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Holika Holika 3 second starter collagen review

Holika holika 3 sec starter collagen

This is a hmmm, euuuu, well, maybe, I really don’t know product. And by that I mean that I really don’t know what to say about it and its effect on my skin. I do like it though, which makes it even more difficult to write. But let me try.
If I think of this product as a “non-conventional collagen product” and try to think of it as a Korean collagen product, then I like it a lot. It is really moisturizing, and my skin likes it a lot. But if I think of it as a Collagen product in the way people here (Europe) normally think about Collagen I would say bogus, but I like it.

The masks of all masks. Skinfood black sugar mask review

Skinfood black sugar mask wash

This is one of Korea’s best-selling products and it is considered a holy grail too many, including me.

The exfoliating ingredient is Brazilian black sugar. Sugar is a really good exfoliator because it melts while you massage you skin. Other ingredient like nut shells is much harsher on the skin and can cause some irritation.

What is the Korean skincare routine

My Korean skincare routine

The skincare I learned when I was younger was, cleanse tone and moisturize, that’s it. Nothing more and nothing less. Sometimes I even skipped the toner part due to that I felt more dry (probably used toners with alcohol in. The reason for alcohol in toner was probably due to being afraid of acne and thinking that that would be the solution.. ohhh my how wrong I was.. When I grew older I started using toner without alcohol and an eye cream. The toner I sometimes skipped.  This is what I think is most common in the rest of the world (except Asia that is).

Toners, facial waters, fresheners this baby has a lot of different names and they are all good

Etude House Skin mal:gem deep moist

The second step after cleansing should be the use of a toner. Korean toners are packed with different substances that are beneficial for your skin. This is really not a step that should be skipped if you have any problems with your skin. After cleansing, the skin is quite sensitive and the toners bring nutrients back to the skin to protect it. Toners preps your skin for the next steps of your skincare routine. Many toners have the main purpose to hydrate the skin and this is of course important even if you have oily skin.

Were to buy Korean beauty products online

My Korean skincare routine

There are lots of places to buy Korean products or Asian beauty products. These are a few places I recommend. I’ve bought from most of them and my experience are positive. Usually when buying from Asian stores you get a lot of samples at the same time. The only place I bought from and didn’t receive samples from is the Roseroseshop.