Korean Beauty In UK – Superdrug Finds

Hello guys ^^ ~!

Today I’m posting the first ever post in my new series “Korean Beauty in the UK! 😀

Korean beauty is getting more and more popular in Europe, I’ve seen it everywhere in the drugstores in Poland (my holidays ^^ ) and I decided to search for it in UK too!

Normally I buy my things either from yesstyle.com or one store I will be writing about in the future ^^

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I shop in Superdrug quite often, it’s literally next to my workplace lol

However, if you want me to be perfectly honest, I’ve never seen any Kbeauty stuff there! Maybe it’s because my local Superdrug is not that big but still…

Just a few days ago I came up with the idea of creating this mini-series of Kbeauty finds in the UK and started browsing different websites and thinking about the other places I go to!

Brands and products

On Superdrug’s website, we can find a few Korean brands, not too many though. Half of them are actually Korean-inspired but made in Europe or America. Same with the variety, there’re mostly sheet masks available and there’s no further info on the website if they’re going to increase the brand and product range.

JiinJu

A brand I’ve honestly never heard about it. Checking all the packagings only showed me that this is the British brand with the head office in London. This brand doesn’t seem to have a website so I can’t give you any more info about it.

Prices range from 2,99GBP for sheet masks to 12GBP for a gift set.

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Jiinju Egg White Sheet Mask

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JiinJu Green Tea Pod Mask

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Jiinju Sheet Masks and Head Band Gift Set

 

Soo’Ae

A brand made in New York. On their website (which is also their online store) you can find quite a lot of products that are not available in Superdrug at the moment. Their cosmetics are not tested on animals and they have great reviews too! ^^

On Superdrug’s website prices range from 2,99GBP to 3,99GBP and all they offer are face masks.

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Soo’Ae Acai Berry Sleeping Mask

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Soo’Ae Supreme Gold Hydrogel Mask

 

SNP

SNP is a Korean brand mostly known for their sheet masks and eye patches. On Superdrug’s website there’s sadly only a small variety of their sheet masks :c

Prices range from 2,99GBP to 4,99GBP for a mask.

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SNP Fresh Vitamin C 2-Step Hydrating Mask

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SNP Green Tension Firming Lifting Mask

 

Dewytree

Another good Korean brand that sells sheet masks (I am totally sheet mask obsessed, lol :”D )! Again, not a big range is being sold on Superdrug’s.

Prices range from 4,99GBP to 5,99GBP.

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Dewytree Charcoal & Ash Clay Deep Detox Black Sheet Mask

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Dewytree 3-Step Sheet Mask for Dull Skin

 

Scinic

This is definitely one of my fav Korean brands! It’s really affordable and their cleansing oil is absolutely FAB! On Superdrug’s website, we’ve got some sheet masks and just a couple of other products but I guess that should be enough for everyone to discover the brand.

Prices range from 5,99GBP to 12,99GBP.

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Scinic Dual Moisture Wrapping Mask

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Scinic All Day Fine Pore Mint Paste

 

I hope you guys enjoyed this first post!

In the future posts, I will be showing you more places to buy Kbeauty from so don’t forget to subscribe for updates! ^^

 

Love,
Miru

 

My Current Morning Skincare Routine

Heya!

You’ve probably noticed already that I’m a huuuugeee fan of Kbeauty! Which also means I love Korean skincare routine ^^ !

In this little post, I’m going to share with you my current morning skincare routine’s products!

Enjoy ^_^ !

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My skin is by no means perfect, it’s the complete opposite of perfect, to be honest. It’s combo/oily, I used to have a really bad hormonal acne so I’m left with a lot of scars (you know, this holes in your skin..) and a bit of redness. My pores are also incredibly easy to get clogged, I’m still fighting with the blackheads and whiteheads. Did I also mention that I’m in my late 20s?

Okay, you get the point.

I change my skincare routine from time to time and I also like changing the products I use. Mostly because some of them either don’t work for me, or they just turn out to be too heavy for my skin and congest my pores. Well, these are the main reason for which I wasn’t sure about writing this kind of post…

These products I’ve been using for a while now and I’m quite happy with them. I will probably change them (I will make sure to update you about it, no worries ;D ), but for now, I’m quite pleased with them ^^

1. Primark’s micellar cleansing water

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You can actually use any micellar water. Before I was using the one from Garnier. I don’t wash my face in the morning, I prefer to remove all the dirt and sebum with micellar water. I’m just using a cotton pad, soak it with a bit of the product and now I’m ready for the next step ^^

2. Toner

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I really like this toner from SKIN79 in the morning, I’ve already got my second bottle! This is a very mild and refreshing toner, it’s also 500ml so it’s gonna last you for a while! For all the dry-skinned folks they also make a pink – moisturising – version ^^

3. Essence

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I think that Innisfree is one of my fav skincare brands. This light essence is refreshing and yet hydrating at the same time. I haven’t noticed any difference in terms of my pores tho lol so I think I will be changing this one in the future.

4. Gel cream

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I love this product! I know it’s not Korean but oh my god, I’m so looking for a dupe to it! I’ve got a version for combo skin, it’s watery and light but after you use it makes your skin feel so fresh and full of hydration! It’s really a great feeling! I don’t know if you’ve noticed btw, but in the morning I like my skin to feel fresh and hydrated! And I guess this type of products you will see in general when it comes to my day time skincare!

5. SPF

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Yes, it’s not a mistake – it’s a product for kids. However, it doesn’t have any funky colour to it so why not use it? It’s a really great SPF,  a little goes a long way, it doesn’t have any scent to it and it’s safe to use both on your face and body!

Okay, guys!

I hope I didn’t bore you to death lol! Maybe you’ve found something new and interesting in this post? ^^

Don’t forget to comment, share and obviously subscribe! 😀

Love you all!

Miru

10 steps Korean skincare explained!

Hiya!

You have most probably heard about the magical Korean 10 steps skincare routine, right?

You’ve seen it on the internet, in some magazines, adverts, in your local shop for sure. So what EXACTLY these 10 steps are? Do Korean ladies REALLY use 10 items everyday in their skincare routine? How long does it take them?

No worries!

I will explain ^-^

In my skincare routine for example I’ve got around 15 products! WOAH, sounds like a lot, I know!

BUT!

it doesn’t mean I use everything every single day! Some products I use only for the morning time, some of them at night time, some of them only ONCE A WEEK! but if you add everything you use in a week – it’s gonna be like 10 lol.

this is my routine (just fyi! my skin is combo/oily and I’m also in my late 20s so I’m adding some anti-aging stuff too~! )

MORNING:

1. I start with a micellar water, I don’t wash my face in the morning (if you find it gross or something then I’m sorry… not), it just doesn’t work for me at all!

2. toner – to refresh and hydrate my skin, I’m using a mild toner for oily skin.

3. essence – essence is going to boost up all the good ingredients in the next steps! for the morning I prefer using a very light-weight, maybe even watery essence for oily skin. it keeps my skin hydrated, but not oily!

4. (gel) cream/(gel) moisturiser/emulsion – like I said, I’m more oily than anything else really! this is another thing in my routine that will make my skin stay hydrated! it’s extremely important!

5. spf – I know, I know… you think that it’s actually needless or like, come on, you want a tan, maybe you think that since you don’t live in an extremely hot climate (or you’re not somewhere on the beach) you don’t need it or maybe your moisturiser has got some so why bother? YOU WERE SOOOOO WRONG! UV rays are extremely DANGEROUS! they don’t only cause the burn, they make your skin age faster, dehydrate your skin and also cause the damage in your DNA (I’m not joking, you can check it anywhere!). not to mention they’re really bad for acne and also make your skin produce more oil. I don’t need to add anything about the skin cancer I guess?

For me, the spf must be 50 or 50+! I don’t leave home without it, I don’t want to have millions of wrinkles in a couple of years, you know~ but to be clear, the MINIMUM should be spf30+ !

EVENING:

1. oil cleanser – melts aaaaaall the makeup away! and I use quite a lot of makeup 😀 it feels so sastisfying removing it lol

2. gel/foam cleanser – removes all the leftovers of the oil cleanser, any other impurities and excess oil.

3. toner – this time I’m using something a bit stronger, preferrably with some acids (I’ve got one with AHA now, but for oily skin it’s a bummer to be honest…). Again, it’s to rebalance the ph levels of your skin, refresh and hydrate it.

4. eye cream – my under eyes are quite dark and also I started developing some crow feet around my eyes too (damn smiling lol). the skin around your eyes is the thinniest and the most delicate! you need to make sure you keep these areas hydrated! Be gentle!

5. essence – in the evening I prefer using more hydrating and nourishing essence. the night is the time when our skin rests and regenerates. atm, I’m using a very light moisturising essence with collagen.

6. serum – we use certain serums for certain skin problems, there are thousends of them available on the market! for now I’m using pore minimising one (but this one is a bummer too in my case lololol) but you could use hydrating, nourishing, anti-aging, anti-acne, brightening etc.!

7. (gel) cream/emulsion for night – I’ve got a really nice anti-aging gel cream for the night time! it’s not sticky, doesn’t feel heavy and doesn’t leave my skin oily either! stick to the consistency that is the best for your skin type!

UFFF, that was a lot!

but it’s not over yet :DD !

ONCE/TWICE A WEEK:

1. sheet mask! -it’s definitely my fav step hahaha :”D ! you can choose from like a gazillion different designs, brands and purposes! I love them! they sooo help you feel relaxed and also can completely reset your face lol. So go get one NOW! 😀

2. eye mask – these would be usually tear-shaped gel’ish like little plasters you put under your eyes, they also have different purposes, anti-wrinkle, whitening, moisturising etc. Personally I love the combo of eye mask + sheet mask on one go 😀

3. exfoliator – there are different types of peeling, you’ve got physical ones (scrubs) and chemical ones (which I think are my fav ones!). it all depends on your skin needs! peeling is a MUST! it removes all the dead skin cells, I’d recommend using it once a week.

4. sleep mask – sleep masks are usually denser, thicker and richer night creams. you don’t use them daily, they might completely clog your pores! I use them twice a week usually and got two types atm: hydrating one and detoxifying one. try for yourself ^^

Okay, I think I’ve covered all the basics here 😀 I didn’t put the names of the products I use on purpose ;D ’cause will need that for the future posts ahahah ^^ you can obviously change your routine and add or remove some of the products I’ve mentioned, however to me, they’re my essentials and I’m being serious!

hope you did like this one ^^

I will see you next time!

Happy reading,

Miru