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If you are new to K-beauty, a.k.a. Korean skincare, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of steps and products, terminology and even where to buy Korean skincare items. Luckily, with the explosion in popularity of Korean beauty products, many bloggers have taken it upon themselves to not only test, analyse and debate the topic, but also to educate us. Here are some blogs we recommend for you to browse: Fanserviced-B Tracy of Fanserviced-B describes her blog, “Fanserviced-b started in 2014 and offers no-B.S. K-beauty (and other!) product reviews, skincare routines and shopping resources. The blog is independent, meaning that...

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Longstanding trendsetters in the Korean beauty industry, Banila Co. is one of K-beauty's most well-known and esteemed brands that focuses on a skin-first philosophy. Banila Co. Clean It Zero “Cult favourite” is a phrase bandied about all too frequently in the beauty industry. However, when a company is known for a product, the phrase fits. So it is with Banila Co.’s Clean It Zero cleansing balm - so popular that one is bought every 3,1 seconds around the globe! These effective balm cleansers come in one for every skin type – in their own words: “3-in-1 Cleansing Balm Original is...

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Thin skin, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven tone are indicative of skin that is ageing. Because it is a forerunner in innovation, research and development, a Korean skincare regimen is ideal for ageing skins. Why Your Skin Ages Extrinsic ageing is a result of damage caused by the sun, exposure to pollution, tobacco use, etc. These factors thicken the cornified skin layer, cause freckles and sunspots, magnify the loss of collagen and elastin, and can even lead to precancerous lesions and malignant melanoma. Intrinsic ageing is part of the natural ageing process and not something we can control. Depending on...

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It may be tempting, if you have oily skin, to try to strip it of its natural oils by using harsh cleansers and toners while skipping the moisturiser. If that sounds familiar, step away from that unforgiving regimen! The fact is, contrarily, dehydration and severe products are often the cause of the overproduction of sebum. This overcompensation will exacerbate the underlying cause of your oily skin, be it hormones, stress, season or genetics. A Gentle Approach The best way to manage a skin prone to oiliness is to look for effective ingredients which are gentle enough to avoid over-drying your...

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Korean skincare for men, Korean skincare online -

The best Korean skincare brands are not limited only to women. Traditionally, men have kept their skincare routine simple, but now they should re-evaluate how they care for their largest organ. While the yearning for healthier, younger-looking skin is universal, skin types are not. No more dipping into your precious stocks – it is time for men to use skincare that is best suited to their skin types. Demystifying Skincare for Men There are significant differences between men and women’s skin: Men’s skin tends to be slightly thicker than women’s skin, They have naturally higher levels of collagen, Testosterone ups...

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