Remember when I said I would do a Korea make-up haul post? Shopping for makeup in Korea was an incredible experience, especially for skincare. I have three rules when I am shopping for skincare: organic ingredients, affordable, and of course, effective. The Korean makeup industry is much more advanced, cheaper, and regulated than the US. Therefore, South Korea was a haven for a picky shopper like me!
Here are a couple of products I came back satisfied with. All the products are either from Skinfood or Innisfree, brands known to only use natural ingredients. None of these products contain harmful parabens!
Moisture Firming Skin and Lotion 36,000 won (18000 won each)
The Koreans have developed a 5-step skin regimen, essence, serum, skin, lotion, eye cream. I opted out for barest necessities, skin and lotion. The Innisfree had a nifty device that measured the moisture level of your skin. My skin was just below the ideal moisture level, so they suggested products that focused on hydrating my skin. After using it for a week, the moisture and firming lotion by Innisfree does pretty much what it says. The skin feels hydrating and the lotion makes my skin velvety smooth. The price was great too for the generous size especially considering how expensive organic products are in the US.
I’ll admit, collecting hotel shampoos and conditioners has become a sort of a hobby of mine. I just love their compact size for traveling! (Although, irony of irony, when I go to a new place, I usually don’t use my looted hotel toiletries, I use the new ones in the new hotel).
This winter, I’m not going to hide away and hibernate, I’m planning on doing some hefty traveling and what better set to carry with me than Hugo Naturals Winter Retreat Pack?
Available in Vanilla & Sweet Orange and French Lavender, each pack sells for $14.99 and includes:
· 1 Shampoo
· 1 Conditioner
· 1 Shower Gel
· 1 All Over Lotion
· 1 Essential Mist
· 1 Lip Balm
Compact, efficient and well-scented– this is traveling done right!
We’re giving a total of TWO (2) lucky winners one Hugo Naturals winter retreat pack each for this week’s TGIFree Friday! Check out how you can win yourself one below.
HOW TO ENTER:
You may enter as many times as you wish! Contest ends Wednesday, October 19, 11:59 PST. You must have a mailing address to win.
I’m heading out to the Caribbean in a few weeks and, other than the much-needed break, I’m looking forward to the humidity. Not that my hair needs the unruliness that comes with damp atmospheric conditions, but my skin thrives on the extra boost of moisture. Sure, I look like a sweaty, oily mess, but my skin positively glows in moist, humid air.
It’s a lifelong quest — capturing that glow that comes with the sweltering, dripping heat of a more humid clime here in the arid environment I call home (L.A.). I’m hoping that Nivea‘s newest technology — Hydra IQ – will be the answer.
I’m pretty indecisive. Whether it be picking a place to eat for dinner or choosing what color socks to wear, I like having plenty of options. That’s why I always hated it when I only had one type of lotion to wear. Why would I want to be stuck with the same scent on me all year round?
This Carousel Hand and Body Lotion set came to my resque. It comes with a variety of 6, 2oz tubes presented with six of our Bubalina signature girls. Scents included: Chocolat’, Dolcetto, Tropical Lime, Wild Pomegranate, Cranberry Brown Sugar and Tahitian Vanilla. Perfect for someone who wants a variety to take on the go!
Because skin can start to age as early as 25 and become more delicate and sensitive, caring for it is necessary to prolong the vitality of your skin. One of the main problems that occur is skin dryness. This is where Sebamed’s Anti-Dry Day Defence Cream comes in. The soothing and smoothing properties of phytosterols & avocado oil (with skin-related lipids, Vitamins A and E) combined with Vitamin E protect and care for the skin. This cream glides over your skin where it is completely absorbed, leaving no sticky traces.
The pH value of 5.5 supports the skin’s own natural acid barrier against dehydration and irritants. Dermatological tests have proven that Sebamed Anti-dry Day Cream used in combination with the Night Cream can restore the essential moisture balance of dry skin.
You got to love the skin you’re in, and you only get one, so take care of it!