I’m not usually one to get sucked into fads, especially when it comes to skin care. But Korean beauty (AKA K-beauty) was always intriguing to me. After all, Korean have some of the best skin I’ve seen!
After a lot of research and reading reviews, I knew what to stay away from and what I should try. So I picked a few Korean beauty skin care products and tested them out. Some I loved, others not so much. Continue reading to find out more. After writing this post, which turned out pretty long as I wanted to go into details so you get a very clear idea of the products, I split it into two parts. I’ll be publishing the second part next week, so stay tuned!
I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to food, I’ll try a lot of “weird” things at least once. For example, one of my favorite delicacies are snails. When I heard about the snail slime face cream and all of it’s benefits, I knew I had to try out!
The Mizon all in one snail repair cream claims to be anti-aging and help you with blemishes and acne scaring. As you may know, I suffered from acne in my teen years mostly and as a result I was left with mild scaring on the cheeks. So needless to say, I was very excited to test this cream out. It also promises to leave your skin bouncy, hydrated and radiant.
The cream does feel a tad slimy, nothing too disgusting even though it’s made 92% of snail slime extract. It smelled and looked like any other facial cream. It sank into the skin pretty quickly, without being sticky whatsoever. My face felt well hydrated and bouncy, even after the first application. Unfortunately though, after a few days, it caused my skin to break out. Naturally, I stopped using it immediately. I can’t say I felt my skin tighter or the scars disappear as I only used it for only a week. If you have acne prone skin like me, this product is probably not for you. Instead of helping improving my skin, it caused it to breakout.
The next item is rather new, or at least it is on Sephora.com. The Primary Raw DoYou Azulene gel cream caught my eye because of the packaging. It looks like something you might find in your grandma’s pantry. It’s unique and one to be displayed on your vanity for sure!
This gel is for is for normal to oily skin, which is a perfect fit for me. It contains tiny vitamin capsules, that you can actually spot in the jar. These capsules are gonna dissolve once massaged into the skin, giving it a dose of nourishment.
The first thing I noticed once I opened the jar, was the rather “manly” smell! It’s a very nice smell but definitely a tad too strong for my liking, especially to smear it all over my face. Unfortunately, the smell wasn’t the only con. The Primary Raw DoYou Azulene gel doesn’t get absorbed quickly and feels very sticky on the skin. It almost feels like glue! I couldn’t stand that feeling at all, I had to go wash it off just after a few minutes of applying it. Needless to say, I’m not a fan at all of this gel cream and it would be better to skip this one!
Stay tuned for the second part of this k-beauty skincare review next week!
Have you tried any Korean beauty skincare products? Let me know your favorites, I’m always looking to try new stuff!
If you love haul and unboxing you should follow me on Snapchat: @loveofmode