Best Beauty Secrets of Korean Celebrities

Koreans are considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world. One of the most noticeable trait that adds to their beauty is their flawless skin and their slender built. Also, they do not seem to age which is most evident among Korean actresses and celebrities. Famous Korean actors and actresses manages to look like what they look a decade ago, which even makes people more intrigued and fascinated with their beauty.  So, what’s the secret? Here are some of their best beauty secrets of korean celebrities.

Intense Skin Care

Koreans take good care of their skin right from childhood. Men and women alike treat their skin as one of their most important investment in life. They treat skin care as a serious business. Clearing their face from make-up is just a phase in their beauty regimen. They make sure that their face and skin is properly cleaned, toned and moisturized. Keeping away from the harmful rays of the sun is also a must. Sleeping masks, primers and moisturizers that are tried and tested to the type of skin that they have, applied on a daily-basis is what keeps their skin glowing and looking young. Soon, i am going to review some korean skincare I have been regularly using day and night to achieve that korean glow. 

Wearing Falsies

Fake eyelashes are one of the things that Korean actresses can’t live without. This type of eyelash is usually those with natural finish, just enough to open-up your eyes while projecting that flawless no make-up look. This is also one of the reasons why most Korean celebrities have that endearing eye-popping look whenever they have their close-up in TV series as well as music videos. Tapping eye cream around the eye area is also a discipline that they practice to prevent dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles around their eyes.

Choosing the right shade of lipstick

Most Korean celebrities apply light pink or coral toned lipsticks to maintained that natural look. These softer shades with shiny finishes gives that girl-net-door vibe that we all love about Korean celebrities.

Eating right

The general rule in skin care is that you are what you eat. The Korean diet is mostly fruits, tea, seafood and loaded with vitamin C and beta carotene, nutrients that are very good to the skin. Fermented wine, another staple in the Korean diet is rich with minerals and amino aides that helps preserve and brighten their skin.

If you would want to achieve that flawless, young-looking Korean skin, having the discipline, dedication and consistency in taking care of your skin and body is a must. Eating healthy foods is also necessary.

Horse Oil : A review of Korean GUERISSON 9•COMPLEX HORSE OIL CREAM

I have been thinking of whether to share this skin care product which is causing a great rave and discussion within beauty bloggers and skin care users. I am adamant myself to believe that the use of horse oil in skin care products are just a natural thing. Whether you see this post good or not, you must understand that we all have our own opinions and my opinions may not be according to your liking but at the end of the day, it is still up to you whether you will buy them or not.

It’s around 1970’s when Toru Naoe founded the “Bayou” company.  He studied and observed the benefits of horse which actually paved the way  to extend the popularity around the western country. Around 2000 an application was made to the US Personal Care Products Council to recognize horse oil as part of  skincare ingredient.

Many essential oils have been a part of skin care products, widely used are argan oil, geranium, lavander, tea tree oil, almond oil, different oils has different purposes some it helps heal skin irritations and gives moisture and prevents aging but most of the oils i have known comes either from fruits, plants or flowers. But there are also products that comes from sheep’s wool. You might have heard about Beeswax in lip balms and even lipsticks has red dye carmine, which is full of crushed up beetle bodies and also the slime of snails which was proven to be effective in giving a smooth skin or have you heard about Pig collagen which is another strange beauty ingredient offered by  Holika Holika’s Pig Collagen Jelly Pack.

So, the big idea of using horse oil into your skin regimen seems a little bit odd thinking of how it was produced.  I’m not a vegetarian but there is still a certain what if’s in my mind.

For some country like Japan and Europe, horse meat has been a part of their delicacy, never tried it and just the thought of slaughtering horse makes my heart not at ease.

guerisson horse oil cream

Guerisson 9 complex Cream Features:

It has the ability to protects and keep moist by filling skin with pure ceramide and german horse oil from Jeju Island. Whitens your skin and helps remove skin wrinkles. Based from Claire’s Guerrison site, the Horse fat used is free from steroids, preservatives, or flavorings. This provides the most suitable care to sensitive skin, which helps in dry skin problem.

Ingredients: Purified water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, horse oil/fat,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), niacinamide, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol,Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia (apple mint) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract,  Melissa Officinalis (lemon balm) Leaf Extract,  Chamomile Leaf extract, Monarda Didyma (bergamot) Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, betaine, carbomer, polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,  phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, titanium dioxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinamate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, fragrance,tocopheryl acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Centella asiatica extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Ligularia Fishceria Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Human Oligopeptide-1/rh-Oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, Astaxanthin, Myristyl Alcohol, xanthan gum, adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 3 cosDNA.com analysis

Authenticity

Since, it’s been causing a great rave, this product is now being reproduced by fake companies. So, make sure to get only the original product since we could not determine the oil that comes from the fake one.  To verify the authenticity of your Gurerisson 9 Complex cream, make sure to check the bar code below the box.  It looks like this.  Some of the boxes differs but most of them provides the details of the website and the manufacturers name and can you see the hologram mark on the bottle itself, it should and must have a name of Claire’s and decorated with some flowers.  

Claire’s has already made a post how to spot a fake product, you need to look into the label, box,. packaging, label and seal and of course the smell of the product.  I have not find a fake one but the original product has a citrus smell, it’s very prominent so you will not missed it.   The box also comes with a small scoop.

Yes, the box and packaging of the product is quite beautiful. It looks expensive inside and out but comes again the thought that this one comes from horses and i feel a bit weird about it.

Another plus factor on this product is it comes with a see though plastic spatula which is very hygienic instead of using just your fingers.

Uses & After Effect: 

So, how can you include this on your six or ten skin care routine as the South Korean Skin Care regimen?

This product was promoted by well known Korean celebrity Lee Honey but we all know how good her skin was.

The cream has a pale yellow color and smells awfully nice.  I haven’t tried it in my face yet but since I have read that this is great for chicken skins and smooth skin but since it has a heavy feeling, it’s best used during night time also to help the skin absorbs the product.

It doesn’t feel greasy or oily and fast absorbing.  I am still debating whether I will use this on my face since I have been using out Laneige (another South Korean skin care) and testing how it will work on me.  For the meantime, i have been using it on my legs, hands,  feet and my stretch marks.

Yes, the picture below show it all. Look how it gives a hydrating and glossy look (this one is unfiltered and shot on daylight). It’s moisturizing formula  preserves the skin in its best condition for 72 hours.

 Yes, it gives a long lasting effect and smooth feeling. Some says that they have break outs when using this on their face so make sure to do a spot test before finally using this in your face.

I bought this for Php 600 pesos or less than $3 on an online seller but you can get this online at Althea ( online shop shipped directly from Korea), you can also get this at Beauteque.com or Amazon but make sure to buy on trusted online shops only.

Pros

hydrating and helps smooth skin

for all skin type (great for dry skin)

hygienic

a little goes along the way (affordable)

absorbs quickly

Cons

the idea of horses on your skin

may cause break out to others

the texture is heavy (not suitable for morning)

Would i repurchase? I’m still thinking about it but honestly, it gives a smooth feeling on my skin.

Would you use a horse oil in your skin care regimen? Let me know your thoughts, reactions and ideas on the comment box below.

Skin Care Obsession: Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin

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It is been a while i’m on a hunt of good products that can help minimize my face acne problems.  Yes, you must think it’s becoming a skin obsession but who doesn’t want to have a young looking and blemish free skin? Although it is not that terrible, i really hate seeing those dark marks and red spots and battling those imperfections is sometimes very annoying.

I have heard and read reviews about products used by many beauty bloggers and gurus but sometimes i have to think twice whether they really worked on their skin or their skin is just blessed with immaculate perfections and if it is indeed true prices of those products are just beyond the budget of moms like me.

So, when someone told me about this Innisfree Bija trouble skin blemish control toner, i know that i have to check it out and give it a try. natural from jeju

Innisfree Bija Trouble skin is composed of torreya seed oil and green complex and said to control blemishes for a clear looking skin. Since i purchase this directly from Korea, the back of the bottle is in korean so i could not read and understand what’s on there.

But i have checked out torreya seed and found out that Torreya which is an evergreen leaves may be found in Japan, some parts of Asia and it was called Bija in South Korea hence the name and can be found on the famous Jeju Island. It’s oil has many health benefits and one of them is to treat acne , inflamation and if eaten can help lower cholesterol levels.  Based on Innisfree World website, the Bija seeds are a rare ingredient that can only be used after they have survived 20 years in the wild.

The Bija Trouble Skin Toner also contains natural salicylic acid which is indeed good for exfoliation and blemish care for people who are suffering with acne and other blemishes.

Full Ingredients:

“WATER, ALCOHOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TORREYA NUCIF.ERA SEED OIL, SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT,ORCHID EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIF.ERA FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT,BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, GLYCERETH-26, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, UREA, BETAINE, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, OCTYLDODECETH-16, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, ABIES SIBIRICA OIL, JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS FRUIT OIL, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL, FRAGRANCE”

innisfree natural skin care product from jeju

Our face is delicate and we don’t want any harsh products on it.  I am happy that Innisfree comes from natural products and uses 100% natural oils and this Bija Trouble Skin line are free from parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, artificial fragrances and imidazolidinyl urea.

I have been using this for almost a month and although i still get acne and pimples from time to time, it’s no longer as reddish and big as before but I still have to check if it can really clear out my blemishes.

How to Use:

After using your cleansing gel, facial foam you can use this skin (toner) and follow with your lotion or cream and then spot essence if you really have irritating pimples.

Recommendation:

I will recommend this for someone who are looking for inexpensive natural skin care products who are experiencing acne problems and blemishes that you want to get rid away.

Where to buy?

Too bad, there’s no Innisfree in the Philippines but you can get it from reliable online stores and you can order directly from Korea through Ibuybeauti.

Innisfree White Tone Up Sleeping Pack Review #innisfreeworld

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I have often read from magazines and online websites that having a great skin starts from choosing the right products. 

When I first begin my search for a skin care product, I have to ask around and read interesting posts about real people talking about their skin care regime. I have tried american brand before but not the high end ones since I think they are just too costly for a mom like me. So, i have to look for something that will work fine with my skin yet worth for my money.

You must have heard about the buzz about whitening products. Some woman indeed wanted a whiter complexion so they have invest on products promising whitening effect. But for me, i don’t know whether I still have the chance to have that white glossy pore less skin effect since I was born with a natural asian tan but nevertheless I wanted to have a more clearer acne free skin.

innisfree white sleeping pack

I have learned that Korean ladies have more than 10 skin care regime and putting a sleeping pack is the last step on this regime. Ooh, you must say that I have skipped the first 9 but it’s not the case.  I haven’t done the ten steps yet but I am in between the middle and for almost three weeks of daily use of this product, I am definitely renewed.

This Innisfree White Tone Up Sleeping pack as specified in the package is formulated with fresh berry ingredients that helps refine skin texture and Vitamin B3 to brighten the skin, the gel type sleeping pack helps to present a brighter and milky complexion.

innisfree sleep pack whitening

Directions:

During your evening skin care routine, apply an ample amount and pat on your entire face and neck  leaving the eye and lip area. Gently massage for absorption and yes massaging your face is indeed very helpful in so many ways. Just leave on overnight and rinse in the morning.

Benefits as promised

It has whitening factors , Jeju green complex – jeju green tea, white lotus, sasanqua leaf, orchid is contained.

5 FREE

No paraben, synthetic scent, synthetic hue, animal ingredients, mineral dust

– 5 Natural Berry Extracts

Blueberry, Raspberry, Cloudberry, Gojiberry, Cranberry for natural whitening / brightening.

– Antioxidant Ingredients

Containing vitamin E for neutralizing free radicals in human body.

You can see the watery consistency of this product with small white like thing which i believe is the whitening ingredients. It has a distinct smell but not that bad so you don’t need to worry.  Just leave them on your face before going to sleep, you don’t need to rinse it off.

In the morning, you will feel the smoothness it gives in your face.  You only need a small amount so the tube will go along way perhaps 3 to 4 months depending on your usage. It’s a very lightweight product and gives soft skin every morning which I believe is what most woman would want.

You can get them at IbuyBeauti for $14.88 but she always offer discounts so I guess you can have a great deal of your money and yes they offer free shipping upon purchase of more than $50 on their site.

Disclaimer:  This is not a paid or product review. I bought this product on my own. This is not related to any social media or blog. 

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