beauty + health + lifestyle

3.05.2014

Korean Skincare Product Review

I wanted to review a few samples that came in my Memebox #2 that I have been really loving lately.

To begin, I should start by updating you on my current skin type as my skin changes with the various seasons.  A few years back I went through a rough patch with my skin....it was horrible actually!! My skin was breaking out, red, and very irritated.  It was so embarrassing not only because my face was full of acne, but I am a licensed Esthetician and it was like I didn't know how to take care of my own skin!

However, like most things in life, that time has passed and my skin has recovered minus a few scars.  My skin is mainly combination to oily, slightly sensitive and reactive, but right now with the winter season, I have a few dry areas, mainly around my eyes and mouth.

The first sample is this rich cream from Holika Holika
This cream claims to moisturize and protect, providing 72 hours of hydration.  This contains ceramides which are natural lipids to help skin retain moisture. Ceramides help to lock in moisture and keep the skin plump and supple. Some of the main ingredients are Shea Butter, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera.


As you can see, this cream is extremely dense! It smells amazing too :) This is marketed for sensitive skin because of it's mild ingredients, is also cruelty free, and doesn't contains parabens! Although I cannot use this everyday because it is way too rich, I do like using this as a hydrating night cream every other night to really boost my moisture level.  It feels very soothing and calming to the skin without being sticky or oily feeling, if that makes sense!! This would be an excellent option for someone who has dehydrated or dry skin. I am not sure if I would purchase a full size but I do think it a very nice, good quality cream!



The last product is the Tea Tree 90 Essence from LJH.
This tea tree oil serum is extremely light weight and mild enough for sensitive skin. The main ingredient is tea tree extract which targets acne, but it also contains sea buchthorn and mushroom extract which is excellent for healing damaged tissue and promotes healing.  This also slightly hydrates the skin.

This product is also free of parabens, mineral oils, artificial fragrance and animal ingredients.
I have really been enjoying this serum because it seems to keep my acne at bay and my pores clear.  I use about 4-5 drops on my clean skin after applying my toner.  I haven't noticed much difference in the overall tone or texture of my skin, but I do see a difference in my pores and the amount of breakouts.  My skin is definitely breaking out less and when I do get a pimple, it seems to heal quicker without leaving a mark or scar. 

Before getting this essence in my Memebox, I had never heard Lee Jiham Cosmetics!!  I am not sure if this is a popular brand or not in Korea but I do like this essence and would consider purchasing a full size!


What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of these products? 
What do you use to hydrate your skin? What do you use for breakouts??


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