Korean skincare has taken the world by storm, with its innovative and magical formulas. As a skincare enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for new products to test and try. In this article, we will delve into the world of Korean viral skincare and explore whether it’s worth the hype or just another passing fad.
Some by Mi: 30 Days Miracle Toner
The first product Mia and Jaz shout out is the Some by Mi: 30 Days Miracle Toner. Personally, I have a mixed opinion on toners. While I do appreciate their hydrating properties and the extra step they add to my skincare routine, I am skeptical about toners that only provide hydration or other basic functions that can be obtained from other products. However, the Some by Mi: 30 Days Miracle Toner stands out from the rest. It contains exfoliating ingredients and is specifically designed for oily skin. Having personally used it before, I can confidently say that it is an effective toner that I would smash.
Klairs: Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Moving on to the next product, we have the Klairs: Supple Preparation Facial Toner. Now, this is a product that has gained quite a reputation within the Korean skincare community. It is often recommended for its hydrating and calming properties. However, despite its popularity, I would have to pass on this one. It’s not because there’s anything wrong with the product itself, but rather because it didn’t have a significant impact on my skin. It simply didn’t live up to its hype, so I would have to pass on the Klairs: Supple Preparation Facial Toner.
Huxley: Secret of Sahara Oil Essence
Next up, we have the Huxley: Secret of Sahara Oil Essence. This is an interesting product that combines the benefits of facial oil and essence. It is enriched with cactus seed oil, which is known for its hydrating and nourishing properties. Now, personally, I have a love-hate relationship with facial oils. While they can provide intense hydration and give the skin a healthy glow, they can also be heavy and cause breakouts for some individuals. Considering this, I would cautiously smash the Huxley: Secret of Sahara Oil Essence. It is a unique product that can work wonders for certain skin types, but I would recommend patch testing first to ensure compatibility.
Etude House: Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack
Now, let’s talk about the Etude House: Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack. This product definitely stands out with its adorable packaging, resembling a cup of bubble tea. It comes in different flavors, each targeting specific skin concerns. However, despite its cute appearance, I would have to pass on this one. While I appreciate the novelty of the packaging and the fun factor it adds to my skincare routine, the actual performance of the product didn’t impress me. It felt more like a gimmick rather than an effective sleeping pack, so I would pass on the Etude House: Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack.
Innisfree: Green Tea Seed Serum
Last but not least, we have the Innisfree: Green Tea Seed Serum. This is a beloved product in the Korean skincare community, and for good reason. The serum is packed with antioxidants from green tea and provides intense hydration to the skin. It has a lightweight formula that absorbs quickly, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and nourished. Personally, this is a product that I would definitely smash. It has become a staple in my skincare routine, and I can attest to its effectiveness in improving the overall health and appearance of my skin.
Remember, skincare preferences can vary from person
Korean Viral Skin Care: Smash or Pass?
When it comes to Korean viral skin care products, there are definitely some winners that deserve a smash. Take, for example, the Kar Rex pimple patch. These intensive patches are a great solution for tackling stubborn pimples. With their effectiveness and simplicity, they are definitely worth a try.
Another product that deserves a smash is the L sleep mask. Despite its cult following, this sleeping mask fails to impress. Its lack of richness and moisturizing properties leaves the skin dehydrated and dry in the morning. This is particularly surprising for someone with oily skin like myself. The fact that it can cause such dryness overnight is not a desirable outcome, making it a pass for me.
On the other hand, the Peach and Lily glass skin refining serum is a definite smash. Despite its absurd name, this serum has proven to be highly effective in smoothing the skin. Its impressive ingredient list further enhances its appeal, making it a must-try for any Korean skin care enthusiast.
The Inis free pore clearing clay mask is a product that I almost forgot to mention. While I can’t provide a final on it, it certainly has the potential to be a hit. With its pore-clearing properties, this mask could be a valuable addition to any skincare routine. However, further testing is needed to determine its true effectiveness.
When it comes to Korean viral skin care products, it’s always a mixed bag. While some products prove to be winners, others may not live up to the hype. It’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. So, when exploring the world of Korean viral skin care, approach with an open mind and be ready to smash or pass accordingly.
Inisfree Products: Pass
I think I used that at one point I am not the biggest fan of Inisfree products. I want to enjoy them, but they typically load up their products with fragrance, and also so I’m not a big clay mask person and I believe I’ve used that one before and didn’t like it so pass.
Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask: Unsure
Wow, I’m surprised at how many products I’m passing. Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C sleep mask. I believe this formula has a bunch of essential oils because I’ve been interested in using this in the past. I’m looking at the ingredient list. Now it has so many good ingredients like peptides and retinol, but it also has a few essential oils as well. I don’t know if I’d smash it, but I’d be down to test it out and see what the experience is and how strong the fragrance is. What would be a good in-between smash or pass? Um, tap, yeah. Oh, that sounds gross. Just a little tap, a 5-minute sesh. O well, do a quickie, yeah. I do a quickie, yeah.
Mugwart Cream: Smash!
Mugwort cream, oh yes, smash! They have such high-quality formulas with really good ingredients and mugwort is amazing for reducing sensitivity and irritation and boosting the moisture barrier. Health belief, moisturizing, eyeball, um, no! Well, I can look at the ingredients again. Last I checked, I have not been able to find a Belif product that doesn’t have fragrance, and their eye cream, which I think is the same one as the eye balm, has fragrance in it. Whenever I see companies do that, I’m like why.
Korean Viral Skin Care: Smash or Pass?
Beauty of Jion Glow Serum: Absolutely!
Why, in an eye cream like you’re, not going to be smelling your under eye area, why do you need to add it? Yeah, pass? I know I’ve wanted to try that product before plus it’s expensive. Bela is like not a cheap brand, at least here in the US.
But the beauty of Jion Glow Serum? Oh wait! Yes, oh my gosh! Absolutely! Yes! I love all the beauty of Jion serums. They’re all great. I’ve tried that one too. Y’all have seen the popularity of the beauty of Jion sunscreens, but I was actually using the serums way back in the day, like back in 2020, 2019. They’re awesome, definitely smash.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops: Not Hell No
Now let’s talk about the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops. Absolutely not! Hell no! I, you know, think the concept is creative, but when I used it on my skin, I was like, “Oh my God, it looks like I dripped gasoline on my face.” It’s just shiny and reflective, and I love that. I know it has such a cult following, and I find the concept really interesting ’cause I think it’s a cool formula, but between the experience and the fragrance in it, I’m not a huge fan of that, which is a shame ’cause I love Glow Recipe. They have some really good formulas, but that is my least favorite formula from their line, for sure. So pass, oh pass! Yeah! Thank you!
Former Sun Project Light Sun Essence: Ooh, Okay!
Now let’s talk about Former Sun Project Light Sun Essence. Ooh, okay! So for the Thank You Farmer products, I really want to love them, but a lot of their products do have fragrance.
The Brand with Fragrance
If I remember correctly, I don’t believe I’ve tried this one. Oh okay, yeah a few reasons. First, it has a homo salate, which is uh. Usa, chemical sunscreen, which I don’t use, plus it has fragrance as well, and it also has octocrylene another USA, chemical sunscreen. So I don’t know I really like the concept of the brand and like the types of ingredients that they include in their formulas. But if they just came out with fragrance-free formulas, I feel like I would definitely love their products a lot more.
Dr. Jart Scar Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, SPF 30
Yes, okay! So for this one, I have such mixed feelings. It does have ingredients that I don’t love like essential oils, but does it work? Yes, it works super well, if you have really red irritated sensitive skin. I love seeing the transformations of people on TikTok, showing like the extreme redness in their face and how this can correct it. So well, and I love that it’s a sunscreen too. Oh God, it hurts to say pass, but I would have to say pass for two reasons: first, the essential oils; second, it’s not cheap. I think that product is like 50 bucks, yeah, 52. Ooh, that’s expensive, especially considering it’s a sunscreen and how much sunscreen you need to apply on your face to get proper protection. You’re going to run through that so fast. So yeah, I’m going to say pass next.
Goodall Green Tangerine Serum: A Closer Look
When it comes to Korean skincare, there is no shortage of viral products that promise amazing results. One such product is the Goodall Green Tangerine Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. Recommended by many, I was curious to see if it lived up to the hype. However, upon examining the ingredients, I couldn’t help but have some reservations.
The Issue with Citrus Extracts and Essential Oils
While many swear by this serum and its formula, I couldn’t ignore the inclusion of citrus extracts and essential oils. As someone who prefers simple and gentle ingredients in my skincare routine, these additions gave me pause. Citrus extracts can be irritating to certain skin types, and essential oils are known to cause sensitivity for some individuals.
An Uncertain Decision: To Smash or Pass?
Despite my reservations, I haven’t completely given up on trying the Goodall Green Tangerine Serum. It still intrigues me, especially considering the positive reviews it has received. Perhaps, one day, I will give it a try and see if it works well for me. The final is still up in the air.
Vanilla Co Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm: A Solid Choice
Moving on to another viral Korean skincare product, the Vanilla Co Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm, I can confidently say that this one is a solid choice. Although it’s not my absolute favorite cleansing balm, it gets the job done. However, one downside is that it can leave a slight film on the skin, which may not be ideal for everyone.
Neogen Dermology Real Ferment Micro Essence: A Prebiotic Care Essential
For those in need of some prebiotic care for their skin, the Neogen Dermology Real Ferment Micro Essence is an excellent option. While I personally don’t use essences regularly, this one stands out. It helps strengthen the moisture barrier and provides hydration for the skin. If you’re looking to focus on prebiotic care, I highly recommend giving this essence a try.
Suu Gentle Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover: A Reliable Choice
Last but not least, the Suu Gentle Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover is another Korean skincare product worth considering. As someone who wears makeup regularly, an effective makeup remover is a must-have. This cleansing oil does the job well and removes all traces of makeup, leaving the skin feeling clean and refreshed.
Korean viral skincare products have taken the beauty world by storm. While some may live up to the hype, others may fall short. It’s essential to carefully examine the ingredients and consider your own skincare needs before jumping on the bandwagon. Ultimately, what works for one person may not work for another. So, in the end, the decision of whether to smash or pass on these products is entirely up to you.
The Expensive Sasu
You know what should I look up the ingredients? I guess I’ll look up. The ingredients. Sasu is so expensive, at least here in the US. Oh okay, this isn’t, like a crazy price point its 40. They definitely have a lot more expensive products than that. The ingredients aren’t bad, but I don’t think it justifies the 40 price point like that’s definitely expensive.
Medic Cube Red Acne Body Wash
For a product that you’re inevitably going to be washing off your face, is it terrible? No, I guess quickie like I’d be down to try it out and see medic Cube red acne body wash ooh. I do like medic Cube ooh and I love the concept of like a body wash specifically for acne. This is a pretty good ingredient list. Yeah I’d say smash I’d definitely be down to try out this product. I mean I’m always on the look for any type of wash that can help with body acne, so smash.
Unique Calendula Complete Deep Cleansing Oil
A unique calendula, Complete, deep cleansing oil smash. I love that product its such a good cleansing oil. I believe the primary ingredient in that one is sunflower seed oil, which is such a high quality ingredient. It does a great job of removing sunscreen and makeup like definite definite smash.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Music Essence
Benton snail be high content, Music Essence, God you guys did a really good job. I have not used these products in so long, its like old vintage, popular ones. Yes, I didn’t necessarily notice amazing results within my own skin, but Benton has some Stellar products and it still has like good ingredients that can help to like deeply moisturize the skin.
Snail Muin Essence: Smash or Pass?
You know, similar to a snail muin Essence, but really boosted so smash.
Eud Sun Jung Two Times Barrier Intensive Cream: Smash or Pass?
Next is the Eud Sun Jung Two Times Barrier Intensive Cream. I have used that product before; it’s definitely very rich and very thick. If you have oily skin, probably not the vibe for daytime, but for nighttime, it’s a good solid moisturizing cream. Smash, Lan!
Cream Skin Toner and Moisturizer: Smash or Pass?
Cream skin toner and moisturizer. Oh, I don’t know why people like that product. I mean, I don’t love the name of it because of it. Kind of implies that it’s like a toner and moisturizer in one – and I say that because I’ve literally seen people say that they replace their moisturizer with this product when it is a toner. It’s just a little bit of like a thicker, milkier consistency, but won’t do what your moisturizer needs to do. I do like that it’s fragrance-free, but I’ll have to say pass for this one, just because milky rich toners. I’m just like, just buy a better moisturizer. I don’t know why you need a toner that is free.
Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36: Smash or Pass?
Daily UV defense sunscreen SPF 36. Yes, pass for that one. I have used that product before, but I think frck it was either the fragrance is strong, which is probably likely because inis free does love their fragrance, or it had an intense white cast, or both. You guys decide. Let me know what your experience was with this sunscreen because I remember not liking the experience, so I’ll say pass.
Mao Pure Cleansing Oil: A Potential Smash
The Mao Pure Cleansing Oil has caught my attention. Although I’m not familiar with the brand, the main ingredient is soybean oil, which is known for its beneficial properties. It also contains grape seed oil, squalane, and sunflower seed oil, which are great for the skin. However, the texture seems a bit thick, almost like chalk. Despite that, I’m inclined to give it a try. It looks quite intriguing.
Peach Slices Snail Rescue Blemish Bursting Toner: Is it Worth It?
Next on the list is the Peach Slices Snail Rescue Blemish Bursting Toner. Toners seem to be quite abundant on this list, which makes me wonder why. I generally like Peach Slices products, as they have proven to be great. However, I’m a bit skeptical about using a toner. Do we know what the active ingredients are? It seems that the main ingredient is 95% snail mucin concentrate. That sounds more like an essence than a toner. Personally, I prefer exfoliating toners with active ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. That being said, the Peach Slices Snail Rescue Blemish Bursting Toner might not be my cup of tea.
Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser: A Miss for Me
The Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser was one of the first cleansers I tried when I ventured into Korean skincare. Unfortunately, I have to give it a pass. It tends to leave my skin feeling stripped and dry, almost as if I need a pickaxe to remove the oil buildup from the day. Although some people may find it effective, it doesn’t suit my skin’s needs.
Korean skincare products have gained immense popularity worldwide, and understandably so. However, not every viral product may be suitable for everyone. It’s important to research and understand the ingredients and their effects on your skin before jumping on the bandwagon.
Korean Viral Skin Care: Smash or Pass?
Neogen Daylight Protection, Airy Sunscreen
In terms of Neogen Daylight Protection, Airy Sunscreen, my experience with it was less than ideal. It left my skin feeling stripped and dry, which is not something I look for in a sunscreen. Therefore, I would pass on this product.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch
Similar to any pimple patch in the market, Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch does the job effectively. As long as you’re not overspending on them, they are all great for targeting pimples. I would definitely recommend these patches.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask
While I can’t recall if I have personally used Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask, I am open to giving it a try. Despite the presence of essential oils, the tiger grass concentrate in this mask proves to be effective in reducing redness and sensitivity. Therefore, I would be willing to use it for a quick temporary solution.
Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
The formula of Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence is undeniably impressive and it has yielded positive results for me. However, the hefty price tag associated with this product makes it quite luxurious. Given the high cost, I would hesitate to repurchase it at full price, although I did invest in a smaller bottle before. Perhaps it could be considered a splurge item in one’s skincare routine.
Overall, the Korean viral skincare products mentioned here have their own pros and cons. It ultimately comes down to personal preference and budget when deciding whether to smash or pass on these products.
Korean Viral Skin Care: Smash or Pass?
Cosrx BHA blackhead Power Liquid
The cosrx BHA blackhead Power Liquid is certainly a name that catches attention in the skincare world. With high expectations, I was hoping for remarkable results from this product. However, I must say that after using it for a considerable amount of time, I didn’t notice any significant changes. It seems that cosrx has a hit-or-miss approach when it comes to their products, and unfortunately, this one fell into the latter category for me.
Aqua, Licorice, Peach Balancing Essence Mist
The combination of aqua, licorice extract, and peach in a skincare product does sound intriguing. However, the concept of a mist leaves me a bit perplexed. Toners have their purpose, but misting seems to whisk away a significant portion of the product into the air. If you’re using a mist, there’s a chance that you’re not effectively getting the product into your skin. I’ve even resorted to spraying the mist into my hand and patting it onto my skin, which defeats the whole purpose of having a mist. It feels like a waste of product, and I’m unsure if this particular mist would be any different. Perhaps if they had a serum instead, it would be more appealing.
Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream
Saturday Skin products often boast impressive ingredient lists, and the Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream is no exception. However, one common gripe I have with their products is the abundance of fragrance. I distinctly remember this product having fragrance at one point, but it appears that I stand corrected. While fragrance can enhance the sensory experience, it can also be a potential irritant for those with sensitive skin. It’s a shame because the water cream seems promising, but the strong fragrance presence gives me pause.
In the world of Korean viral skincare, there are certainly products that make a lasting impression, like cosrx’s legendary formulations. However, there are also products that fall short of expectations, such as the cosrx BHA blackhead Power Liquid. Additionally, the allure of a mist with intriguing ingredients like aqua, licorice, and peach may captivate some, but the potential wastage of product through misting raises doubts. Lastly, while Saturday Skin products showcase exciting ingredient lists, the heavy use of fragrance may deter those with sensitive skin.
With the vast array of skincare products available, it’s crucial to consider personal preferences, skin concerns, and formulations before jumping on viral trends. The Korean skincare world offers a mix of hits and misses, and individual experiences may vary. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual to determine whether these products are a smash or a pass for their skincare routine.
Korean Viral Skin Care: Smash or Pass?
Wrinkle Bounce Multi Bomb
I need to buy this immediately. Okay, yes, definitely smash. It has a ton of peptides in it, as well as a bunch of good moisturizing agents. Like really good ingredient list, so I definitely want to try this: how much is it 39, okay, its not not the cheapest but Id, be down to buy and try uh, so Ill say: smash, kahi, wrinkle, bounce multi bomb.
Antioxidant Packed Skincare
This looks cool. This is a really stacked ingredient list. I mean theres, so many like antioxidant ingredients, um licorice fruit extract Moringa seed oil turmeric. I will say I dont love that its in a balm. I would prefer that its in, like a moisturizer, I feel like if it was the same same ingredient list, but had a moisturizer consistency rather than a balm. I would be more inclined to use it cuz. I really only enjoy like sunscreen sticks because its just like when youre on the go its the easiest way to reapply, but this is pretty good formula. I would definitely be down to try this so Id say like smash based off the ingredient list alone and thats.
Impressive Product Range
All of them – oh thats, all them wow props, to you guys for getting a list of a lot of products that I dont know about. I will say that I am impressed as well with the range of Smashing and passing being done. I fully expected to go into this video like smashing everything, because I just love Korean skincare so much, but I think I definitely got the point across that I dont like toners and yeah theres, just so many good products out there to choose from dont.
The Abundance of Innovative Formulas
Korean skincare is renowned for its innovative formulas that promise radiant and flawless skin. From snail mucin to rice water, these unique ingredients have gained popularity for their ability to transform the skin. The Korean beauty industry is constantly pushing boundaries, bringing forward new ingredients and techniques that capture the attention of beauty enthusiasts worldwide.
The Quest for the Best
As a dedicated beauty lover, I embarked on a journey to find the absolute best Korean skincare formulas. After extensive testing and research, I have curated a list of the top products of 2023 that are definitely worth trying. From hydrating serums to exfoliating masks, these products have proved their effectiveness and left me in awe of Korean skincare’s capabilities.
Korean Skincare: A Personal Experience
I can’t help but rave about the transformative effects I experienced with Korean skincare. The consistent use of these products has improved the texture, tone, and overall health of my skin. The high concentration of active ingredients in Korean skincare ensures that you get the most out of each product, ultimately giving you that radiant K-beauty glow.
The Smash or Pass Dilemma
While Korean viral skincare has garnered immense popularity, it’s essential to approach it with a critical eye. Not all products may work for everyone, and what works for one person may not work for another. Each individual’s skin is unique and may react differently to various ingredients. Therefore, it is crucial to do thorough research and patch tests before incorporating any new products into your skincare routine.
The Power of Recommendation
One of the greatest things about the beauty community is the power of recommendation. If you have any Korean skincare recommendations, I would love to hear them. Comment down below and let’s create a space for sharing our favorites. It’s through these recommendations that we can discover hidden gems and explore new horizons in the world of Korean skincare.
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