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

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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." 



1. Konjac sponges, from £8.99

Konjac sponges

"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." 



2. Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream, £30

Mizon Snail Cream

"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."



3. Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack, £21.50 (for 16 capsules)

Laneige capsules

"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."



4. My Beauty Diary Pearl sheet masks, £17.09 (for ten masks) 

My Beauty Diary masks

"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!"



5. Mizon Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel, £15

Apple Smoothie Peeling Gel

"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."


Prices correct as of 17/3/16


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