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My Korean Skincare Experience

 

 

korean skincare must haves

I’ve always read that Korean skincare does wonders. I personally like to stick to the same type of products if they work so well with my skin because if I change to a product that is unfamiliar it may react badly.

It was one morning that I was watching Dasha Kim’s video on her Korean skincare routine and she was showing these products that she orders from Wishtrend.com that I had decided to try it out for the first time.

You can watch the video here and learn about her Korean skincare routine.

The products

The list of products that I will be reviewing are:

  • Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
  • Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  • Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad
  • Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drops
  • Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream
  • Klairs Supple Illuminating Blemish Balm

You can get each of these products individually on Wishtrend.

Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

klairs deep cleansing oil

The ingredients

  • Black bean oil: helps with sebum production, increases the elasticity of your skin and provides a soothing effect
  • Black sesame oil: prevents dehydration and skin ageing
  • Black currant seed oil: helps strengthen the skin’s protective layer. Promotes skin cell regeneration as well

The verdict

  • Really love this product!!
  • It removed all my makeup and any dirt from the end of the day
  • There is a slight smell but you get used to it
  • I only use this at night
  • I use this first before the next step which is the Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Would I repurchase this?

Yes!! 100% yes! Really loved this cleansing oil and it really suited my dry skin.

Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

cosrx low ph gel cleansing

The ingredients

  • Tea tree oil: a great ingredient for removing makeup and is the main ingredient in this product

The verdict

  • Loved this product as well, it was a good compliment to using it after the cleansing oil above
  • The smell can be slightly strong but again you get used to it
  • At first, I remember I felt like the cleanser stripped my skin a little bit but I believe that would be the tea tree oil. After using it the first time it wasn’t so bad and I might’ve just not been used to using a gel cleanser.
  • I love how it works to remove any excess makeup and dirt from the skin

Repurchase? Yay or nay?

I probably wouldn’t repurchase this. The reason is that I find it a little soapy. But this would be a great cleanser for acne prone skin types since tea tree oil is really good for treating blemishes.

Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Pad

cosrx moisture pads

The ingredients

  • Hyaluronic Acid: preserves moisture in the skin and also replenishes any lost moisture.
  • Propolis Extract: it contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps smooth out the skin. It’s also very gentle on sensitive skin

The verdict

  • I loveeeeeed using this product. It really made my skin so smooth and plump. Even though I was using a whole lot of other products I really believe this helped with smoothing my skin out because of the hyaluronic acid contained in the pads
  • Each pad was soaked with the above ingredients and I found it really easy to use.
  • I would use one pad in the morning and evening
  • I would use them after cleansing. In the morning I’d only use water to wash my face

Repurchase it?

Yes, I would! I really loved the pads and how easy it was to use them. One box lasted me a little over a month.

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drops

klairs midnight oil drops

klairs midnight drops

So just a heads up this I believe is a very thin liquidity serum you use at night and I would say this was the most interesting product I used out of my order.

The ingredients

  • EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1) and bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1): The body itself produces the substances EGF and bFGF which helps keep the outer and inner parts of your skin firm and smooth
  • Blueberry extract: Contains Vitamin C which neutralises free radicals and helps with delaying the ageing process.

The verdict

  • I found the product very liquidity which I didn’t expect
  • I only used 2-3 drops every night after using the moisture pads
  • I didn’t have any reactions to this product
  • I found it quite interesting that the product was a blue colour!

Repurchase?

It’s going to be a no from me. I honestly think this product may have improved the appearance and helped smooth my skin. But I’d rather be using other products that I like better and that I gravitate towards.

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream

klairs rich moist soothing cream

The ingredients

  • Free from dyes, fragrances and animal-based components: This is great for anyone who has sensitive skin or doesn’t like to have a smell in their skincare products

The verdict

  • Absolutely LOVED this!
  • It really made my skin feel instantly moisturised and smooth
  • I would definitely take this travelling, it’s the perfect size

Repurchase?

Yes for sure! I will definitely get another tube of this product off the website. It’s a really nice moisturising and honestly, I can’t fault it! I’d recommend this moisturiser if anyone is looking for a new one to try!

Klairs Supple Illuminating Blemish Balm

klairs bb cream

The product

  • It’s a BB cream
  • Light in coverage, in fact, you’d have to put on a few layers to build the coverage
  • It has whitening properties which isn’t something I’d use but I rarely noticed the product making me paler
  • Contains SPF40 which is a good plus for me. The Australian sun is strong so the higher SPF the better

The verdict

  • I used this every single day for work and I really like how it didn’t cover up my skin and lets it breathe
  • I would use this applying with my fingers
  • A small amount was enough just for a very subtle coverage all over my face

Would I repurchase this product?

It would have to be a no I’m afraid. I’m just not too keen on this product and I prefer other BB and CC creams that I currently own.

There isn’t much fault with this product but it’s a matter of preference that’s all.

My overall thoughts

I really enjoyed using these products and I have a newfound respect for Korean skincare. It makes me want to do further research and try other Korean products. ( I sense a trip to South Korea soon….maybe??)

I really loved the cleanser, the moisture pads and the moisturiser out of the products I tried over a months period.

I’m still using the cleanser and moisturiser daily. Until they run out I will make a decision to repurchase off the Wishtrend website.

Have you tried Korean skincare before? What are your thoughts? Comment below!

 

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