Last month, after reading several articles about the superior quality of Korean skincare, I ordered some skincare products from beautynetkorea.com. I don’t have a religious ‘tried and tested’ skincare routine, so I’m always keen to try new products. I have ridiculously dry skin so anything that can combat that is a must have in my book and that’s really what I was after from these products. Dry skin busters. The products arrived promptly (much faster than I thought they would) and so far I’m very impressed with what I’ve received.
I’m going to begin with generalities. Firstly, I have to say, that every single product I’ve tried has smelt delicious. Secondly the sizes of the products is very generous. Thirdly, all the packaging looks great! Fourthly, all the prices on the website are given in US dollars, but I’ll try to convert them into sterling for your reference. Now let’s jump into the good stuff:
Click on any product name to see the product on the website.
1. Tony Moly ‘Wonder Water Moisture Cream’ 10.56 Fl Oz/300ml (!!!) $14.39/£8.45
The tub claims: “Oil-free gel cream takes care of sebum and moisturises skin”
This is a giant tub of very mild, gentle moisturiser. I essentially bought this one for the name; who can resist a wonder product?? I’m so glad I did purchase it since it’s such a lovely moisturiser. As you might think, it’s very watery so it absorbs in seconds and leaves no residue at all. It’s actually very similar to Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Gel Moisturiser, but at a fraction of the price and in a jumbo size tub. It even has the same blue tinge to the moisturiser. I’ve been using this one more on my legs which aren’t particularly dry and it’s nice to pop on in the morning, especially now the weather’s improving and I’m starting to tentatively get my legs out. The packaging claims it’s for your neck and face, but hey-ho. It smells gorgeous and is very refreshing.
2. Tony Moly, ‘I’m Real Avocado Rich Cream’ 3.17 Fl Oz/90ml $12.33/£7.25
This cream is insanely thick, in the pot. It’s so dense that when you dip your fingers in, the product even feels spongey. You only need the smallest amount, and once it warms a little in your hands it thins and applies so nicely all over your face. Once again it smells absurdly good, and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. I’ve had limited exposure to Kiehl’s avocado creams, but from what I can see, this does the same thing, but again cheaper and actually with a better smell. Their creamy avocado eye treatment comes in a 1 Fl Oz/28ml pot and costs a whopping £33. If you’re looking for something that does the same job at a quarter of the cost, head to Tony Moly. This is actually the third part in a three step system, and I’m inclined to go back for the other two. You can, of course, buy all three parts for less money than one pot of Kiehl’s.
3. Nature Republic, ‘Morroco Ghassoul Cleansing and Massage Cream’ 6.76 Fl Oz/200ml $9/£5.30
On the tub; “This deep cleansing and massage cream enriched with pure Morroco ghassoul effectively absorbs excess sebum, removes impurities and dead skin cells, and cleanses pores”
This is another big tub of lovely smelling product. Unfortunately I have yet to use this one, as I’m trying to get to the end of some others before I give this a go. This is meant to be used on a dry face; you take a small amount from the tub with your fingers and massage it into your face in a circular motion. Nature Republic reckon this can be used to take off make-up, and that when you massage it your make-up begins to dissolve away. Then you remove the product with a tissue or muslin. I’m keen to see how I get on with this one, let me know if you’d like an update on it!
4. Etude House ‘Moistfull Super Collagen Multi-Stick’ 0.35 Fl Oz/10 g $9.90/£5.80
On the packaging, “This is a stick balm containing 58% Super Collagen (hydrolyzed collagen) that glides onto skin with its moist and firm texture for long-lasting smooth and elastic skin”.
This is a bit of a strange product, in that I haven’t come across anything else like it so far. It’s so simple and easy to use, it literally takes seconds. You twist the bottom of the stick, which boosts up the product which you then apply directly onto your face in areas that you feel are looking a bit tired. I’ve been using it under my eyes and on my forehead and sometimes around my lips. Then you apply your regular moisturiser over the top. They recommend that you use it both morning and night, but I’ve just been using it at night. When I do, the next morning I feel like my skin looks less drab and just a bit more alive and plump (but not puffy). I wonder if you could use it as a lip moisturiser too before applying lip stick to make them look a bit more luscious.
5. Etude House ‘ I Need You, Yogurt Wash-Off Pack’ 4 packs, Net Wt. 1.69 Fl Oz/48g $6.30/£3.70
On the pack, “Facial massage pack formulated with fruit and yoghurt to soften, nourish and replenish skin”
Active Ingredients; yoghurt, apple, raspberry, kiwi and apricot extracts
This is another one I haven’t tried yet, since the packaging is just so adorable I couldn’t bear to ruin it just yet! They come in four individual snap pots, each one containing a different ‘flavour’; strawberry, kiwi, apple and apricot. These are just basic facial masks. After cleansing you apply one pot of the product and leave on for ten minutes, then wash off with warm water. I think the snap pots are SUCH a great idea. I think I’m going to save these and snap one off for when I go on holiday, amazing space saver.
6. Baviphat ‘Peach All-in-one Peeling Gel’ 100g $10.53/£6.20
I think this is the best smelling product of the bunch. It smells so strongly of peaches (unsurprisingly), so good you want to eat it! It also has the best packaging!! So adorable! I keep this one out on display because it’s just too sweet. When you open the lid on this one you have the tiniest, cutest little spoon applicator which you use to scoop out the product and apply it to your face. Now this is not a peeling mask. When you rub it into your skin it starts to form small balls of product where it has begun to collect the dirt/grime and dead skin cells that are lying on your skin. It takes a little time to rub it all in, you have to be patient, but it’s so worth it. Afterwards your skin will feel so smooth, like it’s brand new! It’s essentially an exfoliator, but I think it’s less abrasive and more tasty 🙂
That’s the end of my beautynetkorea haul. Thank-you so much for stopping by and taking a read. Please do let me know if you liked this one, or if you have any comments at all!
I hope you pop by again soon for more.
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