5 Asian skincare products you need to know about
The Korean beauty revolution has caused one hell of a stir on the Mumsnet talk
boards. From more than 5000 posts we've extracted the key
products you'll want to spend your money on
To precis, this is what all the fuss is about
"Korea is having a bit of a moment because their cosmetics industry is really highly-developed. And that translates into novel, innovative, high-tech stuff at high street prices. Getting optimally hydrated without spots is not always easy, but Koreans definitely know how to do it."
"I've been using a Konjac sponge to cleanse for a week now. The difference to my skin tone is incredible. My lifelong nose blackheads are diminishing daily - I'm 47. I use it without cleanser in the mornings and with a bit of cleanser in the evening if I have been wearing makeup."
"I love Mizon All in One Snail Cream - it works really, really well for me - better than any other moisturiser I've tried."
"My teenage son loves the Mizon Snail Cream - since he has started using it his acne has really cleared up."
"The Laneige sleeping pack capsule is one of the more futuristic products I've tried: a soft, white, creamy core surrounded by a gelatinous clear capsule. You mix them together before applying. It feels like vanilla ice cream on your skin and makes your skin fabulous in the morning: smooth and soft, without any residue or stickiness."
"At the moment, my star product is the Laneige Sleeping Pack; love the way it seals in moisture, and it's a joy to find smooth skin in the morning."
"The pearl My Beauty Diary mask that I tried is luscious. It smells 'clean', a bit like baby powder, and the essence is quite gel-like. There was so much of it that it was running down my chin. The mask fitted well and was comfortable, and I was actually quite impressed when I took it off - my skin really did look plumped up!"
"It's not at all scratchy and is very light."
"It's so satisfying seeing little lumps of dead skin collecting on your face and I was squeaky clean when I washed it off."
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