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It’s time for another episode of The K-Beauty Podcast, and today is all about K-beauty ingredients! Rather than getting stuck on whether or not “snail slime” is yucky or sexy, we are delving deeper into the world of K-beauty and look at 5 typical K-beauty ingredients that I personally consider to be super exciting!
I had a lot of fun recording episode 5 of The K-Beauty Podcast! Talking about exciting, “sexy” K-beauty ingredients is always a surefire way to make me perk up and feel super happy discussing this in-depth.
Now, I am not a chemist or skincare researcher, so I always have to rely on other awesome blogger in the community to give me the infos I need concerning what these ingredients actually do. Thus, I have linked a few interesting articles from people who are way better suited when it comes to talking about the science behind ingredients than little old “I have a PhD…in a humanities subject…ho-hum” me! As per usual, I have also linked the products mentioned throughout this podcast.
I would also like to most humbly apologise for constantly mispronouncing the word “propolis” throughout this podcast episode, yikes! So, without further ado – I hope you will enjoy episode FIVE of The K-Beauty Podcast, titled (a tiny bit cheekily…): “Beyond Snail: 5 Sexy K-Beauty Skincare Ingredients”!
Here is episode FIVE of The K-Beauty Podcast:
Episode Notes: Beyond Snail – 5 Sexy K-Beauty Skincare Ingredients
- Michelle from Labmuffin rounds up some scientific facts about snail slime
- Tracy from Fanserviced-B responds to that article from a certain blogger, defending snail slime and K-beauty as a whole (I love Tracy, she rocks!)
- Cosrx Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence – buy at Amazon US,* buy at Wishtrend*
- Intro and outro music: “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere
Sexy K-Beauty Ingredients – No. 1: Propolis
- A short article on The Klog about the benefits of propolis
- Wikipedia entry on propolis with some pretty cool facts about the “bee glue”
- Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Ampoule – read my German review, buy at Amazon US,* buy at Amazon DE*
- Leegeehaam Vita Propolis Cream – buy at Amazon US*, I think this is being repackaged at the moment, so I couldn’t find any other shops that sells it at the moment!
- Tosowoong Propolis Sparkle Ampoule – buy at Yesstyle*
- Tosowoong Pure Propolis Masks, buy a single mask* or a 10 pack of masks at Yesstyle
- CNP Laboratory Propolis Energy Ampoule – buy at Stylekorean*, at Amazon US* (better price for you US peeps!)
Sexy K-Beauty Ingredients – No. 2: Beta Glucan
- Interesting article on Beta Glucan as an anti ageing allrounder
- iUNIK Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum – buy at Yesstyle*
- iUNIK Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
- Graymelin Pure 100% Beta Glucan Serum – buy at kmall24
Sexy K-Beauty Ingredients – No. 3: Fermented Ingredients
- Michelle from Labmuffin critically evaluates the efficacy of fermented ingredients
- Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner – read my German review, buy at Stylekorean*, buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- Whamisa Organic Hydrogel Facial Masks – buy at Stylekorean*, buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- Secret Key Rose First Treatment Essence – buy at Yesstyle* (it’s so good, you guys!)
- Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Moist – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- Benton Fermentation Essence – buy at Yesstyle*
- Benton Fermentation Eye Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
Sexy K-Beauty Ingredients – No. 4: Red Ginseng
- Article on the benefits of red ginseng – mind you, it is from “Korea Ginseng Corp”, so I suspect a slight, um, bias
- Missha Cho Gong Jin gift set – buy at Yesstyle* (it’s not cheap, but you get all the classics from the line)
- Missha Cho Gong Jin Essence, my favourite product from the line – buy at Stylekorean*
- US viewers/listeners beware: you should avoid buying Missha products directly from the Missha US online store, since there have been issues with security breaches and credit card theft – read the excellent summary on this from Fanserviced-B
- Germans can buy some of the Missha Cho Gong Jin Line from Parfümerie Pieper* or from the Missha Germany shop
- Bombee Ginseng Red Honey Oil Masks – buy at Yesstyle* (currently you can only get a 10 pack though, sorry!)
- Sulwhasoo products are currently 10% off with coupon code “sulwhasoo10” at Beautytap*
- Illi makes some great sheet masks with Ginseng extract – try the Illi Camellia Oil Nourishing Mask, available at Yesstyle*, or how about the Illi Real Cotton Pumpkin Mask?* Sounds awesome in my book!
- The History of Whoo products are also available at Beautytap* – pricey, but gorgeous packaging!
- Roserose sells some The History of Whoo Samples
- I’m from Ginseng Mask* and Ginseng Serum* – both links lead to the Wishtrend shop
Sexy K-Beauty Ingredients – No. 5: Goat and Donkey Milk
- Article on the benefits of donkey milk for the skin (it is hard to find a non-biased article on this, sadly, but this one seems alright)
- Try the Freeset Donkey Milk Sheet Masks – they are on special at Roserose at the moment, only 8k Won for a 10 pack – I forgot to mention them on the podcast, many people with dry skin swear by these!
- The Saem Royal Natural Donkey Milk Moist Drop Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
- Elizavecca Silky Creamy Donkey Steam Moisture Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
- Hope Girl Ultra Moist Donkey Milk Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
- I cannot find an article on goat’s milk that doesn’t also try to sell you handmade soap, but this one at least lists the benefits quite nicely
- Xaivita Goat Milk Wrinkle Toner – buy at Roserose
- Xaivita Goat Milk Wrinkle Emulsion – buy at Roserose
- Xaivita Goat Milk Wrinkle Essence – buy at Amazon US*
- TonyMoly Naturalth skincare line with goat’s milk – buy at Yesstyle*
The weekly craves, faves and misbehaves
- Crave of the week: I.HOLLIDA skincare with fermented red ginseng! Sadly, it seems impossible to find a reputable website who sells these products – maybe the company went bust? Ah, such a shame!
- Fave of the Week: Dewins Snail Mask Pack sheet masks – I cannot find a seller of these that ships internationally, but here is the Thai website for those of you who can read Thai
- Misbehave of the week: Leegeehaam Tea Tree Pure Cleansing Water – if, for some reason, you wish to purchase this, you can find it at Glowrecipe
- You should much rather buy the amazing Leegeehaam Tea Tree Essence though! – read my German review of the LJH Tea Tree products, buy the Essence at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
So those are all the links and notes for episode five of The K-Beauty Podcast: “Beyond Snail: 5 Sexy K-Beauty Ingredients.” Make sure to subscribe on ITunes to never miss an episode! As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts regarding this episode: which K-beauty skincare ingredients would you rate as sexiest/most intriguing?
Take care, guys!
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