so natural!

Jeju volcanic blackout out balm - minimizing pores

Jeju Volcanic Blackhead out Balm. Product description says it clears the nose free of blackheads. The balm melts as you roll it onto the skin, and dissolves the blackheads, clearing your skin. [...] Before cleansing, apply an appropriate amount onto where blackheads are concentrated. Use fingertips to massage for 3~5 minutes and use cleansing foam or lukewarm water to rinse off afterwards.
Why I like it: Well, instead of using blackhead strip -that may also be damaging your skin and is making the pores even bigger- Innisfree blackhead out balm dissolves the blackheads and minimizes the pores. While you can't always use removing strips for  those irritating blackheads, you can use this balm on a daily basis. I highly recommend this, please be patient for the result.

Here is a bonus video from Innisfree featuring my oppa and Innisfree brand ambassador Lee Min Ho!!!


While we all know that people have different skin types, I swear by these Innisfree products and I highly recommend these because it totally worked for me. And I know the feeling of all die-hard fans of KDrama and KPop groups.. I would probably also do anything - even use Korean beauty products- to look a bit like Park Shin-Hye or Song Hye Kyo or Jun Ji Hyun or Lee Sung Kyung!!! BTW, my boyfriend says I could pass as Shin Min-a!! Haha! Please!!

 Know another good Korean beauty product? Comment below!
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