Korean Beauty Haul
My Korean Beauty Guru (aka best friend) recently gifted me some top-rated K-Beauty products guaranteeing to leave me with a dewy complexion and bouncy, touchable hair. From Sheep Steam Hair Masks to Lip Masks and the Miracle Cleansing Sticks in between, here is a review of my latest Korean Beauty haul!
As South Korean beauty imports, not all of these products include English descriptions– so I’ve gone ahead and copied them from the ‘net for your convenience. Am I missing any cult favorites? Let me know in the comments section below!
Hair Sheep Steam Pack by Mediheal
Help restore your hair and scalp’s healthy condition with Mediheal’s Hair Sheep Steam Pack. This easy-to-use, DIY pack is your at home hair spa! It nourishes, repairs and soften your hair while also freeing your scalp from harsh radicals! This pack contains a rich blend of Spanish polypant and Hydrolyzed Collagen that supplies moisture and nutrients to each and every hair strand resulting to soft and silky hair! Its specialized headpiece also brings up the right amount of heat to help boost absorption.
Besides being super adorable, the Hair Sheep Steam Pack was also one of the better hair masks I’ve ever used. It smelled lightly of baby powder but the aroma wasn’t offensive at all, and I was surprised that the hair pack was able to hold up all of my thick hair. This hair pack is meant for damaged hair from perms or coloring, but I think that anyone can benefit from it.
Silk Scarf Damage Protein Hair Mask Etude House
Is your hair suffering from severe dryness and split-ends? It must be the damage caused by excessive styling including heat and chemicals! Help your hair make its glorious comeback with Etude House Silk Scarf Damage Protein Hair Mask Pack. This hair pack is specially formulated with 10 kinds of premium proteins and 11 kinds of amino acinds that treat and nourish each and every hair strand. This gives the hair a much fuller volume and smoother texture without split ends.
So, I couldn’t find English instructions for this for the life of me. I put my hair in it dry and shortly realized it was meant to go in wet, then had to take it out for a re-do… but then there wasn’t enough of the solution left to really make a difference. It was cute, but I’m leaning towards the Sheep Steam Hair Mask above.
Miracle Rose Cleansing Sick by Su:m37
This unique cleansing product is specially formulated in a stick form to directly target dirt and impurities trapped in the skin. It is mainly composed of natural fruit extracts and fermented botanical herbs that offers deep cleansing without irritation. Aside from clarifying the pores, this cleansing stick also supplies nutrients into the skin to improve its texture and complexion. It is highly recommended for those who suffer from oily and sensitive skin as this also has a sebum-controlling formula and soothing effect.
Ah, my favorite product from the haul! The Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick contains rose petals, is great for traveling, and creates a super rich lather. Rose products often get a bad rep for smelling like an “old lady,” but I’ve been absolutely obsessed with them lately. This specific cleansing stick is fresh and rosey in the best ways, and is filled with plant oils so its extra moisturizing. TSA approved and even great to throw into your gym bag, without fear that it could ever spill.
SOS My Lip Patch by Berrisom
Hydrate and nourish your lips with Berrisom SOS! My Lip Patch! This nourishing patch is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and collagen that effectively help the lips to achieve its healthiest condition. Results can be easily seen even with just a single usage. This leaves the lips looking plumper, softer and smoother.
I was really skeptical at first- and actually during- but it made my lips so soft and even deposited a slight tint of color. If you follow me on Snapchat (@elle_kae), you’ll know how crazy I thought this looked. Think a jelly sheet mask, for your lips!
P.D.F. AC-Dressing Ampoule Mask by Mediheal
A medicated face mask specifically formulated to heal and soothe irritated, troubled skin. Pimples are usually caused by deep-seated dirt and excessive sebum clogging the pores and to be able to solve this, the skin would need a soothing and healing agent to help the skin recover from trouble. The mask’s essence is infused with Centella Asiatica, AC-solution, Triclosan, Salicylic Acid and Adenosine. These ingredients effectively work together to fully eliminate acne and help minimize redness.
Salicylic Acid is great for acne prevention, and its an active ingredient I don’t see too often in sheet masks. I don’t break out much, but my skin definitely felt soothed after using this.
E.G.T. Timex Ampoule Mask by Mediheal + Line Friends
Mediheal collaborates with your favorite characters from LINE! Mediheal features some of LINE’s famous characters for their bestselling face masks. The EGT Timetox Ampoule Mask is your ultimate anti-aging solution for it boosts your skin’s elasticity, firms and lifts it for a much youthful appearance. This ampoule mask features an exceptional blend of rich anti-aging ingredients including EGF (epidermal growth factor), peptides, astaxanthin and adenosine. These ingredients work seamlessly together to keep the skin firm, therefore minimizing wrinkles and fine lines. It also prevents future signs of aging to keep your skin looking radiant, feeling soft and youthful.
All of the Mediheal x Line Friends masks are sooo cute! They say that the best cure is prevention, so anti-aging masks are really handy even at a young age.
I.P.I. Lightmax Ampoule Mask by Mediheal + Line Friends
The IPI Lightmax Ampoule mask is a skin-toning and brightening face mask containing stabilized vitamins A & E, mulberry root extract and arbutin. This rich blend of premium whitening ingredients boosts your skin’s radiant glow for a much healthier appearance. This medicated mask specifically targets dark spots and acne scars to help your skin achieve a fairer and more even complexion.
I’m a fan of any mask that boasts a “radiant glow,” although its important to note that brightening masks also diminish the appearance of freckles.
N.M.F. Aquaring Ampoule Mask by Mediheal + Line Friends
The NMF Aquaring Ampoule mask has an advanced moisture regulating system which adjusts depending on the skin’s hydration needs. This mask suits both dry and oily skin for it balances moisture well in order to keep the skin fresh and healthy-looking. It also targets dead skin cells by gently softening and peeling them to free the pores from being clogged. It enhances the skin’s texture and hydration levels with its rich blend of Ceramide, Hyaluronic Acid and Adenosine.
This is probably the mask I would use the most frequently from the Mediheal x Line Friends collection, because you can never get enough moisture balancing products. This would also be great for travel and rehydrating skin from recycled plane cabin air.
Do you take part in a 10-step Korean beauty routine? What are some of your cult-favorite K-Beauty products?