J.Estina Crystalline Cleansing Balm

the claim The J.Estina Crystalline Cleansing Balm is said to be a melting balm type cleanser that contains tourmaline to cleanly remove heavy makeup leaving moisturized crystal skin.     the science Represented at the highest concentration in the balm is Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, an oily liquid that functions as an emollient to defend against dryness. It also enhances the spreadability

Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun

the claim The Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun SPF 50+ PA++++⁣⁣ claims to be an all EWG Green Level (1-2) chemical sunscreen that leaves no white cast, does not irritate and is gentle around the eyes to deliver a refreshing and soft product without greasiness. Sun protection is enhanced with soothing centella extract and anti-aging tocopherol.     the

JKosmmune Serum

the claim The JKosmmune Serum claims to be a lightweight, high-performance serum, fortified with powerful β-glucan that boosts skin immunity and visibly corrects tone for glowing and healthy skin.     the science In a short formula comprising only 7 ingredients, the hero is of course β-Glucan which is basically a polysaccharide sugar derived from various mushrooms, plants, algaes, yeast

B-Liv HA Temptation

the claim B-Liv HA Temptation claims to recharge the skin and build a reservoir for tomorrow with this luxurious moisture-locking potion. It instantly infuses with essential hydration to quench skin’s thirst and reverse the visible signs of aging; consequently, improving skin’s density creating a soft and supple veil.     the science The hero of the formula is of course

Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Hydrogel Eye Patch

the claim The Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Hydrogel Eye Patch claims to hydrate, brighten and nourish the sensitive skin around the eyes with snail secretion, bee venom and seaweed extracts.     the science There are three highlighted heroes of this product: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Bee Venom and Seaweed. Saccharomyces/Snail Secretion Filtrate Ferment Filtrate is an ingredient obtained by filtering

Essence, Serum and Ampoule

how are they different? As well as being nourishing, brightening and hydrating, the Korean skincare routine is complex! There are so many steps, several of which exhibit lots of similarities. Take essence, serum and ampoule for instance. They all technically do the same thing but at different potencies, textures and positions within the skincare routine.   what is an essence?

Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack

the claim The Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack is a soothing gel mask infused with ingredients extracted from Black Tea, Berry, Aloe, and Centella Asiatica, delivering a 5 minute cooling treatment. It nourishes dry, fatigued skin while boosting its moisture level for the perfect water/oil balance. It also helps improves skin elasticity and minimises the appearance of pores.    

JKosmmune Enzyme Cleansing Powder

the claim The JKosmmune Enzyme Cleansing Powder claims to be a gentle, foaming facial cleanser uniquely formulated with 99.9% pure beta glucan and papaya-derived enzyme.     the science Corn Starch displays similar absorbency properties to talc so is useful for collecting excess oil from the skin and preventing residual shine. It also provides a silky, dry after feel when

B-Liv Immerse Me Mask

the claim B-Liv Immerse Me Mask claims to provide a lavish boost of long lasting hydration that replenishes the skin.     the science Humectants, Glycerin, Sodium PCA and Butylene Glycol feature prominently in the mask to enhance hydration, the latter also assisting to increase the penetration of other ingredients. Next, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate forms a film on the skin to