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With the ubiquity of the internet we now have access to a whole range of products and services from the farthest corners of the world. However, since the introduction of the BB cream a few years ago, few items these days are as popular as Korean beauty products. But with all the different choices - it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Don’t worry though - we rounded together five amazing products that are totally worth trying.
TONLYMOLY, established in Seoul in 2006, has become one of the world’s leading beauty brands, and their Egg Pore Blackhead Steamer is one of their best to date. Infused with sea salt and charcoal powder to open clogged pores, the Blackhead Steam Balm is a self-heating product that targets and removes all that gunk from your skin- like blackheads, dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. It uses egg yolk to moisturize, and leaves skin feeling silky smooth and completely refreshed. Another bonus to TONYMOLY products is their adorable packaging -- this product comes in an egg!
This product is like an Instagram filter that you wear on your face all day long. A lightweight cream that protects skin with SPF33, as soon as you apply it, you’ll notice that your skin tone is more even, reducing redness with the punch of a green stick, while it reduces the appearance of large pores. It’s a great product to wear under your BB cream, as it also gives your skin a dewy, brightened look, but it’s also great on its own. Treat it like a primer, and you’ll see the glow from beneath your makeup for all-day radiance.
This interesting, niche product lives somewhere between cleanser and exfoliator, almost inventing its own place in your beauty regimen. It is a powder-to-liquid formula that melts into the skin, allowing it to hydrate and brighten from within. This essence is infused with rose stem cell extracts and vitamin C, and should be used between your cleanser and your moisturizer. Appropriate for daily use, you won’t ever want to get rid of the pretty rose gold bottle, either.
Instead of slicing cucumbers for your eyes, check out the cooling gels, made with all-natural algae and hyaluronic acid. These babies will banish those dark circles and saddle bags from beneath even the most exhausted eyes, and they won’t slide off, the way cucumber slices will. Boasting soothing herbal and botanical extracts, regular use will help brighten and balance the delicate skin around the eyes, making you look younger and more awake than you’ve felt in years.
The next time you run out of Biore strips, give these a try instead. Made with detoxifying charcoal and exfoliating apple, lemon, and lime extracts, these cleansing strips smell citrusy fresh. These nose strips bubble to get down deep into pores and make blackheads, and whiteheads, a thing of the past.