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Finally, a new The K-Beauty Podcast episode! This week, I will try my hardest to help you guys with 5 SOS skin care scenarios that can be solved – or at least calmed down noticeably – with Korean beauty products, as well as some helpful DIY recipes.
“It’s May, it’s May, the lusty month of May!” And with it comes a whole host of potentially skin-aggravating problems: hayfever, too much sunlight, too much partying… Add to that the usual risk clusters such as that time of the month, or some of us getting a bit too overexcited with our exfoliation routine, and you already have discovered my motivation for today’s The K-Beauty Podcast episode: SOS Skin Care Solutions with K-Beauty.
I feel that Korean and Asian beauty is so uniquely suited for troubled skin – they seem to have a vast variety of products that target very specific problems such as hormonal breakouts, puffiness (gotta get that “V shaped” face of K-pop idols, after all!), dull complexions or overheating. The only other country with a similar view of skin as going through certain problem phases throughout its life that need fixing (compared to a rigid “dry, normal, oily” division) is French skin care!
K-beauty, to me, is especially good at offering practical and reliable products that can soothe, brighten and fix emergencies rapidly. So, in this podcast episode I will discuss how K-beauty products can help deal with skincare emergencies, focusing on 5 particularly skin-aggravating SOS skin scenarios…
Here is episode 11 of The K-Beauty Podcast:
SOS Skin Care Solutions with K-Beauty
SOS Skin Care Solutions with K-Beauty – Episode Notes
SOS Skin Care Scenario 1: Hayfever and Seasonal Allergies
- Heimish Bulgarian Rose Water Hydrogel Eye Patches – buy at Stylekorean*
- Secret Key Racoony Eye Patches – buy the pink eye & cheek patch version* or the green version with algae extract*
- Rotho Lycée Eye Drops – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- Homéoplasmine ointment – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- Laneige Lip Masks – buy at Yesstyle* (vanilla is my favourite!)
- Petitfee Lip Masks – buy the Sea Buckthorn Lip Mask,* buy the Camellia Seed Oil Lip Mask*
- Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner – read my English review, buy at Wishtrend* (don’t forget to use code “WISH0505” for an additional 5% off site-wide!)
- Etude House Soon Jung 10 Free Moist Emulsion – buy at Stylekorean* (currently on sale!)
- Etude House Soon Jung 5-Panthensoside Cica Balm – buy at Stylekorean*
- La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Serum – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluid (this one is my favourite! So lightweight and gentle!) – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Night – this doesn’t seem to be available in the US, sadly; Germans can buy this at Docmorris*
- La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream – I couldn’t find this at any North American store (yet, EU residents can buy this at Amazon DE*
SOS Skin Care Scenario 2: PMS and other hormonal emergencies
- Swanicoco Germanium 3D Beauty Roller – buy at Amazon.com*
- Secret Key Micro 3D Face Roller – buy at Yesstyle*
- Make On Magnetight 15 Facial Massager – I am not sure where to get this outside of South Korea, but you can read a fun review of this facial massager on Christina Hello’s blog!
- Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream – buy shade #1 and shade #2 at Amazon US*, shade #2 at Amazon DE*
- YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch Highlighter – buy at Amazon US*, Germans can buy this at Douglas*
- Clinique All About Eyes Cream – buy at Amazon US*, Germans can buy this at Douglas*
- Ärztin Klaren Acne Foam Cleanser – buy at kmall24 (currently out of stock though, sadly)
- Ärztin Klaren Lotion – buy at kmall24; read my blog article about Ärztin skincare
- Leegeehaam Hope 5 Alpha Cream – read my English review of this moisturiser; North American can buy this at Glow Recipe, Europeans can buy at Lovemycosmetic*
- Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack – buy at Amazon US*, Germans can buy this at Sephora Germany*
- Mediheal Tea Tree Care Solution Sheet Mask – buy at Yesstyle*
- Leegeehaam Tea Tree 90 Essence – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
SOS Skin Care Scenario 3: You Caught too much Sun
- Organic Aloe Vera Juice – you can buy good quality aloe vera juice at most health food stores, or at Amazon US* and Amazon DE*
- Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel – I mentioned this briefly in this German blog article, buy at Stylekorean*, buy at Lookfantastic DE*
- Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel – buy at Yesstyle*
- Tosowoong Pure Propolis Sheet Masks – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Amazon DE*
- Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Cream – buy at Yesstyle*
- Tony Moly Naturalth Goat Milk Moisture Toner – buy at Yesstyle*
- SANA Soy Milk Moisture Skin Lotion – buy at Yesstyle*
SOS Skin Care Scenario 4: The Hangover Routine
- Cosrx One Step Original Clear Pads – buy at Yesstyle*
- Neogen Wine Peeling Pads – read my German review, buy at Amazon.com,* buy at Amazon DE*
- Petitfee Azulene Ultra Soothing Pads – buy at Yesstyle*
- Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pads – buy at Yesstyle*, you can also get a 4 piece pack!
- Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask – currently cheapest at Stylekorean*
- Leegeehaam Grow Matcha Clay Pack Mask – buy at Amazon US*, Germans can buy this via Lovemycosmetic
- I’m Real Honey Mask – buy at Wishtrend* (use code “WISH0505” for an additional 5% off site-wide!)
- Blithe Soothing and Healing Green Tea Splash Mask – read my German review, buy at Yesstyle*
- Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask – buy at Wishtrend*
- Whamisa Organic Flowers Hydrogel Mask – buy at Stylekorean*
SOS Skin Care Scenario 5: Overexfoliation
- Heimish All Clean Balm – buy at Stylekorean*
- Physiogel Calming Relief Serum – Germans can buy this at Amazon DE*; I couldn’t find an online shop for North America, sorry!
- Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack – buy at Stylekorean*
- Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Mask – buy at Stylekorean*
The Weekly Craves, Faves and Misbehaves:
- Crave of the week: Neogen Dermalogy Real Cica Pads – buy at Amazon US*, buy at Testerkorea (low prices, but sadly also high shipping fees…)
- Fave of the week: By Wishtrend 5% Mandelic Acid Skin Prep Water – read my English review, buy at Wishtrend*
- Misbehave of the Week: EnatureSqueeze Green Watery Gel Cream – if you want you can buy this at Soko Glam
- Intro and outro music: “Puzzle Pieces” by Lee Rosevere
Thank you for your interest in this week’s episode of The K-Beauty Podcast: “SOS Skin Care Solutions with K-Beauty.” Don’t forget to subscribe on ITunes to always catch the latest podcast episode.
Let me know your SOS skin care tips and tricks in the comments!
Take care, guys!
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